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Academic Advising Expectations

Our Academic Advisors help you stay on track and graduate while getting the most of your time at MCC.

Academic Advisors are available to discuss your academic and career goals, to answer questions about your degree, make referrals to on-campus services, create an academic plan for your success, and to help you navigate college successfully.

  • Academic Advisors will help you develop an academic plan but we will not tell you what days and times to take a class or register you for classes.
  • The Career & Enrollment Center (CEC) will assist students with scheduling days and times in your Backpack and assist you with registration.
  • Please ensure all your questions are addressed during your Advising session as the CEC staff will not provide Academic Advising.

What You'll Learn In Academic Advising

  • Uses college self-service tools to seek answers to questions and assess academic progress.
  • Becoming responsible for your educational, career, and personal goals.
  • Understand college policies and procedures.
  • Understand the requirements for your degree or certificate program.
  • Have awareness about college resources and services and use them when necessary.

Student Responsibilities

  • Arrive prepared and are an active participant in the Academic Advising process.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions, actions, or in actions which affect your educational progress.
  • Understand college resources, academic/registration calendar, and college policies.
  • Assume responsibility for meeting academic program requirements.
  • Ask for clarification if we fail to explain an issue in a way that makes sense to you.

Academic Advisor Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate college, program and course information.
  • Provide personalized academic planning and support.
  • Assist in career planning and development through the Career & Enrollment Center.
  • Teach students how to utilize self-service tools through MCC4Me and My MCC Backpack.
  • Refer students with confidential personal issues to Counselors or to Health Services.
  • Assist students with transfer to a four-year college.
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August 30, 2017
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