Academic Advising

HCU academic advising is a partnership in which the advisor provides knowledge, tools, and support to empower students as they navigate their path toward graduation and professional success.

Academic Advisors are faculty or staff members who can help students navigate degree requirements, counsel students on all academic matters and broad career and vocational interests, and provide referrals to campus resources.

Students must meet with their assigned Academic Advisor each semester prior to registration for the subsequent semester. All advisees are expected to avail themselves of these mentoring services in order to graduate from HCU in a timely manner since the student is ultimately held responsible for fulfilling his or her degree plan requirements.

For questions about the advising process, please e-mail

The Advising Process

The advising process at HCU is designed to help the student make important decisions related to academic and career progress. Below are some guidelines to follow to make the advising process a successful part of the HCU experience.

    • Discuss academic successes or issues that may affect academic progress
    • Select courses for each semester
    • Consider a change of major or minor
    • File a degree plan
    • Discuss educational and career goals
    • Provide personal encouragement and support
    • Listen and help solve problems regarding academic or career issues
    • Aid in selecting appropriate courses each semester
    • Serve as a reference to appropriate campus resources
    • Assist the student in attaining educational and career goals
    • Come to the advising session prepared and ready to ask questions
    • Be knowledgeable about HCU academic policies and procedures
    • Schedule appointments with advisors
    • Keep scheduled appointments on time or cancel in advance
    • Accept responsibility for academic decisions
    • Seek assistance before experiencing academic difficulty

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