College of Community & Public Service Advising Center

Referring Students to CCPS Programs

  Referrals to College of Community & Public Service
Undergraduate Academic Programs

A resource for Academic Advisors & Faculty in other colleges

When working with potential CCPS major or minor students we ask that you use the CCPS resources available to you (and them!) to review the most up to date information. We work closely with the CCPS program faculty so that we understand why certain classes should be taken before others even though it’s not a technical pre-requisite. These resources can assist you with understanding course sequencing or pre-requisite issues. You can view the 4-year Curriculum Guides and our Major Worksheets to help students review what is necessary to complete a degree in one of the CCPS programs. The major worksheets also include a section which details minor requirements if a student is interested in adding a minor in one of our program areas.

 Instead of building a complete course plan with a student, please consider instead using these resources to resolve any immediate issues and then refer them to the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center for follow up and appropriate long-term planning.

Please do not create an entire academic plan and send them to us for “checking. We work with these majors all the time and are best equipped to handle the specifics of the major programs.

If a student decides on a CCPS major or minor while meeting with you, please help them declare it online so they receive communication from an advisor and an invitation to come in and talk with us.

Please direct students to our website as there is A LOT of really useful information for them (and you!) to review if they are interested in one of these programs. While you are here, feel free to take a look around at the information available.

Please let us help you! If you have a question or concern while working with a student call us at 616-331-6890 or send us an email to If we are not with students we’ll try to help you immediately. If  we’re not available, we’ll get back with you ASAP.  You can also have the student send us an email or give us a call!

If you have any additional questions or comments regarding student referrals, please let us  know!

Page last modified March 12, 2014