Amarillo College considers academic advising essential to student success. The goal of the Advising Department is to help students identify their goals, and to help students achieve those goals. As a returning, current, or prospective student, it's important to build a relationship with an academic advisor. An advisor can help you create an academic plan by helping you select appropriate courses and create a class schedule for Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. An advisor can help you achieve your academic goals.
An advisor can assist you in other ways, as well. They can help you with the following:
Choose the degree, (Associate in Arts or in Science or in Applied Science) or a Certificate offered at Amarillo College that will best meet your goals.
Plan to transfer to another college or university.
Learn about other resources to help achieve your academic goal, such as tutoring or study skills workshops.
Advise on how to raise your GPA if you are on academic probation.
Assist with employment and career choices.
Want to learn more about a specific academic program at Amarillo College, for instance teaching or auto tech? If yes, meeting with an advisor can be simple.
Meeting With an Advisor
Academic advisors are available to meet with you throughout the year – not just at registration time. If you are Undecided or a General Studies major, contact Advising Services or if you have selected a major, contact your Major Advisor.
Most importantly, during peak advising times (just before and during registration), it's best to meet with an advisor in person or Ask An Advisor.
Student Service Center Suite 130
Amarillo College, Washington Campus
Advising Center Business Hours
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The last student seen must be signed in 20 minutes before closing time
During peak times hours may vary.
Be Prepared BEFORE your advising appointment:
Read your college catalog. Be familiar with the courses and requirements for your degree plan.
Look on AC Connect and click on Future Student to get an idea of what courses you might want to take.
If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, work with an advisor to develop a plan to meet your academic goals.
Career & Employment Services
Knowing the career path you want to take can make it easier to decide which courses and programs are right for you. Or you may need a job to get you through college. Visit Career & Employment Services to help chart your future.
Academic Probation Advising
A student whose semester grade point average fall below 2.0 and the cumulative GPA is less than 2.5 will be placed on academic probation.
Adult Student Services
The Adult Students Program provides financial assistance to students who qualify through tuition scholarships, childcare, transportation (gas reimbursement), and a text lending program.
AC provides comprehensive social services related assistance to students, and faculty to bridge to needed community/school resources for our students and their families..
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