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 advising@hfcc.edu

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 counseling@hfcc.edu 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 counseling@hfcc.edu. 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