Advising and Counseling
Clarendon College considers academic advising essential to student success. The goal of the advisors is to help students identify their goals, and to help students achieve those goals. As a returning, current, or prospective student, it's important to build a relationship with an academic advisor. An advisor can help you create an academic plan by helping you select appropriate courses and create a class schedule for Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. An advisor can help you achieve your academic goals.
An advisor can assist you in other ways, as well. They can help you with the following:
- Choose the degree, (Associate in Arts or in Science or in Applied Science) or a Certificate offered at Clarendon College that will best meet your goals.
- Plan to transfer to another college or university.
- Learn about other resources to help achieve your academic goal, such as tutoring or study groups.
- Advise on how to raise your GPA if you are on academic probation.
- Assist with employment and career choices.
- Academic advisors are available to meet with you throughout the year – not just at registration time.
importantly, during peak advising times (just before and during
registration), if possible it's best to meet with an advisor in person
to review your degree plan and course selection.
If you are an online student and meeting with an advisor is not possible then please e-mail or call your advisor for assistance.
Clarendon College has staff who help students make educational and career decisions, select courses, adjust to college life, understand transfer requirements, improve study skills, and develop personally and socially. The college counselor can arrange for testing to identify the student's abilities, special aptitudes, interests, values, and personality traits. Information concerning employment opportunities in various fields is available. For the student who intends to pursue a four-year program, online resources are available. The faculty advisors and the college counselor is available to all students in person as well as via telephone and e-mail. The staff promotes student success with a focus on student retention and completion through academic advisement, placement, career guidance, and follow-up services at Clarendon College. Student success is provided by the advising staff in the following areas:
- academic advisement to examine appropriate choices of courses, educational plans, study skills, and transferability of courses
- confidential personal counseling to make adjustments and life decisions about personal careers
- career assessment
- providing strategies to ensure a successful pathway from high school to college and to transfer or career pathways
Note on Counseling: Clarendon College does not offer counseling regarding mental health issues. The College offers the following online resources for students: ULifeline, and Go Ask Alice! (Both links are separate from the Clarendon College website) For more information, contact Becky Green, via e-mail or by phone at (806) 874-4837.
Student Services personnel work closely with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, related federal agencies and other organizations that provide service/aid to disabled individuals in order to provide the fullest range of services possible. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibit discrimination in the recruitment, admission, and treatment of students with disabilities. Students with qualified and documented disabilities may request accommodations which will enable them to participate in and benefit from educational programs and activities. Students must provide appropriate documentation of the disability, complete an application for special accommodation/modification, and schedule and participate in an interview with a Clarendon College academic advisor. Every effort will be made to identify needs and provide any reasonable academic accommodation that a student needs due to his/her disability.
Students who are seeking support services (accommodations) on the basis of diagnosed disability are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This documentation needs to be recent, preferably within the last three years. Disability documentation for the purpose of providing accommodations must both establish disability and provide adequate information on the functional impact of the disability so that effective accommodations can be identified. In the context of postsecondary education, documentation should provide a decision-maker with a basic understanding of the individual's disability and enough information to anticipate how the current impact of the disability is expected to interact with the institution's structure of courses, testing methods, program requirements, etc. Request for services: Accommodations Packet
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