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New Student Orientation

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Chris Barry

on 29 April 2015

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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 Achievement: 30 credits or more
Certificates of Completion: fewer than 30 credits
Certificate of Personal Development 8 credits of vocational studies coursework
These certificates are NOT transferable to a four-year college or university although some of the coursework may be
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!

Student Responsibilities:
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
Infrequent tests
Minimal parental involvement
Professors expect students to ask for help when needed
High School
Frequent tests
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

Student Responsibilities:
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) requires the completion of one of the career-technical programs, which include 60 semester hours (credits) minimum
Associate in Arts
Associate in Science

Associate in Arts in Teaching
Associate in Engineering Science 64
Associate in Fine Arts 62

All require at least 60 credits
All satisfy the general education requirements of a baccalaureate 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
Advanced Degrees
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!”
Behavioral expectations:

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).
Regular Spring Semester
Tuition due date Tues., Nov. 27, 2012
Classes begin Jan. 12

Last day for tuition refund Jan. 17

Last day to add classes Jan. 18
Last date for W grade May 3
MOD III Semester
Tuition due dateTues., Nov. 27, 2012
Classes begin Jan. 12
Last day for tuition refund Jan. 15
Last day to add classes Jan. 16
Last date for W grade Feb. 22

Short Semester
Tuition due dateTues., Nov. 27, 2012
Classes begin Feb. 9
Last day for tuition refund Feb. 13
Last day to add classes Feb. 14
Last date for W grade May 3

MOD IV Semester
Tuition due date Tues., Feb. 26, 2013
Classes begin March 18
Last day for tuition refund March 20
Last day to add classes March 21
Last day for W grade May 3
Requirements to Graduate
LLCC Publications
Class Scheduling
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)
Value of
Social + Intellectual + Financial
What you do between

Will determine the value of your degree!
Orientation &
Strategy & Theory
Context Based Learning
Experiential Learning
(Kolb, 1984)
(Alavi, 2005; McMillan et al., 2007)
Write your responses on the post-its
then place them on the wall
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
Smart Start

Study Skills
Time Management
Reading & Questioning
Taking Effective Notes
Memory & Test Taking Strategies
Associate Degree
= 60 Credits

at least
2.0 GPA
How long will it take?
Does an

Associate Degree= 2 years?
Only IF:
Full-time = 5 classes per semester
No Developmental Courses =
Scored high on ACT or placement test
Developmental Coursework
+ 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:
May 20 for Summer 2013
July 1st for Fall 2013
1. Have Financial Aid in place
2. Set up FACTS 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 full-time (12-15 credits) enrollment.

If you are enrolled in less than 12 credits, you will get less aid
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