Academic Advising/Orientation

Students on Campus

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.

2016 Important Dates

March 1st - Deadline for Spring 2016 graduation applications

April 13th - 10:00am - 4:00pm - OCC-FDU Scholars Program - Meet with Anthony Mastropietro, Director, CC Partnership Fairleigh Dickinson University - See detailed information below.

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

OCC-FDU Scholars Program

Ocean County College and Fairleigh Dickinson University have established the OCC-FDU Scholars Program. With this program, a student will receive at least a 40% reduction in tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck or Florham Campus in Madison upon completion of the associate’s degree.

Anthony Mastropietro, Director, Community College Partnership Fairleigh Dickinson University, will be available to meet individually with students to discuss the OCC-FDU Scholars program on Wednesday, April 13th from 10 AM to 4 PM.

If you would like to schedule a 20-minute appointment, please contact Mr. Mastropietro directly at


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.

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

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

Advising Specialist
Carol Lynch

Administrative Assistant
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