New START Review - Getting Started at SUNY Orange

Welcome to SUNY Orange!
New STudent Advising and
Registration Tutorial
Getting Started at SUNY Orange
Spring 2015
New START Overview (handout)
1. Before Classes Begin:
Deadlines, Expenses and other To Do’s
2.Once Classes Begin:
Campus Resources & Academic Success
3.Academic Advising at SUNY Orange
Next Steps
4.Online Resources
Health Professions
Login to MySUNYOrange: Student Email
Online Schedule of Classes
Before Classes Begin:
Deadlines, Expenses, and Other To Do’s
Spring 2015
Next Steps (refer to handout)
After the New Start workshop you will…
Meet with an Advisor to discuss class schedule, program
requirements, etc.
Take registration form to Student Services Central.
Pay the $50 non-refundable tuition deposit (see exceptions).*
Pay tuition by January 5 or at time of registration.
○ If applying for Financial Aid, submit all necessary paperwork
Get student ID and parking pass.
If purchasing your books at the College bookstore, bring your class
schedule and keep your receipt for any returns
Submit all relevant official transcripts as soon as possible for
evaluation (AP courses, other colleges, etc.)
*See MySUNYOrange /Student Finances tab
Deadlines (refer to handout)
New students’ last day to register for Spring is Friday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 pm
Total Withdrawal:
If you will not be attending any or all of your classes, you must withdraw by Jan. 16
to avoid financial charges. Once the semester begins (Jan. 20) you are financially
responsible for any registered classes even if you do not attend.
Dropping & Tuition Refunds (fees are non-refundable) full semester courses*:
● The deadline to Drop a class for a 75% refund is Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
● The deadline to Drop a class for a 50% refund is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
● The deadline to Drop a class for a 25% refund is Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
● No refund on or after Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
* See MySUNYOrange/Student Finances tab
Deadlines, cont.
Making Changes to Your Schedule
After the Semester Begins*:
->Dropping classes
->Adding new classes
->Switching times, days, instructor, campus
● 1st wk.:
Advisor signature required for all changes
● 2nd wk.:
Advisor signature required for drops
Instructor & Dept. Chair approval for all other changes
->Adding/Switching 2nd week Not Recommended
● 3rd wk.: May only add second ½ semester classes, which begin 3/10
* Caution: May trigger financial and textbook changes.
Tuition and Payment*
● $50 non-refundable tuition deposit required for all students every semester - except
Veterans receiving Chapter 33 (at 100% rate) or Chapter 31 benefits from VA.
Students who fail to pay their tuition deposit by the deadline will have their courses
deleted, with no guarantee of seat availability when re-registering.
Balance of tuition and fees is due January 5, or when registering if after due
date. After the due date, a late fee of $50 will be applied to students’ accounts. Any account that
remains unpaid will be assigned to a collections agency.
● Tuition Select Payment Plan –four monthly installments (sign up by Dec. 15, 2014),
three monthly installments (sign up by Jan. 15, 2015). A two payment plan is available
for those registering after Jan. 15, 2015.
● E-Refunds - all students must enroll and choose a refund option through Higher One.
E-Refunds ensure a faster and safer transaction on money coming back from the College.
Refund options include:
• A Higher One Checking Account with a debit MasterCard
• Direct Deposit into an existing checking or savings account.
• Paper Check
● Certificate of Residence –must be submitted within 30 days from the start of the
semester to avoid paying non-resident tuition.
*See MySUNYOrange/Student Finances tab
Higher One E-Refund Debit MasterCard
(Don’t throw this away!)
Go to MySUNYOrange/Student Finance tab/ Bursar
Office Home Page link
Tuition and Fees Schedule
You are responsible for tuition/fees by the payment due date, and have 30 days from the
start of the semester to submit proof of residency or you will be responsible for the nonresident charge on your account.
Financial Aid (refer to handout)
● Submit all Financial Aid paperwork as soon as possible so
that any aid may be applied to your bill.
● Additional Eligibility Requirements:
● Aid is available for full-time and part-time study.
● The classes you register for must apply towards your degree. College-level
prerequisite courses may not always be covered.
● Maintain satisfactory attendance
● Make satisfactory academic progress
● Refer to the web site for available FAFSA Workshops.
● Regularly check your MySUNYOrange/ Student Finance tab for
updates or refer to the Financial Aid Office and website for more
information about your financial aid status or to ask questions.
● The Bookstore can tell you what books are required or you can find this
information on Banner
Anticipate approximately $600 per semester for books if going full time
Buy books at the campus the class is being taught. Optional Online Textbook Pre-pack
The Bookstore offers a buy-back program for used books.
● Caution:
Full refund for books returned in their original condition with the original receipt and
by the second week of the semester
• Adding and dropping classes (even if it’s the same class) can result in different
book requirements.
If your financial aid has not been completed and awarded by the book voucher
deadline (Jan. 30, 2015) you will not be eligible for bookstore credit.
• Not all students receive financial assistance for books, have an alternate plan
in place to purchase your books.
* See MySUNYOrange Student Services/Resources tab
Once Classes Begin:
Campus Resources
Spring 2015
Division of Student Services
● Departments include:
Academic Advising
Accessibility Services
Career Services & Internships
Student Activities
Student Services Central
Student Support Initiatives
Wellness Center
● Supports over 4,000 students on the Middletown &
Newburgh Campuses
Student Services Central
● Provides students with a centralized location to receive
assistance with:
Admissions – submit application, transcripts, GED
Financial Aid – answer financial aid questions/submit paperwork
Registrar – process registration & add/drop forms
Student Accounts – certificate of residence, billing and payment
Office of Accessibility Services
● Accommodations differ from high school
● Students must provide current documentation of a
disability, complete an intake and request accommodations
with sufficient time for the request to be processed
● Students are expected to seek additional resources, attend
classes, and comply with academic standards
● Accommodations are meant to provide equal access and
students may decide not to use them
● See Accessibility Services for information and questions
● Middletown: 3rd fl., Shepard Student Center 348
● Newburgh: 1st fl., Kaplan Hall 110
Student Activities (refer to handout)
● Programs and Events on Both Campuses
Special Trips, Lectures, Concerts, Plays, and Cultural
• You can find this information in the Activities
Calendar located in the Student Grapevine. The
Grapevine is a student newsletter that is emailed out
twice a week.
Opportunities for getting involved on Campus:
• Student Senate
• Board Of Activities (BOA)
• Clubs and Organizations
Career Services & Internships
∙ Provides valuable information to students regarding their
chosen careers. If you are undecided about your program, this
office offers:
tools to help you assess your interests, values, and skills. It also helps
you connect to different career areas, as well as provide current job
market information. Watch “Exploring Careers and Choosing a
Major” video located on your MySUNYOrange Student
Services/Resources tab.
∙ Assistance with creating a Resume and Cover Letter
∙ Help preparing for potential job Interviews
∙ Access to an Online Job Bank and Internship placement
∙ Workshops and Job Fairs on-campus throughout the year
Wellness Center
● Physical and mental health services are offered free of
● Short-term personal counseling available for depression,
stress, adjustment to college, family concerns/issues, etc.
Referrals available as needed.
● Staffed by licensed professionals in the fields of mental
health counseling, nursing, psychology, and social work.
● Available on both campuses
Middletown – Shepard Center, 2nd floor
○ Newburgh – Kaplan Hall, Rm. 322
● Call (845) 341-4870 to schedule an appointment
Once Classes Begin:
Academic Success
Spring 2015
Academic Expectations (Refer to handout)
● College is different from high school
Amount and level of work , studying and reading required
• 1 cr. = 1 hr. in class + 2 hrs. homework
• 15 cr. = 15 hrs. in class + 30 hrs. homework=45 hrs
More work out of class than in class
Classroom expectations of participation and preparedness
● More freedom means more self-management
Self-motivation and discipline
Time management and planning watch the “Time Management
Strategies for Success” video on your MySUNYOrange
Studying, note-taking, reading, etc. are up to you
*See MySUNYOrange – Student Services/Resources tab
Understanding the Syllabus (refer to handout)
● The first week, you will receive a syllabus for every course
● This is the instructor’s contract with you
● The syllabus:
○ Provides contact information for your instructor (phone, office,
○ Outlines class expectations, grading, and assignments
○ Details policies and procedures for the classroom & college campus
(attendance policy, cell phone use, late assignments/missed work,
○ Is a helpful tool for planning ahead and being prepared for class
You may not get another reminder about when things are due!
Ask questions if you are unclear about
the information on your syllabus!
Once Classes Begin
● Attend class - on time and prepared to learn
● By the end of the first week:
Have all the books and materials you need for each class
Make any necessary adjustments to your class schedule
● Participate, do the homework, and study!
● Resources to help you succeed*:
Your Faculty
Academic Advising Office
Office of Accessibility Services
Academic Support Services
Scheduled Tutoring
Math Lab, Writing Lab, BATCAVERN – Bio. and Health Majors
Student Success Videos*
• Study Skills and Career Workshops
*see MySUNYOrange - Student Services/Resources tab
● Know where you stand in class!
Meet with your instructors periodically to discuss your status in the class
Unsatisfactory reports (U-grades) are submitted mid-semester for students
doing less than “C” work.
If you are not doing well academically, U Grade Alerts will post on your
MySUNYOrange home page from week 5 to week 8 of the semester.
You must see your instructor(s) to discuss your grades and what you can do to
Your final semester grades will be available in your MySUNYOrange/
Student Academics tab; they will not be mailed to you!
● Graduation
Meet all degree requirements
Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
Academic Advising
at SUNY Orange
Spring 2015
Academic Advising at SUNY Orange
● The primary purpose of Academic Advising is to facilitate
student learning and success by collaborating with
students to develop and implement meaningful and
attainable educational plans
● A Developmental approach to advising:
● Academic Advising syllabus: outlines expectations,
requirements, recommendations to ease your transition to
First Year Support Team
● Team of academic advisors who will:
Guide and assist new students throughout their first semester in
attendance at SUNY Orange:
Write down our contact information:
[email protected]
The team will communicate with you via through Alerts on your
MySUNYOrange home page and the “My First Year Support” box in
your “Student Academics” tab
● You will be assigned an advisor from this team by week 3 of the
semester. Your advisor will contact you via student email.
Make sure to respond as soon as possible
● After your first semester, you may be assigned to a faculty
advisor in your field of study. Your faculty advisor can offer
valuable insight about your major
Degree Programs
● Transfer-Track Degrees
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Associate in Science (A.S.)
● Career-Track Degrees
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
● Some Departments Have Both
Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice
● Certificate Programs
e.g., Teaching Assistant, Law Enforcement/Security, etc.
● Undecided - consider Liberal Arts major and working with the Office of
Career & Internship Services
● Changing Your Major – forms must be submitted within first 3 weeks of
semester to be active for that semester.
Degree Program Notes
● Some degrees may be completed entirely at the Newburgh campus:
AA Liberal Arts
AS and AAS Criminal Justice
AS Human Services
AAS Business Management
AS Individual Studies (approval required for program of study)
AAS Nursing
● All others require that you take some classes in Middletown
● Many majors require Day courses:
Most Health Majors (exception: evening Nursing program in Middletown)
AS Engineering Science
AAS Computer Information Technology
AAS Office Technologies
Check with an Advisor to see if your program
will help you achieve your goals!
Pre-Health Profession Majors
Dental Hygiene
Medical Laboratory Tech.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Radiologic Technology
●Students are AS Liberal Arts majors until they apply and are accepted into the
Health major.
●Health Professions application deadline:
○ February 1 - Fall admissions consideration for Middletown
○ October 1 – Spring admissions consideration for Newburgh (Nursing – Day
program only)
○ LPN to RN guidelines are different – ask your advisor/see online resources
●Health programs are 2 years from the time you are admitted. Total length
depends on how many prerequisites you need to do.
●See Admissions Information and Departments’ websites for important program
details and policies.
Placement Test Results (handout)
Developmental Courses
• Often Prerequisites for:
Beginning your degree program
Other college-level courses – see permitted lists
• Developmental Course Sequences
Required until RDG, WRT, and/or MAT sequences completed
Special permission to drop
Covered by Financial Aid - if eligible
• Developmental Course Grades – DVP, DVH, DVF, ZDF
• Repeat Policy
• Learning Community - available to students in WRT 040 & RDG 070
• Refer to your Test Score Sheet
• Ask Advisor for more information
Honors Program
If you are a highly motivated student , enjoy challenging in-class
discussions and meet one of the following criteria:
● Have a high school GPA of 90 or higher
● Have a combined SAT score of 1200 in Math and Reading
● Were in the top 10% of your class in high school
● Are eligible to take or have completed ENG 101
See Elaine Torda for academic advising (341-4004) or ask your
advisor for more information
Key Points to Remember
● Email:
Check student email regularly (daily preferred).
● First Year Support:
Contact team with any questions at
[email protected]
● $50 Deposit:
Pay by deadline. To hold your seats pay deposit
by deadline; you must withdraw yourself if your
plans change.
● Tuition:
You are financially responsible for the tuition
and fees for any registered classes after 1/16/15 even if you do not attend any of your classes.
● Financial Aid:
Target dates - submit all documents ASAP.
● Books:
Purchase by the end of the first week of classes.
Have alternate plan to pay for them if aid is not
Learning is not a spectator sport;
you must be actively engaged in the process to succeed.

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