Academic Advising


Academic advising is an essential element of NCTC's commitment to ensuring that students take the proper courses in the proper sequence to meet their educational objectives. NCTC counselors and advisors provide academic advising services for new, current, and potential students.

All students should regularly review their Advising Worksheet saved in MyNCTC. Advising Worksheets are extremely important because they show both students and advisors exactly what courses need to be taken for students to achieve their educational goals.

Note: Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted to the Admissions Office along with a Transcript Evaluation Form in order for transfer work to be applied and an accurate Degree Audit saved.

Transcript Evaluation Forms should be submitted well in advance of an appointment with an advisor to allow time for processing. Students who qualify for online registration and who have completed college-level coursework already are not required to see an advisor, however, it is recommended for students who have questions or need information about important issues regarding transfer, college majors, graduation requirements, etc.

Students who wish to get a better idea of what major to choose and/or what courses to take should go to the Counseling and Advising office to speak with an advisor or counselor or call one of the campus office locations.

Corinth
(940) 498-6499

Gainesville
(940) 668-4216

Flower Mound
(972) 899-8412

Bowie
(940) 872-4002, ext. 5212

Graham
(940) 521-7120

 

Academic Fresh Start

Academic Fresh Start permits course work taken at NCTC that is at least 10 years old to be ignored for application purposes and determination of grade point average (GPA). Students applying to the institution or to a specific program (e.g. LVN, ADN, Paramedicine, etc.) may choose to invoke an Academic Fresh Start. Students must complete the Request for Academic Fresh Start form available in the Registrar's Office at the time of admission. Although grades on students' NCTC transcripts are not altered, the cumulative hours earned and cumulative GPA are set to 0 and an explanatory note is added to the transcript. Academic Fresh Start applies to all course work in a given semester regardless of the grades earned. Semesters chosen for consideration must be consecutive.

Auditing a Course

When space is available in a specific course and registration for credit students prior to a given semester has ended, those who are 55 years or older wishing to audit a course may do so by contacting the instructor of the course within the course specific department. When auditing, students take a course without receiving official credit for the course from North Central Texas College. After the course begins, a student's audit status may not change. All documentation/requirements are arranged between the audit student and the instructor of the course.