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. In order to better assist students in the planning and completing of their academic programs at HCC, the academic advising office operates under the following schedule:
- Monday - Friday
The purpose of walk-ins is to assist students with general and basic academic advising needs. This includes (but is not limited to) registering for classes, career and transfer questions, changing majors, course issues, and quick immediate needs. All new students will meet with an academic advisor either as a walk-in or group advisement session.
- Limited appointments daily
The purpose of appointments is to give students a dedicated time to work with an academic advisor on developing a degree plan for a certificate and/or a degree program. Appointments will be made by the advising office as needs and circumstances arise concerning a student's degree plan and situation.
Students are able to receive assistance for basic questions and scheduling from the Welcome Desk staff in the Student Center advising area.
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.