Academic Advising


Academic advising is a partnership between student and advisor that empowers students to reach academic, career and lifelong learning goals. Through an educational process, students learn to make informed decisions to optimize their academic experience.

  • NEW students meet with an Academic Advisor in the Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.) to become oriented to the advising process and to plan their first semester of coursework.
  • CONTINUING students should contact their Faculty Advisor to plan future semesters and talk about course options. Faculty Advisors are assigned once a student has registered for classes. Faculty Advisors are assigned according to a student's declared program of study. Faculty advisors send their advisees an email with contact information, office hours, and information about setting up an appointment in mid-September (once all students have registered and have been assigned Faculty Advisors). For more information, please see the links below:


Who is my advisor?

Finding your advisor:

1) Log in to myCommNet at
2) Click the  "Banner Student & Faculty Self Service" link on the right side
3) Select Asnuntuck Community College (if listed)
4) Click “Student Records”
5) Click “Advisor & Major”
6) Select the current term
7) Your advisors name will be listed under “Primary Advisor”

What should I do to prepare for an advising appointment?

Preparing for advising:

□ Contact your advisor to make an appointment.
□ Print an unofficial copy of your transcript from myCommNet
□ Update your degree program sheet and check for prerequisites on courses that you need to take
□ Write down questions you want to ask your advisor as well as graduation requirement issues that need to be resolved
□ Know when you are available to take classes.  Check the current course offerings.
□ On the day of your appointment, stop by the Information Center with a picture ID to get your student folder

Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.)

C.A.S.A. Staff

Jill Rushbrook
Director, Center for Advising & Student Achievement

Cat Carter
Academic & Career Advisor

Amanda Looney-Goetz
Academic & Transfer Advisor

Yhara Zelinka
Academic Advisor & Title IX/Diversity Coordinator

C.A.S.A. General Email:

Please use the following email address for general advising questions:


C.A.S.A. Hours & Location

Monday  - Thursday 8:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Room 111

Please contact Academic Advisors directly to set up an appointment or contact our Information Desk at (860) 253-3012 to schedule an appointment.  Advising walk-in hours are held during registration periods which are typically from April to the beginning of September for Summer and Fall registration, and then from November to the beginning of February for Winter and Spring registration.


Academic Advising

New students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss initial goals, full or part time status, placement results, and course options. It is essential that new students check in with an Academic Advisor to make sure that he or she is on the right track in the first semester. Academic Advisors can review transcripts, provide unofficial transcript evaluations, and can verify prerequisites that have been completed at other institutions of higher education. Most importantly, Academic Advisors want to make sure that the student is set up for success in the first year and beyond.

Transfer Advising

Students intending to transfer should meet with the Academic & Transfer Advisor, Amanda Looney-Goetz as early as their first semester. Once a program of study has been selected, students are encouraged to meet with the Transfer Advisor each semester to make sure they are fulfilling major requirements and enrolling in courses transferable to their chosen school(s). Please click here to visit the Transfer Services website for more information about the transfer process.

Career Advising

Whether you are established in your career field of choice, still searching for that right fit, or working on moving up, ACC has services to help you succeed. Asnuntuck supports students in choosing majors, exploring career options and paths, creating resumes, networking, and many other career development processes. We provide workshops and programs throughout each semester, and a variety of resources are accessible on our Career Services website and in the C.A.S.A. Cat Carter, the Academic & Career Advisor, is also available for scheduled one-on-one appointments (contact information above).

Title IX & Diversity

Sexual Misconduct is a serious issue that affects college students, impeding their ability to participate fully in their studies. At Asnuntuck we are committed to having an informed campus that understands reporting responsibilities and is aware of available campus resources critical to creating a culture of caring and compassion in support of our students and community. 

A Title IX coordinator’s core responsibilities include overseeing the school’s response to Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports, disclosures and complaints. This means that the Title IX coordinator must have knowledge of the requirements of Title IX, of the school’s own policies and procedures on sex discrimination, and of all complaints raising Title IX issues throughout the school.

The Title IX coordinator must be informed of all reports and complaints raising Title IX issues, even if the report or complaint was initially filed with another individual or office or if the investigation will be conducted by another individual or office.  

To learn more about “Sexual Misconduct Polices” please visit our web site at:

For any questions regarding Title IX please contact Yhara Zelinka, Academic Advisor and Title IX/Diversity Coordinator at the Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A) Room 111.