Your First Step to Success

You’ve been accepted to SMCC. Now it’s time for a new student advising session to get registered for classes. Learn more below.

On this page:

New Student Advising

Use SMCC’s Advising Tool

This is quick and easy and available for you to access anytime. You will learn helpful tips including how to create a schedule that works for you and how to register. You will have the opportunity at the end of your session to schedule time to meet with an advisor to review your course schedule and answer any questions. We offer in-person and remote appointments, as well as group advising appointments. A meeting is not required, but encouraged!


IMPORTANT NOTE: Our individual appointments tend to fill up quickly, and may be booking out a few weeks. If you are looking for an earlier date, please check out our Group Advising Session options!

We also offer sessions specifically for students who are planning to take courses on our Midcoast Campus in Brunswick!

Prepare for Your Advising Session

Being prepared for your advising session will ensure that you are able to get the most out of it. Below are some tips to help you prepare.

  1. Review the Advising Tool
  2. Know your English and Math placement. Refer to Step 1 in the Advising Tool.
  3. Review Your Degree Program Advising Worksheet. (Must be logged into the portal to access.)
  4. Browse Courses & Create a Draft Schedule
  5. Bring a List of Questions
    Remember, no question is too big or small to ask.
  6. Submit Your Immunization Information
    You will need to submit proof of your Diphtheria/Tetanus, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, as well as proof of your COVID-19 vaccination before you can attend classes SMCC. To learn more, visit our Immunizations webpage.