Academic Advising

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"Academic advisors are like a car's GPS system, we listen to your destination, we suggest ways to get there and we help you identify potential road blocks; but ultimately YOU are in the driver's seat and make the decisions." - Jennifer Emery, Academic Advisor

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Important Information & Reminders:

Due to the high volume of students that we have during the registration period, emails and/or voicemails to the Advising Center and all academic advisors will have a 48 hour turn around. To expedite your process, please provide us with your AC student ID number. For immediate assistance please stop by in-person to see your academic advisor.  

Amarillo College considers academic advising essential to student success.  Academic advisors, and specialists in the Advising Center, can answer general questions over the phone. To provide you with a comprehensive advising/greenlight session, we recommend an in-person session. If you are a distance education student, and need to be advised/greenlighted for registration, please contact your advisor via email. General Studies majors can contact Margie Vitale at mevitale@actx.edu or 806-371-5184 to setup a Skype academic advising session.

Very Important:  All students that place below college-level into two or more (or any level of reading) areas of reading, writing, and mathematics are advised in the Success Center. No exceptions.  The Success Center is located on the 3rd floor of the WARE on the Washington Street Campus.

You must be registered for classes prior to the first class meeting.  There is no late registration. Before registering for credit courses, all new students and those on academic probation must meet with an academic advisor to be green lighted/cleared for registration/or registered for courses.

Advising Center Business Hours

Regular Hours
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

During peak times hours may vary.

Click on the Who is My Advisor? link on the left menu to find your advisor, their contact information, or make an apoointmednt online.  Appointments are recommended.

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 the Advising Center 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 to be greenlighted via email visit Ask An Advisor.

Be prepared BEFORE your advising appointment.  You read the AC Catlog online or by picking up a printed Course Guide in the Advising Center. 

New Students:

Please have your admission process completed before seeing your advisor. Here is how to complete this process: Admissions

Returning & New Students:

  • Read your college catalog. This will help you to know how Amarillo College works and the requirements for earning your degree.
  • Develop your academic guided pathway. Knowing this, helps you to achieve your goals.
  • Have questions ready for your advisor.

How to Register for Academic Classes in AC Connect

How to use the Student Schedule Planner

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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 guided pathway which will aid you in earning your degree.

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.

Want to learn more about a specific academic program at Amarillo College, for instance teaching or auto tech? Are you wanting to be a doctor, social worker or accountant? Having trouble during the semester? If yes, meeting with an advisor can be simple.

 

Questions?

When you have questions, do not be afraid to ask them. Your advisor is here to help you with the questions you may have. This is how you build your knowledge base.

Advising Department
Student Service Center Suite 130
Amarillo College, Washington Campus
(806) 371-5440

 

Other Services:

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.

Common Reader

The AC Common Reader program announces Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford as the 2016-2017 Common Reader selection.  Incoming students may obtain a book in the bookstore or by contacting Courtney Milleson at 806.371.5427 or cgmilleson@actx.edu 

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.

Social Services

Our goal is to provide as much information as possible for employees and students to be able to access campus and community resources when needed.

Success Center

The Success Center offers TSI Quick Reviews are designed to facilitate students' appropriate placement and movement through developmental courses at Amarillo College.  All students that place below college-level into two or more (or any level of reading) areas of reading, writing, and writing are advised in the Success Center.

Academic Support

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