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Academic Advisor
Academic Departments
Adding/Dropping a Class
Calendar
Campus Cruiser
Catalog
Certification of Enrollment
Certificate Programs
Chairperson
Change your major
College Assembly
College ID
College Placement Test
Co-requisite
Credit (credit hour)
Credit Equivalent
Dean’s List
Declare your major
Degree Programs
Division Hour
Drop a course
English as a Second Language
Full-Time/Part-Time
G.P.A
Grades/Report Card
Graduation
Health Insurance
ID
Insurance
Matriculated/Non-Matriculated
Name/Address Change
New Brunswick Center
Off Campus Centers
Pathfinder (Student Handbook)
Payment
Perth Amboy Center
Pre-requisite
Registration
Schedule
Semester
Skills Course
Student Handbook (Pathfinder)
Student ID
Syllabus
Tuition/Fees
Tuition Payment
Transcript
Withdraw from a course
Web Advisor

Academic Advisor?
This is a faculty member chosen to help you plan each semester's schedule, provide information about the College and assist you with any other academic or career concerns. After an advisor from your academic major is assigned to you, you should meet with your advisor prior to registering each term.  You may also meet with the advisors in the Academic Advising Center in Chambers Hall, room 109 (732.906.2596) during the academic year.  The Academic Advising Center and Open College Program operates on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is necessary.

Academic Departments
http://www2.middlesexcc.edu/academics/academic-departments.html

Adding/Dropping a class?
You may change your schedule by adding and dropping classes on the web through CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor, prior to the start of the term.  You may also email your request to add or drop classes to the Registrar's Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the term begins, changes to your schedule must be made in person by submitting an Add/Drop Change Form in Chambers Hall, or by using CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor to email the Registrar's Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For developmental course withdrawal, a signature is required from your curriculum chairperson, the dean of your division, an academic advisor, or a faculty advisor.  All signed Add/Drop Change Forms must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, in Chambers Hall.

What is the college calendar?
The college academic calendar is based on two semesters, usually a fall and a spring term of 15 weeks each. The calendar is published in the college's catalog, class schedule, and the Registrar's website. It lists start and end dates of each semester, holidays, and important registration and advising times and dates. Click here to view the Academic Calendar.

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Campus Cruiser?
Campus Cruiser allows students access to course listings and descriptions, class assignments, chat rooms, message boards and clubs. For more information about Campus Cruiser, please click here.

What is the College Catalog?
The catalog is the official periodic publication of the college that contains all the relevant information about Middlesex County College. The catalog contains descriptions of all programs and courses, information regarding college policies, financial aid, student services, and directories with listings of faculty, and staff. View the College Catalog.

Certification of Enrollment
If you need to verify that you are currently enrolled at Middlesex County College you may request this document from the Office of the Registrar.

Certificate Programs
View a list of ALL PROGRAMS including Certificate Programs offered by Middlesex County College

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Chairperson
This person coordinates and supervises curriculum planning and arranges staff assignments within a particular academic department. A chairperson may help you with planning your program, signing forms, and discussing academic problems in that department.

Change my major?
A current student with a declared major who is not applying to Health Technology must submit to the Office of the Registrar an Add/Drop Change Form signed by the Academic Dean or the Department Chair of the new major. The following offices will also be able to complete a Change of Major:

Department of Counseling and Career Services Edison Hall 100
Academic Advising Center Chambers Hall 109
Educational Opportunity Fund--EOF South I 107
Minority Access to the Professions Scholars Program--MAPS South I 113

To obtain a change of major form, please click here to print out the form.  Take the signed form to the Business Office and pay a $10 fee.   Take the receipt and the signed form to the Registrar's Office for the change to go into effect. There is a $10 processing fee for each major change.  The student takes the signed form to the Business Office and obtains a receipt prior to taking the form to the Registrar.

College Assembly?
The College Assembly provides an opportunity for faculty, students, administrators and staff to participate in College governance.

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College ID
Student ID’s are used for a number of reasons, but mainly it is a secondary form of photo ID. Student ID’s are used in the Library, Media Center , Blue Colt Bookstore, and computer labs. In order to use the computer labs, or take out books from the Library, you must show your current student ID. ID stickers – every semester, you MUST update your ID with a semester sticker from the Student Activities Office. In order to obtain a sticker, you must show your current class schedule. If you lose your ID, there will be a $10.00 replacement fee. The Student Activities Office will take cash or check (with a valid NJ drivers license) and you must have exact change.

College ID's are made in the Student Activities Office, Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Students MUST bring a current class schedule in order to get their ID’s.

College Placement Test
A College Placement Test is given to determine skill levels and to help place students in the courses appropriate to their backgrounds and needs. All full-time students must be evaluated in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to enrolling for the first semester of study. No one may enroll in English or mathematics courses without placement testing.

The Placement Test consists of a 60-minute essay and a series of multiple choice tests presented on a personal computer. The multiple choice tests measure your skills in reading comprehension and elementary algebra. You will also be tested on your computation or intermediate algebra/college level math skills, depending on your progress on the elementary algebra portion of the test. Except for the essay, the computerized test is untimed although most college students complete it within two to three hours.

Co-requisite
A co-requisite is a course that needs to be taken with or in advance of another course.

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Credit/Credit Hour
A standard measure of the amount of instructional time required to successfully complete a course. (For example, PSY 123, Intro to Psychology, is a 3 Credit Hour course, which usually means that it will meet for 3 hours each week. For the length of each class session and lab hours, if any, be sure to check with your advisor or a faculty member regarding specific courses.)

Credit Equivalent
Credit equivalents are assigned to non-credit developmental courses. Credit equivalency is used to calculate cost, determine student status, and indicate a comparable level of class time and/or workload. Credit equivalent courses are indicated on the transcript with a "Q" preceding the assigned grade. Credit equivalents count in the term GPA but not the cumulative GPA.

Dean’s List
Students who earn 12 or more degree credits and who achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or higher with no grade below a "C" will be eligible for the Dean's List. Dean's List will be awarded at the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions for those students enrolled in 12 or more credits for that semester, or at the end of the academic year for those students who earn 12 or more credits between September 1 of one year and August 31 of the following year but who did not qualify for Dean's List in either the Fall or Spring semester.

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Declaring a major
If you enter Middlesex County College as an undeclared student, you will need to declare a major in order to receive financial aid or to graduate. To declare a major, you will need to fill out the appropriate form in the Office of Admissions.

A current student with a declared major, wishing to change their major, must submit to the Office of the Registrar an Add/Drop Change Form signed by the Academic Dean or the Department Chair of the new major. The following offices will also be able to complete a Change of Major:

Department of Counseling and Career Services Edison Hall 100
Academic Advising Center Chambers Hall 109
Educational Opportunity Fund--EOF South I 107
Minority Access to the Professions Scholars Program--MAPS South I 113

To obtain a change of major form, please click here to print out the form.  Take the signed form to the Business Office and pay a $10 fee.   Take the receipt and the signed form to the Registrar's Office for the change to go into effect. There is a $10 processing fee for each major change.  The student takes the signed form to the Business Office and obtains a receipt prior to taking the form to the Registrar.

College Assembly?

Degree programs
View of list of the degree programs offered by Middlesex County College.

Division hour
This in one hour on a specific day of the week assigned to all divisions: Mondays at 11:15am. This open hour allows the divisions to call meetings, hold workshops, or make appointments with students. No classes are scheduled during the Division Hour.

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Drop a class
Whenever you need to drop a class, for any reason, you must fill out the appropriate form and have it signed by your advisor. You may change your schedule by adding and dropping classes on the web through CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor, prior to the start of the term.  You may also email your request to add or drop classes to the Registrar's Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the term begins, changes to your schedule must be made in person by submitting an Add/Drop Change Form in Chambers Hall, or by using CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor to email the Registrar's Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For developmental course withdrawal, a signature is required from your curriculum chairperson, the dean of your division, an academic advisor, or a faculty advisor.  All signed Add/Drop Change Forms must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, in Chambers Hall. If you officially withdraw from a course prior to a pre-determined date during the first nine weeks of the semester, you will receive a grade of "W". Failure to attend the class or verbal notification to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal. Full-time students who are withdrawing from all of their classes must go to the Counseling Office in Edison Hall. If you plan to return, we advise that you apply for a leave of absence. For more information about the withdrawal dates for the current semester, visit our Withdrawing From a Course Page.

English as a Second Language
If your native language is not English, and you are not yet proficient in English, this program provides intensive language study. Click here to visit the English as a Second Language/Languages and Cultures and Center for International Education website.

Full-time/Part-time student
If you are enrolled for 12 or more credits (or credit equivalents), you are classified as a full-time student. If you register for fewer than 12 credits through the tenth day of classes for any semester, you will be classified as part-time. Part-time students may be eligible for less financial aid, veterans' benefits, and may be ineligible for their parents' health insurance benefits. International students and athletes must attend school full-time.

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G.P.A.
The G.P.A. (cumulative GPA) is a student's grade point average. At the end of each semester, students receive grades in every course in which they were enrolled. Grades represent various levels of accomplishment. Except for developmental courses, grades carry certain "grade points" which are numerical expressions used to determine each student's academic standing. To learn how to calculate your GPA, visit our GPA Computation Page.

Grades/Report Card
MCC does not mail grades home to students. Grades are available at the end of the term and all students access their grades online via Campus Cruiser.  You will need to log in to the Campus Cruiser Portal using your Login Id and Password. Click on WebAdviosr/Student Services tab and then Grades. Select the appropriate term and view grades for the term.


Graduation
View information about the process of applying for graduation.

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Health Insurance
The State of New Jersey requires that every full-time student have health and accidental medical insurance. As a service to you, the College has contracted to provide all full-time students, including athletes, with the required insurance which includes major medical coverage. The Plan includes a preferred provider care feature utilizing the CHN Preferred Provider Network of providers and facilities. Use of this preferred provider network will provide you with the most cost effective method of obtaining quality health care. You are encouraged to use the network whenever possible.

The cost to full-time students for this coverage is included in your tuition billing. The College’s plan may be waived only ifyou can demonstrate that you have adequate coverage under some other plan. A waiver form can be obtained from the College Cashier, Chambers Hall. In addition, there are voluntary plans available for dependents of full-time students and for part-time students and their dependents. For more information about these plans, please contact the College Health Services Coordinator at (732) 906-2530.

I.D.
Student ID’s are used for a number of reasons, but mainly it is a secondary form of photo ID. Student ID’s are used in the Library, Media Center , Blue Colt Bookstore, and computer labs. In order to use the computer labs, or take out books from the Library, you must show your current student ID. ID stickers – every semester, you MUST update your ID with a semester sticker from the Student Activities Office. In order to obtain a sticker, you must show your current class schedule. If you lose your ID, there will be a $10.00 replacement fee. The Student Activities Office will take cash or check (with a valid NJ drivers license) and you must have exact change.

College ID's are made in the Student Activities Office, Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Students MUST bring a current class schedule in order to get their ID’s.

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Insurance
The State of New Jersey requires that every full-time student have health and accidental medical insurance. As a service to you, the College has contracted to provide all full-time students, including athletes, with the required insurance which includes major medical coverage. The Plan includes a preferred provider care feature utilizing the CHN Preferred Provider Network of providers and facilities. Use of this preferred provider network will provide you with the most cost effective method of obtaining quality health care. You are encouraged to use the network whenever possible.

The cost to full-time students for this coverage is included in your tuition billing. The College’s plan may be waived only ifyou can demonstrate that you have adequate coverage under some other plan. A waiver form can be obtained from the College Cashier, Chambers Hall. In addition, there are voluntary plans available for dependents of full-time students and for part-time students and their dependents. For more information about these plans, please contact the College Health Services Coordinator at (732) 906-2530.

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Matriculate/Non Matriculated
Matriculation is the term that indicates commitment to a plan of study in order to earn a degree. Non-matriculated students are not enrolled in a degree program.

Name/Address Change
For your address submit a Change of Residency Form to the Office of the Registrar. You must include a copy of two of the following documents: Valid driver's license, Property tax bill ,Voter registration certification, current utility bill or current credit card statement, Lease Bank Statement.
Submit a Change of Personal Data Form to the Office of the Registrar located in Chambers Hall. You must include a copy of one of the following: Marriage certificate, Divorce decree, Court order.

New Brunswick Center
Click here for directions to and information about our New Brunswick Center:
http://www.middlesexcc.edu/nb/control.cfm/ID/1063/

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Off Campus Centers
http://www.middlesexcc.edu/aboutmcc/control.cfm/ID/8

Pathfinder (Student Handbook)
Middlesex students may obtain a copy of the student handbook from the Student Activities Office located in College Center.

Payment
When you register for classes you are given a schedule that contains information about your balance. Be sure to note the amount due and the due date. Courses that are not paid for by the due date are subject to cancelation. If your schedule is canceled you will have to start the registration process all over again.

You may pay for classes with cash, check or credit card. Credit card payments may be made on-line using your Campus Cruiser login and password. You must have your Campus Cruiser login and password to pay on-line. You can pay in person at the College Cashier Office which is located in Chambers Hall, 2nd Floor.  Checks may also be mailed to the College. Be sure to allow sufficient mailing time to honor due dates.

Payment Plans
MCC does offer a payment plan. Click here for more information.

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Perth Amboy Center
Learn more about and get directions to our center in Perth Amboy:
http://www.middlesexcc.edu/admin/perthamb

Pre-requisite
A course that is necessary as background knowledge before attempting a higher level course or entering a specific curriculum.

Register for Classes
Click here for more information on how to register for classes.

Schedule of Classes
The class schedule is published on the College web site and on Campus Cruiser before the start of each semester and the summer session. It includes the listing of all classes offered with the days, times, classroom, campus, and instructor for each section identified.

Semester
The Middlesex County College calendar year is divided into halves. Each half is called a semester and is scheduled for 14 weeks.

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Student Success Course
Students learn and adapt methods for success in college and lifelong learning. Orientation to college, study skills, critical thinking skills, and learning styles are emphasized. Various methods of being successful in diverse learning and social environments are explored. Strategies for the development of academic and life-long success are stressed. Students are assisted in their college persistence by means of their development of an educational and career plan. In developing their plans, students utilize various college resources and departments. Students who have earned more than 24 college credits may only take this course with Dean's approval.

Student Handbook (Pathfinder)
The Middlesex County College Student Handbook, called the Pathfinder, is an annual publication designed to introduce the students to the various services, college policies and programs. The handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the College Catalog and the class schedule. You may pick up a copy at the Student Activities Office located in College Center.

Student ID
Student ID’s are used for a number of reasons, but mainly it is a secondary form of photo ID. Student ID’s are used in the Library, Media Center , Blue Colt Bookstore, and computer labs. In order to use the computer labs, or take out books from the Library, you must show your current student ID. ID stickers – every semester, you MUST update your ID with a semester sticker from the Student Activities Office. In order to obtain a sticker, you must show your current class schedule. If you lose your ID, there will be a $10.00 replacement fee. The Student Activities Office will take cash or check (with a valid NJ drivers license) and you must have exact change.

College ID's are made in the Student Activities Office, Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Students MUST bring a current class schedule in order to get their ID’s.

Syllabus
A syllabus is a summary or outline distributed by an instructor that states the main topics to be discussed in the course. It usually includes deadlines for assignments, professor's contact information, class policies, and grade standards.

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Tuition and Fees
Click below to view information about tuition and fees.

Tuition Payment
When you register for classes you are given a schedule that contains information about your balance. Be sure to note the amount due and the due date. Courses that are not paid for by the due date are subject to cancelation. If your schedule is canceled you will have to start the registration process all over again.

You may pay for classes with cash, check or credit card. Credit card payments may be made on-line using your Campus Cruiser login and password. You must have your Campus Cruiser login and password to pay on-line. You can pay in person at the College Cashier Office which is located in Chambers Hall, 2nd Floor.  Checks may also be mailed to the College. Be sure to allow sufficient mailing time to honor due dates.

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Transcript
The official record of your academic performance which can be obtained through the Office of the Registrar located in Chambers Hall.  You can order your transcripts in-person, through Campus Cruiser, or by the mail.

Withdraw from a course
In order to withdraw from a course, you must complete an Add/Drop Form and return it, with the appropriate signature(s), to the Office of the Registrar in Chambers Hall. If you officially withdraw from a course prior to a pre-determined date during the first nine weeks of the semester, you will receive a grade of "W".
Failure to attend the class or verbal notification to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal.
Full-time students who are withdrawing from all of their classes must go to the Counseling Office in Edison Hall. If you plan to return, we advise that you apply for a leave of absence. For more information about the withdrawal dates for the current semester, visit our Withdrawing From a Course Page.

Web Advisor
CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor is the college's online portal that provides webservices to all students, faculty, and staff seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  You will need to log-in using your CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor ID and password.  Through WebAdvisor you can pay your tuition, search and register for classes, review your degree requirements, check for registration restrictions, request an official copy or print an unofficial copy of your transcripts, check financial aid status, and much more.

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