Academic Advising

The mission of Academic Advising, is to provide the knowledge, guidance, and support necessary to empower students to reach their educational goals, through innovative programs and services that effectively assist students in making informed decisions.

First-time college students must meet with an academic advisor for an individual advising session. Transfer students must meet with an academic advisor if they have successfully completed less than twelve (12) credit hours or if they are on academic probation or suspension.

All students are encouraged to seek academic advising before beginning the registration process to explore program options and learn about academic requirements and course prerequisites. Knowledge regarding selected program of study allows students to progress quickly towards graduation, saving time and money. For students considering eventual transfer to another institution, an early visit with the office of Transfer, Career and Employment is highly recommended.

Advising is required for:

  • All first-time college students, including those who have earned college dual enrollment credit as high school students.
  • Transfer college students with fewer than twelve (12) earned college semester credit hours.
  • Students on academic probation or dismissal.
  • Students who need college preparatory (developmental education) courses.

If TSC requires advising, an admission/registration hold will be placed on the student’s recorduntil the requirement has been met.

Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if currently enrolled and pursuing a two-year degree program, planning to transfer to another college or university, or simply taking a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change. Students are encouraged to stay informed of any changes that may affect them by meeting with an academic advisor regularly and checking the TSC website for updates.

Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university selected for their continued education. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at TSC that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.