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NSO Fall 2014
Transcript of NSO Fall 2014
New Student Orientation
Becoming a Successful Wright College Student
Policies, Rules, Regulations and Satisfactory Academic Progress
Becoming a Successful Student at Wright College
Policies, Rules, Regulations, and Satisfactory Academic Progress
Tools for College Success
Tools for College Success
Admissions and Registration Checklist
Presents the complete steps for admission and registration.
Guides you through the process as you move forward from Orientation.
The SuccessNavigator™ link can be found by going to http://successnavigator.ets.org
The SuccessNavigator™ takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. All information gathered from this study will remain confidential.
You will not be able to access your placement test results without completing this assessment.
Foundational Studies Level II
Foundational Studies Level I
Accurate placement ensures student success and completion/graduation.
Validation: Writing and Reading - 1 year
Math - 1 year, but can be
retaken after three months.
Incoming college students may have to take the FREE placement tests.
Tests are given in Math, Reading, and Writing.
Allow at least one hour per test.
These tests are important; don't rush through.
The tests are first-come, first-served, so
there's no need to sign up.
Come prepared. You should bring:
a photo ID
a pen or pencil
a calculator (not a graphing calculator)
Take the placement exams seriously.
Accurate class placement will save you time and money. Here is an example:
Mr. Brown went grocery shopping to buy meat for his annual office picnic. He bought 7/34 pounds of hamburger, 17.85 pounds of chicken, and 6/12 pounds of steak. How many pounds of meat did Mr. Brown buy?
1. You will take the Placement Test in three subjects: ___________,
___________, and ___________.
2. The Placement Test may take at least ________ hours to complete.
3. You are required to bring a __________ and a _______________ in order to take the Placement Test.
Attend a Writing Prep Workshop
Math Center (S305)
Tutoring Center (A245)
Wright in Your Corner (S100)
Use online resources:
Wright College website
Budgeting Your Time
are classes you must complete before taking a higher level course. You must have the proper prerequisites completed and
verified before registering.
Taking classes in their respective
is important to your success. Subject content builds,
so taking the prerequisite course lays the foundation for the courses that follow.
Prerequisites, Sequence, and
You Have Class Options!
ACT (American College Testing)
webCAPE (World Language Placement Test)
Only students who intend to enroll in Spanish or French courses
and have prior knowledge
of the language should take the webCAPE.
Students can take the webCAPE online at their own convenience.
Advisors will use the results to place students in the appropriate level and to help them plan remaining courses while at CCC.
Budgeting Your Cost
What are your payment options?
Financial Aid Nelnet Payment Plan
Cash / Check Credit Card
Scholarships Third-Party Payment
How can you buy
Akademos/Textbookx: Wright College's new Virtual Bookstore.
Compare online options wisely.
Take advantage of bookswaps.
The U-PASS provides full-time students unlimited rides on any CTA bus or train during an academic term. The U-PASS is a privilege so handle it carefully.
Review Chapter One:
1. Why should the placement tests be taken seriously?
2. What are learning community classes?
3. How many courses/credit hours are recommended for a student working full time?
What should you do in the NSO?
Follow along with the Notebook (corresponding page numbers are listed in the lower right corner of the presentation).
Ask questions when necessary.
What will the NSO cover?
Educational programs and plans at Wright.
Support services for students.
Policies regarding registration and classes.
Tools needed to make academic and career-related decisions.
Gateway Advising & Transfer Center
Transfer Success Program
Step 1: Choose your transfer pathway.
Take a free career assessment using FOCUS-2. Meet with your advisor. Attend a Transfer Major Workshop.
Step 2: Choose your transfer school.
Search college websites, meet with college representatives, attend college fairs.
Step 3: Prepare to transfer.
Meet with your advisor each semester to determine eligibility for graduation and transferability of coursework. Check with destination school for deadlines and transfer process.
"Begin with the end in mind."
- Steven Covey
Transfer Credit Evaluation
All transfer students must submit all official college/university transcript to the Records Office in Room A129.
Make an appointment with a college advisor in Room A120 to request an evaluation of your transcript. A formal transfer credit evaluation will be done by a transfer credit evaluator
only upon request.
Evaluation of foreign credentials requires a separate process. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to review the process.
Additional Student Support Services
Student Services - Admissions and Testing (Room L131)
Disability Access Center (Room L135)
The Wellness Center (Room S106)
Veterans Support and Referral Services (Room S132)
Coordination with Financial Aid/Certifying Official for GI Educational Benefits
Request military transcripts for college credit
Referrals for community services (employment, counseling, VA benefits, unemployment benefits)
Help with deployment issues impacting college program
Student Support Services
Math Lab (Room S305)
Student Support Services
Wright in Your Corner (Room S100)
Career Planning and Placement Center (Room S128)
The City Colleges of Chicago course catalog gives requirements for the degree and certificate programs offered at all seven City Colleges.
The catalog gives course descriptions of all classes offered at the City Colleges, including Wright College.
General information on admissions, student services, and the academic calendar can be found in this book.
You can view the college catalog at www.ccc.edu/menu/Pages/Academic-Catalog.aspx
Planning for Success
CCC Academic Catalog
Transfer to a 4-year institution?
Pursue an occupational program to enter the workforce?
Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science (AS)
Associate in Engineering Science (AES)
Associate in Music Performance (AFA)
Associate in General Studies (AGS)
What is your program/goal at Wright College?
What plan/degree are you pursuing?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
What is your focus area?
Most degrees have a Human Diversity requirement.
Note: Not all
plans are financial
What is your transfer destination?
Review of Chapter 2
True or False:
My assigned college advisor's office is in S100.
I should draft my Education/Transfer Plan after I've been in school for at least two semesters.
Writing Center services are free.
Transferring credits in? Transferring to a 4-year school?
What classes should I take?
One Additional Course
(if prerequisites met)
How do I register for classes?
All new students must register with an advisor. Sign up for an advising session.
Financial Aid Office (Room A128)
Center for Distance Learning
Payment is due at the time of registration!
Stretch your legs!
Let's take a 10 minute break.
Student Policy Manual
All policies approved and adopted by Wright College through the City Colleges of Chicago are located in this handbook:
These policies include:
Full tuition refunds are available, minus any applicable fees, if processed during the first seven days of the start of class for the regular session (or equitable time period for special sessions) without incurring penalty.
No refund will be allowed if a student formally withdraws after the first seven days of class.
Revisions to your Study List (class schedule) should be made before the semester starts and/or prior to the class refund date. Please refer to your Study List (class schedule) for refund dates.
Sample Study List
Student Initiated Withdrawals (WTH)
- It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from courses when it becomes necessary. Failure to withdraw may result in mandatory payment of tuition/fees and/or a failing grade.
No-Show Withdrawals (NSW)
- Students who do not attend the first two class sessions of any class, or the first class of a once-a-week class, for which they have registered will be marked as "No Shows" and dropped from the class.
Administrative Withdrawals (ADW)
- Students who fail to demonstrate active pursuit of course objectives will be administratively withdrawn at midterm.
Types of Withdrawals
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
SAP is your academic status determined by your GPA and completion toward a degree.
: You must keep at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. This is a requirement for all students.
: You must successfully complete at least 67% of the courses for which you register. This is a cumulative calculation and takes into account your entire academic career.
: You must earn enough college credits to successfully complete your degree within 150% of the length of your academic program.
Again, pp. 52-55
Online Student Services:
Student Online Self-Service: my.ccc.edu
Retrieve your Student Username
before you come to registration!
Online Student Services
Once you have retrieved your username, you can use the same login and password for all our services!
____________ is an online learning tool which can be used to enhance classroom and distance learning. Students can review the syllabus for each course, access class discussion boards, and review announcements from their instructor.
____________ is the online registration system for the City Colleges of Chicago. This system can be used to register and pay for classes, check for holds and financial aid information, and view grades.
_______________ is a free account that every student currently enrolled at the City Colleges of Chicago is assigned. All email communication from the City Colleges and Wright College will be sent to this address, so students should check the CCC email account regularly.
____________ is a web-based student support tool aimed at improving student success. With ____________ students can schedule advising and tutoring appointments online and communicate with their advisors via phone, email, text, or Facebook.
Online Student Services
College Success Tips
Advice on Choosing a Major
Vocabulary for College Success
"What to Ask the Professor" Checklist
Action Items for New Students
Student Services and
Please take a moment to complete the evaluation.
Welcome to Wright College!
Visualizing Your Pathway
What would a successful Wright graduate say?
I met with my college advisor at least once a semester.
I communicated with my professors.
I completed my degree on time!
I used Student Support Services.
In order to achieve academic success
at Wright, you need to spend 2-3 hours studying for every hour spent in the classroom.
ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language)
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
AP (Advanced Placement)
ACT, webCAPE, and Wright placement test results will not be used to award credit.
25 34 (6-8 credit hours)
0 14 (15+ credit hours)
1 (3-5 credit hours)
3 4 (9-12 credit hours)
...because I took these easy steps, I stayed SAP free!
The Financial Aid Process
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify:
Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens
Students with a valid social security
Students who have earned a High
School Diploma or recognized
For males registered with Selected
For more information on your eligibility,
please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov
Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA)
Seven Steps of the FAFSA
1. Student Demographics
2. School Selection
3. Dependency Status
4. Parent Demographics
(for dependent student only)
5. Financial Information
6. Sign & Submit
Retrieving your PIN is simple and easy!
Serves as an electronic signature when completing your FAFSA
Used to gain access to sign Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling
Needed to start a Fafsa Renewal
DEPENDENT STUDENTS, your parents must also retrieve their PIN
Before registering, don't forget to stop by the financial aid office to check your status!
Interested in student loans?
Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov in order to complete the student loan application process.
The Direct Loan program offers the following types of loans:
Subsidized Loans: No interest is charged while a student is in school at least half-time, nor during grace periods, or during deferment periods.
Unsubsidized Loans: Interest is charged from the first disbursement during all periods, including while the student is enrolled, during grace periods, and deferment periods.
If you are/are not interested in taking out a loan, please log in to your student portal to "ACCEPT"
“DECLINE” the loan.
Consequences for not paying back a loan?
Loans fall into default.
Bad credit! The default will prevent you from obtaining credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages.
You will be ineligible for more federal student aid.
Income tax refunds may be intercepted.
On the Agenda!
Federal student aid including:
Federal grants - Pell Grant
State grants - MAP Grant
Direct Loans- Subsidized/Unsubsidized
Remember payment is due at the time of registration!
2013-2014 Financial Aid Deadlines
FAFSA Deadline - The earliest you can file your FAFSA is January 1st of each year. The deadline to submit the 2013-2014 FAFSA is June 30 2014.
State Financial Aid Deadline - The deadline to receive the 2013-14 State MAP Grant was March 1st 2013.
Setting up your PIN
Let's log in!
Federal Student Aid, including:
Federal grants - Pell Grant, FSEOG
State grant - MAP Grant
Direct Loans - subsidized / unsubsidized
For each Academic Year (July 1 - June 30),
a new FAFSA must be completed.
2014-2015 Financial Aid Deadline:
The earliest you can file your FAFSA is January 1st of each year. The deadline to submit the 2014-2015 FAFSA is June 30, 2015.
Writing Center (Room L213)
Remember payment is due upon registration!
(pp 6-11 in NSO Notebook)
FS Math I $267.00
FS Math II $267.00
Math 99 $445.00
& 3 semesters
Students' rights and responsibilities
Appeal procedure for grading
Sample Schedule Grid
POH: Professor’s Office Hours
Balancing Your Course Load
Now, remember to:
Meet with a Financial Aid advisor before you register for classes.
Collect your New Student Orientation Completion Receipt before you leave today. It is needed to take the placement tests.
Please join us for a campus tour immediately following the NSO.
Interested in Work Study?
Please speak to Career Planning and Placement located in S-130.
Make sure to indicate on your FAFSA your interest in work study.
Refer to the NSO Notebook for specific score placement.
UIC Guaranteed Admissions Transfer Program (GAT)
DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP)
NEIU Middle School Math & Science Teacher Program (MSTQE)
Illinois Institute of Technology
(IL Tech) Presidential Scholarship
Lewis University Aviation Academy
Smith College and Mt. Holyoke
Signature Partnership Programs
WC: Writing Center
SG: Study Group
Read the Student Policy Manual.
Academic and Transfer Advisement
Scholarship and Internship Information
Graduation Review and Application Process
4-year college or university
Placement Tests: The Basics
*Any SAP Warning/Hold may limit your access to financial aid and registration.
Save time and money.
2 classes paired together
contains course requirements, including prerequisites. A new schedule of credit courses is printed each semester. See our
website for a copy of the complete schedule.
One course/3-5 credit hours
Spotlight on Wright's
Attend events and workshops!
Relax and network socially with peers!
Host a student-sponsored event or activity!
English and math tutoring
Academic and Career Coaching
Wright in Your Corner
Professors (adjunct professors w/Master’s, and Ph.D)
Professional Tutors (Bachelor's, Master’s, and Ph.D level)
Student Tutors (CCC students w/ 4.0 GPA and teacher recommendation)
Certified by the National Tutoring Association, Fall 2012
Tutoring across subjects
One -on- one (limited during peak times)
Small groups (come with your classmates!)
Pre-semester prep sessions: “What to Expect:” Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math and more!
COMPASS Math Preparation, Math 99, and more!
Did you know?
Wright College students are eligible for free tutoring
at any CCC campus! Just bring your student ID!
The Tutoring Center
Tutoring Center: A245
Fri, 9am-3pm; Sat 10am-4pm
Math Center: S305
Fri, 8am-2:30pm, Sat 8:30am-2:30pm
FS Math/Math 99/MOD
Gen-Ed and Upper Level Math
Level Up/Gear Up and COMPASS PREP
Tutoring Center Need to Know
pen or pencil
Advising Mission Statement
Academic advising services are a shared responsibility between college advisors and faculty at Wright College. Advisors and students engage in individualized, collaborative relationships that mentor, support and empower students to develop and achieve their academic and career goals.
Foundational Studies Level II
Foundational Studies Level I
College Level Math (Select based on your major)
Fall 2014 Schedule
First day of class Mon, August 25
Labor Day Mon, Sept 1
Midterm Wed, October 22
Last day for WTH Mon, Nov. 17
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 27-28
Classes end Sat, Dec 13
College Success Seminar Course
This course helps develop and reinforce the skills, abilities, and behaviors that promote academic and personal success.
Community and Connections
Join us for Convocation Fall 2014
Monday, September 8 11:00 a.m.
Your road to success begins now!
When classes start, don't forget to:
* check your student CCC email
* make an appointment with your assigned advisor to confirm your Education/Transfer Plan
You are required to answer the questions thoroughly and to the best of your ability. If you rush through the questions and/or place the same answer for all the questions, your assessment will be rendered invalid and not available for course placement.