Welcome to Eastern Kentucky University Corbin Campus

Welcome to
Eastern Kentucky University
EKU Now! Presentation
Spring 2011
In Your Folder….
 Calendar with Important Dates
 Steps for Online Registration
 Steps to Withdraw/Drop a class
 Bookstore Hours and Dates
 Bookstore Book Buyback/Refund Policies
 Map of the Campus
 Transcript Request Form
 Mid-term Release Form
What is EKU Now!?
A scholarship program designed
for high school juniors and
seniors which provides the
opportunity to enroll in courses
at EKU for dual credit.
Benefits of EKU Now!
• Studies have shown that students who
participate in dual credit programs:
• Are better prepared for college-level work
• Tend to enroll full-time in college after high school
• Complete their college work more quickly and
• Are able to save thousands of dollars in tuition
What will EKU Now! Students receive?
Qualifying Juniors:
One free class per semester (fall and spring)
Qualifying Seniors:
One free class per semester (fall and spring)
Second class per semester (fall and spring)
ACT 24 and above – free
ACT 21-23 – one half in-state tuition*
*$828.00/2 =$414 per three hour class
Perks for EKU Now! Students
 A waived application fee (a $30 value)
 A waived transcript fee per semester (an $8 value)
 Classes are transferable to other universities
accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
 Free access to over 1,500 EKU library databases,
including full text articles online to assist in course
work and over 700 full-text local and regional
 Free email access through the EKU computer
network. Check your e-mail daily!
 Free tutoring services at EKU campuses
Presidential Scholarship Opportunity
• EKU Now! Students who meet specific criteria will
be awarded an EKU Presidential Scholarship
which provides half tuition and is renewable for up
to eight semesters. In order to qualify you must:
• Meet all EKU Now! qualifications
• Have earned at least 9 credit hours at EKU
• Earn a cumulative EKU GPA of at least a 3.0
• No D’s, F’s or repeated courses
• Have a final high school GPA of at least a 3.0
• Have a composite ACT score of at least 23 before graduating
from high school
This EKU scholarship will be awarded to qualified EKU Now!
students who enroll into EKU as first time freshmen, degree
seeking students, upon graduation of high school.
Bookstore Information
 You will be responsible for the cost of your
 Bookstore times and dates are in folder.
 Bookstore return and buyback policies are in
 Take printable student schedule to bookstore to
get your textbook.
 Do not open your textbook or remove shrink-wrap.
What is required to continue participation in EKU Now!?
• Successful completion of courses
• You are expected to maintain at least a 2.0
cumulative GPA.
• Students who earn a “D” or “F” may not continue
their participation until they have repeated the
course in which they made the “D” or “F”, earning
at least a 2.0 term GPA. Students who elect to
repeat a course should contact the Office of the
Registrar for registration assistance.
• Courses repeated by EKU Now! participants are
subject to a 50% tuition charge at the current instate rate.*
*$828.00/2 =$414 per three hour class
Important EKU/EKU Now! Policies
Late fees will apply to EKU Now! students.
This includes “Late Registration Fees”.
You ARE responsible for the cost of
textbooks, any associated course fees.
 You ARE responsible for Parking Passes
(Richmond campus only).
 FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
is in effect - regardless of age.
Once a person is admitted as a student to a
college or university, regardless of age,
FERPA rights revert from parent to student.
This means information can only be
communicated to the student.
Important EKU/EKU Now! Policies
Students enrolled in EKU for Fall need
not complete a second application for
Spring. Only one application is required
per academic year.
Juniors will need to reapply for their
senior year.
Use It or Lose It!
• First day of class – ATTENDANCE REQUIRED!
• If you do not attend the first day of class, the
instructor can drop you from the class for nonattendance. This policy also applies to online
• Students who know they will be absent should
contact their instructor or the academic department
office PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS to explain
their absence and request that the instructor NOT
drop them from the class.
Withdrawing From or
Dropping a Class
 If you have to quit coming to class, you must WITHDRAW
from or DROP your class.
 Within the first 4 weeks this must be done by the student
through EKU Direct account. After 4 weeks, consult your
instructor and submit the correct form to the EKU Now!
 Detailed directions for withdrawing from or dropping a class
is in folder.
 WARNING: If you do not withdraw or drop the class you
will receive an F, this stays on your transcript and makes
being admitted as a freshman difficult. This can also have a
negative impact on receiving financial aid as an incoming
 LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP = January 17
 LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW (without fee)=February 6
 LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW (with fee) = March 18
Academic Success
 Class Syllabus – Keep, read, and follow! An
instructor may change syllabus at any time.
 Focus – Prepare for class, complete assignments
on time, and pay attention in class (take notes,
turn off cell phones, participate, be courteous).
 Disruptive Behavior in Class – This can
prevent other students from learning. You can
face disciplinary measures from the instructor
and/or the university.
Academic Integrity
• Cheating is defined as “an act or attempted act of
deception by which a student seeks to
misrepresent that he/she has mastered
information on an academic exercise that he/she
has not mastered.”
• Cheating may occur on an exam, test, quiz,
laboratory work report, theme, out of class
assignment or any other work submitted by a
student to fulfill course requirements and
presented as solely the work of the student (this
includes facilitation of academic dishonesty).
Academic Integrity
• Plagiarism is defined as, “intentionally or
knowingly representing the words of another, as
one’s own in any academic exercise.”
• Plagiarism is CHEATING and penalties range
from simply affecting your grade to dismissal from
the University.
The Center for Academic Integrity:
Class Attendance
• Be there – Be on time! Most classes require 90%
attendance (arriving late usually counts as ½ class
absence; leaving early may count as a whole class
• Please check the course syllabus and speak to the
instructor regarding the departmental attendance
policy. It can vary by class and instructor.
• You can fail a course even if you have a passing
grade by not following the attendance policy.
• You still have to attend your EKU Now! class
while on break at your high school. Please
remember this before making vacation plans, etc…
Which classes may I take as an EKU Now! Student?
•EKU Now! Students can register for specified credit classes from
among EKU’s general education requirements. This list is
available in your folder and also on the EKU Now! website at
•Class availability will vary according to semester and location.
•Students must meet both EKU Now! requirements and the usual
course prerequisites including any additional ACT requirements.
•Please tell your advisor if you are taking or plan to take any AP
Classes with prerequisites beyond EKU Now! requirements:
 MAT 107-Minimum score of 22 needed on math portion of ACT
 MAT 108- Completion of MAT 107 with a minimum grade of “C”
or a minimum score of 22 on the math portion of the ACT
 MAT 109 – Completion of MAT 107 with a minimum grade of
“C” or a minimum score of 23 on the math portion of the ACT
 MAT 124 – Completion of MAT 109 with a minimum grade of
“C” or a minimum score of 25 on the math portion of the ACT
 CHE 111/115- Completion of MAT 107 with a minimum grade
of “C” or a minimum score of 22 or higher on math portion of
 CHE 112/116 – Completion of CHE 111/115 with a grade of “C”
or better
Grade Reports
 Midterm and Final grades are not mailed out to
students. If you complete a Mid-term grade
release and Transcript Request form, they will be
mailed or e-mailed to your high school.
 Midterm and Final grades are viewable online
through your EKU Direct account
 Midterm grades viewable March 6th
(EKU Direct/Student Service/Midterm Grades – Student Records)
 Final grades viewable May 10th
(EKU Direct/Student Records/Official Grade Report)
EKU Direct
Registration, drop/add and withdrawal
View Address, change PIN
View mid-term and final grades
View Invoices
Online class schedule
Student Email
Colonel’s Compass
Located at the bottom of the home page.
• Registering for classes
• Deadlines to add, drop
and/or withdraw from
• Registration errors
• Calendar dates
• Final exam schedule
• Enrollment
How to register for your class…
*You cannot register until JANUARY 7th.
Registering early will result in charges for
the course.*
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