Academic Resources

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is available to all students to assist with course selection based on degree requirements and career/academic goals. Students are assigned to a professional or faculty advisor based on their pathway and are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes.

  • New, returning, or transfer students are assigned to a professional advisor in Advisement & Transfer Services.
  • Current students are assigned to a faculty advisor or school specialist.
  • Advisor assignments are found on the student checklist in myMCC, on the Degree Works worksheet, and on the student’s academic transcript.
  • Advisor appointments can be scheduled using the Starfish app in myMCC.
  • Degree Works is the degree audit tool used in the academic advising process.


Disability Services

Disability Services staff are committed to providing accommodations and equal access for students on an individual basis.

Email Disability Services (

Virtual and In-Person Academic Support & Tutoring


CircleIn is a studying app and website where students study online together. It’s easy to use! Just download the app or use the web version. You can access the app on a mobile device, laptop, or PC. Students who are active in the app earn points, gifts, and scholarships for positively helping and supporting their community of classmates.

Library Services

Library Services provides students with a selection of books, textbooks, online resources, study spaces, study rooms, computers, research help, and much more to aid in the pursuit of curricular excellence as well as the furtherance of personal educational goals

Email MCC Library (

Technology Help

Student Technology Help is available by email or phone. If you need assistance with online learning, please see Virtual Campus.

Email the Student Technology Help Desk ( or call 585-292-8324.

Tutoring & Writing Support

Make an appointment on MyMCC via TracCloud or launch free online tutoring sessions 24/7 in the MyCourses tab of myMCC.

In Person:

  • Brighton Campus: Tutoring & Academic Assistance Center (TAAC) is in Building 11, Room 106
  • Downtown Campus: Anne Kress Learning Commons, Floor 4, Room 440

Learn more about tutoring services and hours.

Virtual Campus

The Virtual Campus supports online learners at MCC. MCC uses Brightspace as our Digital Learning Environment and you can find all of your online materials in this space. You can access Brightspace through the Brightspace tile in myMCC. For help in the Virtual Campus, contact the main line at 585-292-3440 or email the Virtual Campus ( For direct support with Brightspace, contact the SUNY Online Help Desk at 1-844-673-6786.

Online Concierge

If you are a student taking online courses at MCC and don’t know where to start and need extra support, contact your online concierge at 585-292-3430 or email Virtual Campus Concierge (

Academic & Social Support Programs

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

CSTEP (The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) is an academic support services program aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing professional licensure/careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and health-related fields.

Email Brittany Graham ( for CSTEP information.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program is here to guide and assist you through your new college experience. We offer tutorial services, counseling, advising, financial support (books, supplies, etc.), and a host of exciting workshops. Other supportive services include:

  • Pre-Freshman bridge program (first-time students, up to 4 weeks)
  • Continuous engagement with a designated counselor
  • Financial advisement
  • Study skills/orientation classes
  • Academic Excellence Seminar – Warning and Restriction Program
  • Support in completing federal and state financial aid forms
  • Assistance with transfer to similar opportunity programs such as HEOP, SEEK, and College Discovery within New York State

Visit the Educational Opportunity Program website for more information.

First Year Experience

First Year Experience is a student-based organization focused on welcoming and supporting students as they pursue their educational goals.

Email Matthew Lawson (

Men & Women of Excellence

Men of Excellence (MoE) is a leadership program that will provide male students of color with the skills necessary to navigate successfully inside and outside the classroom.

Women of Excellence (WoE) is a similar leadership program that provides female students of color with skills necessary to navigate successfully inside and outside the classroom. For more information about WoE, please contact Shirley Provost (

TRiO Student Support Services

The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program is a federally-funded academic support program for low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities. The program offers a comprehensive set of services to improve academic achievement, retention, graduation and transfer to four-year institutions. The program is staffed by highly qualified advisors, academic coaches, and tutors who are committed to helping students with a variety of needs. TRiO SSS serves 300 students annually with at least 200 being first-generation and low-income.

For more information, visit the TRiO website or contact the office:

  • Brighton Campus
    Building 11, Room 106
    (585) 292-3198
  • Downtown Campus
    3rd Floor, Room 374L
    (585) 292-3194