How does an instructor refer a student for accommodation services?

Encourage the student to contact a member of the Disability Services staff. You may want to contact the office yourself to follow up on your referral.

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Is counseling only for people who have emotional problems?

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

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How long can I receive counseling?

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.

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What is the difference between a counselor and an academic advisor?

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 and provide all services of academic advisors. An academic advisor is a professional staff or faculty member trained to assist students with academic planning. Advisors make referrals for […]

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What qualifications/credentials do the counselors have?

All of our counselors have master’s degrees and extensive coursework of additional post-graduate study.

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Who can I talk with about personal concerns?

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.

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How do I transfer from Black Hawk College to another college or university?

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 […]

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How will dropping or adding a class affect me?

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 […]

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Which classes have I completed at Black Hawk College?

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.

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Are online courses right for me?

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.

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