Academic Advising & Counseling Services

The Counseling staff provides admissions assistance and academic advisement at the main campus and our offices aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.  Counselors help prospective students define education and career goals, choose a curriculum, and understand program requirements. They review transcripts and placement test scores, and help all Coastal students establish appropriate academic plans. Counselors are also trained to help students with personal or social matters that may be interfering with their academic success. The intent of the Counseling staff is to provide assistance for continued academic success throughout each student’s enrollment with the College.

All prospective students are required to meet with a counselor as the final step of the application process. Various options are available to meet this requirement for Distance Learning students (including Skype, email, fax, telephone, etc.).  Contact (910)938-6332 or to discuss these options. During the counseling session, we will not only accept you, but also help you choose a curriculum, determine your residency, and discuss registration options. Students are assigned a faculty advisor depending on their curriculum; if you are in an applied science associates, diploma, or certificate program your advisor will be assigned by the Department Head of your specific program. If you are in a college transfer degree, a faculty advisor may be assigned to you depending on the number of credits you have taken and your grade point average (GPA).

Counselors are available Mondays through Thursdays from 8am until 7:30pm, and on Fridays from 8am until 5pm. You don’t need an appointment – just come on in! Distance Learning students should contact 910.938.6332 or for academic advising and counseling services. Parents or guardians of children less than 16 years old are encouraged to arrange for childcare prior to conducting business on the College campus.