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Program Advising

Nursing, Fire Science/EMT, Dental Hygiene, Education Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Music are advised via their respective departments. For all other programs of study, see options below.

New Student Advising

All students new to college (with no prior or university credits) or new to the Maricopa County Community College District - will be required to meet with an Academic Advisor in order to register for classes for most programs of study. You can fulfill this requirement by attending a New Student Advising session at the Southern and Dobson campus, or meeting with an advisor individually at the Red Mountain campus. Visit the New Student Advising page for more information. 

Talk to an Advisor Online

Mesa Community College is offering a new way to speak to an advisor! With Cranium Cafe you can chat live and screen-share with an advisor instead of coming on campus. Chat is available 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 10:15 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays for  5-10 minute quick questions. We may have extended hours in the afternoon on occassion so please feel free to check the website to see if anyone is available. If you require more time, the Advisor may recommend you set up an appointment. 

To live chat on your computer, follow these directions below to get started:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox for your browser
  • Have your webcam ready (optional)
  • Have your microphone or a headset with a mic ready
  • When you see a green light below, just click on Chat with me

Live chats may be recorded and logged. FERPA requires us to verify your identity if we must access your student account to provide the information you are requesting.

When you see a green light below, an advisor is available.

If you see a red or yellow light and would like to leave an email for an advisor please go here.

Video chat with Academic Advising Chat on Cranium Cafe

When logging into Cranium Cafe please log in via Google or Canvas at the bottom of the page.

Schedule an Appointment 

Appointments are available starting in March.  If you would like to schedule an appointment s (either online or in person)  and are not in a program that requires department specific advising, click one of the blue "Schedule an Appointment" buttons below and you will receive an email confirmation from Cranium Cafe.

For assistance in making appointments please click here.

Walk-in Student Advising

Red Mountain Campus

Learn more about academic advising options at the Red Mountain Campus.

Southern & Dobson Campus

Continuing  students may walk-in Monday-Thursday starting at 8:00 am. We will meet with students up until 12:00 pm  at the Enrollment Center. Students will not have a scheduled appointment and should expect to wait to be seen in the order of their arrival/check-in.

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Walk -ins) and 1:00-5:30 (Appointments)
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Appointments)
Saturday and Sunday closed
Summer Hours
Monday through Thursday

7:00 am – 12:00 pm (Walk-Ins) and 1:00-5:30 (Appointments) in May and June

7:00 am - 6:00 pm (Walk-Ins only) in July and August

Friday closed  (May-July) 8:00 am -5:00 pm (August)
Saturday and Sunday closed

Note: During the months of August and January the Advisement office is open one additional hour Monday-Thursday and is available until 7:00 PM.