Advising Mission Statement:
The primary responsibility of an academic advisor is to guide students in making wise selections of course offerings with careful attention to institutional policies and degree requirements. In addition, effective advising will also assist students in identifying available internal and external resources that will have a positive impact on their experience at Middlesex Community College. Our mission is to counsel students as they develop a meaningful educational plan, compatible with their career, educational/transfer, and life goals. Consideration of each student as a unique individual with unique needs is recognized as the foundation of our advising program. We approach advising as a collaborative effort between the student and advisor.
Your Academic Plan:
Every student should create an academic plan during their first semester on campus. An Academic Plan outlines the courses you plan on taking each semester until you graduate or complete your planned program of study. You should create this outline as a course list, by semester, and plan on taking a reasonable* number of credits each semester. The number of credits you take will depend on many factors. Some students may take 2 courses (6-7 credits per semester) while others may be taking 5 courses (15+ credits). You should discuss your plan and goals with an Academic Advisor. As you make this plan you will also need to consider prerequisites and frequency of course offerings. For example: you may need to take BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology. A pre-requisite for this course is BIO 121, however there are also pre-requisites of English and Math to be eligible to take BIO 121. You must determine which courses are required as pre-requisites before you create your Academic Plan. Your Advisor will help you with sorting through all these details.
Use the resources here to create you Academic Plan:
- Example Plan A (Note: these are merely examples)
- Example Plan B (Note: these are merely examples)
- Academic Plan Worksheet
- Steps to Create Your Plan
- Curriculum, Advising, & Program Planning
Academic Advising Steps at MxCC
In order to register for courses, you must first meet with your academic advisor. Each student is assigned a faculty or professional staff member as his or her academic advisor. These are the 5 steps needed to complete the advising process:
Helpful Links for Students
(Faculty & Staff advisors, click here for advising tools)
Advising for Continuing Students
For detailed instructions on advising, see “Academic Advising Steps” on the left.
During the school year, current students planning for the next semester should meet with their program advisor.
During the summer, continuing students should schedule an appointment with the Career Development and Counseling Center by calling 860-343-5826. For walk-in advising, please call 860-343-5826 the day you would like to come to campus to confirm advisor availability.
Advising for New Students
New students who have applied and been accepted to the college and have completed steps 1-5 outlined on the Future Students page and are ready to sign up for classes should attend one of the following advising dates or make an appointment to meet with an advisor.
ACCEPTED STUDENT DAYS
For students who have completed their application and have been accepted to Middlesex. (New Students: get started here.) Students should have their Banner ID number (student ID number) and schedule a Basic Skills Assessment appointment (if required) prior to participation. Please register with Rebecca Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-343-5808) for one of the sessions below.
Friday, August 17
Basic Skills Assessment testing begins at 1:15 p.m., Open Advising & Registration: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Open Registration/Late Evening
For students who have completed their application and have been accepted to MxCC. (New Students: get started here.) Students should have their Banner ID number (student ID number) and schedule a Basic Skills Assessment appointment (if required) prior to registering. Advisors will be on hand to help choose classes.
- Tuesday, August 14: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 21: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
August 18, 9am–2pm
Testing for the basic skills assessment begins at 9:00 by appointment www.mxcc.edu/accuplacer or walk in testing until 11:00.
MxCC@PLATT REGISTRATION & BASIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT
- Wednesday, August 22 – Placement Testing and Open Registration from 3-8 p.m.(Placement Testing begins at 1 p.m.)
- Monday, August 27 – Placement Testing and Open Registration from 2:30-7 p.m.
Please note: Students interested in enrolling in classes at MxCC@Platt can also meet with an advisor and register for classes at the main campus in Middletown during any of the above scheduled registration dates.
ADVISING By Appointment
Available to students that have completed the following:
- Applied to MxCC;
- Submitted required documents;
- Taken the Basic Skills Assessment, have eligible SAT/ACT scores, and/or have college credit and have copies of transcripts with them (unofficial copies are acceptable);
- Have a financial aid award package in place or are prepared to make payment when registering for classes.