WELCOME TO JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY GAMECOCK ORIENTATION 2015 ROLE OF GO! ADVISOR • JENNIFER FOSTER • STONE CENTER • [email protected] • 256-782-5411

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WELCOME TO
JACKSONVILLE STATE
UNIVERSITY
GAMECOCK ORIENTATION 2015
ROLE OF GO! ADVISOR
• JENNIFER FOSTER
• STONE CENTER
• [email protected]
• 256-782-5411
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please complete these forms!
• IF YOU ARE CHANGING YOUR MAJOR, YOU MUST
COMPLETE THE FORM!
• DO YOU HAVE ANY OR ANTICIPATE HAVING ANY
COLLEGE CREDITS?
• ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A COHORT?
• ANY CLASSES YOU ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN
TAKING?
• ANY CLASSES YOU WOULD LIKE TO AVOID YOUR FIRST
SEMESTER?
Admission Requirements
• Unconditional Admission:
o ACT 20+
o SAT 950+
o GPA 2.0+
• Conditional Admission:
o ACT 18-19
o SAT 830-940
o GPA 2.0+
o LS 104 Academic Success Skills is REQUIRED
during your first year.
English Placement
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ACT
1-11
12-13
14-17
18+
25+
SAT
200-270
280-340
350-410
420+
610+
Placement
LS 095
LS 095
EH 100
EH 101
EH 103/Honors
EdReady Math Placement
• Math placement test.
• Can be taken online.
o Log in to MyJSU
o Click on “Math
Placement”
o Click “Get Started”
o Click “JSU Math
Placement”
o Click “Add to Goals”
o Click “Go to Goals”
o Click “Start Assessment”
Math Placement
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EdReady Score
1-38
39-42
43-69
70+
72+ w/ 24ACT or 560 SAT
72 w/ 26 ACT or 600 SAT
72 w/ 28 ACT or 640 SAT
Course
MS 100 (accelerated)
MS 100
MS 106, 108, 110, 204
MS 112
MS 111, 113, 117, 120
MS 115
MS 125
STU 101
• Students with less than 24 completed hours
are required to take this course before
graduation.
• If a student does not pass the course in 2
semesters, he/she will be required to pay for
a course.
• Material is aimed at JSU freshmen. If you do
not pass the class in the first semester, you
will be required to complete the SAME
activities in the second semester.
Summer Reading
• The summer reading will
be incorporated into
various first year courses
and activities.
• Students will receive a
copy at check-out
Cohorts
• Eligible freshmen can take part in these.
• You will take 3 classes with the same group
of peers.
• Classes are required for your major.
• Same assignments and deadlines as other
sections of the course.
• More interaction with instructor of the course
and other students in the class.
Changing Your Major
TODAY ONLY!
After today:
If changing your major
today, you must
complete, sign it and
return it to your advisor
before 9 am!
Go to the department
office of your new
major and ask to
change your major.
Ask for the name of
your new advisor
JSU Website
Website Navigation:
two ways to find anything
JSU Calendars
Fall 2015 Academic
Calendar
Office of the Registrar
Final Exam Schedule
Student Handbook
Important Campus Policies
on drugs and alcohol
Code of
Conduct
can be
found
here.
Blackboard
• Online course
supplement
• May be used for course
grades, course content,
homework submission
and more.
• Some classes will use
Blackboard extensively
while others may not
use it at all.
Blackboard Login
Username =
email prefix
Password =
Birthday month and day
plus last 4 numbers
of your student number
MM/DD/????
Housing
• All first-time freshmen must live on campus.
o You may apply for an exemption from this rule by
filling out the “First Year Residency Requirement
Exemption Form” available on the Housing webpage.
o Exemptions include:
• Being married.
• Being 21 or older.
• Living with family in Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne,
Etowah, Saint Clair, or Talladega counties.
• Being a military veteran
• A $150 application fee is required to apply for housing.
Housing
Residency Exemption
Webpages for all
majors/degrees
Undergraduate Catalog
Good Academic Standing
• A student must maintain a 2.0 throughout his or her
college career to remain in good academic
standing and to graduate from JSU.
Introduction to
Academic
Advisement
Gamecock Email (GEM)
Your JSU Email address is
changing!
• All current JSU students will have two e-mail accounts (Existing
GEM, New GEM).
• Beginning June 1, 2015, new student accounts will only be
created on the new GEM student system.
• The new GEM student email domain will be @stu.jsu.edu. On
June 1, 2015, you should update your address books
accordingly. (ex: student [email protected] should be mailed at
[email protected]).
• Students with existing GEM student accounts will have until
December 31st, 2015 to migrate any existing GEM content to
their new GEM student account and notify others of their
pending address change.
Same
login
as
GEM
Use Tabs and Links on Left to
Navigate
Navigating MyJSU
Choose Your Plan
Default
plan
Popular
with
students
Navigating MyJSU
Parking Decals
Navigating MyJSU
Emergency Contacts
Update Information
Navigating MyJSU
Student Account
Pay your bills here!
Set Up a Payment Plan or
Make a Payment
Set Up Direct Deposit for
Refunds
Financial Aid
Apply for Financial Aid
• Complete the FAFSA
o Free Application for Federal
Student Aid
• Check JSU email for
instructions.
• When you receive
notification via GEM,
follow the instructions in
the email to accept or
decline your financial
aid.
• Complete your
Entrance Counseling
and Master Promisory
Note.
• Eligibility:
o All students MUST
maintain a GPA of
at least 2.0 for all
classes attempted.
o All students MUST
successfully
complete 67% of
classes attempted
Be sure to
choose the
correct year
(2015-2016)
Academic Transcript
AP and Dual Enrollment
• Check your transcript; DO
NOT take duplicate classes
– even if you are in the
Honors Program or are
receiving an honors
scholarship
Registration
Select Fall 2015
Classes will
appear after
you have
registered
Agree to Terms
Use
“Advanced
Search”
for Natural
Science courses
which combine a
lecture course
with a lab
course.
• Natural Sciences require you to register for a lecture AND a
lab!
• Since they are co-requisites, select a lecture course and click on
“add to worksheet.” Then find a lab and click on “add to
worksheet.”
• When both courses are on your worksheet, you will be able to
register for your natural science course.
Removing a course
View your schedule
Review – You should now be able to:
• Use JSU website to find
academic information
about your major
• Locate calendars on
jsu.edu
• Access e-mail (GEM)
• Find final exam schedule
• Find information about
transcripts (Registrar’s
page)
• Understand the process to
change majors
• Complete the summer
reading requirement
• Find information concerning
the Student Handbook
(including Code of Conduct)
Review…
• Access & accept
financial aid awards
• View account & make
payments
• Find information about
enrolling in payment plan
• Enroll in direct deposit
• Find information on
Housing
• Perform a class search
• Register
• View schedule in different
formats
• Obtain parking decal
from MyJSU
• Find information on Meal
Plans
• Use MyJSU to access
information
Before you leave…
• Compare your schedule with the checklist
for your major and the catalog listing for
your major.
• Registered for STU 101
o (and LS 104 if required)?
• Check out with your advisor and leave a
copy of your schedule/placement sheet
with your advisor.
• Complete the survey.

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