Center for Pre-Professional Programs

This page is meant to assist students who are advised and supported through the Center for Pre-Professional Programs.

The Center for Pre-Professional Programs (CPPP) provides a network of support for students seeking admission into an upper division undergraduate program within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).  Expert faculty and staff connect through the CPPP to provide mentoring in areas of academic planning, application preparation, informed decision-making, career opportunities, as well as guidance on alternate pathways towards career goals.  Meeting each student where they are at, the CPPP customizes mentoring based on the unique experience of each individual, while also offering group programming where common information is shared.  The upper division programs currently supported within the CPPP are Exercise & Sport Science – Allied Health; Exercise & Sport Science – Sport Science; Health Science; and Nursing.

Announcements 

Students applying to the Exercise and Sport Science program this semester should check out the Application Information Webpage.  The deadline to apply is October 3rd.

Students applying to the traditional Nursing program through the College Admission Pathway this year should register for an Application Info Session from the Application Support Webpage.

We are pleased to announce that our location is now within the new Health and Human Services Building, suite 110A.  We look forward to welcoming you!

If you have issues or questions, please contact cppp@southernct.edu.  

Students are responsible for their own academic success, progress and decisions. While academic advisors assist students in navigating their academic journey, it is a student’s responsibility to be informed and knowledgeable about academic requirements, and to be proactive in their academic success. To do this, students must: 

  • Review and work towards understanding academic program requirements; 
  • Utilize available resources to monitor academic progress, find available courses and review program requirements (including their Degree Evaluation and University Catalog); 
  • Be familiar with how to connect with discipline/concentration departments and understand how to connect with course faculty/instructors; 
  • Take responsibility for actions and decisions that impact their academic progress; 
  • Seek advisement from their academic advisor when necessary; and 
  • Be prepared for advisement appointments with a planned schedule of classes, questions about the program(s) and requirements, as well as an open mind for exploration and mentorship. 

Academic Advisors assist students as they navigate their academic journey, by providing individual advisement in the promotion of each student’s academic success. An academic advisor shares knowledge, experience and insight to benefit students in their decision making and academic planning. Additionally, the advisor provides information about university policies and procedures related to academic programs. To do this, advisors will: 

  • Assist students in understanding their academic program requirements and provide clarification of requirements, policies and procedures; 
  • Connect students to appropriate university academic and success resources;
  • Meet as appropriate to address student questions and provide consultation on upcoming planned course of study, including immediate and long-range academic planning; and
  • Review students’ progress toward academic goals and monitor academic progress. 

Your Advisement Worksheet provides you with detailed information specific to the first two years of your desired degree program, as well as registration resources.  This worksheet will help you prepare for your advisement meeting and should be used in collaboration with your unique degree evaluation and program academic map (see below for more info).

Advisement Worksheets:

The Degree Evaluation provides you with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide of your program requirements to graduation. Working with your advisor you will map out your personalized academic plan towards graduation. 

You can also utilize our program Academic Maps as a starting/reference guide, however, your personal plan may be different depending on when you joined the major and what your individual concentrations are within your personalized program.

Our CPPP advising team is available to provide you with support, including your assigned advisor. Your advisor is listed in EAB Navigate (which you can access via MyApps) under "Your Success Team,” and on the top your Degree Evaluation (available in BannerWeb).  

You will receive information each semester on what advisement will look like for you, since advisement provided to those interested in applying into an upper division program is comprehensive.  Sometimes group informational sessions are required prior to scheduling your advisement appointment, so it is important to pay attention to your Southern email.  

Please know that you can contact your advisor by email at any point. 

Preethi Varghese-Joseph:  varghesep2@southernct.edu
Angela Ruggiero:  ruggieroa1@southernct.edu

The CPPP support team consists of faculty and professional advisors as well as graduate assistants.  Your assigned advisor is listed listed in EAB Navigate (which you can access via MyApps) under "Your Success Team,” and on the top your Degree Evaluation (available in BannerWeb).  CHHS graduate assistants will provide you with assistance in preparing for your advising meeting, navigating and understanding our systems, tools and resources. 

   

Special Populations:

First semester college freshmen receive advisement from their INQ course instructor but may also be asked to attend program informational sessions or will be enrolled in a specific intro course for their major.  Once INQ is successfully completed, students will be assigned to a program advisor within the Center for Pre-Professional Programs until admitted to their upper division program of choice or have completed 60 credits (in each of these two cases, students will will be supported by faculty as they work through upper division course requirements within their declared major and prepare for life beyond graduation).

New transfer students will be advised by the University’s Academic Advising Centers advisors for the College of Health & Human Services prior to the start of their first semester at Southern.  Once the term begins, new transfer students will be assigned to a program advisor within the Center for Pre-Professional Programs until admitted to their upper division program of choice or have completed lower division coursework (in each of these two cases, students will will be supported by faculty as they work through upper division course requirements within their declared major and prepare for life beyond graduation).

  

If you have additional questions about your advisor assignment or if you need assistance scheduling an appointment with your advisor or help navigating and understanding online tools, platforms and resources, please email CPPP@southernct.edu for assistance.

Exercise and Sport Science: 

Health Science:

Nursing:

Matriculated Southern students who wish to take a course(s) at another college/university and have it transferred back to Southern, please read this information - Process for Taking Courses Elsewhere