Academic Advising

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  • Are you in the right course?
  • Are you in the right major?
  • Are you making progress toward graduation?

For the answers to these and many other important questions you may have about your academic program at Chesapeake College, visit the Dorchester Building on the Wye Mills campus and ask to speak with an Advisor.

Advising is done on a drop-in basis, Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. Advising is done on an appointment basis, Friday, from 10 am until 4 pm. For a Friday appointment, call 410-822-5400, ext. 2250.

For Cambridge students, drop in at the Cambridge Center, 416-418 Race Street, same hours as Wye Mills. For a Friday appointment, call 410-822-5400, ext. 2620.

Questions? Call
Maureen Conlon, Counselor/Director of Advising, 410-827-5856, or email

Jud Riggins, Academic/Career Advisor, 410-822-5400, ext. 2239, or email

Want to review Chesapeake College's academic programs? Check out the Academic Programs page.

Academic Advising Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) Show FAQs

How do I arrange to see an Advisor? Do I need an appointment?

Mostly, Chesapeake College offers advising on a drop-in basis.

Hours at both the Wye Mills campus and the Cambridge Center are 10am until 5pm, Monday through Thursday.

For students who desire an appointment, a Friday appointment can be made from 10:00am until 4pm. For a Friday appointment Wye Mills, call 410-822-5400, ext. 2250. For a Friday appointment at Cambridge, call 410-822-5400, ext. 2620.

How does a first time student get registered for their first classes?

Complete a College Application - Submit a college application to: Chesapeake College, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679. Applications can be obtained from the Admissions office, or there is a PDF Application form online.

Take the ASA (Academic Skills Assessment) - All students who plan to work toward a degree or certificate, or enroll in a general education course must take the ASA prior to course registration. There is no fee to take the ASA the first time. No appointment is necessary. You must bring your social security number and a photo id. Contact the Testing Center at ext. 2344 for testing dates, times, and exemption policy information.

Meet with an Advisor - Discuss your assessment results with an academic advisor, who will assist you in developing an academic plan and selecting courses for the upcoming semester.

Register for Classes - Check out the college's academic calendar for new student registration dates. Review course selections by going CRAB (Chesapeake Registration and Beyond: Online Services for Students) and exploring course options. Work with your academic advisor to register for classes. (Eligible students may register online.)

Explore Financial Aid - Contact the Financial Aid office at ext. 2252 to inquire about financial aid and scholarships.

Pay Your Bill - Pay your tuition bill either when you register or by the due date on your bill. Payments can be made in person, online, or by mail. A Deferred Tuition Payment Plan is available to students whose bills exceed $400. Contact the Business office at ext. 2400 for more information.

Attend New Student Orientation - Prior to each fall and spring semester, a new student orientation session is held to share information about college activities, services, and policies. Call ext. 2303 for orientation information.

Commit to Academic Success! - Use CRAB (Online Services for Students) to review the class schedule, print your AER (Academic Evaluation Report), register for classes (eligible students only), and look up your grades.

Are you eligible to register for classes online? You can verify your eligibility to register online by looking at the first page of your Academic Evaluation Record (AER). If you are eligible it will say: REGISTER ONLINE using CRAB!

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