Academic Advising/Orientation


Welcome to Academic Advising at Ocean County College! Our Office Mission is to assist students in accomplishing their academic, career and lifelong learning goals.  

Through our group and individual advising services, we help students: understand placement test results; select a degree program; understand college requirements and identify transfer or career goals. Stop by our office or schedule a virtual advising appointment.



Students who cannot come to campus, but wish to receive academic advising, can schedule a virtual advising appointment. Please call 732-255-0300 to make an appointment.

Kean Instant Decision Days  Call 732-255-0356 for more information or visit them in Gateway (Building 101), Room 103.

The Academic Advising Center, located in the Administration Building, operates on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary. Our office hours are: 

Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm

Friday - 8am-5pm

Extended Fall Registration Hours

For your convenience, Ocean County College will open on Saturday, August 29th and Saturday, September 12th from 8:00am – 12:00pm. The student services departments will be available to assist with admissions, registration, advising, financial aid and payment through the cashier’s office.

We are always available during our normal business hours of 8:00am – 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday.

Staff Members

Dr. Norma Betz
Vice President of Student Affairs

Anna Regan
Director of Academic Advising

Pamela Donohue
Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Michele Connolly
Academic Advisor
Coordinator of Orientation

Administrative Assistants

  • Carol Lynch
  • Judy Salage

Elaine Schardien
Academic Advisor
Coordinator of NJ STARS

Laura Wills
Academic Advisor
Coordinator of Transfer Services

Geraldine McGinty
Academic Advisor

Mary Gabler
Academic Advisor

Jennifer Kipp
Academic Advisor

Melissa Bova
Academic Advisor