Enrollment Packet from the Office of Records and Registration

Report
You’ve paid
your deposit…
Now what?
Accepted
Students Day
April 7, 2013
The Office of Records and Registration
Libby Alcaro,
Assistant Director Enrollment Operations
David Morales,
Associate Director Records and Enrollment
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Overview of Join the Pride Timeline: April – August
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The Bridge to Orientation: Upcoming Important Mailings
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Orientation Packet from the Admissions Office
• Orientation Information and RSVP
• Placement Testing Information
• Campus Housing
Enrollment Packet from the Office of Records and Registration
• Executive Director Welcome
• Department Welcome/First Semester Sequence
• Introducing Liberal Learning and FSP
• Enrollment Checklist
• Placement Testing Information
• PAWS Self Service
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Orientation Day: Welcome to the Pride!
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Summer Reading & Welcome Week
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First Day of Class
Acceptance Deposit Deadline
Submit your $600 deposit by May 1st
(if you haven’t done so already)
MAY
Read the Orientation Packet
Important Orientation Information will
be sent in early May!
Read the Enrollment Packet
Important Enrollment Information will
be sent the week of May 20th!
Housing Application
(available in mid-May)
Students must complete the Freshman
Housing Application to receive housing.
Placement Testing
Times and Dates can be
found online!
http://firstreg.pages.tcnj.edu
RSVP for July Orientation
First-year students are expected to attend
their major’s one-day
Orientation Program between July 9-18
Fill Your Shopping Cart
Add your course preferences to the PAWS
Shopping Cart upon receipt
of the Enrollment Packet!
JUNE
JUNE
Attend Freshman Orientation
Your assigned orientation date will be
available in May.
JULY
Health Services
Submit the 2013 TCNJ Health Form
by July 15th, 2013
For more information, visit
http://health.pages.tcnj.edu
Summer Reading
The Big Truck That Went By
by Jonathan M. Katz
E-billing
AUGUST
Welcome Week
August 22rd – 26th
Meet and connect with the entering
Class of 2017!
First Day of Classes!!
August 27, 2013
Fall bill will be emailed on
July 11th.
Fall payment is due in mid-August.
Important Information
•
All newly-enrolled students are
expected to attend their one-day
Orientation Program.
•
Orientation Dates: July 9, 10, 11,
and July 16, 17, 18
(Dates are assigned based on
major.)
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RSVP by June 7th for your
assigned date at
http://tcnj.edu/jointhepride!
Important Information
•
TCNJ provides a rich livinglearning environment for all
students.
•
Ninety-five percent of our
freshmen live in our residence hall
community.
•
Apply for housing in mid-May by
visiting MyHousing at
http://starrezportal.tcnj.edu
Everything you need to take a Language and/or Writing Exam, how
we assess your level of Math, and Exam times and dates can be
found by reviewing the Placement & Assessment booklet at:
http://firstreg.pages.tcnj.edu
 Online
Language test date is 5/3 to 6/3.
 On
campus ASL test date is 5/23.
 On
campus Language test date is 5/30.
 On-campus
writing test dates are 5/30 and 6/1.
The College currently administers placement
testing and assessments in:
• Foreign Languages
• Calculus Readiness
• Writing
Major: Incoming freshmen are pre-registered for
major courses (but please read the instructions
carefully to determine if an additional course
needs to be added to the shopping cart).
Liberal Learning: Place your Liberal Learning
selections in your shopping cart, utilizing the Liberal
Learning materials in your enrollment packet.
FSP: Select six from the recommended FSPs, in
accordance with your interest. We will make every
effort to enroll you in one of the six.
IDS 102 & 103 Requirements: Incoming freshmen
will be pre-registered for the IDS requirements.
Read the Enrollment Information mailing to assist you with
the following:
You will be asked to add to your shopping cart:
• 6 FSP class preferences
• 6 Liberal Learning class preferences
• You will be pre-registered for Major Classes and
IDS 102 & 103 requirements.
•
Preparation is Key:
• Familiarize yourself with PAWS & fill your
Shopping Cart so that, together,
we can build your schedule.
•
Finalize your class schedule at Orientation!
Important PAWS Information
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What Can I Do in PAWS?
PAWS can be accessed via:
• the TCNJ home
pagehttp://tcnj.edu
•
Access course descriptions
•
Select classes for your shopping
cart
For help with PAWS, visit the
PAWS Help website
http://pawshelp.pages.tcnj.edu.
 Here you can find:
• the PAWS Tutorials
• PAWS Help Online Form
• More
•
Process enrollments
•
Review your academic
requirements
•
Update personal information
•
Review and process student
academic information
•
More
Enrollment Packet from the Office of R&R
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Placement
Testing
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First Seminar
Program (FSP)
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TCNJ Email
Account
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PAWS
Advanced
Placement
Scores
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Final Transcript
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Change of
Major
Orientation Day
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Academic
Requirements
Report
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Shopping Cart
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Liberal Learning
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Orientation Dates:
What to Expect:
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One day event: approximately 9:00am3:30pm
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Tuesday, July 9: Engineering, Science,
Arts & Communication, Education
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Wednesday, July 10: Engineering,
Science, Arts & Communication,
Education
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Thursday, July 11: Engineering, Science,
Nursing & Health and Exercise Science
Breakfast and lunch will be included
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Meet the head of your department
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Finalize fall schedule in a computer lab
with other students in the same major
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Build meaningful connections with new
and continuing students, faculty, and staff
in order to confirm each student’s
decision to attend TCNJ.
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Tuesday, July 16: Business, Humanities &
Social Science, Education
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Wednesday, July 17: Business, Humanities
& Social Science, Education
Visit
http://jointhepride.pages.tcnj.edu/orient
ation/ for more information!
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Thursday, July 18: Business, Humanities &
Social Science
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The summer reading activity is a part of the College’s programs
scheduled every year to engage our community in discussion
around a selected theme.
Theme: Constructing the Past
•
The Summer Reading Assignment: The Big Truck that Went By:
How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by
Jonathan M. Kate
• The book will be available for purchase at our Barnes & Nobles
Bookstore during Orientation.
• Essay Assignment: You will be required to write an essay (more
details to come).
• Summer Reading discussion group will be
held during Welcome Week.
Bring a hard copy of the essay to your
discussion session during Welcome Week.
Summer Reading & Welcome Week
August 22 (move-in day) to August 26
Welcome Week
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Introduces YOU to unlimited opportunities.
Builds a foundation that will enable and inspire
YOU.
Helps YOU make friends and learn about the MANY
wonderful resources within the campus
community.
Plan for days filled with activities, events, and
presentations that will prepare YOU to become a TCNJ
Lion! Most days start in the early morning and are
filled with information until late into the evening.
Summer Reading & Welcome Week
August 27, 2013
The strength of the lion is in the pride.
The strength of the pride is in the lion.
First Day of Class
Visit us on the web!
http://recreg.pages.
tcnj.edu/
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Check out the 2013-2014
academic calendar:
http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.ed
u/academics/academiccalendars/academiccalendar-2013-2014/

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