Advising & Counseling

The overall mission of Triton College is to support student success and our advisors and counselors are here to help you do just that! Whatever your specific goals may be, our dedicated team of advisors and counselors aim to help you achieve those goals. 

So what is the difference between an Advisor and a Counselor?

Advisors are professional staff who provide academic and career advising to students enrolled in their first year (0-24 credit hours).  They are trained to help you with placement, academic planning, registration and course selection, career/educational guidance, identification of support services, as well as facilitate academic/student development workshops. 

Please visit the Advising webpage for more information on the services advisors provide and to schedule a meeting with your advisor.

Counselors are faculty members who are trained to help with educational, personal, and career exploration and counseling for students beyond their first year (24+ credit hours).  Counselors assist with identifying a career choice, academic planning, degree completion, transfer services, personal, emotional, and social difficulties, and can help locate appropriate resources for assistance. 

Please visit the Counseling webpage for more information on the services counselors provide and to schedule a meeting with your program-specific counselor.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment with a counselor?

What courses do I need to complete my degree?

What "Gen Ed" courses do I need?

How do I register?

Who is my counselor?

What is an Academic Program Plan?

When should I complete an Academic Program Plan?

What is a degree audit?

How do I request a degree audit?

I want to get into the nursing program. What do I need to do?

I want to get into an Allied Health Program (DMS, Nuclear Medicine, Ophthalmic Tech, Radiology Tech, Surgical Technology). What do I need to do?

How can I get verification that I am a full-time student for insurance purposes?

Where can I learn about financial aid?

I have “F” grades on my transcript. Is there anything I can do about this?

I’m ready to graduate, what do I do?

What do I need to do to graduate? Will Triton automatically send my degree or certificate?

Are all students required to see a counselor before registering? Why am I blocked from registering? What do I need to do to get the block off?

Where can I find course descriptions?

Can I get help working out my schedule?

How do I know which math class to take?

How do I know which English (composition) class to take?

How do I know which courses transfer?

How do I withdraw from a class?

What if I want to add a class that has already started, but is not full?

How do I get my courses from another college transferred to Triton College?

How can I get my grades sent to another school?

If I bring in my transcript from another college, can the counselor tell me which courses Triton will accept?

I need an official transcript. How do I get one?

I want to transfer. How do I do that?

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