Academic advising professionals at MCCC are here to help you figure out which classes to take and when and to make sure you’re on the right track to reach your goals. Whether you're planning to take one class to build skills, complete a certificate or associate's degree, or take courses to transfer, we can help.
Academic advising is a process facilitated by trained MCCC counselors and full-time faculty to assist students with educational and career planning. Assistance is available to help you plan your program, select classes, choose a major, and meet transfer requirements of a four-year institution.
Counselors are located in the Admissions and Guidance Office. In addition to academic advising, they provide career counseling and testing, academic counseling, and referrals to outside agencies. Faculty advisers do not perform counseling functions. Faculty advisers are full-time faculty and administrators assigned to students based on their declared majors.
All new students must meet with a counselor in the Admissions Office prior to registering for classes the first time. See the Future Students section for more information on getting started at MCCC.
Faculty advisors are assigned to new students during their first fall or winter semester of enrollment in credit classes at MCCC. Students are notified through their college email accounts prior to registration for the next semester. Schedule an appointment in order to ensure the availability of your faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor’s phone number and e-mail address can be found on WebPAL under “My Personal Profile.” You should take an active role in the advising process. Prepare a list of questions you want to ask. Take a copy of your college catalog, a schedule of classes, and your transfer guide (if applicable). It pays to be prepared to maximize the time you spend with your adviser.
No, you are not required to consult with your faculty advisor. However, it is highly recommended that you do so in order to assure academic progress toward your goals.
An adviser is assigned to you based on your declared major. When feasible, a different adviser may be assigned by contacting the Admissions Office.