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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 Maricopa 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.

New Student Advising

Available for Southern and Dobson campus students, this is a group advising session that allows you to meet with other students and discuss important aspects of college success. You will be introduced to the programs MCC offers, various resources available to you as a student, discuss important policies, and register for classes with the assistance of an advisor.

Please ensure you have completed your testing requirements and been admitted prior to attending a session.

Please sign up for a New Student Advising session by visiting the New Student Welcome Room (EC114) in the Enrollment Center.

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 10:00 am-1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Monday-Friday during the Fall and Spring semester, and Monday-Thursday during summer hours. 

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

  • Use Chrome or Firefox for your browser
  • Have your webcam ready 
  • Have your microphone or a headset with a mic ready
  • When you see a green light below, just click on Knock on door
  • Log-in with your MEID and password and you will be invited to chat. 

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 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 September through June. During the summer months we recommend you come in the Enrollment Center to meet with an advisor in person. If you would like to schedule an appointment (either online or in person) click one one of the blue "Schedule Meeting" buttons above and you will receive a confirmation from Cranium Cafe in your email.

For assistance in making appointments please click here.

Continuing Student Advising

Red Mountain Campus

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

Southern & Dobson Campus

Continuing and prospective students may walk-in during posted office hours 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.

Please note: We will take the last walk-in student 30 minutes before close of business hours.

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed
Summer Hours
Monday through Thursday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday closed
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.