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  1. 1. IN DES MOINES!
  2. 2. Liz Inman: Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Law and Justice Ruth Chanez: Information Technology/Administrative Management Carol Ruggles: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology Jennifer Lund: Business Administration and Accounting
  3. 3. • If you have not already gotten a student ID card you should get that done today or as soon as possible. Please contact Ruth Chanez in the front office about what you need to do. • You will meet with your academic advisor, review the admissions requirements for your major. • You will learn about the programs and services available here on the Des Moines Campus. • If you have not been on the Highline Campus before you might want to learn where you need to purchase a parking permit, etc. • You will meet the student life staff • Get your questions answered!
  4. 4. At CWU Des Moines your success is a priority for us ..some of the top tips for success here, from faculty and staff are: Be realistic about the amount of time you will need to be successful in your course work when working and managing family activities. More and more it seems that students are over committed and as a result suffer stress and break downs. Online classes are not less work. Read the text. You are required to purchase textbooks and assigned other readings for a reason. Be sure and read them and apply what you learned through that reading to your exams and other assigned work. Utilize the writing center for improving writing, study and analysis skills. You may be taking tests that require essay questions, if you have never taken an test based on essay questions you may want to ask the faculty for some tips. Essay tests require that you write well and are analytical. Google and Wikipedia are not scholarly resource tools. Be critical of the resources you find online. Use the resources we have available - advising, career counselor, library, writing center etc. Be aware of deadlines- registration, drop dates, payments due etc. Get to know people, other students, staff and faculty. Get involved in student leadership, clubs and organizations. Go to career fairs. Get involved with Student Leadership and other clubs and activities.
  5. 5. At CWU Des Moines your success is a priority for us ..some of the top tips for success here, from faculty and staff are: You are responsible for your success. Attend every class, show up on time, turn assignments in on time. Get to know other students and set up peer study groups. We are here to help..ask questions! Use the library, the Writing and Math Center. For ever hour you spend in class you will spend two outside of class studying and completing assignments. That can equal 30 hours for 15 credits!
  6. 6. Stuff you need to know: Yes we have a mascot. His name is Wellington. That is Wellington in the lower corner of this slide.
  7. 7. Other things you need to know about being a student at CWU. There is a lot of information on the CWU.EDU website: Admissions:
  8. 8. You might have followed the transfer student link: Transfer student
  9. 9. You may or may not have gone to the academic advising page
  10. 10. You will also find a link to the 2012-13 Registration Handbook
  11. 11. Information for International Students
  12. 12. One “best way” to find information on a subject you are seeking information about is to do a website search. Example: Transfer Student
  13. 13. This is what your search results will look like:
  14. 14. Class Schedule Check the class schedule regularly, between now and the start of class on September 25. There is also a printed class schedule available in the administration office.
  15. 15. You can also search for courses on the CWU website:
  16. 16. For more information on CWU you might want to review these videos that have been prepared for online students:
  17. 17. If you are an online student you will want to complete this Blackboard orientation:
  18. 18. CWU is also using Canvas for some online courses
  19. 19. The online catalog is also a valuable resources and is on the web:
  20. 20. CWU Mobile App And so much Augmented Reality IT’S FREE!!!!!
  21. 21. The Catalog provides information on tuition and fees: Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students registering for 10-18 credits: Quarterly tuition fees for residents of the state of Washington $2,647 Quarterly tuition fees for nonresidents of the state of Washington $6,191 Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students registering for nine credits or less: Resident: Each credit, $264.70 Minimum of $529.40 Nonresident: Each credit, $619.10 Minimum of $1,238.20 Graduate (Master’s Degree) students registering for 10-18 credits: Resident graduate: $2,828.00 Nonresident graduate: $6,313.00 Graduate (Master’s Degree) students registering for nine credits or less: Resident graduate: Each credit, $282.80 Minimum of $565.60 Nonresident graduate: Each credit, $631.30 Minimum of $1,262.60 Students registering for more than 18 credits: Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate, Resident: Each credit over 18, $241.60 Nonresident: Each credit over 18, $596.00 Resident graduate: Each credit over 18, $259.70 Nonresident graduate: Each credit over 18, $608.20
  22. 22. Keep a copy of the academic calendar available so you know important dates.
  23. 23. Safari Student Center Guide
  24. 24. You need to know what General Education requirements you have and what you need to get, using this worksheet will help you track that:
  25. 25. Highline Community College Campus Safety Tips • Guard your belongings. When you leave an area check around your seat to make sure you don’t leave valuables behind. • Do not lay your cell phone down • Don’t use your cell phone outside of the building. Use it inside and when done using it put it away. • Do not leave valuables, documents, etc., in plain sight in your vehicles. • Do not store spare tires on the back of your SUVs. • Sign up for Highline Emergency Alerts you will also get the emergency closure (due to weather for example by signing up for this)
  26. 26. Highline Campus Safety Website
  27. 27. There are Blue Emergency phones on the light poles in the parking lot for emergency calls.
  28. 28. You are required to purchase a parking permit from Highline Community College
  29. 29. Computer Lab There are two computer labs with the hours posted: Rooms 113 and 115
  30. 30. Food Service We have a small snack bar, Café 29, which serves sandwiches, chips, pop breakfast, and grab and go like salads, etc. Café 29 will be open by the start of the quarter. Hours will be 8 am – 8:30 pm Monday-Thursday closed on Fridays. Textbooks: Some textbooks maybe available in the Highline Community College Bookstore Online at the Wildcat Shop, you can only use your Financial Aid at the Wildcat Shop
  31. 31. Things to do checklist: Review your transfer credit report Access Safari and CWU Email You will need you Student ID and Pin Number which was sent in a letter from Admissions (if you cannot find the PIN number contact the Registrar’s office to have the number reset) All of the following have been submitted: • Official High School Transcripts • Official ACT or SAT score reports • Official transcripts of any college work (Running Start, etc.) • Official AP, IB or CLEP scores (if applicable) • Completed Essay questions (if applicable) I have been admitted to my major I have met with an academic counselor I have registered for classes Make a habit of reviewing your academic requirements report: If you have questions regarding your AR report contact your advisor Know your graduation requirements Paid tuition, etc.
  32. 32. Tina Wang : Assistant Director Student Life Sandy Gruberg: Writing Center-Lead Consultant Angela Engel: Career Counselor Karen Daniels: Financial Aid Janet Wichman: Academic Counselor Lucas Rucks: Dual Admissions Kathy Gallentine: International Students Advisor Clarice Tan: International Student Recruiter Wendy Holden: Access and Disability Consultant Ruben Cardenas: Veteran Services Outreach Coordinator Christine Bertie: Library Services Pete Cusamano: Distance Education ITV Coordinator
  33. 33. Any Questions?
  34. 34. IN DES MOINES!

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