Fall Semester 2019 Workshops

Counseling, Advising, and Transfer Center


Transfer Week Workshops (Oct. 14-Oct. 18)

I’m Undocumented/DACAmented...How Do I Transfer and Pay for University?

Monday, Oct. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Presenter: Devin Chambers, Counselor

Room: BIC 3419

Are you unsure about the transfer process as an undocumented/DACAmented student? Learn about the ins-and-outs of transferring to a university as an undocumented/DACAmented student. Come away with scholarship and other resources to help you afford university.


Transfer Research

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. - noon

Presenter: Wendy Thorup-Pavlick, Counselor

Room: BIC 3461

Learn the latest online tools designed to help you research your transfer university/college options and simplify the transfer process.


Understanding Grief and Loss

Wednesday, Oct. 23, noon - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Barbara Dion, Counselor

Room: BIC 3419

Grief is the normal process of grieving the loss of someone or something dear to us.  What can we expect when we or someone else is going through the Grief Process?  How can we help the mourner?


How to Be a Straight A Student in College

Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - noon

Presenter: Danice McGrath, Counselor, and Laura Nenninger, Counselor

Room: BIC 3421

We have all heard the saying, “Study Smarter Not Harder,” but what does that really mean?  Based on the book by Cal Newport,  How to become a Straight A student, you will learn practical strategies that will help you streamline and maximize your study time, absorb material quickly and effectively, excel on your exams, and more. Come discover the secrets of straight “A” students and learn ways to become a more successful student and raise your GPA.


Art Therapy as a Stress Relief

Tuesday, Oct. 29, noon - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Valerie Galgan, Counselor

Room: BIC 3C04

Need a break from your studies, home life, or maybe your social life? Tap into your inner creativity and explore ways to use ART as a form of stress relief. Learn about the effects of stress and engage in various art activities that you can use during stressful times.


Is There a Trick to Choosing a College Major?

Thursday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Carla Johnson, Counselor

Room: BIC 3435

We will discuss the myths and truths behind this burning question, as we explore effective ways to approach choosing your major path. While you won’t have a magic answer at the end of this session, you will have a simple process to start today and finish outside of the workshop that will help you find your answer. Join us for a real treat!


Veterans and Military Personnel Transfer Success

Tuesday, Nov. 5, noon - 1 p.m.

Room: BIC 3C04

Wednesday, Nov. 6, noon - 1 p.m.

Room: BIC 3419

Presenters: Devin Chambers, Mark Glenn, Dr. Jocelyn Harney, and Carolyn Margrave (Counselors for Veterans)

Learn the ins-and-outs about successfully transferring to college/university as a student military personnel or veteran. Find out information about yellow-ribbon schools and other resources available as a transfer student.


Are You Sabotaging Your Academic Success?

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Rosie Carbajal-Romo, Counselor

Room: BIC 3435


For more information, call (630) 942-2259 or stop by the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Office, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200.


Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259

Regular Hours for the Glen Ellyn campus:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Check with each off-campus center for their hours:

Carol Stream

New to College of DuPage?
Stop by or call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or Counseling, Advising and Transfer at (630) 942-2259.

Continuing or Past COD Students
For appointments at COD's main campus, call (630) 942-2259, or one of the COD Centers.

Ask a counselor a question.