Arapahoe Community College – three weeks before classes start… Hey Zack!!! What are you doing? OK now I’m here… now what do I do ?! Hey! Its Mike Gonzales ! All right! Here’s Hey Michael how’s it going? somebody I know! This is great! I want to start classes, but I have no idea how to get started!
Just stop by Information Central . Information CentralThey’ll give you a list of things to do to get started. All right! Let’s go!C’mon, I’ll show you. Hmmm. OK, I have the list, what This is the Registration OK! Thanks so much! H steps do I need to take? Checklist. Just follow these steps to get ready to start your classes.
Instructions for Preparing to Start Classes at Arapahoe Community CollegeTo ensure success at ACC, complete the following 12 easy steps. You may print this page, date andcheck items off as each one is completed.1. ____ Complete the College Application Form on the Arapahoe Community College (ACC) Website at: www.arapahoe.edu. It takes 3-5 business days to process your application. You will receive an acceptance email or letter that will contain your student ID number.2. ____ Apply to the College Opportunity Fund if you are a resident of Colorado at : https://cof.college-assist.org/COFApp/COFApp/Default.aspx The College Opportunity fund (COF) will pay a stipend toward your tuition and fees if you are a resident of Colorado. To qualify for residency you need to have proof of living in Colorado for one year. Proof of residency may include voters registration date, Colorado Driver’s License, paycheck stubs, bank statements and utility bills.3. ____ New College Students need to provide Test Scores to the Testing Center. Submit your ACT Test Scores to the Testing Center in room M2280 in the Main Building. If you don’t have ACT Scores you will need take the Accuplacer Test. If you are a transfer student provide a copy of your transcripts to the Testing Center. For more information contact the Testing Center web pages at : http://arapahoe.edu/student-resources/testing-center , or call 303.797.5808
Registration Checklist Spring 20114. ____ Apply for Financial Aid if needed. For information go to the ACC Financial Aid Web pages at: www.arapahoe.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/financial- aid/application-process Visit the Financial Aid office in room M2115 in the Main Building or call 303.797.5661 New student Orientation5. ____ New first time college student s must attend a New Student Orientation. Register on the advising webpage at: www.arapahoe.edu/student-resources/advising- office/new-student-orientation For more information call Academic Advising at 303.797.5664 or go to the Advising Office in room M2850 in the Main Building Academic Advising6. ____ Meet with an Academic Advisor for help selecting classes and information about certificate and degree plans. Call 303.797.5664 to make an appointment or come in as a walk-in to room M2850 in the Main Building7. ____ Contact Disability Services (if needed) to request academic accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should contact Disability Services in room M2710 or call 303.797.5937 for more information.
Registration Checklist Spring 20118. ____ Register for classes Register for classes through your myACC Account. If you need help setting up your myACC account call Information Central at:303.797.5422 Pay Tuition and Fees9. ____ Pay for your courses through your myACC account with a credit card or directly at the Cashier’s Office in room M2650 in the Main Building. If you are receiving Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid Department for tuition payment processes. Class Schedule Print out your class schedule through your my ACC Account.10. ____ Go to the Student Tab and in the Registration Tools box select Detailed Student Schedule. Click Print from the File menu at the top right-hand corner of the screen. For best results attend class regularly! Parking Permit and Student ID11. ____ Go to the Campus Police Department in room M2600 in the Main Building. Bring a receipt of payment for your tuition and fees, a photo ID and a copy of your class schedule. They will provide you will a parking permit and a photo Student ID Card.12. ____ Book Store Purchase your books and supplies at the ACC Bookstore– located on the first floor in room M1200 in the Main Building. You may also purchase your books online at: www.arapahoe.edu/student-resources/bookstore Call the Bookstore at: 303.797.5676
This Registration Checklist will help a lot! I’ll go home and apply online right away. One week later … Zack is trying to register for classes… Hey thanks a lot for your help!! Hey Mike, it’s Zack… good, and you? Hey, I’m working through the Registration Checklist. I saw an academic advisor and I know what classes I’m supposed to take. But I don’t know how to register for classes! Later that day at Zack’s house…Mike teaches Zack how to register for classesHey Zack! No problem!I’ll stop by this afternoon and show you how to register. OK – go to the ACC website at : www.arapahoe.edu
OK ! You’re at the ACC Homepage.Now click on the myACC logo.
This is the myACC Login page.Type in your Student ID Numberand your Password.Then click the Login button.
OK! Now you’re in your myACC pages.You are on the Welcome page.See the tabs across the top?Select the Student Tab.
Now you’re in the Student pages of your myACC account.You will want to come to this page often to register forclasses and read about current events on campus and lots ofother things.
There’s a zillion things on this page!!Where am I supposed to be looking ??!
See the box in the upper middle of the page -Registration Tools?This is the box you want to focus on for now.
OK –So you know what classes you need to take – right? Yes, I talked with an advisor and she gave me a list of classes to take. All right, then just click on the Look Up Classes link under the Registration Tools list .
First, you need toselect the Termfor the course youwant to registerfor…select Spring2011 then click onSubmit. English121. So what’s one of the classes you need to take?
OK, now you’re in the Look Up Classes page.Use the scroll bar to find English as your Subjectfrom the drop down list.
Select English from theSubject drop list box. Next, type in “121” in the Course Number box.
Next scroll down to the bottom of the pageand click on the Class Search button.
Here are all the English 121classes (Sections) offered in theSpring Semester! Yikes!!! ….
This is a lot of information!We’ll just focus on the top,left side of the page for now.
Lets look at the columns across thetop starting with CRN.Being familiar with the categories ofinformation on the class searchpages will make reading this easier. The CRN is a five digit number that uniquely identifies each class. When you go to register for a class you will need to know the CRN number for each class.
The next column, Subj - is the Subject column. The Subj column will contain a three letter abbreviation for the class Subject.In this case the ENG stands for English –or it could be BIO for Biology orMAT for Math or HIS for History.
The next column Crse - is the Course Number . In general the higher the Course Number the more advanced the course.A course with a high Course numbermay require a Prerequisite course –a course you need to take before youcan take that course. For example - you have to take BIO 111 - General College Biology before you can take BIO 201 – Anatomy and Physiology.
The next column Sec - is theSection Number column.Some classes like English 121are very popular and ACC willoffer many Sections of ENG121. Each ENG 121 classoffered has an SectionNumber. If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will see that ACC offers 24 Sections of English 121, ENG 121 Sec 101- through– Sec 124.
The next column Cmp - is shortfor “Campus.” AMC stands forArapahoe Community CollegeMain Campus – which is theLittleton Campus. ACC also has a Campus in Parker - which is abbreviated by AUC – which stands for Arapahoe Community College at the University Center at Chaparral.
In the next column Cred - stands for Credits.The English 121 class is a three Credit class.
The next column is the Title column.The Title of the class is listed in this column.The Title of ENG 121 is English Composition.
The Days Column tells you what days of the week the class meets.MW means the class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. TRmeans the class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays (R stands forThursdays).
The Time column tells you whattime of the day or evening theclass begins and ends.
The next three column headings are related.Cap stands for classroom Capacity forstudents, Act Stands for the Actual numberof student s who have registered for theclass and Rem stands for the number ofRemaining seats available for registration.In the sample to the right, there are 23available seats in the English Compositionclass, zero (0) students have registered , sothere 23 seats Remain available forregistration.
The last four columns on this page provideuseful information also.The Instructor column provides the nameof the instructor teaching each specificSection of the class.This is useful if you would have specificquestions about the class and needed tocontact the instructor.
The Date column lists the beginning and ending dates ofthe class.The example at the right was for the Fall semester.The class began August 17 and ended on December 2nd.
The Location column tells you the Building andRoom Number that the class will be held in.In the example at the right the AM stands forArapahoe Community College, Main Building,Fourth Floor, Room 4790.
The Attributes Column indicates if the courseis a Guaranteed Transfer course (GT) and if ithas High Cost Course Fees associated with it.
Now you know how to read theClass Search Page. As you search for your classes, be sure to writeNext, you will need to look up the down the CRN numbers so you will have themclasses you need to take and handy when you go to register for your classes ondecide the times and dates that the Registration Page.will work best for you. When you are ready to register for your classes, go back to the Registration Tools box on your Student Tab and click on the Add or Drop Classes link.
This is the RegistrationPage where you Addclasses to Register. Justtype in the CRN Numbersin the boxes at the bottomof the page.
For example - Type in the CRN 24040 forthe ENY 127 Solar Energy class and thenclick on Submit Changes to register for theclass.
This is the screen that appears after you have clicked on the SubmitChanges button. It shows that you have “Web Registered” for the24040 ENY 127 Solar PV System Installation class.If you need to add more classes, type in additional CRNS in theboxes at the bottom of the page and click on the Submit ChangesButton. If the classes are available they will be added to yourCurrent Schedule.
After you have completed registering for classesand want to view your Schedule of Classes, goback to the Registration Tools box on theStudent Tab and click on the Detailed StudentSchedule link.
This is a Detailed Class Schedule for the ENY 127 Solar energy class that we just registered for. Note all the details included – the Time the class starts, the Days of the week, the Location of the class, starting and end date, class times, class location and instructor.Note! When you Add a class you areRegistering for the class and are committingyourself to pay for and attend the classunless you officially Drop the class!
Now you’re ready to use the Search Classespages to look up your classes and build yourclass schedule ! Thanks for walking me through the registration process! It seems pretty easy!
Ok, before you go let me review with you what I need to do tolook up my classes and then get registered.First, I go to the ACC webpage at www.arapahoe.edu.Next, I click on the myACC logo and login to myACC web pagesusing my student ID number and my password.Then I Click on the Student Tab to get to myACC WebPages.
Next, I go to the Registration Tools box and select theLook up Classes link.Then I select the semester I want to register for and clickon the Submit button.Next, I select the subject of the class I want to take thentype in the Course Number .Then I scroll to the bottom of the page.
And click on the Class Search button.Then on the class Sections Found page , I find the course sectionwhose class time works best for my schedule. I need to write down the5 digit CRN number because I need it to register for the class.
To register for classes I need to go back to the Student Tab and inthe Registration Tools box.Select the Add or Drop Classes link.Next, I need to Select the semester I want to take the class.Then I scroll down to the bottom of the page and type inthe 5 digit CRN number in the boxes.
For the last step, I need to select the Submit Changes button.If the class is available, it will be added to my schedule!I can repeat this process for all the classes I need. When I am finished registering for classes I can view and print adetailed schedule of my classes by clicking the Detailed StudentSchedule link in the Registration Tools box on the Student Tab.
At first registration seemed so complicated, I understand how to register for my classes now. but now it makes sense.I’m going to get registered right away,before the classes fill up! Register Now! Classes Start Soon! If You Have Questions Call Information Central 303.797.4222
ReferencesDrawings done by Kristi Thorland, Master’s Student in the MA Informationand learning Technologies Program with emphasis in Instructional Design andAdult Learning at the University of Colorado at Denver. This project was doneas a project in the INTE 6710 class, Creative Designs for InstructionalMaterials, Fall 2010.Computer screen shots were taken from the Arapahoe Community College’swebsite at www.arapahoe.edu in the student portal pages.