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Welcome to New Student Advising_


									                 Judy A. Carbone
   Director of Advising, Career &
                Transfer Services
1.   Orient new students and parents/families to
     academic policies and registration
2.   Promote active student engagement in the
     process of selecting a class schedule.
3.   Teach students skills they need in order to
     do advanced planning and take responsibility
     for their program management.

4.   Assist parents/families in identifying ways
     to best support their students.
5.   Register students for their Spring
6.   Facilitate other processes including paying
     for classes, registering for housing,
     applying for Financial Aid, etc.
12:30 – 1:30   General Session for Students and Parents/Family Members

1:30 – 3:30    Parents/Family Member Sessions

               1:30 – 2:30       Supporting Your Student:         Kate Heiser, Student Life

               2:30 – 3:30       Financial Aid:    Cissy VanSickle, Director of Financial Aid

               Student Advising & Registration Groups

3:00 – 4:30    Meet Up!: a variety of activities
                Student/Parents reconnect  Tour the Garrett College campus
                Get a light snack!                Library Tours
                College Bookstore                 Visit with Financial Aid, Rm. 401

until 5:00     Business Office
   College ≠ High School

   Skills Learned in College Help You Be
    Successful in the Future

   Career and Transfer Planning

   General Academic Policies

   Building a Class Schedule
Expectations of Students
       in College are
 Different Than Those in
        High School
       The following slides are based on
       information from the Taft College
       Counseling Center,
High School                    College
   You are usually told          You are expected to
    what to do and                 take responsibility for
    corrected if your              what you do and don’t
    behavior is out of line.       do, as well as for the
                                   consequences of your
High School                   College
   You are usually told in      It is up to you to read
    class what you need to        and understand the
    learn from the                assigned material.
    assigned readings.            Lectures and
                                  assignments proceed
                                  from the assumption
                                  that you have already
                                  done so.
High School                College
   High School is a          College is a learning
    teaching environment       environment in which
    in which you acquire       you take responsibility
    facts and skills.          for thinking through
                               and applying what you
                               have learned.
High School                   College
   Mastery is usually seen      Mastery is often seen
    as the ability to             as the ability to apply
    reproduce what you            what you’ve learned to
    were taught in the            new situations or to
    form in which it was          solve new kinds of
    presented.                    problems.
High School                  College
   “Effort Counts”:            “Results Count”:
    Courses are usually          Though a “good-faith
    structured to reward a       effort” is important in
    “good-faith effort”.         regard to the faculty
                                 member’s willingness
                                 to help you achieve
                                 good results, it will not
                                 substitute for results in
                                 the grading process.
High School                   College
   School officials report      Under FERPA (Family
    to parents on their           Educational Rights and
    student’s progress and        Privacy Act of 1974),
    behavior.                     the student’s
                                  educational record --
                                  including grades,
                                  attendance, finances
                                  and judicial – belongs
                                  to the student.
High School                 College
   Most students live at      Many students will live
    home.                       outside of the home in
                                the residence halls.
                                This does not mean
                                that they can do
                                whatever they want,
                                when they want.
In College, a different mindset is needed from
        the one you had in high school.

 I Am Responsible for My Actions, My
 Success, and the Consequences of My
The Skills You Need to be
  Successful in College
 Prepare You for Success
     in Your Career
              • Contribute to society, sense of purpose
  CAREER      • Support yourself and your family

              • Prepare for a 4-year institution
 TRANSFER     • Compete with others for scholarships

  PERSONAL    • Individuate from your family, create
DEVELOPMENT   • Become the very best YOU you can be
   RESPONSIBILITY: employers expect you to be

   STUDYING = WORKING: to be successful, you
    must keep up with the work, be self-directed,
    strive to be the best, get things done!

   FACULTY = SUPERVISOR: both are resources
    to help you do your best work; they do not do
    the work for you
   MASTERY AT WORK: must apply what you’ve
    learned to new situations and always learn
    something new (i.e., critical thinking)

   “GRADES” AT WORK: “Results Count” a whole
    lot more than “Efforts Count”

   COMMUNITY FOCUS: must balance individual
    needs with needs of the larger group;
    contributions to the community and
    teamwork are highly valued
 For Example…
    Time            Priority Setting,      Decision        Envisioning the
 Management          Meeting Goals         Making              Future
  Maintaining           Taking              Writing           Listening
Positive Attitude      Initiative            Skills             Skills
  Presentation      Creativity and      Critical Thinking Problem-Solving
     Skills           Curiosity                                 Skills
    Working           Working in        Computer and       Evaluation and
 Independently      Groups/Teams        Technical Skills      Analysis
 Research and       Self-Advocacy       Career Specific    Career-Related
 Investigation                              Skills           Experience
In College, think of your
             education as
career development and
         life preparation
   instead of a program
        load made up of
 courses, grades, syllabi
          and textbooks.
1. Plan ahead!

   1 credit = 1 hour in class
   1 credit = 2-3 hours of homework
   15 credits may mean up to 60 hours a week
    of time spent on school, 8.5 hours every day
    of the week.
2. Examine your Time Pie!
                            What percentage
                            of your time is
                            spent in each of
                            your roles?

                            How are you
                            going to add
                            your new student
                            role or work role?

                            How will you
                            make the other
                            roles “smaller” in
                            order to fit in the
                            new role(s)?
3. Ask for help!!
                            Support Services at
   You can ask for help    Garrett College:
    and still be             Library
    responsible for         Tutoring
    getting something        Math Lab
    done.                    Writing Center
                             Faculty Members
                             Advising, Career
   Family, Friends, Work   & Transfer Services
    Supervisor               Counseling
                             Health Services
                             Residence Life
    It is better to know
 your career and transfer
         plans early.
At the same time, you must develop
      these plans purposefully.
   It’s normal to be confused!

   Major=your concentration, usually related to
    future career plans

   Many students chose within the first year;
    many students change their major within the
    first two years.

   Chose your major and your transfer-to
    institution as soon as you can!
Don’t pick General Studies just
because you can’t decide on anything
Office of Advising, Career and Transfer Services

•   Career Planning: DISCOVER and KUDER
•   Transfer Planning: ARTSYS
 The earlier you decide on your transfer plans,
 the easier it is.

 Can take classes that you know will transfer.
 Transferring to a USM institution is relatively
 Out-of-state is a different matter.
 More classes will transfer if you transfer with
  a completed Associate’s degree.
 Transferring into an institution doesn’t mean
  you are accepted into a competitive program.
   Developmental classes
   Classes in which a student earns a grade below a C
   Some state department of education required
    courses many not transfer to an institution in
    another state
   In most cases, no more than 70 credits
   Classes must have an equivalent at the transfer-in
    institution, which is why identifying the institution
    early is best
   They may transfer in as electives and not major-
    specific classes
   Lists tasks to be completed each semester in
    order to plan well for transferring.
Nothing is written in stone and decisions can
  always be changed… BUT, it is better to
  decide earlier than later your career and
    transfer plans, including your major.
   There are always
procedures and policies.
   Minimum of 64 college-level credits for a
    degree, less for a certificate

    2 years  4 semesters  16 credits per sem.

   Must take a minimum number of General
    Education Requirements (GERs) plus major
    program required courses, Identity &
    Difference class, and a Physical Education
    class. Remainder are electives.
   If pre-college level courses are needed to
    meet course prerequisites, students must
    complete the pre-college level courses at a
    satisfactory level.
       ** These classes do not count towards
              graduation requirements.

   Must have a minimum cumulative grade point
    average (CGPA) of a 2.0 (average grade of C)
    to be eligible for graduation.
   You are officially enrolled at the time of the
    Advisor’s entry of your class schedule into
    the registration system.
   Commitment to financial obligation for
    tuition and fees.
   Must officially Drop classes if you do not want
    to attend. *
   Refunds are time sensitive; specific dates
    appear on your printed schedule.

                  * No Show  You Still Owe!
   Each instructor has an attendance policy
    published in the course syllabus.

     **You must get a copy of the syllabus if you miss
          the first class! Study the syllabus well!
   Attendance may impact a student’s grade in
    the course; a student can fail a class for poor
    attendance, resulting in an F on the transcript.

   Student athletes can only miss a class for a
    game…not a practice…and must discuss the
    absence in advance.
                    **It is recommended that student
                        athletes take morning classes.
   Tuition – amount is determined by residency
   Registration Fee
   Combined Fee
   Course Fees
   Misc Fees – graduation, independent study, online
    course, life experience assessment
   Residence Hall Fees
   Meal Plan Fees              Financial Aid May
   Books                       Cover a Portion of
                               These Expenses.
                              You Must Apply for
                                Financial Aid.
      Vansickle, Director of Financial Aid,
 Cissy
 speaking to family members at 1:30 PM.

 Once    you register, you are financially obligated.

 Payment    plan is available through the Business
 Books  & Graphing Calculator: Need them
 the first week of classes, even if your
 Financial Aid refund doesn’t come until
 ◦ Books required for each course and cost per book is
   available on the Garrett College website, go to
 ◦ Bookstore estimates $350-650 per semester.
 ◦ You must have books, calculator by first week in
   order not to fall behind or fail class.
 ◦ You can purchase books at Bookstore or at an
   online site.
   Students under the age of 18

   Parents or guardians of minor students will
    have to sign a “Release for Students Under 18”
    form before they can register

   Remain responsible for student’s financial
    obligations until student turns 18 years of age

   Please sign this form now before your student
    goes to meet with an Advisor
   Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974
      All college students, even for those under 18
      Covers all educational records and information
      Directory information can be released and is defined
       in the College Catalog.
      Can only be waived by student in writing when the
       signing is in front of a College staff member and is
       deemed to be un-coerced
   New Student Registration Form:
     Fill out and give it to Advisor; start filling it out
     now, please. 
         o Answer 3 questions on the right
         o Skip class list for now
         o Sign at the bottom

   New Student Residency Affidavit:
       o Residency is determined at the time of application to the
       o Acceptance letter notified you of residency classification
       o Change of residence status must be made in writing and
         proof of residence must be provided. See Office of
         Records and Registration.
   For any change, there probably is a
    form…true for changes to schedule or major

   Must get faculty advisor signature

   Change to schedule would be:
    • ADD: add a class to your schedule
    • DROP: drop a class, expunged from record
    • WITHDRAWAL: withdraw from a class after the drop
      date, “W” remains on transcript
                         ** Check Course schedule for
                         exact dates of Drop/Add period
   All Academic policies are listed in the Garrett
    College Catalog


   Your graduation requirements are determined
    by the policies listed in the Catalog in effect
    the semester you enter.
          Spring 2011  2010-2011 Catalog
Students are responsible
for their own educational
      planning, class
scheduling, and meeting
graduation requirements.
  Advisors are there to
on Handout
   Garrett College Catalog: Sequence

   Program Sheet

   Class Schedule

   Student Portal
Using the online Student Portal, you’ll have access to:

 ◦   Class Schedule/Grades    ◦ Course Listings
 ◦   Exam Schedule            ◦ Exam Schedule
 ◦   Transcripts/Grades       ◦ Faculty Information
 ◦   Degree Audit
 ◦   Contact Information
 ◦   Billing Statement
 ◦   View Degrees/Majors        See Student Portal
 ◦   Status History          Brochure in Your Packet
 ◦   Hold Codes
   Graduation requirements  ?
    Catalog for general requirement, Program Sheets for program requirements,
    Degree Audit in Student Portal
   Course fees  ?
    Class Schedule

   Add/Drop Policies  ?
    Catalog for general policies, Course Schedule for specific dates

   Cost of Books  ?
    Garrett College website, Bookstore

   Transfer requirements  ?
    ARTSYS, Transfer-To institution, Advising/Career/Transfer Services

  Students Are Responsible for Setting
  Their Class Schedule and Planning to
  Meet Their Graduation Requirements
   Indicate proper placement in Math and English –
    and sometimes Language Arts – classes.

   If pre-college level classes are required, must
    successfully complete them before you can
    more into college-level classes.

   Pre-college level classes do not meet graduation
    requirements, usually do not transfer.

   If you place into two or more pre-college
    level (also called developmental) classes,
    must also take LRN 106: Introduction to

   Learning Support Services are available to
    help you move as quickly as possible through
    pre-college level classes.

   These classes are designed to help you
    develop and improve the skills needed to be
    successful in college.
   A minimum of 64 credits of college level
    classes are required for graduation.

   Two year college ≠ graduate in two years.

   64 credits ÷ 4 semesters = 16 credits per
    semester of college level classes.
   1 credit = 1 hour in class per week

   1 credit = 2-3 hours homework per week

   16 credits per semester = 16 hours in class
    per week plus 32-48 hours of homework per

   Homework = writing papers, doing problems,
    researching, reading text books, practicing
    skills, projects
   Registration Worksheet

   Advance Planning Worksheet

   Registration Form – start filling this out now,
    before you get to your session

   Residency Form – remember…residency,
    which determines tuition rate, was set at the
    time of admission to the college
Any Questions??

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