Advising Updates as of 10/20/2020
The Office of Academic Advisement & Retention will be working remotely until further notice. During this time, please be assured that all advisors in the department are committed to maintaining the same level of professionalism and services as we would under traditional circumstances. Below are details that outline how you can remotely meet with an advisor. This page will be updated regularly, so please continue to check for updates.
Students who want to meet with their advisor should continue to schedule an appointment as normal. You can
make an appointment with your advisor
by clicking here. Advisors are continuously monitoring their email and their appointments. Students who have an upcoming appointment will be notified via email
regarding how the advising appointment will be delivered. These delivery methods may include email, phone conferencing or web conferencing though Zoom. It is imperative
that you check both, the email used when scheduling an appointment as well as your RCSJ email prior
to your appointment.
Failure to do so may result in a
Virtual Express Advising is a service designed for students who have quick questions such as information about our programs or courses, signatures for withdrawal forms, or change of majors. Express advising is not
designed for 30 minute sessions like you would have by making an appointment with your academic advisor. Express Advisors are unable to assist with FASFA (financial aid) related questions or questions about your bill. Please contact the financial aid office or the business office for these types of questions. To get in line to see an Express Advisor and receive immediate assistance, please visit, https://www.rcsj.edu/advisement/gloucester/express
If you are a student who requires a PIN number you must
make an appointment to meet with your assigned Academic Advisor. To make an appointment, please visit the heading above entitled, Advising Appointments
. PIN numbers for spring course selection will not be provided in Express Advising.
All incoming freshmen must make an appointment with their advisor. Your advisor will assist in determining your proper course selection for your first semester. Your advisor will also be able to supply you with the registration PIN number so you can register.Learning Online for Spring Semester 2021
The Spring semester will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, January 19. Courses for the Spring semester will be delivered as online, hybrid, and live online (real-time class meetings using Zoom). To learn more about the different delivery models and answers to common questions about the fall semester, please click here
Application to Graduate
The application to graduate for all students graduating this fall, winter, or spring is online and located in the RCSJ Student Portal. Information about the process for applying can be found by
If you are a visiting student, a student enrolled at a four-year institution, but wants to enroll into courses at RCSJ, please
to be directed to our online visiting student application.
Withdrawing from a Course
For fall 2020 withdrawal dates, please use this link
Digitally Signing Documents
Many of the advisors are providing students with digital documents which include Advising Forms, Withdrawal Forms, Change of Major Forms, etc. These documents will require students to sign the file electronically. For information on how to sign your advising documents electronically, please click the following link, Instructions to digitally sign a PDF file.pdf
November 6, 2020: Last day to withdrawal (classes that started 9/14)
Novmeber 13, 2020: Last day to withdrawal (traditional 15 week seemster)
November 20, 2020: Last day to withdrawal (classes that started 10/26)
December 2, 2020: Payment due date for winter courses
December 7, 2020: First day of winter courses
January 6, 2021: Payment due date for spring classes
January 19, 2021: First day of spring classes