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1 New and Returning Student Orientation Moving Beyond Boundaries 14/11/2015

2 2 The faculty and staff at Atlanta Technical College welcome you as the newest member of our college family! You have joined a college community that is focused on your academic and career goals, and we want to work with you to ensure your success. You are a valuable asset to the Atlanta Technical College community, and your life will be transformed by your experiences here. At the same time, this college community will also be enriched because of you. We welcome your leadership, scholarship, service, creativity and involvement. I invite you to witness the power of an education from Atlanta Technical College to become what you are meant to be! Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas President President’s Welcome 4/11/2015

3 General Information Atlanta Technical CollegeAtlanta Technical College (Atlanta Tech) was established in Atlanta Tech is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Atlanta Tech’s designated service area includes the city of Atlanta, Fulton County south of the Chattahoochee and Clayton County. Atlanta Tech’s training programs are fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Education is For Everyone Atlanta Tech offers opportunities to people 16 years or older to include: Recent high school graduates, Men and women currently in the workforce, Persons returning or entering college for the first time, and Veterans 34/11/2015

4 4 Academic Calendar The academic calendar is from: July 1- June 30 of each fiscal year The academic calendar is updated and published in the College Catalog. Visit for additional updates.academic calendar College Catalog 4/11/2015 Warranty Policy We guarantee that when you graduate you will be prepared for the career in which you were trained—if not, we’ll re-train you with FREE tuition! Please see the college catalog for more information about the warranty policy. You may also contact Ms. Sylvie Moses at college catalog Student Affairs

5 Academic Policies Grading Policy Grades are issued at the end of each semester. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses for graduation. Below are the Grade NumericalGrade Point Equivalent A B C D F /11/2015 Work Ethic A work ethics grade is also issued for each course and is designed to evaluate and encourage good work habits. You will be evaluated based on the following characteristics. ◊ Attendance ◊ Attitude ◊ Character ◊ Organizational Skills ◊ Teamwork ◊ Communication ◊ Appearance ◊ Cooperation ◊ Productivity ◊ Respect

6 Learning Support Lab The mission of Academic and Learning Support Services (ALSS) is to provide learning opportunities that will support and enhance students academically in their pursuit of technical and skill training. ALSS includes library and media services, the learning support center, as well as general education and learning support departments. The Learning Support Lab: Offers free tutoring in: 1.Learning Support: English 0090, Math 0090, and/or Reading General Education Courses 3.English, Math, and Reading for English as a Second Language (ESL ) College 1000 College Success and Survival Skills 1.A useful 2 credit hour course that covers topics such as time management, learning styles, study skills and more. 2.Required for all Learning Support students (students registering for English 0090, Math 0090, and/or Reading 0090). Seminars and Workshops Open Study Area Open Computer Lab Contact: Ronald E. Laws Dept. Chair of Learning Support and ESL Room 2118 Contact: Ronald E. Laws Dept. Chair of Learning Support and ESL Room /11/2015

7 Student Success Center The Student Success Center supports and enhances Atlanta Technical College students’ academic growth and success by providing superior academic advisement assistance, delivering outstanding supplemental learning services, and bridging students to useful external resources. Available Services: Student Success Advisors and Achievement Coaches Workshops Financial Assistance (for those who qualify) Referrals to external and internal resources 74/11/2015 Contact: Johnnie C. Sawyer, MPA Coordinator, Student Success Center (404) / Contact: Johnnie C. Sawyer, MPA Coordinator, Student Success Center (404) /

8 Student Services OPEN COMPUTER LABS Computer labs are available in Room 2118 which is open from: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm (Mon–Thurs) 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Fri 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sat and the Center for Excellence and Lifelong Learning (New Connections Building) from: 8 am – 3 pm (Mon – Thurs) 84/11/2015 LIBRARY and MEDIA SERVICES For library use, students must present a current, valid student ID in order to borrow materials. Students must also activate their IDs to use the computer and credit money to their account by using the library’s AddValue machine to print and make copies ($.10 per page). The library is a place of study for students. For this reason unattended children, radios, cell phones, or unnecessary noises are prohibited. Eating and drinking allowed only in designated area. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Library Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m. Website: Phone:

9 We encourage you to participate in student life and organizations Students who participate in these organizations gain the leadership skills that are essential for success in the workplace. Organizations include Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), SkillsUSA, and Statewide Student Leadership Council DEX, PBL and SkillsUSA offer state and national competitions as opportunities for students to demonstrate and/or enhance their skills. You may also participate in the annual Georgia Fall Leadership Conference. 4/11/20159 Student Activities

10 Early Childcare Center The Early Childcare Center provides:Early Childcare Center A safe and healthy learning environment Nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch & snack), Activities, materials, and equipment which are age and developmentally–appropriate A creative curriculum for infants, toddlers, 3 years old & Pre-kindergarten. An open door policy, which supports open communication between children, adults, the community, and the centre staff. A staff that serves children ages: 7 months – 5 years old, An environment that encourages creativity through a variety of art experiences Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. Marsha Whittle Center Coordinator /11/2015

11 Bookstore Information The bookstore is in room C2115 located in the second floor lobby of the Academic Complex across from the auditorium. New and used textbooks, supplies, related course items, academic computer supplies, Atlanta Tech paraphernalia, clothing, and other items are available for your convenience. STORE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TO ACCESS YOUR FINANCIAL AID ACCOUNT IN THE BOOKSTORE PLEASE PRESENT A VALID ATLANTA TECH I.D. OR GOVERNMENT I.D. FORMS OF PAYMENT: Visa, MasterCard, Check (with Government Issued I.D.) 114/11/2015

12 12 Special Needs Survey Students requiring accommodations must inform the Special Needs Coordinator before the service is provided. Official documentation is required. You may also click here to complete the State Enrollment System Information Form. The first section is for those individuals who may have a psychological, medical or learning disability. The second section is for those individuals who have not been able to find employment, or lost their job or who are single parents.State Enrollment System Information Form Examples of services include: Interpreters, note takers, desk adjustments, computer visual aids, special equipment. Contact: Special Needs Coordinator Ms. Sylvie Moses Contact: Special Needs Coordinator Ms. Sylvie Moses /11/2015

13 13 Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a college bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school. School officials with legitimate educational interest; Other schools to which a student is transferring; Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student; Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; Accrediting organizations; To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 4/11/2015

14 14 Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school. Learn More about FERPA at: FERPA ON LINE or type into your browser:FERPA ON LINE Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (continued) 4/11/2015

15 15 Atlanta Technical College (ATC) recognizes that because of work, family or geographical constraints not all students are able to attend classes on campus. With this in mind, our online courses are designed to meet the needs of all students who seek a quality education. Skilled staff and the most current technologies make distance learning at Atlanta Technical College one more reason why Atlanta Tech is one of America’s Best Community Colleges. Angel orientation dates will be provided during on-campus new student orientation. Online Learning Website p Angel Online Course Orientation: 4/11/2015

16 Maintaining a Safe Environment Atlanta Technical College works to help you maintain your personal safety and protect your property by providing law enforcement, security, and safety services. It is the expectation that each person adhere to all applicable laws while on the physical property and when conducting business with Atlanta Technical College. Each year, ATC publishes its crime statistics according to the guidelines of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Campus security also: -- Maintains Lost and Found -- Issues parking decals and lockers -- Regulates parking -- Patrols the halls and parking lots -- Enforces Student Dress Code -- Checks student ID’s Safety is everyone’s business - Be Alert! Report incidences immediately to a security officer. Please secure your personal belongings at all times. 164/11/2015

17 Student Photo Identification For security purposes, students are required to carry their college identification card whenever on campus, or when participating in college activities. Student photo identification cards are made on scheduled registration days and daily during the first two weeks of class. Make up days are on the second Monday of the month in Room Check with Student Affairs for an updated schedule. Students will be required to present the college identification card when using the library and other campus facilities and should be able to present it upon the request of a college official. Parking Decals Parking decals are required for all vehicles parked on campus. These decals may be obtained from the Business Office located in the Cleveland Dennard Building across from the Admissions and Student Financial Aid offices. The cost is $ /11/2015

18 Student Conduct Code Students are responsible for following all of the rules outlined in the Student Handbook.Student Handbook Drug Free Campus – no drug use or possession of weapons are allowed on campus. Violations of the Student Conduct Code may result in suspension or expulsion from the College. Sexual Harassment is prohibited! Student Right to Know 184/11/2015

19 19 Financing Your Education 4/11/2015

20 Apply for Aid Today Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. The Financial Aid Office administers financial aid programs which consist of federal, state and local funding sources. The Financial Aid Office also provides consumer information and conducts workshops to assist students in understanding financial aid, eligibility criteria, and the students’ responsibility in maintaining eligibility. For federal assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Our ATC school code is You may qualify for one or more of the following forms of assistance: Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Workstudy or Loans( Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Learn more about FAFSA by watching these short videos on: 1.The FAFSA Overview, andThe FAFSA Overview 2.How to Fill out the FAFSAHow to Fill out the FAFSA 4/11/201520

21 Federal Pell Grant A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or stateif you are incarcerated penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or nonforcible Sexual offense. 4/11/201521

22 How much money am I eligible for? You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,730 for the 2014–15 award year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015). The amount you get, though, will depend on – your financial need, – your cost of attendance, – your status as a full-time or part-time student, and – your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. 4/11/201522

23 Federal Direct Loans Enrolled 6 or more credit hours Offers are Automatic Accept loans via Banner Web 30 Day Delay – Federal requirement for 1 st time, 1 st year borrowers Complete Entrance Counseling Complete Master Promissory Note – 4/11/201523

24 Annual Loan Limits Dependent Students – 1 st Year $3500 Sub $5500 Sub & Unsub – 2 nd Year $4500 Sub $6500 Sub & Unsub Independent Students – 1 st Year $3500 Sub $9500 Sub & Unsub – 2 nd Year $4500 Sub $10500 Sub & Unsub 4/11/201524

25 Click Here for Available Federal Student Aid Click Here to Learn More About Responsible Borrowing 4/11/201525

26 Georgia’s Hope Grant Program (www.GAcollege411.org) Georgia's HOPE Grant (a separate program from the HOPE Scholarship) is available to Georgia residents who are working towards a certificate or diploma (continuing education programs are not eligible) at an eligible college or university in Georgia. Full-time enrollment is not required and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA, however, they are required to have a postsecondary cumulative 2.0 GPA, at certain checkpoints, in order to maintain eligibility. 4/11/201526

27 Georgia’s Hope Grant Program continued (www.GAcollege411.org) Beginning with the Award Year, students enrolled in a Commission-approved, designated program of study who are eligible for and receiving HOPE Grant funding, may also be eligible for funding from the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG). A student's SIWDG award is a fixed amount per term based upon the student's program of study and number of hours of enrollment. Please review the chart found here for approved programs of study and award amounts.here 4/11/201527

28 Georgia’s Hope Grant Program continued (www.GAcollege411.org) Award Amounts The HOPE Grant award amount will cover a portion of a student's tuition. To determine The HOPE Grant award amount you may receive, please review the attached chart found here.here Award Limits A HOPE Grant recipient is ineligible for the grant if the student has: Earned a baccalaureate degree; or Received HOPE Grant payment for more than 63 semester or 95 quarter hours; or Received payment from any combination of HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant, and, through Summer term 2011, Accel Program funds totaling 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of credit, – Dual Credit Enrollment hours for which a high school student received HOPE Grant payment are not included in these totals. 4/11/201528

29 Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program Georgia's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a HOPE eligible postsecondary institution located in Georgia. To receive HOPE Scholarship funding, students must : 1. Meet one of the following academic requirements: – Graduate from a HOPE eligible high school with a 3.0 using the HOPE grade point average calculation. For more details, click here.click here – Complete a HOPE eligible home study program with a 3.0 using the HOPE grade point average calculation. For more details, click here.click here – Graduate from an ineligible high school, complete an ineligible home study program, or earn a GED, on or after July 1, 2014 and score in the national composite 80th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT prior to graduation, home study completion date or GED test date. For more details, click here.click here – Graduate from an ineligible high school or complete an ineligible home study program, and then earn a 3.0 grade point average on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework. This option allows for payment of the first 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours after they are taken. For more details, click here.click here – Earn a 3.0 grade point average at the college level on degree coursework after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semester hours or 45, 90, or 135 quarter hours, regardless of high school graduation status. For more details, click here.click here 2. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a public or private HOPE eligible college and university in GA.HOPE eligible college and university 3. Meet additional rigor requirements, beginning with students graduating from high school on or after 5/1/15.rigor requirements 4/11/201529

30 Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program continued State Programs Eligibility Meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements; Be a legal resident of Georgia; Be registered with Selective Service, if required; Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college; Not be in default or owe a refund due on a student financial aid program; Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of Award Amounts Please review the HOPE Scholarship Award Chart to determine your scholarship award amount.HOPE Scholarship Award Chart Students that meet all eligibility requirements and are attending an eligible public college or university receive a HOPE award amount, to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, up to a maximum of 15 hours, for the specific number of hours enrolled, whether full time or part time. Students that meet all eligibility requirements and are attending an eligible private college or university receive a HOPE award amount, to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, up to a maximum of 12 hours, based on a half-time or full-time enrollment status. 4/11/201530

31 Zell Miller Scholarship Georgia's Zell Miller Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a Zell Miller eligible college located in Georgia. Specific Eligibility To receive Zell Miller Scholarship funding, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and: 1.Meet one of the following academic requirements: – Graduate from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or the salutatorian. Click here for more information.Click here for more information – Graduate from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration. Click here for more information.Click here for more information – Complete an eligible home study program with a 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT in a single national test administration. Click here for more information.Click here for more information – Complete an ineligible home study program with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration, and then earn a 3.3 grade point average on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework taken after home study completion. This option allows retroactive payment of the first 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours after they are taken. Click here for more information.Click here for more information – Enroll in an eligible post-secondary institution in 2007 or later, as a freshman, meeting one of the academic qualifications listed above and earn a 3.3 cumulative grade point average at the most recent Zell Miller Scholarship checkpoint. Click here for more information.Click here for more information 2.Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a Zell Miller eligible college or university in Georgia.Zell Miller eligible college or university 3.Meet additional rigor requirements, beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015.rigor requirements 4/11/201531

32 Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant TCSG students who are receiving the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant may also be eligible for additional financial assistance from Georgia's Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) Award for the following TCSG programs: – Commercial Truck Driving, – Early Childhood Care/Education, – Practical Nursing, – Welding, – Healthcare Technologies, – Diesel Mechanic, and – Information Technology. To qualify, you must be fully admitted to ATC, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant for the same term. Click hereClick here to learn more about the Georgia's Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) Award. 4/11/201532

33 Student Access Loan (SAL) and Student Access Loan – Technical (SALT) The Student Access Loan Program Effective (FY 2015), Georgia Student Finance Authority is offering two Student Access Loan Programs, with 1% interest rates, designed to assist undergraduate and technical college students who have a gap in meeting their educational costs. 4/11/201533

34 Student Access Loan (SAL) Student Access Loan (SAL) Program Information Interest rate structure for loans received on or after July 1, 2014: – Fixed rate of 1% while in school and out of school as long as the loan remains in good standing. – A monthly Keep In Touch (KIT) Payment of $10.00 is required approximately 60 days after the first disbursement is received. The monthly KIT Payment is required while in school and while in grace period. Repayment is a maximum of ten (10) years with a minimum payment of $50.00 for loans received on or after July 1, The minimum loan amount is $500. The maximum loan limit is $10,000 per year up to a maximum of $40,000 over a college lifetime. Origination Fee - A non-refundable fee of 5% of the loan amount, but not more than $50.00, is deducted from the first disbursement of the loan. SAL is an annual process which includes application, selection, certification, approval, and disbursement. The program is also designed to provide service cancellation opportunities to those who work in select public service sectors or STEM fields. Students are randomly selected to participate in the program (Note: Selection does not guarantee approval and applicants may or may not be selected each application year). 4/11/201534

35 Student Access Loan – Technical (SALT) General Information The interest rate structure for loans received on or after July 1, 2014: Fixed rate of 1% while in school and out of school as long as the loan remains in good standing. A monthly Keep In Touch (KIT) Payment of $10.00 is required approximately 60 days after the first disbursement is received. The monthly KIT Payment is required while in school and while in grace period. Repayment is a maximum of ten (10) years with a minimum payment of $50.00 for loans received on or after July 1, The minimum loan amount is $300. The maximum loan limit is $3,000 per year up to a maximum of $12,000 over a college lifetime. Origination Fee - A non-refundable fee of 5% of the loan amount, but not more than $50.00, is deducted from the first disbursement of the loan. SALT is an annual process which includes application, selection, certification, approval, and disbursement. The program is also designed to provide loan discharge to those students who graduate with a minimum 3.5 cumulative Grade Point Average in program of study for which the loan was received. The SALT is first come, first served based on the funds available. Student Eligibility In order to receive the Student Access Loan, students must: Be considered a Georgia resident and United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Complete a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for this program. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with the SAP policy at their college or university. Must be enrolled in an eligible Georgia postsecondary institution. Meet all eligibility requirements. 4/11/201535

36 Student Access Loan – Technical (SALT) continued Important Facts to Know About This Loan Applications are only collected in pre-designated application cycle periods. See the application link below for dates and information. If you apply for this loan, you understand that this is a private education loan that must be repaid and cannot be combined or consolidated with federal loans. Borrow smart! When applying for a loan, request only the amount of funds needed for your educational costs and that you can repay. Your eligible postsecondary institution may decline the loan or certify for a reduced amount based on financial aid status. Loan disbursements are sent directly to the student's chosen eligible postsecondary institution and are not transferable. SAL applicants must have first applied for and exhausted all other student financial aid options including federal and state student loans, scholarship, and grant programs. Students attending an eligible technical college within the Technical College System of Georgia must first apply for SALT. You may be eligible for a Student Access Loan (SAL) or Student Access Loan - Technical (SALT) if you have exhausted all other funding options to meet your cost of attendance. 4/11/201536

37 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) SAP Components – 2.0 or higher GPA – Program completion with 150 % of standard timeframe – Complete 67% of all attempted courses each semester Grades of D, F, W, WF, WP, U and I adversely affect the student’s completion rate – Financial Aid Students must meet SAP to maintain aid – Appeals Extenuating circumstances 4/11/201537

38 Click Here To Learn More About New Financial Aid Opportunities Available ONLY at Georgia’s Technical Colleges 4/11/201538

39 Business Office 39 Hours of Operation Cashier Window 9:00am -7:00pm Mon. - Thurs. 9:00am -12:00 noon Friday Location and Contact Dennard Building B /11/2015

40 Business Office Services Receive Payments Process Refunds – Students whose financial aid awards exceed the direct cost of tuition and fees will receive a refund. Refunds are processed by the ATC Business Office each term starting 4-5 weeks into the semester. For additional information regarding refunds, students should contact the Business Office. Order Higher One Cards – arriving 3-4 weeks into semester Post Scholarships Bill Third Party Sponsors Provide Information on Payment Plans 4/11/201540

41 Payment of Tuition & Fees Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration by one of the following methods: Cash, checks, money orders or credit card Online Payment thru BANNER by credit card (VISA and MasterCard only) or check Payment Plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) Financial Aid (if you have received an official award letter) Third-Party Contract Sponsors 414/11/2015

42 Third-Party Sponsors To better serve our clients Atlanta Tech has an agreement with several companies that provide tuition, fees, books and scholarships. Examples of Third-Party All Workforce Development Agencies Army National Guard Atlanta Job Corps AT&T Department of Veteran’s Affairs Internal Revenue Service Mayor’s Youth Program Georgia Department of Labor 424/11/2015

43 43 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Provides tuition, books, tools, uniforms and equipment, child care services, and transportation for those who qualify. You must attend an orientation. WIA Offices: Atlanta Workforce Development Agency/Atlanta Tech Fulton County Workforce Development Agency Atlanta Regional Commission Mattie Goss, Coordinator Mattie Goss, Coordinator /11/2015

44 Automatic Payment Plan An easier way to pay for college 44 Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) offer ATC students an affordable, interest-free option to spread out their tuition and fee balance. Students should consider this option if: -Financial aid has been exhausted, suspended, or does not cover 100% of what is owed for the semester; or -You are not eligible for financial, and must pay out-of-pocket. The NBS web link is on ATC’s website under Administrative Services. Go to “I am a…”/Current Student/Quick Links/Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan Or copy and paste this link into your browser, https://www.factstuition.com/prod/ecashierv3.nsf/index?openform&query=atlantatech https://www.factstuition.com/prod/ecashierv3.nsf/index?openform&query=atlantatech OR you may contact NBS at /11/2015

45 CONSEQUENCES OF NON-PAYMENT If your tuition and fees are not paid by the deadline your courses will be purged for non-payment. Check the academic calendar for the current semester deadline. ATTENDANCE MATTERS! If you do not come to class for the first week, you will be dropped or “no- showed” from the class and there is no guarantee you will be able to get back in. Please note that during the first week of classes instructors give substantive assignments, etc. Show up to class at the beginning so that your financial aid and success of passing the course are not affected. 454/11/2015

46 Payment Deadlines THE FOLLOWING MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE SWTART OF THE SEMESTER: 1. All tuition & fees must be paid – See Banner Web Payment instructions. 2. All financial aid documentation submitted and awards processed. 3. All third party letters must be submitted to the Business Office. 4. Pay any remaining charges not covered by financial aid or third party. 5. Guarantee your fee payment with Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan. Any student that has registered, but has fees that were not paid by the Payment Deadline will have their schedule dropped (purged). However, that student may re- register based on the current availability of classes and times. A $45 late fee may apply during that time. 464/11/2015

47 Instructions to Pay your Fees via Banner Web (Online fee payments by check or credit card) 1. Visit Banner Web at Web 2. Click on Enter Secure Area. 3. Read this page and enter your Student ID (900XXXXXX)and PIN (student’s birthday MMDDYY) click Login. 4. Click on Student Services & Financial Aid. 5. Click on Student Records 6. Click on Summary By Term 7. Click Pay Online. This is located at the bottom right portion of your screen. 9. Select a Term for payment. 10. Enter the balance that you are paying and Click Pay by Credit or Check. 11. Enter your banking or credit card information and click Continue Credit Card Payment or Check payment. 12. The next screen will serve as a receipt for this transaction. Print this page. You will also receive an receipt at the address provided in your payment information. 474/11/2015

48 48 REFUND POLICY Cancelled Classes Tuition and fees will not be billed to students if ATC cancels the class. All tuition and fees paid by the student will be refunded. Withdrawals and Dropped Classes The first 3 days of the semester are our “No Penalty, No Foul” period, whereby students can withdraw or drop classes without being billed. Any tuition and fees paid for these classes will be refunded. Withdrawals After the 3 rd Day Students will be billed for all classes they are attending as of the 4 th day of the semester, including the add/drop period. 4/11/2015

49 HIGHER ONE CARDS All student refunds are processed through the HigherOne My One Debit MasterCard. Every new student should receive a refund card, even those that pay with cash, check or credit card. This card is mailed to students about 4 weeks after the start of the semester. It is sent to the mailing address you provided on your ATC application. If you have moved since you applied to ATC, please update your address information in the Admissions office. There is a processing fee of $10 is charged if Higher One has to re-issue your card for any reason. The initial card processing fee is paid by ATC. If you have not received your card by mid-term, the Business Office can verify your Banner and Higher One information for you. 494/11/2015

50 During the first 2 weeks of class, you can use a portion of your PELL awards, vouchers, or loans in the Bookstore to buy books and supplies. The remainder of your financial aid will be processed as your refund. For cash-paying students, their refund may be a reimbursement for dropped or canceled classes. Remember that any changes to your schedule or program of study may also change your financial aid award and your refund. Review your account summary for the term frequently thru your Banner Web. Student account updates and notifications are often sent to your ATC student . Watch an orientation video and activate your card at Read more about how maintaining good financial habits can keep you from incurring unwanted banking fees. 50 HIGHER ONE CARDS (continued) 4/11/2015

51 Bannerweb is the name of the student system that you will use to manage your college business like: register for classes, check the status of your admission and financial aid, access your , etc. Once registered, all future college business from this point will be communicated through your ATC address! 51 4/11/ Banner Web Registration Process

52 52 BANNER WEB Registration Instructions 1.See your Academic Advisor to complete a COURSE REGISTRATION FORM. 2.Go to Atlanta Technical College’s homepage – 3.Click on Banner Web 4.Click on Enter Secure Area 5.Enter your User ID or SSN: This is the ID number provided in your acceptance letter beginning with “900.” 6.Enter your six-digit date of birth (MMDDYYYY). (Three consecutive incorrect entries will lock your account and you must contact the Lab Monitor) NOTE: If you have never logged into BANNER WEB, you will be requested to generate a question and the answer to that question just in case you loose your PIN. For example, you may ask the question “What is my favorite color?” your answer may be “GREEN”. The question and answer will allow you to create a new PIN if you forget your PIN. 7.Click on STUDENT SERVICES AND FINANCIAL AID. 8.Click on REGISTRATION 9. Click on ADD/DROP CLASSES 10. Select term then Submit 11. Click on the first box: add all CRN’s into each subsequent bock; Submit 4/11/2015

53 13. Check to make sure that all classes were accepted. NOTE: If a class was not accepted, go to “LOOKUP CLASSES TO ADD”; find the class and choose the same class for a different time that does not conflict with other classes selected (C indicates a closed class); then click register at the bottom of the screen. 14. To see your complete schedule, return to the main menu, click on STUDENT DETAIL SCHEDULE. This screen includes all registered courses with day, time, location, instructor, etc. WRITE DOWN or PRINT a copy of your schedule. 15. To review the fees generated by your registration, click on Return to Previous. Select Registration Fee Assessment; this this will display your fees. Click on Account Summary by Term to view your account history in detail. 16. Return to the main menu. If you have financial aid, authorize your Technology Fee. See page 20 for details. 17. Click on EXIT. (Security Measure) Once you have completed registration, it is necessary that you close the browser. To avoid having your schedule purged, you must go immediately to the Financial Aid or Business Office to fulfill your financial obligations. If you have any problems with your PIN, please see staff personnel in Room 2118 for assistance. 53 BANNER WEB Registration Instructions (Cont’) 4/11/2015

54 Access to My ATC Logon Instructions on how to access your MyATC username and password. Follow these steps in order, to retrieve your username from Banner’s website. Follow these steps: 1.Log into Banner. The URL is https://atcfsev.atlantatech.edu/pls/ban8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepagehttps://atcfsev.atlantatech.edu/pls/ban8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage 2.Click on “Enter a secure area” 3. Enter your user id and password for Banner. Username is usually your Banner ID or social security number Password is usually birthday in this format “mmddyy” If you do not have a Banner user id or Password you will not be able to participate 4. Then click the “Personal Information” Link 5. Then Click the “View Address” Link 6. You will see your user ID for the MyATC Portal under the statement “student address” exp ***The first portion of the is your user name. sjohn 7. Write down your user name here _____________________________________ 8. Now that you have YOUR USER name, you can login to the MyATC PORTAL. 9. Log into My ATC. The URL is 10. Enter your username and password Log into MyATC with the username and Password you retrieved from Banner. Your MyATC Portal password is the same as password used for logging into Banner. 544/11/2015

55 How to Access to your ATC Account You will see your User ID for the MyATC Portal under the statement ‘student address’: Example – The first portion of the is your user name To login to MyATC Portal… Browse to Enter your Username and Password Username – first portion of retrieved from Banner Password – same password used for logging into Banner (birthday MMDDYY) 554/11/2015

56 How to Access ANGEL Online, Web-Enhanced and Hybrid courses When can I start my online class? The start and end dates of online classes mirror those of the College's on-campus classes. You should have access to your ANGEL section no later than the first day of class. If you do not, your instructor for an update on the status of the class. What is the username and password that I use to access ANGEL? Your ANGEL username and initial password are based upon information in your Student Records from your college’s Banner system. The web address is The format for your ANGEL Username and Initial Password are: Username: 23_9XXXXXXXX, where 9XXXXXXXX is your College Student ID Number. Initial Password: 23_9XXXXXXXX On your first login, ANGEL will require you to change your password. If you do not recall your Student ID you may have to login to your college’s Banner system to retrieve your ID.Banner I tried to login to ANGEL, but I have forgotten my password. What should I do? On the ANGEL login page, click the "I forgot my password" link, and follow the instructions to reset your password. You will need to know the address in your ANGEL account. This is the same account issued by your college. If you were not given a college account it will be the one you gave the college to use."I forgot my password" 564/11/2015

57 How to Access ANGEL Online, Web-Enhanced and Hybrid courses (Continued) I logged into ANGEL, but one or more of my classes are missing. What should I do? There are several instances when this might happen: The first instance is when your instructor has not opened up the class for your use. your instructor if it is an online class, or speak with your instructor at your next class meeting, and check on the status of the missing class(es). The second instance is when your instructor does not use ANGEL with your class. If you think you are supposed to have access to a course on ANGEL that is associated with your on-campus course, please contact your instructor for the status. The third instance is when you are not registered for the class. Please confirm with your instructor and/or student services that you are registered for the class. I have never used ANGEL before. Is there something that I can read to help me get started? There is an excellent document entitled "ANGEL Student Quick Start Guide" You can access the web address below.ANGEL Student Quick Start Guide I am having a technical issue with ANGEL. Where do I go for help? Please contact : Ananda V. Rajeurs at 574/11/2015

58 Understanding Your Course Schedu le 584/11/2015

59 59 Lecture Course -- Lecture courses are traditional classroom courses. Hybrid Course -- Hybrid courses are taught partially via the Internet and partially via the classroom. Hybrid courses differ from web-enhanced courses in that web-enhanced courses are assigned to a classroom for every contact hour described in the course catalog. Online Course -- Online courses are taught using the Internet with the bulk of the course content, activities and interactions occurring online. Online courses may require an on-site component and that component must be detailed in the course catalog. Web-Enhanced Course -- Web-enhanced courses are traditional classroom courses that use the Internet as an important component of the course. The web-based component of the course supports classroom instruction and may require students to use the Internet in order to interact with one another and the instructor, to review content, do research, complete and/or submit assignments, or take tests. Typical web-enhanced courses will include several of the following elements online: Syllabus, Calendar, Readings, Resources, Bibliography, Glossary, Links to Professional Organizations, Current News, Lecture Notes, Listserv, Discussion Board, Tests Course Schedule Options 4/11/2015

60 Below is a list of terms that should help you better understand your course schedule. You will find your STUDENT ID NUMBER located in the top right-hand corner of your schedule. 1. Total Credit Hours: Displays the total number of credit hours for all courses scheduled for the identified semester 2. Course Name: Displays the name and identification code for the registered course 3. Associated Term: Displays the term associated with the schedule 4. CRN: Course Record Number (CRN) is important identifier for the course; this number is changed each semester 604/11/ Status: Displays registration status and the date that course was added to the schedule Registered/Web Registered -- Student should appear on the course roster Drop/Drop/Delete-Student was removed from the class roster before the withdrawal period Drop before Mid-term-Student withdrew from the course during the Withdrawal period No Showed-Student was removed from class roster by faculty for nonattendance at the beginning of the term College Initiated Drop-Student was removed from class roster by faculty for Nonattendance 6. Assigned Instructor: List the instructor(s) name for the course 7. Grade Mode, Level: Internal Use 8. Campus: Displays the campus where the course will be held Understanding Your Schedule

61 SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES Type: Internal Use Time: Displays the time the scheduled course will meet. Days: Displays the days the scheduled course will meet M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday Where: Room location for class, Online, or TBA (To Be Announced) Date Range: Duration of the semester Instructors: List the instructor(s) name for the course 614/11/2015

62 DIRECTORY Admissions Business Office Campus Bookstore Career Placement Services Early Childcare Center Financial Aid GED Coordinator Learning Support Center Library Registrar Security Special Needs /11/2015 FORMS AND DOCUMENTS CatalogCatalog – For information on ATC history, policies and procedures Student Handbook Student Handbook – For your rights and responsibilities as an ATC student State Enrollment System Information Form State Enrollment System Information Form – Complete this form if you are in need of additional assistance Transfer of Credit Form Transfer of Credit Form – Complete this form right away if you desire to transfer credits from another college. Courses are not automatically transferred. The form is also available in the admissions office. Transcript Request Form Transcript Request Form – To get a copy of your ATC transcript Program Change Form Program Change Form – Complete this form if you would like to change your program of study. This may impact your financial aid and may require learning support classes. Re-Admission ApplicationRe-Admission Application– If it is has been more than one year since you last attended Atlanta Technical College, you must complete the Re-Admission Application. It must be submitted by the current application deadline.

63 You have just finished viewing New Student Orientation information which includes information on how to access the Student Catalog, Student Handbook and other necessary resources. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Students Affairs or offices provided in the directory listed in this presentation. Next, click on the link below to complete new student survey and submit. Thank you for choosing Atlanta Technical College! NSO Student Survey 63 4/11/2015


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