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

Welcome back!  It’s great that you have started your Spring 2017.  Remember, your success depends on your focus, study time, and effort.   Now that the semester has started, the Walk-In schedule has changed to:

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 serve basis and available in the SSC, room L120.  If you are unable to come to a Walk-In period or an appointment, and have a simple advising-related question, you can now do so on-line via our live chat feature.

IMPORTANT DATES

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

Month Date Event
March 6 Summer 2017 and Continuing Student Assessment Testing begins
  13 First day Student Retention Services meeting with students re: probation/suspension for Summer and Fall 2017 courses
  14 Summer 2017 on-line/in-person credit registration begins
  15 May 2017 graduation application deadline
  27 Continuing student Advising Weeks begin (3/27 – 5/5/17)
  30 Last day to make up Incompletes
  30 Last day to drop classes without penalty
April 3 Returning Veterans Advising Week (4/3-4/7/17)
  3-9 Fall 2017 Continuing Students on-line registration begins (PRIORITY REGISTRATION for students who were registered in Spring 2017 semester)
  10 Fall 2017 semester registration begins for all students
  13 Central CT State University (CCSU) Transfer Representative on Campus (by appointment only in L108).
  17 MCC Foundation Scholarship deadline
  24 Eastern CT State University (ECSU) Transfer Representative on Campus (by appointment only in L108)
  25 Eastern CT State University (ECSU)  Transfer Representative on Campus (by appointment only in L108)
  27 Central CT State University (CCSU) Transfer Representative on Campus (by appointment only in L108).
May 9 Final Exams begin
  15 Final Exams end
  15 2017-18 Financial Aid Priority Date
  25 Commencement/Graduation Ceremony

 

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 via 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!

Frequently asked questions (FAQs):
What if I need to speak with someone regarding a personal concern? Feel free to call 860-512-3320 to schedule an appointment with a professionally trained counselor, or you can visit the Advising and Counseling Services suite in SSC L120.  All information shared with a counselor is kept confidential, with the exception of a potential threat to yourself or others.

When should I meet with an advisor/program coordinator regarding my interest in transferring to another college or university? In most instances, it is wise to start sooner than later. For example, if you are planning to transfer in Fall 2017, it would be important to start meeting no later than Fall 2016. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your plans and to make better decisions regarding upcoming courses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               How do I change my major?  You need to complete a Change in Curriculum form and submit it to the Registrar’s office.

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