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Advisor FAQs

Who is my advisor?

When should I see my advisor?

How do I make an appointment with my advisor?

Can I be advised if I have a hold on my record?

I tried to register and it says I need an Alternate PIN from my advisor.  What does this mean?

What are my responsibilities?

What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?


Who is my advisor?

If you are majoring in one of CCFA's programs and are unsure who your advisor is, call our office (901) 678-2350 or check our list of departmental advisors:

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When should I see my advisor?

You must see your advisor each semester before you register.

Advising for the spring semester typically starts in October, so you should contact your advisor in late September or early October to make an appointment.

Advising for the fall semester starts in March so you should contact your advisor in late February or early March to make an appointment.

Don't be surprised if your academic advisor is booked with appointments for several days. Advising is a very busy time, and our academic advisors spend one-on-one time with every student to make sure all questions are answered.

You can also contact your advisor for questions and concerns other than those regarding advising. If you have any problems, or need information, give your advisor a call or send him or her an e-mail. They are happy to help!

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How do I make an appointment with my advisor?

You can call or e-mail your advisor directly to make an appointment. If you need to see CCFA's College Advisor, Laurie Snyder, call the front desk (901) 678-2350 to make an appointment.

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Can I be advised if I have a hold on my record?

Yes. You can meet with your advisor to pick out your courses even if you have a hold on your record.  However, certain holds may stop you from registering, even if you have met with your advisor.  Make sure to check your holds before registration begins to ensure that you can register for classes on time.

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I tried to register and it says I need an alternate PIN from my advisor. What does this mean?

This is an advising hold. It means you have not met with your advisor to discuss your classes for the upcoming semester. Contact your advisor to set up an appointment and once you have met, the hold will be cleared.

If you have already met with your advisor and this message still appears, contact your advisor as soon as possible so the hold can be removed.

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What are my responsibilities?

  • Know your Academic Advisor's name and location
  • Consult with your Academic Advisor if problems arise
  • Call early to schedule appointments
  • Keep current on academic requirements, policies and procedures
  • Have a list of classes for the upcoming semester
  • Accept responsibility for academic choices

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What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

You can send an e-mail to ccfa@memphis.edu or call our office (901) 678-2350.

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