Academic advising is one of the most important services a student will receive in college. The student and the counselor work together to achieve the student’s educational goals.

Tri-C counselors/advisors help students:

• Learn about requirements for Tri-C’s degree and certificate programs and help track degree completion using DegreeWorks

• Develop educational goals as they relate to careers.

• By being accessible through email, phone, WebEx and face-to-face

• Understand the various modalities of course offerings and help student choose the one best suited for the student

• Develop complete academic plans through completion of program or degree

• Interpret MyPlan and other career assessments

• Explore majors consistent with a student’s interests, abilities and goals

• Through advising sessions at the 25%, 50% and 75% milestones of student's graduation

• Explore transfer opportunities at area colleges and universities

• Develop course schedules that consider a student’s academic background, course prerequisites and educational goals

• Become aware of and interpret academic policies as they relate to a student’s situation

• Identify appropriate resource personnel to assist students with study skills, career counseling, financial aid, personal counseling and resolving complaints

• Understand the Ohio Transfer Module, OT-36, Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS) and Transferology as tools to aid with transfer planning


Students are encouraged to use E-Advising to learn more about programs, degrees, certificates and transfer options. Use the form located at to speak with a counselor via internet, email or phone.

E-Advising is conducted through chat and WebEx in real time