New Mexico Junior College

Tbird

Academic Advising

LaRae Ellison, Counselor
575.492.2573
 
Kelly Rueda, Counselor
575.492.2576
 
Cynthia Zambrelli, Counselor
575.492.2574

Academic advising is important to student success!  All students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to registration.

The Counseling Office at New Mexico Junior College provides academic advising for most new students.  Continuing students are assigned to advisors based on major area of study or participation in specific programs.

Students should meet with their advisor to discuss academic and career goals.  As part of the advising process, the advisor will develop a degree or certificate plan for the student.  Following the plan helps ensure that a student stays on track for graduation.

 

Advising Resources:

The NMJC Counseling Office welcomes NMJC students and prospective students to talk with a counselor to explore career options.  Students are encouraged to use Career Coach to start the process of exploring career choices.

Other career exploration tools are listed below:

  • My Next Move - contains a brief career interest test and information for more than 900 career options.  Allows users to reseasrch educational requirements, skills & abilities needed, and the job outlook for these careers.
  • Career One Stop - toolkit to explore careers, locate training, assess skills, find job, wage, industry, and state and local labor market information.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - gives detailed descriptions of specific occupations, earnings, required training, and expected outlooks for occupations.

GPA is short for Grade Point Average.  The GPA on the NMJC transcript is the average of all points earned for all the class hours completed at NMJC.  The NMJC GPA does not include transfer work.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Types of GPA

  • Current Term (Semester) GPA - The GPA earned only for the courses taken in a specific term/semester
  • Cumulative GPA - The GPA for all of the courses taken at NMJC
     

Find your NMJC GPA in Self-Service Banner in the TBird Web Portal  - Find My GPA

Calculate your NMJC GPA for a set of specific classes (like nursing prerequisites) or for predicting a future GPA - Calculate My GPA

Consider enrolling in PS 113A - College Success.  Topics covered in  College Success include:  time managment, memory techniques, active reading skills, note-taking systems, test-taking skills, and critical thinking.

Study Skills Links

  • NMJC's Academic Success Center - Home to NMJC's free tutoring service
  • The Khan Academy - Online tools to educate students in a wide variety of subjects, including Math & Science, Arts & Humanities, Economics & Finance, and Test Preparation
  • Virginia Tech's Study Skills Page - Self-help study skills including tips on note-taking, reading, writing papers, concentrating, and getting motivated
  • Success in Math from St. Louis University - Tips for success in mathematics
  • How to Study - Collection of web sites with general study information and tips for studying and writing for specific disciplines                                              

Once you have chosen a degree or certificate program and have registered for your first semester, you will be assigned an advisor.

  • Associate of Arts (General Studies) or Associate of Science (General Studies or Prenursing) students - assigned to the Counseling Office for advisement
  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education or Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate students - assigned to a faculty advisor from the major department. 
  • Students participating in athletics - assigned to a coach
  • Students participating in Student Support Services - assigned to an SSS advisor
  • Early College/Dual Credit students - assigned to an academic dean

 

You can find to whom you are assigned by going into Self-Service Banner (SSB) in the TBird Web Portal.  Choose Student from the Main Menu.  Then go to Student Records and View Student InformationYour advisor will be listed in the Student Information record.

If you have been assigned a faculty advisor, you can locate contact information and office hours through the Directory on the NMJC home page.