NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Welcome to Santa Ana College http://www.sac.edu Last updated 11/1/14 The Purpose of Orientation: • Review of your Placement Test Scores • Provide you with basic information about SAC & Educational Planning • Assist you with class selection and on-line registration for your first semester Student Success & Support Program (3SP) State Requirements: 1) Assessment/testing – Completed! 2) Orientation – Today 3) Abbreviated Ed. Plan – End of Presentation 4) Comprehensive Ed. Plan – Counseling Appt. Note: Must be completed before 15 units or by 3rd semester, and required to keep your priority registration! Joe Student X 1234567 1/1/15 X Business SAC Assessment Form Test Results English Your Placement Test Results Math SAC English Course Sequence English N50 (3 units) Intro. to Written Communication English N60 (3 units) Basics of Effective Writing English 061 (3 units) Introduction to Composition English 101 or 101H (4 units) Freshman Composition English 102 or 102H (3 units) Literature and Composition English 103 or 103H (4 units) Critical Thinking and Writing Student Planning Guide, Page 5 English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Class Rec’d Speech Class Rec’d Reading Class EMLS 055 (4 units) Writing, Grammar & Reading I Com. N52A (3 units) Reading N50 or N80 EMLS 107 (4 units) Writing, Grammar & Reading II Com. N52AB (3 units) Reading N80 EMLS 109 (4 units) Writing, Grammar & Reading III Com. 096, 097 (3 units) Com. N53 (3 units) Reading N90 EMLS 110 (3 units) Intro. To the Essay Com. 096, 097 (3 units) Com. N53 (3 units) Reading N90 or 102 EMLS 112 (3 units) Advanced Composition Com. N50 (3 units) Reading 102 English 101 or 101H (4 units) Freshman Composition Com. 101 (3 units) Interpersonal Com. Com. 102 (3 units) Public Speaking Reading 150 Student Planning Guide, Page 5 New Math Courses Math 083 Beginning & Intermediate Algebra for Liberal Arts & Social Science Majors Math 084 /081 Beginning & Intermediate Algebra for STEM & Business Majors Math/Science/Engineering Liberal Arts Business / Social Science New Approved Math Courses Psychology 210 Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences Math Cut Off Score Level I Cut score Level II. Cut score Math N05 Basic Math (Cont. Education Center) 0-9 Take Exam 1 0-16 Math N06 Basic Math 11-20 17-25 Math N48 Pre-Algebra 21-34 Math 060 Elementary Alg. Math 060 Elementary Alg. 35-50 Math 070 Geometry or Math 080/081 26-50 Level III Cut Score Level IV Cut Score Take Level II Exam 0-17 Take Level III Exam 0-15 Math 105/140/160 or Math 219 or Psy. 210 18-26 Math 170 Pre-Calculus 16-23 Math 150 or 160 Bus Calc or Trig 27-45 Math 180 Calculus 24-40 Reading Assessment Raw Score Adjusted Score Class CTEP (Adjusted score) Reading N80 0-12 Reading N90 13-16 Reading 102 Eligibility for English 061 Reading 150 Eligibility for English 101 Based on adjusted score only Weekly Study Requirement... Part-time students 7 Units = 7 hrs. of class Studying = 14 hrs. Working = 40 hours (full-time) Full-time students Total = 61 hours 12 Units = 12 hrs. of class Studying = 24 - 30 hrs. Working = 20 hrs. (part-time) Total = 56 – 60 hours Student Planning Guide, Page 2 How many classes should I take? If you work… Consider enrolling in… 40 hrs. a week 6 unit(typically 2 classes) 30 hrs. a week 9 units (typically 3 classes) 20 hrs. a week 12 units (typically 4 classes) 5-15 hrs. a week 14-16 units (4 or more classes) Note: The majority of A.A/G.E./Transfer courses are 3 units. Full-time student .......... take at least 12 units Athletic eligibility .......... take at least 12 units Student Planning Guide, Page 3 What’s your goal at @ SAC? 1) Transfer to University Would like to attend a 4-year institution such as a UC, CSU or Private and earn a B.A. or B.S. You can obtain an A.A./A.S./A.A.-T or A.S.-T while getting units toward transfer, 2-4 years Examples: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, etc… 2) Associates Degree Earn an A.A. or A.S by graduating from a community college. Not planning to transfer at this time, timeline: 2-4 years Examples: Fire Technology, RN Nursing, Speech Pathology Assistant, etc… 3) Technical Certificates A series of special major courses, all related to a particular occupational skill. Timeline: 1-2 semesters Examples: Medical Assistant, Welding, Entrepreneurship, etc… Student Planning Guide, Pages 2-3 What General Ed. plan is best for me? PLAN A - Associate Degree Only (60 Units Total, 25-27 GE Units) PLAN B - AA Degree & Transfer to the CSU (60-70 Units Total, 42-46 GE Units) PLAN C - AA Degree & Transfer to the UC or CSU & Some Private Univ.’s (60-70 Units Total, 36-45 Units) Student Planning Guide, Page 3 & Page 8-13 Vocational Certificate • A series of special major courses, all related to a particular occupational skill. • Can be helpful in obtaining or upgrading employment Requirements: MAJOR COURSES ONLY Total Units: (Varies) Min. 12 units Examples: Business Applications, Electronics, Auto Tech, CIS Associate Degree • Usually referred to as AA or AS (Assoc. of Arts or Sciences) • Offered by community colleges Requirements: Major Courses + General Education Courses Plan A (24 units) + Elective Courses Total Units: Min. 60 units Examples: Business Admin., Liberal Arts, Nursing, Paralegal Student Planning Guide, Page 8 Associate in Arts/Science For Transfer (AA-T & AS-T) • Designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree Benefits: – Guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system university – Priority admission consideration to local CSU campus in same cases – Slight GPA bump of .1 GPA for admission purposes for certain CSU’s Transfer Programs • Lead to TRANSFER to a UNIVERSITY (UC / CSU / Private / Out-of-State) • Classes count toward completion of a Bachelor’s Degree Requirements: Major Courses + General Education Courses Plan B or C (36-46 units) + Elective Courses Total Units: 60-70 units Examples: Engineering, Teacher Education, Business Admin. Student Planning Guide, Page 10-11 & 12-13 Student Planning Guide Page 16 Certificate Info. AA/AS Info. AA-T/AS-T Info. Courses for Your First Semester @ SAC • Courses that improve basic skills English / ESL, Math, Reading & Study Skills • Counseling classes • General education classes • Intro. classes in a career/area of interest • Courses of personal interest to you Did you place into MATH 060 in the level II math test ? Would you like to complete two MATH courses in one semester? MATH 083 (6 units) Elementary & Intermediate Algebra for Liberal Arts Majors – M/W 8:00 am – 11:10 am – M/W 1:15 pm – 4:25 pm MATH 084 (6 units) Elementary and Intermediate Algebra for Math, Science and Business majors – M/W 7:30 am – 10:40 am – Tu/Th 11:30 am – 2:40 pm – Tu/Th 6:00 pm – 9:10 pm Freshman Experience Program (Fresh X Program) • Paired Classes • Coordinated workload • College Success and Career Planning Help • Close Connection with College Instructors Typical Format of Most Fresh X courses: English Course + Counseling Course Math Course + Counseling Course Puente Program • Paired Classes (English 061+ Cnsl. 107) • Writing support • Academic Counseling and Mentoring U-Link Program (English 101 & Math 81 Eligible) • Transfer Program to UC, CSU, and Privates Univ. • Guaranteed Admission to UC Irvine from SAC • UCI library Privileges & Faculty Presentations • Service Learning (100 hrs. fieldwork) To put a class schedule together: You need to know: • When to take classes… • How many classes to take… • What classes to take… • How to schedule your classes… Also need Your test scores & the class schedule Freshman Experience: U-LINK Sample Plan COURSE TITLE & UNITS Section # TIME DAY INSTRUCTOR ROOM Music 103 3 61889 9:30 – 10:55 AM T TH Sanchez, G. N-114 Counseling 107 3 59461 12:45 – 3:55 PM W Staff A-130 NUMBER English Math MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 1. Pick up Fresh X cohort sheet from a Counselor 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:00 Math Math 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 Music 103 FRIDAY Music 103 10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00 11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 English English 12:00-12:30 12:30-1:00 1:00-1:30 1:30-2:00 2:00-2:30 2:30-3:00 Counseling 107 2. Add an English and Math course to your schedule Sample Class Schedule COURSE TITLE & UNITS Section # TIME DAY INSTRUCTOR NUMBER Math 081 4 12:15-2:45 PM MW English N60 3 7:35 – 9:35 AM TTH Reading N90A 3 8:00 – 9:25 AM MW Art 100 3 11:00 -12:25 PM TTH 8:00-8:30 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Reading English N60 Reading English N60 8:30-9:00 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00 11:00-11:30 Art 100 Art 100 11:30-12:00 12:00-12:30 12:30-1:00 1:00-1:30 1:30-2:00 2:00-2:30 2:30-3:00 Math 081 Math 081 FRIDAY ROOM College Information How does college work? Academic Calendar 2014-2015 Spring 2015 February 9 Instruction Begins February 22 Last day to add and/or to drop full-term classes without “W” grade with enrollment fee refund for full semester. May 10 Last Day to Drop with “W” for full semester. June 7 Instruction Ends Adding a full class Option 1: WAIT LIST Note: There is no wait list option for students during the Early Registration process. Option 2: ADD CODE Dropping a class It’s your RESPONSIBILITY Drop your course on-line (Web Advisor) Last day to drop: • without a “W” – Feb. 22nd • with a “W” – May 10th “F” Grade Note: You do not need instructor’s signature to drop a course How much will it cost to attend SAC? College Tuition and Fees • CA Resident Students (Per Semester) Enrollment Health Fees Student Services Fees Parking Fees $46 per unit $19 per semester $7.50 (optional) $30 per semester $20 if you are qualified for fee waiver. Part-time student (6 units) $276 Full-time student (12-15 units) $552 - $690 • AB540 Students Same as above if your CA residency paperwork has been processed. • International & Out of State $220 per unit plus all the above enrollment fees. Note: All fees and tuition are subject to changes based on State Legislator or Community College Governing Board. Student Planning Guide, Page 14 Other Costs? BOOKS ! $60.00 X 4 CLASSES = $240.00 $80.00 X 4 CLASSES = $320.00 Math & Science Textbooks $100 to $175 each Financial Aid Basics • It consists of grants, work study, and loans. • To apply, you must complete the FAFSA. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Who can apply for Financial Aid? • Students must be U.S. citizen or legalresidents to apply for FAFSA. • AB540 (undocumented) students are only eligible for state financial aid: AB540 Fee Waiver – Paper App. @ SAC’s Financial Aid California Dream Act – Apply @ www.CalDreamAct.org Student Planning Guide, Page 15 Financial Aid Free Gift Aid: – BOGW – Grants • Federal • State • Institutional/Private – Scholarships • Institutional • Private Self-Help Aid: – Loans • Federal • Private – Work Study • Federal • Institutional Apply for the: FAFSA & Cal Grants Other Sources of Assistance to Pay for College • EOPS Book Services • Buy a Book Society -$100 scholarship for FEP and honors students • Teacher Ed. and MESA Textbook Loan Programs • Outreach Lending Library • ASG “Work for Your Book” Program • Rolling Scholarships – Esp. AB540 Students Fees/Payment Policy (Payment & ID cards: Cashiers Office, Admissions Building) Payment Deadline: Returning Students & New Students: Fees must be paid within 3 calendar days of registering for courses or you will be dropped for non-payment. Payment Options: Online: WWW.SAC.EDU In Person: Cashier’s Office S-104 or By Mail: SAC Address There is no plan for partial payment and no exceptions to this policy. Questions? Call 714-564-6965. Student Support Services • Adelante • Center for Teacher Education • Counseling (Academic & Career) • EOPS • Freshmen Experience • Honors Program • Math Center • Learning Center (Tutorial Services) • Success Center • Reading Center • Tutorial Center • Writing Center • MESA Program • Career/Service Learning Center • Puente • Disable Student Programs & Services (DSPS) • SSSP • University Transfer Center • U-LINK • Health Center • Psychological Services • Veteran’s Resource Center Registration Steps Click Here Click Here User Name Example: JB15482 (Initials + 5 digits) Password: Rocky01 (Birthday) Steps to Change Password New Password: Part Number + Part Letter Example: Rocky01 Click Student CLICK HERE to begin registering for your classes Pay your fees & tuition Grades Class Schedule Transcripts View your financial aid award Term – Spring 2015 Location – Santa Ana College Select Subject & Course Number LEAVE Bottom Fields Blank! Click Submit 1. Click to select course 2. Click submit after you select your course 1. Select Register 2. Click Submit Joe Student 1234567 1/1/15 X Business X N60 102 081 CMST 102 CNSL 116 Spring 15 X Fall 15 Art 100 Earth Sc 110 Econ 120 English N60 Reading 102 Art 100 CNSL 116 3 3 3 3 English 061 Math 084 Bus. 150 3 6 4 Bus. 150 Make sure you & the counselor sign the Ed. Plan! 12 13 Next Steps: 1) Register for class – January for new students 2) Pay for classes – 3 days deadline! 3) Apply for financial aid AB540 Fee Waiver – Paper App. @ SAC’s Financial Aid California Dream Act – Apply @ www.CalDreamAct.org 4) Comprehensive Ed. Plan Options: • Attend a Ed. Planning Workshop • Take a Counseling class w/ Ed. Planning • Make a counseling appointment QUESTIONS?