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Career Counseling and Advising Center



The Career Counseling and Advising Center seeks to be a "one stop shop" for all your academic challenges. Find answers to your academic questions or get help navigating academic policies and procedures.

Our office can help you set goals, stay organized, review your four year plan of study, as well as refer you to other campus support services in order to ensure your continued success.

Remember, you're not in this alone and we're here to help.

Common Services

Academic Coaching

Professional academic coaches guide you in becoming successful interdependent learners by coaching you in the application of essential learning principles and study strategies, such as time management & balancing competing priorities, organization, goal setting & attainment, note-taking, test taking & study skills, reading comprehension, writing skills, and the use of technology tools to maximize learning.

Coaches assist you in implementing learning strategies that align with your individual learning style & strengths, while helping you enhance academic skills in areas they wish to improve. You'll form new study habits to the benefit of your academic performance and develop academic confidence.

Hours of Operation and Contact

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main Number: 978.665.3151

DROP IN HOURS - NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
Hammond Hall 318
Tuesdays  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (when classes are in session)
Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (when classes are in session)
No Appointment Needed

Students Experiencing Academic Difficulty

The Dean of Student and Academic Life refers students who have not achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to the Academic Advising Center for probation counseling.

The center conducts a careful evaluation of the factors that have contributed to the students not making satisfactory academic progress. They also provide students with a support plan and refer them to the Academic Success Center.

With the assistance of the Academic Advising Center, many students overcome their difficulties and achieve academic success.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Certain majors specify which courses must be taken to satisfy the candidate's Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Program (MS Word)

Academic Advising Guidelines for Liberal Arts and Sciences Program (MS Word)

Career Counseling & Advising Center Staff 

Diane Maynard
Administrative Assistant
Hammond 318
(978) 665-3151
dmaynard@fitchburgstate.edu

Andrew Linscott
Academic Advisor/Coach
Hammond 318B
978-665-3319
alinscot@fitchburgstate.edu

Lindsay Carpenter Connors
Academic Advisor/Coach
Hammond 322
978-665-4925
lcarpen7@fitchburgstate.edu

Susan Beddes
Academic Advisor/Coach
Hammond 322
978-665-3321
sbeddes@fitchburgstate.edu