Advisement and Retention

Welcome to the ARC!

Advising and Registration for SPRING 2022 and SUMMER 2022 is OPEN until January 18! Advising and Registration will be closed January 19 – January 23. Advising and Registration for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 will reopen on January 24.

Find your program on the right side of this page and make your ARC appointment in myNavigate TODAY! Complete your personalized To-Do list in myNavigate to make sure you are on track! NEW: Review your appointment summary in myNavigate after your advising session!

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Students are assigned an ARC academic advisor based on their program of study; however, students may meet with any advisor on their home campus. ARC advisors work with students towards a goal of success at Wiregrass & timely graduation through a tailored, proactive case management process. All students must meet with an ARC advisor before registration each term. This is to help students stay on track to a timely graduation. We also encourage student to meet with their ARC advisor once or twice a semester to explore big picture questions and goals. Students with an active Academic Success Plan may need to meet with their ARC advisor at various times throughout the semester to fulfill the requirements of the Plan.

Students are also be assigned a Faculty Mentor based on their program of study. Faculty Mentors work with students towards a goal of career guidance through a high-level, one-on-one mentoring process.

ARC Advisors and Faculty Mentors work together so the student can have the best Wiregrass experience possible!

In support of the College’s mission, The ARC: An Advising and Retention Center for Students is dedicated to all aspects of student and institutional success by providing quality and proactive academic advising. The ARC promotes an atmosphere of student learning and success by maintaining professional values and commitments that support the greater good of the students, our colleagues, and the college. The ARC, through collaborative partnerships with faculty and other stakeholders and continued professional growth, is committed to assisting students with achieving their academic and career goals by providing advising, academic counseling, career guidance, and serving as a resource center for current and potential students.

Academic advising provides students with the opportunity to meet with an advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning neeThe ARC is An Advising and Retention Center for Studentsded skills for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the campus. Academic advising is a partnership between a student and an academic advisor to develop meaningful educational goals and plans that are consistent with the student’s personal values, interests and abilities. This is a collaborative approach in which the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Advising: As a result of actively participating in academic advising, students will:

  1. Understand program requirements, to include general education and occupational course requirements.
  2. Create an academic plan based on his or her goals and interests.
  3. Use advising technology to make advising appointments, register each semester, and communicate with advisor
  4. Utilize College resources and services to meet academic, personal, and career goals.
  5. Locate College policies and procedures regarding registration, academic standing, and student conduct.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Identify where to find program requirements, admission policies, and registration policies.
  • Understand and create an academic plan, to include semester course scheduling and registration.
    • Recognize schedule limitations before registering for classes.
    • Work with advisor as schedule changes, drops, withdraws are considered, before deadlines.
  • Identify the services and resources offered by various departments on campus.
    • Seek out services and resources as needed.
    • Proactively complete FAFSA and Foundation Scholarship applications.
  • Contact any member of ARC team via email, phone, in person, or text.
  • Actively use advising technology.
  • Make advising appointments in a timely manner.
  • Be prepared for advising appointments.
  • College and Program policies are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to check Wiregrass student email and the college website for corrections or updates to policies. Any changes will be posted on the College website.

Advisor Role and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Be knowledgeable about and ensure students understand advising technology, academic programs, college policies and procedures, and graduation requirements.
  • Encourage and guide students to develop and pursue their goals and create an academic plan through graduation.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Be accessible via phone, email, and by appointment and respond to students in a timely way.
  • Follow through on actions promised to students.
  • Recommend appropriate classes and describe catalog of record and other tools/resources to
  • Assist students in course selection and registration.
  • Collaborate with program faculty to ensure a smooth transition to the faculty advisor.

For more information,
call 229-333-2100 ext. 2464

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Appointment options include: WebEx Video, WebEx Phone Conference, or On-Campus. View appointment instructions.

One-Stop Coach Assignments

Coaches are assigned programs, regardless of campus. Coaches are responsible for the tracking and outreach of all students in their assigned programs. Students can see the identified campus support coach for in-person appointments if their One-Stop Coach is not on their home campus.

Business and Computer Science

Health Sciences

Professional Services

Technical and Industrial

Advising Checklist:

Ever wish you could manage your college to-do list straight from your phone? Navigate is now mobile! Just search “Navigate Student” in the App Store or Google Play Store. After all, life is easier when your to-dos are at your fingertips. You can also go to and log in using your single-sign on credentials: Unique email account name (example: john31) Password: 8-digit date of birth (example: 07241975 = July 24, 1975).
  • Consider career and educational goals
  • Schedule a Career Scope examination through the testing center if unsure
  • Complete To-Do items in my Navigate; to include but not limited to:
    • Complete FAFSA for the current year
    • Complete the Major Explorer
    • Identify schedule limitations and preferences
    • Opt-in to needed resources (i.e. VA, Special Pops)
  • Sign up for New Student Orientation
  • Review information on myCampus and ARC web pages
  • Sign into myEmail
  • Download Navigate Student and Wiregrass Mobile phone apps
  • Sign up to receive myConnect alerts
  • Obtain student ID and parking decal
  • Check myNavigate and academic calendar for advising, registration, and semester start date
  • Make Early Advise appointment
  • Discuss academic and career goals with advisor
  • Review program requirements and create advisor-guided academic plan
  • Complete Blackboard Orientation if taking an online or hybrid class
  • Check myEmail and myBlackboard on a regular basis
  • Respond to advising campaigns
  • Complete To-Do items in myNavigate
  • Check with Financial Aid and make arrangements to pay balance in full by the first day of the semester
  • Apply for Foundation Scholarships
  • Clear all registration holds
  • Register and pay for classes
  • Purchase textbooks and supplies
  • Review the Code of Conduct and academic policies
  • Seek assistance from advisors, instructors, tutors, and other college resources as needed
  • See advisor for degree audit
  • Register for final semester
  • Apply for graduation - you must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to participate in the commencement ceremony

Advising Technology:

myNavigate is your "one-stop shop" to stay on task each with enrollment activities each semester. You will use the Planner in myNavigate to work with your ARC advisor to map out your classes from today through graduation! You will use myNavigate to register for classes. Download myNavigate desktop and mobile app today!
All students receive a Wiregrass email account upon application to the college. Use this to communication with various departments at the college and your instructors.
Manage and view your information. You can also use BanWeb to register, check financial aid requirements, and pay tuition.
Complete your online classes here!
Sign up to receive emergency notifications from the college.
The ARC uses WebEx Teams to meet with students by video and phone. You can also chat with advisors if signed up with your Wiregrass student email account. Download WebEx Teams today!


Advising & Retention Services
Paulette Brown
Business Management Instructor
Coffee Campus
Room 127B
O: (229) 468-2208
M: (912) 417-5289
Camillia Bryant
Advising & Retention Center Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 101
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3011
M: (229) 233-4036
DeAnnia Clements
Morris Hall - Valdosta Campus, Room 7282 / Dorminy-Mixon Hall - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Room 8102A
O: (229) 468-2031
Nathan Metzner
Dir. Of Evening Program Analytics & Advisor
Valdosta Campus
O: (229) 333-2100 Ext. 2467
Khafra Mills
Student Success Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
O: (229) 333-2100 Ext. 3005
Faith Spencer
Student Success Coordinator
Coffee Campus
Room 127C
O: (229) 468-2225
M: (912) 388-7114
Roy Warren
Dean for Academic Success
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Room 628 A
O: (229) 468-2060
M: (912) 250-7642
Brent Warren
Student Success Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100A
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2116
Dr. Jammie Wilbanks
Associate Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100
O: (229) 333-2117