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  1. Welcome to Des Moines Area Community CollegeUrban/Des Moines Campus

  2. Getting to know Urban/Des Moines Campus

  3. What will I learn in New Student Orientation? • Steps to becoming a DMACC student • Student Life and Activities • Support Services • Campus Maps and Tour Information Urban Campus Only

  4. Seven Steps to becoming an Urban Campus DMACC Student • Application for Admissions • Assessment Testing • New Student Orientation • Meet with an Academic Advisor in a Group Registration Session • Enroll for classes • Pay tuition • Purchase textbooks Urban Campus Only

  5. Application for Admissions • Available in paper form or online • Tuition rates are based on your residency • If you are an international student please contact the International Student Office Urban Campus Only

  6. Application for Admissions • High School Transcripts • Required for some degrees • College Transcripts • Required for some Advanced Standing Degrees and Certificates • Sending Transcripts • Official transcripts are required • Transcript must be mailed directly from the school to DMACC Admissions Office Urban Campus Only

  7. Assessment Testing • Required if you are a full-time student seeking a degree or certificate • Highly recommended for all students whether full-time or part-time. • Exemptions: • Valid ACT scores within the last 3 years with a score of 19 or higher in English, Math and Reading • Proof of college level completion of Math, English and 2 courses of Reading with a C or better • Part-time students Urban Campus Only

  8. Assessment Testing • Testing Center is located on the 2nd Floor of Building 1 • Computerized testing • Approximate testing time 2 hours • Schedule an appointment to test after Application for Admissions processed at 515-248-7218 • Test covers reading, writing and math • Must have photo I.D. to test • Study Guide • Results available immediately Urban Campus Only

  9. Meet with an Academic Advisor • Please choose a date for Group Program Registration • Available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, Building 1, Student Life • Be sure to check in with the Information/Registration Desk at least 30 minutes prior to closing • Academic Advisors can assist you with : • Developing educational goals and objectives and a plan to get you there • Course information • Support Service referral Urban Campus Only

  10. Counseling Services • Counselors are available to assist students with: • Academic issues • Career issues • Personal issues • Please make an appointment to meet with a counselor by calling 515-244-4226 • Check in with the Information/Registration Desk when you arrive for your appointment • Building 1, Student Life Urban Campus Only

  11. Student Employment Assistance Wondering what you want to be when you grow up? Check out these resources • Choices Planner (Online Interest Inventory at – contact Career Counselor at 697-7717 for site ID# and password) • Student Employment Assistance Office • Employment Opportunity Book and Work Study Positions Book in Building 1, Student Life Urban Campus Only

  12. Services for Students with Disabilities • Provides equal access to qualified individuals with disabilities for all college classes and programs • Although not all individuals with disabilities want or need accommodations, assistance is available for those who do • Counselors are available to assist students on an appointment basis by calling 515-244-4226 Urban Campus Only

  13. DMACC College Catalog • Available online or printed copies are available in the Student Life Office • Listings of all degrees and certificates offered • Credit course descriptions, course outlines and what prerequisites are required Urban Campus Only

  14. Semester Class Schedule:Printed and Online • Provides times and days for classes offered that particular semester • Contains important information: • List various departments and services provided • Academic Calendar of important dates • Current tuition rates • Payment and refund policies Urban Campus Only

  15. Alternative Classes • Varying start and end dates • Online: course work offered online, which removes many of the place constraints of traditional education • Web Blended: designed so a student does some work Online, but also comes to class • Television: may be viewed in the library or IPTV or Cable Channel 16 • Learning Communities: courses that are team taught and learning occurs with the same group of peers • Cross Enrollment: under a special agreement students who have completed or transferred 12 or more credits, GPA of 2.0 or above, and enrolled full time during the Fall or Spring semester is eligible to take a course at Drake, Grandview or Iowa State University. Check with an Academic Advisor for more details Urban Campus Only

  16. Enrolling in Classes • Online with the Web Information System: • User Name, Password, and course reference number (CRN) are needed • In person at the Information/Registration Desk: • Registration form filled out completely • Student ID number filled and form signed and dated • Available Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to noon • Over the phone (515-964-6800) • Available Monday –Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon • Student ID number and CRN’s needed • By fax • Send to 515-965-7054 • Part-time only • Complete Registration form Urban Campus Only

  17. WIRED?Get Connected to DMACC!Web Information System • Go to DMACC homepage at • Click on Login at right of page • Under the Student Section, click on the Web Information System • Enter your User ID (your DMACC identification number 900-xx-xxxx) • Enter your six character PIN • Your 6 digit PIN was mailed to you upon admission to DMACC • You will be asked to create a new PIN which needs to be 6 characters (letters or numbers) in length • If you have forgotten your PIN contact (800)362-2127 ext. 7300 or 515-965-7300 or email to request a new PIN • You are now at the Main Menu Page. Select Personal Info or Student Services and Financial Aid to access your information Urban Campus Only

  18. DMACC’s Online Inforamtion System is a service that provides a convenient method for students to obtain information via the Web. The Web Info System allows students to access their personal and academic information. Personal Info: Change PIN (Personal Identification Number), update address, phone numbers, update emergency contact information Student Services and Financial Aid: academic holds, past grades, unofficial academic transcript, summary of financial aid awards, loan history, and Registration Registration: add and drop classes, view class schedules, view account balance WIRED?Get Connected to DMACC!Web Information System Urban Campus Only

  19. Paying Tuition • Pay Online in full or set up a payment plan through a tuition management plan with checking/savings account or MasterCard/Visa • In person, at the Business Office with cash, check, money order or credit card • Mail check, money order or credit card information to the Business Office with DMACC ID number • Night Depository Box with check, cash or money order located outside the Business Office Urban Campus Only

  20. Financial Aid • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using the appropriate tax documents • Apply online (at least 2 months prior to the tuition deadline) at • Complete and submit all additional requested information and forms as requested by the Financial Aid Office • The application process takes approximately 4 – 6 weeks Urban Campus Only

  21. Financial Aid: Types Scholarships: • Awarded based on merit, need and/or career goals • Apply for DMACC’s Foundation Scholarships • Apply for outside/local scholarships • Strongly recommend student complete the FAFSA to be considered for most types of scholarships Grants: • Gift Aid – financial aid that is based on demonstrated financial need • Pell Grant is the largest federally funded grant program • Grants do not need to be repaid • Financial need is determined by the results of the FAFSA Urban Campus Only

  22. Financial Aid: Types Federal Work Study: • Part time job for students who demonstrate financial need • Eligibility is determined by the Student Financial Aid Office Loans: • Money borrowed that must be repaid Contact the DMACC Financial Aid Office for further information Urban Campus Only

  23. Third Party Billing • Third Party Billing: submit the appropriate authorization from your employer or government agency by your payment deadline • Deferred Tuition Plan: for students whose employers pay after the completion of the course • Contact Student Accounts at 515-964-6446 for additional information Urban Campus Only

  24. Veterans Educational Benefits • Are you a veteran, dependent of a veteran, guardsmen or reservist? You may be eligible Veterans Educational Benefits • Assists students in determining eligibility, applying for benefits and receiving the benefits • For more information, contact Veterans Services at 515-964-6284 located in Building 1, Ankeny Campus Urban Campus Only

  25. Confidentiality of Student Records In 1976, Congress issued the final rules to implement the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which protects the privacy of student records at all schools receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Education. All postsecondary students have four specific rights: • Inspect and review their educational records kept by the institution • Request amendments to school records they believe are inaccurate or misleading • Provide written permission before educational records can be released or request that directory information is not disclosed • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Urban Campus Only

  26. Confidentiality of Student Records The college may provide the following information including, but not limited to: • Student’s name • Address • Telephone number • DMACC e-mail address • Date and place of birth • Major field of study • Dates of attendance • Degrees and awards received **Directory information may be confidential at the student’s request. Urban Campus Only

  27. Buying TextbooksThe Bookstore is located in Building 1 on the first floor across from the Student Lounge • The Bookstore is your campus source for books, software, supplies, school apparel and more! • Bring your class schedule and identification when purchasing books • Check out Books To Go when you visit the Bookstore • Always read the return policy stapled to your receipt Urban Campus Only

  28. Student Life and Activities The Student Information/Registration Desk is located on the 1st floor of Building 1 on the Urban Campus • Request to see an Academic Advisor • Request to see a Financial Aid Advisor • Check in for appointments with Counselors • Register for classes • Print Student Schedules (Remember you can do this with the Web Information System) • Bus Schedules • General DMACC and community information • Class cancellation information • Room change information Urban Campus Only

  29. Student Life and Activities • Student Activities Council • As the primary student representative body, the Student Activities Council (SAC) promotes college spirit, provides a focal point for discussions between students and the college staff, and gives students a voice in college affairs. • As a member of the council, you’ll be at “the hub” of activities at Des Moines Area Community College! • Student Clubs Urban Campus Only

  30. Academic Support Services Academic Achievement Center Building 1, 2nd Floor Iowa New Choices Building 1, 1st Floor Library Building 1, 1st Floor Student Support Services Building 1, 2nd Floor Tutoring Peer Tutoring Building 1, 2nd Floor Online tutoring with SMARTHINKING Computer Lab Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 215 Urban Campus Only

  31. WIRED?Get Connected to DMACC! Using DMACC Computers • Press CONTROL, ALT, and DELETE at the same time • Enter your user ID • User ID is usually your first initial, middle initial and last name with no spaces. If your last name is fairly common and the first and middle initials are share with another DMACC student or employee, then a number is usually assigned at the end of the user ID. For example, Dennis Joseph Smith’s ID may be djsmith and Donna Joan Smith may be djsmith24 • Enter your password • Password is usually the last four digits of your DMACC student ID number (900-xx-xxxx) • You are now at the desktop and access the internet and other various programs throughout the DMACC Network Urban Campus Only

  32. WIRED?Get Connected to DMACC! DMACC EMAIL • Double left click on the blue Internet Explorer from the desktop which, on the DMACC network, will take you directly to (You can access sit at any location with an internet connection, not just on campus.) • Single left click on Webmail on the right hand side of the screen • Enter your user name (same as the previous screen) • Enter your password (same as the previous screen) • Click on Inbox on the left hand side to check your new messages. Urban Campus Only

  33. Public Safety Security is located in Building 1, First Floor Security is available 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday Security measures may include but are not limited to uniformed security guards, closed circuit t.v., building security systems, exterior lighting, courtesy phones, and attention to landscape materials. DMACC Security personnel administer traffic and parking regulations, ensure safety and security, and provide assistance to the college community. Urban Campus Only

  34. Campus Map Urban Campus Only

  35. Map to Campus Urban Campus Only

  36. Campus Tours • Provided by DMACC Campus Academic Advisors • Available by appointment • To schedule a tour call 515-248-7236 • Check in at the Information/Registration Desk on the First Floor of Building 1 Urban Campus Only

  37. Congratulations! You have just completed the Urban Campus New Student Orientation. We look forward to working with you! Urban Campus Academic AdvisorsClick here to download your completion certificate. Please print this page and bring it with you to the Urban Campus for Program Registration Session. Urban Campus Only

  38. Questions???? Contact Student Life at 515-244-4226 Urban Campus Only