Make an Advising Appointment

All counseling and advising sessions will be offered remotely until further notice.
See remote counseling and advising options below, and see all COVID-19 updates and resources.

 Options for Remote Services

Appointments via remote services typically take more time than in person appointments.   Counseling & Advising has adjusted our services accordingly to lengthen appointment times to best serve you.   As a result, our capacity is more limited through the month of May and it may take you longer than usual to obtain an appointment with a Counselor. 

We suggest you also make use of the Live Chat or E-mail options below for quick questions or urgent needs.   If you have completed 18 or more credits in your program of study, Program Advisors may also be available to assist you.   

See updated Fall registration dates.

There are various ways students can connect with someone in counseling and advising. Students with disabilities: please click here for instructions on scheduling a remote advising appointment.

By Live Chat

Best for quick advising questions that can be answered within 5-10 minutes.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., most weekdays

When chat is "offline," you may continue to submit questions by email. 

By Email

Best for quick questions about specific and concrete issues.

Hours: Available 24/7; response time is typically within two business days

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By Appointment

Best for comprehensive advising needs. Remote appointments will be provided via web conferencing, phone, and/or email.

Additional instructions will be included in a confirmation message sent to your Montgomery College email account after scheduling.

Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (may change at any time)

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During remote operations, counseling/advising will release appointments one week at a time. If you do not see availability please check back soon.


 

We're here to help you plan your education and meet your academic goals. 

 NEW STUDENTS  |  RETURNING STUDENTS 

New Students: Are You Ready to Meet with a Counselor?

Make sure you've completed the steps below. 

Apply for Admission

Complete the admissions application and related admissions tasks. See Step One on the Getting Started: How to Apply and Register page for details. 

Activate Your MC Account and Determine Placement

Claim your MyMC account, set up your MC email account, and determine if you need to take placement tests. See Step Two on the Getting Started: How to Apply and Register page for details. 

Complete Orientation 

Complete the following. You must complete all three:

Once you've done all of the above, you are ready to meet with a counselor.  Log in to Starfishnew window to make an appointment for remote advising.

Visiting Students

Want to take classes at MC to transfer back to your home college or university? See our resources for visiting students.

Transfer to MC

Keep your transfer plans on track by regularly reviewing MC's Transfer Planning page and discussing your progress with a counselor or advisor.

What is Starfish?

Starfish is an online program that makes it easy for you to make appointments with course instructors, counselors, and academic program advisors.

 

Returning Students

Academic Advising and Planning

With the help of your counselor and/or academic program advisor, set your educational goals and make a plan to attain them.

Advising by Major

Meet with an academic program advisor who teaches in your major for advising tailored to your program of study.

Transfer Planning

Keep your transfer plans on track by regularly reviewing MC's Transfer Planning page and discussing your progress with a counselor or advisor.

Make an Advising Appointment

Meet with an advisor to discuss your academic plans and goals. 

Online Advising

Got a quick question or can't find an appointment in Starfish? Send a question to Online Advisor and we'll respond as soon as possible.

Department Directory

Locate an academic program advisor who teaches in your major for advising tailored to your program of study

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