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New Student Advising

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

The Advising Center provides students with a quality, learning-centered experience that enables them to establish and fulfill their educational and career goals. By facilitating an effective decision making process regarding educational, transfer and career goals, advisors promote appropriate course selection and assist students with referrals to internal and external resources and support services. A staff of full-time Academic and Career Advisors representing diverse educational and professional backgrounds is available to provide this service.

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. Below are our specialized services which are designed to meet the individual needs of our students.

Educational Planning

Success Coaches 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.

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 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.

Advisors/Success Coaches Help You:

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

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

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

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 or by appointment. The success coach for your major is listed in your MyViking Student Portal.


Main Campus Hours

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

Located in the Student Affairs Building.

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  July - May           




 Monday & Tuesday             
 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                     
 Wednesday - Friday    
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  Summer Hours

  June - July 5th

 Monday - Thursday             
 8:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.


South Campus Advising: Contact 903.415.2503 to schedule an appointment.

Success Coaches 

You can now schedule an appointment with the Success Coach for your pathway. Locate the Success Coach for your Pathway in your MyViking Student Portal. 

Lewanda Diaz


Success Coach for Industrial Technologies Pathway

Nancy Luthe

Director of Success Coaching/Success Coach for Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway



Kathryn Mathes


Success Coach for Arts and Humanities Pathway

Valerie Ray


Success Coach for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Pathway

Becki Rathfon


Cassandra Tovar

Success Coach for Health Science Pathway


Success Coach for Health Science Pathway

Derek DeYonge



Success Coach for Public Service Pathway


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.
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