All Advising and Counseling Services

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Office assists new students at the Welcome Center on a walk-in basis, and can help with the following areas:

  • Enrollment process;
  • Answering all other general questions pertaining to admission and financial aid;
  • Interpreting course placement test results;
  • Selecting a course load for the next semester;
  • Selecting of courses related to an educational program/curriculum/degree;
  • Selecting of an appropriate schedule/times for classes; and
  • Study skills, planning, and development.

The following groups of students must see the Counseling Office to make course decisions:

  • All current and returning students must see a counselor.
  • Students who are at risk academically, on academic probation or dismissal.
  • Undecided students, including liberal arts major, general studies, and or general science.
  • Dual enrollment and early college students.

Location: Welcome Center (building WC first floor)
Walk-in Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: 313-317-6845 or email

Academic and Career Counseling

The Counseling Office has resources to assist students in the following areas:

  • Returning students;
  • Assessments to determine interests and assist in career planning;
  • Exploring career options;
  • Choosing an Academic program; and
  • Transferring to another college.

Students can also take advantage of self-service options:

  • Career Focus 2
  • Review the Programs of Study for more information about each program's requirements and transfer options.
  • Online Program Evaluation (Degree Audit): HFC's WebAdvisor offers an interactive online evaluation of students' progress toward the completion of a degree or certificate. Students must be a currently enrolled HFC student with a WebAdvisor password to access this service.
  • Review the Transfer Out from HFC page for resources that can help students plan their next steps.

Location: Learning Success Center (A-117)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: (313) 845-9611 or email with the subject line "Online Advising." In the message indicate the academic pathway or area of interest.

Personal Counseling

The Counseling Office can help students with the following areas:

  • Help make decisions regarding program of study and career;
  • Match students with a peer mentor;
  • Learning how to cope with anxiety;
  • Learning personal interaction skills;
  • Conflict resolution with faculty and classmates;
  • Stress management;
  • Test anxiety;
  • Veterans;
  • Mental health issues such as depression, trauma, phobias, etc.;
  • Addictions;
  • International Students; and
  • Cross Cultural and adjustment issues.

Location: Learning Success Center (A-117)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: (313) 845-9611 or email Include in the subject line "Counselor Appointment." In the message provide your name and telephone number, and someone will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Assisted Learning Services

If a student has a disability, staff in Assisted Learning Services can provide accommodations for a more successful college experience. Some of these resources include:

  • Special Testing Conditions;
  • Curricular or instructional modifications;
  • Textbooks in alternate format;
  • Reader/Writer services for tests;
  • Note-taker assistance; and
  • American Sign Language Interpreters for classroom.

Location: Learning Success Center (A-125)
Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ; Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Contact: (313) 845-9617

Student Outreach and Support

Student Outreach and Support helps students achieve their educational goals by offering three basic forms of assistance:

  • Personal, career, and crisis counseling;
  • Additional funding; and
  • Academic training and assistance.

Location: Learning Success Center (A-125)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: (313) 845-9629