Office of Academic Advising

Academic Advising

All new students who have never attended college must meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss a degree plan, test results, course selection, and any other questions about college. New Alvin Community College students who have attended college elsewhere are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor, but not required.

Virtual Advising through Microsoft Bookings

ACC Student Services is now offering Virtual Appointments for advising. Click the icon to request a virtual appointment.  

virtual advising

[How to book a Virtual Appointment]

For specific questions, please contact for assistance.

For general advising and admissions questions, you may call 281-756-3531 during normal business hours.

You may also visit the campus to see an advisor or other Student Services departments,  M-F 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 

Before coming to campus, students are required to complete COVID Awareness Training.  

TSI Testing

If you are a new student and have not already tested, DO NOT REGISTER for the TSI without contacting an ACC Pathways Advisor first. You may qualify for an Alternative Placement Measure for Fall 2020 enrollment. Please email for more information.

Steps to Plan and Register for Courses in Student Planning

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Academic Advising Steps

  1. Take the TSI Assessment.
  2. Send transcripts from prior colleges to the Admissions Office. If you completed a GED, fill out a transcript form in the Admissions Office.
  3. Meet with an Academic Advisor.
  4. Bring your test scores, transcript(s), and/or transcript evaluation.

General Studies Students Mandatory Advising Program (M.A.P)

M.A.P. is a mandatory advising program for General Studies majors who have completed 30 credit hours. Advising sessions will cover Career Information, Degree Completion Planning, and Transfer Information. 

Students who have completed 30 credit hours of their General Studies Degree Plan will have a hold placed on their account. Students will need to come in to see an advisor for a M.A.P. advising session to have the hold released.

Career Coach

Discover Majors and In-Demand Careers Based on Your Interests for Free!

Career Coach is a web-based tool that is used for career based research using labor market data to make career decisions easy. The options in Career Coach are endless – from building a resumé, discovering programs to pursue to exploring the local job market.

Take the Career Coach Assessment