Guided Pathways Advising

Register for the right courses, build your schedule and review your academic plan.

Welcome to Guided Pathways (GP) Advising at MCC! From acceptance through graduation our GP Advisors are here to assist you with your needs and to support your academic and personal success.

Schedule a Meeting

Prior to meeting with an Guided Pathways Advisor, please ensure placement documents and transcripts are on file with the Admissions office.  This will ensure you receive the best advising experience.  Without placement information and/or transfer credits in the system, the GP Advising team will be limited in how they can assist you. Learn more about required enrollment steps for new students.

To guarantee time with a Guided Pathways Advisor, please schedule an appointment. Advisors can meet with you in-person, virtually (Webex or MicrosoftTeams) or over the phone. When scheduling your appointment, please clarify which method you would prefer.

Guided Pathways (GP) Advising Office Hours

Monday, July 18-Friday, December 23, 2022
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are highly preferred, as advisor availability for drop-ins is limited. Same day service is not guaranteed without an appointment.

Guided Pathways (GP) Advisors

Stephanie Alicea

Kristina Kosnoff

Venica Blythe

Amanda Looney-Goetz

Philip Burnham

Gina Marchesani

Karen Collin

Cynthia Mena

Awa Diop

Sarith Munoz-Ramos

Merril Jones, Jr

Jennifer Natoli

Joe Kapinos

Tara Tulay

Evelyn Kissi

Rocio Urtecho


Guided Pathways (GP) Leadership Team

Caridad Rivera, Campus Advising Lead
Cat Carter, Guided Pathways Advisor II
Michelle Nickerson, Guided Pathways Advisor II
Masio Williams, Guided Pathways Advisor II

Academic Reinstatement Meetings

For students who are having academic difficulty and have taken time off from school and wish to return, please complete the Academic Standing Appeal form and then schedule a meeting. The Academic Standing Appeal form will reopen on Friday, September 30, 2022 to facilitate potential spring 2023 registration.

Program-Specific Majors

Program Coordinators, Department Chairs and Faculty Advisors (while classes are in session)
In addition to the above options, you can also contact your program coordinator, department chair or faculty advisor by scheduling an individual appointment through email.  See the directory for contact information.

Other Campus Resources

View Your Academic Progress using Degree Works

Use Degree Works to quickly see your progress toward completing a degree or certificate program and provide answers to “What if” scenarios, such as “What if I change my major to the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Business Studies, A.A. because I plan to transfer to Central, Eastern, Southern or Western.” Degree Works produces reports that list the courses you need to take to complete your program. Learn about  Degree Works.

Assess Your Values, Skills and Interests using Focus 2

Use the Focus 2 self-assessment tool to help you choose your area of study and future career.  If you wish to discuss your results, please email Director of Career Services Julie Greene.

PASS Program

The PASS Program is a program for underrepresented students who are struggling with academics and have been placed on academic probation.  The program provides support including tutoring and coaching to help students get back into good standing.  Please contact the PASS Program Specialists to enroll today!

Elisa Eaton
Beverly Schott

STARS/TRiO Student Support Services

STARS/SSS is a federally funded TRiO grant catering to people whose parents do not have bachelor’s degrees and who demonstrate some form of academic need. Examples of need would be placing into developmental education, being unsure of your major, having low high school grades, or being an English as a second language learner. We allow these students a chance to take select courses for free over their summers and provide a multitude of supports for them throughout their entire time at Manchester Community College. Our objectives are to provide opportunities for academic development assist students with their college experience and motivate students toward success and graduation. Contact a STARS advisor below, or apply to the program online. 

Theresa Legein
Leo E. Jones

Guided Pathways (GP) Advising Contact Information 

Phone: 860-512-3320

Mailing Address:
Great Path, MS #8
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT  06045-1046