Fairburn

The advising center is open

Monday – Thursday   8:30AM – 5:30 PM
Friday  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month we are open late (until 8:30 PM).

We also have scheduled hours for one Saturday a month. (Please see the placement testing schedule)

Advising Center Staff

Cynthia Craig-Wolter Last Names U-Z, VA, and Dual Enrollment
  cwolter@gmc.cc.ga.us  678 379-1404Call: 678 379-1404

Lisa Koller Last Names K - T
lkoller@gmc.cc.ga.us  678 833-5126Call: 678 833-5127

Kimberly Rose Last Names A - J
krrose@gmc.cc.ga.us   678 833-5132Call: 678 833-5132

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The purpose of academic advisement is to facilitate the selection of courses that will be appropriate to individual student needs and goals. The advisement sessions provide an opportunity for the student to get professional assistance in the evaluation, selection, and accomplishment of the educational program that meets the educational, professional, and personal goals of the student.
Each quarter there will be an opportunity for the student to meet with the academic advisor for registration for the next college term. Advising allows the student to pre-plan their academic schedule and to develop the best schedule of courses. Advisement is a cooperative effort that requires the guidance of the advisor and the acceptance of the student to achieve a schedule for completion of the education program best suited to the student's goals.

ACADEMIC ADVISING CHECKLIST

  • PREPARE FOR YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION

Check the portal Financial Aid section to clarify your aid status
Pay any fines, take care of any financial holds
Define your career goals and select a course of study
Have a clear understanding of your scheduling limitations (work, travel and childcare etc.)

  • GATHER RELEVANT DECISION MAKING INFORMATION

Obtain and read the Class Schedule, and GMC Catalog
Research potential transfer institution requirements
Consult your degree plan & bring it to Advising session

  • COME EARLY- DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE

Be aware of registration dates and deadlines
You do not need to wait until you finish this term to register for next term
Registering late means you may have to compromise your schedule and/or degree plan

  • ASK QUESTIONS

Don’t be afraid to ask questions- write them down and bring them with you to advising session
Advisors want to help you succeed. Let us know how we can assist you.

  • POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Be prepared for the challenges and rewards of college
Expect to rise to the occasion of every challenge
Be actively responsible for your academic career

  • ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Talk to your professors if you are having difficulty with a class
Utilize the available tutoring centers on campus
If your success in a class is uncertain see advisors to discuss situation so they can make suggestions and inform you of your options and potential repercussions