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9/18/23 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students,

Navigating college as an adult learner can be both challenging and rewarding. Here are a few tips to help you succeed in your academic journey:

  1. Effective Communication: Don't hesitate to reach out to professors and peers for help or clarification when needed. Communicate early and often!
  2. Set Realistic Goals: Break down your long-term goals into smaller, achievable milestones. Important: Celebrate your successes along the way to stay motivated!
  3. Utilize Resources: Take advantage of the resources available on campus, such as academic advising and coaching, tutoring services, and workshop offerings.

Remember, your unique life experiences as adult learners can bring valuable insights to your college experience. You've got this! Keep pushing forward, and success will be yours.

African American Scholarship Award

If you are taking courses in African American History, Organizational Leadership, Sociology, Ethics, Human Resources, Philosophy, Communication, Public Health, or a related field, we encourage you to apply for a $500 scholarship. Please click here>> for more information regarding who is eligible and how to apply.


Health Insurance Waivers

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have health insurance and are taking classes in Massachusetts, you will need to complete the health insurance waiver, so you are not charged for health insurance that you do not need. You must do this by September 30, 2023For more information, visit this page>>.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Cambridge College has wonderful professional tutors available in reading, writing, math, statistics, accounting, technology, and MTEL support. This is a great resource for you, which is available free of charge. For information on how to make an appointment with a tutor, please see the information on the Tutorials Page on MyCC or click here>>.

Laptop Loan Program

Laptop computers are essential for student success. If you do not have a dedicated computer, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Leah Barcan at

This fall we will continue to offer our free weekly workshops. Please come and join us!

Introduction to the Cambridge College Library

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

CC Librarian Jeff Cronin will be offering a webinar on the Cambridge College Online Library and how it can help you. He will introduce our library resources and services, including reference 24/7 and APA guides for citing sources. There will also be an opportunity for questions.

Getting Started on your Assignments

Wednesday, September 20, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Sometimes starting is the hardest part! Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will teach you some tips and tricks to understanding your assignments and how to get started on your work. 


Google Tools (Calendar, Drive, Keep)

Thursday, September 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Come learn how to use the many Google apps that you have access to with your Gmail account. Do you use your Google calendar as a time management tool? Are your assignments well organized in your Google Drive so that they are easy to find? Do you know what Google Keep is and how helpful it can be? This workshop will be fun and will focus on how to use these tools to help you organize your schoolwork and your life!

Academic Writing with Joel Krikorian - Understanding the Assignment

Saturday, September 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

The vocabulary and instructions for academic assignments can be challenging, especially if English is not your first language. CC writing tutor and ESL instructor, Joel Krikorian, will provide strategies to help you understand exactly what you are being asked to do and how to get started. There will also be time for students to ask questions specific to their assignments at the end. This workshop is especially helpful to English language learners, but all are welcome! Joel’s workshops, focusing on academic writing and speaking, will be held every Saturday at 12 pm. Please email with any questions.

English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.  


Canvas Training Course

If you need Canvas training, you can take the self-guided Canvas training course. All students are automatically enrolled in the CST100: Canvas Student Training course. When you log into MyCC, go to the gray area left menu bar (Quick Links) where you will find a link to “Canvas.”  Click on that link for Canvas access. If you haven’t already accepted it, the top of the screen may display a message informing you of your enrollment in the CST100 Canvas Student Training. Click on “Accept” and you are ready to begin the course starting at the “Home” page. This Canvas course is self-guided, not timed, and contains the same material covered in the live monthly scheduled Zoom sessions.  


Good luck with your coursework this term! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed.


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 


Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 




Stay Informed

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Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.      

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