The heart of C3 is advising

Good advising means smooth transitions

The key to our success is making sure you know exactly what it takes to transfer. NC State values your success as a student, and C3 academic advising paves the way to a smooth transfer.

What should I expect from advising?

C3 advising sessions are as different as our students! You can always expect a 20-30 minute block of time dedicated to helping you. We’ll always talk about what major you want to transfer into and make sure you’re taking the courses that are required for admission. And we’ll always ask about your GPA to be sure that you’re making the grades you need to get in.

From there, we’ll let you steer the conversation – we might cover:

  • choosing a major or changing your mind
  • financial aid issues
  • how to access tutoring or resources to help you succeed
  • answer your questions about housing, meal plans, or parking
  • discuss career goals

We typically walk you through your degree audit and the Baccalaureate Degree Plans to make sure you’re clear on how the courses you take now move you toward your four-year degree. We’re here to make sure you’ve got access to NC State tools and the knowledge to use them effectively.

And because issues outside the classroom often impact your success inside, we may talk about your job, your family, your dreams for your future. Any questions about becoming part of the Pack are fair game!


C3 students enrolled at the community college will sign up for C3 advising near the end of each semester. You’ll get an email invite in mid-October for fall semester and in mid-April for spring semester. But before signing up for C3 advising, you should make sure that you’ve first met with your community college advisor.

How do I sign up?

Each of the C3 advisors works with students from particular community colleges. Your assigned advisor will send an email to your NC State email account with an individual link for you to schedule an appointment. Look for a subject line of “Schedule a C3 Advising Appointment.” That link will take you to a calendar page for your advisor so you can find a time that works with your schedule. Signing up through that link will make sure you get automatic reminders about your appointment too (via email and text!).

We know you’re busy, so some of our advisors even offer evening and weekend hours. If you can’t find a time that works for you, please reach out to your advisor and we’ll make sure we connect you with someone who is available when you are.

Where do I go?

Pre-COVID, our advisors would come to your community college campus for a full day of back-to-back advising sessions. Since some of our partner community colleges aren’t open to visitors yet, we’ve continued with virtual advising for the 2021-22 academic year. And we’ll likely always have some virtual advising options.

Virtual Drop In Hours

Our academic advising season is fairly short – just a few weeks each semester. But your questions are year round! We also offer virtual drop in hours each week. You simply pop into the zoom room and ask your questions to whichever advisor is covering drop in that day.

These sessions are great for quick questions or following up to clarify something you’re not sure about. But they can’t replace the dedicated time of our regular C3 advising sessions.

Advising Resources

How to navigate GPS

C3 advising appointments are scheduled through Student Success GPS. Learn how to schedule an appointment and change/cancel it if needed.

MyPack Portal Review

MyPack portal is your one-stop-shop for viewing all of your academic and financial records. Learn to navigate MyPack like a pro.

Understanding Transfer Credit

How will your community college courses transfer to NC State? The community college course equivalency list will show you how each of your classes equate to NC State courses. And if you’ve taken courses at other colleges, check out the course equivalency database.

Your Degree Audit

The degree audit shows how your courses meet the requirements to complete your NC State degree. Make sense of your degree audit with this tutorial from the Student Services Center.

Course Catalog: Majors and Minors

Thinking about changing your major? Wondering about a double major? Learn about all of your options in the course catalog listing of majors and minors.

Baccalaureate Degree Plans – Pathways

The Baccalaureate Degree Plans (BDPs) provide a roadmap for which courses you should take while at your community college. These give you a pathway to follow while still allowing you flexibility

Admission requirements

Understand what it takes to be a competitive candidate for your major.