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The Advising and Counseling department provides information and services in each of the following areas: transfer, records, occupational, educational and community information, personal counseling, career assessment, course placement testing, follow-up program, research and evaluation, and career guidance counseling to students. 

Assistance is available regarding concerns such as child care, transportation, finances, etc. Students may work with the counselor of their choice. Please feel free to contact the counselors during their posted office hours.
The College is sincerely interested in the success of its students. The entire Counseling department places emphasis on the students' growth and independence through an increasing knowledge of themselves and of opportunities available for education, careers, and personal development.
  • Assist students in acquiring information and developing attitudes, insights and understanding about themselves and their environment, which are necessary for maximum growth and development.
  • Inform students of educational opportunities to assist them in making appropriate educational choices.
  • Assist new and potential students to experience successful entry into the College.
  • Serve as consultants to members of the faculty and administration, as part of the educational team.
  • Provide an effective communication program with area high schools and surrounding communities.
  • Provide help to students needing assistance by referrals to campus services as well as community agencies.

Personal Counseling
Career Counseling
Counseling FAQ's

In a Mental Health Emergency, contact:
On the Willmar campus:
  • The Counseling Center at (320) 222-5984
  • Woodland Centers Crisis Center at (320) 235-4613
  • Rice Memorial Hospital at (320) 231-4390
On the Hutchinson campus:
  • The Counseling Center at (320) 234-8508
  • Hutchinson Hospital at (320) 234-5000

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.