Summer and Fall 2015 Registration! How to prepare for your next semester at CPCC with Disability Services

Written by Laurie Jachym, Disability Counselor

Are you planning to take classes in the summer or fall 2015 semester? Are you also planning to use accommodations in your next semester of classes? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, here are some tips from Disability Services to help you prepare to register and receive accommodations:

  • Get advised! Working with an advisor to choose your courses is very important. We suggest meeting with your advisor as soon as possible once you have decided to take classes at CPCC. The closer it gets to registration opening the more difficult it can be to get an appointment with an advisor! Click here to find your advisor at CPCC.
  • Returning students: Contact your Disability Counselor. Your Disability Counselor can “advise on the advising” to help you fine tune your schedule based on your individual needs. Some things to consider are how many classes to take in a semester, time of day to take classes, and scheduling break time in between classes.
  • Register for classes. Use CPCC’s Schedule Builder to pick your classes.
  • Request your accommodation forms from your Disability Counselor.Contact your Disability Counselor to inform him/her that you are registered for classes and need your accommodation forms.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Get started today to ensure you get the classes you want for summer and fall 2015! Don’t forget, we are here to help! Please contact Disability Services if you have questions.

If you want to learn more about the process of requesting accommodations at CPCC, click here and learn how to take the first step towards registering with Disability Services for academic accommodations.

Ready to enroll for spring 2015? Tips for our students to prepare for the spring semester.

Written by Laurie Jachym, Disability Counselor

As the fall semester is coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about NEXT semester! Spring 2015! There are many factors to consider when you are choosing classes….online vs. on campus, time of day, number of credits, location of classes, what classes to take…..It takes some preparation but there is help and support for you as you are registering! Here are some tips to help you register for your classes:

1. Find out when you can register! Check your student email account for your registration date. Here is the link to important registration information. Register as soon as you can because classes fill up FAST!

2. Meet with an advisor.

  • If you are a current student and have not picked a program of study yet, meet with an Academic Advisor at any of the CPCC campuses. Click here for their website.
  • If you are a current student and have declared a program of study you need to meet with your faculty advisor. Check your MyCollege account if you are not sure who is your faculty advisor. Click here for contact information for faculty advisors.

3. After you are advised, meet with your Disability Counselor to review your recommended courses. The Disability Counselor can help you fine tune your schedule by taking into account your academic strengths and weaknesses, accessibility issues, and your disability.

4. REGISTER!

  • If you need help registering for the first time First Year Experience can help you! On Central Campus, they are located in Central High room 110 and the number is 704-330-6100 
  • All students can visit the campus Student Success Center for registration help.

5. Once you have registered for classes, contact your Disability Counselor to arrange for your spring accommodation forms to be completed and picked up. Contact the office to schedule an appointment with your Disability Counselor.

6. If you have not been assigned to a Disability Counselor yet and you wish to receive academic accommodations at CPCC, follow our guidelines and procedures handout to get more information on submitting your documentation to our office.

Please let us know how we can help during registraton! Please visit our website, call, or visit our office for more information about our services!