Academic & Transfer Advising

Getting to know your advisor as soon as possible after starting college will start you off on the right foot. Advisors help with your academic schedule, walk you through any issues you might be having, lend a helping ear, and help guide you. This close partnership helps create long-term success for the student.

What to Expect From Your Advisor

If you have been admitted full or part-time into a college program at Central Maine Community College, you are assigned an academic advisor in your program of study. Your academic advisor is your partner, helping you navigate your academic needs and guide you toward accomplishing your academic goals. Your academic advisor will:

  • Partner with you to create an academic plan to best meet your needs, while maintaining progress in your program of study
  • Meet with you to periodically to review your academic status and progress
  • Review and approve registrations for official enrollment with the Office of the Registrar
  • Review and provide advice on your plans for adding or withdrawing from previously approved courses
  • Maintain “matriculation worksheets” based upon the program catalog requirements in effect in the first semester of the your enrollment
  • Refer you to appropriate College personnel when necessary

How to Find Your Advisor

You can easily find your advisor on CMConnect by logging in and clicking the “Students” tab.

The Learning and Advising Center

Learning and Advising Staff 2017

Abdimalik Maalim, Stephen Strengari, Christine Lee and Eric Meader

The Learning and Advising Center located in Jalbert 400 provides students with a welcoming atmosphere of guidance, information, and support in their academic journey at Central Maine Community College. While the Learning and Advising Center academic advisors are the primary advisors to General Studies students, they are available to all students in any program. We strongly encourage students to stop in, say hello, and get familiar with our campus-wide academic advising team.

Transfer Advising

Central Maine Community College offers transfer assistance to students seeking transfer to a four-year college or university, including top-tier institutions. Learn more about transferring from Central Maine Community College.


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