We're here to help you soar!
Everyone has different paths, varied goals and lots of commitments. CBC is a great place to explore those paths, reach for those goals and make a commitment to yourself to improve your life! We understand that getting started can be overwhelming. That's why you should come see us at the Counseling & Advising office today!
We are here to help you. From creating an academic plan to exploring career options; from dealing with short-term personal issues to getting connected with more involved mental health resources in the community - CBC's Counseling & Advising team wants to help you reach your goals and realize your dreams!
We are currently holding appointments via phone, Zoom, or in person. Please call or email us to schedule an appointment: 509-542-5505 or counselingFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
To schedule an appointment via email, please include the following information in your email:
- Phone number
- Degree path
Please arrive on time for your appointment. You might be asked to reschedule if you arrive late. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment time, please let us know. We will be happy to find a time that works best for you!
At CBC, we call our academic advisors Completion Coaches. Advising works best as a shared responsibility between you and your Completion Coach. With that in mind, we encourage you to meet with your Completion Coach each quarter to develop a plan and make sure you stay on track for graduation.
Completion Coaches can help you with:
- Clarification of prerequisites and program and degree requirements
- Course selection and registration
- Understanding your advisement report
- Review of transfer requirements
- Creation of academic and financial aid plans
- Graduation applications
- Adding or dropping classes
- Success coaching and connection to campus and community resources
What is Career Services?
Career Services at CBC aims to provide you- at any stage of professional development- with essential career readiness skills. Empowering you to successfully navigate through your career journey is our goal! We are dedicated to supporting your career exploration and education.
We provide free, short-term personal counseling services for all current students. If you need immediate assistance, please come to the Counseling & Advising Center - someone is available to help you now!
Personal counseling can help if you are experiencing:
- Stress, anxiety and/or depression
- Grief and loss
- Overwhelmed feelings
- Test anxiety
- Relationship problems and/or abuse
- Substance abuse
- Questions relating to gender and/or sexuality
- Anger management issues
- Concerns regarding balancing school, work and home life
Frequently Asked Questions
The admissions process is fully outlined on CBC's Getting Started page. Find information about Financial Aid, creating a CBC student email account, scheduling placement tests, etc.
Class costs vary depending on how many credits you are taking, your resident status in the state of Washington and if there are fees associated with the class. Most courses also require students to purchase books and/or codes.
Both can advise and help you locate and obtain the resources, support and skills necessary to complete your degree or program at CBC. Counselors have additional training to conduct short-term mental health counseling and career counseling.
An advisement report is an analysis of your academic progress toward your degree. It helps you see where you're at along your educational journey and which courses you need to complete in order to graduate! If you have questions, please meet with your Completion Coach to review your advisement report and to ensure you are fulfilling the requirements for your degree or program.
Holds can be tricky, but don't worry, we can help! The best thing to do if you have a question about a registration hold, is to contact us at 509-547-5505. We will be happy to discuss any holds you may have and how to resolve them.
If you're a prospective student, you may want to check out what classes we offer. If so, please use the "Class Search" link on our public website.
Current students who wish to register for classes will do that via MyCBC:
If you are required to attend a Post-SOAR Advising session, you will be prompted to register at the end of your Getting Started steps.
You can add a class until the second day of the quarter without instructor approval. After the second day of the quarter, you will need an instructor to sign the override form below and submit it to the appropriate program/ division office. Once the override is approved, staff in the academic program/division office will overrise the system so that you can register youself for the class.
You can also email the instructor asking for their permission to enroll in the class. The email from the instructor must include the Course ID and the Item Number. If they approve, attach the email to the Override Form and submit it to the academic program/division as described above.
You can drop a class within the first five days of the quarter to receive one hundred percent tuition refund; however some fees can't be refunded. To receive a fifty percent refund, you must withdraw from a class before the 20th calendar day. You can withdraw from a class up until the 40th day without receiving a grade of 0.0 but will receive no refund.
If you are receiving Financial Aid, please make sure to speak with a Hawk Central Specialist about how this change will affect your funding.
You must have current placement test scores or have passed certain math and English courses to make a Financial Aid plan. Check with the CBC Assessment Center if you're unsure about your placement status.
If you have transfer credits, they must be evaluated by Student Records. If you are a transfer student and this is your first quarter at CBC, bring in a copy of your unofficial transcripts to Counseling & Advising to register for the upcoming quarter only.
Your advisement report will tell you if you are ready to complete a graduation application. If so, please make an appointment with your Completion Coach. You can do this at any time, but it must be completed. You should complete your graduation application as you are registering for your final quarter at CBC. For all other graduation information, please visit our Graduation page.
You can expect to see your diploma in the mail about six to eight weeks after you complete your degree requirements. If it has been longer than that, contact Student Records.
You can see that you've earned a credential on your unoffical transcript, typically within a week of grades being posted.
Schools have many important deadlines and requirements that you will need to meet to successfully transfer. We encourage you to prepare a transfer strategy by making an appointment with your Completion Coach.
Submit your official transcripts to Hawk Central. Once you receive the Worksheet for Evaluation of Transfer Credit in the mail, you can schedule an appointment with a Completion Coach.
Yes! One of the most important things you need to do as a new transfer student is to request your official transcripts from your previous school be sent to CBC for evaluation.
It takes several weeks from the date Student Records receives your official transcript(s) for them to be processed. You will receive a copy of the credit evaluation in the mail after this is complete. Once you receive this Worksheet for Evaluation of Transfer Credit, you can schedule an appointment with a Completion Coach.