Academic Advising

South Central College’s academic advisors are dedicated to enhancing each student’s academic goals, while assisting students in making decisions and developing educational and career plans. At SCC, students are advised by both faculty advisors and professional academic advisors located in the Student Affairs Center.

Advisors are available to assist students with advising regarding:

  • Academic Motivation Program advising
  • Accuplacer exam interpretation or placement test interpretation
  • Degree or program of study selection
  • Course selection and course sequences
  • Degree and graduation requirements
  • Degree Audit Report (DAR’s Report) interpretation
  • Campus resources available for students

Meeting with Your Advisor is Easy!

Every student at South Central College has their own advisor.

How do I get assigned to an advisor?
Students in technical programs (i.e. Marketing, Agribusiness, Automotive Services, Phlebotomy, Computers, Carpentry, etc.) are assigned a faculty advisor in your program of study, and you can also get help from someone on our professional academic advising team if you are not able to contact your faculty advisor.

Students in programs that are related to general education courses (that are only designed to transfer to a university for achieving a Bachelor’s Degree) including the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Fine Arts, and Broad Field Sciences Associates of Applied Science are assigned to a professional academic advisor in the Student Affairs Center.

Students that are in the Pre-Nursing majors are also assigned to a professional academic advisor in the Student Affairs Center.  Pre-Nursing students may also contact the Nursing Department team with questions about applying to the Nursing Programs.

What if I am a newly admitted degree seeking student and have questions?
If you are new to the South Central College community as a degree seeking student, professional academic advisors will be available at your STAR Session where you will register for your classes. Please review your academic program web pages so that you can learn about the requirements for the degree that you are pursuing. If you have addition questions after reviewing your academic program web pages, please contact the Admissions and Academic Advising Team for assistance. A listing of academic programs is provided on our Majors and Programs page. When you go to your major you can find the available degree options and for some majors if you click on the degree you will find the course sequence sheet that shows how you should plan to take your classes.

If I am an admitted and registered degree seeking student, where do I find out who my advisor is?
Refer to your Degree Audit Report which is available via your E-Services account. A link about how to access your Degree Audit Report is included for your convenience:  You can also visit the Student Affairs Center to find out who your academic advisor is.

Preparing for your Meeting

  • Make sure and review your academic program web pages and write down questions that you have.
  • Be sure to print and review your Degree Audit Report.
  • Think about other questions that you may have that you can get answered while you are meeting with your advisor.

Office Hours and Locations:

If you are on-campus and need assistance, please stop at the Student Affairs Center and speak with a team member to determine if we can quickly answer your questions, or if you should make an appointment with an academic advisor.

Fall 2016 Semester Student Affairs Center Office Hours:

7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Thursday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday

Academic Advising appointments:
7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday
7:30 am to 3:00 pm Friday

You can also contact a member of our professional academic advising team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may call us at (507) 389-7200.

Faculty advisors can be contacted during the office hours listed on the course syllabus or via email or phone as described in the syllabus. If you cannot reach your faculty advisor you are welcome to contact one of our professional academic advising team members.

Group Academic Advising Sessions:

When it’s time for admitted and registered students to pick courses for the next semester(s), the professional academic advising team will offer group academic advising sessions that you can sign up to attend.  You will be able to review your current courses, talk to an advisor about your future plans, and then plan out which courses to take based on your goals.   Sign up to attend a group academic advising session

Concern for a Students Success:

Sometime a student may need help and our professional academic advising team is here to support our students.  If you have a concern about an individual student's success, please let us know by submitting the confidential "Request to Provide Help to a Student" form.