Academic Advising

Academic Advising & Student Success Center  |  303.556.2481  |  Confluence Building, Room 123 and Cherry Creek, Room 141.

CCD’s academic advisors are an important component of your success team.

The relationship that you have with your assigned academic advisor is important. This is to ensure that you choose the right major or program for your educational and career goals and to reach the goal of graduation and/or transfer.  New/transfer students are assigned an advisor based on your declared program or major within two weeks after each semester begins.

Advising Pathways

All degrees and certificate programs are clustered into seven advising pathways, each with their own advising experts. The Advising Pathways are as follows:

Go to to learn more about the advising pathways, success programs, degrees and certificates.

The Academic Advising and Student Success Center also serves several special populations through our student success programs.  These include:

  • First Year Experience
  • Urban Male Initiative
  • Women Intentional about Success and Excellence
  • DSF Scholars

Declaring or Changing Your Program of Study

You should indicate your program of study when completing the application for admission. You declare a program of study when first enrolling and should verify the program online via CCDConnect each semester. New students should consult this catalog or an academic advisor to determine available programs of study.

You may request to change your program of study with the Office of Registration and Records and/or may need to see your academic advisor for select programs and approvals. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss program requirements before changing your program of study. All Center for Health Sciences programs and some Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs require department approval in order for the Office of Registration and Records to change your program of study.

You should consult with Financial Aid and Scholarships and Veterans Support Services before changing your program of study as it may impact your eligibility.