Academic advising, based in the teaching and learning mission of higher education, is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes. Academic advising synthesizes and contextualizes students’ educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities, and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes (NACADA, 2006). 

March 31, 2020 Student Success Center Academic Advising

The Student Success Center Advising Team will be available on the first day of open registration for pre-requisite error messages, registration pins and quick advising questions via Chat in Microsoft Teams.

How to access MS Teams Chat

  1. Login to MyCommnet.
  2. Login/select to your GCC Email icon at the top of your screen.
  3. Once in your email, click on the 9 dots in the upper left corner of your screen to the left of the CSCU.
  4. Select Teams.
  5. Click on Chat the left side of the app.
  6. Click on the small pencil and paper icon on the top of the page to the right of the Microsoft Teams to create a New Chat. 
  7. Type the name of an academic advisor and select the correct name.
  8. Type your message in the Chat field that read “type a new message” and hit enter or select the send arrow.

Please only reach out to one advisor and chats will be responded to on a first come first serve basis. 

6am-5pm                          Roberta Prior

6am-12:00pm                   Sandra Mastropetre

6am-4:30pm                     Kristina Kosnoff

8:30am-4:00pm                John Mullane     

8am-4pm                          John Smeraglia (pre-requisite errors and pin codes only please)

8am-4:30pm                      Kristof Helmeczi (pre-requisite errors and pin codes only please)

Note: If you have difficulty accessing the chat then there are other ways to reach an advisor. Please visit the website for additional options (


The Student Success Center will continue to provide academic advising primarily via WebEx and Email to ensure services are still offered and our students are prepared for online registration which begins on March 31, 2020.

Students who require an academic advising appointment should reach out to their academic advisor based on who they have met with in the past or via the general office email at Please include the following

  • Full name
  • Banner ID#
  • What you need assistance with
  • Dates and times you are available to meet online via webex or talk on the telephone. 

Please allow for 45 minutes when scheduling your academic advising appointments.

Staff will respond to you M-F between 8 am-4:30 pm.

If you are trying to register for courses and require an Authorization Pin Code or received a “Prerequisite and Test Score Error”, email the general office email at  In order to expedite your request, please include the following:

  • Full Name
  • Gateway Student ID number
  • Class(es) for which you’d like to register
  • Semester in which you’d like to register
  • Attach transcripts outside of Gateway showing prerequisite courses (pdf files preferred)


All transfer advising appointments with other universities are suspended at this time, except for scheduled appointments with Southern CT State University.  Students can schedule a virtual appointment with SCSU representative Kaitlyn Hoffmann via their My Gateway account or by emailing  This page will be updated to reflect additional rescheduled university advising opportunities. 

If you have a HOLD on your account please email With your name and Banner ID#.


Why Seek Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is a key component of your success at Gateway Community College. Seeking academic advising each semester will reduce the likelihood of improper course selection and delays in graduation.  

When Should I Make an Appointment?

Continuing and transfer students should meet with an academic advisor each semester to select courses for the upcoming semester.

Fall advising should be done in March or April of the previous semester, and Spring advising should be done in October or November of the previous semester.  A simple way to remember it is time to seek advising is that mid-term exams have begun, or it is half-way into the current semester.

Where Should I Go for Academic Advising?

New Students

New Students should attend a New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR) session. Click on the left hand New Student Advising link for more information.

Transfer & Re-Admit Students

Students should seek their first semester advising from the Student Success Center. Click on the left-hand Transfer and Re-Admit Advising link for more information.

Continuing Students

Continuing students have different options for obtaining academic advising, however the most common places to seek advising are academic program coordinators, department chairs and directors, or generalist/advisors. Students who have selected a program major should seek advising from the academic coordinator or his/her designee. Students who are undecided or exploring several options should seek advising in the Student Success Center. Click on the left-hand Continuing Student Advising link for more information.

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What Happens in Academic Advising?

The advising session includes an interactive dialogue between advisor and advisee and covers a range of topics, such as educational goals, career goals, academic progress, and school-work-family balance. At the conclusion of the session the advisor should recommend a set of courses based on this discussion.

Make an Appointment with your Program Advisor

Transfer-On Advising

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Advisors from area colleges and universities regularly offer transfer advising at Gateway.


Click here to book an appointment with an SCSU advisor.

Click here to view the calendar of visiting schools.


Transfer Planning Spring 2020


College & University Visits

Academic Suspension Appeal Form