Academic Planning

"Academic planning" and "scheduling classes" are two different, but related, functions. Real academic planning should take place away from the hustle and bustle of scheduling your upcoming semester's courses. You should see your Faculty Advisor or an Academic Advisor at a time when you can carefully review your academic and career goals. Don't rush through this process -- after all, a good academic plan is expected to last through your entire Chesapeake College academic career, unless your situation or circumstances change.

There are many advantages to developing a long-term Academic Plan. A long-term Academic Plan can:

  • Save you time. Some required courses are offered infrequently. By developing a long-term Academic Plan, you can make sure you're ready to take these courses when they are offered.
  • Save you money. Academic planning allows you to look ahead toward your Chesapeake graduation and/or transfer to a four-year institution. Careful planning will ensure you are taking the quickest route to graduation, and/or taking the courses the college you are transferring to wants taken at the community college.

Please check the listing and find the appropriate contact to schedule an advising appointment to discuss academic majors, long-term academic planning, career options, and other advising-related issues.

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

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

Related Services:

First Year Programs Dana Bowser, Dir. of First Year Programs

Career Services
Guido Deluca, Director of Career Services