CCI Advising

The Advising Center in the College of Computing and Informatics seek to promote undergraduate learning by coordinating the Computer Science major and its several concentrations. The goal is to ensure that all students graduate on-time and with the technical skills and professional development to become successful computing professionals.

The CCI Advising Center has professional advisors who assist existing and potential Computer Science (CS) students as well as faculty advisors to assist upper-classmen. Based on the student’s individual interests, the advisors can suggest different concentrations and course combinations that will ultimately aid Computer Science students in successfully achieving their goals.

Current UNC Charlotte Students: Make an appointment with advisors via Connect ( If no appointment times are available, email your advisor to schedule an appointment. You find your primary advisor's information in Connect and/or DegreeWorks.
UNC Charlotte Students Interested in a CCI major: Check the Internal Transfer Guidelines HERE
Prospective (Non-UNCC) Students, please email:
Location: Check In for Advising in Student Center: Woodward Hall 208 (2nd floor).

How Can the Advising Center Help You?

Academic Advisors assist current freshman, new transfer, and potential CS majors with the following:

  • Identifying which CS concentrations fits with your interests
  • Assistance with planning and navigating your academic goals
  • Course scheduling as well as completing the major and General Education requirements
  • Explain policies and procedures of CCI as well as for UNCC
  • Be a central contact to refer students to the appropriate resource in question, such as:
    • Gaining insight about possible career paths
    • Learning more information about research opportunities
    • Questions about graduate school

Advising Staff

Kevin Parsons

Kevin Parsons, M.Ed.

Director, Undergraduate Advising 

Phone: 704-687-1847

Office: WH 230D



Maureen Doran-Loftis

Academic Advisor


Phone: 704-687-6190

Office: WH 230C


Brandy Turner

Academic Advisor


Phone: 704-687-8389

Office: WH 230A


Stefney Simpson

Academic Advisor


Phone: 704-687-8582

Office: WH 230E


Mark Strejc

Academic Advisor


Phone: 704-687-8768

Office: WH 230B


alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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