Academic Advising

Academic Advisors help students in these ways:

  • Provide support in achieving your educational goals 
  • Work with you to develop an academic plan and an appropriate schedule of classes
  • Help you understand College policies and procedures 
  • Monitor and help you address academic challenges 
  • Make strategic referrals to campus support services 
  • Educate you on meeting requirements for graduation 

New Student Advising

New or returning students enrolled in a degree program should meet with your Academic Advisor before registering for classes.

If you are a new student, check your Admission letter to confirm the academic division where you should schedule your advising appointment. 

Schedule an Advising appointment via Starfish: 

1. Log into your MyCState account. 

2. Click on Starfish.

  • Desktop: In  MyCState, click on the Starfish link at the top of the screen, then click on your Student Success Network to schedule your advising appointment.
  • Mobile: In  MyCState, click on the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner. The Starfish link is at the bottom of the list.

3. Click on your Student Success Network to schedule your advising appointment.

Schedule an Advising appointment via Text to 513-301-1415 or call your division: 

  • Business Technologies – Text (513) 301-1415 or Call (513) 569-1620 
  • Engineering and Information Technologies – Text (513) 301-1415 or Call (513) 569-1743 
  • Health and Public Safety – Text (513) 301-1415 or Call (513) 569-1670 
  • Humanities and Sciences – Text (513) 301-1415 or Call (513) 569-1700 
  • Middletown – Text (513) 301-1415 or Call (513) 727-3400

All new students seeking a degree at Cincinnati State must meet with an academic advisor after admission to the College.

And don’t forget to Register for a Welcome Day event!

Continuing Students

Continuing students can schedule academic advising appointments using the Starfish tab in MyCState. 

Academic Division Offices

Cincinnati State has four academic divisions that provide college-credit bearing associate’s degree programs, certificate programs, and courses at the Clifton, Middletown, and Harrison campuses.

Learn More about the Academic Division Offices