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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 at their "My Student Profile" in myHCC. From the myHCC homepage, click on the link for "My Advisor & Major (Area of Study)."  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.



myHCC is the center of your digital life at Howard Community College!  Use it as the starting point for many online services.  After logging into myHCC with your HCC Login ID and password, you can view college calendars and announcements, check email, use Password Services, and access HCC Express services to:

  • Register for, add, drop, or withdraw from classes.
  • Pay your bill.
  • Order a transcript.

View class schedules, grades, advising assignments, financial aid and scholarship status, and academic course history.


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