CSCC Resources for Foster and Homeless Youth


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CSCC Resources for Foster and Homeless Youth

  1. 1. Overview of Columbus State Community College Resources For Independent Youth in Transition Summer 2009 Stephanie K. Starks, B.S. MSW Graduate Student OYIT/ASAP College Prep Coach [email_address]
  2. 2. Columbus State Community College <ul><li>Columbus State Community College (CSCC) offers 2-year career programs in 55 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies </li></ul><ul><li>CSCC is home to more than 22,000 students, with more than 1,000 faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Students can take the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree, and then transfer to a four-year college </li></ul><ul><li>CSCC has a diverse student population, with close to half of the students between ages of 15 to 29 years old. CSCC also has a 20%+ minority population </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Columbus State Community College? <ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avg. cost for CSCC =$2,628 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avg. cost for 4-year Ohio College =$8,434 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convenient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located near downtown Columbus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>on bus line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can live at home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Enrollment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More flexible admission policies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible transfer programs to 4-year college </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(i.e. OSU) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Options, Options, Options! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-year career, vocational & technical programs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CSCC Admission Department <ul><li>Available to assist prospective students with enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions advisors available on walk-in basis Monday- Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Services include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New student orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placement testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applying for financial aid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location: Madison Hall, Lower level , (614) 287-2669 </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last appointment 5:30 p.m.) Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last appointment 4:00 p.m </li></ul>
  5. 5. What You Need Prior to Applying to Columbus State Community College <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>copy of diploma or equivalent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>school transcripts (HS or college) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>copy of most recent income tax return </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Easy to Apply for Admission to CSCC <ul><li>Apply (on-line application and financial aid) (see and http://www.fafsa.ed ) </li></ul><ul><li>Loans (see and http://www.fafsa.ed ) </li></ul><ul><li>Get Orientated (New Student Orientation & CougarWeb) (see ) </li></ul><ul><li>Test & Get Advised (Schedule Placement Testing & Meet with Advisor) (see ) </li></ul><ul><li>Register & Pay Fees ( see and </li></ul><ul><li> ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. CSCC Orientation Options <ul><li>On-line (Powerpoint presentation available on CSCC website) </li></ul><ul><li>In-Person (one-hour orientation on campus provided from 10-11 am daily) </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Tour (can complete on-campus orientation and tour on same day) </li></ul><ul><li>CougarWeb orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Monday- Thursday 9 am, Noon, 6 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Friday Noon, 3 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday 10 am </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Monday 10 am </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday 2 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday 4 pm </li></ul>
  8. 8. CSCC Testing <ul><li>Pre-acceptance testing is a required before CSCC admission application is considered complete. </li></ul><ul><li>However, test results DO NOT AFFECT ACCEPTANCE TO COLUMBUS STATE! </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule Placement Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday-Thursday 9 am-8 pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday-Saturday 9 am-4:30 pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunday CLOSED </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In order to take the COMPASS/ESL Placement test you must have applied and received correspondence from the College letting you know you have been accepted.    </li></ul><ul><li>The COMPASS/ESL Placement test consists of three parts:  Writing, Mathematics and Reading.  The Testing Center provides a basic calculator for the Mathematics portion.  Testing is done on a walk-in basis an appointment is not necessary.  If you plan on taking the COMPASS Placement test, report 2-3 hours before closing.  Upon completion of testing you will be directed to see an advisor for an interpretation of results.  </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS/ESL Placement Testing will not be administered two hours prior to closing and testing must be finished by closing time. A photo ID is required for testing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. CSCC Admissions Contact <ul><li>Dr. Ben Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Department </li></ul><ul><li>Madison Hall, lower level </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(614) 287-5689 </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to Access Financial Aid <ul><li>There are various forms of financial aide available to students: </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><li>( see http://www.fafsa.ed .) </li></ul><ul><li>Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>(see </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Work-Study </li></ul>
  11. 11. Financial Aid (cont’d) <ul><li>You must first complete the FAFSA form on-line and submit it to the U.S. Department of Education to determine your eligibility ( /) </li></ul><ul><li>Once the US Department of Education determines your eligibility, the student will receive an award letter by mail and CSCC will be notified as well (it takes 4-6 weeks for US Department of Ed. approval) </li></ul><ul><li>The Student should contact CSCC after receiving the award letter to verify that the school has received it as well </li></ul><ul><li>Take the award letter to CSCC’s Financial Aid Department to discuss options for aid (i.e. student loans, federal work/study) and to finalize payment </li></ul><ul><li>( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Location: CSCC Financial Aid and Veteran’s Services </li></ul><ul><li>Rhodes Hall, Room 137 </li></ul><ul><li>(614) 287-2648 </li></ul>
  12. 12. CSCC Financial Aid Office <ul><li>Hours: </li></ul><ul><li>Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) VA Coordinator Hours Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Fees can be paid on-line at </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to Apply for Work-Study at Columbus State- At a Glance <ul><li>Verify that you qualify for federal work-study on FAFSA award letter </li></ul><ul><li>If you do, schedule an appointment to meet with financial aid advisor to determine work-study employment options </li></ul><ul><li>Complete work-study paperwork on-line </li></ul>
  14. 14. Registering for Classes <ul><li>Discuss areas of interest with your Admissions Counselor during the admissions process: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Ben Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Department </li></ul><ul><li>Madison Hall, lower level </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(614) 287-5689 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Registering cont’d <ul><li>New students will be assigned an academic advisor based on course of study through Advising & Counseling Services once they are accepted to CSCC. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will work with an Academic Advisor within the major to create course plan for remainder of time at CSCC. Academic Advisors are assigned upon acceptance into the University. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Advising & Counseling Services <ul><li>Advising & Counseling Services </li></ul><ul><li>Aquinas Hall, Room 116 </li></ul><ul><li> (614)287-2668 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last appointment 5:30 p.m.) Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last appointment 4:00 p.m.) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Choose your classes <ul><li>Browse CSCC website to choose classes ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, students are required to take some basic requirement classes (Math, English) before he/she can take classes that are specific to area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Those prerequisite classes will be determined after the student takes the placement tests </li></ul>
  18. 18. Housing Options <ul><li>Columbus State does not provide housing (commuter campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Activities & Athletics Department provides information on housing around Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>Location: CSCC Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Nestor Hall, Room 116 </li></ul><ul><li>(614) 287-2637 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5pm </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, 8am – 4:30pm Closed Saturday & Sunday </li></ul>
  19. 19. Health & Food Resources <ul><li>Columbus State does not provide medical insurance coverage for it’s students </li></ul><ul><li>Options for medical and prescription insurance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Franklin County Jobs & Family Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>* Food stamps, medical insurance, emergency assistance </li></ul><ul><li>*Office locations based on home zip code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbus Public Health Department 240 Parsons Avenue Columbus, Ohio 4321 (614) 645-7417 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>*Services include a dental and Physician’s free clinic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firstlink 195 N Grant Ave Columbus, OH 43215-2607 (614) 221-6766 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> www. firstlink .org </li></ul><ul><li>*provides resources and referrals to various resources, including housing, medical and food services in Columbus-area </li></ul>
  20. 20. Transportation <ul><li>Research Transportation and Safety Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Ohio Transit Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*Provide schedules, plan routes, timetables, transit maps, monthly passes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSCC Campus Police Office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Union Hall, Room 48 </li></ul><ul><li>(614) 287-2525 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>* Provide on-campus parking passes, student id’s, parking and safety tips </li></ul>
  21. 21. Student Services <ul><li>CSCC Advising & Counseling Services provide students with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic advising & tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal counseling services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TRIO Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partially funded by US Department of Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 200 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must meet one of the following criteria: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First generation college student </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students with verifiable physical or learning disability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family taxable income does not exceed federal level determined by US Department of Education (poverty guidelines) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. CSCC Advising & Counseling Services Contact <ul><li>Stacy Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Study Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>& TRIO Program Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Aquinas Hall, Room 116 (614) 287-2668 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 pm Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. CSCC Disability Services <ul><li>Provides a variety of support services and encourage the enrollment of students with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Services provided include : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling/Advising/Referral Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Testing Accommodation s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers and Scribes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note-Writer Notebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Media  Braille, Large Print, Tape/CD ( textbooks , class handouts, class notes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals   Sign Language Interpreting , Captioning Services , Assistive Listening Devices, TTY </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Disability Services cont’d <ul><ul><li>Adaptive Equipment and Software Large Print Magnification, Clarity, SmartView Xtend, Tape Recorders, JAWS (Job Access with Speech), Zoomtext, Dragon Naturally Speaking, WYNN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Lab Adapted Work Stations and Software/Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible Entrances and Elevator Locations of Campus Buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources on Disability Issues </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Disability Services Contact <ul><li>Contact: Marie Potts </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Disability Services </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ebling Hall, Room 101 </li></ul><ul><li>614-287-2570 (V/TTY) </li></ul><ul><li>866-773-5131 (VP) 614-429-1227 (VP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Office Hours : Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake Hours (Walk-In): Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake Hours (Scheduled Appointments Only): Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM -5:00 PM </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Columbus State Community College Campus Tour <ul><li>Wednesday, August 12 </li></ul><ul><li>CSCC Contact : Ben Williams, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions </li></ul><ul><li>614-287-5689; [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Bus Parking in Lot 28S off of Mt Vernon, just past Neilston Street. Parking map at . </li></ul>
  27. 27. CSCC Tour Agenda <ul><li>9:50 a.m. Arrive Admissions Office Front Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Madison Hall Lower Level </li></ul><ul><li>10:00-10:50 a.m. Campus Tour – Meet in Admissions, Madison Hall Lower Level (front desk). </li></ul><ul><li>11:00-11:45 a.m. Columbus State Information Session – George Chatters (MA 103) </li></ul><ul><li>11:45a.m.-12:00 p.m. Student Support Services/TRIO Programs – Stacey Rogers (MA 103 </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 p.m. Lunch** </li></ul><ul><li>**You can have lunch in the cafeteria or in the area surrounding the college. Please note that lunch will be at your own expense. If you are interested in arranging for a purchase order for the cafeteria, please contact Melody Monroe at [email_address] . </li></ul>
  28. 28. Summer 2009 OYIT/ASAP College Prep Coaching <ul><li>Who? Ms. Stephanie Starks,Graduate Student, </li></ul><ul><li>OYIT/ASAPCollege Prep Coach </li></ul><ul><li>College of Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>When?* August 3rd – August 26 th </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesdays, 10a-1pWednesdays, 10a-1p </li></ul><ul><li>Where? Columbus State Community College Admissions Office </li></ul><ul><li> (Madison Hall)550 E. Spring St.,Columbus, OH 43216 </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist with applying to Columbus State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily tours of the campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkages to CSCC contacts for support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore educational options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* Please e-mail Miss Stephanie ahead of time to confirm availability and to schedule an appointment. </li></ul>