Advising Services

Academic advising at MWCC is an intentional teaching and learning collaboration between faculty, students, and professional advisors focused on empowering students to articulate and achieve their goals, while cultivating individual growth.

Students are assigned faculty or professional staff advisors based on their academic program. Throughout their enrollment at MWCC, academic advisors guide students by helping them select courses that meet degree requirements; explaining academic standards, college policies, and procedures; and helping students access support services. Students should meet with their advisor often to ensure they are making wise academic and career decisions. They should also consult with their advisor 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 professional staff advisors are available to assist students in achieving educational goals, students are responsible for making sure they meet degree requirements and graduation criteria. It is extremely important that students follow their advisor's recommendations to achieve academic goals. Students may request an advisor other than the advisor assigned to them. Academic advisors are available through the Gardner Advising Center, as well as at the Leominster and Devens campuses. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, please call 978-630-9109 or email advisor@mwcc.mass.edu.