Community College values academic advising as a key resource in helping
students reach their educational goals. At Surry, academic advising is
viewed as a teaching and learning process that contributes to student
success and retention by focusing on the student. Advising is a
cooperative effort between the student and his/her advisor, whereby both
parties have responsibilities in ensuring student success.
As a result of the advising process, students will be able to set long-term and short-term educational goals. Students will learn to accept responsibility for their educational development, and make informed decisions using critical thinking skills.
Upon applying to Surry, new students will attend a Guide, Plan, and Succeed (G.P.S) session. During this time, a Success Advisor will guide students through the process of registering using Student Planning. Each subsequent semester, students will meet with an assigned faculty advisor for advising and registration. The faculty advisor will work with the student to register and edit the plan during advising sessions.
the first advising session, as well as in ACA, students will develop a
plan of study. The faculty advisor will work with the student to
register and edit the plan during advising sessions. Students are required to see their advisor, each semester, regardless of academic standing.
Surry Community College offers several transfer programs for students interested in continuing their education at a four-year institution. Surry encourages students taking classes in the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs to earn the two-year degree before transferring because AA and AS graduates receive significant benefits and protections as transfer students if they meet certain conditions.
Students who transfer to a four-year UNC institution before earning an AA, AS, or AFA degree should prioritize taking Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses because students earning a "C" or better in these classes are guaranteed to receive credit toward the university’s lower division general education course requirements.
Students planning to transfer to a private (non-UNC) four-year institution should contact the admissions office at the institution to discuss the best possible courses to take while at Surry.
students who plan to enter a four-year university must have met the MCR
requirements either in high school or at a community college. Generally,
the continued study of language (beyond English) and a strong math
curriculum in college are recommended.
Students have already met the MCR requirements in high school if they completed ALL of the following requirements.
If a student missed any one of the high school MCR requirements,
he/she must complete the MCR requirements at a community college. If a
student is deficient in one area, he/she is considered to be deficient
in all areas.
A student who completes the Associate in Arts or the Associate in
Science degree will satisfy UNC’s minimum admission requirements (MAR)
and minimum course requirements (MCR). A transfer student will also be
considered to have satisfied MAR and MCR if he/she has:
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.