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  • 1. Advising at MCPHS University Fall 2013
  • 2. The Academic Resource Center • The Advising Center is located within the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in White 110 – the first floor of the White Building. • The ARC is open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. • Walk In Hours for Advising: 12-1 PM, Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. • To Schedule an advising appointment: – Call the Academic Resource Center at: 617-732-2860 – Visit the Academic Resource Center in W 110 – Email us at advising@mcphs.edu
  • 3. Deborah Orozco Assistant Dean of the Academic Resource Center Things you would talk to me about: Any advising issues, Leaves of Absence or University Withdrawals, Issues with Faculty Favorite Place in Boston: Fenway Park Hidden Jewel in Boston: The Arnold Arboretum Hometown: Reading, MA Advice to Students: I think it is important for students to connect with an ―adult‖ on campus. Whether it is an Administrator, Faculty or Staff member, this person will be a mentor, guide, advocate and cheerleader for you-both during your high moments and in the low.
  • 4. Sara (Ackerson) Whitman Academic Advisor & Coordinator of First Year Seminar The academic programs I work with are: PharmD and Pharmaceutical Sciences Last names A-M Favorite Place in Boston: The North End, followed by Nantasket (technically not Boston) Hidden Jewel in Boston: Half Time Pizza or the Harbor Islands Hometown: Middletown, NY / Portland, Oregon Advice to Students: Always ask questions and take advantage of all the free services we offer for students, especially Counseling Services & Tutoring!
  • 5. Joanna Chang Academic Advisor The academic programs I work with are: PharmD and Pharmaceutical Sciences Last names N-Z Favorite Place in Boston: Anywhere near the Charles River Hidden Jewel in Boston: Brookline Booksmith Hometown: Cerritos, CA Advice to Students: Schedule in ―study time‖ in your agenda/calendar to get a visual idea of your study hours.
  • 6. Matthew Koskowski Academic Advisor The academic programs I work with are: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, all the SMIT programs, and Health Sciences Favorite Place in Boston: The New England Aquarium Hidden Jewel in Boston: A rooftop garden in Kendall Square (technically, Cambridge!) Hometown: Niskayuna, NY Advice to Students: Work hard…but not so hard you forget to have fun.
  • 7. Caroline White Academic Advisor The academic programs I work with are: Pharmaceutical & Health Care Business, Pharm/Tox, Pre-Med, Health Psychology, Public Health, Medical & Molecular Biology, Chemistry. Favorite Place in Boston: The Harbor Walk Hometown: Wellesley, MA Advice to Students: Try your best—only you will know if you have pushed the limits, so be true to yourself and earn every one of those good grades!
  • 8. Your MAC Team Your MAC team consists of three people: • Your Faculty Mentor – Talk about career goals, courses in your curriculum, pathways in your program • Your Academic Advisor – Talk about your curriculum, changes to your schedule, course questions, course withdrawals • Your Academic Counselor – Talk about study strategies, time management, goal setting, test anxiety
  • 9. The Academic Resource Center welcomes you to MCPHS University!
  • 10. Academic Resource Center (ARC) Resources • Academic Counseling (located inside the ARC, White 110) • Tutoring – Sign-up online at my.mcphs.edu for free peer group sessions – Free online tutoring via Net Tutor – Private tutoring also available for a fee – Review & prepare questions for session – Go to at least 3-4 sessions to build a habit • Math Center (located in the basement of White, WB 17) – Walk-in appointments • Writing Center (White 108) – Make appointments online at my.mcphs.edu – Bring prepared material to appointments • Faculty Mentors (located inside the ARC, White 110) – Program overview and career guidance – Go prepared with questions
  • 11. Campus Resources • Disability Support Services (DSS) – Schedule appointments online and find out about required documentation on their website • Counseling Services – By appointment and walk-in hours available • Student Financial Services – Grants, loans, and scholarships – Full-time vs. part-time status • Registrar – Records and transcripts • Center for Professional Career Development (CPCD) – FOCUS2 assessment (online and free) – Resumes, cover letters, interviews, internships, and shadowing opportunities
  • 12. Why will I use the Advising Center? • To Review: – Your curriculum requirements – Elective courses – GPA requirements – Ask any registration questions – Declare a minor – Change your major or to change your year of graduation – Withdraw from a course
  • 13. Schedule and Registration • Registration Periods (check the Academic Calendar available at my.mcphs.edu for dates!) – Add/Drop (first three days of each semester) – Pre-Registration (mid-semester; Spring 2014 pre-registration dates: October 16th- November 1st ) • Your schedule is subject to change until the last day of Add/Drop each semester!! • Log onto Web Advisor (link can be found on my.mcphs.edu) to confirm your course schedule and room locations!
  • 14. Advising Resources • my.mcphs.edu – College Catalog • Outlines the course requirements for all majors as well as all academic policies and procedures – Academic Calendar – Web Advisor – Blackboard – Student Handbook – Your MCPHS email • Please use your MCPHS email account when communicating with the ARC! – Net Tutor – Tutoring Sign Up
  • 15. Web Advisor • Semester Schedule • Register for courses for the upcoming semester • Program Evaluation – A comprehensive outline of your current curriculum – You can complete a “what if” program evaluation when exploring other major option – Learn who is on your MAC Team
  • 16. You’re online, right? Search for: • MCPHS University Academic Resource Center • MCPHS First Year Seminar @mcphsARC