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# Transition Seminar Winter 12

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Presentation to prepare ESL students to move upper level ESL classes.

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### Transition Seminar Winter 12

1. 1. Navigating thesystem!
2. 2. International Student AdvisorsErin Walker Cynthia Okawara cokawara@shoreline.eduewalker@shoreline.edu Lisa Hirayama lhirayam@shoreline.edu
3. 3. Programs of Study at Shoreline High School Completion Professional / Technical Academic Transfer (2 + 2)
4. 4. U.S. Educational SystemDepending on math and English placement, yourprogram of study may take longer than four years.
5. 5. So, What’s after ESL? Usually English and Math General Education (Math, English, Social Science, Humanities, Science). Most pre-major/prerequisite classes done in second year, not first.
6. 6. How Many Credits Should Itake? Typical quarter = 15 credits Minimum for immigration = 12 Maximum = 18
7. 7. ESL and Math Classes
8. 8. ESL/English Placement ESL 050 ESL 60 ESL 99 ESL 100 English 10110 credits 10 credits 10 credits 5 credits 5 credits ESL 095 5 credits  English 101 is college level English, required by universities and for most degrees and certificates.  ESL 100 will count for an elective class toward many AA degrees. It may or may not transfer to universities.  Classes below ESL 100 do not transfer, but are considered academic preparation.
9. 9. Math Classes Insert math chart here
10. 10. Math Test Results Many times the math placement test will place international students too low. If you feel the Compass test places you too low, you have the option to re-take the Compass test up to 3 times.
11. 11. Grade Point Average (GPA) 4.0 = A 3.0 = B 2.0 = C 1.0 = D Below 0.7 = fail Scholastic Standard = 1.75 GPA or higher and pass all P/NC classes Beware of the ―V‖
12. 12. Class Withdrawal and Repeat If you drop a class in the first two weeks, there will be no record. After the deadline, you will have a W on your transcript (record). If you repeat a class (R), both classes and grades will appear permanently on your transcript. Your transcripts will follow you everywhere!
13. 13. Registration Live Schedule: http://www.shoreline.edu/CourseProgramDesign System/ClassSchedulePublic/ClassScheduleLive.a spx Pre-Registration: Until you are finished with ESL 100. Online Registration—better chance to get your classes!