Advising helps students plan a strategy for achieving their career and academic goals. We guide students through the academic experience and help them align their academic and career pursuits. Advisors also provide information about important resources and careers associated with QCC programs of study. It is important to see your advisor early and often to stay on your path! Questions? Email us!

Hours & Location

Shortly after the start of every semester, you will be notified by QMail (your official student email) of your assigned Advisor. If you do not know who your advisor is, you can find that information by logging into The Q, your student portal or via the QCC APP. After logging into The Q, select My Academics and view your advisor in the My Academic Information area. To view the email address of your advisor, hover over the email link (the advisor's email address will appear). Click on the image below to see instructions on where to locate your Advisor's contact information.
 
If your advisor is listed as Advising Center Advisor, ESL Advisor or Health Careers Advisor, this means that you can chat with any Advisor on staff in the Advising Center. Or, if your assigned Faculty Advisor is unavailable during Spring Break or Summer terms, we're happy to assist. Simply contact us by email or phone at advising@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4308
 
You can also find your Academic Advisor in Starfish! After logging into The Q, from the Welcome tab, click on Blackboard, then on the Starfish link. Once you are in Starfish, your Advisor will be listed in your Success Network.

Click on the image to VIEW INSTRUCTIONS on how to locate your assigned Advisor's name and contact information either on The Q, your student portal or the QCC APP.

Registration Preparation Materials: Packet

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This packet includes the following handouts:  Registration Preparation Checklist; How to Read Your Degree Audit; Your Electives; Self-Registration Instructions.  Together in a one-click viewable/printable bundle!

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Registration Preparation Materials: Individual Handouts and Links

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Use this checklist to help you determine the best steps for preparing for your registration session or self-registration.

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This handout will help you understand the different categories of humanities, social science, math/science, and liberal arts electives.

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Reading Your Degree Audit

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Running a "What-If" Degree Audit can help you explore other programs or majors, without officially making a change to your current one.

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Course Scheduling Worksheets

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This worksheet will be helpful in creating a visual aid to see when the courses you would like to take are available throughout the week.

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This handout will help you map out a potential schedule to bring to your registration appointment, after you have reviewed the degree audit and course/section availabilities.

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Registration Preparation Materials: Packet

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This packet includes the following handouts:  Registration Preparation Checklist; How to Read Your Degree Audit; Your Electives; Self-Registration Instructions.  Together in a one-click printable bundle!

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Self Registion Handouts

Students who are assigned to the “Advising Center” or “Advising Center-Health,” have completed at least 30 college level credits at QCC, and have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, are eligible to self-register.  Those who meet the criteria and are not assigned to “Advising Center” must request self-registration clearance from advisor. Students are responsible for running their degree audit both BEFORE and AFTER registering for classes to confirm how their chosen courses flow into their degree audit.

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This simple, one page handout shows you how to REGISTER for classes, DROP classes, or even SWAP out classes. Please note that you must first be CLEARED TO SELF-REGISTER by your assigned advisor to have access to these features. Not sure if you are "cleared?" Try it! You'll get a pop-up notice if you aren't. Need clearance to be able to self-register? Contact your assigned advisor to see if you're eligible.

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Academic Forms

Student Handouts

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Unsure if online classes are right for you? Read this guide to find out!
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Need a listing of all the resources available to you at QCC? This pamphlet contains that information.
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You are responsible for checking your QMail on a regular basis. If you wish to forward your QMail to another address, use these instructions.

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This pamphlet outlines a simple, 4-step model of career exploration.

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Starfish Handouts

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Starfish is a way that QCC instructors, advisors and staff help support your academic success. This helpful handout shows you how you can access your Starfish page, what you can find on it, and what the purpose of it is.

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Registration Information

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Resources

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QCC's support services exist to help ensure that students successfully meet their academic and personal goals. To help students succeed in the classroom and beyond, QCC offers a wide range of support services in advising, tutoring, independent research, and career planning, among others.

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This page provides you with information about each test, contact information and scheduling options based on location.

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Investigating careers? Thinking of changing your major? Check out the Career Focus area on the Q! In this area you'll find lots of information on careers linked to majors we offer here at QCC.

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Quinsigamond Community College offers over 60 Associate Degree programs and over 50 certificate programs in the areas of Business, Engineering and Technology, Health Care and Human Services, Liberal Arts, and General Studies. The College can prepare you for transfer to a bachelor's level program at a four-year college or university, or for immediate entry into a career field after graduation.