August 21, 2014

Academic Advising and Student Success

The Academic Advising and Student Success programs at MSCC are dedicated to planning, coordinating, and administering retention efforts aimed at facilitating the academic and social enrichment of students. We believe in the importance of the holistic development of students and strive to create a campus community that fosters personal relationships and responsibility.Our Advising StructureStudents will be advised according to their classification as a first-time degree seeking or returning student.  Students who are first-time award degree seeking students will be advised by their College Survival Skills instructor, regardless of major. Returning Associate of Arts in General Education students will be advised by Advising Success Center staff in the Learning Success Center, while other returning award-seeking students will be advised by a program advisor based on their declared major.  Non-degree seeking students will not be assigned an advisor but can seek advisement in the Registrar’s Office or the Advising Success Center.  International students will be advised by the Registrar.


Where Can I Find Out Who Has Been Assigned As My Advisor?

Login to Campus Cruiser and double click on “My Account” on the first gray toolbar. Then double click on “My MSCC Profile” under Current Community on the left side of the screen. Scroll down and your academic advisor’s name will be under “Academic Information.”


Student Responsibilities

You must take initiative and seek advisement for the process to be effective. You must take ownership of the process and take 100% responsibility for the following:

• Knowing the name and contact information for your advisor

• Scheduling appointments with your advisor

• Keeping up with your degree plan

• Becoming familiar with the requirements for your declared major of study

• Contacting your advisor if you are in academic distress

• Becoming familiar with campus and community resources

• Making informed decisions based on knowledge, abilities, and values

• Contacting your advisor concerning transfer, withdrawal from a course, or excessive absences

• Exploring the consequences of your choices


What if I am on academic probation or academic suspension?

See Academic Probation/Suspension under Helpful Links on this page.


Advising Center Contacts:

Dr. Jeannie Oliver
Coordinator of Academic Advising
Phone:  870.733.6795


John Easley
Coordinator of Student Success Programs
Phone:  870.733.684

Useful Links

Academic Advising Mission Statement
Campus Cruiser
Learning Success Center
Academic Probation Suspension
Tutorial Support