What is Advising Month?

It is a time to...

  • Plan Your Next Semester
  • Connect with your Faculty Advisor and/or Enrollment Advisor
  • Review your plan by using your Wish List (course planning)
  • Plan for GRADUATION
  • Plan before your Registration window/date and time opens up for you
  • Meet, Greet, and Seek Information

Advising Month

  • March 1-30  Summer and Fall Course Registration Advising
  • October 1-31 Spring Course Registration Advising

Advising Month Events

Get The Scoop
Join us in the Student Lounge for ice cream and the scoop on everything you need to know to be ready for Spring semester registration.
Brooklyn Park Student Lounge,  Wednesday, March 1, from 3:30-5pm
Eden Prairie Learning Commons,  Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30-2pm

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Learn what your DARS is and how to view your DARS at any time so you can stay on track for graduation.
Brooklyn Park Student Life Centers Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9 from from 11am-1pm (except for Tuesday) & 4-6pm
Eden Prairie Student Life Centers Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10 from 11am-1pm

What's Poppin'
Stop by for more information regarding Advising Month  events and registration.
Brooklyn Park Student Lounge Monday, March 6, from 12-1pm
Eden Prairie Student Lounge Monday, March 6, from 12-1pm

Stop. Be Advised. Right Now.
Extended walk-in advising hours.

Brooklyn Park Walk-In Advising
Monday, March 20 - Thursday, March 23 from 8am-12:45pm & 2pm-5:30pm
Friday, March 24 from 8am-12:45pm & 2pm-4:15pm
Monday, March 27 - Thursday, March 30 from 8am-12:45pm & 2pm-5:30pm

Eden Prairie Walk-In Advising
Monday, March 20 - Thursday, March 23 from 9:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-5pm
Friday, March 24 from 9:30am- 3:30pm
Monday, March 27 from 9:30am-11:45am
Tuesday, March 28-Thursday, March 30 from 9:30-1:30 & 2:30-5pm


Is your program major current on your student record?

An important part of developing a graduation plan is utilizing the Interactive Degree Audit Report (DARS).  For DARS to be useful to you, it is important to make sure your major is up-to-date in your academic record.  If it is not, submit a Change of Major eForm.

Who is your Faculty Advisor?

One of the reasons it is important to make sure your major is up-to-date is because your faculty advisor is assigned based on your major. 

You can find out who your faculty advisor is by:

  • Go to eServices
  • Click on Courses & Registration
  • Click View/Modify Schedule
  • At the top of the page, your Program Major and Faculty Advisor will be listed

See you Faculty Advisor if you are currently enrolled in at least one technical (program) course.

See your Enrollment Advisor if you are currently:

  • Not enrolled in any technical program courses
  • Enrolled in general education courses only
  • Enrolled in Pre-LPN, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical Assistant coursework
  • Enrolled in any prerequisites for your technical programs

Advising Session Schedule

Check with your program faculty advisor for your advising session date and time.

Current students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor for academic advising during Advising Month to prepare for the upcoming semester and plan their next semester's schedule.  Maintaining regular contact with your program faculty advisor is important to your success!

Faculty advisors provide assistance in:

  • planning a program of study consistent with the students' educational and employment objectives
  • selecting courses
  • clarifying college policies and procedures
  • interpreting graduation requirements
  • overcoming barriers to their educational success

Students are encouraged to meet with their program faculty advisor several times each semester.

All students with a declared major are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor during Advising Month. Students who have not declared a major receive advising services from enrollment advisors.

Bring the Following Items to Your Advising Session:

    The advising transcript is a computer-generated transcript for students, which covers the student's HTC course history including transfers, test-outs, and assessment scores.

How to Obtain an Advising Transcript

  • DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System)
    DARS is a computer generated degree progress report for students. The audit lists the college award requirements and helps the student plan and monitor progress toward graduation.

How to Obtain a Degree Audit Report (DARS) Online

    Academic Planning Guides
    are used to help students choose and register for courses in a specific sequence. If you have received a personalized academic planning guide, it may be helpful to bring it to your advising session as well.
    Application for Award
    forms should be submitted one semester prior to graduating. Students will be considered for priority registration if the form is submitted by the designated deadline and they have 18 credits or less left to complete within their major.

Last updated by ttigue : 2017-02-24 09:05:50