The Cisco College Counseling Department offers a range of services in fulfillment of the student services mission of Cisco College.
The department is under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services and is committed to providing services and assistance to support students in attainment of their educational goals.
Some of the services provided to students include:
- Course advisement
- Testing and placement
- Career and personal counseling
- Assistance for special populations.
For more information, please contact a counselor at either the Cisco Campus or the Abilene Educational Center.
|Cisco Campus||Abilene Campus|
|Misty Taylor - (254) 442-5024||Amy Callan - (325) 794-4409|
|Leigh Dycus - (254) 442-5023||Deborah Castleman - (325) 794-4406|
|Link Harris - (325) 794-4405|
Counselors are available to provide short-term assistance to help students address issues that may be hindering them in succeeding in college. There is no charge for this service but this counseling is limited in nature and length, and in some cases a student will be referred to community resources to better address their issues, such as City of Cisco or InfoAbilene. For additional information about Community Mental Health Resources, click here.
Both locations offer Transition Centers that help you navigate educational options, including information on university and college requirements and assisting with creating course plans and schedules for students. Catalogs and admission information is maintained on most colleges and universitites in Texas for students to browse during regular hours. Check out these sites for more info:
- Abilene Education Foundation
- College for Texans
- Texas Colleges/Universities
- Texas Common Application
- Texas Common Course Numbering System (provides course equivalencies for Cisco College and other colleges/universities)
It is the policy of Cisco College to identify and provide services to students qualifying as "Special Student Populations." Defined by Federal law, these populations include students with disabilities, students who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, and students with limited English proficiency. Services for qualified individuals may include appropriate educational accommodations and community referrals. A student who meets the definition of a "Special Population" student should contact the Special Populations Coordinator at their location:
- Leigh Dycus - (254) 442-5023
- Advisee groups for Leigh Dycus include: Belles, Cheer, Rodeo, Softball, Volleyball, general population with last name A-L, students needing special accommodations, students previously in foster care, and those needing to take the GED test
- Deborah Castleman - (325) 794-4406