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Advising is currently remotely by phone and email and new and current students are encouraged to access these services from off campus; current students can also connect with an advisor through Navigate. 

To get started, please fill out our advising form:

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Contact Advising

804-706-5224 (Chester)
804-594-1558 (Midlothian)


Don’t navigate the college experience alone.  See your advisor.

Your advisor can help you:

  • Schedule the classes you need for your major.
  • Plan your next step – whether it’s transferring or entering the workforce.
  • Map out a plan to graduation.
  • Explore your career options.
  • Discover additional resources and opportunities at the College and beyond.  

Who is my advisor?

If you are new to Tyler or have not yet declared a major, staff in the Advising Centers can help you select classes and create a schedule.

A perk of declaring a major is that you will be assigned an academic advisor who has an interest and expertise in your chosen program of study.

How do I contact my advisor?

If you have declared a major, you can find your advisor’s name and contact information in myTyler. E-mails, phone calls and office visits are all great ways to touch base with your advisor. 

If you haven't declared a major, visit one of the Advising Centers.

When should I see my advisor?

  • Your first semester
    The semester you select a program of study, touch base with your advisor to get to know him or her and talk about your goals and plans.
  • Before you register each semester
    Each semester before you register, meet with your advisor to talk about course options.  Advisors can help you determine what to take and when to take it.
  • The semester you plan to graduate.
    See your advisor early in the semester you plan to graduate.  Your advisor will review your transcript and the courses you’ve taken to be sure you are on track. Advisors also sign  graduation applications.  
  • Whenever you need help.
    Advisors are also great resources if you are having trouble or are unsure of next steps.  Their role is to help you through the college experience.

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