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Academic Advising

Get the most out of advising and registration - view these videos
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Registration, Advising, and Navigate

It’s essential that students understand how to access Navigate within their myPikesPeak Portal. Learn how!

Watch the Video to Find Out How to Access Navigate

Students should meet with their academic advisor regularly - especially when selecting and registering for classes. Your advisor can help make sure you graduate on time with the credits you need for your degree.

Watch the Video and Learn to Schedule an Appointment

Registering for classes is easy with Navigate. This step-by-step guide walks you through the entire process.

Learn How to Register Online

You can drop courses in Navigate. Here are instructions. Make sure you always discuss dropping or withdrawing from courses with your advisor.

Learn How to Drop a Course Online in Navigate

Make sure you know how to find - and understand - your class schedule after registering. Once you are registered in Navigate, use the below video to locate and view your schedule. 

We recommend checking it once after registering, and again a couple days before classes (in case a last-minute room change occurs).

Viewing and Interpreting Your Class Schedule (video)

Our classes generally fit into five categories. View this short video overview of your class format options. More information on class formats is available below.

Learn About the Your Course Format Options

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Admissions & Records

Applying to Pikes Peak State is free and there are no essays or tests required. There is no application deadline, so you can apply anytime!

Watch this short video to learn more about the process.​

Once received, it takes typically takes 2-3 weeks for the initial transcript evaluation to be completed. Actual evaluation time may vary depending on your specific academic situation and seasonal office periods (end of a term, graduation).

Learn about submitting transfer credit.

You can view in-progress and final PPSC grades online. This video shows you how.

Watch this 1 minute video to learn how.

Degree & Career Planning

Start exploring your degree, certificate, or transfer program options early to ensure you graduate and/or transfer on time. 

We recommend you start this process during your first semester at the college

See your academic advisor for more information.

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Students have access to on-demand, online, and in-person career resources. Learn how to explore career options, improve your resume, and search for jobs.

Learn About Career Services

Your audit will display the courses you’ve taken or are registered for and will show you any degree and or certificate requirements that are being met by the courses you’ve taken - or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress. 

It lists requirements needed to complete your degree and/or certificate based on courses taken or currently in progress. 

Learn How to Run a Degree Audit - to see your degree progress and remaining classes!

For more info, visit the DegreeCheck page

The “What If” function allows you to hypothetically change your degree and or certificate.

The “What If” audit will show you what coursework is required for the new degree and or certificate, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.

Learn How to Use the What-If Evaluation in DegreeCheck!

For more info, visit the DegreeCheck page

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)  is a valuable way to get credit toward your degree based off your life-experience.

Find out where to start.

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Class Success Tips

Learn about the course syllabus. You'll get one for each of your classes and they contain contains ESSENTIAL class information students need to be successful in a course such as instructor policies, expectations for students and instructors, instructor contact information, assignments, due dates and deadlines, and grading policies.​

Learn how to save time & find answers in a class syllabus

There are many reasons to meet with your professor - including gathering valuable career advice, getting clarification about an assignment, or simply getting to know your professor better.

Learn more about meeting with your instructor 

The tutors in the Learning Commons want you to succeed. Hear from our students and tutors on how tutoring services can improve your Pikes Peak experience. Make an appointment online or drop by today!

Learn more about tutoring

We strongly recommend you double-check that you have the technology required to take online classes. It’s essential that your computer and technology is compatible with online learning. 

Learn About the Technology You'll Need for Online Learning

It can be easy to fall behind in your classes if you don't have a plan - a strategy - to stay on top of things.

View this video for tips and techniques on managing your schedule and time.

Students should make sure they know how to take proper notes in college - and how to create a digital file organization strategy. This is an essential skill for students taking traditional - and online - courses. 

Learn the basics of digital organization

Whether you communicate in person, over the phone, or in writing - communicating effectively is a must - in both college and the workplace.

Communication is nothing but a skill - and one that you can master if you keep practicing.

Learn how to master college communication

If your assignments aren’t saved in at least two places - they aren’t saved. Watch this video to learn how to best backup assignments. Be prepared.

Learn how to safely backup your data

Taking notes is an essential college success skill. But note-taking for mathematics is different and can be challenging to students unfamiliar with how to effectively take math notes.

Get tips on taking math notes

Being well prepared prior to taking a test is one of the best things that you can do. Several strategies are provided in this video to help you better prepare before the test.

Discover Helpful Test Taking Tips

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Other Helpful Videos

It is important that you check your PPSC student email regularly - at least once a day. It is the official communication method for the college. You will sign in to your student email account using your full student email address. You can find your student email address on the myPikesPeak Portal dashboard. This step-by-step video guide will show you how to access your student email account within your myPikesPeak Portal.

Watch and Learn How to Access Your Email

D2L - your “virtual classroom” for PPSC courses - can be accessed via your myPikesPeak Portal. Learn how!

Watch This Video - Accessing D2L for Your Online Classes

Finished orientation but want to review the contents? This video will show you how.

How to Access Orientation After Completion

Single Stop can connect students with all kinds of resources, including healthcare, healthy food, transportation, and childcare. The FREE Single Stop Online Screener tool allows you to check benefit eligibility for yourself - as well anyone else in your household.

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