Academic Advising

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

Walk-In Advising Hours

Walk-in advising, located in the Student Services Center, SSC L120, is available on a first-come, first-served basis.Walk-in students will be checked in up to a half-hour prior to the scheduled ending time and seen by the next available advisor/counselor.

For your convenience, walk-in hours for September 4-October 26 are:

Monday 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

‘Let’s Chat’ Online Advising

If you have a simple advising question and are unable to meet with an advisor or visit during walk-In hours, you can chat online with an academic advisor.   Click on the “Let’s Chat” box on this page.

Mission

Welcome continuing students!

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.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the premier global academic advising professional organization, has scholarly research that indicates that academic advising is one of the most important services students receive in college; second only to teaching. Academic advisors help students develop an academic plan to achieve educational and career goals, assist with decision-making processes, refer to other available support services on and off campus, and provide guidance in transferring to another institution.


Advising for Continuing Students

It’s not too late to register for an accelerated fall 2018 course(s).  We have eight-week courses that begin on 10/23/18.

Schedule Your Appointment with Your Advisor

Remember, meeting with your assigned advisor is always a good way to ensure you are on track.  If you are not sure who your academic advisor is, access your myCommNet account or click on the following link:

Academic Advisor Directory

Key advising dates to keep in mind:

Fall 2018 In-Person Registration for Accelerated Classes that begin October 23: Ongoing

10/18 Winter 2018 on-line and in-person registration begins
10/26 Continuing student assessment testing begins for the Spring 2019 semester
10/29 Continuing Student Advising Weeks begin (10/29-12/7)
11/5 Continuing Veterans Advising Week (11/5-11/9)
11/5 Last day to drop classes without academic penalty
11/5-11/11 Spring 2019 online registration begins for students registered in the Fall 2018 semester (Priority Registration)
11/12 Spring 2019 semester registration begins for all students (Open Registration)

Group Advising for Continuing Students and Transfer Students

For General Studies Students

Students with any college credits who are pursuing a General Studies degree are encouraged to attend a group advising session.

Sign Up for Group Advising

For more information, please contact one of the General Studies program co-coordinators: Steve Torres, storres@manchestercc.eduor Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, khamiltonbobrow@manchestercc.edu.

For Liberal Arts and Science Students

Students with any college credits who are pursuing a Liberal Arts and Science degree are encouraged to attend a group advising session.

Sign Up for Group Advising

For more information, please contact the Liberal Arts and Science program coordinator, Samantha Gonzalez,  at sgonzalez@manchestercc.edu.


Things to Keep in Mind

Meet with your assigned academic 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., within DegreeWorks, which is available via your myCommNet account.

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.

Make sure to renew your FAFSA online application for the upcoming 2018-19 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 Student Services Center (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 the Student Services Center (SSC), L120 to complete your Veterans Benefits Contract; unless you are only seeking a tuition waiver. Please note you should already have registered for your classes prior to meeting with a counselor to complete the Veterans Benefits Contract form.

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

For students, click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

For advisors, click here to register for the Mini-Advising Training Workshops


Location, Hours and Contact Information

Please contact us if you any questions or need assistance.

Location
Student Services 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 p.m.)

Phone
860-512-3320

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