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  1. 1. Advising at MCPHS University Fall 2013
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. The Academic Resource Center welcomes you to MCPHS University!
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. You’re online, right? Search for: • MCPHS University Academic Resource Center • MCPHS First Year Seminar @mcphsARC
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