Aug 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Student Handbooks 
    
2021-2022 Student Handbooks

Admissions & Advising


Admissions

Applications for admission are processed by personnel in the Wrangler Express Center. The Wrangler Express also collects and processes transcripts from high schools and other colleges and universities.

Students are required to submit to Odessa College their transcripts from other colleges they have attended or a high school transcript if the student is entering OC directly from high school. These transcripts become the property of Odessa College and each student’s record.

If a student was allowed to enroll under a waiver for receipt of transcripts or other required forms and does not supply the information in the time frame agreed to, personnel in the Wrangler Express will place a hold on the student’s record. That hold will block registration for subsequent terms.

Re-Admission

A student at Odessa College who has been gone for a calendar year or longer without enrolling for a class at OC is required to complete a new application for admission before registering for class(es).

Pathways Advising Center 

The Pathways Advising Center is a hub of information to move students from starting their academic journey to realizing their goals and dreams. Academic Success Coaches are located in the Pathways Advising Center and play an integral role in academic advising and degree pathway planning as well as support and encouragement facilitating career placement and transfer.  Please contact the Pathways Advising Center, located in the Saulsbury Campus Center, at 432- 335-6433 or by email to advising@odessa.edu to reach your Coach.  NOTE: Courses are never dropped or added by phone, so an email to or a visit with your Coach is necessary. Assistance is free and confidential.  Office hours are:

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday-Thursday

8am—5:30pm

Friday

8am—1pm

Summer Hours

Monday-Thursday

7:30am—5:30pm

Friday  

CLOSED

Advising

Advisors, Academic Success Coaches, and faculty are available on campus to assist students in a variety of areas. Academic Success Coaches and academic program advisors provide assistance with academic advising, Texas Success Initiative requirements, testing, transfer information, crisis intervention and referral, career guidance, testing referrals, stress and worry reduction, decision-making skills, clarifying educational and personal goals, and other problems or concerns that interfere with the attainment of academic, technical, professional or personal goals.  Services are free and confidential for students at OC.

To see someone about advisement, no appointment is necessary, but recommended. Students may come to the Pathways Advising Center in the Saulsbury Campus Center (2nd floor) and a Academic Success Coach will assist you. To set up an appointment, you can call 335- 6433.

Academic Success Coaches

Academic Success Coaches (advisors) are located in the Pathways Advising Center and play an integral role in academic advising and degree pathway planning as well as support and encouragement facilitating career placement and transfer. All registrations, to include adding or dropping courses, are conducted with Academic Success Coaches. 

Testing

The Testing Center provides a variety of testing and related services to OC students and to the community at large.

Odessa College offers the following tests as a service to interested students, potential students and people of the surrounding communities:

The Testing Center is located in SPUR 150. Phone is 432- 335-6620. Many of the tests require the payment of a testing fee. Some of these fees are paid directly to the testing company when an individual registers to take the test. Others are paid to Odessa College. Personnel in the Testing Center should be consulted regarding fees for specific tests.