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Add/Drop Courses - Schedule

Where can I find my class schedule?

You can access your course schedule by logging into Self-ServiceDon’t see your class(es) in Blackboard? Don’t stress! Courses may not be available until the first day of class.

Is Self-Service where I can add/drop courses?

Yes! In addition to finding your course schedule on Self-Service, you can add/drop courses from here too.  

It is important to note that financial aid may be affected by changes to your course schedule. If you add, drop or withdraw from a class it may  impact your financial aid. 

When is the add/drop period?

The timeframe for add/drop can depend on your semester and session. Please refer to the registration calendar or contact your advisor.

Need additional help? 

If you need to make changes to your schedule, you can reach out to the Student Services Resource Center (SSRC) for assistance. The SSRC team is available Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via phone at 571-392-7650 (PIN: 515 954 7525) or Live Chat. 

Advising

Who is my academic advisor?

Your assigned academic advisor is determined by your program of study and preferred campus location. You can find your advisor by logging onto MySuccessNetwork via Montco Connect. MySuccessNetwork also allows you to schedule advising appointments online.

Questions? Contact the Student Success Center at 215-641-6577 or email advising@mc3.edu.

Blackboard 

How do I access Blackboard for online classes? 

You will attend classes remotely through Blackboard, our Learning Management System. To access the system, log in to your Montco Connect student account and select the Blackboard (pencil) icon at the top of the screen.

Tutorials

Getting started with Blackboard

Using Blackboard Mobile app

Upload an assignment

Email in Blackboard

Blackboard Discussion Board

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Wiki Page

Blackboard Blogs

Change of Major

When can I change my major? Is there a deadline?

In order for a change of major to be effective during the current semester, you must submit the request before the last day to drop courses. Any change of major received after this date will be effective the following semester.

Change your major.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at Montco is an excellent resource to help you pay for college. Filling out the FAFSA lets you know if you’re eligible for aid. You could be eligible for federal grants, PHEAA state grants, scholarships and awards, federal work study, loans, and tax credits!

Review your financial aid options today.

Financial aid refunds

Your financial aid refund will be disbursed to you using one of three methods.

  1. Directly deposited to a personal bank account
  2. Electronically loaded to your Discover Cashback Checking account
  3. Receive a check by mail

You can make your selection online in Montco Connect by going to Tools >> Finances >> My Payment Center.

It is important to note that financial aid may be affected by changes to your course schedule. If you add, drop or withdraw from a class it may impact your financial aid.

Locations and Campus Building Codes

If you are registered for a hybrid class, below are campus building codes and locations for reference. 

Blue Bell Campus (map & directions)

CODE BUILDING NAME
ATC Advanced Technology Center
CHCT Children's Center
COLL College Hall
EH East House
FAC Fine Arts Center
HSC Health Sciences Center
PARK Parkhouse Hall
QUAD Quadrangle (courtyard)
SCIC Science Center
WH West House

The Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale (more information)

CODE BUILDING NAME
CAI The Culinary Arts Institute

Pottstown Campus (map & directions)

CODE BUILDING NAME
NH North Hall
SH South Hall
SRHC Schuylkill River Heritage Center
UC University Center

Montco Student Email

How can I login to my Montco email account?

Access your Montco (student) email through Montco Connect. Once you've found the log in, bookmark the page. You can also download the Gmail app to your mobile phone 

Do I need to use this email address?

In a word, yes! The College sends you important emails via this email address, and it is in your best interest to check your inbox daily. Whether it's a notice about financial aid, payments, a reminder to register or a snapshot of events on campus, you'll want to tune-in.

Can I forward my student email to another email account?

Yes. In a few clicks you can have your student email merged with your preferred inbox. Follow the steps for Gmail or connect with the Help Desk at helpdesk@mc3.edu or 215-641-6495.

Montco Connect Account

What is Montco Connect and where do I find it?

Montco Connect is a communications platform that includes a companion mobile app. In addition to providing links to systems important to students, faculty and staff (e.g., Blackboard or email), Montco Connect provides access to online group engagement, personalized tasks and messaging, a calendar, an academic profile and more.

Learn about Montco Connect and setting up your profile preferences in our Quick Start Guide(PDF) for new students or Quick Start Guide(PDF) for applied students. 

Bookmark connect.mc3.edu for easy access or download the Montco Connect mobile app in the Apple or Android store. 

Online Learning Resources 

Where can I find information about online class formats?

At Montco, we have been educating the community online for over 20 years. More than 10,000 students take online courses at Montco every year; this ranks us in the top ten in online learning in the state.  

To help you prepare for classes, visit our online resource page to find tips and clarification about Montco’s online learning formats. 

Parking on Campus

Do I have to get a parking sticker?

At this time, parking stickers are not required for students who are taking hybrid courses on campus. 

Payment Plans

What are my payment plan options?

Montco offers students an opportunity to spread-out tuition payments through our payment plan option. Find out if you qualify.

Printing Services

As a student at the College, you have $20.00 printing credit per semester. Page costs vary from $0.07 to $0.35 depending on what you print. Visit  mc3.edu/print for more information.

Student ID Card

How do I get my student ID card?

The Montco student ID card has gone digital! Your student ID can be found on the College's MontGO Mobile App. Download the app on a smartphone or tablet to access your card.

Learn more about the student ID card.

Technology Assistance

Can I get help with a computer loan or internet access for my upcoming courses?  

Technology Assistance

We're here to help. Complete the technology request form to ensure you are prepared to build your Montco momentum. 


Internet Access

Several communications companies are granting temporary free Interent access to assist students and families throughout our community. Please see the resources below for possible solutions.

Comcast

  • Xfinity Hotspots – Xfinity Wifi Hotspots will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet customers. Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
  • Internet Essentials

AT&T

  • AT&T WiFi Hotspots – If you reside near a local business using AT&T, you may have access to free AT&T WiFi hotspots.
  • Access from AT&T – Offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed.

Turn your smartphone into a WiFi Hotspot

If you have an existing mobile phone plan, you may be able to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot to thereby provide WiFi to a laptop. Due to the coronavirus, many phone carriers have removed typical data caps that typically make this option less appealing. Below are some helpful resources:

Montco's IT Help Desk

In need of support? The IT Help Desk is available 24/7/365. You can email helpdesk@mc3.edu, call us at 215-641-6495 or chat online with live support.

Textbooks and the Virtual Bookstore

Where do I buy books?

You can purchase or rent textbooks online from the Virtual Bookstore powered by eCampus.

Can I use financial aid to buy books?

Yes, you can use your financial aid to purchase textbooks! Books must be purchased from the Virtual Bookstore using a book advance. An email notification, with instructions, will be sent to eligible students when your book advance is available.

Transfer Credits

My goal is to transfer to a 4-year institution. How does this work?

The College offers a wealth of transfer opportunities for our students looking to pursue a 4-year degree. If you are thinking of transferring after you obtain a Montco degree, you can review our transfer agreements and use our MyTransferPlan searchtool to explore your options.

Your academic advisor can also assist you in the process.