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1 Welcome to SUNY Orange! New START New STudent Advising and Registration TutorialGetting Started at SUNY OrangeSpring 2015
2 New START Overview (handout) Before Classes Begin:Deadlines, Expenses and other To Do’sOnce Classes Begin:Campus Resources & Academic SuccessAcademic Advising at SUNY OrangeNext StepsOnline ResourcesHealth ProfessionsLogin to MySUNYOrange: StudentOnline Schedule of Classes
3 Deadlines, Expenses, and Other To Do’s Before Classes Begin:Deadlines, Expenses, and Other To Do’sSpring 2015
4 Next Steps (refer to handout) After the New Start workshop you will…Meet with an Advisor to discuss class schedule, program requirements, etc.Take registration form to Student Services Central.Pay the $50 non-refundable tuition deposit (see exceptions).*Pay tuition by January 5 or at time of registration.If applying for Financial Aid, submit all necessary paperworkGet student ID and parking pass.If purchasing your books at the College bookstore, bring your class schedule and keep your receipt for any returnsSubmit all relevant official transcripts as soon as possible for evaluation (AP courses, other colleges, etc.)*See MySUNYOrange /Student Finances tab
5 Deadlines (refer to handout) Registration:New students’ last day to register for Spring is Friday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 pmTotal Withdrawal:If you will not be attending any or all of your classes, you must withdraw by Jan. 16 to avoid financial charges. Once the semester begins (Jan. 20) you are financially responsible for any registered classes even if you do not attend.Dropping & Tuition Refunds (fees are non-refundable) full semester courses*:The deadline to Drop a class for a 75% refund is Monday, Jan. 26, 2015The deadline to Drop a class for a 50% refund is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015The deadline to Drop a class for a 25% refund is Monday, Feb. 9, 2015No refund on or after Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015* See MySUNYOrange/Student Finances tab
6 Making Changes to Your Schedule After the Semester Begins*: Deadlines, cont.Making Changes to Your ScheduleAfter the Semester Begins*:->Dropping classes->Adding new classes->Switching times, days, instructor, campus1st wk.: Advisor signature required for all changes2nd wk.: Advisor signature required for dropsInstructor & Dept. Chair approval for all other changes->Adding/Switching 2nd week Not Recommended3rd wk.: May only add second ½ semester classes, which begin 3/10* Caution: May trigger financial and textbook changes.
7 *See MySUNYOrange/Student Finances tab Tuition and Payment*$50 non-refundable tuition deposit required for all students every semester - except Veterans receiving Chapter 33 (at 100% rate) or Chapter 31 benefits from VA.Students who fail to pay their tuition deposit by the deadline will have their courses deleted, with no guarantee of seat availability when re-registering.Balance of tuition and fees is due January 5, or when registering if after due date. After the due date, a late fee of $50 will be applied to students’ accounts. Any account that remains unpaid will be assigned to a collections agency.Tuition Select Payment Plan –four monthly installments (sign up by Dec. 15, 2014), three monthly installments (sign up by Jan. 15, 2015). A two payment plan is available for those registering after Jan. 15, 2015. E-Refunds - all students must enroll and choose a refund option through Higher One. E-Refunds ensure a faster and safer transaction on money coming back from the College.Refund options include:A Higher One Checking Account with a debit MasterCardDirect Deposit into an existing checking or savings account.Paper CheckCertificate of Residence –must be submitted within 30 days from the start of the semester to avoid paying non-resident tuition.*See MySUNYOrange/Student Finances tab
8 Higher One E-Refund Debit MasterCard (Don’t throw this away!) Go to MySUNYOrange/Student Finance tab/ Bursar Office Home Page link
9 Tuition and Fees Schedule You are responsible for tuition/fees by the payment due date, and have 30 days from the start of the semester to submit proof of residency or you will be responsible for the non-resident charge on your account.*********Need to Update***********
10 Financial Aid (refer to handout) Submit all Financial Aid paperwork as soon as possible so that any aid may be applied to your bill.Additional Eligibility Requirements:Aid is available for full-time and part-time study.The classes you register for must apply towards your degree. College-level prerequisite courses may not always be covered.Maintain satisfactory attendanceMake satisfactory academic progressRefer to the web site for available FAFSA Workshops.Regularly check your MySUNYOrange/ Student Finance tab for updates or refer to the Financial Aid Office and website for more information about your financial aid status or to ask questions.
11 * See MySUNYOrange Student Services/Resources tab Books*The Bookstore can tell you what books are required or you can find this information on BannerAnticipate approximately $600 per semester for books if going full timeBuy books at the campus the class is being taught. Optional Online Textbook Pre-pack ordering.The Bookstore offers a buy-back program for used books.Caution:Full refund for books returned in their original condition with the original receipt and by the second week of the semesterAdding and dropping classes (even if it’s the same class) can result in different book requirements.If your financial aid has not been completed and awarded by the book voucher deadline (Jan. 30, 2015) you will not be eligible for bookstore credit.Not all students receive financial assistance for books, have an alternate plan in place to purchase your books.* See MySUNYOrange Student Services/Resources tab
13 Division of Student Services Departments include:Academic AdvisingAccessibility ServicesCareer Services & InternshipsStudent ActivitiesStudent Services CentralStudent Support Initiatives Wellness CenterSupports over 4,000 students on the Middletown & Newburgh Campuses
14 Student Services Central Provides students with a centralized location to receive assistance with:Admissions – submit application, transcripts, GEDFinancial Aid – answer financial aid questions/submit paperworkRegistrar – process registration & add/drop formsStudent Accounts – certificate of residence, billing and payment information
15 Office of Accessibility Services Accommodations differ from high schoolStudents must provide current documentation of a disability, complete an intake and request accommodations with sufficient time for the request to be processedStudents are expected to seek additional resources, attend classes, and comply with academic standardsAccommodations are meant to provide equal access and students may decide not to use themSee Accessibility Services for information and questionsMiddletown: 3rd fl., Shepard Student Center 348Newburgh: 1st fl., Kaplan Hall 110
16 Student Activities (refer to handout) Programs and Events on Both CampusesSpecial Trips, Lectures, Concerts, Plays, and Cultural EventsYou can find this information in the Activities Calendar located in the Student Grapevine. The Grapevine is a student newsletter that is ed out twice a week.Opportunities for getting involved on Campus:Student SenateBoard Of Activities (BOA)Clubs and Organizations
17 Career Services & Internships Provides valuable information to students regarding their chosen careers. If you are undecided about your program, this office offers:tools to help you assess your interests, values, and skills. It also helps you connect to different career areas, as well as provide current job market information. Watch “Exploring Careers and Choosing a Major” video located on your MySUNYOrange Student Services/Resources tab.Assistance with creating a Resume and Cover LetterHelp preparing for potential job InterviewsAccess to an Online Job Bank and Internship placementWorkshops and Job Fairs on-campus throughout the year
18 Wellness CenterPhysical and mental health services are offered free of charge.Short-term personal counseling available for depression, stress, adjustment to college, family concerns/issues, etc. Referrals available as needed.Staffed by licensed professionals in the fields of mental health counseling, nursing, psychology, and social work.Available on both campusesMiddletown – Shepard Center, 2nd floorNewburgh – Kaplan Hall, Rm. 322Call (845) to schedule an appointmentLink?
20 Academic Expectations (Refer to handout) College is different from high schoolAmount and level of work , studying and reading required1 cr. = 1 hr. in class + 2 hrs. homework15 cr. = 15 hrs. in class + 30 hrs. homework=45 hrsMore work out of class than in classClassroom expectations of participation and preparednessMore freedom means more self-managementSelf-motivation and disciplineTime management and planning watch the “Time Management Strategies for Success” video on your MySUNYOrangeStudying, note-taking, reading, etc. are up to you*See MySUNYOrange – Student Services/Resources tab
21 Understanding the Syllabus (refer to handout) The first week, you will receive a syllabus for every courseThis is the instructor’s contract with youThe syllabus:Provides contact information for your instructor (phone, office, ).Outlines class expectations, grading, and assignmentsDetails policies and procedures for the classroom & college campus (attendance policy, cell phone use, late assignments/missed work, etc.)Is a helpful tool for planning ahead and being prepared for classYou may not get another reminder about when things are due!Ask questions if you are unclear aboutthe information on your syllabus!
22 *see MySUNYOrange - Student Services/Resources tab Once Classes BeginAttend class - on time and prepared to learnBy the end of the first week:Have all the books and materials you need for each classMake any necessary adjustments to your class scheduleParticipate, do the homework, and study!Resources to help you succeed*:Your FacultyAcademic Advising OfficeOffice of Accessibility ServicesAcademic Support ServicesScheduled TutoringMath Lab, Writing Lab, BATCAVERN – Bio. and Health MajorsStudent Success Videos*Study Skills and Career Workshops*see MySUNYOrange - Student Services/Resources tab
23 Grades Know where you stand in class! Graduation Meet with your instructors periodically to discuss your status in the classUnsatisfactory reports (U-grades) are submitted mid-semester for students doing less than “C” work.If you are not doing well academically, U Grade Alerts will post on your MySUNYOrange home page from week 5 to week 8 of the semester.You must see your instructor(s) to discuss your grades and what you can do to improve.Your final semester grades will be available in your MySUNYOrange/ Student Academics tab; they will not be mailed to you!GraduationMeet all degree requirementsHave a minimum 2.0 GPA
25 Academic Advising at SUNY Orange The primary purpose of Academic Advising is to facilitate student learning and success by collaborating with students to develop and implement meaningful and attainable educational plansA Developmental approach to advising:ADVISOR/studentADVISOR/STUDENTadvisor/STUDENTAcademic Advising syllabus: outlines expectations, requirements, recommendations to ease your transition to college
26 First Year Support Team Team of academic advisors who will:Guide and assist new students throughout their first semester in attendance at SUNY Orange:Write down our contact information:The team will communicate with you via through Alerts on your MySUNYOrange home page and the “My First Year Support” box in your “Student Academics” tabYou will be assigned an advisor from this team by week 3 of the semester. Your advisor will contact you via student . Make sure to respond as soon as possibleAfter your first semester, you may be assigned to a faculty advisor in your field of study. Your faculty advisor can offer valuable insight about your major
27 Degree Programs Transfer-Track Degrees Career-Track Degrees Associate in Arts (A.A.)Associate in Science (A.S.)Career-Track DegreesAssociate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)Some Departments Have BothAccounting, Business, Criminal JusticeCertificate Programse.g., Teaching Assistant, Law Enforcement/Security, etc.Undecided - consider Liberal Arts major and working with the Office of Career & Internship ServicesChanging Your Major – forms must be submitted within first 3 weeks of semester to be active for that semester.
28 Degree Program NotesSome degrees may be completed entirely at the Newburgh campus:AA Liberal ArtsAS and AAS Criminal JusticeAS Human ServicesAAS Business ManagementAS Individual Studies (approval required for program of study)AAS NursingAll others require that you take some classes in MiddletownMany majors require Day courses:Most Health Majors (exception: evening Nursing program in Middletown)AS Engineering ScienceAAS Computer Information TechnologyAAS Office TechnologiesCheck with an Advisor to see if your programwill help you achieve your goals!
29 Pre-Health Profession Majors Dental Hygiene Occupational Therapy AssistantMedical Laboratory Tech. NursingPhysical Therapist Assistant Radiologic TechnologyStudents are AS Liberal Arts majors until they apply and are accepted into the Health major.Health Professions application deadline:February 1 - Fall admissions consideration for MiddletownOctober 1 – Spring admissions consideration for Newburgh (Nursing – Day program only)LPN to RN guidelines are different – ask your advisor/see online resourcesHealth programs are 2 years from the time you are admitted. Total length depends on how many prerequisites you need to do.See Admissions Information and Departments’ websites for important program details and policies.
30 Placement Test Results (handout) Developmental CoursesOften Prerequisites for:Beginning your degree programOther college-level courses – see permitted listsDevelopmental Course SequencesRequired until RDG, WRT, and/or MAT sequences completedSpecial permission to dropCovered by Financial Aid - if eligibleDevelopmental Course Grades – DVP, DVH, DVF, ZDFRepeat PolicyLearning Community - available to students in WRT 040 & RDG 070Refer to your Test Score SheetAsk Advisor for more information
31 Honors ProgramIf you are a highly motivated student , enjoy challenging in-class discussions and meet one of the following criteria:Have a high school GPA of 90 or higherorHave a combined SAT score of 1200 in Math and ReadingWere in the top 10% of your class in high schoolANDAre eligible to take or have completed ENG 101See Elaine Torda for academic advising ( ) or ask your advisor for more information
32 Key Points to RememberCheck student regularly (daily preferred).First Year Support: Contact team with any questions at$50 Deposit: Pay by deadline. To hold your seats pay deposit by deadline; you must withdraw yourself if your plans change.Tuition: You are financially responsible for the tuition and fees for any registered classes after 1/16/ even if you do not attend any of your classes.Financial Aid: Target dates - submit all documents ASAP.Books: Purchase by the end of the first week of classes Have alternate plan to pay for them if aid is not available.Learning is not a spectator sport;you must be actively engaged in the process to succeed.