Academic Advising

Academic advisors help students attain their educational goals by providing information, encouragement, and the necessary tools to navigate the registration process. Students are expected to play an active role in their educational journey; to assist students through this process, academic advisors will rely on an educational plan and/or a transfer guide to empower students to become self-directed learners through their educational journey.

Academic Advisors help students:

  • interpret COMPASS  and ACT assessment scores
  • obtain information about academic programs at KCC
  • understand the registration process including drop/add/withdraw
  • select appropriate courses
  • understand graduation requirements
  • navigate the transfer process
  • understand the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements
  • understand how to read and interpret an academic evaluation plan as a tool to select courses
  • interpret the KCC catalog and explain college policies and procedures as outlined in the student handbook
  • identify and access career resources
  • seek the appropriate college resources

Students are expected to come prepared to an advising appointment by bringing:

  • Picture ID
  • High school and/or college transcripts, if you have them
  • ACT and/or COMPASS scores, if you have them
  • Questions about your educational plan

To schedule an appointment, call 269-965-4124. For all other questions email us at

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Advising Hours

Battle Creek campus
Phone: 269-965-4124
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017

By appointment:
Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grahl Center – Coldwater
Phone: 517-278-3300
125 Seeley St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Walk-in advising:
Mondays and Wednesdays
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Fehsenfeld Center – Hastings
Phone: 269-948-9500
2950 West M-179 Hwy.
Hastings, MI 49058

Walk-in advising:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Academic Center – Albion
Phone: 517-630-8169
14055 26 Mile Road
Albion, MI 49224

Walk-in advising:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m.