Ask an Academic Advisor

Schedule an Appointment

New Students to attend the Thunderbird Orientation and Registration  session before making an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Make sure you are NOT in a program that requires specific department advising.

Southern & Dobson

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Schedule an appointment with any Academic Advisor

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Schedule an appointment with a specific Advisor (by name)

Red Mountain

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Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor at RED MOUNTAIN.

For assistance in making appointments please view our Cranium Appointment User Guide.

Walk-in Student Advising

Southern & Dobson Campus

Students may walk-in at the times indicated below for Walk-In Advising at the Enrollment Center.

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 12:00pm
(Walk-ins)

1:00pm – 5:15pm
(Appointments)

Friday

10:00am – 5:00pm
(Appointments)

Saturday and Sunday Closed
Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday

May - July
7:00am – 12:00pm
(Walk-ins)

1:00pm – 5:15pm
(Appointments)

August
7 am – 6 pm
(Walk-ins only)

Friday

May – July
Closed

August
8 am – 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Note: During the months of August and January the week before school begins and the week school begins the Advisement office is open one additional hour Monday – Thursday and is available until 7 pm.

Chat with an Advisor Online

Chat is available for quick, 5-10 minute advising questions. The Advisor may recommend you set up an appointment if your questions can't be quickly answered via chat. Live chats may be recorded and logged. . Chat is available: M-TH 8am-1pm & 2pm-5pm and Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

Chat Now

When you see a green light below, an advisor is available. To live chat on your computer, follow these directions below to get started:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox for your browser
  • Have your webcam ready (optional)
  • Have your microphone or a headset with a mic ready
  • When you see a green light below, just click on Chat With Me

Video chat with Academic Advising Chat on Cranium Cafe

When logging into Cranium Cafe please log in via Canvas with your MEID and Password at the bottom of the page.

Email an Academic Advisor

If an advisor is unavailable for chat (indicated by a red or yellow light above) then you have the option to send an email to the advising team. During the summer months turn around time can be about 3 business days. 

Program Advising

Nursing, Fire Science/EMT, Dental Hygiene, Education Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Music are advised via their respective departments. For all other programs of study, see options below.

New Student Advising

All students new to college (with no prior or university credits) or new to the Maricopa County Community College District - will be required to meet with an Academic Advisor in order to register for classes for most programs of study. You can fulfill this requirement by attending a New Student Advising session at the Southern and Dobson campus, or meeting with an advisor individually at the Red Mountain campus. Visit the New Student Advising page for more information.