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ADVISING & CAREER SERVICES

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Information: We are available to help by phone at 254-299-8614 or email at advise@mclennan.edu.


Student Services Center, Second Floor • 254-299-8614 • advise@mclennan.edu
Fall & Spring Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


 

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Whether your goal is to transfer to a university or obtain job skills to enter the workforce, academic advisors are prepared to help you build a plan for your future!

Steps to Plan your Future

MCC offers a wide variety of academic programs to meet your educational needs. Determine which path is right for you by exploring MCC Pathways or visiting Career Services.

After you apply to MCC, you can start on the steps to become a student immediately. The steps do not need to be completed in the order they appear on the website, but you will want to make an appointment with an advisor as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment, please call 254-299-8614, email advise@mclennan.edu or drop by Advising & Career Services in the Student Services Center, 2nd floor, during regular business hours.

An advisor is assigned to you in order to help you be successful at MCC and achieve your academic goals. College is a new experience for most students and is different from high school or the workplace. Your advisor can help you make the transition so that you can get the most out of your stay at MCC.

All new students will initially meet with an academic advisor located in Advising and Career Services. To schedule an appointment, call (254) 299-8614, email advise@mclennan.edu, or come to the Student Services Center 2nd floor during business hours.

After meeting with an Advising Specialist, you may be assigned to an advising department based on your major. Who is my advisor?

About Advising Services

If you were a new student at MCC in fall 2015 or after, or if you are required to take a developmental course, you will need to meet with your advisor in order to register for classes each semester. Your advisor can help you to:

  • gain an understanding of MCC policies and degree requirements
  • choose or change your major
  • avoid courses for which you're unprepared
  • prepare for transfer or career opportunities
  • track progress toward and plan for graduation
  • select and schedule courses

The primary purpose of academic advising is to engage students in the continuous and collaborative process of creating student-centered educational plans that are compatible with the students’ career and life goals.

  • Empower students to take responsibility for their education.
  • Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals.
  • Discuss academic performance and implications of performance on future goals.
  • Clarify to students the curriculum, graduation requirements, and college policies and procedures.
  • Respond to student needs by providing referrals to available resources and services on campus.
  • Be accessible for meeting with advisees by appointment and on a walk-in basis.
  • Document communication with students and comply with established standards of confidentiality.

  • Meet with an advisor before each semester.
  • Keep your advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, financial aid status, and academic/career goals.
  • Keep scheduled appointments.
  • Ask questions to ensure your understanding.
  • Follow through on needed actions identified in each advising session.
  • Prepare for advising sessions and bring any information related to planning.
  • Register for classes (Find out how!).