Academic Advisement

All new students must meet with an Academic Advisor prior to registering for classes. Advisors are available to meet with students on both a walk-in and appointment basis.

Appointment Days

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday

The purpose of appointments is to give students a dedicated time to work with an academic advisor on developing and planning a certificate and/or a degree program. These appointments can also be used for career and transfer planning. Please be on time and bring any pertinent documents (i.e. transcripts, test scores, etc.) with you, and plan to spend approximately forty-five minutes with an academic advisor. Please call 240-500-2530.

Walk-in Days

  • Monday
  • Thursday

The purpose of walk-ins is to assist students with general and basic academic advising needs. This includes (but is not limited to) changing majors, course issues, and quick immediate needs. Further academic planning may require an appointment to be made.

Normal Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • There are extended hours during registration periods. These hours are subject to change without notice.

Students are also able to receive assistance for basic questions and scheduling from the Welcome Desk staff and student advisors in the Administration and Student Affairs (ASA) Building.

Mission statement: Hagerstown Community College’s Academic Advising department strives to empower all students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals by providing personalized, developmental academic advising to each individual student. Advisors assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening their economic, social, and cultural life. Advisors aspire to provide its diverse community of learners the guidance and support they need to be successful in the higher education environment.