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Academic Advising/Counseling

All students who attend Glen Oaks can benefit from working with a professional in our Academic Advising unit to insure that they have developed a clear academic plan and are on track for reaching their goals.  Our Advisors and Counselors are there to provide accurate, up to date course information and will assist students develop a schedule that is in line with their needs beyond the College.  Career guidance is also available (some students utilize Focus 2, our online tool).  Advisors and Counselors are also prepared to assist students who need additional support to reach appropriate community resources.

Students entering Glen Oaks with the intent to transfer must consult with a Glen Oaks Advisor in planning their educational program. Through academic advising, students receive assistance with class selection, transfer information, graduation requirements, and career information. This process enables students to make better decisions to meet individual goals.

New students are required to either take the Accuplacer assessment or provide documentation of having achieved the minimum required score on the ACT or the SAT1 assessment. Assessment results will be interpreted by Advisors and used to help in selecting courses.

Students will benefit by working with Advisors/Counselors in the following areas:

  • Academic Planning
  • Campus Resource Referral
  • Course Selection
  • Dropping/Adding
  • Major and Degree Requirements
  • Major Exploration
  • Registration
  • Goal Setting

Some student populations who may be required to meet with an Advisor or Counselor include:

  • New student enrolled in a degree or certificate program, or those who are undecided
  • Transfer students
  • Dual enrolled and high school guest students
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  • Veterans
  • International students
  • Students receiving Trade Readjustment Act (TRA) Benefits
  • Special populations, as defined by Perkins Grant Legislation, which include single parents or displaced homemakers.

Curriculum guides for degrees and certificates are available in the Student Services Office and here on the website.  These guides will be helpful as students make progress towards their academic goals, but should not be considered a substitute for personal contact with an Advisor or Counselor.

Disability Support Services

Glen Oaks makes every effort to provide accommodations for students with disabilities.  Examples of accommodations include things such as:

  • Assistance with Mobility
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Extended Testing Time
  • Tape Recording Lectures
  • Print Enlargements
  • Note Taking Assistance
  • Learning Station Modification
  • Arkenstone Reading Machine
  • Readers for Tests
  • Copies of Lecture notes
  • Quiet Testing Environment
  • Textbooks on CD

Disability Support Services Brochure

Career Counseling

The goal of career counseling is to help students choose an initial career or help make a career change. Our Career Counselor provides individual counseling is available to enable students to take control of their lives, to give them support in transition, and to explore their own needs and goals in a search for greater fulfillment.  In addition, assistance with resume writing and interviewing techniques are also available. Glen Oaks counselors will help students free of charge. 

Career Counseling is open to all current and former GOCC students.  Our Academic Advisors/Counselors can provide the following services:

  • Career Assessment
  • Career Planning
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Major and Career Exploration
  • Resume Writing