As a new student to the college, you are bound to have questions. New Student Orientation is your most effective first step towards getting your questions answered, and we are here to help. Whether you are taking one class or several, to earn a degree with us or transfer, or for personal enrichment or career advancement, MxCC has the resources to assist you in accomplishing your goals.
All New, Transfer ad Readmit students are expected to participate in New Student Orientation. This fall, as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, we are reconstructing our Orientation program. In the event we are unable to or choose not to hold our on-ground Orientation sessions, our virtual approach will provide you with all the elements as close to the human touch as possible.
If you have not yet registered for your classes, the links below will help you prepare for your registration advising session.
If you have already registered, then please review the existing links for Orientation. We will be posting new, short, yet comprehensive informational videos that will help orient you to the college.
The VIRTUAL NSO and links below will provide you with extensive and detailed information. We encourage you to review all content, thoroughly. Take your time; there is much to digest. You can revisit the site and watch the videos at your own pace and you will find it all very helpful in preparing you for the first day and the rest of the semester.
What is COMING:
- A welcome from your MxCC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steven Minkler
- A brief tour of the campus
- Faculty Tips and expectations
- What it takes to be a successful student: a 6 part video series. Start with the Intro, #1.
- Learn about the Bookstore and purchasing textbooks
- Learn What To Expect Your First Day
- How to get involved on campus
- Learn how to use myCommnet, campus technology and your student email
- Student Services resources that all students should be familiar with
NONE. We want all students to be successful. Actively engaging in the videos and NSO content is the best first step to navigating the college and its expectations of you.
Things to Review BEFORE Registering for Classes:
The college expects you to arrive ready! Reviewing the content below and doing the homework will start you off in a direction of success.
- The Differences Between High School and College
- Prepare to Meet Your Advisor
- Full-Time or Part-Time Enrollment
- General Education Requirements/Transfer Articulation Pathways
- Checklist for Success – Use, Print and Bring to Registration and New Student Orientation
- Campus Tips: Things you need to know your first week – Print and Bring to New Student Orientation
- Pathways to Success Chart– Benchmarks for completion by credits
What Successful Students Do: Self – Assessment begins now
- Why am I here? Questions to answer thoughtfully
- What is your college commitment level? What are your College Goals? Take the Self Assessment Surveys
- What Do You Want To Study?
- Assess Your Study Habits
- Career Planning / Transfer Planning
- Explore Career Options to Find Your Career Path
Paying For Your MxCC Education:
- Paying for your MxCC Education: Tuition and fees MUST be paid when you register for classes
- Financial Aid Checklist
- Your Plan to Earn Your Degree – and Keep Your Financial Aid
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy – A MUST KNOW for All Financial Aid Recipients
- 8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
- Filling out your FAFSA
- Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
- MxCC Tuition and Fees
Use myCommnet and your college assigned email (a MUST for all students)
- WATCH these short video tutorials about using my.Commnet.edu and other on-campus technology. The College expects you to know the content of all 7 videos before you start classes.
- Each MxCC student receives an email address and free copies of Office365!
Considering ONLINE Classes?
Things to Review and Do AFTER You Register for Classes
- Review the NSO videos
- Make the Most of the First Day – What to Expect
- Review MxCC’s Civility Statement
- Read: Textbook Info: Follett’s Bookstore at Middlesex – Demystified
- View and complete the video-based Not Anymore interpersonal violence prevention program (completion required by end of semester- you will be prompted to login with your student ID and password in order to track progress)
- View the Run, Hide, Fight video produced by Florida State University
- Start Working on the Smart Goals Template
- Review LSU’s Study Cycle
Familiarize yourself with the official Student Handbook
- GOOD TO KNOW
- ACADEMIC POLICIES A-Z
- MAKING THE GRADE
- MyCollegeSuccessStory.com: Empowering Academic, College, and Career Success
The Course Syllabus: Know It, Love It, Understand It, Benefit From It
- MONEY QUESTIONS
- MAKING FRIENDS
Want to Learn the Most Effective Study and Learning Techniques?
- CollegeInfoGeek.com Thomas Frank has amazing videos, podcasts, blog posts, tools and resources to help college students! Read his free book, “10 Steps To Earning Awesome Grades (while studying less).” The CIG knows the best apps to use too!
- Louisiana State University Center for Academic Success. Excellent videos and resources
- Academictips.org – How to Be a Good Student Offers an easy to read overview plus has great links to study skills and memory techniques as well as several short, inspirational video stories.
- FREE Guides: How to Succeed in College: 194 Success Tips (grouped into the right categories!), How to Focus on Studying: The Ultimate Guide, How to Focus on Homework. + More. These are amazingly well put-together and have all the up-to-date most effective learning techniques. Tom Miller got it right. He and Thomas Frank, College Info Geek have top-notch, well-researched and presented sites. You need not go looking for much more.
- Strengthen college-level skills with this MxCC LibGuide
- A listing of MxCC Lib Guides specific to our courses!
- Take a snapshot of your study habits by completing this short study assessment here.
- U.S. News & World Report Professors’ Guide: The 15 Habits of Top College Students
- ADDITUDE: Inside the ADHD mind: Will My Child Have an IEP in College?
- ADDITUDE: Inside the ADHD mind: Acing Exams Has Never Been Easier
- Dave’s ESL Café: Grammar lessons, Idioms, Phrasal verbs, Pronunciation Power, Quizzes, Slang and Student Forums