Counseling & Advising Center

The counselors and advisors of this office provide the academic advising students need in order to formalize education and/or vocational objectives, understand the college admissions process, research college majors and transferability of coursework, and assist with resolving personal problems which are impacting a student's academic performance.

Personal counseling is available to students on a limited basis with referral to community and private resources when appropriate.

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 throughout each semester—not just during registration!

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
  • Students who are not TSI (Texas Success Initiative) complete in one or more areas and therefore required to enroll in preparatory coursework
  • Students who are enrolled in a Certificate program versus an Associate's degree plan
  • Students who need to have transfer credits applied from another institution in order to meet prerequisites for NCTC courses
  • Students on Academic Suspension who have an approved appeal

Students who qualify for online 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, prerequisites, choosing or changing a major, transferability of courses or degrees, etc.

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) 521-0720