Be Wise, Get Advised
Why Get Advised?
Advising is a process to guide students with setting realistic academic goals and the objectives. Advisors encourage students to make course selections and access services to explore and identify academic and career interests. Students should meet with an advisor at least once a semester in preparation for the next semester. If you are uncertain about your current program or progress, want to transfer to a four-year institution or need to drop or withdraw from a course, a student should consult an advisor. Some students like to check in with their advisor just to share their current progress.
How to Get Advised
Most students are assigned to HCC's Office of Admissions and Advising for their advising services. Some students are assigned to specific faculty or staff advisors or to the Student Support Services Office. Students can find out who their advisor is by looking their "My Student Profile" in HCC Express. It is usually a good idea to call and make an appointment with your advisor. If you have a quick or urgent question, or your advisor is unavailable, Admissions and Advising provides a walk-in advising service; hours are posted on their website. You can always ask for a specific advisor when you visit.
Using HCC Express
HCC Express.net is online software that allows students to search and register for available HCC courses, view and adjust their class schedule, pay their bills, check their grades and course history, and view their financial aid and scholarship status. As a credit student, you can access registration and other features after your application for admission is approved.