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Meet with a Counselor/Advisor

We're here to help you plan your education and meet your academic goals. There are various ways students can connect (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) with someone in counseling and advising.

Click on the "Start Chat" button below for help accessing our virtual and on-campus services.

Students with disabilities: Learn how to schedule an appointment with Disability Support Services (DSS).


Ways to Connect with Counseling & Advising

Live Chat with Us

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

Live Chat Hours:
Monday–Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Thursday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. EST
*Hours may change at any time.

Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) Hours: 24/7

Send a Question to Us

Best for quick questions about a specific/concrete issue that can be answered quickly by a Counselor.

Contact form available 24/7; Response time is within two business days.


Meet with Us Virtually or In Person

Best for comprehensive advising needs.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST

Virtual meetings are held via Zoom or phone.  
In-person meetings are available on all three campuses

Use Starfish to schedule:

After scheduling, you'll receive a confirmation email with instructions to your Montgomery College email account.

If you need help scheduling a meeting or to request a meeting outside of normal hours, fill out our request formnew window

Check in for Your Meeting

Check in for your scheduled in-person, on-campus appointment:

No drop-ins; meetings must be scheduled via Starfish. Learn how to schedule a meeting in Starfish.

New Students

Make sure you’ve completed the steps below.   Once you’ve completed all the steps, you are ready to meet with someone in Counseling & Advising.

Apply for Admission

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

Complete Orientation 

Complete the following:

You are also strongly encouraged to participate in First Year Experience (FYE) Activities and/or enroll in a First Year Seminar course.


Returning Students

Faculty and Staff




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