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Advising Month helps save time, money, stress

There’s no better way for you to save time and money — and ease stress — while reaching your academic goals than by using SMCC’s advising services.

SMCC faculty and staff are bolstering efforts to encourage students to take advantage of advising services during Advising Month, which kicks off November 1 and runs the entire month.

Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor or a staff advisor to review their degree audit, figure out which courses they need to take, create a schedule and register for classes for next semester.

Staff advisors are available for drop-in advising anytime during normal business hours — no appointment necessary — in the Advising Office in the South Portland Campus Center, or in the L.L.Bean Learning Commons on the Midcoast Campus.

You can also text Advising Office staff at 833-299-2957, call them at 207-741-5835, or email them at

For instant answers to questions, use the Advising Chat tool on My Maine Guide, staffed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through the month of November.

Be sure to keep your eye out for program-specific advising sessions that will be held throughout November.

Photo: Meet our South Portland Campus staff advisors.