Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are here to help you successfully navigate through your college experience.  Our mission is to provide you with relevant and timely information that will enable you to reach your educational goals.  

Meet the WCJC Advising Team 


First Time In College Students - Before scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor, please follow the process outlined on the Primary Advising page.  A "first time in college" student is someone who is entering college for the first time, including those who may have previously taken dual credit courses.  Current dual credit students, students transferring from a different school, or students who are enrolled at another school, are not considered to be "first time in college".


Connect with an Academic Advisor through any of the following ways: 

Meet with an Advisor in Person.  You can make an appointment to meet with an advisor on the Wharton or Sugar Land campus using the links below.

Wharton Campus Appointment

Sugar Land Campus Appointment

Note:  The UH-Sugar Land campus has strict parking / ticketing rules, so make sure to park in visitor parking if you do not have a UHSL parking tag. 

UHSL parking mapUHSL visitor parking rates.

Virtual Appointment.  You can make an appointment to meet with an advisor virtually through Zoom using the link below. 

Virtual Appointment

Online Chat:  Click on the "Live Chat" icon on the bottom right-hand side of this screen. 
Chat Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00AM-noon; Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-4:00 PM

General inquiries - ACT@wcjc.eduor 979-532-6388


How to Meet with an Advisor

Meet with an Advisor in Person.  You can make an appointment to meet with an advisor on the Wharton or Sugar Land campus using the links below.

Wharton Campus Appointment

Sugar Land Campus Appointment

Note:  The UH-Sugar Land campus has strict parking / ticketing rules, so make sure to park in visitor parking if you do not have a UHSL parking tag. 

UHSL parking mapUHSL visitor parking rates.

Virtual Appointment.  You can make an appointment to meet with an advisor virtually through Zoom using the link below. 

Virtual Appointment

UHSL parking mapUHSL visitor parking rates.

Online Chat:  Click on the "Live Chat" icon on the bottom right-hand side of this screen. 

Chat Hours: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00PM-4:00 PM
Academic Advisors by Campus

Michael Adkins
Director of Academic and Career Advising

Academic Advisors

Catherine Shoppa - Wharton
Samantha Cannell - Wharton
Sara Fira - Wharton
Vershonda Williams - Sugar Land
Mervat Michael - Sugar Land
Alexis Brooks - Richmond

Academic Advisors by Major

Art, Humanities and Communications
Catherine Shoppa

Business and Computer Science
Vershonda Williams

Education 
Michael Adkins

Healthcare
Samantha Cannell

General Studies  
Sara Fira

Science and Math
Alexis Brooks

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mervat Mickael

Public Services and Technical Education
Rose Ochoa

Dual Credit 
Natalie Stavinoha

Events and Workshops
Wednesday, Sep 15 - Starting the New Semester Off Right
11:00 - 11:30 AM.  Virtual
Learn strategies to make sure you stay on track and have a successful semester here at WCJC.
 
Wednesday, Oct 13 - How to Win at College
1:00 - 1:30 PM.  Virtual
Learn about the importance of mindset and how having a growth mindset can help you excel in college and life.
 
Tuesday, Nov 2 - Advising and Registration Tips
1:00 - 1:30 PM.  Virtual
Learn about advising resources, selecting a major, and how to connect with an advisor to make sure that you are ready for next semester and beyond.
Primary Advising for New Students

Primary Advising teaches new students how to select and register for courses, declare a major, and read a degree map. It also highlights resources and general information new students need to be successful in college. 

All new students are required to complete Primary Advising before registering for classes.

Dual credit, transfer, or transient students are not required to complete Primary Advising.

Step 1: Watch your Primary Advising Intro Session 

This session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and should only be viewed after you have met all Admissions Requirements.  Incoming students can check their Admission Status through Online Services.

Step 2: Meet with an advisor

You can meet with an advisor in person or virtually. 

Advising Syllabi for Students

Each syllabus below was designed to help you navigate the advising process. Each has a checklist for students to follow based on how many hours they have completed in college.

Advising Syllabus: New Students - 0-15 credit hours completed

Advising Syllabus: 16-30 hours completed

Advising Syllabus: 31-45 hours completed

Advising Syllabus: 46-60 hours completed

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