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Academic Advising

Academic advising at MCC is a college-wide effort dedicated to helping you reach your educational goals. Members of the college community provide guidance, encouragement and resources based on their specific areas of expertise.

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Academic Year Advising (Fall/Spring Semesters)

When you are admitted to a degree or certificate program at MCC, you will be assigned to an academic advisor within that program. You should meet with your advisor at least twice a semester to review your learning plan, evaluate the progress you are making towards graduation / transfer, and select courses for the upcoming semester. You and your advisor will work together to develop and refine your academic plan, address challenges, and identify opportunities.

Find your academic advisor today.

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center (Room 248) provides advising to pre-nursing, liberal arts, non-matriculated students (those not admitted to a degree or certificate program) and to matriculated students when their faculty advisors are not available. The Academic Advising Center also assists with your course placement process, change of major requests, and incoming transfer credit. Please drop in during the hours noted below or make an appointment through Student Navigate or by:

Calling(603) 206-8140
(351) 277-3231
Visiting in personRoom 248

Advisor Availability

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 6pm

other times are available by appointment

Academic support services are provided free of charge to all MCC students. Individualized tutoring and small group tutoring is available. The tutoring staff includes professional tutors and peer tutors chosen for their academic excellence in their specific academic areas.

The Academic Advising Center can also assist you with “soft” skills, such as: study skills, test taking and time management, as well as support for ELL students.

Placement and testing services and outgoing career and transfer services are also available.

Academic Advising Center Staff

Lindsay Conway
Director of Academic Advising

Shelley Duquette
Transfer Counselor

Sara Ackerson
Career Counselor

Glenn Fearnley
ELL Academic Support Specialist

Maria Como
Academic Advising Center Secretary

The Faculty Academic Advisor

  • Helps you define realistic educational goals.
  • Reviews your Personal Academic Plan.
  • Aids you with course selection.
  • Monitors your progress toward educational goals and helps resolve academic difficulties.
  • Refers you to campus support services as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records for each advisee.


You are ultimately responsible for your own success, and should initiate contact with your faculty advisor regularly throughout the semester.

Your Initial Advising Session

Your initial advising session with your academic advisor will cover many topics all critical to your success. They include:

  • What do you plan to do after graduation; transfer or enter the workplace?
  • Do you plan to be full time (12 credits) or part time (less than 12 credits), and how your choice will affect your Financial Aid status.
  • Are you aware of, a transfer database outlining how MCC courses transfer to four year colleges?
  • When are you at your best: days, nights, online, weekends?
  • How do you like to learn: hands-on, aural, visual, read/write?
  • Do you have transfer credit and was it formally evaluated?
  • Do you have a degree program checklist for your major?
  • Do you work and if so, how many hours?
  • Do you have any other outside commitments that might impact academics?
  • Think about times when you will meet with your advisor during the semester.

The Student Information System (SIS) is the administrative portal for students to access all of their MCC information, including grades, billing information, schedules, etc. SIS can be found under the “Quick Links” tab on the college website.

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