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Welcome to SUNY Orange!


New STudent Advisingand

Registration Tutorial

Getting Started at SUNY Orange

Fall 2013

newstart information handout
NewStart Information (handout)
  • Deadlines and Expenses
  • Campus Resources
  • Academic Success
  • Academic Advising at SUNY Orange
  • Online Resources
    • Departmental information
    • College catalog, student handbook, student grapevine
    • Login to MySUNYOrange: Banner and student email
    • Online schedule of classes
next steps refer to handout
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 or Records & Registration.
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable tuition deposit (see exceptions).
  • Pay tuition by August 1 or at time of registration
    • If applying for Financial Aid, submit all necessary paperwork
  • Get photo ID taken – pick up with tuition payment receipt
  • If purchasing your books from the College, buy them during the first week of classes
  • Submit all relevant official transcripts as soon as possible for evaluation (AP courses, other colleges, etc.)


New students’ last day to register for Spring is Friday, August 23 at 5:00 pm

Total Withdrawal:

If you will not be attending any or all of your classes, you must withdraw by the above date to avoid financial charges. Once the semester begins (Aug. 26)you are financially responsible for any registered classes even if you do not attend.

Adding classes once semester begins:

1st wk. : requires an advisor’s signature

2nd wk.: requires signatures from instructor, Dpt. Chair, and Registrar

3rd wk.: may only add second half semester classes, which begin on Oct. 16

Dropping and Refunds for full semester courses*:

The deadline to Drop a class for a 75% refund is Friday, Aug. 30*

The deadline to Drop a class for a 50% refund is Friday, Sept. 6*

The deadline to Drop a class for a 25% refund is Friday, Sept. 13*

No refund on or after Monday, Sept. 16

* See Bursar web page for additional info on Refund Policies and Office Hours.

tuition and payment
Tuition and Payment
  • $50 non-refundable tuition deposit required for all students every semester- unless receiving Ch. 33 (at 100% rate) or Ch. 31 benefits from VA.
    • Students who fail to pay their tuition deposit are subject to course deletion. Deletion dates are posted on the Bursar’s webpage.
  • Balance of tuition and fees is due Aug. 1, or on the day of registration if after the payment due date.
    • A late fee of $50 will apply to students’ accounts. Any account that remains unpaid will be assigned to a collections agency.
  • Tuition Payment Plan – allows for payment of tuition and fees in 4 monthly installments (sign up by July 1) or 3 monthly installments (sign up by Aug. 16). 
  • E-Refunds - all students must enroll and choose a refund option through Sallie Mae.  E-refunds ensure a faster and safer transaction on money coming back from the College.
    • Refund options include:
      • My Flex Prepaid MasterCard from Sallie Mae
      • Direct Deposit into an existing checking or savings account.
  • Certificate of Residence – must be submitted within 30 days from the start of the semester to avoid paying non-resident tuition.
  • See Bursar website for additional information.
tuition and fees schedule
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 non-resident charge on your account.

financial aid
Financial Aid
  • Submit all Financial Aid paperwork as soon as possible so that any aid may be applied to your bill.
  • Additional Eligibility Requirements:
    • Classes (including prerequisites if they can fill in for other requirements in the program) must apply toward degree
    • Maintain satisfactory attendance
    • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Refer to the web site for available FAFSA Workshops.
  • Regularly check your Financial Aid tab in Banner and refer to the Financial Aid Office and website for more information about your financial aid status.
  • The Bookstore can tell you what books are required or you can find this information on Banner
    • Anticipate $600 per semester for books if going full time
  • If your financial aid has not been completed and awarded by the book voucher deadline (Sept. 6), you will not be eligible for bookstore credit.
    • Not all students receive financial assistance for books, have analternate plan in place to purchase your books.
  • Buy books at the campus the class is being taught
  • Full refund for books returned in their original condition with the original receipt within 5 days from the date of purchase through the first two weeks of classes.
    • See Bookstore website for return policy details.
  • The bookstore will buy back used books at a reduced rate
division of student services
Division of Student Services
  • Departments include:
        • Academic Advising Office
        • Accessibility Services
        • Admissions
        • Bursar
        • Career Services
  • Supports over 6,000 students across two campuses; Student Services listed above are available in:
    • Middletown: Shepard Student Center
    • Newburgh: Kaplan Hall and Tower Bldg.
  • Sustainable Campus
  • Financial Aid
  • Records and Registration
  • Student Activities
  • Student Support Initiatives
  • Wellness Center (Counseling/Health Services)
office of accessibility services
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

Elevator Alert for the Harriman Building on the Middletown Campus

  • Due to several construction projects on campus, the Harriman Building Elevator will not be able to access the 1st Floor of Harriman.
  • Please remember this when registering for classes.
  • If this presents an access issue for you based on a disability or a temporary condition, please contact the
  • Office of Accessibility Services in Middletown
  • 341-4077 or 341-4407
career services
Career Services
  • This office provides valuable information to students regarding their chosen careers including:
    • Assistance with creating a resume and cover letter
    • Help preparing for a potential job interview
    • Access to an online job bank
    • Internship placement
    • Workshops, job fairs on campus throughout the year
  • If you are undecided about your program, this office also offers career advising/counseling, which includes:
    • Various tools to assess your interests, values and skills
    • Help with connecting to different career areas
    • Current job market information.
  • .
student activities
Student Activities
  • Programs and Events on Both Campuses
    • Special Trips, Lectures, Concerts, Plays, and Cultural Events
    • You can find this information in the Activities Calendar located in the Student Grapevine
    • I-CONNECT activities for new students during the fall semester from 9/9 - 9/14
  • Student Senate
  • Board Of Activities (BOA)
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Campus involvement opportunities:
    • A part of your college learning experience
    • Find at least one activity to get involved
wellness center
Wellness Center

Programs and Services on Both Campuses

Middletown – Shepard Center, 2nd floor

Newburgh – Kaplan Hall, Rm. 322

Open to all students free of charge.

Mental and physical health information and assistance

Complete confidentiality

Personal counselor, mental health liaison, and registered nurses on staff.

academic expectations
Academic Expectations
  • College is different from high school (handout)
    • 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
    • Studying, note-taking, reading, etc. are up to you
understanding the syllabus
Understanding the Syllabus
  • You will receive a syllabus for every course (handout)
  • The instructor’s contract with you
  • Outlines class expectations, grading and all assignments
  • You may not ever get a reminder about when things are due
  • Use your syllabus as a tool to plan ahead and prepare for class
  • Ask questions when you are not clear about information on your syllabus
once classes begin
Once Classes Begin
  • Attend class - on time and ready to learn.
  • By the end of the first week, make sure you have all the books and materials you need for each class.
  • Participate, do the homework, and study!
  • Resources to help you succeed:
    • Your Faculty
    • Academic Advising Office
    • Office of Accessibility Services
    • Learning Assistance Services/Tutoring (hrs./location online)
      • On Both Campuses:
        • Scheduled Tutoring
        • Math Lab, Writing Lab, BATCAVERN – Bio. and Health Majors
    • Workshops
        • Study Skills and Career Workshops (dates/location online)
  • Know where you stand in class!
    • Unsatisfactory (U) grades are submitted mid-semester in Banner for students doing less than “C” work.
    • Your end-of-semester grades will be available in Bannerunder Student Records; they will not be mailed to you!
  • Graduation
    • Must apply by deadline posted
    • Meet all degree requirements
    • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
academic advising at suny orange
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

Developmental approach to advising:




academic advising advisor s role
Academic Advising – Advisor’s Role

Assist students with developing and pursuing goals

Provide accurate information about programs, classes, resources, services, policies & procedures, etc.

Assist students with decision making and allow students to make final decisions

Refer students to resources and opportunities

Treat students with respect

Be accessible for meetings


Making your schedule

academic advising student s role
Academic Advising – Student’s Role
  • Actively participate in the Advising and education process
  • Become knowledgeable about program requirements, prerequisites, college resources, policies and procedures
  • Accept responsibility for actions and decisions
  • Schedule, attend and be prepared for Advising meetings
  • Actively seek out information, services and resources to facilitate success
advisor meetings
Advisor Meetings

New students meet with an Advisor in the Academic Advising Office. Assigned Advisor in Banner by the 5th week of fall/spring semester.

Academic Advising vs. Registration Advising

Discuss long-term goals: Discuss short-term goals: Career/Academic Courses for next semester

Don’t wait until registration starts to meet!

Plan early and come prepared when you meet with your advisor.

Review program requirements and schedule of courses before your meeting.

Prepare list of questions.

degree programs
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.)
      • Health Programs – Separate Admissions Process
  • Some Departments Have Both
    • Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice
  • Certificate Programs
  • Undecided - consider Liberal Arts major and working with Career Services
  • Changing Your Major –forms must be submitted within first 3 weeks of semester to be active for that semester.
degree program notes
Degree Program Notes
  • Some degrees can be completed entirely at the Newburgh campus:
    • AA Liberal Arts
    • AS and AAS Criminal Justice
    • AS Human Services
    • AAS Business Management
    • AS Individual Studies (depending on 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
    • AAS Electrical Technology, etc.
pre health profession majors
Pre-Health Profession Majors

Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology

Students are AS Liberal Arts majors until you apply and are accepted to your Health major

Applications are accepted every year by February 1 to start the program the following Fall semester in Middletown except for Nursing: you can also apply for the Spring program in Newburgh by October 1

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
Placement Test Results

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 Communities - available to eligible students
    • Refer to your Test Score Sheetand ask Advisor for more info
honors program
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
Key Points to Remember

Email: Check student email regularly (daily preferred).

$50 Deposit: Pay by deadline.

Financial Aid: Target dates - submit all documents ASAP.

Tuition: You are financially responsible for any registered classes after 8/23/13 - even if you do not attendany of your classes.

Books: Purchase by the end of the first week of classes. Have alternate plan to pay for them if aid not available.

Learning is not a spectator sport,

you must be actively engaged in the process to succeed.