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Academic Advising

Academic Advising

2021 Virtual Transfer Fair
February, 22-25
More than 60 Maryland, out-of-state, online, and historically black colleges and universities will be present.

Learn more about and participate in the transfer fair.


Our Academic Advising and Registration Office looks forward to working with you. There are a number of ways for both new and returning students to connect with an advisor to get registered for classes for the upcoming spring semester.

If you are undecided about your future plans, we would suggest you take a career assessment. Traitify or Focus2 Career links your answers to a certificate or degree program at Hagerstown Community College.

Advising and Registration Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6:30pm and Friday, 10:00am-4:30pm

  • Students are invited to make phone or face to face appointments.
    • It is strongly encouraged that students make phone or face to face on campus appointments. Please go to to make a phone appointment or call 240-500-2240 to schedule a face to face appointment (30 minutes in length).
  • While students are able to “walk-in” for services without an appointment, the Advising and Registration department highly recommends students to make an appointment. Longer wait times should be anticipated for walk-in services - since many students will have scheduled appointments with the advising staff available on a particular day. Look for signage and follow social distancing guidelines on campus.
  • The Advising and Registration department has also posted some new instructional videos that will assist you in navigating and understanding Self-Service. Please visit our Self-Service Tutorials page.

In addition, students coming to campus for face to face services are required to wear a face mask or covering in our office area while meeting with an advisor. Students are also encouraged to bring their own laptop or portable device in order to access their student account and register for classes. Please note, due to social distancing guidelines, only students can meet with Academic Advisors in their offices; students may elect to call family members to participate in an advising meeting via the phone, FaceTime, and other types of technology. If an exception is required, please notify staff at the time of the appointment.


The Academic Advising and Registration office is located in the Student Center on campus, to the right of the lobby, in rooms 116 to 120. All students must have a current application on file and a photo ID in order to meet with an academic advisor.

All prospective students who have not yet applied to HCC, may contact the Admissions office at 240-500-2238 to schedule an appointment.


If you will be in the ESSENCE program (still in high school/home school), call 240-500-2238, email or text 240-892-7258 to schedule a time to register for classes. Students in the ESSENCE Program register with the Admissions Office and can't register online. Registration for classes offered at local high schools will be conducted in the classroom when the class begins.

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.