Academic Advising ensures you are choosing the right classes based on your program’s curriculum. Your advisor will help you plan your semester course schedule and help you decide which classes you’ll need to register for. Advisement sets you up for success and timely graduation.

Advising Q & A

Who do I need to meet with to register for my first semester of classes?

Each student is assigned both a Navigator and a faculty advisor. Your Navigator will primarily assist career counseling, first-year advising and will help you plan your courses for your entire program. Your Navigator can also provide general FAFSA and financial aid assistance as well as information about scholarships and other tuition assistance programs. Your faculty advisor will assist with more program specific questions as well as graduation application assistance.

Who is my Navigator and how to I schedule an appointment with them?

When do I meet with my Faculty Advisor?

During your first meeting with a Navigator, you will be assigned a Faculty Advisor. Your Navigator will refer you to your Faculty Advisor once you are ready to progress through your academic plan.

How do I find out who my Faculty Advisor is?

Your Faculty Advisor’s assignment is based on your program and preferred campus. It can be looked up with this chart.

I am on Academic Probation, who do I contact for registration?

For students who are on Academic Probation please contact your Navigator for registration. Questions on how to reach your Navigator can be found here.

Checklist for Students

To be best prepared to meet with your Navigator, please review the attached checklist here.  

Need help using TCL Self-Service?

Please contact any of the following for assistance:

Help Desk

Help Desk


Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 115


Beaufort Mather Campus (upstairs Bldg. 12)

New River Campus (Rm. 128)

New to TCL?

Visit our Steps to Registration to see where advisement fits into your process.

Are you a continuing student at TCL?

Visit to get all the details about registering and to see where advisement fits into your plan.