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 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 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 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 (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