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If you are just taking classes and not pursuing a degree at CCM, you are considered a non-matriculated student.  If you are enrolled in a degree or certificate program at CCM, you are considered a matriculated student.  Click here for more information about matriculating.

CCM does not offer an undeclared program of study. If your interests are more general, you may want to choose the Humanities and Social Sciences/Liberal Arts major. If you have an interest in Mathematics, Science or Business, there are specific degrees in those fields as well. A counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) can help you find an educational path that might be best suited for your abilities as they relate to your interests.  Click here for more information about selecting a major.

All first year degree/certificate seeking students are assigned to Student Success Specialists in The Academic Success Center. Once the semester begins first year students will also be assigned to a faculty advisor/s within their  program of study. Second year students are assigned only to faculty advisor/s. Advisor assignments are posted on each student’s Titan’s Direct/Student Planning account. In addition, students will also receive an email from the Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Student Success directing you to the Advisement website for the names of your academic advisor/s. Unless you change your major, you will remain with the same academic advisors throughout your CCM career.  Click here for a list of advisors.

All first year degree/certificate seeking students are assigned to Student Success Specialists in The Academic Success Center.  Faculty advisors also provide academic advisement to students in their majors.  Students may be assigned to one or more faculty advisors within the department of the major they have selected.  Students not pursing a degree, will be advised by the counselors in the Counseling Office for advisement.  Click here for a list of academic advisors.

In most cases, students are assigned to a group of faculty advisors.  This gives students the option of working with one or more advisors each semester.  It also allows students to meet with different advisors before each registration session.  If students are assigned to work with only one individual advisor, and the connection is uncomfortable, speak to the Department Chairperson or School Dean for suggestions.

Students should connect with their advisors each semester before they register and any other time during the school year for questions, concerns or comments related to the college experience.  Students may call, email or schedule a virtual visit with their advisor during office hours. Students are encouraged to be proactive and make the effort to communicate with their advisors on a regular basis. Using the ‘Advising’ tab on Student Planning/Titan’s Direct, students can regularly communicate with their assigned advisors.

A curriculum checksheet is a document containing all the courses that are required to complete a degree or certificate at CCM.  CCM offers more than 75 majors – all of which have their own specially designated curriculum checksheet.  Each year, curriculum checksheets are revised, therefore it is important students follow the checksheet of the year they first began at CCM.  For more information, visit the Curriculum Checksheets page. The ‘Progress’ tab on Student Planning/Titan’s Direct allows students to select all the correct courses that correspond with their specific checksheets.

Students first need to check the ‘Progress’ tab on Titan’s Direct/Student Planning to view their assigned major. In many cases, students think they do not have a specified major, when in reality they do. Students who are non-matriculating are assigned to work with a counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC). All first year degree/certificate seeking students are assigned to Student Success Specialists in The Academic Success Center.  Faculty advisors also provide academic advisement to students in their majors.   Click here for a list of academic advisors.

Matriculated (degree/certificate-seeking) students, changing from one major to another, should fill out a “change of major” form.

Non-matriculated (not seeking a degree/certificate) students interested in declaring a major (pursuing a degree),  should complete a ‘request to matriculate’ form.

These forms are available on the Office of Records and Registration portion of the website under the downloadable forms area. After you complete the form, return it to registrar@ccm.edu for processing.

Visit Academic Advisement and click on Who Is My Academic Advisor on the CCM website or call us at 973-328-5168.

All faculty post their office hours outside their offices within the first couple of weeks of school.  Students can also use the CCM website faculty directory  to view a list of faculty and their office hours. The faculty directory is most accurate during the Fall and Spring semesters and should not be used during summer and holiday breaks.   Click here for the CCM directory.

Students should pay close attention to their CCM email, social media postings, and information on the CCM website that advertise upcoming registration dates. All students should connect with their advisors to stay on track with their educational plan.  Visit our Records and Registration page here.

Yes! The Titan’s Direct/Student Planning system allows all students to plan, register and communicate with their advisors without meeting in-person. However, all students are encouraged to regularly connect (virtually or otherwise) with their advisors to stay on track.

The Titan’s Direct system allows students to conduct all of their college business (including online registration) on one convenient student portal. All students are encouraged to become proficient in understanding and using Titan’s Direct as a CCM college student. Several videos are available to help students learn about the Titan’s Direct/Student Planning system.

Students are recommended to communicate with their academic advisors on a regular basis to remain on track with their educational plan. The Titan’s Direct/Student Planning system allows all students to plan, register and communicate with their advisors without meeting in-person.  Click here for a list of academic advisors.