Judy A. Carbone Director of Advising, Career & Transfer Services 301-387-3054 Judy.email@example.com 1. Orient new students and parents/families to academic policies and registration procedures. 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. (continued) 4. Assist parents/families in identifying ways to best support their students. 5. Register students for their Spring 2011classes. 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, www.taftcollege.edu 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 decisions. 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 Decisions. 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 yourself DEVELOPMENT • Become the very best YOU you can be RESPONSIBILITY: employers expect you to be self-responsible 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 else! Office of Advising, Career and Transfer Services www.garrettcollege.edu/career 301-387-3046 firstname.lastname@example.org • Career Planning: DISCOVER and KUDER • Job Searching: COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK • 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 simple. 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. http://www.garrettcollege.edu/career/docs/TR ANSFER_TIMELINE.pdf 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 Office. Books & Graphing Calculator: Need them the first week of classes, even if your Financial Aid refund doesn’t come until later. ◦ Books required for each course and cost per book is available on the Garrett College website, go to Bookstore. ◦ 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 College 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 www.garrettcollege.edu 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 help. Answer Questions on Handout Garrett College Catalog: Sequence http://www.garrettcollege.edu/academics/?pg=catalog Program Sheet http://www.garrettcollege.edu/academics/?pg=programs Class Schedule http://www.garrettcollege.edu/academics/?pg=schedules Student Portal http://sas.garrettcollege.edu 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 Remember… Responsibility: 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. <100 If you place into two or more pre-college level (also called developmental) classes, must also take LRN 106: Introduction to College 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 week 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??