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Meet with a Counselor/Advisor

Monday, August 1 – Friday, September 2, 2022: Counseling & Advising is offering same day, virtual meetings (first come, first served basis). Appointment scheduling in Starfish resumes on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.


Monday, August 22, 2022: Student Affairs services suspended until 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2022: College closed for Labor Day holiday.

We're here to help you plan your education and meet your academic goals. There arevarious ways students can connect(PDF,Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)with someone in counseling and advising.

Click on the "Start Chat" button below for help accessing our virtual and on-campus services.

Students with disabilities:Learn how to schedule an appointment with Disability Support Services (DSS).


Ways to Connect with Counseling & Advising

Live Chat with Us

Best for quick advising questions that can be answered by a Counselor within 5-10 minutes.

Live Chat Hours:Monday through Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST.
*Hours may change at any time.

Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) Hours:24/7

Check in for a Same Day, Virtual Meeting

Best for fall semester planning.

Same day, virtual meetings are held via Zoom or phone.

Virtual Check In Kiosk Hours of Operation :
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.* (may change at any time depending on daily volume and wait times)

Check In to Virtual Waiting Room

You will receive a confirmation text message and/or email to your Montgomery College email account with additional instructions when the time arrives for your virtual meeting.

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View Virtual Waiting Room

Virtual Waiting Room

Wait times may range from no wait to more than an hour

If you already checked into the waiting room, please keep track of your spot in the queue.

If you no longer see your name (first 1 letter+ first 4 letters of last, e.g., JSMIT) in the waiting room, expect to be contacted shortly by the method you selected during the check-in process (phone or zoom - instructions sent to MC e-mail address only).

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Send a Question to Us

Best for quick questions about a specific/concrete issue that can be answered quickly by a Counselor.

Contact form available 24/7; Response time is within two business days.


Make sure you’ve completed the steps below. Once you’ve completed all the steps, you are ready to meet with someone in Counseling & Advising.

Apply for Admission

Complete the admissions application and related admissions tasks. SeeStep One on the Getting Started: How to Apply and Register pagefor details.

Activate Your MC Account and Determine Placement

Claim your MyMC account, set up your MC email account, and determine if you need to take placement tests. SeeStep Two on the Getting Started: How to Apply and Register pagefor details.

Complete Orientation

Complete the following:

You are also strongly encouraged to participate inFirst Year Experience (FYE) Activitiesand/or enroll in aFirst Year Seminarcourse.

Visiting Students

Want to take classes at MC to transfer back to your home college or university? See our resources for visiting students.

Transfer In or Returning to MC

Keep your transfer plans on track! Be sure to update your official student record at MC and transfer in credits taken outside MC.

What Is Starfish?

Starfish is a tool that connects students with some members of their success network and helps us improve the way we support student success.

Returning Students

Academic Advising and Planning

Your counselor and/or academic program advisor can help you set educational goals and a plan to reach them.

Advising by Major

Meet with an academic program advisor who teaches in your major for advising tailored to your program of study.

Transfer Planning

Keep your transfer plans on track by regularly reviewing MC's Transfer Planning page and discussing your progress with a counselor or advisor.

Faculty and Staff


Starfish is a tool that connects students with some members of their success network and helps us improve the way we support student success.

Counseling & Advising

For scheduling in Counseling and Advising, direct students back to this page or to thescheduling request formnew window. For behaviors of concern,submit an incident report.

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