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LLCC New Student Orientation
Transcript of LLCC New Student Orientation
What do you hope to accomplish by attending LLCC?
What do you hope to do after that?
Find someone you don't know,
introduce yourselves, then ask:
Line up in order of your birth dates in a calendar year starting with January 1 and ending with December 31.
In general, LLCC offers 3 types of credentials
Certificates of Completion: fewer than 30 credits
Certificates of Achievement: 30 credits or more
Supportive Services for Your Student
Helpdesk—where your student can get assistance if they are having difficulty activating their electronic accounts
Student Life– where your student can get involved in clubs, activities and fun events!
Bookstore—where your student can buy books, snacks, and sundries
Financial Aid– where your student can obtain information about applying for Aid, loans, and grants
Supportive Services for Your Student
Advising and Counseling—they assist in program selection, course selection, career planning and personal counseling/crisis intervention
Admissions—they assist in applying to the College and with transcripts, records, and graduation
Family’s/Support System’s Responsibilities
Being supportive emotionally
Asking the student how he/she is doing in class
Showing an interest in their studies
Letting your student make mistakes
Referring your student to the resources on campus
Encouraging a joint session with the advisor, but letting your student ask the questions/answer
Taking a tour of the campus/getting to know the services available so that you can help provide the information to your student
Sharing in their success!
Meeting with the advisor/counselor EARLY to plan their next semester
Scheduling their own classes
Deciding which career objective/major to pursue
Asking for assistance with financial aid, advising and any services on campus
Filling out the admissions paperwork
Filling out registration forms
Filling out add/drop forms
Filling out applications to selective admissions programs in a timely fashion
Some Differences Between High School and College—New Steps
Minimal parental involvement
Professors expect students to ask for help when needed
Lots of parental involvement
Teachers may approach students who are struggling
The First Steps—a review
Your student must first apply to the College
After applying your student may need to complete placement testing
After testing your student will be required to meet with an advisor
After meeting with an advisor your student will then attend New Student Orientation where he/she will register for classes
After registering, payment for classes is due by specific dates
Your student will then purchase books and attend classes
We are glad your student made the decision to come to LLCC!
We hope your student, and your family, are excited about the opportunities that lay ahead.
LLCC has much to offer in terms of education, activities, and intellectual growth and development.
We are here to support your student as they take on this new and exciting endeavor.
Helping Your Student Succeed
A Family’s Guide To Lincoln Land Community College
Things to Remember
The college adheres to FERPA, which means we cannot release information about grades, attendance and performance in class
Let your student choose their own career path
Listen and be supportive—they need you now even if they won’t admit it!
Your student may not be home a lot—they have homework, work, and friends—this is all normal and needed for emotional development as a student
Knowing the dates the College is open/closed
Contacting their professors EARLY if there are issues/concerns
Asking questions—we are here to help!
Knowing the requirements for their program of study
Contacting the advisor/counselor if they don’t understand something about their program of study
Support Services for Your Student
Police and Security- LLCC is a very safe environment; P&S provides escorts to/from cars, information about safety issues on campus, and is our emergency response unit on campus—they are a full police unit with jurisdiction on campus
Learning Lab—where your student can get help with an assignment, a tutor or study assistance
Library– where your student can get an ID card, check out books, study, use a computer
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
60 semester hours (credits) minimum
Associate in Arts
Associate in Science
All require at least 60 credits
All satisfy the general education requirements of a bachelor degree
IAI Compatible Degrees
-Transfer as a JUNIOR:
Kolb's Model of Experiential Learning
Having an awareness of college services, can help new students accomplish their educational and personal goals
The more students are academically and socially engaged with faculty, staff, and peers, the more likely they are to succeed in the classroom (Tinto, 2011).
Action word same letter as first name:
“Hello! My name is Clapping Chris!”
Refrain from cheating, plagiarism & other forms of academic dishonesty.
Comply with the directions of college officials.
Obey laws & abstain from illegal drugs & unauthorized alcohol.
Respect yourself & others.
See Catalog for full Code of Conduct.
Student Code of Conduct
High expectations are a condition for student success, low expectations a precursor of failure.
No one rises to low expectations (Tinto, 2011).
Requirements to Graduate
What I am MOST looking forward to about going to college is...
What I am LEAST looking forward to about going to college is...
Library (in Sangamon) and Flex Center (in Logan)
$3.00 allowance per semester
$0.05 per black and white page
$0.35 per color page
Pay using web gateway or cash pay station
Driving School for Life (Gordon, 2012)
Social + Intellectual + Financial
What you do between
Will determine the value of your degree!
Strategy & Theory
Context Based Learning
(Alavi, 2005; McMillan et al., 2007)
Write your responses on the post-its
then place them on the table
Action word same letter as first name:
“Hello! My name is
1. Establish a relationship with your academic advisor
2. Establish relationships with your instructors
3. Establish relationships with your peers
4. Utilize tutoring in areas that you are not mastering easily
Students who do these things, persist at higher rates, show academic skill improvement, and have higher average GPAs.
Practical Steps to Success
Reading & Questioning
Taking Effective Notes
Memory & Test Taking Strategies
= 60 Credits
How long will it take?
Associate Degree= 2 years?
Full-time = 5 classes per semester
No Developmental Courses
+ 1 or 2 semesters
+ 1 or more semesters
Focus on Completing Courses
You earn a degree or certificate by passing the right courses not based on how long you have been here.
Tuition is due
December 3, 2015
1. Have Financial Aid in place
2. Set up a payment plan
3. Pay in full
Write as many animals as you can that start with the letter D.
You have 60 seconds!
The amount of aid in your award letter is based upon
(12-15 credits) enrollment.
If you are enrolled in less than 12 credits, you will get a prorated amount (less aid).
2/3 of your credits
Electives in your "major"
1/3 of your credits
They are prerequisites!
Parent & Family Orientation
These certificates are NOT transferable to a four-year college or university although some of the coursework may be
Associate in Arts in Teaching 60
Associate in Engineering Science 64
Associate in Fine Arts 62
Humanities A, B, C
Contact Christopher.Barry@llcc.edu if interested in hosting a Parent & Family Orientation at your local high school
Credit = 1 hour / week for 15 week semester
Write your responses in the notes section of your Reference Manual
Imagine yourself in 10 years, describe your ideal life.
How will going to college help you get to that goal?
What opportunities do you hope to pursue at Lincoln Land Community College?