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’s research 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 on campus, and provide guidance in transferring to another institution.
Advising for Continuing Students
Did you know it’s only three (3) more weeks to the start of the Fall 2017 semester? It’s never too early to meet with your academic advisor to prepare for the next semester. If you are not sure who your academic advisor is, access your myCommNet account or click on the following link:
The college offers a variety of advising options described below to meet your needs.
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.
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.
For more information, please contact the Liberal Arts and Science program coordinator: Francine Rosselli-Navarra, email@example.com.
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 closing time and seen by the next available advisor/counselor.
For your convenience, walk-in hours have been expanded to five days per week during the month of August; there will be no appointments scheduled.
|Monday:||9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.|
New! 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 now have the opportunity to chat online with one of our advisors. Click on the box in the lower right of your screen.
Things to Keep in Mind
Below are some important dates as you plan your college schedule:
|August||25||Assessment Testing ends|
|25||Fall 2017 semester begins|
|25||Last day for students seeking reinstatement for probation and suspension|
|26||New Student Orientation sessions end|
|26||Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Advising, and Bursar’s offices and the Bookstore open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|29||Fall 2017 classes begin|
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.
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.
Student Services Center, SSC L120
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.)
Great Path, MS #8
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046