Academic Advising

The Academic Advising staff in the Bennett Student Services Center will help you plan your academic future at Indian Hills Community College and beyond.

Consideration of each student as a unique individual with distinctive needs is recognized as the foundation of IHCC’s advising program. Academic Advisors at Indian Hills Community College’s Main, North, and Centerville campuses work with students on course selection, transfer and career planning, resource referrals, and creating academic plans. The advising philosophy is grounded in a holistic, developmental advising approach to empower students to realize their Life.Changing. potential.

The primary responsibilities of IHCC’s academic advisors are to:

  • Help students transition and prepare for success in higher education
  • Help students identify educational and professional goals
  • Encourage students to connect to college and community resources to supplement and enhance their experience
  • Guide students’ participation in the creation of an appropriate academic plan through meaningful planning and selection of courses with attention to institutional policies and degree requirements

Our Academic Advisors are available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Bennett Student Services Center on the Ottumwa Campus.



Temporary Pass/Fail Procedure: Spring 2020 Academic Term

Program Change Form
Need to change your program of study?

ENG*105 - Composition I                                                                                                                                                       

Students wishing to enroll in Composition I must meet one of the prerequisites listed in the course description OR enroll in ENG*093 - College Writing and take ENG*105 - Composition I concurrently, with the same instructor. 

Follow the ALEKS registration instructions here if you need assistance. Also, review the ALEKS Math Placement Score Range. (Students wishing to enroll in MAT*210 - Calculus I, must score a 75% of higher on the ALEKS within the 12 months prior to registering for the course)

Transfer Information for A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. Graduates
Information on our articulation agreements with other colleges

Transfer in Iowa 
Resources for those planning to transfer to one of Iowa's Regent universities

Students: Don't miss out on our Annual Transfer Fair and Transfer Trips (scheduled throughout the fall and spring of each year).

Career Exploration

Unsure of the career, job, or program that is right for you? IHCC Advising Staff recommends you complete a career assessment to learn how your interests align with a career. You can also learn about high paying jobs in Iowa through the Future Ready Iowa website. Our staff can also assist you in connecting your interests to a certificate, diploma, or associate's degree that will help you earn great money! Through a partnership with IowaWorks, Indian Hills Community College students can meet with IowaWorks staff in the Career Assistance Center in the Bennett Student Services Building. Receive assistance with resume development, mock interviews, or further explore careers that are right for you! To learn more, contact Jennifer Erdmann at [email protected] or (641) 684-5401 ext. 40042.

Graduation Information

Are you planning on graduating during this academic year? Meet with an Academic Advisor to make sure you have met all the requirements to complete your degree!


 Meet the Advisors

noah_profileNoah Eklund
Director, Enrollment Services & Academic/Career Advisor

peyton_profilePeyton Crosser
Assistant Director, Athletics & Academic Advisor



peyton_profileAlan McCleeary
Academic/Career Advisor




peyton_profileAshleigh Tierney
Academic/Career Advisor



Contact Us:

Academic Advising Office

Indian Hills Community College
Bennett Student Services Center
623 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 683-5262 | (800) 726-2585, ext. 5262
Email: [email protected]