Advising & Counseling

The overall mission of Triton College is to support student success and our advisors and counselors are here to help you do just that! Whatever your specific goals may be, our dedicated team of advisors and counselors aim to help you achieve those goals. 

So what is the difference between an Advisor and a Counselor?

Advisors are professional staff who provide academic and career advising to students enrolled in their first year (as of Fall 2018) through the completion of 24 credit hours. They are trained to assist you with academic placement, academic planning, registration and course selection, career/educational guidance, identification of support services, as well as facilitate academic/student development workshops.  

Please visit the Advising webpage for more information on the services advisors provide and to schedule a meeting with your advisor.

Counselors are faculty members who are trained to help with educational, personal, and career exploration and counseling for students beyond their first year (24+ credit hours).  Counselors assist with identifying a career choice, academic planning, degree completion, transfer services, personal, emotional, and social difficulties, and can help locate appropriate resources for assistance. 

Please visit the Counseling webpage for more information on the services counselors provide and to schedule a meeting with your program-specific counselor.

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