8Success in College College requires hard work and dedication (It can get stressful and overwhelming.. )
9MAKING A COLLEGE TRANSITION You are choosing to be here!YOU manage your own time and scheduleSuccess requires developing new skills and attitudesInstructors are your partners in learning
10Value of a college education IntrinsicPersonal growthSelf-confidenceNew ideasNew peopleExtrinsicMore career opportunitiesHigher paying jobQuality of lifeJob security
11CREATING A PLAN Life/ Career Job search Educational (Undecided about your life path?)See CounselingJob search(Need to polish your resume or practice interviewing?)See Career ServicesEducational(Not sure which classes fit with your degree?)See Academic Advisement
12Counselor or advisor? Counselor Academic Advisor Helps you decide on a major & career pathProvides career & personal counselingGuides in career explorationEmpowers you to overcome obstacles to your successAcademic AdvisorHelps you create an educational plan & goalsGuides in course, certificate, and/or degree selectionsInforms about institutional policies, procedures, programs, and resourcesAssists in the transfer process
13Taking charge of your success Make ConnectionsInstructorsStudentsCampus ResourcesDevelop Success SkillsIndependent LearningStudy SkillsTime Management
14Enhancing your success Study Time FormulaFor best results, the recommended hours of study time are 2-3 hours per credit per week:2𝑥 ______(𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑠)= _____ ℎ𝑟𝑠/𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘 3𝑥 ______(𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑠)= _____ ℎ𝑟𝑠/𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘**2𝑥 (12 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑠)= 24 ℎ𝑟𝑠/𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘
15Priority classes for your success Below 100-levelReadingMathEnglishCPD150 - Strategies for College SuccessDevelop study skillsMaster your timeSupercharge your motivationImprove memoryBoost your success* Transfers to most colleges and universitiesSuccessful College ExperienceCollege ResourcesCareer & Educational PlanningSocial IntegrationStudy Skills Development
16Programs & areas of study Associate DegreesAA: Associate in ArtsABUS: Associate in BusinessAS: Associate in ScienceAAS: Associate in Applied ScienceAGS: Associate in General Studies+ MOREOccupational CertificatesPersonal Interest Classes** Refer to General Catalog & Student Handbook for full list
17See an academic advisor for more information! Transfer pathwaysGCC makes it easy to transfer to a college or university. Maricopa has special transfer partnerships with over 40 institutions!MAPP, Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program: Benefits of assured acceptance, seamless transfer, and frozen ASU tuition rate that will not increase while studying at GCCConnect2NAU: Admittance to NAU while attending GCC with ability to finish BA degree online, in Flagstaff, or in the Phoenix areaUniversity of Arizona Transfer Partnership Agreement: Academic credits transfer to UofA program of choiceSee an academic advisor for more information!
19Paying for college There are many ways to pay for your education: Pay in fullPayment plan - make monthly paymentsFinancial AidGrants - $ you don’t need to pay backLoans - $ you pay back after graduationWork Study - work on campus while going to schoolScholarships - ‘gift’ money; academic and/or need basedMilitary benefits* See your bookmark for Financial Aid Information Sessions
20Tech Talk!Did you know?Tech support is available 24/7!
21Student e-mail provided through Google Your is yourYour password is your MEID passwordAll official college will be sent to your student account. Forward your student to your personal account to avoid missing important communication!
22ONLINE resources General Catalog & Student Handbook GCC Home Page All you need to know about being a student at GCC!GCC Home PageMy.maricopa.edumy.maricopa.edu
23My.maricopa.edu Register for classes/ Change schedule Check grades Obtain transcriptsMake a paymentView Financial AidAccess+ MORE
24Student centerEnter your MEID/ password to access
26Technology resources Maximizing Technology in Your Education High Tech Centers (1 & 2)John F. Prince Library & Media CenterComputer accessInstructional SupportResearch assistance & guidesBooks & Media
27My Places There are plenty of resources for you to utilize on campus (Let us be there for you throughout your journey!)
29DEPARTMENTS & services Testing ServicesCourse placement in Reading, English & MathProgram specific testsPhoto ID requiredStudy guidesOne re-test after 24 hoursAdditional re-test after 3 monthsScores valid for 2 yearswww2.gccaz.edu/testing
30DEPARTMENTS & services Student ResourcesInternational Education CenterVeterans Services CenterMulticultural AffairsDisability ServicesTest accommodationsNote-taking assistanceAssistive technologySign language interpretersSupport for minority communityEnrollment assistanceHoop of Learning for Native AmericansFAFSA assistanceSupport for international studentsImmigration advisementStudent exchange programsStudy abroad‘One-stop’ service for veteransFull academic supportFinancial benefit requests
31DEPARTMENTS & services Counseling & Career ServicesCounselingCareer ServicesCareer & personal counselingSelf-assessmentsCareer explorationCounseling & Personal Development class (CPD150)Develop resumePractice interviewingCareer workshopsOn-campus employer recruitmentJob search assistance
32DEPARTMENTS & services TutoringCenter for Learning – CL BuildingFREE tutoring, study skills, computer lab, & non-credit ESL classesThe Math Solution – MA BuildingFREE drop-in tutoring for math studentsThe Writing Center– HT-2FREE in-person or online writing critiqueDepartmental TutoringAsk your instructor for more information
35Non-Discrimination Policy: ENVIRONMENTWe are dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and educationally productive environment for students, employees and visitorsNon-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)
36FACULTY EXPECTATIONS Follow class syllabus and instructor’s directions What is a syllabus?Complete class assignments/exams on timeSome faculty do not permit make-ups or accept late assignmentsEngage in the learning processShow up prepared and ready to workFollow the attendance policy for each classBe respectful during class
37YOUR RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES It’s up to YOU to know YOUR student rights & responsibilities!The General Catalog & Student Handbook has all the details!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)
43There is a place for EVERYONE at Glendale Community College diversityThere is a place for EVERYONE at Glendale Community College
44Key dates & events www.gccaz.edu DATES TO REMEMBER Quick LinksCalendarsDATES TO REMEMBEROpen Registration: ___________Financial Aid FAFSA Assistance: February 22-23
45GCC STUDENTS EXCEL! High Student Satisfaction Community Partnerships National & International RecognitionCompetitive athletic programs
46GCC STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Get Involved!Join a ClubFind study groupsGo to Gauchos games+ MORE!Clubs/ Extracurricular activitieswww2.gccaz.edu/clubs-organizationsCalendar of Events
47ATHLETICS Competitive team sports Sports & Activities Gaucho Games Contact the Athletic Department for tryout informationSports & ActivitiesSee Fitness & Wellness for available classesBasketball, Tennis, Golf, etc…Gaucho GamesFree admission with student ID!
50BREATHEEASYMaricopa BreatheEasy is a healthy-living initiative sponsored by the Maricopa Community CollegesEffective 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.
51GCC recyclesRecycling 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
52Campus resources Public Safety Campuses patrolled 24/7 Emergency situationsSuspicious activityEscorts to vehiclesCarpoolLost & Foundwww2.gccaz.edu/public-safety
53ALERTUS Emergency Alert System EvacuationLockdownShelter in PlaceAll ClearALERTUS allows Public Safety or Administration to send emergency notifications directly to desktopsEmergency beacons – yellow boxes on walls – provide visual and audio notifications in case of campus emergency
56Before your first day.. Get your Books Check or bring a copy of your class schedule to the GCC Bookstore to find the correct textbooks and any required supporting materialsPurchase your textbooks early to avoid lines and to find discounted used books or order onlineMake sure you’re buying the correct edition!Rentals availableSAVE YOUR RECEIPTS!Keep in plastic for full refund!
57Before your first day.. Plan for Parking Arrive early – Parking can be an issue!South Lot fills first – You can find additional parking spaces in the North LotBe sure to park in the Student Lots ONLY (outlined in WHITE)Employee and Visitor are not Student LotsNo parking permits needed for studentsAvoid parking by carpooling or taking the busVIOLATION = Real ticket!Pulling through or backing into angled spots is a violation!
58Campus resourcesFoodChartwells Palms Cafe: cafeteria-style dining located in the Student UnionGrounds for Thought: gourmet coffee bar located in the Student UnionThe Green Bean: coffee bar, featuring Starbucks coffee, located in the Life Sciences Building lobbyVending machines: stocked with cold drinks and snacks can be found inside the Student Union and outside many buildingsHeat up your food in a microwave inside the Student Union!
59Before your first day..You must pay for your classes: In full, Financial Aid, or start a payment planKnow the “due date” & refund policyVisit 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 classIf you don’t already have one, obtain an ID in the Enrollment CenterShow up on you first day to avoid being dropped – REMEMBER – No late registration!
60Financial aid Anne Hatcher Where’s my money? Is it too late to apply? GPA requirement2/3 completionFAFSA workshop
61last but not least… This is a start of an awesome journey. Congratulations!This is a start of an awesome journey.Get excited about being a College Student!You have completed your New Student Orientation!Please join us for a brief Campus Tour