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1 CLARK COLLEGE Welcomes new Running Start students

2 RUNNING START (RS) OFFICE  Help with advising & class information  Furnish transfer & degree information  Explain policies & procedures  Suggest campus resources  Answer questions  Located in Gaiser Hall, main floor, next to Registration

3 THE STUDENT  Meets deadlines  Reads emails sent by the college to student email  Seeks help from instructors and Running Start advisors  Pays any fees and tuition (if applicable) before deadline THE HIGH SCHOOL  Explains equivalencies to meet high school graduation requirements  Explains core requirements for university entrance  Signs “Enrollment Verification Form” for student EACH quarter THE COLLEGE  Processes online application; provides ID#, tests student  Provides Clark College advising/registration assistance  Sends grades to high school each quarter WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

4 PARENTS SHOULD KNOW  They do not have access to student records  This is a college and is an adult environment  No special allowances are made because of the student’s age  Instructors aren’t required to monitor attendance  Parents should not contact faculty or Running Start staff

5  Course descriptions  Schedule of classes  Grades and transcripts  Bookstore info  Schedule Planner  Web Registration WEB PAGE

6 CLARK COLLEGE CATALOG  Online   Select catalog link  Catalog provides all course descriptions  Su, F, W, Sp designations/quarter offerings are subject to change  Catalog is subject to changes and edits

7 SUMMER QUARTER  Not covered by RS; you pay tuition, books & fees  You are responsible for sending summer grades to your high school  Contact RS office before June 15  Registration for new students for summer begins in June  New Student Orientation required

8  See high school counselor to obtain & complete an Enrollment Verification (E.V.) Form each quarter  Counselor must:  indicate high school “FTE” (course load)  indicate # of college credits allowed according to formula  indicate high school equivalency for courses  sign form  Student must bring signed form to the RS office, Gaiser Hall, with photo ID STEP 1: FORECASTING

9  Credit maximum funded by RS depends on high school course load  You may not get your first choice of class or time  Have a back-up plan and enroll in classes that are open  First quarter you register at conclusion of New Student Orientation  Subsequent quarters your registration date/time is assigned by number of credits earned STEP 2: ONLINE REGISTRATION

10  Photo ID is required when requesting a PIN number or a Student ID (SID) number  We cannot disclose PIN or SID numbers over the phone or by email or to anyone other than the student  SID # begins with 940  Global Pin is mailed to you and is used to access your grades and login to Current Students  Registration Pin will be given at New Student Orientation PIN NUMBERS

11 STEP 3: FEES  RS pays for some or all of your tuition, depending on high school course load  RS does NOT cover fees or textbooks  Print your “Student Schedule” to determine what you owe  $ amount you owe will not be correct until you bring your E. V. Form to RS  Pay fees and/or tuition online, or by phone, or at Cashier Office before the deadline

12 FEE WAIVER  A student will be considered eligible for a fee waiver if eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at their high school  The student must bring documentation to the RS Office before they pay fees and before first day of class to receive a fee waiver for that quarter  Not all fees can be waived

13  Same criteria as fee waiver  You only need to bring in proof of eligibility once  Funding is limited and disbursed on a first come, first serve basis  Watch for email to announce the book funding dates BOOK ASSISTANCE

14  Start cautiously - read course description  Courses must be numbered 100 or higher  “&” sign is not an error, but indicates a course which has a common course number at all WA community colleges  Note fees, labs & conferences  Note prerequisites  Take foreign language test if prev. language  Note location of courses at WSUV (CCW), Columbia Tech Center (CTC ) or online (ARR) CHOOSING CLASSES


16 ELIGIBLE FOR MATH ONLY?  Refer to Math course descriptions online  Choose Math class based on your major  Courses with Math prerequisites include some (but not all): Chemistry, Engineering, Physics  Not Art, not PE, etc.  Can retest on Writing & Reading every 3 months

17 HOW MUCH TIME IS INVOLVED?  For every hour spent in class a student should spend two hours outside of class studying, reading, writing papers, etc.  For Example:  A student taking 12 credits will usually spend 12 hours in class per week and should allow about 24 hours additional hours each week for homework.

18 CREDIT RATIO:  5 COLLEGE CREDITS = 1 H.S. CREDIT  4 ““ = 0.8  3 ““ = 0.6  2 ““ = 0.4  1 ““ = 0.2  You will substitute Clark classes for classes at your high school, approved by your high school counselor  Content requirements may vary

19 TYPES OF DEGREES  See “AA Degree” link on RS website  Also known as Direct Transfer Agreement or DTA  Intended to meet general ed requirements at universities listed  Applied Science or professional/ technical degrees  Prepare you for a specific job  Not considered a transfer degree CLARK COLLEGE

20  Also known as “general transfer degree”  Total of 90 college-level credits  Average 15 credits per quarter x 6 quarters  Tuition covered by RS if taking no more than 1 class at high school  Advising 101 Workshops available during the summer; call 992-2366 to sign-up AA DEGREE

21  Should choose first quarter classes based on HS graduation requirements  Can attend RS Advising 101 workshops  Should prepare for their specific major  Should take the ACT or SAT test  Generally will have to declare a major within one quarter at the university  Generally will be expected to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in two more years A.A. DEGREE STUDENTS

22 DEGREES & MAJORS Register for a career exploration class HDEV 100 or 101 Talk with faculty & advisors about programs you might be interested in Visit the Career Center to get the latest information about careers Talk with employers about what kind of skills & education they want you to have WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE?

23  NOT  FOR STUDENTS  FRESHMEN/SOPH  FULL SIZED CARS  FACULTY/STAFF  You will get a ticket if you park in F/S spot before 5:30 p.m. FS PARKING IN F/S SPOTS

24  Purchase Clark Student ID card at Bookstore  Optional: Pay additional amount for quarterly bus pass  Have photo taken at Security C-TRAN BUS PASS OPTION

25  Provide accommodations to students with disabilities  Documentation required; start the process NOW   Call 992-2314 A.S.A.P.  992-2835 TTY DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

26 STRUGGLING?  Talk to instructor first  See Running Start Advisor  Seek free tutoring  Drop class(es) by using a “Change of Registration” form and take to Registration Office  Drop by end of 8 th week of quarter  If you don’t withdraw from the course, your GPA will suffer (both high school & Clark)  Probation/Suspension policy on college website

27  Note: Most school vacations don’t match up with Clark’s Winter and Spring breaks  Look at college “Academic Calendar “on the web before planning vacations  Click on “Quick Links” then “Academic Calendar” VACATIONS & BREAKS

28 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO)  NSO’s are mandatory  For those starting in the fall, sign-up early June for an NSO and select “Fall” at  Fall NSO’s start in July and last throughout the summer  You will register in a computer lab at the end of your NSO; bring photo ID  Allow 3 hours for orientation and registration

29  DO check your student email regularly  DO contact us if you move  DO ask for help  DO complete a “change form” if you stop attending a class or you will get an F  DO read the syllabus  DO take college seriously  DON’T have your parent call to ask a question  DON’T miss deadlines  DON’T plagiarize (see course syllabus)  DON’T overload yourself with too many credits  DON’T over commit DO’S AND DON’TS

30 WSU VANCOUVER LOCATION (CCW)  RS students can take CLARK courses located on the WSUV campus in Salmon Creek area  Location abbreviation is CCW  Parking is not free at CCW

31 ♦ Offers courses that meet nearby high school graduation requirements ♦ Location abbreviation is CTC ♦ Parking is free ♦ You can turn in your forms at the Student Services window Mon. through Thurs. COLUMBIA TECH CENTER

32 CAMPUS TOURS  Campus tours are available  To schedule a time to visit Clark College, call 360-992-2078

33  Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 23  Plan class times at Clark around your high school classes and allow enough time to get to Clark  Afternoon and evening classes are more likely to be open at Clark  Columbia Tech Center (CTC) and Clark Center at WSUV (CCW) locations are more likely to have open classes FALL QUARTER 2013

34 ♦ Fall schedule will be online at ♦ “Quick Links”, Select “Schedule of Classes”, “Fall 2013” ♦ Print Enrollment Verification Form from ♦ Complete form and have high school counselor and parent sign it ♦ Turn in E.V. form to RS office or CTC in May IN MAY

35 REVIEW  STEP ONE: Forecast (Enrollment Verification Form) with high school counselor in May; bring form to RS office or CTC  STEP TWO: Sign-up in June for NSO, “Fall”  STEP THREE: Complete Fall NSO and register online during the summer  STEP FOUR: Pay any fees and/or tuition before due date

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