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Wallace State Advising Center

The Advising Center is your one-stop student advising, career counseling, & testing resource. We assist undecided & Pre-Nursing students in the development of an individualized education plan.


Located on the 1st Floor of the James C. Bailey Center
256-352-8040

Advising
Academic Advisors guide students in developing an education plan to meet the needs of his or her selected program of study.  Students transferring to a public university in Alabama are assisted using the STARS articulation program to ensure seamless academic transition.

Counseling
The Advising Center offers Pinpoint, a comprehensive software program to help students explore major & career options.  Students who have not declared a major are counseled as career choices are considered.

Testing
Computerized testing available in the Center includes the COMPASS placement assessment, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the Biology Placement Test. The ACT is administered on scheduled dates, which are published in the Semester Schedule.

Intervening
Directed guidance assures that every student who enrolls at Wallace State can be successful. Undeclared majors, developmental students, and students experiencing academic difficulty are monitored closely for academic success, and staff provide referral for intervention services when needed.

Orienting
The Advising Center supports and guides students in becoming familiar with the programs and services of Wallace State.  Seminars, workshops and a host of other resources are available to help students adjust to the academic demands of college life.

Networking
The Advising Center staff will refer students to faculty advisors and student services departments when appropriate. Students may work with Advising Center staff to establish a connection with transfer institutions.

The mission of the Wallace State Advising Center is to assist in the planning & implementation of students’ educational, career & life goals.

Advising Center Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
(Special holiday hours will be posted on main page of Wallace website, extended hours during registration)

Advising Center Staff
Dr. Matthew McCrickard Director of Advising  (256) 352-8047
Dr. Bill Moss Director of Student Development (256) 352-8042
Barbara Atchley Director of Career Services  (256) 352-8178
Jennifer McRea Academic Advisor (256) 352-8477
Tammi Gattis Academic Advisor (256) 352-8044
Whit Rice Graduation Coach/Advisor  (256) 352-8406
Chuck Davis Testing Coordinator (256) 352-8248
Teresa Gibbs Secretary, Advising Center (256) 352-8040
Mary Hall Secretary, Testing  (256) 352-8243
Deborah Spann Athletic Coordinator,  (256) 352-8121