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 (GP) 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.

GP Advisors can meet with:

Please review the required enrollment steps at the links above.

Are you a prospective student who is interested in attending MCC but has not yet applied? Find out more on the Prospective Students page.

To guarantee time with a Guided Pathways (GP) 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

Spring Semester: Tuesday, January 17-Friday, June 30, 2023
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Hours and  Office Closings
Friday, February 17, 2023 – Office Closed
Friday, April 7, 2023 – Office Closed
Monday, May 29, 2023 – Office Closed
Monday, June 5, 2023 – Office Closed


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) Advising Leadership Team

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

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. If you have an assigned Faculty Advisor, they will be listed at the top of your Degree Works page. You can use the Employee Directory to find their contact information.

Other Campus Resources

Academic Support Programs

Whether you need to take a developmental course to improve your skills, need support transitioning to college or both, Manchester has programs designed to help you reach your educational goals. Learn more about Academic Support Programs.

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.

Guided Pathways (GP) Advising Contact Information 

Phone: 860-512-3320

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