Academic and Career Advising

Academic and Career services are designed to assist students in achieving academic and personal success through informed decision making and academic planning. We are dedicated to assisting students in obtaining their educational objectives while attending Grayson College. Academic advisement connects students to their educational and career goals. Below are our specialized services which are designed to meet the individual needs of our students.


Educational Planning


Academic Advisors help new students understand the steps for success at Grayson College:

  • Degree Requirements
  • Course Selection
  • Transfer Advising


Deciding A Major


Career Services are available to assist students with career planning.


An Academic Advisor will assist you in developing a personal educational plan that integrates your academic, career, and personal goals. You will learn the curriculum requirements for your major and the process for selecting courses, including understanding pre-and co-requisites as well as the sequence in which courses may be taken. If you are planning to transfer and have decided on your major and transfer institution, Academic Advisors can help you understand the transfer requirements. They can also provide you with general information about the college, policies and procedures, and your student rights and responsibilities


Academic Advisors Help You:


  • Obtain information about placement testing, courses of study available at Grayson, and the appropriate scheduling procedures

    - Interpret placement scores
  • Determine exemptions from assessment requirements Students must present proof of exemption at the time of registration:

    - Associate's or Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution.

    - College credit hours within the past five years from a private or an out-of-state public institution with grades of A, B, or C in approved courses in all three skill areas.

    - Eligible test scores indicated below

    23 19 19
    1070 500 500
    TAKS Exit Level Test ELA MATH ESSAY
    (within 5 yrs and on first attempt in each subject) 2200 2200 3 or 4
  • Select classes for Grayson associate's degree and certificate programs .
  • Understand Grayson's graduation requirements.
  • By providing a transfer guide that will identify appropriate Grayson coursework to be completed prior to transferring to a four-year university.
  • Understand college policies procedures - student rights and responsibilities
  • Seek the appropriate college resources , campus map

While the ultimate responsibility for decision-making rests with the student, academic advisors are a valuable support for students effective educational and career planning.

Advisement is offered during the semester prior to registration, registration period, and schedule change period.

Academic Advising services are offered on a walk-in basis.

After completing the online orientation, you should meet with an academic advisor or counselor to plan your first semester courses. A copy of the scheduled meeting times is available below.



Main Campus Hours

Academic and Career Advising Services
6101 Grayson Drive - Denison, TX 75020 903.463.8695
Located in Student Services in the
Administrative Services Building


Clock.jpg August - May
Monday and Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: May 20 - Aug 11
Monday and Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday Closed



Academic Advisors and Counselors


Barbara Malone
Counseling Center Director
Counseling Center Director and Career Specialist whose services include career and assessment assistance, providing career advising, guidance, and testing for those who need assistance in career decision making.
Charles Leslie
Academic Advisor
Enrollment Advisor for the African American Initiative. Student Services Assistant and Academic Advisor who can aid students in every aspect of the college enrollment process.
Nancy Luthe
Academic Advisor
Student Services Assistant
Academic Advisor and Student Services Assistant who can aid students in every aspect of the college enrollment process. In addition, she oversees and conducts College 101 Orientation sessions for new and transfer students.
Amanda Ulliman
Academic and Career Advisor
Academic and Career Advisor, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Coordinator of Pathways to Success.
Melissa Young 
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisor
Valerie Ray 
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisor