Frequently Asked Questions

Who is my advisor?

Find your advisors for each Career Community. Advisors see students based on their program of study. If you are undeclared or undecided on your major then you can see any advisor.

How often should I see my advisor?

We recommend that you see your advisor at least once a term prior to registering for courses. You can see your advisor at any point of the term.

How do I meet with an advisor while the college is closed and/or has limited operation?

Can I see more than one advisor?

It depends, as many but not all Advising teams or Career Communities have more than one advisor. You are welcome to see the same advisor consistently, or whichever advisor is available at the time of your visit. You may also see a different advisor or advising team if you change your major/program of study.

I'm having trouble choosing a major or degree. Who can help?

If you haven't decided on a major or program of study, we recommend you start by contacting Lane’s Career Exploration Center, where you may access many career exploration tools and explore Lane’s Career Communities and access Career Counseling.

You may also email the center directly at: CareerExplorationCenter@lanecc.edu

Can my advisor register me for classes?

Advisors can recommend courses for you to take each term, but it is your responsibility to register yourself for courses. Students typically do not register for courses in advisors' offices. View the video showing you how to register:

How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor?

While the college is closed and/or has limited access, you may connect with an advisor.

When we are back to normal operation, Lane's advisors see students during drop-in advising hours. For the most up to date advising hours, call the Academic Advising Center at 541-463-3800 or see the drop in advising page.

Can I earn an Associate Degree in two years?

It is common for students to take more than two years to complete an Associate degree. Completion time depends on where students place in writing and math and how many credits students take each term.

What's the difference between an academic advisor and a counselor?

Academic advisors can help you with your academic path and credit course loads. Counselors help you navigate retention strategies, career exploration and/or personal issues.

What is a full-time course load?

Lane runs on the quarter system, and a full-time course load means that you are registered for at least 12 credits or more in any term.

How do I find out which math and writing class to take?

Can academic advisors help me with financial aid questions?

Please address your financial aid questions directly to Financial Aid Advisors or you may email them directly at: Finaid@lanecc.edu