Advising - Black Hawk College


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An educational advisor helps you develop a program of study based on your needs, abilities and interests. You should meet with an advisor prior to registering for each semester to make sure you’re on track to meet your educational goals. If your goals change, together you and your advisor can develop a new plan. Educational advisors are available to you year-round, whether you are currently enrolled or thinking about attending.

Advisors and faculty members are partners interested in your success at Black Hawk College. We encourage you to meet with faculty members who are experts in their fields and may provide you with valuable direction, especially when you are ready to graduate.

Virtual Drop-In Advising

Monday and Tuesday 10-11am: Zoom Link 

Wednesday and Thursday 1-2pm: Zoom Link

Pre-Advising Planning


Welcome! We’re glad you’ve chosen to become a student at Black Hawk College.

Prior to scheduling a meeting: Please complete the three easy steps outlined in the New Student Pre-Advising Planner.

Once you have completed all three steps, you can schedule your advising appointment via your myBlackHawk account on the Student tab.


Advisors are available for virtual, phone or on-campus appointments. Students are encouraged to meet with advisors to complete a plan for graduation during non-registration periods.

There are three ways you can make an appointment:


Advising Events

Advising sponsors many events throughout the year. Please follow our Facebook page and keep an eye on the myBlackHawk announcements. In addition, check your student email account on a regular basis. Advisors will send you information that relates to your specific needs.

East Campus Advisors – Galva, IL

vashti berryVashti Berry
Coordinator of Orientation and Educational Advisor

Brian BeertBrian Beert

Quad-Cities Campus Advisors – Moline, IL


Darin DunphyDarin Dunphy


Karen Dugan

head shot of holldorfJen Holldorf
Please note that Jen advises students who are pursuing career and technical certificates and degrees only

Cathryn Lass

Cathryn Lass


Melissa MedendorpMelissa Medendorp


Nan ReddyNan Reddy


Jennifer Schmidt

Advising questions or concerns?

While advisors can address many of your questions and concerns, feel free to contact the Director of Advising Services:

Darcie McAndlessDarcie McAndless
Director of Advising Services


Tutorial: How to Register Online


How to add classes after registration:  

How to drop classes after registration:

View which classes you have left to complete your degree or certificate: 

How to change your major: 

Other Resources: