Advising and Orientation

Once you complete the Admissions process at NSCC, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in your declared major. Your faculty advisor can help you clarify academic, career, and long-term goals, and provide academic guidance through the registration process. Some departments hold group-advising sessions for informational purposes.

Find Your Advisor Online

You can find your advisor by logging on to myNSCC with your A# and password, then select the “Advising Resources” tab. In “Academic Profile” your primary academic advisor will be listed at the bottom left under “Advisors”.  Find your advisor on myNSCC

You can then go to the Campus Directory to get your advisor’s contact information. If you are a current student and do not have an advisor, please contact Records at 615-353-3218 or Admissions at 615-353-3215 and they will refer you to the appropriate department.

Main Campus Advising

  • Advising Starting August 24: Room S-214
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00am–5:30pm and Friday: 8:00am–4:30pm

Satellite Campus Advising
Click the link below for your campus’s faculty/staff contact info for advising:

New Student Orientations
Please visit New Students for full information on New Student Orientations.

Student Initial Course Placement Effective Fall 2015

Prerequisites and Co-requisites for NSCC Courses
As of Fall 2015, all entering students will be assigned to a placement level in English (Writing), Math, and Reading depending on their ACT, COMPASS, or SAT scores in those areas. Successful completion of Level 1 progresses students to Level 2. Students who completed all Learning Support competencies in those areas prior to Fall 2015 are categorized as Level 2.

When advising, use the learning support documents below to place students into an appropriate co-requisite experience to gain learning support competencies using the new model.

Advising for Learning Support English and Reading (PDF)
Advising for Learning Support Math (PDF)
Learning Support Advising Quick Sheet (PDF)

Levels for English

Level ACT English sub-score COMPASS Writing Skills SAT Critical Reading Placement
1 17 or below 76 or below 440 or below ENGL 1010 + ENGL 0815
2 18 or higher 77 or higher 450 or above ENGL 1010
Levels for Mathematics
Level ACT Math sub-score COMPASS Algebra SAT Placement
1 18 or below 37 or below Math: 450 or below MATH 1000 + 0815, MATH 1010 + 0825, MATH 1530 + 0835, MATH 1630 + 0845
2 19-26 38-83 Math: 460 or above MATH 1000 (for SAILS completers only), 1010, 1130, 1410, 1530, 1630, or 1710
3 27 or higher 84 or above Composite: 1220-1280 MATH 1720, 1830 or below
4 29 or higher 93 or above Composite: 1290 or higher MATH 1910 or below
Levels for Reading
Level ACT Reading sub-score COMPASS Reading SAT Critical Reading Placement
1 18 or below 82 or below 450 or below Designated college-level course + READ 0815
2 19 or higher 83 or higher 460 or above Any college-level course for which reading competency is a prerequisite

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