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HSS Advising Resources

Welcome to the School of Humanities & Social Sciences Academic Advising and Student Support Resources page! 

“Academic advising is a developmental process which assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of these goals. It is a decision-making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an advisor; it is on-going, multi-faceted, and the responsibility of both students and advisor. The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus agencies as necessary.”
Davis S. Crockett, Models for Designing and Implementing a Successful Program.

Please review the College-wide Advising Policy and the Academic Advising Agreement below to understand the role and expectations of both the student and advisor.

All students are assigned a faculty advisor based on their major. Students who are “Undeclared HSS” are advised by the Advising Coordinator. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are on track with satisfying graduation requirements. The advisor helps the student in this process by providing information, guidance, and by making appropriate referrals. Your advisor’s name is listed on the right side of your Student Center in PAWS. Students should review their “Academic Requirements” report in PAWS to determine which courses still need to be completed. If a student is interested in a different major/minor, they can utilize the “What-If Report” option in PAWS to review the major/minor requirements.

To support your academic planning, please visit your major’s Departmental Advising Materials.


Advising & Student Support Resources

Academic Advising and Change of Major Resources (for Faculty, Academic Affairs)

Academic Calendar (Check here for important dates throughout the semester, including registration windows and course withdrawal deadlines.)

Academic Integrity

Academic Standing (Information on Good Academic Standing and Probation/Intervention/Warning Statuses)

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Advising Resources (from Records & Registration)

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Anti-Racism Resources


Care Referral

Career Center

Center for Community Engagement

Center for Global Engagement (Arlotto Family Center for Global Engagement) 

Center for Student Success

Change of/Add Major Guidelines (HSS)

College Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

College Core

Course/Credit Overload

Course Withdrawal

Dean of Students

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

HSS Majors, Minors, & Specializations

Instructional Technology (IT)

Graduation (Commencement Information)

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC)

Language Placement

Math Placement Information (for Pre-Calculus & Calculus)


Pre-Health Information (for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare)

Prelaw Program

Records & Registration Forms 

Student Life

Student Travel

TCNJ Policy Manual

Tutoring Center 

Waitlist Information for All Schools/Departments

Writing Placement


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building, Room 302
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628