Advising PINS for Registration
Alamo College students who are close to or have completed 45 hours of college credit are now required to enter an Advising Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to register for Fall 2016. To obtain the Advising PIN, students must participate in an advising session with their Certified Advisor. The advising session will help the student review their individual success plan in preparation for graduation and give the student an opportunity to ask questions about transfer institutions, graduation planning, job readiness, etc.
Detailed instructions on how to use your PIN are available in the ACES portal. To find the instructions, first log in to ACES then click on the Student Tab. Once on the Student Tab, click on Web Services, then Click on Student and then click on Registration.
For more information on your College's advising center, click on the following link: www.alamo.edu/advising.
The Alamo Colleges is implementing Advising PIN processing at critical advising junctures to ensure students make progress to timely credential completion by meeting with their advisor throughout their educational journey. Students are required to meet with their advisor when they complete 15, 30, and 45 hours of college credit in an associate degree program as defined by the State Legislation §9.555.Student Advising, notwithstanding Texas Education Code §51.9685.
Advising PINs will be rolled out at the following phases:
Registration Term Implementation Date Students Receiving PIN
Fall 2016 March 24, 2016 45 HR PIN
Spring 2017 October 1, 2016 45 HR plus 15 HR PIN
Summer 2017 February 1, 2017 45 HR, 15 HR, plus 30 HR PIN
Advising PIN will prevent registration at critical advising touchpoints.
Students will receive email notifying them of required Advising session and Advising PIN.
Students will contact/meet with assigned advisors at 15, 30 and 45 hours of college credit.
Students will receive Advising PIN upon meeting with their assigned advisor.
Programming for Advising PIN will utilize earned non-developmental hours and registered non-developmental hours.
Advising PINs will use the following schema:
Advising PIN for 15 HR range: 100000 - 299999
Advising PIN for 30 HR range: 300000 - 499999
Advising PIN for 45 HR range: 500000 - 699999
PINs are term driven and effective only for the term they are assigned.
An Argos report will assist advisors in the Advising PIN process.
Once a student has met the advising requirement, the advisor will provide the student with the Advising PIN and send an email with the Advising PIN.
Contact your Director of Advising for additional information.