Meet the Advising Staff

Mesabi Range College advising services are designed to help students be successful in attaining their educational goals. Advising services are available on both the Virginia and Eveleth campuses. We encourage you to stop in and see us with any questions that you may have!

Academic Advising/Semester Scheduling

Academic advisors work with students to develop an academic schedule each term to meet the student's transfer and/or career needs. Academic advisors complete informal academic evaluations each term to assist students in meeting their goals through the proper selection of courses. Students are required to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review progress toward their academic goals, discuss appropriate courses and receive log in information for online registration.

Program Planning and Transfer Advising

Technical programs have specific academic plans that students follow each semester. These plans are governed by industry standards and regulations to ensure students are receiving the most up-to-date and relevant technical education possible. The Eveleth campus advising staff works with technical program students to monitor progress toward program completion. Students enrolled in transfer programs on either campus are given assistance in selecting schools and programs that best meet their academic/career needs. The advising staff meets with students and connects them to information and transfer specialists at four-year institutions. Assistance with applying to four-year institutions is available to all students. One of the goals of the academic advising staff is to make the transfer process as clean and easy as possible.

Career Advising/Placement Services

Career materials are available through the career center on the Virginia Campus. Technical programs at the Eveleth campus work with the Placement Coordinator to find appropriate positions in their career field. Advisors work with students to explore possible career interests through the use of assessment tools such as Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Campbell Interest and Skills Inventory (CISS), and online assessments.

Placement Information

Mesabi Range College uses a student’s cumulative high school Grade Point Average (GPA) in order to place students appropriately into college-level courses.

  • Students must have a 2.6 cumulative GPA in order to be considered college-ready in reading and English.
  • Students must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA (PLUS have passed Advanced Algebra with a C- or better) to be considered college-ready for math.

MCA, ACT, and SAT test scores may be considered through our Multiple Measures program, as well. If students do not fall into the college-ready category, remedial classes will be assigned during their first semester to assist learning in specific areas. Students who have been out of the educational pipeline for more than 10 years, or who have obtained a GED, may take an ACCUPLACER Placement Exam to assist with appropriate placement into courses.

Student Support Services Program

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded grant program that works with low income, first generation students, and students with disabilities. Funded as part of the programming, SSS serves approximately 200 students on the Virginia campus. The Mesabi Range College program is part of a five campus regional SSS grant. The goal of the program is to assist participants in completing their program of study at Mesabi Range College and transfer on to complete a four-year (bachelor) degree. Services include assigned advisors, tuition-free courses and workshops, social and cultural activities, academic programming geared toward building success, and regional SSS activities among the five campuses. All activities associated with the SSS program are FREE!

To learn more about our SSS program visit the Student Support Services site.

Online Students

Many people today need flexible school schedules to work around their busy lives. Mesabi Range College offers a wide variety of online classes to give students the convenience they need, while also giving them the same educational structure they would get in an on-campus course. Our advisors will help you get set up to complete your degree and will continue to help you throughout your two years here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your online class contact either your instructor or contact your Advisor.