2024-2025 Catalog and Handbook 
  
    May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Handbook

Academic Information


Enrollment/Registration

Enrollment procedures and class times are published online at www.mecc.edu several weeks before enrollment. Questions about enrollment not answered online should be directed to the Admissions Office. Students are responsible for assuring that they are enrolled in the appropriate classes and that adds, drops, swaps, and withdrawals are implemented as expected.

Class registration is available online at MyMECC (https://identity.my.vccs.edu/idp/AuthnEngine#/authn) for students who have completed the admission process. You are encouraged to enroll as early as possible. You may adjust your schedule by adding, dropping, and/or swapping classes throughout the enrollment period. After the schedule adjustment period, you may drop classes or withdraw completely only in accordance with regulations stated in the current College Catalog.

You are urged to promptly report any changes in your status online using MyMECC so your official records are accurate and up-to-date. Address and telephone number changes are especially important so that correspondence from the College can reach you without delay. 

Advising

When you have declared a program of study at MECC, you will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist you in choosing the appropriate classes during your pursuit of a degree or certificate. When you are assigned a faculty advisor, he or she will become your main point of contact for academic issues that impact educational progress. Because faculty schedules vary throughout the year, scheduling an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor is recommended. However, if you have not yet chosen a program of study, or if your faculty advisor is not available, academic advising is also available through the Office of Student Services or other faculty within your area of interest.

The mission of academic advising is to partner with students to help them define, plan and progress towards their educational goals by fostering independence, facilitating a professional, supportive environment and promoting student development skills.

In general, all academic advisors assist students in selecting proper courses as related to their declared program, interpreting curriculum requirements and assessing academic progress. Academic advisors are familiar with the College and with the programs for which they advise. They can either answer questions directly, or direct students to the appropriate campus resource. 

Specifically, your academic advisor can help you by providing:

  • Academic planning assistance and guidance for course selection for upcoming semesters
  • Advice and planning during times of academic difficulty
  • Referrals to College or community resources

You should visit with an academic advisor when you:

  • Are a new student or a student returning after an absence of several years
  • Need placement test results interpreted
  • Want to talk about courses, review your academic plan, or discuss graduation requirements
  • Need to discuss courses for the upcoming semester

Visit the Office of Student Services when you:

  • Are non-degree seeking and want to discuss courses for the upcoming semester
  • Are having academic difficulties
  • Need help locating someone to talk to about community resources
  • Have questions about changing or adding additional programs
  • Have questions about transferring

MyMECC

MyMECC, the student information system, enables you to complete convenient and secure transactions online. Student IDs (EMPLID) and passwords are provided upon admission and allow access to online services.

Using MyMECC you can:

  • Enroll in classes including adding, dropping, and/or swapping classes
  • Pay tuition and fees by credit card • Obtain grades • Identify your advisor
  • Request an official transcript or print an unofficial transcript
  • Update mailing address, telephone number, and email address
  • Print individual class schedules
  • View financial aid awards, payment, disbursement, refund activity, and application status
  • View any service indicators (“holds”) placed on your record
  • View any “to do” requirements for financial aid

College Success Skills/New Student Welcome Week

The College Success Skills course (SDV 101) is designed to improve students’ success by acquainting new students with college policies, procedures and curricular offerings. Students are introduced to college resources and services that will assist them in making appropriate adjustments to their new academic environment. All curricular students, except those in career studies certificate programs, are required to participate in SDV 101 or 108, which are courses designed primarily to foster student success.  For more information, visit www.mecc.edu/newstudent.