Advising & Career Services


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ALL CURRENT STUDENTS are encouraged to be advised and get registered BEFORE leaving for the Winter holiday break!

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Who's my Advisor? 

Student Services Building, Second Floor • 254-299-8614 

If you have been attending another college and want to register for the Winter Minimester, May Minimester, or Summer only, please click here

PLEASE NOTE: During the months of November and December and the first 2 weeks of January, we will not be scheduling appointments.  We will be seeing walk-ins only, both in person and via Zoom.  When you arrive, you may request a specific advisor or take the first available advisor.  Please be patient as we work hard to serve you well during these busy weeks!

Fall Hours (In Person and via Zoom):

  • Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs. 6-6:30 pm via Zoom only
  • Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
***From Nov. 8-Jan. 10, we will have extended ZOOM hours T/TH 6:30-8 pm except when we are closed for holiday hours.  (See Holiday Hours in the red box above)

 

Spring Hours (In Person and via Zoom):

  • Jan. 3-5: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 6-8 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Jan. 6: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 10: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; 6-8 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Monday-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 6-6:30 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

For Virtual Advising via ZOOM: 

Please log into the Advising and Career Services’ Zoom Waiting Room below:

Please click this URL to start or join.  https://mclennan.zoom.us/j/91322884695
Or, go to  https://mclennan.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 913 2288 4695

When you join the Zoom Waiting Room, you will be placed in line until it is your turn to speak with an advisor. Please be patient with us, as we are working very hard to assist our students.

Zoom Waiting Room Hours:

Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-6:30 pm; Fridays: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

***From Nov. 8-Jan. 10, we will have extended ZOOM hours T/TH 6:30-8 pm except when we are closed for holiday hours.  (See Holiday Hours in the purple box above).

Spring Hours:

  • Jan. 3-5: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 6-8 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Jan. 6: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 10: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; 6-8 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Monday-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 6-6:30 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Advisor Request Form
If you are unable to meet with an advisor virtually, fill out the Advisor Request Form to request a meeting. Once you have submitted the form, our office will contact you within 2 business days.  PLEASE NOTE: Advising & Career Services will be CLOSED for the Winter break (Dec. 16-Jan. 2), and responses to all Advisor Request Forms will be handled when we return.  Happy Holidays!


***Non-Degree Seeking Students or Summer-Only or Minimester-Only Students

Students attending other universities, both public and private, who wish to take classes at MCC during summer or winter terms are considered "Non-Degree Seeking" students.  To be considered a Non-Degree Seeking student, you must have attended another college or university in the long semester immediately preceding the term in which you wish to attend MCC. These students do not need to be advised by an MCC advisor to be able to register as long as they have turned in their most recent college transcript and have taken any prerequisites required for classes they wish to take at MCC. Non-Degree Seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and must adhere to the payment deadlines found here : For assistance with turning in transcripts, obtaining waivers, degree changes, etc. please contact Highlander Central at:

Office Location: Enrollment Services Center (First floor)
Contact: (254) 299-8622


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 students will meet with an academic advisor every semester.  To contact the Advising and Career Services office, please call (254) 299-8614. 

For virtual advising, please log into the Advising and Career Services’ Zoom Waiting Room below:

Please click this URL to start or join.  https://mclennan.zoom.us/j/91322884695
Or, go to  https://mclennan.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 913 2288 4695 

When you join the Zoom Waiting Room, you will be placed in line until it is your turn to speak with an advisor. Please be patient with us, as we are working very hard to assist our students.

ZOOM Waiting Room Hours:

Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-6:30 pm; Fridays: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

***From Nov. 8-Jan. 10, we will have extended ZOOM hours T/TH 6:30-8 pm except when we are closed for holiday hours.  (See Holiday Hours in the purple box above).

Spring Hours:

  • Jan. 3-5: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 6-8 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Jan. 6: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 10: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; 6-8 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Monday-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 6-6:30 p.m. via Zoom only
  • Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Or , you could send a request to speak with an advisor.  Please fill out and submit the Advising Request form. Once you have submitted the form, an advisor will contact you within 2 business days.  PLEASE NOTE: Advising & Career Services will be CLOSED for the Winter break (Dec. 16-Jan. 2), and responses to all Advisor Request Forms will be handled when we return.  Happy Holidays!

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

Mandatory advising was started in 2015 to help students avoid taking unnecessary courses, meet their TSI and prerequisite requirements, graduate sooner, and get connected to appropriate resources, among many other things.  All students are required to get their classes approved by an advisor before they can register for classes. 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!).