3 Goals of Today’s Session… Introduce you to John Jay’s Academic Advisement Center and the resources we offer.Provide you with an overview of academic requirementsDevelop a class schedule for the Spring 2010 semester
4 The Academic Advisement Center Offers Help In…. Academic program planningExploration and discussion of major/minor optionsInterpretation of John Jay’s academic policies and proceduresTracking degree progressAnswering specific academic questions and concernsReferral to other college resources
5 CUNY Assessment TestOnce you are accepted into John Jay you are required to take the CUNY Assessment Tests, which include:ReadingWritingMathYou can be exempt from taking the Reading & Writing CUNY Assessment Tests if you have satisfied any of the following:SAT Verbal score of 480 or higherACT English score of 21 or higherNYS English Regents score of 75 or higherEveryone is required to take the Math CUNY Assessment Test for placement purposes.Performance or exemption from these assessment tests will determine your course placement.Talking Point: STREE THE IMPORTANCE OF NOTIFYING ADVISEMENT/SEEK OFFICE IF REGENTS/SAT/ACT SCORES QUALIFY STUDENT FOR EXEMPTION AFTER THEY HAVE TAKEN CUNY CAT EXAMS.
6 CUNY Assessment Test (continued) READINGCOM 101COM 102* (re-take Reading exam)COM 110 (recommended)WRITINGEAP 121EAP 131ENGW 100* (re-take Writing CUNY Assessment Test)Students registered in one ofthese Writing courses are limitedto taking 4 courses for the semesterA student must pass the Reading &Writing CUNY Assessment Tests or be Regents/SAT exempt in order to be eligible to take ENG 101
7 CUNY Assessment Test (continued) MATHMATH 100* (Student re-takes part I of Math CUNY Assessment Test)MATH 103* (Student re-takes part II of Math CUNY Assessment Test)MAT 104 or 105 (this is the highest level of math needed for AS Degree)MAT 108 Social Science Math (this level of math is required for all BA/BS Degrees not listed below)or141 Pre-Calculus (this level of math is required for all FOS, CIS, FIS & ECO majors)FOS, CIS, FIS & ECO students must also complete additional higher levels of math.
8 Components of your Degree Program Associate in Science (4 Majors)Bachelor of Arts/ Science (23 Majors)Major Requirement(21-24 credits)(33-70 credits)General Education Requirement(28-38 credits)(44-60 credits)No ElectivesElectives(amount of credits vary)Total of at least 60 credits to graduate.*Total of at least 120 credits to graduate.**You must also maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, pass all 3 CUNY Assessment Tests (reading, writing, math), and pass the CUNY Proficiency Exam in order to graduate.
9 General Education Courses All colleges nation-wide require that students fulfill a general education programGeneral Education Courses Offer:A broad knowledge base from a variety of perspectivesA foundation for the development of communication and thinking skillsPreparation for more advanced courseworkTALKING POINTSStory tell. Recount personal and/or student experiences that can connect the importance of Gen Ed courses to real lifeDiscuss the sequential order of courses: 100 Level (freshmen courses) come before 200 level (sophomore courses), etc.
10 General Education Requirements SKILLSENG 101ENG 201SPE 113MAT 104 or 105MAT 108 or 141CORE REQUIREMENTSHIS 203 or 204HIS 205PHI 231LIT 230 or 231LIT 232 or 233DISTRIBUITION REQUIREMENTSETH 123OrETH 124ETH 125ARTDRAMUSFOR LANGB.A./B.S. = 6 credits in the same language requiredSOCIAL SCIENCES(SELECT TWO)ANT 101ECO 101GOV 101PSY 101SOC 101NATURAL SCIENCESNSC 107ENV 108FOS 108PHY 108PHYSICAL EDUCATIONPED COURSEAND(SELECT ONE)
11 First Semester Course Options SKILLSENG 101SPE 113MAT 104 or 105MAT 108 or 141DISTRIBUITION REQUIREMENTSETH 124ETH 123ETH 125orMUSDRAARTSOCIAL SCIENCES(choose one)ANT 101ECO 101GOV 101PSY 101SOC 101PHYSICAL EDUCATIONPED COURSEINTRO TO MAJOR COURSES(choose one if applicable)CRJ101COR 101FIS 101ICJ 101PSC 101*SEC 101**Requires enrollment in ENG 101
12 To Move From an A.S. to B.A./B.S. Program Pass all 3 CUNY Assessment Tests (Reading, Writing, and Math)Complete 12 credits at the CollegeEarn a minimum 2.0 grade point average or better
13 ExemptionsIn order to be exempt from Foreign Language, Natural Science 107 and/or Physical Ed, students must meet the following criteria:Foreign LanguageCompleted 3 years of a language at the high school levelPassing grade of 65 or higher on the New York State Level III Language Regents ExaminationLanguages offered at the College:•Arabic •Italian •Russian•Chinese •Japanese •Spanish•French •PortugueseStudents must take a placement exam in the Foreign Language Lab (room 112 Westport) before registering for Spanish, French & RussianNatural Science 107 (NSC107)*Completed 3 years of science at the high school levelPassing grade of 65 or higher on any 2 New York Science Regents Examination.*Bachelor Degree students are still required to take a laboratory – based science course (ENV 108, FOS 108 or PHY 108, except for FOS majors)Physical EdHave received physical ed credit for military training, or police, fire, or corrections academy, or other comparable agency trainingStudents who participate on a John Jay sports team for a full season will receive 1 PED credit
14 Advanced Placement & College Now Credit College Board Reports and/or College Transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office ASAP to ensure timely processingYou should not register for any course(s) you believe you will receive either AP or College Now credit for
15 Learning Communities @ John Jay John Jay offers two special programs which help students fulfill their General Education & Major requirements in alternate ways. These two programs are:First Year Experience Linked Courses & First Year SeminarsThe Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP)Within these programs, students discover how the themes, concepts and skills they learn in different classes connect with each other.Insightful knowledge, the ability to question and think critically, comfortable relationships with professors and peers, and self- confidence are only a few of the gains that students in involved in these programs take with them to future semesters and beyond.
16 First Year Experience Linked Courses FYE Linked Courses give you an opportunity to take two classes together with the same students. You will collaborate, discuss, and explore major themes and concepts in both classes in new ways.Your professors in these linked courses work closely to make sure all students are engaged and actively participate in their learning. The skills you develop in these linked courses will prepare you for success not only in your first year, but for many years to come.There are several types of linked courses available, depending on your interests and major. Whatever linked courses you choose, you will be meeting general education requirements and building networks of students and faculty who will motivate you to do your best.Taking learning community linked courses is a great way to get connected to the college community and to the academic life available to John Jay College students!Please refer to the “First Year Experience Linked Courses” flyer provided in your folder
17 First Year SeminarsThe Spring 2010 First Year Seminars (FYS) are high interest introductory courses in Anthropology 101, Ethnic Studies 125 and Speech 113, all of which satisfy General Education requirements for Baccalaureate and Associate degree students.The first year seminars are designed to support the success of entering first year students by allowing them to work closely with faculty and hone their reading, writing and oral communication and critical thinking skills.The courses introduce students to the principles, theories, practices and research methods of the respective disciplines preparing them for higher level study in the college.The FYS structure allows students to explore college policies and the community, discover college resources and special programs, and attain critical study skills such as note-taking or time management.
18 The Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP) ISP offers a unique approach to reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking while fulfilling course requirements. This program is open to all students who have passed the Reading & Writing CUNY Assessment Exams.Here are just a few of the exciting features that make ISP a one-of-a-kind academic program:Courses are team-taught by two or more professors from different academic disciplinesISP courses meet once each week for a double periodISP courses emphasize the use of primary sources - articles, case-studies, novels, plays, artwork, film in place of conventional textbooksMost undergraduate General Education requirements may be fulfilled with ISP courses!There are no standardized exams; the emphasis is on written and oral expression and analysisISP Students receive regular friendly and supportive advisement and help with course selectionISP is a learning-community, fostering collaboration, multi-cultural perspectives, and a greater awareness of the ways in which bodies of knowledge are interconnected.ISP provides free tutuoringRefer to flyers provided in your folder to learn more about ISP and the courses being offered
19 So How Many Credits Should You Take? 1 – 11 credit hoursPart Time Status12+ credit hoursFull Time Status*Full Time status is often required in order to be eligible for Health Insurance coverage and certain forms of Financial Aid (i.e. TAP).*It is important that you speak with a Financial Aid counselor and Academic Advisor when registering for and withdrawing from classes.Talking Points:Discuss the breakdown of periods. Single period runs for an hour and 15 minutes, double for three hours, etc.*In order to graduate with a bachelors degree in four years it is recommended that students register for 15 credits (typically 5 courses) required for his/her degree every semester.*However, it is important that before registering students assess whether taking on a full time credit load is feasible.
20 Important Dates & Miscellaneous Notes Freshman Orientation:Tuesday, January 26th10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the College’s North Hall located at 445 West 59th StreetFirst day of the Spring 2010 semester – Thursday, January 28thFinancial Aid:You must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on-line immediately.See ONE STOP for more details.Spring 2010 Semester Bill:You will be issued an unofficial bill today.Be mindful of your tuition due date, which will be posted on E-SIMS.College ID:You are invited to take your College ID photo after today’s session.Once your tuition is paid in full , you may obtain your ID card by visiting the Public Safety Department in 535 T building. You will need to bring a validated Bursar’s receipt.You must obtain a current semester sticker for your ID card each semester.
21 Academic Advisement Staff Contact InformationAcademic Advisement Center Ext Room 008W (Westport Bldg.)Satellite OfficeRoom 1119N (North Hall)Academic Advisement StaffMitchell DufanalHowart FrancisLouise FreymannKatherine Munet-PabonBridget SledzSumaya Villanueva