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Advising for Continuing Students

If you have been out of school for years or just a few months, you will probably need a little help getting started. One of your first connections on campus will be your Academic Advisors. At Terra State Community College, you are assigned an advisor. If you are a continuing student, you should meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. The professional Academic Advisors in the Office of Academic Advising can assist you with:

  • Academic planningAdvising at Terra State 
  • Course planning and registration
  • Referrals to other student services on campus (e.g. tutoring, disability services, career services, counseling, financial aid, etc.) 
  • Transfer options to other institutions
  • Academic and personal problem-solving
  • Understanding academic policies and procedures
  • Evaluation your degree plan
  • And any other needs you may have regarding your academic success at Terra State Community College

Preparing for your advising appointment: 

  • Ensure all prior college and high school transcripts have been received by the Office of Student Records (in A200).
  • Assemble and bring an advising folder and keep all advising materials (e.g. Compass or ACT scores, academic plan, CORE paperwork, etc.) inside of it.
  • Think about and write down some questions for your advisor.
  • Research your degree & course requirements using the online course catalog.
  • Create a tentative course schedule with alternatives by consulting the course schedule in your Terra Student Portal.  

Who are the Academic Advisors?


Kathy Mussell Kathy Mussell  

Liberal Arts & Public Services and Transfer Module Advisor
Email:Kathy Mussell 





Linda Swaisgood  

Linda Swaisgood
Academic Advisor
Email: Linda Swaisgood



 Appointments are strongly encouraged and recommended.
Make an academic advising appointment by contacting Academic Advising at:
419-559-2345| advising@terra.edu | or stop by: A100

Terra State Closed

Terra State will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

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