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Virtual Academic Advising

How Do I Access Virtual Academic Advising?

The following information is for CURRENT MASSBAY STUDENTS. All new students seeking admission to MassBay for summer or fall 2020 should begin with the Office of Admissions. All new non-degree students for summer or fall 2020 can email advisingcenter@massbay.edu with any questions.

Who is my academic advisor?
All current degree and certificate students are assigned an academic advisor who may be a part of the faculty, staff, or Academic & Transfer Advising Center. To view your advisor assignment, log-in to your BayNavigator account, and click on “Student Center”. Your assigned advisor’s name and contact information will be listed on the righthand side of the page.

What if I am a non-degree student, or don’t have an advisor listed in my Student Center in Bay Navigator?
Any current MassBay student needing assistance can utilize the Academic & Transfer Advising Center. Please email advisingcenter@massbay.edu to be connected with an Academic Advisor.

I am a current MassBay student and my assigned advisor works in the Academic & Transfer Advising Center or Coaching Commons:
Academic Advisors who work in the Academic & Transfer Advising Center and Coaching Commons are available to meet with you by phone, web/video conferencing, and email. To connect with an academic advisor via phone or web/video conferencing, you may schedule an appointment through the StudentTrac link on the MassBay Website, or email your assigned advisor directly. Once you have scheduled an appointment, instructions will be immediately sent to your MassBay email account on how to access your advising session.

 

Below are the Academic Advisors that you may schedule an appointment with in the Academic & Transfer Advising Center and the Coaching Commons:
Brooke Ogden, Academic Counselor
Cheryl MacMillan, Academic Counselor
Lori Cannizzaro, Academic Counselor
Naomi Brown-Jones, Academic & Transfer Counselor*
Jessica Henry, Academic & Transfer Counselor
Sean Fortney, Academic & Transfer Counselor
Evan O’Brien, Academic Counselor*
Karen Akukwe, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs & Articulation
Sarah Cooper, Advising Operations Coordinator
Amy Greif, Academic Success Coach
Margaret Crowe, Academic Success Coach
Carolyn Franz, STEM Advisor*
*appointment by direct email only

To make an appointment with your advisor:

  1. Visit www.massbay.edu
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “STUDENTTRAC”
  3. Log-in with your MassBay username and password
  4. Follow instructions in StudentTrac to make an appointment
  5. Choose a date and time with your assigned advisor’s schedule

 

What if my assigned advisor is NOT a member of the Academic & Transfer Advising Center listed above?
If your assigned academic advisor is not a member of the center, we encourage you to email your assigned advisor directly – they are ready to hear from you! Also, check your MassBay email because they have likely already sent you a correspondence.

I need to speak with someone that can help me with my plans to transfer to another institution.

Transfer Advising is also available 100% via video conference or phone! 

Students can schedule a transfer advising appointment with the following staff members: 
Karen Akukwe, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs & Articulation
Jessica Henry, Academic & Transfer Counselor
Sean Fortney, Academic & Transfer Counselor

To make an appointment with a transfer advisor:

  • Visit www.massbay.edu
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “STUDENTTRAC”
  • Log-in with your MassBay username and password
  • Follow instructions in StudentTrac to make an appointment; be sure to choose “transfer” as the reason for the appointment
  • Choose a date and time that works with one of the three transfer counselors listed above

Transfer Advising Virtual Office Hours
Karen Akukwe, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs & Articulation, is available to assist all transfer students with questions and concerns during virtual office hours. Karen is available during the following times on WebEx:

  • Monday: 3pm–4pm
  • Tuesday: 2pm–3pm
  • Wednesday: 11am–12pm
  • Thursday: 2pm–3:30pm

Join by WebEx: https://massbay.webex.com/meet/kakukwe

Join by phone: 1-617-315-0704, access code 244 492 35, then hit #