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Academic Advising


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

The following students are required to meet with an advisor or counselor in order to register for courses:

  • First-time college students (including students who were previously Dual Credit students but are now at NCTC full or part-time) or continuing students who have earned 30 credit hours
  • Students who are not TSI (Texas Success Initiative) complete in one or more areas (see next section for description of TSI requirements)
  • Students who are enrolled in a Certificate program
  • Students who need to have transfer credits applied from another institution
  • Students on Academic or Financial Aid Suspension (if appeal has been submitted and approved)

Students who qualify for on-line course registration are not required to see an advisor or counselor, however, it is highly recommended for students who have questions or need information about important issues such as course sequencing, pre-requisites, choosing or changing a major, transferability of courses or degrees, etc. Please contact the Counseling and Testing Office at your preferred campus in order to speak with an advisor or counselor at any time before or during the semester:

Corinth Counseling and Testing Center (940) 498-6410

Gainesville Counseling and Testing Center (940) 668-4216

Flower Mound Counseling and Testing Center (972) 899-8411

Bowie Counseling and Testing Center (940) 872-4002, ext. 5212

Graham Counseling and Testing Center (940) 521-7101