The Advocate

Transfer counselor propels students

By Wanda Gonzalez, Advocate Staff

February 19, 2020

Transfer counselor Andrea Phillips has had an immensely positive impact on first generation college students at Contra Costa College for years. From organizing college readiness events on campus, to creating personalized educ...

Academic Renewal to clean bad grades

By Joel Umanzor, Staff writer

October 24, 2018

A little-known procedure in the Counseling Office can help remove D and F grades from the transcripts of students wishing to strengthen their overall GPA. Academic Renewal is the process in which Contra Costa Community College...

Website links transfer resources

By Salvador Godoy, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2016

Assist.org is an online resource meant to help students learn which community college courses are transferable to any UC or CSU campus in California. The Assist.org workshop held in LLRC-107 on Sept. 16 was an occasion for stu...

Working status constrains goals

By Tobias Cheng, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

College are working full-time jobs, multiple part-time jobs or have other full-time obligations while taking classes. Counselor Sarah Boland said these students are not any more motivated or driven than any other students. ...

Replacement financial aid program stalls in hiring task

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

February 4, 2016

SparkPoint, a nonprofit organization that helps students pay for necessary expenses, is in the final processes of partnering with Contra Costa College as a replacement for Single Stop USA. The financial coaching program that is repla...

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