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Advising FAQ

Advisors are available on a drop-in basis or by appointment. During the fall and spring semesters, the Advisement Center is open: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm for drop-ins (first-come, first-serve basis), 12pm-5pm for appointments, Friday 10am-4:30pm for appointments. During the summer the Advisement Center is open: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm for drop-ins (first-come, first-serve basis), 12pm-6pm for appointments, Friday Closed.  If you have further questions about advisement, you can call (602) 285-7777 or chat online with an advisor (when available) by visiting this page:  https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/chat.  

The role of academic advisement is to define and shape academic plans to meet your educational goals. Academic advisors will assist students in goal setting, devising academic development plans and selection of classes. The academic advisor is also prepared to inform you on academic options as well as provide direction in various career choices. There are academic advisors on staff with certain specialties to assist the student in specified academic programs such as nursing or business career options.

An educational goal needs a plan to complete and achieve that goal. The academic advisors assist in creating a plan according to your needs and educational goals to keep you on track for graduation. You should schedule one or two visits with an academic advisor every semester to maintain your educational plan.

The most important aspect is to come with questions about your academic and career goals or any area relating to enhancing your college experience. Please be prepared for your advisement visit with your college transcripts, test scores and checksheets assist the academic advisor in devising your academic plan.

If you are planning to transfer to a state university (University of Arizona, Arizona State University or Northern Arizona University), you can refer to the Course Equivalency Guide.  If you wish to transfer to an out of state 4-year college/university, it is recommended that you consult an advisor of the college/university you plan on attending. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please call the advisement center at (602) 285-7777

It is required to have 12 or more credits to be designated as a full time student.

Evaluation of Official Transcripts

1.Apply to Phoenix College, my.maricopa.edu or in-person.

2.Contact all colleges/universities to request an OFFICIAL transcript to be mailed to:

Phoenix College - Admissions
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

3. Approximately 7-10 business days, call 602-285-7777 or text "pc call me" to 480-405-1619 for a callback for the Phoenix College Admissions Office to:

a. verify the transcripts have arrived.

b.  All college transcripts received are evaluated upon receipt within three business days, and an automated mail is sent to the student when evaluated.    

c.  All high school transcripts are recorded in the system for prerequisite checking and testing.

d. A hand-carried transcript cannot be accepted as official and will be considered unofficial without approval from Admissions.  

e.  Unofficial transcripts can be used for meeting prerequisites and for testing purposes.