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NSO - Part 2
Transcript of NSO - Part 2
Student Success - College 110
* Things you need to think about when starting college
* Start to Finish
* MyPierce Portal & Student Email
* College Catalog & eSchedule
* Money for college
* Next steps
What to think about when starting college...
What do I want to study?
What time am I available to attend class?
How many hours a week do I work?
What regular activities do I enjoy that may impact my availability?
What is my primary goal in attending college? (motivation is key!)
How am I going to pay for college?
Degrees and Certificates
Designed to provide students practical and work-related skills
In demand jobs and some are the fastest growing fields
University Transfer Degrees
Get your first two years of college done here
Complete your General Education Requirements (GERs) to make your transfer smoothly
Adult Basic Education
Prepare students for GED and college courses
MyPierce Student Portal
1. Complete items on the checklist in your orientation folder
2. Complete orientation evaluation
3. Complete Student Intake card
4. Meet with an advisor at the Welcome Center
3. Register for classes as close to your assigned day and time
4. Pay tuition and fees by tuition deadline
5. Buy books before classes start
What is Advising?
Help you to clarify and to make a plan to achieve your educational and career* goals
Serve as an important resource who can help you transition to college life
Use COMPASS scores and/or transcripts from other colleges to determine the best courses to start with here at Pierce College
Suggest courses to take for the coming quarter
Assist with educational planning for future quarters
Provide your Registration Access Code (RAC)
Answer any additional questions you might have
* If you need assistance with choosing a career path, you can make an appointment with a Faculty Counselor Advisor.
Take the COMPASS before meeting with an advisor
Scores are good for 12 consecutive months
Completed at another college? Bring in original scores when you meet with your advisor
Review and practice - take advantage of a practice test on our Testing Center website prior to taking COMPASS assessment
Classroom (lecture) - traditional style in a classroom with professor lecturing
Lab - semi-independent that may be self-paced
Lecture/Lab - blend of two formats above
eLearning - completely online courses, flexible
Hybrid - combination of classroom and online formats
* Most courses are web-enhanced these days
Required for all new students
Learn study-skills, time management, note-taking, degree/career planning, campus resources and connect with other students
3 credit course that counts towards General Elective credits
Thank you for attending
and Good Luck at Pierce College!
Money for College
Know tuition deadlines
Confirm with funding source that funding is ready to pay tuition (Financial Aid, VA, Voc Rehab, etc)
Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)
Special funding might be available to you to assist with tuition (Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, Opportunity Grant, BFET, etc)
Start to Finish
Attend New Student Orientation
Declare a degree/certificate program of study and/or major
Complete College 110 (College Success)
Meet with your assigned advisor to understand degree requirements/register for courses
At Pierce College we support students from the beginning of a student's journey through the completion of a degree with our pledge to advise and mentor you from Start to Finish
12 or more credits is full-time
For each hour of class, you need 2-3 hours of studying per week
If you take 15 credits, that means:
Classroom time = 15 hours per week
Study/Prep time = 30-45 hours per week
Total = 45-60 hours per week
Maximum of 18 credits for summer and 22 credits for fall, winter and spring
Think about it - don't overload yourself!