Counseling, Advising & Testing

The Office of Counseling, Advising & Testing recognizes the many responsibilities of students outside of the classroom.  We are dedicated to providing support, information and guidance to enhance all students’ college experience at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Our purpose is to assist students in acquiring information to develop appropriate attitudes, insights, and self-awareness that will facilitate the successful completion of their educational goals. We  offer assistance to our day and evening students in the following areas: academic counseling, advisement, career counseling and personal counseling. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Students may walk-in or schedule an appointment. Arrangements can be made for those who need to meet outside of the set office hours by calling 334-291-4905.

New Student Advisement
Participation in a new student orientation is a great way to prepare for college while meeting other students, faculty and staff.  The New Student Orientation Seminar provides an opportunity for students to become acquainted with the campus, academic programs and student services and activities.

Academic Advisement
Academic advisement is an ongoing process in the Counseling, Advising & Testing Office.  Students are provided with assistance in planning their academic schedules and their academic careers.  Students are encouraged to make appointments with their faculty advisor before advance registration.

Transfer Advisement
The Statewide Articulation Reporting Services (STARS) is used by CVCC.  Advisors use this web-accessible system to provide guidance to students who may be transferring to colleges in Alabama.  Transfer advisement is also available for students interested in out-of-state colleges and universities.

Career Counseling
Assistance is provided to students, as they explore and select personal career goals, to understand and analyze their interest, abilities and skills.  Through discussions, students learn more about themselves and how to relate their interests and abilities to their career choices.

Career Resources & Placement
The Advising Center administers a variety of career interest inventories so students can explore their interests.  Our Career Resource Library contains career guides, career-decision-making information and occupational resource material. A Spring Career Fair is scheduled each academic year to inform students and the community of job opportunities available in the bi-city area.

Personal Counseling
Personal Counseling is available to all students.  Talking with a counselor on a one-to-one basis can assist students to understand and work through problems.  College life can often be stressful.  CVCC is a member of the United Way Helpline Network.  Students are referred to an appropriate agency.

Testing
Information on COMPASS can be found here. Information on GED Testing can be found here.

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising & Testing, Director Cynthia Floyd
cynthia.floyd@cv.edu
334-291-4905