Presentation on theme: "NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS)"— Presentation transcript:
1 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) WELCOME TOSANTA ANA COLLEGE
2 What do I need to know? How many classes should I take? Putting a class schedule together:What do I need to know?How many classes should I take?When can I take classes?How long will it take me to finish college?You will need Class schedule & placement test scores2
3 How many classes should I take? It depends on:Your academic goal (i.e. certificate, AA, transferring)Recommendations made by DSPS facultyHow your disability impacts your academic successCommitment, time, and ability to access resourcesIf you work…Consider enrolling in…30 hrs. a week3-6 unit(typically 1-2 classes)20 hrs. a week6-9 units (typically 2-3 classes)15-20 hrs. a week9-12 units (typically 3-4 classes)3
4 When can I take classes? Mornings, afternoon or evening Weekends On-line Some meet only once – beginning of semester - Some meet once a monthTVMost classes are:Mon./Wed., Tues./Thurs.,Fri/Sat. or meet once a week4
5 HOW LONG will it take to finish college? It depends on:Your goal or degree objectiveAre attending full-time or part-timeHow much you workIn general, if you wish to completetwo years of college (60 units) in: 2 years - take an average of 15 units each semester 3 years - take an average of 10 units each semester5
7 Weekly Study Requirement... Part-time students7 Units = 7 hrs. of classStudying = 14 hrs.Working = 40 hours (full-time)Total = 61 hoursFull-time students12 Units = 12 hrs. of classStudying = hrs.Working = 20 hrs. (part-time)Total = 56 – 60 hoursThis is the general recommendation made by counselors at the college. If you are a student with a disability you may need to study three times more…7
9 What are my educational options? Vocational CertificateMajor courses only (i.e. Art, Human Development, Welding, Business Application, etc…..)Associate DegreeGeneral education courses + major courses + electives= minimum of 60 unitsTransfer to UniversityDiscuss with DSPS faculty and set up appt. with Academic Counselor.
11 How does college work? We will cover: (Very Important!) Academic calendar & first day/weekAdding & dropping classesFinancial aid & booksTuition & paymentRegistering for classes next semesterReview academic year16- week semester with a finals weekHighlight START and END dates of semester11
12 Academic Calendar 2012-2013 Fall 2012 Aug. 27, 2012 Instruction Begins Sept. 7, Last date to add a class with instructor’s add codeSept. 9, Last day to drop full-term classes without “W” grade and with enrollment fee refundSept. 11, Last date to file pass/no pass for full semesterNov. 18, Last Day to Drop with “W”Dec 10-16, 2012 Final Exams WeekReview academic year16- week semester with a finals weekHighlight START and END dates of semester
13 If you have priority registration you can add classes on that day Adding a classIf you have priority registrationyou can add classes on that dayand any day there after.If a class is full you can:Add your self to the wait list on web advisor.Attend the first day of class, bring an add slip and hope the instructor can add you.
14 “F” Grade Dropping a class It’s your RESPONSIBILITY to make sure you drop the class!Ways to drop a class:In person at admissionOn-lineLast day to drop with a “W”November 18th, 2012Note: You do not need instructor’s signature to drop a course“F” Grade
15 IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY BE SURE TO CONTACT YOUR INSTRUCTOR AHEAD OF TIME SO YOU ARE NOT DROPPED FROM ROLL SHEET
16 Wait listYou can only add your name to the wait list through Web advisorMake sure you check your regularly. An will be sent to you if you have been added to the class.
17 How can you contact your instructor? Before the first day of class, you can call the department (i.e. Math and Science, English).Once you attend class, instructors will have their contact information in their syllabus.
20 Math & Science Textbooks What is the cost of books?$ X 4 CLASSES = $240.00$ X 4 CLASSES = $320.00Math & Science Textbooks$100 to $175 each
21 Where can I get my books?Books are usually available 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester Don Bookstore: Johnson Center (U-126) (714)You can go to and follow the steps to check what books you need:Click on “bookstore”Then “buy”“Agree” and browse for your booksOnline:Amazon.comCheapbooks.com, etc.
22 Important things to consider… Plan ahead!Search and buy books earlyRequest accommodations early (i.e. Interpreter, Braille, Kurzweil, RFBD, etc.)
24 College Tuition and Fees Regular Students (Per Semester)Enrollment $46 per unitHealth Fees $18 per semesterStudent Services Fees $7.50 (optional)Parking Fees $30 per semester$20 if you are qualified for fee waiver.Part-time student (6 units) $276Full-time student (12-15 units) $552 - $690Note: All fees and tuition are subject to changes based on State Legislator or Community College Governing Board.
25 There is no plan for partial payment and no exceptions to this policy. Fees/Payment Policy (Payment & ID cards: Cashiers Office, Admissions Building)Fees must be paid within 72 hours of registering for courses or you will be dropped for non-payment.There is no plan for partial payment and no exceptions to this policy.
26 Who can apply for Financial Aid? Students must be legal U.S. residents to apply for Financial AidUndocumented students or students on foreign visas are not eligible for federal or state Financial Aid programs.For state aid (BOG), there may be some exceptions. See a DSPS staff member after the orientation for additional information26
27 Financial Aid FEDERAL Fafsa (www.fafsa.ed.gov) Grants Loans Work Study STATEBOG fee waiverPRIVATEScholarships(packets are usually available sometime late January in the scholarship office S-201)Grants – Money you typically do NOT have to pay back.But if you drop below a “C” average OR withdraw from more than 50% of your classes, you may be required to pay back some of your grant money.Scholarships – SAC and outside scholarships (Tuan will cover scholarships in more depth)Loans – have to pay it back
28 Other Sources of Assistance to Pay for College EOPS Book VoucherBuy a Book Society-$100 scholarship for FEP and honors studentsTeacher Ed. and MESA Textbook Loan ProgramsASG “Work for Your Book” ProgramRolling Scholarships – Esp. AB540 Students
29 Disabled Student Programs & Services DSP&SDisabled Student Programs & ServicesHow we support you in your success…………………
30 DSPS Accommodations and Services Note takingExtended time on examsAlternate media (JAWS, Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speak, etc.)Interpreters/real time captioningPriority registrationBraille/enlargementEtc……
31 Remember………. Request your accommodation letter(s) early. Meet with your DSPS specialist at least twice per semester to discuss your academic progress and update your Student Educational Contract (SEC)
33 What resources and programs are available for me at SAC? HandoutsActivity: “A Map to Success”
34 Department of Rehabilitation What you should know…………..
35 Educational PlanMake sure you meet with an academic counselor (Administration Building – S) to develop an educational plan for DOR.Only take classes listed in Ed Plan. DOR will not pay for anything elseKeep in touch with DOR on a regular basis regarding your progress – they are there for your success!!!
36 Books & SuppliesBefore you request any books or supplies you must provide a copy of your grades to DOR counselor.Do no spend money and then ask DOR to reimburse you, they will not. You must have your counselor’s approval before you buy!Keep your receipt!Provide DOR with an ISBN number for the books you need.
37 What other services does your IPE include? Maintenance and Transportation?Traveling to/from school: your car, bus?One round trip each day you go to class.Or a monthly bus pass (disabled discount).Counseling and Guidance?Your counselor is there to assist you in choices you make about your future career. Use them to assist you!
38 How do you qualify for discounted bus pass? If you have a red, white, and blue Medicaid card. ORA Braille Institute ID card. ORA reduced fair bus pass (this can be obtained by having a face-to-face meeting with OCTA)
39 Where can I purchase my bus pass? Cashiers Office S