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Mat-Su College, Alaska | Advising

    Phone: 907-745-9746
    Fax: 907-745-9747
    Location: FSM 101

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    M-Th 8:00a-6:00p
    F 9:00a-5:00p

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  • Getting the right help at the right time is what academic advising is all about. You can make your time in college more meaningful and your path toward a degree more efficient by meeting with an academic advisor at the start of your college career and anytime you experience difficulties succeeding in college.

    Advisors help you assess your potential, set educational goals, and locate helpful resources. Come see an advisor to map out your Mat-Su College degree plan and for assistance furthering your education beyond MSC.

    Advisors are located within Student Services in the Fred & Sara Machetanz Building (FSM) room 101.

    Call for an Advising Appointment 745-9762 (bring a photo ID to your appointment)

    Prior to an Academic Advising Appointment:

    • Apply for Admissions at Mat-Su College or UAA.
    • Complete the Accuplacer Test (or submit SAT/ACT scores).
    • Request Transcripts from previously attended institutions.

    Special Services Offered by our Academic Advisors:


    Academic Advisors and Counselors

    Connie Fuess
    Academic Counselor &
    Disability Support Services

    Masters of Adult Education
    Cornell University
    Years with UA: 15
    K.B. Holbrook
    Academic Advisor
    B.S. Psychology

    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Years with UA: I’m new!
    Tom Spangler
    Student Success Advisor &
    Veterans Services

    SMSgt, USAF (retired)
    B.S. Occupational Education
    Wayland Baptist University
    Years with UA: 2
    Mike Swanson
    Student Retention Advisor
    B.A. Political Science

    North Park University
    Years with UA: 8

    Financial Aid Advisors


    Career Coordinator

    Korry Dunham
    Financial Aid Officer &
    Veterans Benefits

    Associate of Arts
    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Years with UA: 18
    Mariana Weatherby
    Financial Aid Advisor
    B.B.A. Finance

    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Years with UA: 11
      Karen Backlund
    Career Development Coordinator
    M.Ed Counseling and Guidance

    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Years with UA: 5

    Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Advisor:

    1. Do I have to take prerequisite courses?
    2. How many classes should I take each semester?
    3. How can I get help choosing a degree major?
    4. When can I register for classes online?
    5. What if Mat-Su College doesn’t offer the class I need?
    6. How is my Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated for honors recognition?
    7. What should I do if I’m having problems in a class?
    8. Should I take all of my general education classes first?
    9. Are classes offered during the summer?
    10. If I work full-time, can I still get the classes I need?