Academic Advising

Advising Matters

Advising Mission Statement:

Our mission is to advise students as they explore and plan their academic, career, and life goals.

Advisors help students develop a meaningful educational path, compatible with their goals, and support student learning and success. 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.

Student & Advisor Expectations:

Academic advisors guide students in determining possible careers, majors, and course offerings, with careful attention to institutional policies and degree requirements. Effective advising also assists students in identifying available internal and external resources that will have a positive impact on their experience at Middlesex Community College.

Students are expected:

  • To reflect on their academic, career, and life goals
  • To reach out and connect to their advisor/Program Coordinator in the first semester
  • To review General Education and program degree requirements
  • To monitor their semester and degree progress, bringing any questions or concerns to the attention of their advisor

Advisors are expected:

  • To help student explore their academic, career, and life goals
  • To counsel students on career, major, course, and transfer options
  • To help students navigate the campus and available resources
  • To ask questions of and listen to the student
  • To reach out to students periodically throughout the semester

Middlesex Community College advisor meeting with a student.

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 their academic advisor. These are the 5 steps needed to complete the advising process:

 

Helpful Links for Students

Middlesex Community College advisor meeting with a new student.

(Faculty & Staff advisors, click here for advising tools)

Location and Contact Information:

Location: Founders Hall, Room 131
Phone: (860) 343-5895
Hours: Monday* – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm*

*Monday until 6 p.m. during Fall and Spring semester class periods. Extended office hours on Mondays until 6 pm through May 16 and during the month of August.

 

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 an Accuplacer appointment (if required) prior to participation. Please register with Rebecca Davis (rdavis@mxcc.edu or 860-343-5808) for one of the sessions below.

December 3, 2-7 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 an Accuplacer appointment (if required) prior to registering. Advisors will be on hand to help choose classes.

December 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
December 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

SUPER SATURDAY

December 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MxCC@PLATT REGISTRATION & ACCUPLACER

December 13, 3-8 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

mxcc.edu/appointments/academic-advising/

Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm

Available to students that have completed the following:

  • Applied to MxCC;
  • Submitted required documents;
  • Taken the Accuplacer, 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.