One Way Another Way EDUCATIONAL PLANNING SESSION 2010-2011 College Readiness Workshop (CRW) Why Plan? Stay on track with your educational goals Save time Save money Students with a plan are more likely to be successful in college Students with a plan are more likely to stay in college Education Plans… Help prepare you to see your advisor Advising Expectations Prepare an education plan Monitor, track and revise your education plan Guideline for registering for future terms– register one term at a time…but be aware… Classes fill Instructor availability varies You may change your mind Intended to start you thinking about the educational planning process. You can change your plan later! What do I do if I am undecided on a major? Take classes in a major that might interest you Talk with an Academic Advisor about the major(s) you are considering Talk to people in the career that you are considering Take the Career Information System (CIS) assessment Get job experience, even if you have to volunteer Take career planning or personal growth classes Meet with a Counselor each term After I decided on a major… Declare your major Submit a “Major Change Form” to Admissions Obtain a Graduation Worksheet Use this checklist as you complete your degree Submit to admissions when applying for graduation Seek Academic Advising regularly Advisors are available to assist you with correct class selection, scheduling, and graduation preparation Save time and money, meet often! Differences Between Degrees Transferable Degrees Associate of Arts (AAOT) Associate of Science (AS) Non-Transferable Degrees Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Associate of General Studies (AGS) Certificate Accelerated Training LBCC Degrees and Certificates, Pg 23 LBCC Catalog Turn to Pg 177 of the 10-11 LBCC Catalog Credits & Course Numbers Credit Hours Part-time 6-8 credits Decimal and below 100 level classes 9-11 Full-time Three-quarter time Understanding Course Numbers 100 level classes Usually transfer to a four-year institution* Considered freshman level courses 12+ credits Over 20 credits requires a counselor’s approval Generally will not transfer to a fouryear institution* 200 level classes Generally, you must take at least 6 credits to qualify for financial aid Usually transfer to a four-year institution* One credit hour = approximately one hour in class per week Considered sophomore level courses *Check with your advisor and the school you plan to transfer CPT Results Last, First Name Student ID Number Date of Birth Major Code --------------------- Course Placements -------------------Description Subject Course Test Date STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE READING INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA INTRODUCTION TO WRITING STUDY SKILLS RD 090 MTH 060 WR 115 CG 100 01-JUN-2009 01-JUN-2009 01-JUN-2009 01-JUN-2009 ------------------ Placement Test Results -----------------Description Test Date Scaled Score CPT Arithmetic CPT Elem Algebra CPT Reading CPT Sentence 01-JUN-2009 01-JUN-2009 01-JUN-2009 01-JUN-2009 97.00 28.00 68.00 87.00 Did you have a waiver for testing? If so, you will have Course Placements under “SOATEST Test Results” College Placement Test (CPT) What if I want to re-test? Contact the Assessment Center Fee: $5 (per test) 30% of students score higher upon a re-test Pay at Admissions/ Registration before your appointment Other options may be available See a Counselor, Career Center, Takena Hall You can retest at any campus Albany Campus 541-917-4781 Benton Center 541-757-8944 x5101 Lebanon 541-259-5801 Sweet Home 541-367-6901 Step 1 Choose the reason that most closely describes why you are attending LBCC: Transfer to a four-year college/university Career Technical degree or certificate (Administrative Professional, Automotive Technology, Welding, etc. Complete application requirements for a specific Career Technical program (pre Nursing, Veterinary Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, etc.) Other Step 2 Identify what degree or certificate you are seeking: Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) –Transfer within the Oregon University System Associate of Science (AS) – Oregon State University (OSU) Direct Transfer Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Career-Technical (Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, etc.) Certificate – Career-Technical (Phlebotomy, Machine Tool Technology, etc.) Associate of General Studies Step 3 To print a graduation worksheet for your degree or certificate: Go to http://www.linnbenton.edu/ Under the heading “Getting Started,” click Advising. In the left column, click Graduation Worksheet. Select this year. Click on the certificate or degree that you are intending to complete Print the graduation worksheet and keep it in your notebook so that you can discuss the requirements with your advisor. Look up your advisor and their contact information Step 4 Based on your Computerized Placement Test (CPT) scores and the degree you are seeking, what classes in reading, writing, and mathematics are recommended for you? Reading: _____ Writing: _____ Example: Reading: RD 90 Math: _____ Writing: WR 115 Math: MTH 65 Using information from the course catalog and your CPT scores, what writing and mathematics courses do you need to complete your degree or certificate? Writing: __50__, __90_, __95_, _115_, _121_ Math: __20_, __60_, __65_, __95_, _111_ Reading: __70__, __80__, __90__, _115_, _120_ Study Skills: _CG100_, _CG111_ Step 5 TWO-TERM ED PLAN Quarter: Fall Year: 2010 Class Math 60 Credits 4 Class Writing 95 Credits 3 Class HD100 Credits 1 Class Credits Class Credits Quarter: Winter Year: 2010 Class Math 65 Credits 4 Class Writing 115 Credits 3 Class Credits Class Credits Class Credits Instructions: This exercise is to assist you in the development of your education plan. In the first box, write the classes that you will register for this term. Use the Schedule of Classes, Course Catalog, and Graduation Worksheet to complete this exercise. IMPORTANT: This sheet is a planning tool and it does not register you for classes. If you are undecided… Choose the AGS or AAOT degree for general education requirements or AS degree if you want to attend OSU. www.linnbenton.edu Look up Schedule of Classes Learn how to read the Schedule Log into SIS account You will log into your SIS account tomorrow to register for your classes during the registration session. Your Homework Assignment for Tomorrow! 1) Two Term Educational Plan Plan out the specific courses you want to take over the next two terms. 2) Ready to Register! Make sure to write down the course CRN’s, days and times so that you are ready to register for classes tomorrow! Four Square Share is your timeline for 3) What achieving your educational goal? ASSIGNMENT Think about a timeline now that you have started your Two-Term Education Plan. Complete square 3 of the Four Square Share. WHAT ROOM ARE YOU MEETING IN TOMORROW?