Student Responsibilities

Effective advisement requires a partnership between the advisor and the student.

The Role of the Student

Become an Active Participant in your Career Decision-Making Process.

  • Responsibly engage in the advising process by discovering your interests, skills, values, and personality
  • Develop realistic and attainable educational and career goals and identify ways to assess your progress
  • Follow through on actions discussed and identified by you and your advisor
  • Find out how co-op, internship, or community experience can help confirm your career choice
  • Take responsibility to make your own career choices

Prepare for your Advisement.

  • Come prepared with a list of questions that you want to ask your advisor
  • Plan course selections according to major requirements and educational goals
  • Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials (Degree Works worksheet, transfer credit information, etc.)
  • Determine ahead of time your outside commitments and how these will affect scheduling your classes
  • Understand your learning style and seek out instructors who complement this style

Plan for Graduation.

  • Research career opportunities available to graduates from your degree program
  • Seek out the academic and career information needed to meet your educational goals
  • Consult with an advisor before changing your schedule or major, transferring or withdrawing from the College
  • Apply to graduate online by signing in to myMCC account at