Advising and Counseling Services

The Advising and Counseling Services staff assists you, our student, with the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with your life and career goals.

Office Services and Resources

Continuing Students

It’s never too early to prepare for your next semester.   For your benefit, we have planned the following designated dates and extended hours for “Spring into Registration Now!”

“Spring Into Registration NOW”

Priority Registration Week:  April 10-13 (April 14-Good Friday-College Closed)
Veterans Advising Week: April 10-13 (April 14-Good Friday-College Closed)

Extended Hours for Priority Registration Week Only:

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

If you need a quick advising question answered, don’t hesitate to visit during Walk-In hours, which are as follows (subject to change during registration cycle):

Mondays: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m.-4: 00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Walk-Ins are on a first come, first served basis and available in the Student Services Center, SSC L120.  If you are unable to come to a walk-in period or a scheduled appointment and have a simple advising-related question, you can now do so on-line via our Let’s Chat feature at


Below are some key dates as you plan your Spring 2017 semester:

Month Date Event
March 30  Last day to make up Incompletes
  30 Last day to drop classes without academic penalty
April 3 Continuing student Advising Weeks begin (through May 5)
  10 Returning Veterans Advising Week begins
  10 Fall 2017 continuing students online registration begins (PRIORITY REGISTRATION for students who were registered in Spring 2017 semester)
  13 Central CT State University Transfer Representative on campus (by appointment only in SSC L108).
  17 Fall 2017 semester registration begins for all students
  17 MCC Foundation scholarship deadline
  24 Eastern CT State University Transfer Representative on campus (by appointment only in SSC L108)
  25 Eastern CT State University Transfer Representative on campus (by appointment only in SSC L108)
  27 Central CT State University Transfer Representative on campus (by appointment only in SSC L108).
May 9 Final exams begin
  15 Final exams end
  15 2017-18 financial aid priority deadline
  25 Commencement

Things to keep in mind:

Meet with your assigned advisor (program coordinator, department chair, faculty advisor, counselor liaison, etc.). If you are planning to transfer, schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor and/or counselor liaison by your second semester.

Review your unofficial transcript for overall status, i. e., academic standing, GPA standing, combined academic standing, Incompletes, declared major, contact information, etc.

Scheduled Appointments: To schedule an advising appointment, please contact 860-512-3320, or visit Advising and Counseling Services in the Student Services Center, SSC L120.

Not sure about a major/program of study? You are encouraged to visit the Career Services office located in the Student Services Center, SSC L120 to explore potential majors with the online FOCUS2 career assessment tool.

Make sure to renew your FAFSA online application for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. If you need assistance, visit the Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Center, SSC L177, or call 860-512-3380.

Where do I go for academic support? The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides one-on-one, in-person tutoring; a writing and math lab (walk-in basis), as well as eTutoring services. For more information, contact 860-512-2610 or visit the office located in the SSC L282.

Purchase needed textbooks early on. You can purchase your books in the MCC Bookstore, which are offered as follows: new, used, and the Rental Program (not all books are available within the Rental Program). If purchasing textbooks in an online site, be sure to be mindful of having the correct ISBN number, correct edition, and consider the turnaround time for delivery.

Veterans: Make sure you meet with a counselor in SSC L120 to complete your Veterans Benefits Contract unless you are only seeking tuition waiver.

Remember, you are getting closer to your goals. Keep moving forward!

Office Location:  Advising and Counseling Services, Student Services Center, SSC L120