Student Support Services

Student life at Middlesex reflects the diversity of those who attend the college. Our student body is a lively mix of recent high school graduates, returning adults, parents, full-time employees and veterans. To meet their needs, we offer a variety of student services - programs, activities, and special support services - to assist students in their academic studies and to provide opportunities for personal and social growth.

Services include...

Academic and Transfer Center

  • Pathway / Undecided Advising
  • Academic Advisement and Planning
  • Transfer Advisement and Planning
  • Veteran Advising and Certification
  • Dual Enrollment Advising
  • Credit for Prior Learning Assessment
  • New Student Advising & Registration

Academic Centers for Enrichment (ACE)

  • Tutoring is available in math, statistics, science, computer science, physics, accounting, economics, English Language Learner (ELL) courses, and most subjects taught at the college
  • Writing Center
  • Reading/Study Skills Lab
  • Supplemental Instruction (group study sessions)
  • Embedded Tutoring in Composition courses
  • e-Tutoring
  • Learning Online Bootcamp
  • Grammar and Style Bootcamp
  • Support for navigating college systems and software, such as Blackboard, Navigate, MS Office, etc

Adult Learning Center

The Adult Learning Center offers a FREE program for adult learners interested in improving their basic academic skills (including English) and/or preparing for the HiSET, GED, further education, job training or better employment.

  • Adult Learning Center students who are interested in enrolling in college are often eligible for Links. This is also a FREE program and provides a unique opportunity for individuals who want to start college with the skills and support that will lead to success.

Asian American Student Advancement Program

The Program for Asian American Student Advancement offers students with a holistic support system with dedicated staff that advises, mentors and provides leadership development opportunities for Asian American students.

Located on the Lowell campus, the Asian American Connections Center is dedicated to increasing retention, graduation and transfer-rates of MCC’s Asian-American students. The center’s dedicated staff offers a holistic support system for advising, mentoring, and leadership-development opportunities that reflect the cultural identity of Asian Americans.

Career & Pathways Center

The Career & Pathways Center is committed to student success initiatives supporting informed decisions regarding majors and career paths. Housed in these Centers on the Bedford and Lowell campuses, students will find the STEM Starter Academy and the Career Development Office.

Civic Engagement

  • Service Learning
  • Community Service
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Civic Initiatives

Disability Services

  • Disability accommodation needs assessment
  • Develop appropriate accommodation plan (e.g. note taking, interpreters, readers, books in alternative form, tape-recording lectures)
  • Coordinate physical accommodations as needed (e.g. ramps, magnification devices, room
  • Assistive technology for students with physical or learning disabilities
  • Advising and registration assistance
  • Monitoring of alternate forms of testing
  • Faculty consultation
  • Facilitation of referrals for support services on and off campus
  • Transition Program

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid counseling
  • FAFSA Workshops
  • Computer availability for online processing

Food and Housing Support

Multicultural Center

  • Multicultural Achievement Peer Program
  • Multicultural Student Support Services
  • Orientation programs for specialized populations
  • Multicultural Programs
  • Diversity and Skill Development Workshops

Service Desk

  • The Technology Center provides technical services and assistance to all MCC staff, faculty, and students.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Main Phone: (978) 656-3301
  • E-mail:

Student Accounts

  • Processing of student payment plans
  • Manage third party billing and outside scholarships
  • Appeals related to billing

Student Engagement

  • Leadership development
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Faculty partnerships for co-curricular education
  • Student Government

Success Scholars Program

  • Peer and Faculty Mentorship
  • Financial Education and FAFSA Assistance
  • Academic Advising and Career Exploration
  • Diversity Inclusion and Belonging
  • College Tours to 4 Year Public and Private Institutions

TRIO-Student Success Program
Eligibility: First-generation status

  • Study and self-improvement workshops
  • Financial aid assistance and advising
  • Transfer assistance and college information
  • Academic and career planning and assessment
  • Tutoring

TRIO-Program for Student Achievement
Eligibility: Registration with Disability Support Services

  • Disability support services and assistive technology
  • Financial aid advising
  • Career and transfer counseling
  • Tutoring

Veterans Resource Center

  • Information and assistance with VA educational benefits, scholarship opportunities and other funding
  • Programming for veteran and military-connected students
  • Academic and career planning
  • College and community resource connections
  • Onboarding programs for new veteran and military-connected students

Wellness and Essential Needs

  • Mental health assessment and referral services
  • Housing Resources
  • Food Resources / Food Pantry
  • Financial Information / Resources


Last Modified: 6/21/22