Presentation on theme: "CLASS OF 2018WELCOME! Life and academic expectations of college Programs to support your success and transition to Georgia State Introduction to Learning."— Presentation transcript:
CLASS OF 2018WELCOME!
Life and academic expectations of college Programs to support your success and transition to Georgia State Introduction to Learning Communities Academic Advisement and Policies you need to know PURPOSE OF SESSION
University Culture Less structured environment Greater freedom Larger population Challenges Being on your own Learning how things work Discovering what you want
Large, urban research university 32,000+ students Downtown Atlanta Open campus environment Campus diversity Student Involvement Opportunities to meet people Clubs and organizations Internships and professional opportunities
BACHELOR’S DEGREE 120 Credit Hours 42 Credit Hours Core Curriculum Area A-E 18 Credit Hours Pre-requisites for Major Area F 60 Credit Hours Major Courses Area G and on
Fall 15 Hours Fall 12 Hours Spring 15 Hours Spring 12 Hours Summer 6 Hours Option A Option B THE 4-YEAR PLAN Opportunities for Study Abroad, Internships, and Core Classes!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT Cost of Attendance: 4 years Tuition and fees per year: $10,240 Books per year: $1,200 Total cost for 4 years: $45,760 Cost of Attendance: 6 years Tuition and fees per year: $11,086 Books per year: $900 Total cost for 6 years: $71,916 Total savings of completing degree in 4 years: $26,156 * Tuition and fees based on COA Other things you can do with that money: buy a new car**, go to Disney World** (10 times with family), study abroad for a full year**, buy 40 smartphones**, help pay for graduate degree**, down payment on a house** **All values estimated for your entertainment
CORE CURRICULUM: 42 HRS Area A Written Communication & Mathematics (9) Area B Institutional Foundations (4) Area C Humanities & Fine Arts (6) Area D Natural & Computational Sciences (11) Area E Social Sciences (12)
WHY THE CORE? Serves as a gateway into your major courses Area A classes are required to be completed within your first 30 credit hours Helps undecided/undeclared students explore different areas of study during the major decision making process All core must be completed before graduation
FRESHMAN LEARNING COMMUNITIES Cohorts of 25 first-year students registered for common courses Major-based curriculum Core curriculum courses GSU 1010 Academic support and success skills University resources Introduction to major Peer Mentor
FLC’S AT GSU HELP YOU… Transition more easily between high school and college life Perform better academically and earn better grades Form friendships and study groups with fellow students early on Know more about the vital resources and services offered by key offices Find an immediate sense of place within the university
SAMPLE SCHEDULE GSU 1010 (1) ENGL 1101 (3) PSYC 1101 (3) RELS 2001 (3) SPCH 1000 (2) HIST 2110 (3) Certain classes may receive credit if students have successfully completed AP Exams, Joint Enrollment, and/or CLEP Exams. Please inform your academic advisor if you are expecting any of these course credits. GSU 1010 (1) ENGL 1101 (3) MATH1111 (3) ECON 2105 (3) PERS 2001(2) POLS 1101(3) Sample Schedule #1Sample Schedule #2
WHAT IF... I need to work? I am commuting? I don’t know my major? I have not taken placement exams? I want to have two majors?
UNIVERSITY ADVISEMENT CENTER 25 Park Place Suite / us: Visit our website at: advisement.gsu.edu
MEETING WITH YOUR ADVISOR More than the person giving you a schedule Help you be successful academically Help you choose a major Refer you to campus resources Mandatory Advisement Ways to meet with your advisor: appointments, walk- ins, Open Advisement, group sessions, housing
SUCCESS PROGRAMS Freshman Learning Communities Academic Coaching iCare/Early Alert First-Year Book Program Scholarship Resource Center Success Workshops Supplemental Instruction Latino Student Services and Outreach
FIRST-YEAR BOOK Panther Welcome Event Sunday, August 24 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hurt Park Freshman Convocation Sunday, August 24 3:00 p.m. Sports Arena
UNIVERSITY ADVISEMENT CENTER facebook.com/PantherAdvise twitter.com/pantheradvise OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES twitter.com/gsusuccess facebook.com/gsustudentsuccess
META-MAJOR Business: Pre-Actuarial Science Pre-Accounting Pre-Business Economics Pre-Computer Information Systems Pre-Finance Pre-Hospitality Pre-Managerial Sciences Pre-Marketing Pre-Risk Management and Insurance Pre-Real Estate Natural Sciences: Biology Chemistry Computer Science Geosciences Mathematics Neuroscience Physics Health Sciences: Pre-Nursing Pre-Nutrition Pre-Respiratory Therapy META-MAJOR Arts: Art Art Education Art History Art Studio Music Music Management Education: Pre-Birth through Five Pre-Early Childhood Education Pre-Health and Physical Education Pre-Exercise Science Pre-Middle Level Education Policy Studies: Criminal Justice Economics International Economics and Modern Languages Public Policy Pre-Social Work META-MAJOR Humanities: African-American Studies Applied Linguistics English Pre-Film and Video Pre-Journalism Modern and Classical Languages: French, German and Spanish Philosophy Religious Studies Speech Women’s Studies Social Sciences: Anthropology History Interdisciplinary Studies Political Science Pre-Psychology Sociology Undeclared