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Online Learning Advising Center

Advisors in Online Learning are here to support students who intend to complete online classes for their entire program. We are here to assist any new student, returning student, or currently enrolled student wanting to take exclusively online classes to reach their academic goals.

Our mission is to support students’ intellectual growth, empower students to clarify and attain their diverse academic, personal and professional goals, foster student retention, and promote student success. We are committed to engaging students using a wide variety of technologies and methods.

Online vs. Remote class types

Due to campus closures, most on-campus classes continue to be taught remotely. Check out the Class Types page in the schedule to learn more about the difference between online and remote classes.

We can help with

  • Planning your first term
  • Interpretation of test scores and transcripts from other colleges
  • Short and long term academic planning
  • Reviewing your GRAD Plan audit and planner
  • First term advising for Career Technical Education programs
  • Preparing for graduation
  • Academic probation and suspension
  • Exploring transfer requirements and procedures
  • Referrals to other college and community resources
  • Questions and concerns regarding PCC policies

We’ll refer for

Assigned Advising

How to see who your assigned advisor is:

  1. Log into MyPCC
  2. Look on the left side under PCC Sites
  3. Click on “EAB Navigate”
  4. Click on “Resources”
  5. Click on “People”

How to schedule an appointment with your advisor:

  1. Log into MyPCC
  2. Look on the left side under PCC Sites
  3. Click on “EAB Navigate”
  4. Click on “Appointments”
  5. Follow prompts

Advising options for students without an assigned advisor

If you were not enrolled in credit classes in Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021, you do not yet have an assigned advisor. If you are planning to be a fully online student, use the links below for advising assistance.

  • Express Advising phone line – 971-722-9656 (10am-2pm, Monday – Thursday)
    • Express advising is unavailable from 10-11 a.m. the first Monday of each month.
    • Express advising will also be unavailable the following dates/times:
      • Monday, September 6 (college closed for Labor Day)
      • 10:00-11:00 am – Tuesday, September 7
      • 12:00-2:00 pm – Thursday, September 9
      • Monday, September 20
      • Tuesday, September 21
      • 12:00-2:00 pm – Wednesday, September 23
  • Online Learning advising emaildladvise@pcc.edu (please use your PCC email account)
  • Request advisor-assisted reading/writing placement (if you do not have previous college credits)
  • Request a prerequisite override for a class (if you have college credit from another institution) *requires unofficial transcript(s)

Advising appointments are available for online students without an assigned advisor who need assistance with one of the following: new student placement holds, financial aid time frame extensions and appeals, academic standing issues (academic probation learning contracts, suspension re-entry learning contracts), and veterans holds. Phone appointments are available Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and are scheduled through the Student Help Desk at 971-722-9656.