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.

Goals of Academic Advising

The goals of academic advising is to:

  • Identify your purpose for pursuing an education or additional training at NCTC.
  • Discuss the relationship between your future career plans and an applicable major.
  • Understand the course requirements and sequencing of classes for your identified major.
  • Determine the best options for continuing your education beyond NCTC, such as university transfer.
  • Promote awareness of the campus resources available to help you achieve your goals at NCTC, such as Tutoring/Student Success Services, Career Center, Completion Center, Financial Aid/Scholarships, and Student Life/Student Organizations.

Who is My Advisor?

Currently, enrolled students are assigned to an academic advisor based on their declared major or program of interest. You will visit with your advisor prior to registering for classes to ensure that you are on the right academic path, and also throughout each semester so they can check on your progress and discuss any challenges or successes. Your assigned advisor is listed on your MyNCTC account either when you look at your current class schedule, or on your Advising Worksheet.

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 Advising Worksheet saved to your MyNCTC account.

Please contact the Counseling and Advising Office at your preferred campus in order to speak with an advisor or counselor at any time before or during the semester, or email

(940) 498-6499

(940) 668-4216

Flower Mound
(972) 899-8412

(940) 872-4002, ext. 5212

(940) 521-7120 

(940) 380-2500 

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 any NCTC Admissions Office at the time of application. 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 coursework 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 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. This does not pertain to health science-related courses.