Students enrolling in Glen Oaks Community College for the first time in the 15/Fall semester or later will be assigned an advisor to work with them personally to achieve their goals. All students who attend Glen Oaks will benefit greatly 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 available to provide accurate, up to date course information and will assist
students in developing a schedule that will take into account all of their responsibilities both in, and out of college. Career guidance is also
available. Advisors and Counselors are also prepared to
assist students who need additional support to reach appropriate community
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.
students are required to either take the Compass 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.
will benefit by working with Advisors/Counselors in the following areas:
- Academic Planning
- Campus Resource Referral
- Career Counseling
- Course Selection
- Dropping/Adding Classes
- Certificate Degree Requirements
- Program of Study Exploration
- Goal Setting
Some student populations such as dual enrolled and high school guest students, international students, special populations students, students with disabilities, and veterans may be required to meet with an Advisor or Counselor in order to receive special services.
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.
“Virtual Advising” is a new service offered through Glen Oak’s Advising department. Virtual Advising is a way for potential or currently enrolled eligible students to meet with an advisor through Zoom Room technology if they are off campus and unable to do so in person.
For more information contact Karen Webber at email@example.com or by phone 269.294.4241 or toll free 1.888.994.7819.
Glen Oaks Community College is very serious about providing access and accommodations for students with disabilities. For detailed information about services for students with disabilities, and the requirements for receiving these services click here.
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.
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