Counseling & Advisement Center

Welcome to the El Centro Counseling & Advisement Center online. The departments within this Center form the hub of student services at the college, providing a wide variety of centrally located programs and activities to support students’ pursuit of their academic goals.

From the admissions process to the graduation ceremony, our primary goal is to help remove the barriers to student success – through our programs, our services, our expertise and our personal support. I hope you will investigate all the areas in the Counseling & Advisement Center, and avail yourself of the assistance that can help you reach your goals.

Jim Handy
Executive Dean, Student Development & Support Services

The Academic Advisement Center offers the following services:
  • Drop-in assistance
    Counselors are available to assist you with academic advising and registration on a walk-in basis.
  • TSI (Texas Success Initiative) information and assistance
    Receive information on your TSI status, obtain test referrals and get your test scores interpreted.
  • New student orientation
    Enjoy a one day event equipped with the essential information and activities that will guide you to a successful college start. Orientation is conducted for new students prior to the start of each semester.
  • Pre-assessment orientation and information
    Undecided? Advisors are available to speak to you about all of the possibilities at El Centro College.
  • Transfer information and assistance.

  • Career advising, assessment and exploration.

  • Personal Counseling
    Counselors can assist you with adjustment issues, coping skills, domestic violence, relationship issues, self-esteem, and more.
  • E-mail advising at
    Can’t make it to the office? Email us and an advisor will get back to you.

On-line self-registration may be accessed through eConnect. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their educational and career goals.

Questions? Please visit the Counseling & Advisement Center (A110), call (214) 860-2083 or e-mail Se habla espanol (214) 860-2084.

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Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm