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New Student Welcome to: Orientation. AGENDA Discover what it takes to be successful in college Navigate campus technology Recognize student Rights & Responsibilities.

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1 New Student Welcome to: Orientation

2 AGENDA Discover what it takes to be successful in college Navigate campus technology Recognize student Rights & Responsibilities Prepare for the 1st day Tour the campus

3 Use your bookmark to write down important dates and information!

4 INTRO TO COLLEGE Are you feeling nervous about starting college? VS.

5 GCC Founded in 1965 One Maricopa – 10 Colleges 2 nd Largest ~ 34,000 students/ year Home of the Gauchos

6 Do you know what a Gaucho is?

7 Neighbor Introductions

8 Success in College requires hard work and dedication (It can get stressful and overwhelming.. ) College

9 MAKING A COLLEGE TRANSITION You are choosing to be here! YOU manage your own time and schedule Success requires developing new skills and attitudes Instructors are your partners in learning

10 VALUE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION Intrinsic Personal growth Self-confidence New ideas New people Extrinsic More career opportunities Higher paying job Quality of life Job security

11 CREATING A PLAN Life/ Career (Undecided about your life path?) See Counseling Job search (Need to polish your resume or practice interviewing?) See Career Services Educational (Not sure which classes fit with your degree?) See Academic Advisement

12 COUNSELOR OR ADVISOR? Academic Advisor Helps you create an educational plan & goals Guides in course, certificate, and/or degree selections Informs about institutional policies, procedures, programs, and resources Assists in the transfer process Counselor Helps you decide on a major & career path Provides career & personal counseling Guides in career exploration Empowers you to overcome obstacles to your success

13 TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR SUCCESS Make Connections Instructors Students Campus Resources Develop Success Skills Independent Learning Study Skills Time Management

14 ENHANCING YOUR SUCCESS Study Time Formula For best results, the recommended hours of study time are 2-3 hours per credit per week:

15 PRIORITY CLASSES FOR YOUR SUCCESS Below 100-level Reading Math English CPD150 - Strategies for College Success Develop study skills Master your time Supercharge your motivation Improve memory Boost your success * Transfers to most colleges and universities Successful College Experience College Resources Career & Educational Planning Social Integration Study Skills Development

16 PROGRAMS & AREAS OF STUDY Associate Degrees AA: Associate in Arts ABUS: Associate in Business AS: Associate in Science AAS: Associate in Applied Science AGS: Associate in General Studies + MORE Occupational Certificates Personal Interest Classes ** Refer to General Catalog & Student Handbook for full listRefer to General Catalog & Student Handbook for full list

17 TRANSFER PATHWAYS GCC makes it easy to transfer to a college or university. Maricopa has special transfer partnerships with over 40 institutions! MAPP, Maricopa-ASU Pathway ProgramMAPP, Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program: Benefits of assured acceptance, seamless transfer, and frozen ASU tuition rate that will not increase while studying at GCC Connect2NAUConnect2NAU: Admittance to NAU while attending GCC with ability to finish BA degree online, in Flagstaff, or in the Phoenix area University of Arizona Transfer Partnership AgreementUniversity of Arizona Transfer Partnership Agreement: Academic credits transfer to UofA program of choice See an academic advisor for more information!


19 PAYING FOR COLLEGE * See your bookmark for Financial Aid Information Sessions There are many ways to pay for your education: Pay in full Payment plan - make monthly payments Financial Aid Grants - $ you dont need to pay back Loans - $ you pay back after graduation Work Study - work on campus while going to school Scholarships - gift money; academic and/or need based Military benefits

20 Tech Talk! Did you know? Tech support is available 24/7!

21 Student provided through Google Your is your Your password is your MEID password All official college will be sent to your student e- mail account. Forward your student to your personal account to avoid missing important communication!

22 ONLINE RESOURCES General Catalog & Student Handbook All you need to know about being a student at GCC! GCC Home Page

23 MY.MARICOPA.EDU Register for classes/ Change schedule Check grades Obtain transcripts Make a payment View Financial Aid Access + MORE

24 STUDENT CENTER Enter your MEID/ password to access

25 CANVAS Enter your MEID/ password to access

26 TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES Maximizing Technology in Your Education High Tech Centers (1 & 2)12John F. Prince Library & Media Center Computer access Instructional Support Research assistance & guides Books & Media

27 My Places There are plenty of resources for you to utilize on campus (Let us be there for you throughout your journey!)

28 DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES Enrollment Center Admissions & Records Add/drop classes Transcript requests Enrollment verification Personal info update Graduation petition Advisement Financial Aid/ Cashiers Academic planning Degree requirements Check sheets Course selection Transfer assistance FAFSA assistance Award inquiries Tuition payment Payment plan setup

29 DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES Testing Services Course placement in Reading, English & Math Program specific tests Photo ID required Study guides One re-test after 24 hours Additional re-test after 3 months Scores valid for 2 years

30 DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES Student Resources Support for minority community Enrollment assistance Hoop of Learning for Native Americans FAFSA assistance Multicultural Affairs International Education Center Disability Services Veterans Services Center Support for international students Immigration advisement Student exchange programs Study abroad Test accommodations Note-taking assistance Assistive technology Sign language interpreters One-stop service for veterans Full academic support Financial benefit requests

31 DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES Counseling & Career Services Counseling Career & personal counseling Self-assessments Career exploration Counseling & Personal Development class (CPD150) Career Services Develop resume Practice interviewing Career workshops On-campus employer recruitment Job search assistance

32 DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES Tutoring Center for LearningCenter for Learning – CL Building FREE tutoring, study skills, computer lab, & non-credit ESL classes The Math Solution The Math Solution – MA Building FREE drop-in tutoring for math students The Writing Center The Writing Center – HT-2 FREE in-person or online writing critique Departmental Tutoring Ask your instructor for more information

33 DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES Student Leadership Center Leadership development Student engagement Student government Student clubs & organizations & more!

34 Rights & Responsibilities

35 ENVIRONMENT We are dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and educationally productive environment for students, employees and visitors Non-Discrimination Policy: GCC will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, nor will it tolerate sexual harassment, as well as harassment and intimidation on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. (General Catalog & Student Handbook)

36 FACULTY EXPECTATIONS Follow class syllabus and instructors directions What is a syllabus? Complete class assignments/exams on time Some faculty do not permit make-ups or accept late assignments Engage in the learning process Show up prepared and ready to work Follow the attendance policy for each class Be respectful during class

37 YOUR RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES Its up to YOU to know YOUR student rights & responsibilities! The General Catalog & Student Handbook has all the details!General Catalog & Student Handbook Such as... Abuse-free Environment (pg. 330) Academic Misconduct (pg. 337) Student Conduct Code (pg. 338) Technology Resource Standard (pg. 325) Sexual Harassment Policy (pg. 312) Discrimination Complaint Procedures (pg. 314)

38 Know your neighbors!

39 GCC At-a-glance

40 THREE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS GCC Main 6000 W. Olive Avenue GCC North 5727 W. Happy Valley Road Communiversity W. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ & Hybrid/Online Classes

41 COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION Save money on tuition Benefits: Most course credits transfer to universities Excellent student services Small class sizes Student-focused


43 DIVERSITY There is a place for EVERYONE at Glendale Community College

44 KEY DATES & EVENTS Quick Links Calendars Open Registration: ___________ DATES TO REMEMBER Financial Aid FAFSA Assistance: February 22-23

45 GCC STUDENTS EXCEL! High Student Satisfaction Community Partnerships National & International Recognition Competitive athletic programs

46 GCC STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Get Involved! Join a Club Find study groups Go to Gauchos games + MORE! Clubs/ Extracurricular activities Calendar of Events

47 ATHLETICS Competitive team sports Contact the Athletic Department for tryout information Sports & Activities See Fitness & Wellness for available classesFitness & Wellness Basketball, Tennis, Golf, etc… Gaucho Games Free admission with student ID!

48 NOTABLE GAUCHOS Aaron Matos CEO/ Founder John Eaves Designer/ Illustrator Star Trek Phillippi Sparks NFL Player Alice Cooper Musician Prince Amukamara NFL Player Rachele Brooke Smith Actress/ Dancer Your Name Here

49 GCC cares..

50 BREATHE EASY Maricopa Breathe Easy is a healthy-living initiative sponsored by the Maricopa Community Colleges Effective July 1, 2012, all District property is smoke- and tobacco-free, extending the smoke free environment of our buildings to the boundaries of District property.

51 GCC RECYCLES Recycling is easy at GCC! Simply deposit recyclable materials into any of the blue recycle bins. Recycle bins are located in all classrooms and common areas

52 CAMPUS RESOURCES Campuses patrolled 24/7 Emergency situations Suspicious activity Escorts to vehicles Carpool Lost & Found Public Safety

53 ALERTUS ALERTUS allows Public Safety or Administration to send emergency notifications directly to desktops Emergency beacons – yellow boxes on walls – provide visual and audio notifications in case of campus emergency ALERTUS Emergency Alert System Evacuation Lockdown Shelter in Place All Clear

54 CAMPUS RESOURCES Fitness Center Cardio & weight equipment Credit & non-credit classes Personal training Discounted membership

55 1 st Day! (things to know)

56 BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY.. Check or bring a copy of your class schedule to the GCC Bookstore to find the correct textbooks and any required supporting materials Purchase your textbooks early to avoid lines and to find discounted used books or order online Make sure youre buying the correct edition! Rentals available SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS! Keep in plastic for full refund! Get your Books

57 BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY.. Arrive early – Parking can be an issue! South Lot fills first – You can find additional parking spaces in the North Lot Be sure to park in the Student Lots ONLY ( outlined in WHITE ) Employee and Visitor are not Student Lots No parking permits needed for students Avoid parking by carpooling or taking the bus VIOLATION = Real ticket! Plan for Parking Pulling through or backing into angled spots is a violation!

58 CAMPUS RESOURCES Chartwells Palms Cafe : cafeteria-style dining located in the Student Union Grounds for Thought : gourmet coffee bar located in the Student Union The Green Bean : coffee bar, featuring Starbucks coffee, located in the Life Sciences Building lobby Vending machines : stocked with cold drinks and snacks can be found inside the Student Union and outside many buildings Food Heat up your food in a microwave inside the Student Union!

59 BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY.. You must pay for your classes: In full, Financial Aid, or start a payment plan Know the due date & refund policy Visit the campus before the start date – find your classes! Know your class schedule – check it at least the day before classes! If you see a Class Canceled or Relocated – READ IT!!! – it may not be referring to your class If you dont already have one, obtain an ID in the Enrollment Center Show up on you first day to avoid being dropped – REMEMBER – No late registration!

60 FINANCIAL AID Anne Hatcher Wheres my money? Is it too late to apply? GPA requirement 2/3 completion FAFSA workshop

61 LAST BUT NOT LEAST… Get excited about being a College Student! This is a start of an awesome journey. CONGRATULATIONS! Please join us for a brief Campus Tour You have completed your New Student Orientation!

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