Individualized and Personalized Advisement: Transfer students receive a professional academic advisor who responds to their individual needs. The advisor works closely with students to discuss their transfer credit allocation, MMC’s curriculum, degree progression, majors & minors, and career interests. Here are some examples of individualized advisement services available:
- One-on-one meetings with a professional transfer academic advisor during the semester
- Transfer credit allocation and degree planning toward graduation
- Advisement for class registration
- Referrals to faculty and academic departments
- Referrals to campus resources, such as career services, internships & study abroad
Transfer Credit Allocation and Degree Progress: Program EVAL is an advisement tool that a student can use in planning his/her academic program. The program evaluation will show all completed courses taken at MMC, transfer courses, in-progress, registered, and pre-registered courses and matches them against the requirements for a particular degree program. The EVAL is an internal document for advising purposes only.
Access Program EVAL through your MMC Connect account, under “Academic Profile.” If you just want to see a list of your transfer credits, look under the “Academic History” link.
Faculty Advisors: All transfer students are assigned a faculty advisor in their major. Students without a declared major are also assigned an academic advisor who specializes in working with undeclared students. Some of the benefits of meeting with your faculty advisors are:
- One-on-one meetings
- Discussion of majors and minors in the field
- Discussion of possible careers
- Participation in events related to specific majors
- Professional relationships and networking opportunities
Advisement Days in the Fall and Spring Semesters: It is mandatory to meet with faculty advisors during the advisement periods in the fall and spring semesters. Registration is blocked until a faculty advisor places the “Has Been Advised” (HBA) notation on the system. Note: The name of your Faculty Advisor, as well as your active Major/Minor information, can be viewed by logging into your MMC Connect account and looking at your “Student Profile”.
Transfer Community Workshop (TCW 101): TCW 101 is a non-credit workshop designed to assist incoming transfer students in making a successful transition into the intellectual and social community of Marymount Manhattan College (MMC). It is jointly taught by a current transfer student, who is the Peer Leader, and a Transfer Academic Advisor. The workshop targets transfer students with fewer than 35 completed credits. The course runs for the first six weeks of the semester.
Transfer Orientation Workshop: There is a mandatory Transfer Student Workshop as part of the Orientation program in the Fall and Spring semesters. During this workshop, students are introduced to important campus resources, introduced to many staff members and administrators, given a detailed understanding of the degree requirements. Transfer students are also invited to attend a departmental faculty meeting as part of Orientation. There, they get an opportunity to meet with faculty in their departments and other incoming students in their majors.