CGCC now has Pathways Advising!

Get connected with your advisor today!

Mike Taphouse

Associate Director of Advising, Pathways: Business programs, Technology & Trade programs, Mathematics & Science programs, Associate transfer degrees in mathematics and sciences

Charlotte Cusack

Academic Advisor, Pathways: Health, Education & Social Sciences, Associate transfer degrees in social sciences or humanities

Shayna Dahl

Student Support Services Coordinator - Only established students who already receive other support from Shayna should schedule advising with her. Other students should schedule with Mike or Charlotte, depending on their pathway.

Contact us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Consult Degree Planning to see what classes are offered in upcoming terms. Please reach out to an advisor for additional information and assistance. 

You may make changes in your course schedule through the end of the first week of the term. The changes should be approved by an advisor.

Adding a class

You can add a class using MyCGCC at any time before the beginning of the term.

Once a class has started, a written approval of the instructor is required. Use the Prerequisite Override Form or Late Registration Form to obtain the approval and submit the form to Student Services Office.

Dropping versus withdrawing from a class

There is an important difference between Dropping and Withdrawing from a class:

  • Dropping a class can be done during the first week of the term. No charges will be applied nor grades assigned to your record. Drop deadlines vary for classes shorter than 11-weeks.
  • Withdrawing from a class can be done by the end of the 8th week of the term. You will be charged for the class and a letter “W” (withdraw) will be assigned to your transcript. Withdraw deadline vary for classes shorter than 11-weeks.

Dropping or withdrawing from a class may affect your financial aid eligibility. Consult with our Financial Aid Office before dropping or withdrawing from classes.

You can register for classes by using your student account MyCGCC. Learn about the registration process.

Your financial aid is based on the number of credits you take per term. For example, if you enroll for 12 or more credits (full-time enrollment) you will be eligible for 100% of funds available to you for that term as indicated in your award letter. However, if you enroll just for 6 to 8 credits (half-time enrollment) you will receive just 50% of the financial aid available to you. 

Classes that are waitlisted do not count towards financial aid enrollment status.

Successfully completing college classes requires time. One credit equals 1 hour of class on campus or online per week. For example, a  4-credit class equals 4 hours of class time per week. For every hour in class, plan for 1½ -2 hours of homework time. Therefore, full time students (12 or more credits) should plan for about 36 hours per week of class time and homework.

Prerequsites are classes required in order to take more advanced classes. College level classes typically require that you have completed WR115, RD115 and MTH20. Some of the classes, such as ART Ceramics or Drawing, do not have any prerequisites. Other such as Science or Math may have more advanced prerequisites. Consult the schedule to learn about prerequisites for specific classes.

Please visit our CGCC Transcript Information  page for details. Print out and submit this form to Student Services. Please call 541-506-6011 select option #2 for further assistance or to help with any questions.

In most cases, yes, but careful planning is necessary! See an advisor for help with planning to transfer to another college or training program.

An advisor will help you to:

  • Select possible transfer colleges, universities or training programs based on your career goals.
  • Determine which courses you will need and choose courses that will be transferable. 
  • Research application and scholarship deadlines.

Need assistance?

Please call  (541) 506-6020 or click below to send us a quick message if you would like help from an Academic Advisor. 

Please contact Student Support Services Coordinator Shayna Dahl at Columbia Gorge Community College if you have questions regarding accommodations or resources for students.