The goal of Advising at Hennepin Technical College is to assist students in making maximum progress toward their educational, career, and personal goals. To help with your success, we provide the following services:

COVID-19 Update

Student Success Advisors are available during this time to answer questions by appointment or email. Methods available are email, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or connect by phone.

Email is the best way to access your Student Success Advisor. Please refer to the BPC and EPC Student Success Advisors' lists to select your Student Success Advisor. Include your StarID or Tech ID in the email message.

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors provide a supportive environment to assist students with goal-setting, academic planning, interpretation of assessment results, course selection, and referral to appropriate resources for academic and personal success.


Schedule a 30-minute appointment to meet with a Student Success Advisor by calling 952-995-1300.

Common 30-minute appointment topics include:

  • Registering for next semester courses
  • Graduation planning
  • DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) review
  • Assistance with appeals (Max Time Frame, Pell Census, and Student Appeals)

Express Advising

Have a quick question? We prefer that our students schedule appointments with a Student Success Advisor to make the most of everyone's time.  If that's simply not an option, it may be possible to meet with a Student Success Advisor for a quick Express Advising session.

Common Express Advising topics include:

  • Assistance with eServices
  • Changing your major
  • Adding or dropping a course
  • Policy questions.

Virtual Express Advising
Monday - Friday, 11am - 1pm

Dates not available*:

  • March 27, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • May 15, 2020
  • May 25, 2020

*As of Spring 2020, Express Advising will generally be available to students Monday - Friday. Dates not available are subject to change. Call 952-995-1300 to confirm the day's schedule.

Advising Options

Can’t make it to campus but really need to meet with a Student Success Advisor? We have other options! Students can schedule phone appointments, send questions and get answers through email, or meet via video chat. To schedule an appointment, call 952-995-1300.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors provide assistance in planning a program of study consistent with the students’ educational and employment objectives. All students with a declared major are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor during Advising Month, which is held each semester prior to registration, or any time they have questions regarding their technical program courses.

Students can look up their specific faculty advisors in eServices under Courses & Registration > View/Modify Schedule, and may schedule a time to meet by contacting the advisor directly.  See the Employee Directory for faculty contact information.