About CAPS

The Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS) is a multi-service center designed to support students with their academic needs. CAPS services are free of charge to students enrolled in credit-bearing courses.

Community members may access the Center and its services through the purchase of a Community Access Card.

The Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS) is dedicated to promoting a responsive learning environment that fosters personal growth, academic success, and life-long learning within a global community.

CAPS will empower students to accomplish their educational and career goals by offering comprehensive services that are accessible, innovative, and inclusive.

The goal of academic advising is to assist students in creating academic plans that will help them achieve their educational goals with timely and financial efficiency.

  • Placement Assessment, CLEP, and other assessments
  • Academic and Transfer Advising for all new, non-matriculated, and Liberal Arts students
  • Open computer lab with software used by most courses
  • Tables and quiet rooms for study
  • Tutoring in a variety of formats
  • Academic coaching to help support learning, organization, time and life management
  • Career Center to guide you towards a pathway or help you with resumes and cover letters
  • Make-up, alternative, and accommodated testing services
  • Workshops and Canvas (Learning Management System) resources

Academic advising is a process in which the student and the advisor work collaboratively to set individual objectives for the student’s college experience. Whether the goal is to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to another institution, or just take a few classes, the advisor will assist in developing a plan to achieve that goal.

Our professional Academic Advisors in CAPS meet with all new, non-matriculated, and returning Liberal Arts students. Connect with the Academic Advisor who best meets your goals.

  • Students majoring in Pre-Veterinary Technology or Technical Studies meet with Maggie Duffy-Durkin.
  • Students looking to transfer to another college after GBCC meet with Maggie Duffy-Durkin.
  • Students majoring in Pre-Surgical Technology meet with Maggie Duffy-Durkin.
  • Students who’ve decided to enter into a Conditional Participation Agreement (CPA) after Academic Suspension are required to meet with Amy Darrigo-Doyle.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) or International Students will meet with Siri Dumont.
  • Students with a disability can meet with Amanda Voce or another of the other advisors. 
  • Students of any major needing to complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Appeal (SAPFA Appeal) can meet with Amy Darrigo-Doyle, Jenna Anand, or any of the above advisors.

Great Bay Community College has specialized experts to address the many complexities of a student’s situation. Connect with the Academic Coach who best meets your needs:

CAPS is located on the second floor of the Portsmouth campus, Room 210. In-person and remote services can be scheduled through Navigate.

CAPS hours of service are:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday   8:00AM – 5:00PM 

Thursday   8:00AM – 6:00PM

Friday   8:00AM – 4:00PM

For exceptions to the above check the college’s Hours and Directions.

Email: [email protected]

Location: Room 210 on the Portsmouth Campus

Phone: 603-427-7715

Scheduling a General GBCC Appointment in Navigate App