All students entering college for the first time are required to meet with an advisor. Advising sessions are scheduled after you have completed TSI requirements.
To help you stay on track,
download the Navigate mobile app. It’s like having a personal advisor on call 24/7, from orientation through to graduation.
All students are encouraged to build a professional relationship with an academic advisor to promote your academic success.
Your advisor can help you:
- Complete the registration process
- Choose a career path that matches your
program of study and degree or certificate
- Select a career path that works for your four-year college of choice
- Connect to other campus resources
- Learn skills including time management, critical thinking and decision-making
- Create a plan for raising your GPA if you are on scholastic probation. Read the catalog for more information about scholastic probation/suspension. Learn about the probation policies at each of the campuses of Dallas College.
Meeting With an Advisor
Academic advisors are available to meet with you throughout the year — not just at registration time.
Learn more about our
virtual advising services, or feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Please view the recommended technology for students taking online classes.
Withdrawing From Courses: Stop Before You Drop
Under Texas law (TEC Section 51.907), if you drop too many classes without having an acceptable reason,
your GPA and financial aid could be affected. Be sure you understand how this law may affect you before you drop a class.
The law applies to students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including Dallas College) for the first time in fall 2007 or later. Under this law, you may not drop more than six classes without an acceptable reason during your entire undergraduate career without penalty,
For more information, please see
Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College in the catalog or read
Facts About Dropping Classes. Your academic advisor can also answer questions about this law and how it may affect you.
Learn More About the Admission and Registration Process
Other Important Things to Know:
Transfer: If you plan to
transfer to a four-year college or university, work with an advisor to develop a plan to meet your academic goals.
Career Services: Visit the
Career Center for job preparation and placement opportunities.