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The Academic Advising & Registration Office assists with the following:

  • course selection
  • personal and educational goal planning
  • registration for courses
  • requests for transcripts
  • dual enrollment for high school students
  • guest or non-matriculating student enrollment
  • verification of enrollment and graduation/course completion
  • name and address changes.

Registration is the process of enrolling in classes for a specific semester. Registration for the fall semester begins during the winter semester, usually in late March (check the online Academic Calendar for exact dates.) Winter registration generally begins the second week of November.

The procedures for registering are outlined in the online Course Schedule on Blackboard, which should be consulted before beginning the registration process. All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before registering. (Complete course descriptions and updated academic policies can be found in the CCS Catalog on Blackboard.)

The Academic Advising & Registration office also responds to requests for transcripts and verification of enrollment/graduation/course completion as well as keeping track of name and address changes for all enrolled students. If you want to enroll as a non-matriculating guest student, or are a high school student seeking dual-enrollment, contact us at 313.664.7672.

Vision Statement:

The Academic Advising and Registration Office will provide resources and guidance to empower students in achieving academic success.

Mission Statement:

The Academic Advising and Registration team guides and nurtures students toward realization of their personal, academic, and professional goals. Students and academic advisors form a connection to structure and maximize their educational experience.

Advising Staff

Nadine Ashton
Director of Academic Advising and Registrar

Ellen Shuster

Karen LaDucer
Assistant Registrar
VA School Certifying Official

Toady Nalls
Academic Advisor
(Entertainment Arts & Fine Arts)

Tanecia Nunlee
Academic Advisor
(Illustration, Interior Design & Photography)

Tom Turoczi
Academic Advisor
(Fashion Accessories Design, Product Design, & Transportation Design)

Lauren Lawrence
Academic Advisor
(Advertising Design, Crafts, & Graphic Design)

Janine Surma
Registration Specialist

Contact Us

Academic Advising & Registration Office
Yamasaki Building, A-200

Staff Advisors provide assistance in the following areas: advising students on academic evaluations, transfer credit and course equivalencies, department transfers, absence form processing, course selection and schedule adjustments, etc. Absence forms are also processed in the Academic Advising & Registration Office.

Curriculum Guide

2016-2017 Curriculum Guide (225 KB, PDF)
2016-2017 Art Education Curriculum Guide (243 KB, PDF)

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Transcripts Online
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