Student Services provides high-quality, student-focused support, assistance, and services responsive to individual needs in a caring environment that enhances success and empowers students to maximize their potential.
The administration, faculty, and staff regard student services as an integral part of the total educational program at this college. A wide range of student service programs helps to meet the needs and interests of the student body. Every effort is made to know students as individuals and to serve their needs individually.
Academic advising is available to all students. The academic advisor helps students register for courses and approves all registration decisions, including course add/drop changes and withdrawals. The advisor assists students in identifying academic and personal resources on campus, and helps students select and choose various program options. Advisors may help students with decisions about career goals or further education. The more clearly students define and communicate their own goals, the more productive the student/advisor relationship.
The Bookstore is a private enterprise and not subject to state rules and regulations. Normal sales hours are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; evening hours as posted.
The Bookstore will offer MasterCard and Visa charge services to students. The only other non-cash services offered will be based on written authorization from J.T.C., Vocational Rehabilitation and Veterans Rehabilitation.
The Bookstore will purchase and resell used books on a first-come, first-served basis.
Books Store Manager: Karen Sevier
The college provides academic and career counseling services to all students. Counseling services assist students in successfully meeting academic goals and are not an appropriate substitute for long-term therapy. Students are encouraged to speak with the college counselor who works with them to identify and eliminate barriers to success. All counseling is confidential. Students may refer themselves for counseling services. The college also makes referrals to appropriate local health and social service agencies. The counselor implements the college's early intervention efforts for students experiencing academic difficulties in their classes.
Assisting People In Transition
The Assisting People in Transition Program (APIT) provides educational and career planning assistance, academic advising and counseling, and academic and community resource and referral services for single parents and displaced homemakers enrolled in eligible programs and courses. Supplemental financial assistance may also be available in the form of tuition and text book assistance, and childcare and travel reimbursements. Support services are offered which can help eligible single parents and displaced homemakers make a smooth transition to college and the workforce. Funding for APIT is provided through grants from the Carl Perkins Education Act and the Granite United Way. For more information contact the College Counselor in Room 100.
Earning an Associate Degree and continuing your college education can be challenging process, but it is now getting easier at WMCC. With enhanced transferability within the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and the University System of New Hampshire (USNH), students can now begin their education here and transfer credits. Transfer is also a popular option for WMCC students to many other in-state and out-of-state 4-year colleges and universities. Learn more about transfer options by clicking here.
Log on to the transfer web site at www.nhtransfer.org. This will help you understand the transfer connections that have been established within New Hampshire.
The experience of attending White Mountains Community College is not limited to the academic life of the student. Our college philosphy is to educate the entire person so that he or she adapts to the ever-changing world. The Student Senate serves as the governing group for the student body, with representatives elected from each curriculum. These representatives accept the challenges of leadership, authority and responsibility in dealing with their peers, faculty, and administration. The Student Senate provides experiences that promote the general welfare of every student, plans social and cultural activities, and manages the expenditure of student funds. Student Senate By-Laws are outlined in the Student Handbook.
Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa
Students who have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits with a 3.5 grade point average are invited to become members of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society for two-year colleges. The society was established to maintain and perpetuate the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. Initiation ceremonies are held during the academic year. Only matriculated degree students, day or evening, are eligible. Certificate and professional certificate students are not eligible.
The fitness center is located in the student center, adjacent to the Bistro. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to use the center at no charge. Fitness center hours are posted for each semester, and may change based upon usage patterns. Prior to using the facility, all individuals are required to complete liability, orientation and registration forms. The forms are available in the main office or in the fitness center.
The White Mountains Community College Bistro offers reasonably priced light breakfasts and hot and cold noon meals weekdays while classes are in session. Hours are posted and are convenient to students. Meal tickets, sold in $50 increments, are debited at the time of food purchase. No refunds are allowed for unused portions of the meal ticket. For more information, contact the Business Office, Room 106.
While housing is the responsibility of the student, the college provides a comprehensive list of housing available within close proximity of the college. Students should finalize their housing arrangements 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. The North Country has a good rental market and a better choice of housing is available to students who act early. Students should understand completely the rental agreement and live up to the terms of the agreement. Good relations between students and landlords ensure housing opportunities, at reasonable rates, to students in the future.
A wide variety of rental housing exists. More information may be obtained from the Admissions Office. The college maintains a list of available housing with tenant qualifications (i.e., male/female, smoker/nonsmoker) and costs. Rents average around $600 per month.