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 


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

Virtual "Drop In" Hours:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 - 10:00 AM; No appointment needed!  Click Here to Drop In.  

Group Advising Sessions:  Every Wednesday on the Sugar Land and Wharton campuses. No appointment needed.  Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start time.  

Sugar Land Campus - Brazos Hall, Room 376

9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM


Wharton Campus - Pioneer Student Center, 2nd floor

9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Virtual Appointment:  Schedule a virtual appointment to meet with an advisor.   (If this is your first time in college, see the note below for "First Time in College Students" before making an appointment.)

In Person Appointment:  Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor in person by selecting the preferred campus below.  (If this is your first time in college, see the note below for "First Time in College Students" before making an appointment.)

Richmond Campus
Sugar Land Campus
Wharton Campus

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

Chat Hours:  
Monday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Walk-In: Fridays on the Sugar Land and Wharton campusese:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  No appointment necessary.  Due to possible high volume, there may be wait time.

Email or Phone: Contact an academic advisor directly via phone or email using the contact info below. You may also send questions or concerns to academicadvising@wcjc.edu.


Let's Get Registered Summer Events - Academic Advising and Financial  staff will available to assist students with Fall registration.  Students must have completed their Admission Status checklist before attendance at the events.

Wednesday, June 16 - 6:00-8:00 PM - Richmond, Sugar Land, Wharton campuses
Tuesday, June 22 - 5:00-7:00 PM - Bay City campus
Wednesday, July 21 - 6:00-8:00 PM - Richmond, Sugar Land, Wharton campuses

Tuesday, August 17- 6:00-8:00 PM - Richmond, Sugar Land, Wharton campuses

View the Events and Workshops tab below for more information.


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".

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How to Meet with an Advisor

Virtual "Drop In" Hours:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 - 10:00 AM; No appointment needed!  Click Here to Drop In.  

Group Advising Sessions:  Every Wednesday.  No appointment needed.  Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start time.  

Sugar Land Campus - Brazos Hall, Room 376 -  9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Wharton Campus - Pioneer Student Center, 2nd floor - 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Virtual Appointment:  Schedule a virtual appointment to meet with an advisor.   (If this is your first time in college, see the note below for "First Time in College Students" before making an appointment.)

In Person Appointment:  Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor in person by selecting the preferred campus below.  (If this is your first time in college, see the note below for "First Time in College Students" before making an appointment.)

Richmond Campus
Sugar Land Campus
Wharton Campus

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

Chat Hours:  
Monday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Walk-In: Fridays:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Wharton and Sugar Land campuses.  No appointment necessary.  Due to possible high volume, there may be wait time.

Email or Phone: Contact an academic advisor directly via phone or email using the contact info below. You may also send questions or concerns to academicadvising@wcjc.edu.

Academic Advisors by Campus

Michael Adkins
Director of Academic and Career Advising
adkinsm@wcjc.edu 

  

Wharton Campus

Catherine Shoppa, MEd
Academic Advisor 
shoppac@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6918

Samantha Cannell, BS
Academic Advisor 
cannells@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6935

Sara Fira, BA
GPS Coordinator / Academic Advisor 
firas@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6457

 

Sugar Land Campus

Vershonda Williams, MBA
Academic Advisor 
williamsv@wcjc.edu; 281-243-8414

Mervat Mickael, BDS
Academic Advisor
mickaelm@wcjc.edu; 281-243-8413

 

Richmond Campus

Ayesha Kadri, MA, LPC
Counselor 
kadria@wcjc.edu; 281-239-1672

 

Online

Courtney Bolin, BBA
Online Academic Advisor 
bolinc@wcjc.edu

Lisa Gabriel, MEd
Online Academic Advisor
gabriell@wcjc.edu

Academic Advisors by Major

Art, Humanities, Communications, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Pre-Allied Health (non-nursing) Majors

Samantha Cannell, BA
cannells@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6935

 

Business Majors

Vershonda Williams, MBA
williamsv@wcjc.edu; 281-243-8414

 

Education and Computer Science Majors

Samantha Cannell, BA
cannells@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6935

 

General Studies (Last Names A-L) Majors

Catherine Shoppa, MEd
shoppac@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6918

 

General Studies (Last Names M-Z) Majors
Sara Fira, BA
firas@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6457

 

Math and Science Majors

Mervat Mickael, BDS
mickaelm@wcjc.edu; 281-243-8413

  

Pre-Nursing Majors (Last Names A-K)

Kay Gardner, MA
gardnerk@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6441

 

Pre-Nursing Majors (Last Names L-Z)

Ayesha Kadri, MA
kadria@wcjc.edu; 281-239-1527

 

Dual Credit 

Natalie Stavinoha
natalies@wcjc.edu; 979-532-6964

Events and Workshops

Let's Get Registered Events

Academic Advising and Financial  staff will be in person on campus to assist students with registration for fall 2021.  Students must have completed their Admission Status checklist before attendance at the events.

Wednesday, June 16
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Richmond Campus - Room 228
Sugar Land Campus - Room 370
Wharton Campus - Library Computer Lab

Tuesday, June 22
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Bay City Campus

Wednesday, July 21
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Richmond Campus - Room 228
Sugar Land Campus - Room 370
Wharton Campus - Library Computer Lab

Tuesday, August 17
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Richmond Campus - Room 228
Sugar LandCampus - Room 370
WhartonCampus - Library Computer Lab

Parking information: https://www.wcjc.edu/About-Us/administration/offices/security/parking.aspx

Students unable to attend these events are welcome to connect with  an academic advisor during regular hours of operation.
Primary Advising for New Students

All new, first-time-in-college students must complete a Primary Advising Session prior to registering for classes.

Students that are currently dual credit, transfer, or transient students are not required to complete Primary Advising.

Primary Advising can be completed in two easy steps:

Step 1: View your Primary Advising Intro Session (~30 minutes). This session should only be completed once a student has completed all of their Admissions Checklist requirements.

Step 2: Based on your TSI status, choose an option below:

For additional questions or queries, contact an advisor via email or online chat.

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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