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Welcome Week- Fall 2017
Transcript of Welcome Week- Fall 2017
Gordon State College!
Check Gordon Email Daily!
-Student Success Center
Information Technology Department
Gordon State Email
Our website is an excellent place
to find information:
Most common tabs
"My Gordon" tab:
A Key Access Area!
Major Linked Areas:
-Network Password Reset Link
-Brightspace by Desire2Learn
-Highlander Registration Info.
Front: GCID Number ("929")
Back: Gordon Network
*You will need both to
access different services
Registering for Classes
Viewing Financial Aid
Viewing Academic Transcripts/DegreeWorks
Applying for Graduation
User ID: "929" Number
Pin: 6 Digits
At least 8
Combination of these 3 categories:
Will be prompted to change
every 122 days
Remember to Delete Your
There are directions on the
webpage to sync your
Gordon email to your
1st Floor Computer Lab
Where are the Computer Labs Located on Campus?
You will use the same
username and password
used with your Gordon email account.
Make sure to Log Off
when you leave!
How do I log on to a computer on campus?
To access Gordon Wireless:
Gordon email username
and password to connect using "internet access".
If using an Apple product, you can register the device to connect automatically.
student has an H: drive!
Save & Access Your Files from any computer on campus
H: drive is backed-up on server
Avoid saving to "My Documents" or Desktop
GSC Emergency Notification System
"My Gordon" tab
Keep Phone Numbers/Email updated!
Will send text/email/call for emergencies, school closing, weather.
The Student Advantage:
Download Microsoft Office 365
Must register with Gordon email
Must be currently enrolled
Up to 5 devices- include mobile!
Student Success Center
Student Center, 2nd Floor
What do we offer?
Are you the first person in your family to attend college?
Gordon State College
Office of the Registrar
Janet Barras, Registrar
Jennifer Oglesby, Transfer Evaluator
Karen Raines, Records Assistant
Kay Waddell, Records Assistant
Lambdin Hall, Rm. 126
& verify degree completion
We are also responsible for:
permission to students to take classes at another college on a temporary basis.
students who have been absent from Gordon for more than 1 semester (not summer)
Assist students using
to pay for expenses
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
Create 4 digit code in Banner Web
Share code with anyone who needs access to your info
Advise code holder that GSC will ask for code before discussing records
Code is valid until changed or revoked in writing in the Registrar's Office
FERPA Identifier Code:
Register for classes
View Financial Aid Status
View Student Account
Register Parking Permits
View Final Grades
Apply for Graduation
About Your Class Schedule:
You can make changes to your schedule until
4:00 pm on August 11.
Fall Registration closes at 4 pm on August 11. The schedule you have at this time is final.
After August 11, if you cannot complete a class,
withdraw from it in the Registrar's Office by Oct. 2 (midterm)
to avoid a grade penalty.
Withdrawls after midterm give you a final grade of
WF- withdrawn failing.
Check the website & catalog for more information on Student Petitions for hardship withdrawal.
New Students are advised by the
Student Success Center
(through the 1st month of the semester)
Academic Advisors are assigned around the
4th week of the semester
(based upon major)
Make any necessary schedule changes before August 11 at 4:00 pm
Pay for your classes (including financial aid) by
Classes will be removed for your schedule if you don't attend by August 17.
If needed, withdraw from any courses
"My Gordon" Tab
"Final Exam Schedule"
What do to before classes begin:
Review GSC website
Check your GSC email regularly
Familiarize yourself with Banner Web
Stop by Lambdin 126 if you need help!
Bridging the gap between the cost and what you can afford to pay. *
*Financial Aid is not intended to cover expenses in full.
Over $150 billion is awarded each year!
Where Do I Start?
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!
Add Gordon's school
You have to apply EVERY Year!
I've been selected for verification.
Check Banner Web & Gordon Email!
Dependent/Independent Verification Worksheet
Tax Return Transcript from IRS
Proof of any untaxed income
Turn in requested documents
Used to improve accuracy of info. submitted to FAFSA.
FAO will need additional documentation
Types of Financial Aid
State Grants/ Scholarships-
Federal District Loans-
Federal Work Study-
*Independent of Financial Aid application but counts toward cost of attendance and need.
1. Federal Grants
Federal Pell Grant:
Undergraduates who haven't earned a bachelor's degree
Award determined by
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)- result from FAFSA
Max award: 5815
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):
Undergraduates who are Pell eligible
Awarded students with a
Very Limited Funds
DO NOT HAVE TO BE PAID BACK!
2. State Grants & Scholarships
Georgia Hope Scholarship:
GA resident with 3.00 at graduation from high school
Covers a % of tuition only
Will not pay for learning support classes
3.0 GPA at each tier (30, 60, 90) and each Spring.
3. Federal Direct Loans
Federal Direct Loans:
Funds are borrowed from U.S. Department of Education
Must enroll at least
6 credit hours
Must accept Terms & Conditions in Banner Web
Loan fee deducted
Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN) & Entrance Counseling @
4. Subsidized Direct Loans
Interest paid by U.S. DOE while you are in school
Annual Loan Limits
Juniors & Seniors (Bachelor Degree Program): $5,500
*Must accept all subsidized loans before accepting the unsubsidized loan
Accept loans in Banner Web:
Accept terms & conditions
Accept the loan
Only accept what you need!
Parent Plus Loan
you may pay
while you are in school.
Annual Loan Limits
$2,000 (all classifications)
Freshman/Sophomores add. $6,000
Juniors & Seniors add. $7,000
For parents of dependent students.
Has fixed interest.
Credit history is checked.
Parents begin repayment 60 days after 1st disbursement.
Students enrolled at least 6 credit hours
Parent must sign Master Promissory Note (MPN)
Parent must complete entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov
Parent applies for Parent Plus loan at www.studentloans.gov
This is a parent loan &
be applied for in the parent's name!
Plan & Borrow Responsibly!
Especially if attending Summer Semester!
Awards are split between 2 terms.
Pell eligible student who attend full-time Fall & Spring will NOT have Pell for Summer Semester.
Plan Accordingly & Save a Portion!
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Schools are required by U.S. Department of Ed. to establish minimum standards to measure students' progress, in both quality & quantity.
67% completion rate
Entire academic history
Dropping classes will affect completion rate.
Checked at the end of each semester a student is enrolled.
Gordon State Email
Check out the FAQ & "How to"
on the GSC Financial Aid webpage!
Lambdin Hall, 2nd Floor
Call Center: 678-359-5990
Ensures student confidentiality
Student Information cannot be shared with
others without permission
FERPA code can be created to authorize access
View your schedule
Check your grades
View your finances
Check your notifications
Explore the campus map
Stay up to date with news and events
My Gordon Mobile
Watch Your Gordon email for information about your academic advisor!
Welcome to Gordon!
We are here to help YOU succeed!
Keep an eye out for a list of workshops the Student Success Center will be providing this fall.
Tips for Test Taking
Tips for Public Speaking
These workshops are free to students and designed to help you thrive academically!
Our Gordon First mentoring program may be for you!
Academic Referral Program
Designed to help you be successful this semester
What is it?
If you receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org make sure to reply so you can receive the support you need to be successful!