Texas Community Colleges
Counseling & Advising
LRC/Library Building 2, Room 104
To register for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI test), please submit an online request form or email testing@wtc.edu.

To ensure an effective and accurate advising experience, please have the following items submitted to the Western Texas College Admissions Office at admissions@wtc.edu before you come for advising:

  1. WTC College Application or Texas Common Application (ApplyTexas)
    Online Application 
    (quickest and easiest)

    ApplyTexas.org Application (if you are applying to more than one state school in Texas)
    PDF Application (printable and fillable)
  2. Official high school and/or all college transcripts
  3. Exemption or placement college entrance scores
    Examples of these scores include: SAT, ACT, TAKS, PSAT, PLAN, STAAR. If you have not taken or submitted these tests, you need to take the TSI. 
Online Advising
Registration for Online Classes
Testing Center Tutoring WTC Online Alcohol & Drug Resources
Helpful Links Forms

Western Texas College Counseling Services provides students with a range of resources to assist them in formulating plans and making decisions in various phases of their academic, personal, and vocational development.

Academic Advising

Western Texas College encourages all students to participate in academic advisement throughout their tenure here.  The Academic Advisement process includes meeting with a counselor, academic advisor, or faculty advisor to choose courses and make appropriate decisions concerning students’ academic goals.  The following populations of students are required to be advised each semester prior to registration:

  • Students enrolling at WTC for the first time
  • Students who are not TSI met
  • Students on scholastic probation
  • Student-athletes

The Counseling Services staff, as well as faculty advisors, is available year-round to guide students regarding prerequisites, course transferability, career choices, and many other aspects that concern student development.   Information is also available at the Counseling Center in printed form on drug and alcohol abuse, study skills, AIDS, pregnancy, military service, and many other concerns.

Disability Services

For information regarding Disability Services, please contact the ADA Accessibility Coordinator in the Counseling Office located in the Learning Resource Center or with the contact information below.


Counseling & Advising Hours of Operation

LRC/Library Building 2, Room 104

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Summer: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Laura Caswell
Director of Counseling
Michelle Hilliard
Online Advisor
ADA Accessibility Coordinator
Tressa Stephens
Academic Advisor
Testing Coordinator

Karissa Derryberry
Academic Advisor
Tonya Zamora
Counseling Secretary