May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Advising Services

Academic Advising

Our mission is to create a relationship of shared responsibilities between staff, faculty and students through integration of social, educational and career plans. Students are empowered to take charge of their education through realistic self-evaluation. Academic advising services are available to help students make decisions and to promote their success and well-being.

Services include educational planning, transfer advising, and graduation degree audits. Educational planning includes assisting students in deciding on a college major and providing course scheduling advice. Referral services for career and personal counseling also are available. Advisors provide information on Texas Success Initiative requirements and advise students on appropriate options.

Students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree will work in collaboration with advisors to determine the steps necessary for transfer.

College Open House

The Student Enrollment Services Division sponsors an open house each summer for prospective students and their families.

Student Support Assistance

The Advising office provides student access to Self Service and TC Email throughout the year.  In addition, Advising office staff provide printed instructions for web registration, Continuing Education programs, and tutoring information and availability. 


Because advising and counseling are personal matters, the Advising office maintains confidentiality to the limits provided by the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).


There is no cost to the student for academic advising services. Staff members will consult with and develop specific programs or presentations for faculty, campus organizations, and the campus community free of charge.

Advising Goals

  1. Assist students in realistically assessing their academic, professional, and life goals.
  2. Align the students’ degree choices with the Pathways Project initiative to encourage efficiency in university transfer.
  3. Guide students in accepting ownership for the decision-making process and becoming creators of their experiences.

Student Responsibility in the Advising Process

In order to achieve the advising goals, students must…

  1. Clarify personal values, abilities, interests, and goals for academics and life.
  2. Come prepared to see an academic advisor with a copy of their TC degree plan, a planned schedule for the forthcoming semester, and if planning to transfer, a current degree plan for major at transfer-college of choice.
  3. Understand that the ultimate responsibility for making decisions for adding/dropping courses, meeting graduation requirements, and meeting with an advisor is the students.
  4. Become knowledgeable and adhere to TC institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
  5. Access and use Self-Service for updating information, registration, and viewing program evaluation to track progress toward graduation.
  6. Read Temple College email and other important communications from the college, instructors, and advisors.
  7. Seek assistance as soon as a problem arises – do not wait!
  8. Follow through on all referrals made by advisors.

Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the regulations published by the United States Department of Justice 28 C.F.R. 35.107(a), Temple College’s designated ADA coordinators shall be responsible for coordinating the college’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the ADA. 

ADA Coordinators:

Title I – Employment – Director of Human Resources – 254-298-8582
Title II – Education – Coordinator of Student Accommodation – 254-298-8335
Title III – Facilities – Director of Maintenance – 254-298-8692

The Office of Student Accommodations (OSA) provides individualized assistance to students with documented disabilities. Temple College requests that eligible students apply for services with the Office of Student Accommodations located in One College Centre. Following qualification for services, students are encouraged to meet with the OSA coordinator each semester to discuss accommodation needs. Students, who have qualified for accommodation services, are urged to request accommodations through the OSA at least three weeks before the start of the semester so that the accommodations can be in place for the first day of classes. For more detailed information visit the TC website at