SCC students are assigned a program advisor to help them make program decisions and plan their course schedules. Program advising is a collaborative partnership between the student and advisor. Though program advisors are available to assist students, students are ultimately responsible for monitoring their degree plans and making academic progress. Students are urged to meet with their advisors regularly and before changing their schedules, adding or dropping courses, or changing their program of study. For students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, their advisor will assist in advising students in accordance with the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the UNC System and the North Carolina Community College System. To ensure advisement time, students should schedule appointments with their advisors