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Get ready to attend SMCC!

Recently accepted to SMCC? Congratulations! We can’t wait for you to be part of our community. As a new student, your first step is to register for classes as soon as possible by using our online advising tool. We also encourage you to attend an Advising Session and an Accepted Student Day. Get started now!

Get Started with our Online Advising & Registration Tool

Access our online advising tool anytime to learn how to create a schedule and register for classes and get many other helpful tips. You can schedule a one-to-one or group advising session in-person or online to review your schedule with an advisor and ask additional questions.

Interested in living on campus? Use the tool to register for classes as soon as possible. You’ll not only get the best choice of courses, but once you’ve registered you will be able to apply for on-campus housing.

Sign up for an Advising Session

Advising sessions allow you to meet one-to-one, or in a group session with advisors to create a schedule and register for classes. Or, you can review your schedule if you’ve already registered using our online tool. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions.

So. Portland Campus

Midcoast Campus


International Student

Veteran or Dependent

Prepare for Your New Student 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

-We encourage you to search for classes and create a draft schedule before attending your Advising Session. To help you plan a schedule that’s right for you, download 7 Steps to Creating a Great Schedule.

-To search and browse our currently available credit courses, visit our Credit Course Offerings Webpage.

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 vaccinations before you can attend classes at SMCC. To learn more, visit our Immunizations webpage.

Sign up for an Accepted Student Day

Accepted student days are a great opportunity to meet peers, get to know campus, learn where to direct your questions, provide your family with info, and learn what exciting opportunities your program and pathway of interest provide. What day you register for is determined by what pathway your program is in. Don’t know what day to register for? To learn which pathway you’re in, visit our pathways webpage.

Download a sample schedule.

What is the difference between these events?

  • Strongly encouraged
  • In-person or online
  • Self-guided, meet one-to-one with an advisor
  • Optional (highly encouraged)
  • 4.5 hour event
  • Meet students and visit on-campus spots
  • Attend with your family

Both Events

  • Design a schedule and register for classes
  • Learn about helpful resources to succeed
  • Note: If you register for courses at one event, you don’t need to sign up at the other.

Questions? Contact Us:

Advising: 207-741-5835 or

Advising FAQ’s: To view a list of helpful questions and answers around Advising, visit our Advising FAQ webpage.