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New Student Advising

New Student Planner

Registration just got easier with the new student planner!


The mission of the Academic Advising Center is empowering students for academic and personal success.

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.

Selecting a Major

Your Success Coach 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 enrolling in your Student Planner.

If you are planning to transfer and have decided on your major and transfer institution, 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.

Advisors/Success Coaches Help You:

  • Obtain information about Pathways available at Grayson
  • Select classes for associate's degree and certificate programs.
  • Understand 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 and procedures - student rights and responsibilities
  • Seek the appropriate college resources

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

Advising Student Learning Outcomes

Advising is a learning process. Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Advising Office will be able to:

  • Use the MyViking Student Planner to schedule advising appointments with their designated Success Coach or contact their Faculty Mentor.
  • Utilize career assessments to examine their personal interests, values, strengths, and skills and determine the job outlook and pay scale of careers related to specific major and program selection.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of program requirements and the ability to select courses each semester to progress towards fulfillment of their educational plans by utilizing their student planner.
  • Identify campus resources and services that can be used to assist them in achieving their academic, personal, and career goals.

Please download our Academic Advising Syllabus for further information about resources available to you: Advising Syllabus 

Appointments

Please follow the instructions below to schedule an appointment with your Success Coach. Following these steps will help you to easily make an appointment that best fits your schedule.

  1. Log into MyViking
  2. Select “Student Planner
  3. Select “My Plan” in the Home drop down menu
  4. Click on your Success Coach’s name on the right side of the page and then click “schedule appointment”

Note: You must be an admitted student before success coaches can assist you with course registration. If you are not sure of your admission status, please contact admissions@grayson.edu prior to scheduling an appointment.

Orientation

All First Time in College (FTIC) students are required to complete online Orientation prior to registering for classes. Login to MyViking and select Grayson Orientation to get started.

Main Campus Hours

Academic and Career Advising Services 6101 Grayson Drive - Denison, TX 75020 903.463.8695

Located in the Student Affairs Building.

July-May

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer Hours June through July 3rd

Monday through Thursday
7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Friday
Closed

Success Coaches 

You can schedule an appointment with the Success Coach for your pathway in your Student Planner.

  • Keilah Marcom

    Keilah Marcom

    Success Coach for the Public Service Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903-415-2606
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office
  • Lewanda Diaz

    Lewanda Diaz

    Assistant Director of Success Coaches; Success Coach for the Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903-415-2518
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office
  • Brandy Wooden

    Brandy Wooden

    Success Coach for the Industrial Technologies Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903.415.2581
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office
  • Kathryn Mathes

    Kathryn Mathes

    Success Coach for the Arts and Humanities Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903-415-2531
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office
  • Jayce Randolph

    Jayce Randolph

    Success Coach for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903.415.2613
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office
  • Alivia Martin

    Alivia Martin

    Success Coach for the Health Science Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903.415.2623
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office

    Success coach for RN-BSN, Dental Assisting, Paramedicine, EMT-Basic, Radiology, Athletic Training and Kinesiology

  • Cathleen Rangel

    Cathleen Rangel

    Success Coach for the Health Science Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903-415-2619
    Office Location: South Campus

    Success Coach for Nursing University Transfer (Last name A-L), LVN (A-L), LVN-RN (A-L), RN (A-L), MLT

  • Alex Caston

    Alex Caston

    Success Coach for the Health Science Pathway

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903.415.2636
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office

    Success coach for Nursing University Transfer (Last name M-Z), LVN (M-Z), LVN-RN (M-Z), RN (M-Z)

  • Nancy Luthe

    Nancy Luthe

    Director of Success Coaches

    Contact

    Phone Number: 903-463-8699
    Office Location: Student Affairs Building, Advising Office

Grayson College Advising Policy

Grayson College strongly encourages all students, regardless of academic skill level, to seek individual academic advising prior to each registration.

The following students are required to receive academic advising:

  • Students who are entering GC for the first time.
  • Students who have not met skills assessment requirements.
  • Students who are enrolled in developmental courses.
  • Students who are on academic probation and/or who are returning from academic and/or financial aid probation.
  • Students who desire to change an academic major, certificate program, or transfer institution.
  • Students who are military veterans eligible for veterans’ benefits.