Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is a dedicated team of advisors, faculty, staff, and administrators committed to your academic success at NSC. By providing the right advice and guidance, we help students meet their educational and personal objectives.

Office Location(s): Dawson building | Portable Trailers - 1021 East Paradise Hills Drive, Henderson NV 89002
Schedule an appointment or go to nscaac.clickbook.net.
Office Hours:

  • Mondays: 15 Minute Quick Fix Mondays 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:00am-3:00pm *closed at 3:00pm for staff meetings*
  • Wednesdays: 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Thursdays: 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: Closed

Appointments are available Tuesday–Friday; please call 702-992-2160 or go online to check availability.
Office is closed during observed university holidays.

Contact: 702-992-2160 or aac@nsc.edu

New Student Orientation: Orientation Dates for the students entering for Fall 2014 will come soon!

Faculty Advising

Contact your school to find out who your faculty advisor is today!

  • School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS): 702-992-2609 ( For students who have completed 60 or more credits and would like post-graduate/career mentorship from LAS faculty)
  • School of Education: 702-992-2515 ( For students already admitted into the Teacher Preparation program )
  • School of Nursing: 702-992-2850 ( For students already admitted into the Nursing program )

Academic Advising Essentials

Advising
Degree Planning
Registration
Student Services

Advising

Why See an Advisor?

The Academic Advising Center strives to support students navigate the college so they can reach their academic goals.  Here are a few reasons why you might want to make an appointment to see an academic advisor.

Possible Reasons to MEET with an Academic Advisor

  • Need help understanding requirements to finish your degree
  • Explanation of NSC academic policies and regulations
  • Have questions about majors and minors
  • Assistance with registration
  • Help in the creation of an academic plan towards graduation
  • Have academic difficulties
  • Want to prepare for the application process to nursing, teaching, speech pathology, or interdisciplinary studies
  • Need help reading your Academic Requirements (Degree Audit)
  • Feel confused, overwhelmed, or generally are unsure about what you should be doing
  • Help setting goals and creating action plans

Make an Appointment with an Academic Advisor

Staff Directory

Degree Planning

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” –Benjamin Franklin

Each school has created degree planning tools to help students plan their way to graduation.  Advisors are here to help advise you along the way.  While advisors’ will not choose classes for you or enroll you into classes, we are more than happy to offer suggestions, give you insight, and help you understand how to use these tools to stay on track towards the completion of your degree. 

Degree Worksheets: Most majors/programs have degree worksheets that list requirements to complete the program. Some requirements have prescribed or specific courses that you have to take, while other requirements provide a list of options.

Degree Maps: These are four year suggested course sequences.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Business Programs

School of Education Programs

School of Nursing

Minors and Concentrations

Several degree programs have a number of both general electives and upper division general electives required to meet the total number of credits needed to graduate. Some students plan to utilize these extra credits with an 18 credit minor.

Minors

Concentrations

Concentrations are used in the Interdisciplinary Studies major. The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to take a 24 credit concentration and 18 credit minor to create their own major. See an academic advisor for more information.

Registration

Information on Searching for Classes

So you only want to take ONLINE classes?

  • When searching for classes, click on mode of instruction
    • Select web course

In Person Classes vs Online Classes vs Hybrid Classes vs Accelerated Classes

  • In person classes have triple digit call numbers. Example: 001
  • Online classes have double digit call numbers. Example : O1
  • Hybrid classes are part online and in person and start with the letter H. Example: H02
  • Accelerated classes do not go for the full semester and start with the letter A. Example: A04
    • Pay attention to start and end dates for any accelerated course

Registration Tips

Tip #1: See Your Advisor EARLY! Summer and Fall Registration begins in early April, while Spring Registration begins in early November. Beat the rush and meet with your advisor at least two weeks before the start of registration season.

Tip #2: Check Your Holds on your Student Center . Be sure to click on the detail link in the holds area for more information on the hold and who to contact to resolve it.

Tip #3: Use Your Shopping Cart. The class schedule for Summer and Fall usually comes out by the middle of March. Spring schedule is usually available by middle of October. By planning ahead, you can search through the schedule early and place your preferred courses in your shopping cart. This way, when your enrollment appointment starts, you are ready to click enroll!

Registration Process

Students are scheduled enrollment appointments for registration based on the total number of credit hours earned. The more hours a student has earned, the earlier their enrollment appointment is to register.

STEP 1: Find out your enrollment appointment

  1. Access your Student Center
  2. Enter your NSHE ID and password to login.
  3. On the right-hand side, find Enrollment Dates.
  4. Click on link to see the earliest day and time you can access the registration system. This is what we call your Enrollment Appointment date.

STEP 2: Check for holds

  1. Access and log in to your Student Center
  2. On the right-hand side, find Holds.
  3. If any hold show up, click on the details link.
  4. Read the details and contact the appropriate office

STEP 3: Determine classes you want to enroll in
Confused about classes you want to enroll in? Meet with your academic advisor. Beat the rush and meet with your advisor before registration season.

Step 4: Register for your classes during registration to have the best course selection

How to Register and Know What Classes to Take

  • Pull up your academic requirements page
  • Log onto my.nsc.edu click on student center under quick links
    • Log in problems? Click link for reset password
      • If that doesn’t work call 702-992-2400
  • Academic Requirements is in the drop down menu next to your class schedule
  • Scroll down and look at unsatisfied requirements
  • Click on Hyperlinks
    • Check that you meet pre-requisites
    • Click on view class schedule
    • Compare class schedule to your current schedule
    • Add to shopping cart
    • Proceed to Check out