MassBay offers free one-on-one academic advising services to all enrolled students.
Every new degree seeking student is assigned an academic advisor at SOAR orientation who they should meet with for all of their advising needs. In-Person and Virtual Drop-In hours are available for all students.
Advising | Student How-to
How to Connect with Your Advisor
Q: How do I connect with my advisor?
A: Your advisor assignment can be found on the home page of your Bay Navigator account. Please reach out to your assigned academic advisor and schedule an appointment to meet. Your assigned advisor has likely already reached out to you — please check your MassBay email!
Q: What if I don't have an advisor assigned to me?
A: If you are a non-degree seeking student and would like to meet with an advisor, please visit the Advising Center for a drop-in meeting. If you are a degree or certificate seeking student and you do not have an advisor assignment on the home page of your Bay Navigatoer account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be assigned an advisor.
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Working with an academic advisor throughout your academic journey at the college is key to your success as a student!
How to Access Drop-in Advising (In-person Visits)
New Students Must Attend Orientation (SOAR) before selecting classes and receiving an assigned advisor. Students with assigned advisors should schedule an in-person or virutal appointment with their assigned advisor directly. Please see above for how to contact your advisor. We provide daily scheduled drop-in hours on the Wellesley Hills Campus in the Academic Advising, Transfer, and Coaching Commons (Wellesley Hills Campus, Room 111).
Spring 2024 Wellesley Drop-In Hours:
Mondays 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesdays 9:00am - 10:00am and 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:00am and 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursdays 9:00am - 5:00pm (Thursday, February 29th, in-person visits are limited to 2-5pm)
Fridays 11:00am - 5:00pm (Friday, March 1st, in-person visits are limited to 2-5pm)
How to Access Virtual Advising Center (virtual visits with an advisor on video conferencing)
New Students Must Attend Orientation (SOAR) before selecting classes and receiving an assigned advisor. Students with assigned advisors should schedule an in-person or virutal appointment with their assigned advisor directly. Please see above for how to contact your advisor.
The Virtual Advising Center (VAC) is an online meeting room for students to meet with an advisor one-on-one. When you join the VAC you will be greeted by a host who will connect you with an available advisor.
Hours of Operation:
Mondays 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am - 2:00pm (Thursday, February 29th, the VAC will be closed)
To access the VAC: Click on the green button below during the hours of operation listed above (you must be logged into the center 30 minutes before closing). You will first enter a waiting room, and then when the next advisor is available you will join their breakout room. As we strive to meet the needs of all of our students, please prepare for the fact that that there may be a short wait time. Please have your MassBay student ID number ready.
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Note: To receive the best possible advising experience, we recommend using the link directly above this text. We do not require that you have your camera on.
If these hours do not work for you:
Please email email@example.com with your name and your MassBay student ID number, and we will be in touch about next steps.
How to Add and Drop Classes | Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials from MassBay I.T. →
These videos are short and up-to-date and cover the following topics and more!
How to Log In to Your Bay Navigator Account
How to View Your Class Schedule
How to Search for Classes
How to Add a Class
How to Drop a Class
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