Academic Advising

As a student at HGTC, it is very important that you get off to a great start and maintain clear goals and objectives. Our advisors are here to make sure of just that! Based on overall college expectations that are set forth in our Guided Plan for Success (GPS), HGTC faculty and advisors work together to help our students come up with an Academic Plan that will be beneficial and supportive of their career goals.

New Student Advisors (NSA)

New Student Advisors meet with newly admitted students upon entering the college. When you speak with an NSA, they help guide you and recommend courses to take, based on your placement test scores or transfer credits.

Your NSA collaborates with you to develop a Personalized Academic Plan, or MAP, that is a compilation of the courses required for completion of your degree program. The MAP also includes your self-identified Strengths, Challenges, and Goals.


Contact one of the following advisors to get started as an HGTC student:

Conway Campus:

Grand Strand Campus:

Georgetown Campus:

Once an agreed-upon plan is in place, you are ready to register for your courses, and become an enrolled student at HGTC!


Faculty Advisors

To assist you as you progress through your degree, an FA within your program of study uses the information in your MAP to ensure that your goals are being met and that you are taking advantage of all of the services that the college has to offer.

FAs are available during their office hours and by appointment. They meet with you and make adjustments to your MAP, as needed. Click here for a complete list of Faculty Advisors.


Academic Calendar and Other Important Dates

There are several important dates that students need to be aware of:

Pre-Advising - October 8 - 19, 2012
Open registration - Begins October 22, 2012
Tuition Deadline - December 4, 2012

Things to Bring to New Student Advising Session:

  • Any official/unofficial transcripts
  • Positive attitude
  • Questions