Advising at MWCC
The Advising Center is located on the Gardner campus in Room 116. It brings together a variety of counselors who can assist you with career choice, transfer services, and advising for MWCC students. The staff is here to assist you with developing an education plan and setting personal and professional goals.
You may also request counseling assistance from any member of the Advising Center staff to address concerns impacting your educational success. The staff is available to help you: resolve concerns with study habits, individual courses, or with instructors or peers; cope with college, family, and employment responsibilities; address problems about test anxiety or confidence building; and guide you through the transfer and career decision-making process.
All MWCC students, after consulting an advisor, may register themselves through WebConnect. There are computers and assistance available at the Advising Center to complete this process. Just stop by.
For more information or an appointment call (978) 630-9109.
All day students are assigned to a member of the faculty, administrative staff, or the Advising Center to receive academic advice, information about the curriculum, college policies and support services. Every effort is made to assign an advisor who is familiar with the student’s field of study. In addition, students who have academic advising questions, and are unable to connect with their own advisor, may stop by the Advising Center and make an appointment to meet with a Center advisor.
Throughout their enrollment at MWCC, advisors guide students by: helping them select courses that meet degree requirements; explaining academic standards, college policies and procedures; and helping them access support services. Students should meet with advisors often to ensure they are making wise academic and career decisions. They should also consult advisors: prior to adding or dropping courses, before changing curricula, if they are experiencing difficulty in courses, or having problems that interfere with educational progress.
Although faculty and staff advisors are available to assist students in achieving educational goals, students are responsible for making sure they meet degree requirements and other graduation criteria. It is extremely important that students follow their advisors’ recommendations to prevent unnecessary problems. Students may request a faculty advisor other than the one assigned by formally requesting a change at the Record’s Office. Evening students have advisors available to them through the Advising Center (978) 630-9109 or at the Leominster campus (978) 630-9810 by appointment.
Deciding which career field and major to pursue should be a thoughtful and deliberate process, yet, at times, it can be difficult or confusing. Career Counselors are available to assist students with the career exploration process. Counselors use a variety of tools including interest and skill assessments in order to help students make these important decisions.
For more information please call Nancy Greenlaw at (978) 630-9321 or email: Nancy Greenlaw.
Transfer advising is offered for students who want to continue their education beyond MWCC. The transfer counselor works with many four-year institutions developing articulation agreements that ease the transition for transferring students. Currently, MWCC participates in the Mass Transfer Admissions programs with the Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts campuses. Additionally, the college has many agreements with New England private colleges established to ensure a smooth transfer process. Annually, students transfer to more than sixty different colleges and universities across the United States.
For more information please call Limari Rivera at (978) 630-9197 or email: Limari Rivera.