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’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 now approximately one month into completing your spring 2018 semester. You can continue to reach your educational goals through hard work and determination. The end result will always be a reflection of what you put into the process. Remember, that meeting with your assigned advisor is always a good way to ensure you are on track.
Schedule Your Appointment with Your Advisor
If you are not sure who your academic advisor is, there are two ways to find the name of your advisor.
- Click on Academic Advisor Directory and based on your major, contact the appropriate faculty member.
- Go to myCommNet
- Enter your Net ID and password
- Click on “Banner Student & Faculty Self-Service”
- Click on “Student Records”
- Click on “Advisor and Major”
- Click on “Check Advisor”
- Click on “Select Term” and enter the appropriate term
- Click “Submit”
- Print your personalized student information that includes the name of your primary advisor
Here are key advising dates to keep in mind:
Fall 2018 Online Registration for ALL Students Starts Monday, April 9
|Academic Advising Weeks||Monday, March 26-Friday, May 4|
|Final Exams Begin||Tuesday, May 8|
|Commencement||Thursday, May 24|
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: March 6-June 4, 2018
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:
|Day of the Week||Walk-in Hours|
|Monday||9:00 a.m.-12:00 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 now have the opportunity to chat online with one of our advisors. Click on the box on this page.
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.
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