Academic Success Center

See services to help students achieve education goals


  1. Assistance with completing admissions application
    1. New students
    2. Returning students not enrolled for one calendar year
  2. Computer access for completing and printing financial aid forms
    1. FAFSA
    2. Student Loan
    3. Scholarship Applications
  3. Assistance with completing New Student Orientation
  4. Help using Self Service
  5. Academic and Developmental Advising
  6. PBI Hub
  7. Student Planning training is available to students.

Academic Advising

All currently enrolled students are required to meet with their advisor during advising time. Current students cannot register without first meeting with an advisor.

The advising meeting is an important time to discuss course selection, class registration, and career pathways for a student’s chosen major.

  • Please print a copy of your midterm grades from Self Service and bring them to your advising appointment.
  • Students must contact the Advising Center to add or drop a class after a semester begins. Students will owe a minimum of 25% for courses dropped after the semester begins.
  • All students must meet with or contact their academic advisor prior to registering in Self Service.
  • Students who receive financial aid and register for a course not needed for a program of study will be subject to withdrawal and/or repayment of the tuition.

Fall 2023 Academic Calendar Dates

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes August 16
First Day of Fall Classes August 17
Last Day to Drop/Add August 23
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed) September 4
Flip Day (Curriculum Classes Follow Monday Schedule) September 14
Midterm (First 8-week Classes) September 14*
Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-week Classes September 28
Midterm (16-week Classes) October 12**
Fall Break (No Curriculum Classes) October 13-16
Midterm Grades Due November 2
Curriculum Advising November 6-17
Student Break (No Curriculum Classes) November 10
Last Day to Withdraw from 16-week Classes November 14***
Priority Registration November 20 – December 8
Flip Day (Curriculum Classes Follow Friday Schedule) November 21
Student Break (No Curriculum Classes) November 22
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed) November 23-24
Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-week Classes December  1
Last Day of Fall Semester December 15
Student Break (No Curriculum Classes) December 18-29
Christmas Holiday (College Closed) December 25-27

20th day*
40th day**
60th day***

Planning for Success

Learn how to use the new Student Planning module to track your progress towards graduation, create your ideal summer schedule, and check your financial aid status. View this guide to learn where to find Student Planning.

Student Planning and Registering

How to login to Self Service, use Student Planning as a tool for degree planning, plan and register for classes, access and print billing statement.

Adjusting Student Schedules

How to use Student Planning to adjust a student schedule during drop/add period and how to withdraw from a class after drop/add period.

Grades & Tax Information

How to view grades and print student tax information.


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Getting Help & History


Starfish Getting Started Guide

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The Academic Success Center would like to keep you updated about upcoming workshops, educational activities, and career events. Sign up to receive text and email reminders.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact, or stop by the Academic Success Center:

Rocky Mount

Room 148, Barnes Building
(252) 618-6677


Room 5, Library Building
(252) 618-6590

Regular Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.