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 academic advisors located in the Student Affairs Center.

Advisors are available to assist students with advising regarding:

  • 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


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 an academic advisor in the Student Affairs Center that is a liaison to your specific major.

Students in programs that are related to taking general education courses including the Associate of Arts degree, as well as students with an undecided major are assigned to a academic advisor in the Student Affairs Center. 

Students that are in the pre-health majors are also assigned to a academic advisor while they are taking prerequisite courses prior to applying to specific program (Pre-Nursing, Pre-Dental Assisting, Pre-Medical Assisting, Etc..)

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: http://www.southcentral.edu/Registrar/dars-report.html.  You can also visit the Student Affairs Center to find out who your advisor is.

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 on-campus registration session where you will register for your classes. A listing of academic programs is provided on our Majors and Programs page. Please review your academic program web pages so that you can learn about the requirements for the degree that you are pursuing.  When you go to your major you can find the available degree options and for some majors if you click on the degree you may also find a course sequence link that shows how you should plan to take your classes. If you have additional questions after reviewing your academic program web pages, please contact the Admissions and Academic Advising Team for assistance.

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.

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 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Friday

Advising appointments for alternative times can be directed to the academic advising team by calling us at (507) 389-7200 or you can choose to do E-Advising with an academic advisor by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Concern for a Students Success:

Sometime a student may need help and our professional academic advising team is here to connect students with additional resources.  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.

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