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Academic Advising

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Academic Advising

New and continuing students are assigned a staff academic advisor and a faculty academic advisor upon admission. Academic advisors assist all students in selecting their major, registering for courses, developing an academic plan, and recommending student support services. Staff and Faculty academic advisors work together to help students set goals, develop a clear path for graduation, and access sources of support. Academic Advisor assignments can be located in DegreeWorks.

Please note: Faculty advisors are available for advisement during their scheduled office hours which are posted on their office door. Please email your Faculty Advisor listed in DegreeWorks to schedule an appointment.


The mission of academic advising at Horry Georgetown Technical College is to collaborate with students to develop and execute an academic plan that will refine and guide their academic and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who meet with an academic advisor will:

  1. Create an academic plan.
  2. Be able to identify where to find their program requirements and admission and registration policies and procedures.
  3. Be able to use Degree Works and myHGTC to select and register for appropriate classes.
  4. Be knowledgeable about where and how to access appropriate support services to accommodate their unique needs.
  5. Learn the importance of maintaining regular communication with their faculty advisor to monitor and evaluate educational progress.
  6. Be guided towards a career path.

Student Responsibility in the Advising Partnership

  • Complete the advising process early upon receiving their acceptance letter.
  • Be prepared prior to meeting with the Academic Advisor by researching degree requirements, as well as transfer information.
  • Actively participate in advising by asking questions and sharing and clarifying goals.
  • Follow through on advising recommendations in a timely manner.

Academic Advisor Responsibility in the Advising Partnership

  • Engage and guide students to develop and execute an academic plan to guide their academic and career goals.
  • Be knowledgeable about programs, graduation requirements, policies, and procedures so students have accurate information concerning academic policies, procedures, deadlines, and general education requirements.
  • Recommend appropriate classes and other tools/resources to assist students in course selection and registration.
  • Refer students to appropriate student success resources.
  • Through active listening, guide students toward a career path.

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