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Advising

Academic advising is critical to your success, satisfaction, retention and graduation from Mohave Community College.

Academic advising is an ongoing interactive process involving the student, advisors, faculty, staff and the institution. The primary goal of academic advising is to aid students in developing personal, professional and career goals that are challenging, worthwhile and realistic.

New Students

Meeting with an academic advisor is one of the best things you can do to facilitate success in your education. Advisors can help you develop an education plan for goal achievement, select your class schedule for an upcoming semester, explore majors or careers and connect you to campus resources. Advisors will use information (e.g., high school transcripts, assessment scores and other data) to assist you in pursuing a program consistent with your education goals and level of preparation.

Continuing Students

You may enroll in courses for which you have completed the prerequisites without an advisor’s signature. However, you must meet with an academic advisor if you:

  • Receive Financial Aid
  • Select courses for which you have not met prerequisites
  • Change your degree, major or catalog year
  • Add or drop a class
  • Need help to review your academic progress
  • Plan to transfer to a university
  • Experience academic difficulties
  • Are completing your degree or certificate program (you should meet with an advisor at least one semester before commencement)

Succeeding at MCC

You are responsible for knowing the degree requirements and that the courses in which you enroll will meet those requirements. To gain a total college experience, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with MCC services, activities and resources. You should become familiar with the class schedule, the college catalog and the student handbook.

You are also encouraged to participate in programs, classes and activities that help you develop and grow academically. MCC faculty and academic counselors, as well as family and peers, can all be valuable sources of information on how to succeed in college.