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1 Freshman Registration Advisement Session
Presented by: The Academic Advisement Center

2 Welcome to John Jay!

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 requirements Develop a class schedule for the Spring 2010 semester

4 The Academic Advisement Center Offers Help In….
Academic program planning Exploration and discussion of major/minor options Interpretation of John Jay’s academic policies and procedures Tracking degree progress Answering specific academic questions and concerns Referral to other college resources

5 CUNY Assessment Test Once you are accepted into John Jay you are required to take the CUNY Assessment Tests, which include: Reading Writing Math You 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 higher ACT English score of 21 or higher NYS English Regents score of 75 or higher Everyone 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)
READING COM 101 COM 102* (re-take Reading exam) COM 110 (recommended) WRITING EAP 121 EAP 131 ENGW 100* (re-take Writing CUNY Assessment Test) Students registered in one of these Writing courses are limited to taking 4 courses for the semester A 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)
MATH MATH 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) or 141 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 Electives Electives (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 program General Education Courses Offer: A broad knowledge base from a variety of perspectives A foundation for the development of communication and thinking skills Preparation for more advanced coursework TALKING POINTS Story tell. Recount personal and/or student experiences that can connect the importance of Gen Ed courses to real life Discuss the sequential order of courses: 100 Level (freshmen courses) come before 200 level (sophomore courses), etc.

10 General Education Requirements
SKILLS ENG 101 ENG 201 SPE 113 MAT 104 or 105 MAT 108 or 141 CORE REQUIREMENTS HIS 203 or 204 HIS 205 PHI 231 LIT 230 or 231 LIT 232 or 233 DISTRIBUITION REQUIREMENTS ETH 123 Or ETH 124 ETH 125 ART DRA MUS FOR LANG B.A./B.S. = 6 credits in the same language required SOCIAL SCIENCES (SELECT TWO) ANT 101 ECO 101 GOV 101 PSY 101 SOC 101 NATURAL SCIENCES NSC 107 ENV 108 FOS 108 PHY 108 PHYSICAL EDUCATION PED COURSE AND (SELECT ONE)

11 First Semester Course Options
SKILLS ENG 101 SPE 113 MAT 104 or 105 MAT 108 or 141 DISTRIBUITION REQUIREMENTS ETH 124 ETH 123 ETH 125 or MUS DRA ART SOCIAL SCIENCES (choose one) ANT 101 ECO 101 GOV 101 PSY 101 SOC 101 PHYSICAL EDUCATION PED COURSE INTRO TO MAJOR COURSES (choose one if applicable) CRJ101 COR 101 FIS 101 ICJ 101 PSC 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 College Earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average or better

13 Exemptions In order to be exempt from Foreign Language, Natural Science 107 and/or Physical Ed, students must meet the following criteria: Foreign Language Completed 3 years of a language at the high school level Passing grade of 65 or higher on the New York State Level III Language Regents Examination Languages offered at the College: •Arabic •Italian •Russian •Chinese •Japanese •Spanish •French •Portuguese Students must take a placement exam in the Foreign Language Lab (room 112 Westport) before registering for Spanish, French & Russian Natural Science 107 (NSC107)* Completed 3 years of science at the high school level Passing 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 Ed Have received physical ed credit for military training, or police, fire, or corrections academy, or other comparable agency training Students 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 processing You 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 Seminars The 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 Seminars The 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 disciplines ISP courses meet once each week for a double period ISP courses emphasize the use of primary sources - articles, case-studies, novels, plays, artwork, film in place of conventional textbooks Most undergraduate General Education requirements may be fulfilled with ISP courses! There are no standardized exams; the emphasis is on written and oral expression and analysis ISP Students receive regular friendly and supportive advisement and help with course selection ISP 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 tutuoring Refer 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 hours Part Time Status 12+ credit hours Full 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 26th 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the College’s North Hall located at 445 West 59th Street First day of the Spring 2010 semester – Thursday, January 28th Financial 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 Information Academic Advisement Center Ext Room 008W (Westport Bldg.) Satellite Office Room 1119N (North Hall) Academic Advisement Staff Mitchell Dufanal Howart Francis Louise Freymann Katherine Munet-Pabon Bridget Sledz Sumaya Villanueva

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