dsps new student orientation 2012

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NEW STUDENT
ORIENTATION
Disabled Student Programs &
Services (DSPS)
WELCOME TO
SANTA ANA COLLEGE
http://www.sac.edu
Putting a class schedule together:
What do I need to know?
• How many classes should I take?
• When can I take classes?
• How long will it take me to finish
college?
You will need  Class schedule &
placement test scores
How many classes should I take?
It depends on:
•Your academic goal (i.e. certificate, AA, transferring)
•Recommendations made by DSPS faculty
•How your disability impacts your academic success
•Commitment, time, and ability to access resources
If you work…
Consider enrolling in…
30 hrs. a week
3-6 unit(typically 1-2 classes)
20 hrs. a week
6-9 units (typically 2-3 classes)
15-20 hrs. a week
9-12 units (typically 3-4 classes)
When can I take classes?
• Mornings, afternoon or evening
• Weekends
• On-line
- Some meet only once – beginning of semester
- Some meet once a month
• TV
Most classes are:
Mon./Wed., Tues./Thurs.,
Fri/Sat. or meet once a week
HOW LONG will it take to finish college?
It depends on:
• Your goal or degree objective
• Are attending full-time or part-time
• How much you work
In general, if you wish to complete
two years of college (60 units) in:
2 years - take an average of 15 units each semester
3 years - take an average of 10 units each semester
How much should I study?
Weekly Study Requirement...
Part-time students
7 Units = 7 hrs. of class
Studying = 14 hrs.
Working = 40 hours (full-time)
Full-time students
12 Units = 12 hrs. of class
Studying = 24 - 30 hrs.
Working = 20 hrs. (part-time)
Total = 56 – 60 hours
Total = 61 hours
This is the general
recommendation made by
counselors at the college. If
you are a student with a
disability you may need to
study three times more…
My Educational
Options at SAC
What are my educational options?
• Vocational Certificate
• Major courses only (i.e. Art, Human Development,
Welding, Business Application, etc…..)
• Associate Degree
• General education courses + major courses +
electives= minimum of 60 units
• Transfer to University
• Discuss with DSPS faculty and set up appt. with
Academic Counselor.
How does college work?
How does college work?
We will cover:
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(Very Important!)
Academic calendar & first day/week
Adding & dropping classes
Financial aid & books
Tuition & payment
Registering for classes
next semester
Academic Calendar 2012-2013
Fall 2012
Aug. 27, 2012
Instruction Begins
Sept. 7, 2012
Last date to add a class with instructor’s add code
Sept. 9, 2012
Last day to drop full-term classes without
“W” grade and with enrollment fee refund
Sept. 11, 2012
Last date to file pass/no pass for full semester
Nov. 18, 2012
Last Day to Drop with “W”
Dec 10-16, 2012
Final Exams Week
Adding a class
If you have priority registration
you can add classes on that day
and any day there after.
If a class is full you can:
• Add your self to the wait list on web
advisor.
• Attend the first day of class, bring an add
slip and hope the instructor can add you.
Dropping a class
It’s your RESPONSIBILITY to make sure
you drop the class!
Ways to drop a class:
• In person at admission
• On-line
Last day to drop with a “W”
November 18th, 2012
“F”
Grade
Note: You do not need instructor’s signature to drop a course
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY BE SURE TO
CONTACT YOUR INSTRUCTOR AHEAD OF
TIME SO YOU ARE NOT DROPPED FROM
ROLL SHEET
Wait list
• You can only add your name to the wait
list through Web advisor
• Make sure you check your email
regularly. An email will be sent to you if
you have been added to the class.
How can you contact your
instructor?
• Before the first day of class, you can call
the department (i.e. Math and Science,
English).
• Once you attend class, instructors will
have their contact information in their
syllabus.
How do I read the class schedule?
WHAT ABOUT
BOOKS?
What is the cost of
books?
$60.00
X
4 CLASSES
= $240.00
$80.00
X
4 CLASSES
= $320.00
Math & Science Textbooks
$100 to $175 each
Where can I get my books?
• Books are usually available 2 weeks prior to the
beginning of the semester Don Bookstore:
Johnson Center (U-126) (714)-564-6434
• You can go to www.sac.edu and follow the
steps to check what books you need:
• Click on “bookstore”
• Then “buy”
• “Agree” and browse for your books
• Online:
• Amazon.com
• Cheapbooks.com, etc.
Important things to consider…
• Plan ahead!
• Search and buy books early
• Request accommodations early (i.e.
Interpreter, Braille, Kurzweil, RFBD,
etc.)
What is the cost of
coming to college?
College Tuition and Fees
• Regular Students (Per Semester)
Enrollment
Health Fees
Student Services Fees
Parking Fees
$46 per unit
$18 per semester
$7.50 (optional)
$30 per semester
$20 if you are qualified for fee waiver.
Part-time student (6 units)
Full-time student (12-15 units)
$276
$552 - $690
Note: All fees and tuition are subject to changes based on
State Legislator or Community College Governing Board.
Fees/Payment Policy
(Payment & ID cards: Cashiers Office, Admissions Building)
Fees must be paid within
72 hours of registering for
courses or you will be
dropped for non-payment.
There is no plan for partial payment and no exceptions to this policy.
Who can apply for Financial Aid?
• Students must be legal U.S. residents to apply for Financial
Aid
• Undocumented students or students on foreign visas are
not eligible for federal or state Financial Aid programs.
•For state aid (BOG), there may be some exceptions. See a
DSPS staff member after the orientation for additional
information
Financial Aid
FEDERAL
STATE
PRIVATE
Fafsa
(www.fafsa.ed
.gov)
BOG fee
waiver
Scholarships
Grants
Loans
Work Study
(packets are
usually available
sometime late
January in the
scholarship office
S-201)
Other Sources of Assistance
to Pay for College
• EOPS Book Voucher
• Buy a Book Society
-$100 scholarship for FEP and honors students
• Teacher Ed. and MESA Textbook Loan Programs
•ASG “Work for Your Book” Program
• Rolling Scholarships –
Esp. AB540 Students
DSP&S
Disabled Student
Programs & Services
How we support you in your success…………………
DSPS Accommodations and
Services
• Note taking
• Extended time on exams
• Alternate media (JAWS, Kurzweil, Dragon
Naturally Speak, etc.)
• Interpreters/real time captioning
• Priority registration
• Braille/enlargement
• Etc……
Remember……….
• Request your accommodation letter(s)
early.
• Meet with your DSPS specialist at least
twice per semester to discuss your
academic progress and update your
Student Educational Contract (SEC)
SEC
What resources and programs
are available for me at SAC?
•Handouts
•Activity: “A Map to Success”
Department of Rehabilitation
What you should know…………..
Educational Plan
• Make sure you meet with an academic
counselor (Administration Building – S) to
develop an educational plan for DOR.
• Only take classes listed in Ed Plan. DOR
will not pay for anything else
• Keep in touch with DOR on a regular basis
regarding your progress – they are there
for your success!!!
Books & Supplies
• Before you request any books or supplies
you must provide a copy of your grades to
DOR counselor.
– Do no spend money and then ask DOR to
reimburse you, they will not. You must have
your counselor’s approval before you buy!
– Keep your receipt!
• Provide DOR with an ISBN number for the
books you need.
What other services does your IPE
include?
• Maintenance and Transportation?
– Traveling to/from school: your car, bus?
• One round trip each day you go to class.
• Or a monthly bus pass (disabled discount).
• Counseling and Guidance?
– Your counselor is there to assist you in
choices you make about your future career.
Use them to assist you!
How do you qualify for discounted
bus pass?
• If you have a red, white, and blue
Medicaid card. OR
• A Braille Institute ID card. OR
• A reduced fair bus pass (this can be
obtained by having a face-to-face meeting
with OCTA)
Where can I purchase my bus
pass?
• Cashiers Office S-104 714-564-6965
ANY QUESTIONS????
Using Web Advisor

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