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With so many choices and options, college can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. The Advising & Counseling Center provides a variety of services and is an excellent resource to help you navigate the many obstacles you might face. The Advising & Counseling Center 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 Advising & Counseling Center staff to discuss various academic issues such as academic progress, probation, course load, time management, study skills or course sequencing.

Academic Advising

 

Faculty advisors help students make informed decisions about their program of study and potential career, which will enable students to create a viable plan to meet their academic and career goals. Topics usually covered in the advising process include:

    • Student's program of study
    • Potential career resulting from the program
    • Courses needed to complete the program
    • Registration for each Semester 

 

Other Academic Assistance

 

Students may come to the Advising & Counseling Center or the Admissions Office to receive 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

 

 

Personal Counseling

 

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 Advising & Counseling Center is a safe place to come for assistance and we want to support you when life becomes difficult to manage.

The Advising & Counseling Center staff 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 see the Campus Save Act page for information on sexual violence, including reporting any sexual violence or stalking on campus.
Advising & Counseling Center staff, Campus Security, Dr. Bob Lowdermilk (VP for Student Development), and Ms. Joy Chappell (Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator) are all key points of contact.

 

Advising & Counseling Center Staff:

 

The Advising & Counseling Center is located on the upper level 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 Advising & Counseling Center at 336-342-4261 ext. 2288.

  • Director of  Counseling Services - Vacant, to be filled

  • Assistant Director of Counseling Services (Career Development Focus) - Ms. Chelsea Cromartie, ext. 2100, cromartiec4810@rockinghamcc.edu

  • Accessibility Counselor - Ms. Deborah Wodhanil, ext. 2243

*National Certified Counselor | ⚹Certified Rehabilitation Counselor | ☦Licensed Professional Counselor | ☨Licensed Professional Counselor Associate