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Welcome to SOUS Advising


Our Undergraduate Advising Team is here to guide you through your academic journey at Cambridge College.  Whether you are getting started on, flourishing forward, plodding through, or reaching the end of your journey, our advising team is available to be a guide and resource.   

This page will point you to many of the resources and persons that will assist you on this journey.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to reach out to me and or your coach.   

Wishing you all the best, 

Michael Dickinson 

Advising Benefits


As your Academic Success Coach, we work with you to guide you through your journey at Cambridge College. Your coach will:

  • Connect you with resources and services
  • Provide you with your course academic plan
  • Assist with Prior Learning Assessment options
  • Guide you in setting academic and career goals
  • Monitor your academic progress
  • Be your cheerleader!

Please note: During your first semester, you are expected to meet with your Academic Coach two or more times. 

Below are various helpful and informative resources and links available to students. If you have any specific questions about a resource you would like more information about, please contact your Academic Success Coach.

  • How to register for a course.
  • To learn more about Starfish, please visit the Starfish page and download the Quick guide for more information. 
  • Academic Success Center: Learn more information about ASC, including sponsored workshops and how to schedule an appointment with a tutor.
  • For International students: Please refer to the International Student Services page for more information.
  • Learn about the Financial Aid process and how to complete the FAFSA.
  • Mental health, technology, and Covid-19 resources.
  • Career and Professional development resources.
  • For accommodations and disabilities services, please visit the Disability Support Services page.

Undergraduate students at Cambridge College may earn credit based on previous academic or professional experience through the request for Evaluation of Prior Learning.  Credit is awarded for the demonstration of college-equivalent learning.  Cambridge College accepts and encourages students to pursue transfer credit via portfolio, and requires that students meet with academic advisors to:

  • Determine the appropriateness of a proposed portfolio to the program of study:
  • Become familiar with the institutional process for completing and submitting  the portfolio: and
  • Better understand the evaluation process.

Submissions are evaluated by faculty experts and a fee is charged to undergo this process. To be considered for a current academic term, the submission must be received as final, no less than three weeks prior to the last day of classes for that term.

For more information on earning Prior Learning Credit, please download the Student Guide to Alternative Pathways for Credit.

To learn more about this option please contact Jeff Hogan – 617.873.0112.

How do I change my major? 

If you are interested in changing your major, it is important to first consult with your Academic Success Coach about your decision. After meeting with your coach, a change of the “Academic Program” form will need to be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s office. 


How do I withdraw from a current class or add a new class to my schedule?

To withdraw from a course that you are currently enrolled in or add a new class to your existing course schedule, please consult with your Academic Success coach first to discuss your decision. Students should also check with Student Financial Services and their Financial Aid counselor before adding or dropping a course. 

 An “Add/Drop” form will then need to be completed, including student information and the appropriate fields related to adding or dropping a course. Lastly, approval may be needed before the form is processed by the Registrar’s office. 


How do I check my grades on MyCC?

To access your grades on MyCC, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your MyCC student account.

  2. Select the “REGISTRATION” tab and click directly below on the left-hand side (under RAVE ALERT) “Student Grades.”

  3. Under “Grade Report” select the drop-down menu and filter the term appropriately and then select “View Final Grade Report.”

  4. The grades will then populate on the following screen if they have been successfully posted. 

*If you have issues accessing your grades, please contact your Academic Success Coach for assistance. 


How do I know who my Financial Aid counselor is?

To learn more information about the Financial Aid process at Cambridge College and who your counselor is, please refer to the Financial Aid page and the counselor breakdown. For specific questions related to student billing, such as payment plans, refunds, etc. please contact your Financial Services Coordinator


How do I submit an electronic or international transcript to Cambridge College?

If you would like to send an electronic or international transcript to Cambridge College, please refer to the “Requesting Official Transcripts” page for detailed steps. If you would like a copy of your official transcript, please email the Registrar’s office at


How do I schedule an appointment on Starfish with a tutor?

To schedule an appointment on Starfish with a tutor, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to MyCC and navigate to the Student Success tab.

  2. Click on the Starfish logo.

  3. In Starfish, click on the ASC Service, select a tutor, and book an appointment.

You could also call 617-873-0499 or email for assistance. For more information about the Academic Success Center, please visit their information page. 


How do I schedule an appointment on Starfish with my coach?

To schedule an appointment on Starfish with your coach, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to MyCC and navigate to the Student Success tab.

  2. Click on the Starfish logo.

  3. In Starfish, click on the ASC Service, select your coach, and follow the prompts to book an appointment. For full half-hour appointments, two appointments need to be scheduled consecutively. 

  4. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with your Academic Success coach. 


What type of courses are offered at Cambridge College?

Cambridge College offers evening and weekend classes that run year-round, in addition to online courses as well. Our classes allow adult learners to successfully earn their degree at Cambridge College while balancing family, work, and community commitments. 

For more information, please contact Admissions at


Student's Last Name Success Coach Email   Phone 
            A-E Jean Lendall  (617) 873-0402
            F-K Dr. FeLisa Albert  (617) 873-0523
            L-P Tatiana Baez  (617) 873-0431
            R-Z Jeff Hogan  (617) 873-0112
            A-Z Nancy Yates/California

 (909) 635-0250
            A-Z Stephanie Brown/Springfield


 (413) 747-0204 
           A-Z Daniel Piercy/Online

(617) 386-7146

Summer 2020 cohort

Orientation will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021, starting at 6:00 PM. Orientation is mandatory for first-semester students. For more details, please contact the Academic Advising office at

Please note the following:

  • Classes start on Monday, June 7, 2021
  • The last day to add/drop classes is Monday, June 14, 2021

For a list of career workshops being offered this summer, please click the link below to learn more information and register:


NEW: Summer 2021 Faculty Workshops!

We are happy to announce our new complete Summer 2021 Virtual Faculty Workshops and Series Events! Click here to access the full list of workshops>>.

Upcoming workshops:

Tuesday, June 15, 3:30-4:40. Using Google Tools: Brooks Winchell. Click here to register>>

Wednesday, June 16, 6-7 PM: Library Webinar: APA Bootcamp: Jeff Cronin. Click here to register>>

Tuesday, June 22nd, 4:30-6 PM: Building Emotional and Cultural Intelligence: Steve Lyons and Dr. Florencia Gabriele. Click here to register>>

Wednesday, June 23rd, 6-7 PM: Library Webinar: How to Research Companies & Industries: Jeff Cronin. Click here to register>>

Thursday, June 24, 5-6 PM: CC Reads discussion of the David Henry Hwang play FOB (pp. 1-52): Rebecca Heimel. Click here to access the book>>Click here to register for the discussion>>


Prior Learning Assessment Information

This informative guide explains the three different pathways for alternative credit available for students at Cambridge College, which include the following:

  • Skills-based testing instruments
  • in-house challenge instruments, and
  • portfolios

By utilizing these pathways, students who bring prior learning can move through their degrees more quickly and more cost-effectively. If you have specific questions concerning whether you are eligible for Prior Learning Credit, please contact your Academic Success Coach.

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