Your academic advisor depends largely on your area of study. If you are undecided, the counseling office can help.

You and Your Faculty Advisor

Students have an assigned faculty advisor to assist in the development of meaningful educational plans while at NJC. Students are required to meet with an advisor the first day of the semester.

Transfer information for Colorado Colleges

Looking for information on transferring? Our Transfer section has links to the college offices and contacts at various institutions. Visit the Transfer Info section here.

If you have questions about the Advising process at NJC, contact:
Ronda Bowey
Director of Concurrent Enrollment and Student Success
970.521.6620

When to see your advisor

  • If you have a question about your class schedule
  • To select courses for the upcoming semester
  • To add or drop courses
  • To discuss academic progress
  • To declare a major or make a change in your major
  • Discuss placement score results
  • If you are having difficulty in class and need to find resources
  • To discuss transfer options
  • To see if you are on trak for graduation
  • If you need clarification of a Northeastern policy or procedure

Why you have an advisor

  • Your advisor is there to assist you in finding resources to identify your career goals
  • To help determine course placement
  • To assist you in planning course schedules
  • To help you meet your graduation requirements
  • To help you with problems concerning classes/teachers

How to see an advisor

  • Any division Administrative Assistant can tell you the name of your assigned advisor
  • Become familiar with your advisor's office hours/schedule
  • Whenever possible, call to make an appointment rather than dropping in without one. You must initiate the contact.
  • Have questions in mind when you go to their office - know what you want to ask
  • When going to your advisor keep an open mind, because they are there to help you
  • Talk to your advisor. They will help you and will try to make things easier for you!

What courses should I take?

  • Contact your advisor or department chair of your specified major
  • See prerequisites for your placement scores 

What programs does Northeastern offer?

  • See Degree Options for transfer, two-year degrees, and certificate programs.

Transfer Information

Where can I go if I am struggling in a class or if I need help with Accuplacer?

What if I have a quick question about advising?

What does my academic standing mean?

  • Good- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) > 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.
  • Academic Alert- This status warns the student and advisor that the previous semester’s academic progress has not been sufficient to meet graduation requirements. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00. Cumulative coursework is below 9 credit hours.
  • Probation (Initial) - Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.
  • Probation (Continuing)- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) > 2.00
  • Suspension (Initial) - Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next term (fall or spring; they are allowed to register for summer classes) following the suspension term. Student may register for the subsequent term after meeting with an academic advisor of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature my appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).
  • Suspension (Second) - Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next two terms (fall or spring) following the suspension term. Student may register for the term following the two-term break in enrollment after meeting with an academic advisor of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal there suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from suspension will be on Probation (continuing).
  • Suspension (Third)- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student is suspended from the college and may not register for two (2) calendar years. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

How do I know what my academic standing is?