Academic Advising

Academic Advising Appointments

You can make appointments for Academic Advising  that are virtual or in-person. For quick questions, you can email or call an advisor directly at the contact information on this webpage! For longer conversations, you can schedule a 30-minute meeting with an advisor.

Virtual Meetings:  All virtual meetings will be conducted on Google Meet, and access to a webcam and microphone is helpful to utilize this service. To comply with FERPA, students will be asked to show a valid photo ID before each appointment. 

In-Person Meetings: If you schedule an in-person meeting, the meeting location will be provided in your confirmation email. 

Walk-In Meetings:  If you do not schedule a meeting ahead of time, we do have walk-in appointments available, but these are on a first come basis and may require some wait time.  Wait times during registration periods may take a little longer than normal.  

Schedule an Appointment: Click on "Schedule an Appointment" below. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you provide on the registration form. For virtual meetings, the confirmation email will provide a link to the Google Meet. If the advisor you would like to meet with is unavailable, you can reach out to them by email or phone at the contact information below.

Technical Division: Students in the Technical Division can reach out to Amanda Harkins at for assistance with advising. 

Fall 2023 Registration Guide

How to Register Video


Degree Works Video


Requesting Transcripts from Southern Union State Community College

For information on how to request your educational records or transcripts from Southern Union, please refer to the following website: Transcript Requests


Advising Staff

General Questions

Southern Union Advising Office

Opelika Campus

Jeremy Taunton - Coordinator of Advising/Recruiter
334-745-6437 (Extension - 5305)

Shawn Caldwell - Advisor/Recruiter
334-745-6437 (Extension - 5483)

Kenneth Gray - Advisor/Recruiter
334-745-6437 (Extension - 5306)


Health Sciences Division

Chiquita Brooks - Advisor/Recruiter
334-745-6437 (Extension - 5519)

Valley Campus

Robin Brown - Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
334-756-4151 (Extension - 5204)

Wadley Campus

Tiffanie Character - Advisor/Recruiter
256-395-2211 (Extension 5154)

Technical Division

Amanda Harkins - Advisor
334-745-6437 (Extension - 5411)


Advising Hours

Summer Term

Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.  - 5:30 p.m.

Friday 7:15 a.m.  - 12:15 p.m.

Fall Term

Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.  - 4:30 p.m.

Friday 7:15 a.m.  - 12:15 p.m.

Spring Term

Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.  - 4:30 p.m.

Friday 7:15 a.m.  - 12:15 p.m.

A Guide for Students Transferring to colleges/universities in Alabama

Are you worried that the courses you complete with Southern Union will not transfer to your chosen college or university in the state of Alabama?  Put those worries to rest by following the STARS (Statewide Transfer Articulation and Reporting System) Guide while at SUSCC.

Statewide Transfer & Articulation Reporting System | Southern Union State Community College


This Articulation Agreement helps to guarantee that course work will transfer to colleges and universities within Alabama.

To use STARS, you should know your major and the college or university to which you intend to transfer.  Using the Internet, go to, enter the system, and follow the directions. What you will find is a complete listing of required courses and options for your chosen degree divided into five sections labeled Areas I through V.  There is no guesswork. Specific courses and directions are provided for your use.

Please pay special attention to Area V, Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses. This section provides special information as well as providing an Area V link to the colleges and universities that offer your chosen major. Select your college/university, click on Area V, and review any special recommendations or requirements. Use your browser to print the information provided.

Remember,  STARS is a great tool for you to use. If you encounter any problems or have questions, please see your academic advisor for assistance.

Transferring Out-of-State?

Students who plan to transfer to colleges and universities outside of Alabama should talk with an advisor at the institution for which they are interested in transferring to work out a plan of study