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    NMSU-A Online Student Orientation Part: 1 NMSU-A Online Student Orientation Part: 1 Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome toNew Mexico State University- Alamogordo SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration This orientation covers information for Online and On-Campus students All new college (NMSU) students must complete this online SOAR session in order to fully complete registration.
    • Student Orientation Required for all Online Courses. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • College Terms•  Course Load - number of semester hours for which a student is registered•  Full-time student - one who is enrolled for 12+ semester hours in a 16-week semester. (Overload = more than 18 hours)•  Part-time student - less than 12 semester hours in a 16-week semester. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Scheduling Options •  Course Types: –  On-campus -Day, evening, Saturdays –  On-line - Computer-delivered instruction –  ITV - Instructional television •  Course Length: –  16 week full semesters-Fall/Spring, 10 week for Summer –  8 week mini-semesters-Fall/Spring, 5 week for Summer Distance Learning (Instructional Television andOn-line Classes) is not recommended for first-time college students. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Which Degree/Certificate Are You Pursuing?•  Associate of Arts- a two-year degree in the arts –  prepares students to enter a four-year college or university.•  Associate of Science- a two-year degree in the science –  enable students to enter as juniors at a four-year college/university with a major in a science discipline.•  Associate of Applied Science- a two-year Technical degree –  may not be transferable –  Some AAS degrees require specialized admission•  Certificate of Completion – •  Certification in a Smaller part of an AAS degree SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • NM State Core ClassesThese classes provide the student with a broad foundation and common frameworkupon which to develop knowledge and skills, social consciousness and respect for selfand others Note: Some courses require passing a placement rest to enroll Communications: ENGL  111G                                                                  English-­‐Level  I   ENGL  203G,  211G,  or  218G    English-­‐Level  II     (10 Credits) COMM  253G  or  265G  Public  Speaking     Math: MATH  121G  or  Higher,  StaIsIcs  251G   (3 Credits) Lab Sciences: Astronomy,  Biology,  Chemistry,  Environmental  Science,                                           Geography  111G,  Geology,  Physics   (8 Credits)   SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • NM State Core Classes (Continued)Social/Behavioral Anthropology,  Counseling  &  EducaIon  Psychology,  Criminal   JusIce,  Economics,  Geography  112G,  Government,  Health   Sciences: Science,  Psychology,  Social  Work,  Sociology,  Women’s   (6-9 Credits)   Studies   Humanities and Fine Arts Art,  English  220G,  History,  Music,  Philosophy,  Theater  Arts   (6-9 Credits)Campus  Requirements   College  101,  Computer  Science  110   Electives Number  of  elecIves  is  based  on  specific  degree  plan   SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Balancing Work and School13 hours of course load (hours in class each week) 26 hours of prep time (2X hours in class each week) 39 total hours per week spent on school SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Placement Testing (Compass)•  Math, English, and Reading placement tests are designed to measure the student’s academic ability in each subject area for course-level placement.•  Have taken the ACT or SAT? Talk to your advisor about having placement testing waived•  Testing requires a referral form from Advising or an instructor•  Retesting is at your advisors discretion A session with an Academic Advisor is required to assess, advise, provide student with a degree plan, and register student for classes. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • A Little Worried About Compass Testing?  Retesting can be done on a case by case basis. Students must see an Academic Advisor for scheduling and all fees.  If you have taken the test 2 times, you must wait 30 days.  Brush up for the test at: www.thea.nesinc.com www.testprepreview.com www.purplemath.com www.sosmath.com www.mathmax.com www.google.com www.math.com/prealgebra www.algebrahelp.com  Search for other free Compass practice tests on Google. There are many options available on-line. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Understanding Your Compass ScoresWriting 76-100 You can enroll in ENGL 111G 35-75 You can enroll in CCDE 110N 0- 34 You can enroll in CCDE 105NReading 81-100 You can enroll in any college class 61-81 You can enroll in CCDR 110N 0-60 You can enroll in CCDR 105N Math 51-100 You can enroll in CCDM 112N or CCDM 114N 28-50 You can enroll in CCDM 103N 0-27 You can enroll in CCDM 100N SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • What are Developmental Courses (CCD_)•  Are offered in reading, writing, and math.•  They are designed to increase skill levels so students are ready for college level courses•  Are Required of Students who have not successfully passed Compass testing before registering for most college credited courses•  Do not count in GPA•  Are not transferable and do not count towards your degree•  DO count as part of your course load for financial aid, medical insurance, etc. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Our Developmental Classes Are:  English CCDE 105 N Developmental English CCDE 110 N Developmental Writing  Reading CCDR 105 N Reading Tech I CCDR 110 N Reading Tech II  Math CCDM 100 Arithmetic (Pre-Algebra) CCDM 103 Beginning Algebra CCMD 114 Intermediate Algebra or CCDM 112& 113 The class you begin with is based on your Compass scores, each class must be passed with a grade of C or better to progress to the next class SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Planning Your Course LoadIf you work: You May Wish to Take: 35+ hours per week 1 – 2 classes 25-34 hours per week 3 classes 0-24 hours per week 4 – 5 classes Example: ENGL 111G 4 credit hours HIST 101G 3 credit hours BIOL 101G 3 credit hours MATH 121G 3 non-credit hours 13 hours course load SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • A Typical Class Schedule may look like this:Sample Classes Semester HoursENGL 110G 4GOVT100G 3HIST101G 3MATH 121G 3COLL 101 1 Total Hours: 14 SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Course Descriptions You may visit the NMSU-A website to view The Course Catalog and The Class Schedule.Course: English 111G – Rhetoric and CompositionDescription: Skills and methods used in writing university-level essays. Prerequisites:ACT standard score in English of 16 or higher or a Compass score 76 or higher; forthose scoring 13-15 in English on the ACT or 35-75 on the Compass, successfulcompletion of a developmental writing course; for those scoring 12 or below on the ACTstandard score in English or 34 or below on the compass, successful completion of twodevelopmental writing courses.Prerequisite: Engl 111G is a prerequisite for every English course numbered 200 orabove.Co-requisite: NASem Hrs. 3 Lecture Hrs. 4 Lab Hrs. 0Course: Economics 201G – Introduction to EconomicsDescription: Economic institutions and current issues with special emphasis on theAmerican economy.Prerequisite: NACo-requisite: NASem Hrs. 3 Lecture Hrs. 3 Lab Hrs. 0 SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Calculating Your GPA Grade = Point Value A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 F = 0Course Grade Semester Hours x Point Value = GradePointsENGL 111G (B) 4x3 = 12HIST 110G (A) 3x4 = 12BIOL 101G (F) 4x0 = 0CCDM 100N (A) Developmental ClassCOLL 101 (A) 1x4 = 4______________________________________________________________ Hours Attempted = 11 Total Grade Points = 28 28 Total Grade Points divided by 11 Semester Hours Attempted = 2.54 GPA SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Academic StatusGood Standing:•  Students are considered to be in Good Standing when they maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Academic Probation•  Students who drop below a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are placed on Academic Warning.•  Students who fail to raise their status from Academic Warning will be placed on Academic Probation I the following semester. Students on Probation I will be limited to 12 credits for that semester.•  Students who fail to raise their status from Academic Probation I will be placed on Academic Probation 2 the following semester. Students on Probation 2 will be limited to 6 credits for that semester.•  The student who does not raise themselves out of Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension. You will not be allowed to enroll in the university for a full academic semester.•  All students on Warning and Probation must meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Academic Suspension•  Students placed on Academic Suspension may not enroll for the next long semester (for example: two summer sessions and the fall semester if suspended following the spring semester.)•  After serving his/her suspension, students may contact an advisor to request continued enrollment, must write an appeal letter and re-apply at admissions. If a student is granted re-enrollment he/she must maintain 2.0 or higher.•  If suspended a second time, students may contact an advisor to request continued enrollment, must write an appeal letter and re-apply at admissions. If a student is granted re-enrollment he/she must maintain 2.0 or higher. Re-enrollment must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Should I drop a course? Dropping a course will affect the following situations: •  Financial Aid & Scholarships. If you are receiving financial aid, you may face a penalty, and be ineligible for future financial aid. •  Veteran’s Benefits. These funds could be reduced in the next semester. •  Medical Insurance Coverage. If you drop a course, you may no longer be considered a full-time student, which can affect your medical insurance coverage if you are covered by a parent’s insurance. •  Payment Plan Obligations. Even if you drop a course, you are still expected to pay for it. •  Textbooks. You may be required to purchase a newer edition book the next time you repeat the same course. SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Activating your AccountTo activate your my.nmsu account you will need your Banner ID number from your admission letter.STEP 1: Go to http://my.nmsu.eduSTEP 2: Click on “Create an Account” toward the bottom left of the pageSTEP 3: Enter your Banner Id and Date of Birth to begin the process.Follow the onscreen instructions to finish setting up your account. Your email address is: username@nmsu.edu SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Accessing your AccountsOnce you have activate your my.nmsu account use these steps to access your account:STEP 1: Go to http://my.nmsu.eduSTEP 2: Enter your username and PasswordSTEP 3: Use the same Username and password to log into any NMSU system (i.e. Canvas)Note: This is not the same information used to log into the NMSU-A system You will need to stop by the Computer Center (SC 104) to activate your NMSU-A account. Your email address is: username@nmsu.edu SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • Student Email!Check Daily! This email account is the official means of communication to students. •  Log into my.nmsu –  Click on the mail icon (blue envelope) on the left of the screen. •  Why check your my.nmsu.edu email? –  To communicate with Teachers –  To check grades –  To download class Assignments and Notes –  To get important updates from financial aid office –  To view important information like your class Syllabus –  To communicate with other students in your class SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
    • HELP ME, PLEASE !!!! If you have any questions, Please call is at: 575-439-3720 SOAR Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration