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Academic Advising

Academic Advising

All students will have an assigned advisor while attending North Central State College ─ first an Academic Liaison and then a Faculty Advisor. This two tiered advising approach ensures that students will successfully stay on path towards achieving their personal, educational and career goals.

After students apply to the college and meet with Admissions, they meet with an Academic Liaison to discuss long-term goals, challenges and to develop a two-term Academic Plan. The Academic Liaison is the initial advising contact who assists the student through the enrollment process, New Student Orientation and during the first few terms of college or completion of designated courses. The Academic Liaison also assists in career choice, if needed.

Academic Liaisons are located in the building of the student’s major. A liaison is housed in Fallerius for Liberal Arts, transfer,  and Human Services; in Kehoe for Business, Workforce Development and Criminal Justice; and in the Health Science building for all pre-health and health majors. These advisors will review the student’s major and monitor students’ classes each term through graduation through an Academic Plan. This “long-term plan” is always available for students to see in the Student Academic Planning & Registration Tool through MyNC.

Once the academic liaisons have helped students plan their classes through graduation (or their being accepted into programs in the Health Science division), they are transitioned to a faculty advisor in their field. This faculty advisor will be available to answer any questions the students might have regarding graduation, their final terms, employment or possible transfer to a four-year college.

This combination of the Academic Liaison advisors at the front end, followed by major-specific faculty advisors helps ensure that students choose a path immediately and receive specialized advice and planning at the right time in their college career.

If you have questions regarding your academic plan or you need help registering for classes, contact the Admissions office at 419-755-4761 or stop by for assistance.

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Meet the Academic Liaisons

Each of our three different Academic Divisions have two Academic Liaisons that work with students to keep them on track in their programs.

Business, Industry, & Technology Division

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Justin Beeman

Academic Liaison-Business, Industry & Technology Division

Kehoe Center, Room 162

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.Academic Liaison-Business, Industry & Technology Division

Kehoe, Room 160

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Brandon Stover

Academic Liaison-Health Sciences Division

Health Sciences, Rm 238


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Julie Ihrig

Academic Liaison-Health Science Division

Health Sciences,  Rm 240

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Brian Wirick

Academic Liaison-Liberal Arts

Fallerius, Rm 146

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Kendall White

Academic Liaison-Liberal Arts

Fallerius, Rm 148

Calendar of Events

Fall Semester begins

Fall 2024 begins August 12 and ends on December 13. Session A (1st 8 weeks) begins August 12 and ends on October 4. Break Week - October 5 - October...

March is Meet with your Advisor Month

Registration for Summer and Fall 2024 Semester begins soon

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students:

  • April 3, 2024 – All Majors, except Pre-Health and Undeclared
  • April 4, 2024 – Pre-Health and Undeclared

Open Registration for New and Returning Students:

  • April 9, 2024 – Open Registration