Advising

Welcome!

All first time students and returning students are required to meet with an advisor.  It is recommended that students meet with an advisor at least 2 weeks before registration begins to ensure they are in the correct program of study and are making the correct course selections for their programs.

Academic Advisors can meet with you on a variety of topics: degree planning, transfer, careers and majors, etc. Making an appointment ensures that we are able to address all your questions completely and thoroughly. Plan to commit a minimum of 30 minutes to your session.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Decatur Campus    Huntsville Campus

Pop-In Visit

Do you have a quick question or have a form that needs to be signed? Pop-Ins are for quick questions and are limited to 10 minutes. If you have a question that will take longer or you’d like more time with an advisor, please schedule an appointment. Pop-In hours are:

Monday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Thursday: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

If you are uncertain of whether your question would benefit from a full appointment, consult the chart below.

Advising Appointment

Academic Advisors can meet with you on a variety of topics: degree planning, transfer, careers and majors, etc. Making an appointment ensures that we are able to address all your questions completely and thoroughly. Plan to commit a minimum of 30 minutes to your session. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment then we will re-schedule you for a different time. Students will be seen at their appointment time. If you are early you will have the option of rescheduling your appointment or to come back at the appointment time.

Online Advising

Advisors answer questions via email and on Instagram. Email to advisors are professional communications, so please include: first name, last name, and student ID. Please allow at least 24 hours for a response and 48 hours during peak-times. Students who reside out of state, or more than 2 hours from campus, can request an on-line advising session by emailing advising@calhoun.edu.

What kind of help do you need?

Reason for Seeking Advising Pop-in Make an Appointment
New Student  
Academic probation/Suspension  
Add and/or drop a course  
Choosing a major  
Changing your major  
Degree/Progress check  
Completing the change of major form  
Discuss dropping a course  
Discuss repeating a course  
Discuss taking time off  
Dropped from a course  
Completing a MAP  
Assistance with a financial aid appeal  
Long-range planning to graduate by a particular target term  
Planning for your next semester  
Hold on Account  
Returning after an absence  
Complete course forgiveness or academic bankruptcy form  
Transfer to another institution   
Withdrawing from the current semester  
Registration Error  
Discuss Placement Scores