With so many choices and options, college can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. The Student Advising Center (SAC) provides a variety of services and is an excellent resource to help you navigate the many obstacles you might face. The SAC offers assistance in the areas of academic advising, college transfer and career services, disability services, personal counseling, and testing.
If you have academic questions, you should first contact your instructor and/or advisor. You may contact a member of the SAC staff to discuss various academic issues such as academic progress, probation, course load, time management, study skills or course sequencing.
SAC advisors help students make informed decisions about their program of study and potential career, which will enables students to create a viable plan to meet their academic and career goals. The SAC advises first-time college students and readmitted students with less than 12 credit hours or a change in program of study. Topics covered in the advising process include:
- Discuss program of study
- Discuss potential career
- Discuss courses needed
- Review 1st Semester Advising Syllabus
- Set up 1st semester schedule
- Schedule New Student Orientation
Other Academic Assistance
Students can come to the SAC to get help with academic issues. Students often seek help with interpreting RCC’s academic policies, including the following:
- Changing program of study
- Adding or dropping a course
- Accessing RCC’s campus resources
- Grade appeal process
- Student Code of Conduct issues
- Withdrawing from RCC
Sometimes life happens when you’re in college. If you find that you are dealing with personal issues that begin affecting your academic progress, we have trained counselors available to help you find appropriate resources to deal with these issues. The SAC is a safe place to come for assistance and we want to support you when life becomes difficult to manage.
RCC Counselors can assist students with referrals to local or community resources for extended professional assistance (particularly for areas such as relationship and family issues, substance abuse, or other matters needing additional or prolonged attention).
*⚹☨☦ Please contact an RCC counselor for assistance with personal matters.
Please see the Campus Save Act page for information on sexual violence, including reporting any sexual violence or stalking on campus.
Student Advising Center staff, Dr. Bob Lowdermilk, Campus Security, and Steve Woodruff (Title IX Coordinator) are all key points of contact.
Student Advising Center Staff:
The Student Advising Center is located on the top floor of the Whitcomb Student Center
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Student Advising Center at 336-342-4261 ext. 2288.
*Melanie Eley ext. 2308
Director of Academic Advising & Counseling Services
Student Success Coach - Vacant
Anna Terrazas ext. 2288
SAC Administrative Assistant
*National Certified Counselor | ⚹Certified Rehabilitation Counselor | ☦Licensed Professional Counselor | ☨Licensed Professional Counselor Associate