Academic Advising

Why Should You Talk to an Academic Advisor?

PCC advisors are here to help you maximize your college experience, whether you're a new student, returning student, or are currently enrolled.

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 can help with

Before your appointment

Academic Advising Centers

Visit any of these locations for general academic advising. You need to see another advisor if you are an international student or are already enrolled in a Career/Technical program, so check with your program first.

Fully online students

If you're a fully online student, you can also contact a Distance Education Advisor.

Cascade

Location:
1st Floor Student Services Building, 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217
Phone:
971-722-5271
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm
Friday: 8:30am-4pm. (No full-time advisor available on Wednesdays from 9am-11am.)
Drop-in:
Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm. Arrive at least 30 minutes before closing. During registration period (week 7 through the start of term), plan for longer waits (30 minutes to 2+ hours.) We recommend calling ahead for estimated wait time.
Appointment:
Appointments available beginning week 2 through the end of the term. Call at least two weeks in advance of when you wish to be seen. Appointments are required for: New Student Placement Holds, Financial Aid Time-Frame Extensions and Appeals, Academic Standing issues, (Academic Probation Learning Contracts, Mid-term reports, Suspension re-entry Learning Contracts), Veterans Hold, and long-range academic planning.

Hillsboro

Location:
775 SE Baseline Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone:
971-722-6800
Hours:
By appointment only.

Newberg

Location:
135 Werth Blvd., Newberg, OR 97132
Phone:
971-722-8604
Hours:
Advising by appointment and drop-in available. Please call 971-722-8602 to schedule.

Rock Creek

Location:
Bldg. 9, Room 108, 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229
Phone:
971-722-7297
Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm (no advising available 8am-10am Fridays for staff meetings)

Rock Creek Advising will be closed during the following times for staff meetings and training:
March 1, 1-3pm
March 21, 9-11am
April 16, 1-3pm
April 24, 8am-6pm

Drop-in:
Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 10am-3:30pm. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing. Drop-in advising sessions will only last ten minutes.

No appointments are available during peak advising times: the first week of term, and weeks 7, 8, and 9 of term. Please anticipate long wait times during peak advising times. Please arrive at least two hours before closing during peak advising times.

Appointment:
Appointments are available beginning week 2 through week 6 of the term. Call at least two weeks in advance of when you wish to be seen. Appointments are required for Financial Aid Time-Frame Extensions and Appeals.

Southeast

Location:
SCOMM 116 (check in at Information Services), 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR 97216
Phone:
971-722-6240
Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm (no full-time advisor available after 5pm), Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm.
Tuesday April 17, 2018 advising will be OPEN from 10:15AM to 5:30 PM.
Friday April 20, 2018 advising will be OPEN from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.
Tuesday April 24, 2018 advising will be CLOSED all day.
Drop-in:
Arrive at least one hour before closing. No appointments will be available during peak advising times: the week prior to the start of term, the first week of term, and weeks 7, 8, and 9 of term. During registration period (week 7 through the start of term), plan for longer waits (30 minutes to 2+ hours).
Appointment:
Appointments are reserved for appeals and contracts only. Appointments available beginning week 2 through week 7 of the term. Call at least two weeks in advance of when you wish to be seen. Appointments are required for: Financial Aid Time-Frame Extensions and Appeals, and Academic Standing issues (Academic Probation Learning Contracts, Academic Suspension re-entry Learning Contracts).

Sylvania

Location:
CC 209, 12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
Phone:
971-722-4531
Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 6pm, Friday: 9am to 4pm.
  • Drop-in availability:
    • We generally have one staff member available for drop-in from 9am-4pm for quick questions and short-term planning.
    • Wait times can vary greatly, but are generally 30 mins or less.
    • Call ahead of time to ensure there will be staff available.
  • All staff are on drop-in during peak registration periods:
    • The week registration begins and the week after registration begins.
    • The week prior to the term starting and the week of the term starting.
    • Prepare for long wait times, 30 minutes through 2 hours.
    • Please come 1.5 hours prior to closing or you may not be seen.
  • Appointment availability:
    • Week 2 to Week 7 of the term
    • Week 10 until the week before a new term starts.
    • Call to schedule an appointment.