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1 CLARK COLLEGE Welcomes new Running Start students

2 RUNNING START HANDBOOK You can access the RS handbook & college catalog online by going to the RS website Bring photo ID & the signed copy of RS agreement when you turn in your forecast form

3 DEADLINES Contact us in advance if there is a problem, or if you move or change high schools Running Start Student Handbook lists approximate dates for

4 CLARK COLLEGE CATALOG catalog online Select catalog link Catalog provides all course descriptions Su, F, W, Sp designations/quarter offerings Catalog is subject to changes and edits

5 RUNNING START OFFICE Help with advising & class information Furnish transfer & degree information Explain policies & procedures Suggest campus resources Answer questions Located in Gaiser Hall, room 216

6 THE STUDENT Meets deadlines Reads and understands the catalog and handbook Seeks help from instructors and Running Start advisor Pays any fees before deadline THE HIGH SCHOOL Explains equivalencies to meet high school graduation requirements Explains core pattern requirements for university entrance Completes forecast form with student THE COLLEGE Tests student Provides Clark College advising/registration assistance Sends grades to high school WHOS RESPONSIBLE?

7 PARENTS SHOULD KNOW They do not have access to student records This is a college and is an adult environment No special allowances are made because of the students age Instructors arent required to monitor attendance Parents should NOT contact faculty

8 REVIEW STEP ONE: forecast STEP TWO : register online STEP THREE: pay fees

9 See high school counselor to obtain & complete a forecast form for Spring Item numbers should start with 6 or 7 Forecast forms (signed by counselor) due at Clark no later than Wednesday, February 10 by 4:00p.m. Photo ID is required Dont wait until deadline Running Start Office, Gaiser Hall, room 216 Columbia Tech Center, Feb. 9 and 10, 1 to 5p.m. STEP 1: FORECASTING

10 New spring students register online beginning March 5. Maximum 15 credits first quarter You may not get your first choice of class or time Have a back-up plan and enroll in classes that are open STEP 2: REGISTRATION

11 ONLINE REGISTRATION Starting at 5:30a.m. on March 5 Registration PIN = Most students will use the D.O.B first quarter Example: = Reg. PIN Reg. PIN # will be verified when you turn in your forecast form-they may vary If system is busy, continue to try Registration issues? Running Start employees will be available at 7a.m. to answer questions

12 STEP 3: FEES Running Start pays for your tuition, not fees or textbooks. Class fees and textbooks are the students responsibility Check your Student Schedule to determine fees Pay fees at Cashier Office or online before the deadline $6.75 per credit charge plus class fees

13 FEE WAIVER A student will be considered eligible for a fee waiver if the student is qualified to receive free or reduced- price lunch at their high school The student must bring documentation to the Running Start Office before the first day of the quarter to receive a fee waiver for that quarter Not all fees can be waived

14 Photo ID is required when requesting a PIN number or a SID number We cannot disclose PIN numbers or SID numbers over the phone or by SID (student ID #) Global Pin Registration Pin (assigned quarterly) PIN NUMBERS

15 Start cautiously - read course description Courses must be numbered 100 or higher & sign is not an error, but indicates a course which has a common course number at all WA community colleges Note fees, labs & conferences Note prerequisites (AP scores?) Take foreign language test Courses at WSUV (CCW), CTC or online (ARR) High school semester vs. Clark Quarter CHOOSING CLASSES

16 New prerequisites for: PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101 Must have a Reading score of 85 or 2.0 Clark GPA PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

17 SUMMER QUARTER Not covered by RS; you pay tuition, books & fees You are responsible for sending summer grades to your high school

18 KEEP IN MIND: TRAVEL TIME PARKING CTC AND CCW LOCATIONS TRANSPORTATION

19 ELIGIBLE FOR MATH ONLY? Refer to Math descriptions in handbook Choose Math class based on your major Courses with Math prerequisites include some (but not all): Chemistry, Engineering, Physics Not Art, not PE, etc Can retest on Writing & Reading

20 THE FACULTY PERSPECTIVE Paul Casillas, Garrett Gregor Math professors

21 CLASS HOURS A class hour is normally 50 minutes long Classes begin on the hour and end at 10 minutes to the hour 9:00 - 9:50 am

22 HOW MUCH TIME IS IT? For every hour spent in class a student should spend two hours outside of class studying, doing research, writing papers, etc. For example: A student taking 12 credits will usually spend 12 hours in class per week and should allow about 24 additional hours each week for homework.

23 CREDIT RATIO: 5 COLLEGE CREDITS = 1 H.S. CREDIT 4 = = = = 0.2 You will substitute Clark classes for classes at your high school, approved by your high school counselor Content requirements may vary

24 TYPES OF DEGREES See degree info on web page Applied/ technical-professional Vocational training/job ready Not considered a transfer degree AA or AS - transfer Transfer agreement Freshman and sophomore level CLARK COLLEGE

25 10 credits Communications (Writing) 2 credits Health 1 credit PE 5 credits college-level math 15 credits Humanities 15 credits Social Science 15 credits Science 27 credits Electives TOTAL 90 CREDITS AA DEGREE

26 Should schedule first quarter classes based on HS requirements Make an appointment to meet with a RS advisor no earlier than after your first quarter Should apply to more than one university Should prepare for their specific major Should still take the ACT or SAT test Generally will have to declare a major within one quarter at the university Generally will be expected to complete a Bachelors Degree in two more years A.A. DEGREE STUDENTS

27 HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Pharmacy Tech Nursing (RN) Dental Hygiene Phlebotomy EMT Medical Radiography

28 DEGREES & CERTIFICATES… Register for a career exploration class Talk with faculty & advisors about programs you might be interested in Visit the Career Center to get the latest information about careers Talk with employers about what kind of skills & education they want you to have WHAT IF IM NOT SURE?

29 CAREER CENTER MULTI-MEDIA RESOURCES VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT CAREER RESEARCH & EXPLORATION CAREER COUNSELING

30 NOT FOR STUDENTS FRESHMEN/SOPH FULL SIZED FACULTY STAFF $$$$$$$ TICKET FS PARKING

31 SECURITY CAMPUS ESCORT CAMPUS SAFETY CRIME PREVENTION CRIME REPORTS MOTORIST ASSISTANCE PARKING & TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CLARK ID CARDS/BUS PASS

32 Purchase Clark Student ID card ($3 per quarter) at Bookstore Optional: Pay additional $12 per quarter for bus pass Have photo taken at Security C-TRAN BUS PASS

33 FITNESS CENTER $15 PER QUARTER FOR STUDENTS WITH ASCC CARD WEIGHTS MACHINES TRAINER

34 Prescriptions Exams & information Relaxation room Referrals Drug & alcohol counseling Mental health Immunizations HEALTH SERVICES

35 LOW COST X-RAYS & EXAMS TEETH CLEANING TEETH WHITENING SEALANTS SILVER & TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS DENTAL CLINIC

36 LIBRARY Connected to the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library Quiet & group study resource-sharing VANCOUVER CAMAS PORTLAND Outside book drops

37 BOOKSTORE GAISER HALL PURCHASE BOOKS, EDUCATIONAL PRICING ON SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FAXING SERVICES ID CARD/BUS PASSES/FITNESS CENTER STAMPS / SHIPPING RENTAL PROGRAM ON SELECT BOOKS

38 Need help paying for books? Qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch? Get proof from H.S. Funding is limited and disbursed on a first come, first serve basis, each quarter Out of funds for spring quarter BOOK ASSISTANCE

39 GAISER HALL BAKERY CAFETERIA DINING ROOM ESPRESSO CART IN FOSTER HALL FOOD SERVICE

40 Provide accommodations to students with disabilities Documentation required; start the process NOW Call A.S.A.P TTY DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

41 STRUGGLING? See Running Start Advisor immediately! Talk to instructor Seek tutoring Drop class(s) by using a Change of Registration form and take to Registration Office College deadlines are listed in the class schedule If you dont withdraw from the course, your GPA will suffer. Probation/Suspension policy: page 13 in handbook

42 Located in Hawkins Hall, room 102 Math/Science assistance English assistance Most classes Online tutoring Free service TUTORING

43 WRITING CENTER Free tutoring to assist with all forms of writing Computers available for student use Reference books (360) Located in Hawkins Hall, room 102

44 Appropriate use only! Library has biggest computer lab Scarpelli Hall and some other buildings have labs Clark Student ID card required COMPUTER LABS

45 KIOSKS Quarterly class schedule Your schedule Your grades Unofficial transcripts Kiosks are located in Gaiser Hall and several other buildings

46 Catalog Quarterly Schedule on web Kiosk Info (grades, transcripts) Bookstore Info Schedule Planner Web Registration WEB PAGE

47 INCLEMENT WEATHER Go to or call firstwww.clark.edu The college notifies radio and TV stations The college web site and switchboard are the best source of accurate information on school delays and closures. Use Classes Today link on website to check for daily cancellations

48 Note: Most school vacations DO NOT match up with Clarks Winter and Spring breaks Look at college calendar on page 4 of the Running Start Handbook-on the Running Start website VACATIONS & BREAKS

49 DO read everything we mail DO contact us if you move DO pay attention to announcements at your high school DO ask for help from instructors or me DO complete a change form if you stop attending a class or you will get an F DO read the syllabus DO all of the homework DO take college seriously DONT have your parent call to ask a question! DONT wait for the schedule to be mailed – use the web page DONT miss the deadline DONT forget to drop classes by the deadline DONT plagiarize DONT overload yourself with too many credits DONT overcommit DOS AND DONTS

50 CLARK/WSU VANCOUVER PARTNERSHIP RS students can take CLARK courses located on the WSUV campus Location abbreviation is CCW Co-Admission agreement Pay for parking

51 Opened Fall 2009 Will offer courses that meet high school graduation requirements Location abbreviation is CTC Parking is free COLUMBIA TECH CENTER

52 CAMPUS TOUR OPTIONAL TOURS OF CAMPUS ARE AVAILABLE SIGN-UP AT END OF EVENING YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY OR PHONE

53 Classes begin on Monday, April 5 Plan around your high school classes SPRING QUARTER 2010

54 REVIEW STEP ONE: forecast STEP TWO: register online STEP THREE: pay any fees

55 See your high school counselor to get a forecast form Select Spring 2010 Forecast Deadline-Please turn in your form prior to the deadline Wednesday, February 10 by 4:00 p.m.


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