Midcoast Campus Support Services

Support to Succeed

The L.L.Bean Learning Commons is the hub of the Midcoast Campus offering a comfortable tech-infused learning space and a one-stop academic and student support center. Students can stop by the front desk to get connected with any resources they may need.

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Advising & Testing Services


The Midcoast Campus has its own testing center, located in the L.L.Bean Learning Commons. The testing center is where you can take any required testing for acceptance to the College and to determine which courses you’ll be placed into. To schedule your testing, visit the front desk in the Learning Commons. To learn more, visit the Placement Testing webpage on our main website.


At the Midcoast Campus, there are both faculty and staff advisors available to students. Our advisors will help you stay on track to achieve your goals and give you advice from choosing the right courses and major to planning your future upon graduation. Upon becoming a student at SMCC, a faculty advisor will be assigned to you and you may access Advising Services by visiting the front desk in the Learning Commons. To learn more, visit the Advising webpage on our main website.

Counseling & Disability Services

Both Counseling and Disability services are available on-site at the Midcoast Campus. We are here to help with your needs and ensure you stay on the path to success. Students can schedule an appointment by visiting the front desk at the L.L.Bean Learning Commons.

Career & Transfer

SMCC provides the opportunity for students to enter a high-wage career upon graduation or to transfer using one of our numerous transfer agreements. Whichever path you choose, it’s important you start planning from the get-go. We encourage our students to explore both Career and Transfer services as soon as possible once enrolling at the College. To access Career and Transfer services at the Midcoast Campus, visit the front desk in the L.L.Bean Learning Commons.

Library & Tutoring

The Learning Commons is located in the L.L.Bean Learning Commons on the Midcoast Campus and the second floor of the Campus Center on the South Portland Campus. It integrates the Library, Tutoring and the Writing Center in comfortable and active learning spaces. Here, you can find the resources and expertise you need to enhance your learning and reach your academic goals.

The Library provides access to:

  • Print and online books and periodicals
  • Libraries throughout Maine
  • 24/7 electronic books, encyclopedias, journals and newspapers through the MySMCC online student portal on My Learning
  • Friendly professional librarians
  • Quiet and group study areas
  • Individualized research and reference support for papers, projects, etc.
  • Computers, laptops, printers and more

To learn more,visit the Library LibGuides webpage.

Tutoring and the Writing Center provide:

  • Free peer and professional tutoring
  • 24/7 online tutoring on MyLearning
  • Academic department tutoring sessions
  • Study and success skills workshops
  • One-on-one writing assistance
  • Drop-in workshops
  • Online paper reviewing on the MySMCC online student portal on My Learning
  • Citation guides and resources

Tutoring is available for all entry and secondary level courses in Math, Natural Sciences, Composition and Writing, Academic Skills and Strategies, and other specific areas of study through embedded tutors within specific academic departments. Please note, if a tutor is not available in the subject you’re looking for, we’ll work with you to find one. To learn more, visit the Library LibGuides webpage.

The Commons Area:

  • Study lounge for study and quiet conversation (food and beverages welcome)
  • Designated group study areas
  • Silent study lounges

Online Bookstore

Midcoast Campus students can order books and apparel through our online bookstore or purchase these items at the South Portland Campus Bookstore, located in the Campus Center.
To shop now, visit our online bookstore.