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Group Advisement Session
www.saddleback.edu
Today’s Goals:
 General Education and Major courses
 Educational Opportunities
 Assessment Results
 Picking your courses for the upcoming semester
 Creating an Educational Plan (MAP)
 Having your MAP signed!!
Do You Know Your Assessment Results?
 How to use your assessment & placement
results when selecting your classes?
 How to read your assessment results?
Assessment Results
and Course Placement
 Online
Orientation
 Math Grid
 Reading
 English
Grid
Grid
English & Math Placement
 Page 6 in your student handbook
 Reading Course Sequence
 English Course Sequence
 Math Course Sequence
Reading Course Sequence
Back to assessment results
English Composition Course Sequence
Back to assessment results
Mathematics Course Sequence
Back to assessment results
What If I Disagree With My Placement?
 English:
Bring your AP Lit/Comp or Lang/Comp exam results with a
score of 3 or higher to Matriculation.
Take the Writing Sample Appeal in Matriculation.
Retest after a 1 year period.
 Math:
Bring your AP Calculus AB or BC exam results with a
score of 3 or higher to Matriculation.
Bring in your high school transcripts and fill out the High
School Math Challenge form.
Retest after a 3 month period or take a different level test.
Great classes to take your first semester
that will help you be a better prepared college
student
 Applied Psychology 140
Educational and Vocational Planning
 Applied Psychology 160
Career and Vocational Exploration
 Applied Psychology 161
Learning and Study Techniques
Sample Full Time Student Course Load
 One or Two Basic Skills Courses
Reading
Writing
Math
 One or Two GE Courses
 An Introductory Course in a Major
BALANCE
YOUR COURSES BETWEEN BASIC SKILLS,
GE, AND MAJOR PREPARATION
Courses Freshmen Take
 Anthropology 1 or 2
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Art 4 or 20
Biology 20
CTVR 3 or FA 27
Environmental Studies 23
Geography 1, 2, or 3
History 4, 5, 16, 17, or 22
 Horticulture 20
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Humanities 1, 2, or 3
Marine Science 20
Music 20, 27, or 28
Philosophy 1 or 10
Political Science 1
Sociology 1 or 15
Tools For Selecting Courses
 Schedule of Classes (Online)
Registration Info
 Student Handbook
Quick Reference
 College Catalog
Course Descriptions
Information on Majors
MAP (My Academic Plan)

MAP or My Academic Plan is a computerized academic
planning program that allows you to develop a complete
semester by semester academic plan for your specific
educational goal

MAP can be used individually or with a counselor. With
MAP you will be able to identify and select courses that
are required to complete a certificate, Associate Degree
or transfer to a University of California or California State
University campus
Tips That Lead To Success
 Attend all classes
 Take advantage of campus resources
 See a counselor Every semester
 Use your student email account
OR forward your student e-mail to another account
DROP IT! DROP IT! DROP IT!
DROP THE CLASS!
IF YOU STOP ATTENDING A COURSE,
DROP THE COURSE
IMMEDIATELY!!!!
 New time frame to drop!
 New rule on 3 repeats!
Counselors Are Here To Help!
A Tip For Success!
Make a 30 Minute
Counseling Appointment
Each Semester
What is your Major?
 What are you interested in studying?
 What subjects do you want to learn more about?
 Undecided? Psychology? Business?
 It is important to decide on a major within the first
two years
You will be taking courses within that major
What is your Educational Goal?
(Previously Academic Objective)
 Is your goal to get a Certificate?
 Do you want to get an Associate’s Degree?
 Are you interested in Transferring to get a
Bachelor’s Degree?
California State University
University of California
Private/Independent/Out of State College or
University
What Does Saddleback College Offer?
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At Saddleback College, we offer 166 different majors
where you can get :
One semester- Occupational Skills Award
1-year certificate
2-year associate degree
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Many can prepare you for further college education and
And
All can prepare you for employment
Occupational Certificates
 Certificate: Focuses on specific skills necessary
for employment
Helpful in obtaining and/or upgrading employment
 Courses: Major courses only
 Page 17 in your student handbook
 Page 45 & 46 of your catalog
 Time to complete: Varies
Associate Degrees
 Page 18 of student handbook
 60 units required
 Courses: General Education and Major
courses
 Courses numbered 1-299 count towards an
Associate degree at Saddleback College
Course Numbering
MATH 124
ART 25
CHEM 210
APSY 140
1 – 299
Saddleback College
1 – 199 California State Universities
1 – 99 University of California
Transfer: Bachelor’s Degree
Lower Division Course Work
Freshman
Sophomore
Upper Division Course Work
Junior
Senior
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
4-YEAR COLLEGE OR
UNIVERSITY
A Minimum of 120 units is required for most Bachelor’s Degrees.
60 units from SC + 60 units from the university.
Transfer: Bachelor’s Degree
 Complete your Lower Division courses at
Saddleback
Courses: General Education and Major
 What institution are you interested in transferring to?
California State University?
University of California?
Private/Independent/Out of State College or
University?
California State University

23 campuses
Page 20,21 & 24 in the Student Handbook
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60 units
Courses: General Education and Major
General Education: “Green Sheet”
Page 24 in the Student Handbook
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Courses numbered 1-199 transfer to CSU
For more information on Major courses
Saddleback Catalog
www.ASSIST.org
California State University Campuses
Bakersfield
 Chico
 Channel Islands
 Dominguez Hills
 Fresno
 Fullerton
 Hayward
 Humboldt
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Long Beach
 Los Angeles
 Maritime Academy
 Monterey Bay
 Northridge
 Pomona
 Sacramento
 San Bernardino
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San Diego
 San Francisco
 San Jose
 San Marcos
 San Luis Obispo
 Sonoma
 Stanislaus
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University of California
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10 Campuses
Page 20,22 & 25 in the Student Handbook
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60 units
Courses: General Education and Major
General Education: “Blue Sheet”
Page 25 in the Student Handbook
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Courses numbered 1-99 are UC transferable
For more information on Major courses:
Saddleback Catalog
www.ASSIST.org
University of California Campuses
 UC, Berkeley
 UC, Riverside
 UC, Davis
 UC, San Diego
 UC, Irvine
 UC, San Francisco
 UCLA
 UC, Santa Barbara
 UC, Merced
 UC, Santa Cruz
Private/Out of State Universities
 Contact the school(s) of your choice ASAP!
 Some schools let you transfer with 24-30 units
 For more information on private colleges
Visit: www.aiccu.edu
 For more information on major courses:
Saddleback Catalog
Catalog of the school you are interested in
General Education
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Associate Degree – RED
Page 18 in the Student Handbook
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Cal State University – GREEN
Page 24 in the Student Handbook
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University of California – BLUE
Page 25 in the Student Handbook
Major Courses & Preparation
Saddleback Catalog
 www.ASSIST.org
 UC and CSU Admissions Officers TIP:
The two most important things you can do to increase
your chances of being accepted, especially into
selective majors are:
1. Having the highest possible GPA.
2. Completing ALL major preparation courses.
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Majors are College Dependent!
Chico State
Business Major Prep
 ACCT 1A
 ACCT 1B
 ECON 2
 ECON 4
 MATH 9
 MATH 10
 BUS 1
San Diego State
Business Major Prep
 ACCT 1A
 ACCT 1B
 ECON 2
 ECON 4
 CIM 1 or 10
 BUS 14
 BUS 104
 MATH 3A or 11
 MATH 10
How Many Units Should I Take?
Take into account other obligations: work, family,
relationships, recreation and sleep.
 Full time = 12 units +
 Part time = 11 units  General Guidelines:
Working
Units
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40
20
10 or less
3-6
6-12
12-19
Online Orientation
You must
complete all 6
sections and
answer the 10
questions
embedded
throughout the
Online
Orientation.
Back to placement results
Thank you for attending
Group Advisement.
Have a great semester!
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