Academic Advising

​​Ankeny Advising Services - How to Reach Us

Due to the continued health concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Ankeny Advising Office is available to assist students via phone, email, and Skype.  While you won't be able to visit us in person during this time, there will be no interruptions in our normal services, and students will still be able to receive Academic Advising Services.  

Please locate your Advisor.

If you do not hear back from your Advisor in one business day, please email Wade Robinson, Director of Student Development, at   

Please visit the following website for more DMACC updates and resources related to the Coronavirus:​

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Providing Guidance from Admission through Graduation

Welcome to the DMACC Academic Advising homepage. On this site, you will find general information to help you develop your educational plan.

While we offer academic advising at all locations, your primary contact for your program of study may be on a specific campus​.

An advisor can assist you with:

Advising vs. Counseling

Advisors and counselors perform different roles. We recommend you make an appointment with a counselor if you need help with:

  • Academic issues (struggling grades)
  • Career issues (deciding on a career)
  • Personal issues (family/relationship issues, stress, anxiety, etc.)

Click here to visit the Counseling Site.

The mission of Student Development is to provide counseling and advising in a learning environment to help individuals achieve their educational, career, and personal goals.

*Please note: West Des Moines Campus advising is by appointment only--no walk ins.  Advising appointments are available Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays 8 am to 3 pm.  Please call 515-964-6200 to schedule your advising appointment.

West Des Moines Campus office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 6 pm and 7:30 am to 4 pm on Fridays.


Faculty/Staff Only--click here to access the Early Alert Referral Form:

Early Alert Referral Form