Advising is about your success.
Our top priority is helping you define and reach your academic and career goals. All Henry Ford College students have an individual advisor at the Welcome Center. Your advisor knows your academic program and your overall goals, and will help you customize your schedule, semester by semester, to complete your degree or certificate successfully.
You can find your assigned advisor's name and contact information in Student Self Service.
Student Success Navigators will also be available to provide extra support when you need it. Learn more about how to schedule an appointment with your advisor below.
Schedule an Appointment
Not sure who to make an appointment with? Meet my Advisor.
Schedule a 30-minute appointment with your advisor to talk about your academic goals, your long-term plan, or your current semester plan. Appointments can often be scheduled for the same day. Please plan ahead whenever you can. Keep in mind that during peak registration times, your advisor's schedule could be booked, and you might not be able to get an appointment for a week or longer.
Walk-in advising is a 15-minute advising session on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in advising is ideal for quick questions, and for guidance on the current or upcoming semester. Because the session is short and you are not meeting with your dedicated advisor, walk-in sessions cannot assist with long term planning, academic success planning, transfer questions, and other in-depth services that are offered during appointments with your dedicated advisor.
Academic Advising Office
Academic Advisors provide you with support throughout your college career, from application to graduation. An Academic Advisor will be assigned to you based on your program of study. We will help you meet your educational goals, from your first day at HFC until the day you complete your degree or certificate.
Student Success Navigators provide an extra layer of support above and beyond academic planning for students who may require additional guidance to be successful in college. A Student Success Navigator will help remove barriers that may be getting in the way of a student’s ability to stay on track by assisting the student in helping to find resources and support through various offices and services on the campus.
Advising for Parents
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents Henry Ford College from providing your student's academic information unless they provide written consent. You are welcome to join your student in their initial meeting with an advisor to address individual questions and concerns. For your student to develop independence and self-sufficiency, it is vital that they take the initiative to meet with their advisor and other campus staff throughout their journey at HFC.
First floor of the Welcome Center, (Building WC)
Questions by phone or email, and scheduled appointments:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Advisors can help students with:
- Program and graduation planning
- Academic success planning
- Transferring to another college after you complete your HFC program
- Course planning and scheduling
- Changing your HFC major or program
- Registration process, dropping classes, and withdrawals
- If we can't answer your academic questions, we will refer you to the right place!
- Read your HawkMail for important updates.
- Contact your advisor when you need help and keep scheduling regular appointments
- Use Student Planning and become familiar with your course plan
- Prepare and bring appropriate resources to your advising appointment, such as a planned course schedule or program evaluation.