Students may be assigned to coaches who will work with them until graduation. We encourage students to meet with their coach a minimum of three times in a semester. During your session with your coach please come prepared to discuss your progression in coursework, plans for the following semester, and advise coaches if you are feeling distracted or are experiencing difficulties with your classes. 

ACT Center staff are working with students remotely and in-person. If you wish to connect with us email and the Zoom link will be provided. If you have an assigned coach we encourage you to schedule your appointment through Starfish. 

Review this guide on how to schedule an appointment with your Academic Coach.

The ACT Center Advising Syllabus - Your advising syllabus provides information and resources to further support academic success. The syllabus informs what is expected of you, as the student, and also the key responsibilities of your academic coach. It is meant to provide a better understanding of the ACT Center’s purpose in your academic journey, as well as emphasize the importance of the proactive role you must play in your academic and career plans.

Follow the links to learn how to waitlist for a closed course, web register (web register e-tutorial) and setting up your MyDCC Email on your phone.

Online advisement is being conducted using Zoom, review our Zoom guide for information on how to prepare for your advisement meeting and learn what to expect.

Degree Works – this is an online tool that students can utilize to see their course progression. Degree Works provides a degree audit for students and can be accessed in myDCC. Click here for a Degree Works e-tutorial

Syllabus – Your syllabus is your contract with faculty. The ACT Center encourages students to keep their syllabi for all courses and review them throughout the semester in order to remain mindful of important assignments and deadline.

Academic Catalog – The academic catalog is available online and has important information regarding grading, curriculum, enrollment and registration. 


Academic, Career & Transfer Center

Orcutt Student Services Center
Room 301
Phone (845) 431-8600
Fax (845) 431-8046