Presentation on theme: "The Keys to Academic John Jay!"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Keys to Academic Success @ John Jay! Presented by:The Academic Advisement CenterReminder: Welcome, we hope everything is going really well for you this term. Your coming to today’s Session is an important step towards establishing and maintaining your academic success. INTRODUCE OURSELVES. We’re here to support you throughout your time at John Jay…
2 College ResourcesTutoring ServicesDegree Works (access through CUNY Portal)Counseling CenterFirst Year ExperienceJ STOPFinancial Aid
3 Good Academic Standing Students who fall below the minimum overall GPA listed above are placed on academic probation.Credits AttemptedOverall GPA0 - 12At least a 1.5At least a 1.7525+At least a 2.0
5 Incompletes - INCThis grade indicates that the objectives of a course have not been completed for good reasons and there is reasonable expectation that the student can, in fact, successfully complete the requirementsA grade of INC does not impact a student’s GPAStudents should not register again for the course in which the INC grade was received while it is still outstandingIt is the student’s responsibility to contact the professor who awarded the INC to make arrangements to fulfill course requirementsINC designation will be replaced by grade earned once requirements are completed5
6 Incompletes - INCStudents have until the last day of classes at the end of the following semester to fulfill most outstanding coursework. However, if they need to make up a final exam they must submit an application by the deadline listed in the Academic Calendar and take the test on the designated date.Note: The application deadline and make up exam date occur very early in the term!If unfinished work is not completed by the deadline, the INC grade turns into an F.6
7 F Grade Policy - #FStudents can retake a course that was previously failed (F or WU) and if a grade of C- or better is obtained the original F or WU will remain on transcript but will no longer be calculated into their overall GPA.#F will appear on transcript once F policy has been applied to courseEach student is allowed a total of 16 academic credits in F Policy for their entire CUNY careerThis policy does NOT apply if a student retakes a failed John Jay course at another college7
8 Official Withdrawal (W) A W is given when a course is dropped prior to the 10th week of classesA W does not impact a student’s GPA, but appears permanently on transcriptThe official withdrawal period for Fall 2009 ends Thursday, November 5, 2009 – This information is also available on John Jay’s Academic CalendarStudents must go to ONE STOP or the Registrar’s Office to complete an Application for Resignation (withdrawal form). It is wise to consult with an academic advisor as well! A signature from an advisor will be needed for total withdrawals only.Since a W may impact financial aid, students should consult the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course
9 WA GradeAssigned when a student fails to comply with the Proof of Immunization Policy of the College. The grade is not computed in the grade point average. WA grades may affect student eligibility for financial aid.WN GradeAssigned by the instructor when a student is registered for a course but fails to attend. The grade is computed as a failure (0.0) in the grade point average.
10 Unofficial Withdrawal (WU) WU is given when a student has stopped attending class before the 10th week of the semester without submitting an official Application for Resignation form to the Registrar’s Office or ONE STOPWU is calculated in GPA as an F. Therefore, never simply stop attending a course without submitting the official form!May result in adjustment of student’s financial aid.10
11 Repeat - RAn R may be given in courses designed as developmental and remedial:EAP coursesENGW100MAT100MAT103COM101, COM102SPE101Students earn no credit for an R and it is not computed in the GPAStudents who receive an R must repeat the course in the very next semester of attendanceTwo Rs for the same course may result in dismissal11
12 Grade Point Average - GPA LETTER GRADEPOINT VALUEA4.0A-3.7B+3.3B3.0B-2.7C+2.3C2.0C-1.7D+1.3D1.0D-0.7F0.012
13 GPA CalculationA GPA is calculated by dividing the total value of grades by the total number of credits.Determine an individual course’s total value by multiplying its credits by the numerical value of the letter grade you received (see previous slide).EXAMPLECredits Grades Value Total ValueENG101 3 BMAT108 3 ASPE113 3 CETH125 3 A39.9 divided by 12 = 3.3 semester GPA
14 Graduation Requirements Pass all CUNY reading, writing & math skills assessment exams (or be exempt)If exams are not passed, students must take and pass any appropriate developmental courses and re-take examsComplete all required courses in:General EdMajorElectivesMinor (if you choose to have one)Pass the CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE)Can be taken any time after students complete 45 credits, are Basic Skills Certified & have a 2.0 overall GPAStudents are given 3 opportunities to pass the CPEComplete all required credits:minimum 60 for AS degreesminimum 120 for BA & BS degreesMaintain 2.00 overall GPASome departments also require that students maintain a GPA of 2.0 within their majorClear all Financial Accounts with the college
15 Tips for SuccessBe honest with yourself about the demands of your various commitments (school, work, family, etc.) and plan accordinglyAttend class regularly and actively participateCommunicate with your professorsImproves understanding of course content and clarifies expectations of assignmentsLets you know exactly how you’re doing in classHelps you feel more comfortable asking questions when confusedListen closely in class and take notes that highlight major points (not every word!)When reading for class, don’t try to memorize everything; focus on key issues and conceptsAddress any difficulties early so they don’t grow into big problemsIf you’re having difficulty, ask for help (professors, advisors, tutors, counseling department, etc.)Be aware of academic deadlinesDon’t just stop attending class!!!Learn from your mistakes and move forward!!One Final Tip….
16 Use Your John Jay E-Mail Account All students are given access to a free John Jay accountThis account allows you to:Communicate easily with professors and all John Jay departmentsReceive timely and important information about academic deadlines, financial aid, course registration, class room changes, etc.Print from student computer labsAccess campus-wide wireless internet
17 Thank you for attending!! Come Visit Us:Academic Advisement CenterWestport Bldg. Room 008ORAdvising Satellite OfficeNorth Hall. Room 1119Us at:
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