Coronavirus Information & Support for Students:
As we transition to being a “virtual campus” amid Coronavirus precautions, MxCC will be attempting to maintain much of the same services that we offer our students regularly online. Please access our Student Online Resources page for information regarding switching to online classes, e-tutoring, virtual library resources, academic advising and career counseling, summer and fall registration, and links to community resources .
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. Ultimately, students are responsible for making decisions regarding their education.
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
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
- English Placement Sequence
- SAT/ACT Placement Guide
- Tuition & Fees
- Course Descriptions
- Course Schedule
- Degree/Graduation Checklists
(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*
*Evening hours (11:00pm-7:00pm) on select Tuesdays: 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, & 5/12.
Creating an Academic Plan
Why should I create an Academic Plan and how?
- Look through the catalog yourself (online). View the degree programs and their requirements. Select one that best fits your interests and future goals.
- Use the graduation checklists to develop a semester-by-semester plan of courses you will take. Be sure to include developmental math or English (if needed) and any pre-requisite courses that may not be listed on the checklists.
- Set up a meeting with an academic advisor. All full-time faculty are academic advisors. Even though you are assigned an advisor after your first registration, you can choose any faculty member to be your advisor. Contact your advisor by phone or through e-mail (directory).
- When you meet with your advisor, be sure to bring several things with you. First, you should have some idea what it is that you want to do with your degree. Advisors do not choose careers for their advisees; they help their advisees meet their educational goals. Your advisor can go through your initial semester-by-semester plan and help guide you through the completion of your degree.
- Follow the plan. Once you have details worked out that consider pre-requisites, recommended course sequences, transfer requirements, and required courses…stick with the plan. You can always change your mind and your major, but if you plan to keep the same degree path, you need to follow this plan and you will successfully complete your coursework.
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.
For New Students
ADVISING By Appointment (NEW Students Only)
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Available to new and readmit students that have completed the following:
- Applied to MxCC;
- Submitted required documents (transcript, immunization information);
- Have a final high school GPA (transcript or self-reported), have eligible SAT/ACT scores, GED scores, prior Accuplacer score results, and/or have AP/CLEP/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.
ACCEPTED STUDENT DAYS (NEW Students Only)
For new and readmit students who have completed their application, have been accepted to Middlesex, and have their Banner student ID number. Students will bring eligible high school transcripts/SAT or ACT score reports/AP test scores/GED scores/college transcripts, meet with an academic advisor, and register for classes after a presentation about how to be successful at MxCC. Students should have a financial aid award package in place or be prepared to make payment. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the presentation at the start of the event.