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 • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • • • 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.