Academic Advising


Empowering YOU

to make informed educational, career, and life decisions. Advising supports you throughout your time at MCLA

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We can help you with:

  • General college and academic program information, including core curriculum, declaring or changing a major or minor, and graduation requirements
  • Advising for all undeclared students
  • General advising for non-matriculated students and non-traditional adult learners
  • Prior Learning Credit and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit
  • Class registration and schedule adjustments for undeclared students
  • General academic difficulties, academic recovery related to suspension and probation
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Checklist to prepare you for registration:

  • Read the Registration Alert email to find out when you are scheduled to register. * Some special groups may register early; be sure you know the correct date.
  • Clear any holds on your account (e.g. Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Health Services). You can view holds in Banner, under the Student tab (Student Records).
  • Make an appointment with your faculty advisor well in advance of your designated registration time. When you meet, you will receive your registration PIN.
  • View Degree Works to develop a draft schedule to review with your advisor.  *if you entered MCLA prior to fall 2016, see Banner degree evaluation.


"A Day in the Life of an MCLA Student" by Isabel Mazzola '23

Isabel worked with a Success Coach during her time at MCLA to help build the academic skillset to manage her busy schedule and to work toward her academic, personal, and professional goals, including her dream of working in a professional TV studio! Fill out the Success Coach Application below to work with a coach to support your goals.