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Welcome to Georgia Piedmont Technical College! We hope that your
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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College is accredited by the Southern
Association of C...
Note: This schedule is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. For the most accurate information, please...
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Follow These Steps to Enrollment!

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Student Registration
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Tuition & Fees (Spring 2014)

Financial Aid Deadlines – Spring Full Term

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  1. 1. 2014 SPRING
  2. 2. Welcome to Georgia Piedmont Technical College! We hope that your time here is enjoyable and rewarding. As a student, you are offered a wealth of opportunities. You have the freedom to pursue an academic course of study which is not only challenging, but personally satisfying. You also are given the chance to broaden your interests and abilities through participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities and through them to learn, excel, and grow. If you have any questions after reading this Registration Guide, or if you ever need any help during your time at the college, please feel free to contact the Division of Student Affairs. We would be happy to help you. Sincerely, Dr. Irvin T. Clark, III Vice President, Student Affairs
  3. 3. About Georgia Piedmont Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s significant non-compliance with Commission requirements or standards. Inquiries related to normal and ongoing College operations such as admission requirements, financial aid, programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Georgia Piedmont Technical College and not to the Commission on Colleges. Frequently Called Numbers All GPTC departments are 404-297-9522. The extensions are: Academic Deans (DeKalb)…………………..………………………. 1133 Academic Deans (Newton)…………………………….……..……. 3116 Academic Advising (DeKalb)……………………………………..… 1152 Academic Advising (Newton)…………………………………….… 3246, 3231 Admissions & Records (DeKalb)....................................... 1602 Admissions & Records (Newton)...................................... 3100 Assessment Center (Testing).......................................... 1571 BANNER Help Desk……………………………………………..…………….. 5911 Bookstore ....................................................................... 1288 Toll Free 866-266-5748 Bookstore (Newton).……………………………………………….….. 3224 Campus Security ............................................................. 1199 Career, Advising & Retention Services (DeKalb)................ 1109 Career, Advising & Retention Services (Newton)............... 5166 Cashier (DeKalb)…………………………………………………………… 1249 Cashier (Newton)............................................................ 3124 Counseling Services (DeKalb)…….………………..………………. 1183 Counseling Services (Newton)………………………..….…….…. 3117 Disability Services ........................................................... 1155 Financial Aid (DeKalb)...................................................... 1107, 1168 Financial Aid (Newton).................................................... 3111 International Student Services……………………….……………………. 1154 GPTC Foundation............................................................. 1113 Learning Resource Center/Library (DeKalb).................... 1850 Learning Resource Center/Library (Newton)................... 3212 Online Learning Help Desk…………………………………….……… 5043 Special Populations……………………………………….…..….……. 1280 Student Activities…………………………………………….………..… 1291 Student Affairs………………………………………………………..….. 1829 Student Help Desk: Angel, Banner & Student Email ......... 5911 Student ID Cards (DeKalb) ............................................. 1291 Student ID Cards (Newton)............................................ 3100 Student Success & Learning Support Center................... 1287 Veterans Services (DeKalb).............................................. 1154 Veterans Services (Newton)............................................ 3100 GPTC Locations DeKalb Campus 495 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021 404-297-9522 Ext. 0 Newton Campus 16200 Alcovy Road Covington, Georgia 30014 404-297-9522 Ext. 3100 Newton Campus Building D & Conference Center 8100 Bob Williams Parkway Covington, Georgia 30014 404-297-9522 Ext. 5000 Paul M. Starnes Center 1085 Montreal Road Clarkston, Georgia 30021 404-297-9522 Ext. 2525 Regional Transportation Training Center 6720 Marbut Road Lithonia, Georgia 30058 (678) 526-7384 Community Education Center 5745 Buford Highway, Suite 200 Doraville, Georgia 30340 404-297-9522 Ext. 4000 Rockdale Center 1400 Parker Road Conyers, GA 30094 (770) 761-3092 Rockdale Career Academy (RCA) 1064 Culpepper Drive Conyers, Georgia 30094 404-297-9522 Ext. 3100 Morgan County Center 150 E. Washington Street Madison, GA 30650 404-297-9522 Ext. 5000 Equal Opportunity Statement Georgia Piedmont Technical College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, color creed, gender, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation or belief. 2 SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU
  4. 4. Note: This schedule is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. For the most accurate information, please go to the GPTC website www.gptc.edu or consult your academic/program advisor. SPRING Full Term Academic & Career Advising Awareness Week Priority Registration Begins Only Dual Enrollment Students (GPTC Campus only) and students with documented disabilities Open Registration All students SUMMER Late Start 10 Weeks 21-24 Oct Full Term 10 Weeks 10-20 Mar 28-Oct N/A 24-Mar 30 Oct - 10 Jan 5-14 Feb 26 Mar - 16 May Admission Application Closes 11-Nov 11-Nov 7-Apr Last day to submit FAFSA 18-Nov 18-Nov 14-Apr Last Day to Submit Financial Aid Documents Late documents not guaranteed to be processed by beginning of semester 25-Nov 25-Nov 21-Apr Deadline to apply for payment option with 0% down 28 Oct - 18 Nov N/A TBA Deadline to apply for payment option with 25% down 19 Nov - 6 Dec N/A TBA Payment Deadline #1 December 5 at 6pm Deadline to apply for payment option with 50% down in two payments 7 Dec - 6 Jan N/A TBA FAFSA deadline November 18 Deadline to apply for payment option with 50% down in one payment 7-13 Jan N/A TBA Financial Aid Document Submission Deadline November 25 5-Dec 1-May Non-Payment Purge at 7pm 5-Dec 1-May SAP Appeal Deadline 31-Dec 31-Dec 3-May Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline #2 at 6pm 6-Jan 10-Feb 12-May Non-Payment Purge at 7pm 6-Jan 10-Feb 12-May Late Registration/Add/Drop 11-14 Jan 15-18 Feb 17-20-May Non-Payment Purge at 7pm Must pay by 6pm the same day you register. 10-14 Jan daily 14-18 Feb daily 16-20 May daily Purge Appeal (Response within 48 hours) 14-16 Jan 19-20 Feb 20-21 May New Student Orientation 7-Jan 11-Feb 13-May First Day of class Weekend T/TH M/W 11-Jan 14-Jan 13-Jan 15-Feb 18-Feb 17-Feb 17-May 20-May 19-May Program Change Deadline 14-Jan 14-Jan 20-May Graduation Application Submission Opens 14-Jan 14-Jan 20-May 18-21 Jan @ midnight 24-Feb 24-27 May @ midnight 23-24 Jan 26-27 Feb 29-30 May 60% Midpoint 19-Mar 2-Apr 2-Jul Graduation Application Submission Deadline 19-Mar 19-Mar 2-Jul Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit 19-Mar 19-Mar 2-Jul Last day to submit withdraw from classes and receive a grade of W (Faculty & Students) 19-Mar 2-Apr 2-Jul No Show Appeal Academic & Career Advising Awareness October 21-24 Open Registration October 30 – January 10 Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline #1 at 6pm No Show SPRING Spring Admission Application Deadline November 11 Late Registration January 11-14 See Calendar for Spring 10 week session deadlines SUMMER Advising & Career Advising Awareness March 17-20 Open Registration March 26 – May 16 Summer Admission Application Deadline April 7 Payment Deadline #1 May 1 FAFSA deadline April 14 Financial Aid Document Submission Deadline April 21 Late Registration May 17-20
  5. 5. First day for faculty to assign grades of W or WF when students withdraw from classes 20-Mar 3-Apr 3-Jul Last Day for students to withdraw from classes Weekend T/TH M/W 12 Apr 17 Apr 21 Apr 12 Apr 17 Apr 21 Apr 26-Jul 24-Jul 23-Jul Last Day of Class Weekend T/TH M/W 19-Apr 24-Apr 28-Apr 19-Apr 24-Apr 28-Apr 2-Aug 31-Jul 30-Jul Final Exams Weekend T/TH M/W 26-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 26-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 9-Aug 5-Aug 4-Aug Last Day to Submit Grades 5-May 5-May 14-Aug Classes will not meet on these dates 20-Jan 24-May 26-May 30 Jun - 5 July SPRING REGISTRATION Priority starts What is Late Start? Late start is a reduced number of weeks in which full semester courses are offered. This results in the courses meeting for longer on meeting days and material being covered at a faster rate. This spring late start courses will be held for a 10 week period as compared to the standard 16 week semester. Only students who are not registered for full term courses may register for late start courses. This includes continuing, transfer, returning and new students. Students enrolled in late start courses will have their financial aid dispersed later in the semester than full term students receiving financial aid. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES Students are responsible for being informed of all policies and procedures required for continued attendance at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Policies and procedures are generally found in this Catalog and in the Student Handbook. Other policies pertaining to specific student rights and regulations are found in the Employee Manual located in the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar, Division Chairpersons, Academic Deans, Dean of Student Affairs, and Vice President of Student Affairs. Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s regulations will not be waived because a student pleads ignorance of established policies and procedures. A student who is 4 unsure of any policy or procedure should seek clarification from one of the offices mentioned above. This document primarily addresses student enrollment and registration at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Catalog and the College website at www.gptc.edu contain a wealth of information not found in this Guide. The Catalog and college website display content for the Programs of Study as well as basic information concerning Campus Regulations, Admission Policies, Academic Policies, Student Fees and Costs, Definition of Legal Residence, Student Records, Students with Disabilities, and Library Services. Students are encouraged to consult the Catalog, and/or the College website for details SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU
  6. 6. Are you New to GPTC? while on campus at all times. Follow These Steps to Enrollment! Student I.D. pictures are made on New Student Registration day(s), DropAdd day(s), and other scheduled dates. Refer to the Academic Calendar for registration and drop-add dates. A current Schedule/Invoice must be presented to receive a new Student I.D. or validation. IDs are issued by the Office of Student Activities on the DeKalb Campus and the Information Office on the Newton Campus. Student I.D. badges are valid for the current term only and must be validated each term. Step 1: Submit Admissions Application New, transfer, and those students returning to GPTC after 12 months off must complete and submit an application for Admissions. Apply online at www.gptc.edu or in person at any campus. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee. You may pay online by credit, debit or Visa/Mastercard gift cards. If you wish to pay by cash, check or money order you can complete the application online then go to the Admission Office on campus Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid Financial Aid qualifications vary. All students should complete the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. GPTC’s school code is 016582 You must complete the FAFSA for all financial aid. Step 3: Access College email and Learn 900 Number “YOUR” Student Email Address is the Official Means of Communication with Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Georgia Piedmont Technical College personnel will not respond to emails sent from your personal email account/address. Current students must send email communications via their assigned Georgia Piedmont Technical College email address only. The student email account/address is assigned by Georgia Piedmont Technical College and mailed (via US Postal Service) when you are admitted to the College. Georgia Piedmont Technical College will send all student related correspondence, including registration and financial information, to your College-issued email address. It is the student’s responsibility to access the assigned GPTC student email to remain informed. The Student ID Number is a nine-digit number beginning with #900, and used by students to gain access to their academic and financial records. For security purposes, students must use their Student Number for all transactions. Student Numbers are assigned at the time of admission to the College. Step 4: Complete Placement Testing Schedule a placement test by calling the Assessment Center. The purpose of the test is to ensure your advisor is able to place you in the appropriate courses to be most successful. Please note that students with satisfactory scores on the SAT, ACT, ASSET or COMPASS are not required to test so check with Admissions to find out if this is necessary for you. A current validated student ID will be required to access any on-campus student support areas such as computer labs or libraries. A student must register their vehicle and receive a school-parking permit. DeKalb Campus student parking permits are available during the Registration process and at the Campus Security Office. Newton Campus student parking permits are available during the Registration process and in the Information Office. To register your vehicle take the tag number of the vehicle and your current Student ID or student invoice with you. The permit must be displayed and clearly visible at all times the vehicle is on campus. The registration of vehicles, parking regulations, and the observance of reserved spaces must be adhered to at all times. Parking fines will be issued to students who do not comply with the rules and regulations as outlined below. No vehicle is to be left on campus after school hours without a special permit. Georgia Piedmont Technical College is not liable for damage to vehicles parked on campus. Step 9: Purchase Books You can purchase your books and necessary supplies at the Bookstore on the DeKalb or Newton campus. Are you Continuing at GPTC? Follow these Steps! Step 1: Apply for Financial Aid All students planning to receive aid should complete the online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. GPTC’s school code is 016582. Ensure the FAFSA has been submitted for the 2013-14 academic year. Check Bannerweb for additional requirements. Step 2: Meet with your Advisor & Register for classes To stay headed in the right direction, you must meet with your Academic Advisor to plan an appropriate class schedule. Then register for your classes on your own. See next page for registration instructions. Step 5: Meet with your Advisor & Register for classes Step 3: Print Schedule and Fee Statement To start off in the right direction, you must meet with your Academic Advisor to plan an appropriate class schedule. Then register for your classes on your own. See next page for registration instructions. Take your completed course schedule and fee statement to the Cashier Office at either the DeKalb or Newton campus for payment. You may pay may be paid by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The cashier will give you a receipt. You may also pay online. Step 6: Print Schedule and Fee Statement Step 7: Pay Tuition and Fees Take your completed course schedule and fee statement to the Cashier Office at either the DeKalb or Newton campus for payment. You may pay may be paid by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The cashier will give you a receipt. You may also pay online. Step 8: Obtain Student ID and Parking Permit Georgia Piedmont Technical College students, faculty and staff are required to wear and/or clearly display their identification (ID) badges Step 4: Pay Tuition and Fees Step 5: Validate Student ID Student I.D. badges are valid for the current term only and must be validated each term. A current Schedule/Invoice must be presented to receive validation. IDs are issued by the Office of Student Activities on the DeKalb Campus and the Information Office on the Newton Campus. Step 6: Purchase Books You can purchase your books and necessary supplies at the Bookstore on the DeKalb or Newton campus. SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU 5
  7. 7. Student Registration Prior to registering for classes, each student must see their Academic or Program Advisor to complete a Course Selection Form, including a Course Reference Number (CRN) for each class. How to register for class: Step 1: http://www.gptc.edu Step 2: Click on BANNER WEB LOGIN Step 3: Click on I am a new student; or I am a currently enrolled or former student. New students will complete the Student Enrollment Form and New Student Survey. Current or Former students, click ENTER SECURE AREA and enter required information. Step 4: Enter your Student ID Number and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). (First time users: your PIN is a randomly generated 6 character password sent to your student email account). Step 5: If prompt appears requesting: AUTHORIZATION TO COLLECT CURRENT OUTSTANDING BALANCES, click Accept or Decline. Step 6: Click on STUDENT AND FINANCIAL AID. Step 7: Click on REGISTRATION. NOTE: If you have a "hold" on your record, you will not be allowed to register. Click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the page to view your "hold". You must take care of your "hold" before you can proceed. Step 8: Click on ADD/DROP CLASSES. This page is used to register for classes. In the Add Class section, enter all Course Reference Numbers (CRNs from Step 2) then Click on SUBMIT CHANGES. Once registered, your schedule will appear on the screen. ***VERY IMPORTANT*** You must allow a 60 - 90 second response time. NOTE: All registration errors (time conflicts, pre-requisite/test score errors, closed courses, etc.) will be stated at the bottom of the screen clearly marked with a STOP sign. The reason the course(s) was not added is stated under the status column. These must be corrected to register. Step 9: Scroll to top of form. Click on MENU then click on REGISTRATION FEE ASSESSMENT This screen displays tuition and fees that you must pay to reserve your schedule. You should print and present to the Cashier Office or the Financial Aid Office, then keep for your information/reference. would be a cosmetology student registering for a welding course. Who are advisors at Georgia Piedmont Technical College? First Term Student Academic Advisors Advisors who work with new students to evaluate test scores, transfer credit, discuss career plans, develop first term schedule, and assist with registering for classes and setting up student email accounts. Program Advisors Faculty who teach the technical courses. Most of these program advisors will meet with you during your second term and beyond. However, First Term Student advisors may refer some students to the program advisors immediately following test score evaluation. Co-Advisors Faculty who teach all levels of general studies courses to include English, Reading and Math. These advisors work with students in the selection of the appropriate general studies course. Advisor Responsibilities • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements and college policies and procedures. • Encourage and guide students to develop realistic goals. • Be accessible for meeting with students via office hours, telephone, email or web access. Student Responsibilities • Clarify personal values, goals and provide advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities. • Become knowledgeable about programs, policies and procedures. • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with advisor during each semester. What happens in an advising session? Advising is a formal conversation between you and a first-term advisor or an instructor related to your program of study. This advisor/student partnership requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student as it is built over the student’s entire educational experience at the college. Meet with your advisor before you register each term Who is my Academic Advisor and how do I contact him/her? Step 10: Scroll to top of form. Click on MENU then click on STUDENT DETAIL SCHEDULE This screen includes all registered courses with day, time, location, instructor, etc. You should print and keep for your information/reference. Step 11: ***For Security Reasons*** Click on EXIT. Once you have completed your registration, it is necessary for you to close your browser NEW Course Add Policies!!! During late registration students will no longer be able to add a course after it has met one time. For example, if a course meets at 9:00 am on Mondays and Wednesdays, you will only be able to add the class until 8:59 on Monday. You will not be able to add the class at 9:00 am on Monday or later. Students will no longer be able to register for courses outside of their program major, without seeing an advisor. The advisor may provide an override and should inform the student that courses outside of their program major will not be paid by financial aid and the student is responsible for paying the tuition and fees for that course(s). An example 6 For a current listing of advisors, please go to: »» » www.gptc.edu »» » select CURRENT students »» » select ADVISORS for your campus (DeKalb or Newton) You may also call the division secretary at 404-297-9522, in your program area at the extensions listed below: Business Information Systems....................................Yvonne Trott, Ext. 1131 General Studies/Learning Support.................Antoinette Redwood, Ext. 1243 Industrial Technology.......................................Kynshasa McDaniel, Ext. 1212 Public Safety and Security……………….…..…………..……Carole Turner. Ext. 5310 Health, Education & Professional Services……………………………………. Ext. 1160 See page 11 for a listing of programs by division. SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU
  8. 8. Tuition & Fees (Spring 2014) Financial Aid Deadlines – Spring Full Term See next page. Tuition and fees are subject to change after guide published. (See calendar for other dates) GA Resident: $85/credit hour US Resident: $170/credit hour Non-Resident (Not US born or US naturalized citizen): $340/credit hour Non-Refundable Application Fee: $25 Registration Fee: A registration fee of $63 per semester is charged to each student regardless of course format Late Registration Fee: Registration fee + $45 Campus Resources Fee: $75 each semester, for credit students only Student Activity Fee: $30 each semester, for credit students only. This is not charged to students whose entire schedule consists of online, webbased courses. Technology Support Fee: $105 each semester, for credit students only Instructional Support Fee: $50 each semester, for credit students only General Studies Natural Science Lab Fee: $20 each semester a student is enrolled in Natural Science courses (Biology, Chemistry & Physics). Paralegal Fee: $52 each semester, for paralegal students only to access online legal research sites. Learning Support Fee: For students in learning support math, reading or English. $110/learning support math course, $60/learning support reading or English course. Health & Wellness (Counseling) Fee: $7 each semester, for credit students only. Athletic Fee: $15 each semester, for credit students only Graduation Fee: $35 for student applying for graduation for a Diploma or an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Some specialty programs have different fees and require specialized tool/instrument sets and uniforms. Nov. 18 - FAFSA submission deadline (GPTC’s school code is 016582) Nov. 25 - File completion deadline Nov. 25 - Student Loan Application Deadline Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver: GA residents 62 years of age or older are eligible to attend classes for credit or non-credit (audit) on a spaceavailable basis, without tuition charged. Additional fees will apply. Courses that involve external agencies or individualized instruction are excluded. Individuals using a senior citizen tuition waiver are enrolled on a space available basis only during the Add/Drop period of each semester. Contact the Registrar Office for details. Dropping/Withdrawing from a Class (See calendar for specific dates) Did you know that dropping a class might affect more than just your grade? • Dropping and/or withdrawal from one or more courses may affect your financial aid. • Dropping a course b e f o r e o r during the “Late Registration/Add/Drop” period each term is considered a “drop.” The course will not show up on your official transcript and you will not be charged for the course. If you paid for the course prior to dropping it you will receive a 100% tuition refund. • Withdrawals after the “Late Registration/Add/ Drop” period and prior to 60% of the term will result in a grade of “W” on your transcript. Withdrawal after 60% of the term and before final exams begin will result in a grade on your transcript of “W” if you are passing the course at the time of withdrawal or a grade or “WF” if you are failing the course on the last date you attended class. A “WF” is computed in your GPA the same as an “F.” If you withdraw from a course you must still pay all t uit io n and fees for the course regardless of when you withdraw. • Students are responsible for their own records and should withdraw from a course through the Registrar’s Office to ensure tit is properly recorded. Spring 2013 Financial Aid checklist You may not be required to submit all of these documents. See Financial Document Verification below to identify what you will need to submit.  Student’s 2012 Federal Tax Return transcript* *may also need spouse’s/parents’ income tax return transcripts which may be requested at www.irs.gov or at 1-800-908-9946  Student's 2012 IRS Verification of Nonfiling Status Letter *may also need spouse’s/parents’ IRS nonfiling status letter, which may be requested online at www.irs.gov or by phone at 1-800-908-9946  2012 W-2 Earning Statements (Must be from the IRS)  Leave and Earning Statements (LES for military and military dependents)  Statement of unemployment benefits  Information on child support payments paid and/or received  Social Security benefits information/statement for all members of the household  Proof of SNAP benefits  Proof of other family members in household attending college (for example: registrar’s certificate of attendance) For the current Financial Aid updates and information, visit gptc.edu or call the Financial Aid hotline. Student Financial Services has created a Financial Aid hotline for students to call and receive information on financial aid programs. The numbers are listed below: DeKalb Campus: 404-297-9522 ext. 1264 Newton Campus: 770-786-9522 ext. 3110 Toll Free: 1-877-780-3032 ext. 1264 or 3110 Financial Aid Document Verification To verify all documents have been received by the Financial Aid Office, please check your status by logging on Banner Web. Go to www.gptc.edu Click Banner Web (In blue ribbon on top of page) Click I am a currently enrolled or former student (At bottom of page) Enter Secure Area (Please read this information) User ID: 900-XX-XXX PIN: XXXXXX Click Student & Financial Aid Financial Aid My Eligibility Student Requirements Select Aid Year You will see a list of documents required and whether or not it has been satisfied. Remember all students do not have to submit the same documents so check to see what is required of you. If you need help retrieving your User ID/PIN, please contact Student Support at extension 5399. SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU 7
  9. 9. Fee Summary Chart Hours Tuition Registration Campus Health & Activity Insurance Technology Instructional Resources Wellness Athletics Total Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Georgia Resident 1 $85 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $434 2 $170 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $519 3 $255 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $604 4 $340 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $689 5 $425 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $774 6 $510 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $859 7 $595 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $944 8 $680 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1029 9 $765 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1114 10 $850 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1199 11 $935 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1284 12 $1020 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1369 USA Resident 1 $170 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $519 2 $340 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $689 3 $510 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $859 4 $680 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1029 5 $850 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1199 6 $1020 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1369 7 $1190 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1539 8 $1360 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1709 9 $1530 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1879 10 $1700 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $2049 11 $1870 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $2219 12 $2040 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $2389 Non-Resident 1 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $689 2 $680 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1029 3 $1020 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1369 4 $1360 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $1709 5 $1700 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $2049 6 $2040 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $2389 7 $2380 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $2729 8 $2720 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $3069 9 $3060 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $3409 10 $3400 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $3749 11 $3740 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $4089 12 8 $340 $4080 $63 $30 $4 $105 $75 $7 $15 $50 $4429 SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU
  10. 10. Payment Students must either pay all tuition and fees or submit a FAFSA before the FAFSA submission deadline, to cover the Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline #1 for the term. Any balance, regardless of the amount, will result in your registration being purged at 7 pm that evening. All tuition and fees must be paid or have Financial Aid confirmed that will cover all tuition and fees by Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline #2 for the term. Any balance, regardless of the amount, will result in your registration being purged at 7 pm that evening. Course registrations on January 10-14 must be paid by 6pm on the same day you register. Also if it is during the Late Registration period there is a late registration fee of $45. All tuition and fees for courses added during late registration must be paid or Financial Aid confirmed that will cover all tuition and fees. Any balance, no matter the amount, will result in your registration being purged at 7 pm. If you are purged on the last day (final purge), you will not be allowed to continue classes or re-register for a full semester course. If you have no full semester courses, you may register for a late start course. GPTC Bookstore Note: Hours may vary slightly when classes are not in session. DeKalb Campus (Room A-026) 1st 2 weeks of Term Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday CLOSED Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Regular Hours Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Newton Campus (Room B-105) 1st 2 weeks of Term Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Regular Hours Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) If you are purged for non-payment of account balance after the final purge you may appeal the purge via an email to accountreview@gptc.edu prior to the purge appeal deadline (See Calendar). You must include your student number, student GPTC email address and reason for the appeal. Email submissions must be made using the student’s GPTC email account. Please note only those students purged due to College error will be reinstated. You will be notified via your GPTC email account of the decision. NOTE: The Tuition & Payment Deadlines are in the Calendar and the Important Dates box. If you have an outstanding balance for any term a Business Office hold will be placed on your record and you will not be able to register for any further coursework, receive financial aid, receive or have forwarded to external third parties any transcripts or grades until the financial obligation has been paid. Verify Payment or Financial Aid Go to www.gptc.edu Click Banner Web (In blue ribbon on top of page) Click I am a currently enrolled or former student (At bottom of page) Enter Secure Area (Please read this information) User ID: 900-XX-XXX PIN: XXXXXX Click Student & Financial Aid Financial Aid Award Information Account Detail for Term You will see your “Authorized Financial Aid Balance” (amount you have been awarded) and your “Account Balance” (amount you owe). Subtract the “Account Balance” from the “Authorized Financial Aid Balance” and you will know if you have a refund or must pay the college by the tuition and fee payment deadline. If you need help retrieving your User ID/PIN, please contact Student Support at extension 5399. Online Learning Online learning is a convenient alternative to taking courses in a traditional classroom setting. It allows the student to learn almost anywhere and anytime according to his or her individual schedule. To achieve the best results in an online learning course, students must be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The online learning courses are no different from the regular courses taught on campus in the amount of time it takes to do the lessons and assignments. Students have ample opportunities to interact with the instructor and other students through electronic means. Students must be well organized and have a basic understanding of computer functions to be successful in a distance learning course. If you cannot log on by the 3rd day of class, please contact the Online Learning Help Desk. SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU 9
  11. 11. Is an Online Course Right For You? Students often wonder if an online course is right for them. Please consider the following items when deciding if this is the right instructional format for you. 1. Online courses definitely require strong student motivation and very strong student discipline. 2. Research shows that active learners are most successful. 3. Students who are good readers and writers will perform better in online courses. Three different reading skills are required. First, students must be good readers--the amount of reading is often doubled in web courses since students must read a text and online material. Second, students must be self-starting readers. All assignments, due-dates, and instructions are available on the web, but students must seek them out. Third, students must be good detail readers and proofreaders. The slightest spelling or syntax error can mean hours of frustration. Failure to read and follow directions can seriously harm student performance. Students may also have bad habits contributing to superficial reading such as “hitting” a page, or “checking it out.” Course web pages contain too much information for this—students must go to the page, stop, and read the page with understanding. 4. Online courses tend to require more hours per week than regularly scheduled classes. Students may save some time by eliminating driving, parking, and getting a baby-sitter, but the time to organize study, to complete assignments, and to review for exams adds up to a significant commitment. 5. Online courses are not self-paced. It is not possible to enroll at any time, take tests at any time, etc. Some courses may require students to go to the Assessment Center for exams. There is flexibility, but all online courses require some scheduled events. It is the student’s responsibility to meet these due dates for each course. Internet Courses not for you? Still want face-to-face time with your instructor? Check out our Web-Enhanced and Hybrid courses. A Web-Enhanced course combines a regular classroom schedule with material placed on the Web and available to you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. A Hybrid course is a blend of classroom and online learning. They require regular attendance on campus but not as much as a traditional or web-enhanced course. The classroom time is supplemented with required online assignments. 10 What is a Web-Enhanced Course? Web-enhanced classes are offered on-campus and use the Internet in addition to the traditional face-to-face classroom activities. The web site can include: Information, ElectronicLecture-Notes (ELN’s), Assignments, Quizzes, Tests (multiple choice and free response), and other learning and collaboration features. Students access these features before and after class to further learn and reinforce what is taught and discussed in class. What is a VIDEO CONFERENCE Course? Georgia Piedmont Technical College is committed to utilizing and offering the most current in educational technology to its students. Our Video Conference courses are conducted between our DeKalb and Newton campuses using a live, two-way audio and video network. Fax machines are provided in each Video Conference Lab to facilitate exchange of handouts and student work. What is a Hybrid Course? Hybrid classes combine the best of online and face-to-face classroom educational experiences. The classroom component enables the student to have personal contact with the instructor and the online component permits flexibility to best suit the learning style of the student. Hybrid classes involve required but reduced seat time for the student. Students should check with the instructor the first week of classes for specific details. Are you taking an online class? If so, GPTC uses a website called ANGEL. To access it go to: http://gptc.angellearning.com. There is no www in the address. The address MUST be typed EXACTLY like it is here. If it does not come up, check the spelling. Your username and password changes from time to time so the best way to find your current username is to go to our website, www.gptc.edu > ANGEL > Login Info/Orientation. Always go to this website before you attempt to login on the first day of classes. Any changes to online course login information will be published here first. If you cannot logon by the 3rd day of classes, please contact: Office of Web-Based Learning: 404-297-9522, ext. 5043, or e-mail gptconline@gptc.edu. SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU
  12. 12. Divisions and Programs of Study Division of Business Information Systems Business Technologies Accounting Banking and Finance Business Administrative Technology Business Management Marketing Management Information Technologies Computer Programming Computer Support Database Networking Division of Economic Development Commercial Truck Driving Electrical Line worker Apprentice Division of General Studies/Learning Support History/Political Science Humanities/Fine Arts Learning Support Mathematics/Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Division of Health, Education & Professional Services Health Technologies Clinical Laboratory Technology Nurse Aide Phlebotomy Technician Training Practical Nursing Occupational Technology Cosmetology Professional Service Technology Early Childhood Care and Education Division of Industrial Technology Air Conditioning Technology Automotive Technology Building Automation Systems Commercial Refrigeration Computer Graphics & Design Drafting Digital and Media Productions Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology Electronics Technology Green Technologies Academy Motorcycle Service Technology Welding and Joining Technology Division of Public Safety and Security Basic Law Enforcement Academy Criminal Justice Technology Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) Fire Science Technology Forensics Paralegal Studies SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU 11
  13. 13. Student Services Complaint Procedure Any member of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Community (includes any person who is a student, faculty member, Georgia Piedmont Technical College official or any other person employed by Georgia Piedmont Technical College) may file a complaint with the Dean of Student Affairs/Student Disciplinary Officer against any student for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The individual(s) initiating the action must complete a Student Code of Conduct Complaint Form, and forward it directly to the Student Disciplinary Officer or his/her designee. Student Grievance Procedure Georgia Piedmont Technical College provides due process for student appeals in areas pertaining to admissions, disciplinary actions, and academic matters. Georgia Piedmont Technical College also provides a student grievance procedure. A student wishing to initiate an appeal or grievance may obtain a copy of the specific procedure from the Division Chairpersons, Academic Deans, Dean of Student Affairs, or Vice President of Student Affairs; or they may obtain complete procedures or online at www.gptc.edu (click on Student Services then Student Grievance). For more detailed information regarding The Student Conduct Code, please refer to the current Georgia Piedmont Technical College Student Handbook. Student Right to Know Disclosure The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Student Right to Know Disclosure identifies where to find institutional information and discloses the graduation rate for full-time/first-time enrolled students as well as campus crime statistics. It is a federal mandate designed to help enrolled and prospective students make informed decisions. More detailed information can be found on the GPTC website: www.gptc.edu. Click on the Future Students link and then on Campus Security. Professionalism Policy Students must dress appropriately while on campus or at College sponsored activities. Students should refer to the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Student Handbook for what is considered appropriate dress. Career Services Career services are available to students, community residents, and employers to match individuals’ interests, abilities, skills, training, and experience with available employment opportunities as well as in effectively equipping students with the job search and non-technical skills required to be successful in the workplace. Assistance is available for: Writing Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank You Letters Identifying Websites for Posting Resumes Successful Job Search Techniques On-line Job Search Researching Employment Openings Networking to Connect with the "Right" Employer for You 12 Coaching on Interviewing Skills On-Site Employer Recruiting and Career Fairs. These services are available in the Career, Advising and Retention Services Office. Learning Resource Center (Library) Students have access to library services at the Learning Resource Center on the DeKalb Campus and at the John R. Williams Learning Resource Center on the Newton Campus. Access is provided to books, compact disks, records, non-print items, and periodical titles. Services include study areas, photocopy machines, interlibrary loan, and point-of-use instruction. Computers are equipped with GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online), Microsoft Office, instructional software, and Internet access. Students must present a current validated student I.D. in order to borrow materials. Special Services Division Equity/Special Populations This program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College serves single parents, displaced homemakers and students that are enrolled in nontraditional programs. The program offers customized workshops and seminars such as career testing and exploration, academic preparation, and review, stress management, parenting skills, self-esteem improvement and job readiness training. The Equity/Special Populations office provides tangible support services such as a lending library that allows students to borrow text books on term basis and MARTA transportation. While the program specifically focuses on the needs of single parents and non-traditional students, all workshops and seminars are open to all students. For additional information please contact the Equity/Special Populations Coordinator at 404-297-9522, ext. 1280 or bogler@gptc.edu. Disability Services Students with a disability who need academic adjustments are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office for an appointment. Services for the deaf/hard of hearing must be requested at least six weeks in advance of registration. Students in need of these services should contact the Disability Services Advisor at (404) 297-9522 ext.1155 or greenwop@gptc.edu. Please contact Disability Services as soon as possible to ensure that adjustments are implemented in a timely manner. International Student Services Georgia Piedmont Technical College serves international students, both resident and noncitizen, who are seeking or holding an F-l/M-1 student visa. The International Student Advisor processes applications for admission and keeps students informed of the regulations required for maintaining status as an F-1 or M-1 visa holder. In addition, the International Student Advisor is the Designated School Official, and is required to notify INS should an international student fail to comply with these regulations. For additional information please contact the International Student Advisor at 404-297-9522, ext.1154 or petersl@gptc.edu. SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU
  14. 14. Veteran and Military Support Center GPTC provides assistance, support and guidance to veterans and active service members to help meet their unique academic needs. The primary mission of the veteran’s program is to serve as a guide to veterans and active service members as they explore the variety of services, options and benefits provided by GPTC. The Center provides assistance with: Admissions. Financial Aid, Course Registration, Counseling, Tutoring, Community Resources, Clubs and Organizations, Disability Services, Class Advisement, and Life Skills Workshops For additional information please contact the Veteran Coordiantor at 404-297-9522, ext.1154 or petersl@gptc.edu. Student Counseling Services The complexity of life is sometimes simply too much, too hard, and too frustrating to handle alone. Counseling is a chance to talk confidentially with someone who is here to help you. All communications between you and your counselor are confidential with the exception of the following (in accordance with Georgia law): abuse of children or the elderly, imminent harm to self or imminent harm to others. Short term counseling services (three visits per semester) are available to all currently enrolled Georgia Piedmont Technical College degree, certificate or diploma students on a first-come first-serve basis. These services are available in the Career, Advising and Retention Services Office. Student Success Center The Center is open to all registered GPTC students and offers free academic tutoring services based on learning styles and individual student needs. The Center is equipped with computerized tutorials which are designed to help students improve skills in math, reading and English. Tutors are also available for individual and group sessions at both the DeKalb and Newton campuses 9 am- 7 pm, Monday - Thursday. The Limited English Proficiency Lab (LEP) provides remediation and language assistance to credit students. The lab is equipped with the ELLIS interactive software to address the languagespecific challenges of LEP students (grammar, reading, vocabulary and listening). Bilingual tutors are available to assist students in setting up an instructional plan to work on areas of weakness in English and reading. Other services provided by the Center are:  ESL reference materials  PassKey and SkillsTutor computerized learning systems for math, reading & writing  FOCUS Career and Educational Planning System  Study skills Handouts  COMPASS Prep handout for math, reading and writing  Computer and internet access  Instructional videos SPRING 2014 • 404-297-9522 • APPLY OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GPTC.EDU 13

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