Amarillo College Advising

Social Distancing

To ensure the safety of students and staff, we ask that we all practice Social Distancing. We strongly encourage advising sessions to be conducted via tech supported options: Email, Skype, or Phone. If you still need to see an advisor in person, we will try our best to accommodate. Please call Advising at 806-371-5440 for more information.


"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


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 schedule an appointment with Melodie Graves through the Schedule an Appointment on the left-hand side menu.

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


July 6 - July 31 – Summer Hours:

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 12:00pm

August 3 - August 28 - Advising Extended Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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 Schedule an Appointment link on the left menu to find your advisor, their contact information, and make an appointment online.  Appointments are recommended. Please make sure you have completed your admission requirements before scheduling an appointment with your advisor.


  • Questions?

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

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 Catalog 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 using Student Planning


  • 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.


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. They are located on the third floor of the Ware Student Commons.

Advocacy and Resource Center

The Billie Bee Flesher Advocacy & Resource Center is home to the Adult Students Program, the Amarillo College Clothing Closet, the Amarillo College Food Pantry, and Social Services. The ARC is conveniently located in the Ware Student Commons, in office suite 108. Students can easily access services and resources that can assist them when they encounter life barriers that may prohibit their success

Success Center

The Success Center offers TSI Quick Reviews are designed to facilitate students' appropriate placement and movement through developmental courses at Amarillo College.

Academic Support

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