Current and prospective students each have an academic advisor, chosen based on their major or undecided status. Students can see who their advisor is by looking in DragonZone. Advisors help students plan their academic and vocational future by clarifying assessment results, enrollment restrictions, course selection, degree options, and transfer information. Some RLRC faculty members provide such academic advising services for GED referrals and students in learning communities or developmental education classes.
HCC's retention program monitors students' attendance in selected classes, helps students with time management and scheduling, and refers students to tutoring and other support services.
At certain times, we've offered a program called Succeed and Achieve--a learning community that combines two or three academic courses into a single college class, held in RLRC, to explore a class theme. These classes of ten or fifteen credits are a great way to meet AA-degree and transfer requirements. They also provide an introduction to all aspects of college life with built-in support and study help. Students learn about HCC’s support services, as well as transfer information and career opportunities. Thus, students in this program are less likely to drop out of college and more likely to build lasting relationships with peers and instructors. This program is not being offered in Spring 2015.