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Meet with a Counselor/Advisor

For updates on all College services, see coronavirus guidance and return to campus updates.

Most counseling and advising services continue to be offered virtually. 

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: please click here for instructions on scheduling a remote advising appointment.

Ways to Connect with Us

Start a live chat, ask a question through our contact form, or make an appointment. 

Live Chat

Best for quick advising questions that can be answered within 5-10 minutes or assistance with scheduling an appointment.
Live Chat Hours: Monday through Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hours may change at any time. 
Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) Hours: 24/7

Send a Question

Best for quick questions about a specific/concrete issue.

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

Ask a Question

Virtual Appointments

Best for comprehensive advising needs. Virtual meetings are held via Zoom or phone. Instructions will be included in a confirmation email sent to your MC email account after scheduling. 
Virtual Meeting Hours: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hours may change at any time.

Self-Schedule a Virtual Appointment in Starfish

On-Campus Appointments

Limited on-campus appointments are available. To schedule an on-campus, in-person appointment, fill out the scheduling request formnew window or click "Start Chat" above during our live chat hours.
On-Campus Hours (No Drop-ins - Appointment Required): Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hours may change at any time.


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


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

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 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:


Visiting Students

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

Transfer In or Returning to MC

Keep your transfer plans on track! Be sure to update your official student record at MC and transfer in credits taken outside MC.

What Is Starfish?

Starfish is a tool that connects students with some members of their success network and helps us improve the way we support student success.


Returning Students

Academic Advising and Planning

Your counselor and/or academic program advisor can help you set educational goals and a plan to reach 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 a Virtual 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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