Academic Advising

Academic advisors serve as facilitators and advocates, empowering our students to make informed, responsible decisions throughout their college experience.

Mission

Our mission is to provide confidential, responsive advisement to our highly diverse student population. Academic advisors use a developmental model that focuses on the personal and academic growth of our student population.

Academic advising is one of the most important services you will receive in college. Our advisors will help you develop an academic plan to achieve your educational and career goals.


Information for New Students

New students (those who have not taken courses at MCC in the past) are required to attend a New Student Orientation session.  Selection of new students’ first semester courses will take place at this session.

Sign Up for New Student Orientation


Academic Advising Weeks: Continuing Students Only

Monday, April 3-Friday, May 5, 2017

This is a great opportunity for continuing students to meet with their respective academic advisors and prepare early for the upcoming semester.  Students should check their myCommNet accounts for assigned advisors or click on the following:

Academic Advisor Directory


Walk-In Advising Hours

Walk-In advising, located in the Student Services Center, SSC L120, is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you need a  quick advising-related question answered, don’t hesitate to visit during the following hours:

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

* Walk-In students will be signed in up to a half-hour prior to the closing time and seen by the next available advisor/counselor.


Information for Continuing Students and Transfer Students

For General Studies Students

Continuing and transfer students with any college credits who are pursuing a General Studies degree need to connect with the General Studies program co-coordinators: Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, khamiltonbobrow@manchestercc.edu, or Steve Torres, storres@manchestercc.edu.

For Liberal Arts Students

Continuing and transfer students with any college credits who are pursuing a Liberal Arts and Science degree need to connect with the Liberal Arts and Sciences program coordinator: Francine Rosselli-Navarra, frosselli-navarra@manchestercc.edu.


New! Let’s Chat Online Advising

If you have a simple advising question and are unable to meet with an advisor or come during Walk-In hours, you now have the opportunity to chat online with one of our advisors. Go to our Let’s Chat service at www.manchestercc.edu/advising.


Important  Dates

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

Month Date Event
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.

Schedule an appointment. 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.

Please note there is an increase in tuition and fees starting with the Fall 2017 semester. Information is available in various campus offices.

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 in the MCC Bookstore. Books can be purchased as new, used or through the rental program (not all books are available as rentals). If purchasing textbooks through an online site, be sure you have the correct ISBN number and correct edition, and have considered the turnaround time for delivery.

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

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


Location, Hours and Contact Information

Please contact us if you any questions or need assistance. 

Location
StudentServices Center, SSC L120

Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (closed to public at 2:30)

Phone
860-512-3320

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