All Advising and Counseling Services

Academic Advising

Academic Advisers and Student Success Navigators at the Academic Advising Office assist new students at the Welcome Center on a walk-in basis.

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Advisers are available to students on a walk-in basis. Or students can skip the line and schedule an appointment using Flex Appointment.

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When to see an Academic Adviser:

  • You are a new or current student and you are decided on your program of study;
  • You have placement test scores that need to be evaluated;
  • You want to review pre-requisites and required courses for your Program of Study;
  • You want to review transfer requirements or your pre-graduation audit;
  • You have questions regarding the admissions process, registrar, transcripts in the system, program evaluation, course substitutions, waivers, CLEP/AP credits, and course syllabus;
  • You are considering attending HFC and seeking information regarding courses, degree offerings and requirements;
  • You are a returning student and the last course was completed less than three (3) years ago at HFC;
  • You require a Change of Program and you are firmly decided on what the program will be; selecting a new program closely related to current program of study; students changing their program for the first time or students seeking change to align with transferring to a university (Undecided students may be referred to Counseling for Career Counseling).

When to see a Student Success Navigator:

  • You are in a Business, Computer Technology, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, STEM, Industrial Arts, Health Careers or Nursing program;
  • You are new to HFC;
  • You have questions and you need someone to support and advocate for you;
  • You are ready to have help with your written Student Success Plan (SSP);
  • You want a plan that shows you how to get to graduation and the steps you need to take to get there;
  • You are struggling in a class and need some help and direction; and
  • You want to explore opportunities for campus involvement outside of the classroom.

Location: Welcome Center (Building WC on the main campus, first floor)
Walk-in Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 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 currently enrolled at HFC with a WebAdvisor password to access this service; and
  • Review Transfer Out from HFC 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 (ASL) 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 (SOS)

Student Outreach and Support (SOS) 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-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact: (313) 845-9629