It’s Academic!<br />East Carolina University<br />2010<br />
Welcome to East Carolina University’s <br />Transfer Orientation  <br />
The Transition to University Academics<br />What may be different?<br />What can make a difference?<br />
Catalog<br />http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/aa/SrchCatalog.cfm<br />The catalog is located on a 2gb flash drive.  ECU consider...
Summer Session I Calendar<br />May 14	Schedules canceled if fees have not been paid by 4 pm<br />May 18	Classes begin<br /...
Summer Session II Calendar<br />June 17         	 Schedules canceled if fees have not been paid by 4 pm<br />June 24	Class...
Fall 2010 Calendar<br />August 16	 Schedules canceled if fees have not been paid by 4 pm<br />August  24	Classes begin<br ...
The Undergraduate Catalog<br />Your Contract with ECU<br />Table of Contents<br />Mission and organization of university <...
Classification of <br />Undergraduate Students<br />Successfully completed:<br />1-29 semester hours credit		Freshman<br /...
What Is A Semester Hour?<br /><ul><li>Semester and credit hours are the same
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 semester hour (s.h.) courses
Most common is a 3 semester hour (s.h.) course
ENGL 1100 (3)
MWF 10-10:50
TTh 8:00 – 9:15
M 6:00 – 9:00</li></ul>You will spend less time in class in college.  It is the time spent on class work outside of class ...
Course Load<br />Course Load<br />Minimum course load to qualify as a full time student:  12 s.h. (Fall/Spring semesters)<...
Requirements For A Degree(120-128 S.H.)<br />**1/2 of your hours must be from a senior (4-year) institution**<br />Foundat...
Which Classes May I Register For?<br />0000-0999	Preparatory/Remedial/Special<br />1000-1999	Freshmen<br />2000-2999	Sopho...
Foundations Curriculum<br />English Composition				6 hours<br />Natural Sciences (at least 1 lab)		8 hours<br />Math						...
Foundations Curriculum Requirements Will Vary From<br />Degree Program to Degree Program <br />BA – Physics<br />FC – 42 s...
Writing Across The Curriculum (WI)<br />To graduate from East Carolina University, students must have 12 hours of writing-...
Course Descriptions<br />ANTH:<br />1050:Global Understanding (3 Semester hrs) (F,S,SS-semester typically offered) (FC:SO-...
Course Drops<br />The number of semester hours you have upon entering ECU will determine how many drops you are allotted u...
You may drop/add without penalty for each semester until the following date:<br />SSI- May 19, 2010<br />SSII- June 25, 20...
Course Drops<br />Beyond the previously listed dates, you have until the following dates to drop a course using your allot...
Academic Eligibility Standards<br />Good academic standing requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.<br />Be mindful tha...
Study Habits<br />What is your preference?  <br /><ul><li>  Study alone
  Study groups
  Quiet places
  Background noise</li></ul>Know your preferences for studying and be consistent about following them!<br />
Testing<br />High School – Testing is frequent and covers small amounts of material.<br />College – Testing is infrequent ...
COAD 1000<br />1 semester hour course<br />Academic Support<br />Majors Exploration<br />Transition to College<br />**May ...
Pirate Tutoring Center<br />The transfer year often seems like the Amazing Race, full of pit stops and challenges along th...
Pirate Tutoring Center<br />T/W nights from 6:30 – 9 pm - Joyner Library<br />One on one appointments to identify issues<b...
Math Placement Exam<br />If you have transferred in College Algebra or scored a 540 or higher on SAT, you do not need to t...
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Its Academic Online Orientation 2010

  1. 1. It’s Academic!<br />East Carolina University<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. Welcome to East Carolina University’s <br />Transfer Orientation <br />
  3. 3. The Transition to University Academics<br />What may be different?<br />What can make a difference?<br />
  4. 4. Catalog<br />http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/aa/SrchCatalog.cfm<br />The catalog is located on a 2gb flash drive. ECU considers the catalog your contract with the university. Your catalog is valid for 5 years from date of your admission.<br />
  5. 5. Summer Session I Calendar<br />May 14 Schedules canceled if fees have not been paid by 4 pm<br />May 18 Classes begin<br />May 19 Last day for registration/schedule changes (drop/add) – 5 pm<br />May 20 Last day to add only by 5 pm<br />May 31 Memorial Day– no classes<br />June 1 Last day to apply as an undergraduate for Summer II Session<br />June 1 Last day to drop or withdraw without grades by 5 pm<br />June 22 Classes end<br />June 23 Exams begin<br />
  6. 6. Summer Session II Calendar<br />June 17 Schedules canceled if fees have not been paid by 4 pm<br />June 24 Classes begin<br />June 25 Last day for registration/schedule changes (drop/add) – 5 pm<br />June 28 Last day to add only by 5 pm<br />July 5 State holiday – no classes<br />July 9 Last day to drop or withdraw without grades by 5 pm<br />July 29 Classes end<br />July 30 Exams begin<br />
  7. 7. Fall 2010 Calendar<br />August 16 Schedules canceled if fees have not been paid by 4 pm<br />August 24 Classes begin<br />August 30 Last day for registration/schedule changes (drop/add) – 5 pm<br />August 31 Last day to add only by 5 pm<br />September 6 Labor Day – no classes<br />October 9 –12 Spring Break<br />October 13 Classes resume<br />October 19 Last day to drop or withdraw without grades by 5 pm<br />December 7 Classes end<br />December 9 Exams begin<br />
  8. 8. The Undergraduate Catalog<br />Your Contract with ECU<br />Table of Contents<br />Mission and organization of university <br />Student life <br />Admission/readmission <br />Expenses and financial assistance <br />Academic Advisement/Progress/Support<br />Academic Programs<br />University Policy<br />Faculty<br />
  9. 9. Classification of <br />Undergraduate Students<br />Successfully completed:<br />1-29 semester hours credit Freshman<br />30-59 semester hours credit Sophomore<br />60 – 89 semester hours credit Junior<br />90+ semester hours credit Senior<br />This includes any hours ECU accepts from another college or AP/IB credit<br />
  10. 10. What Is A Semester Hour?<br /><ul><li>Semester and credit hours are the same
  11. 11. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 semester hour (s.h.) courses
  12. 12. Most common is a 3 semester hour (s.h.) course
  13. 13. ENGL 1100 (3)
  14. 14. MWF 10-10:50
  15. 15. TTh 8:00 – 9:15
  16. 16. M 6:00 – 9:00</li></ul>You will spend less time in class in college. It is the time spent on class work outside of class that will help you be successful. <br />
  17. 17. Course Load<br />Course Load<br />Minimum course load to qualify as a full time student: 12 s.h. (Fall/Spring semesters)<br />Maximum course load: 18 s.h. (Fall/Spring semesters)<br />Average course load to graduate in 4 years: 15-16 s.h.<br />
  18. 18. Requirements For A Degree(120-128 S.H.)<br />**1/2 of your hours must be from a senior (4-year) institution**<br />Foundations Curriculum – 42 s.h.<br />Writing Across the Curriculum (WI) – 12 s.h.<br />Core Curriculum<br />Cognates/Professional courses<br />Minor/Concentration (minors are typically 24 hrs)<br />Foreign Language (check to see if required by major)<br />
  19. 19. Which Classes May I Register For?<br />0000-0999 Preparatory/Remedial/Special<br />1000-1999 Freshmen<br />2000-2999 Sophomore<br />3000-3999 Junior<br />4000-4999 Senior<br />5000-6999 Senior/Graduate<br />Students may enroll in courses which are numbered one level above their designated classification.<br />When registering, check for any required pre-requisites for courses you are interested in.<br />
  20. 20. Foundations Curriculum<br />English Composition 6 hours<br />Natural Sciences (at least 1 lab) 8 hours<br />Math 3 hours<br />Health and EXSS 3 hours<br />(1 course from HLTH/1 course from EXSS)<br />Humanities and Fine Arts 10 hours<br />(1 course from Humanities/1 course from Fine Arts )<br />Social Sciences 12 hours<br /> (1 course from at least 3 disciplines)<br /> Total: 42 hours<br />
  21. 21. Foundations Curriculum Requirements Will Vary From<br />Degree Program to Degree Program <br />BA – Physics<br />FC – 42 s.h.<br /> MATH 1065<br />Foreign language 1001-1004<br />Core<br /> 5 physics courses<br />Cognates<br /> 2 math courses<br />Minor and electives to complete requirements for<br /> graduation <br />(BA-Typically less restrictive)<br />BS – Physics<br />FC – 42 s.h.<br /> CHEM 1150/1151<br /> CHEM 1160/1161<br /> MATH 1065<br />Core<br /> 11 physics courses<br /> 3 s.h. of PHYS elec. above 2999<br />Cognates<br /> 3 math courses<br />Electives to complete requirements for graduation<br />
  22. 22. Writing Across The Curriculum (WI)<br />To graduate from East Carolina University, students must have 12 hours of writing-intensive courses.<br />ENGL 1100 (3 s.h.)<br />ENGL 1200 (3 s.h.)<br />One 3 semester hour writing-intensive course in major.<br />Any other 3 semester hour writing-intensive course.<br />**WI means that only certain sections of that course are writing intensive.”<br />
  23. 23. Course Descriptions<br />ANTH:<br />1050:Global Understanding (3 Semester hrs) (F,S,SS-semester typically offered) (FC:SO-Foundation Curriculum)<br />ENGL:<br />1200: Composition (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:EN)<br />P: ENGL 1100 - P means “pre-requisite” Must have successfully completed pre-requisite course<br />GEOL:<br />1501: Dynamic Earth Lab (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)<br />C:GEOL 1500 – C means “co-requisite” Course must be taken with another course at the same time<br />
  24. 24. Course Drops<br />The number of semester hours you have upon entering ECU will determine how many drops you are allotted until graduation.<br />Dropping below full time may well affect financial aid as well as insurance. Always consult with your advisor prior to dropping below full time.<br />If you are registered for 15-16 hours and drop a 3 credit class, you are still at the 12 hour requirement for full time.<br />If you are registered for 13-14 hours and drop a 3 credit course – you fall below full time.<br />
  25. 25. You may drop/add without penalty for each semester until the following date:<br />SSI- May 19, 2010<br />SSII- June 25, 2010<br />Fall 2010- August 30, 2010<br />There is a time frame that allows you to drop courses without penalty. This means the drop will not count against you – will not be subtracted from your total number of drops. However, after these dates, you will use a drop. Remember, you can adjust your schedule as much as you want up to these dates.<br />Be wise about dropping a course. If you feel like you are having difficulty, go see your professor or hook up with a tutor. Just don’t wait until the last week of classes to do this!<br />Course Drops<br />
  26. 26. Course Drops<br />Beyond the previously listed dates, you have until the following dates to drop a course using your allotted drops:<br />SS I – June 1<br />SSII – July 9<br />Fall 2010 – October 19<br />Use good judgment. After these dates pass, you will not be able to drop a course and will remain in your classes for the remainder of the semester. <br />
  27. 27. Academic Eligibility Standards<br />Good academic standing requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.<br />Be mindful that many majors require a 2.5 to be admitted into their program so even though ECU says 2.0 or better represents good academic standing, you need to know what your major requires.<br />
  28. 28. Study Habits<br />What is your preference? <br /><ul><li> Study alone
  29. 29. Study groups
  30. 30. Quiet places
  31. 31. Background noise</li></ul>Know your preferences for studying and be consistent about following them!<br />
  32. 32. Testing<br />High School – Testing is frequent and covers small amounts of material.<br />College – Testing is infrequent and cumulative, covering large amounts of material.<br />High School – Makeup tests are often available.<br />College – Makeup tests are seldom an option. If they are, you need to request them.<br />High School – Teachers frequently arrange test dates to avoid conflict with school events.<br />College – Faculty in different courses usually schedule tests without regard to the demands of other courses or outside events.<br />
  33. 33. COAD 1000<br />1 semester hour course<br />Academic Support<br />Majors Exploration<br />Transition to College<br />**May be sections taught by your major department and/or your assigned academic advisor<br />
  34. 34. Pirate Tutoring Center<br />The transfer year often seems like the Amazing Race, full of pit stops and challenges along the way. The Pirate Tutoring Center offers the help students need to overcome obstacles, identify detours, and achieve academic success.<br />
  35. 35. Pirate Tutoring Center<br />T/W nights from 6:30 – 9 pm - Joyner Library<br />One on one appointments to identify issues<br />Call 328-6001 for an appointment<br />Or email tutoring@ecu.edu <br />Website: www.ecu.edu/aa/piratetutoringcenter<br />
  36. 36. Math Placement Exam<br />If you have transferred in College Algebra or scored a 540 or higher on SAT, you do not need to take the math placement exam.<br />
  37. 37. Chemistry Placement<br />There is no chemistry placement exam.<br />SOME majors require specific chemistry courses. Please discuss any chemistry placement questions with your academic advisor.<br />Placement will be based on math SAT/ACT and high school GPA.<br />
  38. 38. Foreign Language Placement Exams<br />http://www.ecu.edu/foreign/<br />Click on Placements Exams link located at the top of the page.<br />
  39. 39. Advanced Placement Credit (AP)<br />Transfer Credit<br />If you know you have AP credit, it should be sent to ECU through college board. Transfer credits should be sent to admissions.<br />Other Types of College Credit<br />
  40. 40. FERPA<br />FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT<br />OF 1974 (FERPA)<br />FERPA guarantees to students:<br />the right to inspect and review their educational records<br />the right to seek to amend their educational records<br />the right to limit the disclosure of their educational records<br />
  41. 41. FERPA<br />In accordance with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) guidelines, East Carolina University and the Office of the Registrar are not able to provide confidential information pertaining to students without one of two pieces of required information.<br />Please check with registrar’s office for more information on FERPA.<br />
  42. 42. University Assessment<br />Orientation survey<br />BCSSE (during orientation)<br />Sophomore survey<br />Graduation Senior Survey<br />NSSE<br />SOIS<br />Please note that IPRE (Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness) is responsible for conducting numerous surveys for the university and UNC General Administration throughout your course of study here at ECU. <br />These survey’s are critical for the university’s assessment endeavors. You will receive hard copy surveys here at orientation but beyond that, you will receive emails throughout your college career asking you to participate. <br />Your responses are taken very seriously by ECU and are used to make enhancements and improvements to our curriculum and services. PLEASE BE AN INVOLVED STUDENT and participate in these surveys.<br />
  43. 43. HOLD TAGS<br />Hold tags can come from many sources – admissions because they are waiting for some piece of information, cashier’s for non-payment of some type, judicial , library (overdue book) and parking tickets to name a few. <br />What you really need to understand is that hold tags prevent you from registering. If you see a tag on your account – take care of it.<br />
  44. 44. Check Your ECU <br />E-Mail<br />All official ECU communications come through your ECU email account – this includes emails from the administration, professors, advisors, financial aid, cashier’s office – it is like a certified letter on your computer. CHECK YOUR ECU EMAIL – not yahoo, not AOL, not any other personal accounts.<br />Saying that you did not receive an email is not an excuse!<br />
  45. 45. It’s Academic!<br />Center for Academic Services – Transfer Services<br />cas@ecu.edu<br />http://www.ecu.edu/academicservices/<br />http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/transfer/<br />

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