No, counseling can also assist with the following: Adjusting to new surroundings/circumstances or a new culture Building self-esteem Choosing a major or career path Coping with grief, loss and depression Learning new communication skills Learning stress management Overcoming math or speech anxiety Overcoming social anxiety Resolving a conflict with a teacher, friend or relative
Due to a high demand for services, and to ensure that the greatest number of students can receive services, the college sets a limit on the total number of individual counseling appointments students may receive. Please discuss the specifics of this policy with your counselor.
A counselor is a faculty member as well as a master’s degree-level professional trained in counseling. Counselors also work with faculty and staff as consultants and trainers. An academic advisor is a professional staff or faculty member trained to assist students with academic planning. Advisors make referrals for various student concerns to counselors or other […]
All of our counselors have master’s degrees and extensive coursework of additional post-graduate study.
It is helpful to have caring support when coping with your circumstances. Our professional counselors are here to help you with your concerns, problems and challenges whether they are personal, educational or social. Counseling services are confidential.
Make a transfer planning appointment with a BHC educational advisor to help you navigate up-to-date resources for four-year colleges and universities. Explore Transfer Information for transfer facts, admissions processes, major requirements, and scholarship opportunities. Learn when college and university representatives are visiting Black Hawk College. Discover how your courses will transfer. Prepare to visit your […]
Dropping a class can delay reaching your academic goal, could change your status from full-time to part-time, or possibly impact your current and future financial aid. Even so, dropping a class may be your best option. Before deciding, visit with your instructor and an educational advisor. Advisors can also talk with you about adding a […]
Seeing your completed courses and final grades is fast! Log into your myBlackHawk account, open the Student tab, then click on Degree Audit. Your degree audit can also be used as an unofficial transcript. If your myBlackHawk account has expired, simply complete a new admissions application. Your welcome letter will include login information.
Online courses could be a convenient way to be a student. Learn what it takes to be a successful online learning student including Is Online Learning for Me? Online instruction is generally not recommended for new college students; please consult an advisor before enrolling in an online course.
An educational advisor can assist you with course selection whether you are following a career program at BHC, completing an associate degree before transferring, or preparing for a major when you are uncertain of where you will transfer. For advisor availability and to schedule an appointment for educational planning please see Advising.