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.

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 services on campus, and provide guidance in transferring to another institution.


Advising for Continuing Students  

You are well on your way to completing this fall semester in less than nine weeks time. Now is the time to prepare for your upcoming Academic Advising Weeks, which is specifically for you, our continuing student.

Academic Advising Weeks starts Monday, October 23 and ends on Friday, December 1, 2017. Take advantage of scheduling your appointment with your advisor now so you can be better prepared for the upcoming Winter Intersession and/or Spring 2018 semester(s). If you are not sure who your academic advisor is, access your myCommNet account or click on the following link:

Academic Advisor Directory

Remember, as a continuing student you are able to register for winter 2017 and/or spring 2018 courses starting on Monday, October 30, 2017 until Sunday, November 5. This is a great opportunity to secure the best possible schedule. All other students will be able to register starting on Monday, November 6, 2017.

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.

Sign Up for Group Advising

For more information, please contact one of the General Studies program co-coordinators: Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, khamiltonbobrow@manchestercc.edu, or Steve Torres, storres@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: Francine Rosselli-Navarra, frosselli-navarra@manchestercc.edu.


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 are as follows: .

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

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 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 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