Academic advising services are available to each student during his/her period of enrollment at HCC. Staff members are regularly available for day and evening students on a walk-in basis (appointments can be made in some instances). An academic advisor is also available on selected Saturdays (see right sidebar for upcoming Saturday hours). Students are initially referred to an advisor for the purpose of planning an academic program. Faculty advisors also are available within each instructional division.
Students are also able to receive assistance from the Welcome Desk staff and student ambassadors in the Administration and Student Affairs (ASA) Building. Welcome Desk staff and student ambassadors can assist students with basic information, including scheduling questions and the use of WebAdvisor.
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.