Advising: Plan now. Succeed now.
Academic Advising is an active community of support that empowers you to achieve your goals. Explore possible careers within your Academic Division and work with a team of faculty and professional advisors to support your goals, all related to your discipline and program of study.
Academic Advising: Virtual scheduled appointments and ‘drop-in’ academic advising services are available at Thomas Nelson Community College. Advising services are for certificate or degree-seeking students only. Review the college catalog for eligible curricular programs.
Students are assigned an advisor within their academic division once they have declared a curricular program. Advisor information is available on the student’s Navigate Homepage and Student Center page in SIS. If students are unable to view assigned advisor information on their Navigate Homepage or Student Center page, send an email to email@example.com and include: student’s full name, 7-digit student ID number and program of study.
At Thomas Nelson, we use multiple measures and informed self-placement to determine student readiness for college-level English and math courses.
To select the appropriate classes and prior to scheduling an appointment with your advisor, complete this survey:
Thomas Nelson Enrollment Survey
More information is available on our College Readiness page.
Schedule your Virtual Advising Appointment through Navigate
For new and returning students, schedule your appointment with your assigned academic advisor through Navigate.
Having trouble? Contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-825-2709.
During this unprecedented time please be patient as we work to respond to your request. Our email and call volume is very high so we appreciate your patience. We urge you to use the website and Navigate during this time.
All current academic advising services are in-person or virtual by scheduling an appointment in Navigate.
Scheduled Appointment Advising Services
Scheduled advising appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must access Navigate by logging into their MyTNCC portal to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor. For technical difficulties, contact the helpdesk at email@example.com or call 757-825-2709.
Fast Track ‘Drop-In’ Advising Services
Fast Track ‘Drop-In’ Advising services are available every Thursday for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must access Navigate on Thursdays by logging into their MyTNCC portal to ‘check-in’ with their assigned advisor. Services are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with sessions no longer than 20 minutes. Wait times for Fast Track Drop-In Advising services will vary. (See video for Thursday Advising ‘Check-In’ Instructions).
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Schedule your Virtual Advising Appointment through Navigate Schedule Appointment
Frequently asked questions about Academic Advising at Thomas Nelson.
How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment
New Student Orientation is a fun and interactive way to learn about programs, academic and student resources, transferring to a four-year institution, and student life.
In collaboration with your academic advisor, you may use these curriculum guides to help develop an academic plan towards completing your degree.
Thomas Nelson identified Academic Advising as its Quality Enhancement Plan, part of our 2016 Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
Transfer degrees available at Thomas Nelson, guaranteed admission and articulation agreements, and transfer guides.