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Advising Appointment

Schedule by calling the MCC Contact Center at 531-MCC-5231 or contact your advisor directly (see Academic Focus Area Success Teams).

Schedule your advising appointment early! Appointments may be restricted during the two weeks prior to the start of a quarter.

Common appointment activities include:

  • Educational Planning
  • Financial Aid Appeals
  • Reviewing degree requirements
  • Checking progress toward graduation
  • Course substitutions
  • Discussing major or other goals
  • Developing a transfer plan
  • Reviewing college policies and procedures
  • Calculating your grade point average (GPA)
  • Academic Standing
  • Career Advising

What to bring to your appointment/be able to pull up online if you are a new, returning or visiting student:

  • ACT Scores
  • Accuplacer Scores
  • High School Transcripts
  • Transcripts from previous institutions attended

*If you are a new student planning to register for courses, please complete the online application before coming to your appointment.

For current students:

*ACT and Accuplacer scores are valid for two years
*You can contact MCC at 531-622-2400 to verify whether we have scores and transcripts already on file.

How to Prepare for your advising appointment:

  1. Think about what you want to accomplish at the meeting - have your questions written down, review your academic evaluation and education plan
  2. Familiarize yourself with MCC's degree options and consider a major
  3. Save important information and worksheets, if applicable
  4. Share your academic background with the advisor

Your advisor is your partner - see the Partnership page for roles

Drop-In Assistance

Examples of issues appropriate for drop-in assistance include:

  • Concern about a current class
  • Quick questions about academic requirements
  • Review of class schedule, but not long-term planning
  • Campus/Resource referrals
  • One-time-only withdrawals--an advisor can discuss your options and then teach you how to withdraw from a course
  • College academic policies