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  1. Academic AdvisementNew Student OrientationSummer 2006 Presented by: Academic Advisement Center

  2. Academic Advisement Center • Contact Information • University Hall (UH) 123 • (714) 278-3606 • www.fullerton.edu/aac • Academic home for undeclared majors • We provide: • General Education advisement for new and continuing students • Assistance in identifying appropriate courses at the community college

  3. Academic Advisement Center • We also coordinate the Finish In Four program • Specialized advisement program which provides eligible full time students the opportunity to graduate in four years (guaranteed). • Information flyer and application in your packet. • If you have met the preliminary requirements, there is a green label on your registration worksheet • Give completed application to your NSO leader or AAC intern during peer advisement

  4. Mandatory & free (usually) Your time is structured by others Most of your learning and work is done inside the classroom (approx. 30 hours per week in class) Grades based on a variety of work Requirements are laid out for you Voluntary & expensive Choose your own schedule Most of your learning happens outside of class (approx. 12-16 hours per week in class) Grades may be based on 2 exams Graduation requirements are complex and changing. You are responsible for knowing what applies to you High School vs. College

  5. Choices • Today you’ll be making several choices: • How many units do I take? • What classes do I take? • How should I schedule my time? • We’re here to guide you through the answers to those questions.

  6. Before we begin… • The following slides are an overview of the General Education program, and some policies that you need to know about • Follow along with your yellow General Education Checklist

  7. General Education The GE program is organized into 5 categories for a total of 51 units (minimum): I. Core Competencies (9 units) II. Historical and Cultural Foundations (12 units) III. Disciplinary Learning (27 units) IV. Lifelong Learning (3 units) V. Cultural Diversity (3 units*) *Not an additional 3 units – this category is simultaneously satisfied with a course from either III or IV.

  8. GE Area I: Core Competencies Notice the symbol. These are areas in which you could have AP credit. See the back of your GE checklist for a specific list Critical thinking classes usually require strong reading and writing skills; some students may want to delay taking a class from this category until the sophomore year.

  9. GE Area II: Historical and Cultural Foundations

  10. GE Area III A 1: Mathematics

  11. GE Area III A 2: Natural Sciences Notice the symbol. Students thinking about becoming elementary school teachers are recommended to take specific courses in these areas to prepare for the credential program. Check with a Center for Careers in Teaching advisor for more information

  12. GE Area III B: Arts and Humanities

  13. GE Area III C: Social Sciences

  14. GE Area IV: Lifelong Learning • This area is usually reserved for upper division GE, to be taken after the completion of your lower division GE • You need a total of 9 units of upper division GE • This is most efficiently completed by taking 3 units from each of the following GE categories: • III B 3 – Implications in the Arts & Humanities • III C 2 – Implications in the Social Sciences • IV – Lifelong Learning

  15. GE Area V: Cultural Diversity • Cultural Diversity classes are: • Found in GE categories III B 3, III C 2, and IV • Identified by the * symbol • The only class that may be used to fulfill 2 GE categories (Area V and the GE area in which the course in listed

  16. Basic Rules for General Education 51 units of General Education must include: • 9 units of upper division (300-400 level) taken as a Junior or Senior • 3 units of cultural diversity • No more than 9 units or 3 courses taken from any single department (excluding Category I) • No courses taught by your major department in Categories III, IV and V

  17. Academic Standards for GE Classes • Letter grade option is required (A, B, C, D, F) • Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) is not allowed for GE or major courses • A grade of “C” or better is required in Oral Communications, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Math • CSUF uses a +/- grading system • A grade of C- will NOT satisfy GE requirements in Category I (Core Competencies) or III A 1 (Math) • A D- is not passing for any course

  18. CSUF Bachelor’s Degree

  19. What you will need • Orientation Advising packet • Advising worksheets (2 pages) • Personalized Registration Planner • Yellow GE checklist • Pencil

  20. Step One: How many units should I take? • What are units? • Similar to high school credits, units are a way to assign a numerical value to a course • Typically, 1 unit = 1 hour per week in class • Most courses are assigned a value of 3 units, meaning that the class meets approximately 3 hours per week. Some courses are 4 or even 5 units • Activity courses such as bowling or tennis, and science lab courses are typically 1 unit

  21. Step One, cont. • How many units should I take? • There is no single right answer for all students • Most student find that 15 units (typically 5 3-unit courses) is reasonable • Students in the following circumstances may wish to consider a 12-unit schedule: • Those who work more than 20 hours per week • Those who must build their academic skills by taking remedial level math and/or English • To graduate in 4 years, students must earn at least 30 units per year (can include summer)

  22. Step One, cont. • Based on what you know so far about units and graduation requirements, fill in step one on your advising worksheet 1 Your first step is to decide how many units you want to take. This is your decision, but we recommend 12-15 units (4-5 classes). Twelve units is considered full time enrollment, and is recommended for students who are in remedial classes and/or working more than 20 hours per week. Other students may find that 15 units is a good match for them. Remember, you will need to average 30 units per year in order to graduate in 4 years. How many units do you want to take?

  23. Step Two - Mathematics • The next step is to choose your math course • All freshmen must take math in their first semester • Math placement is determined by ELM or SAT scores • Your scores and placement are listed on your registration planner

  24. Math placement * Course requires prerequisite. If you are in a major that requires calculus, and you are eligible in your first semester, you have a pink sticker on your Registration Worksheet

  25. What is Math 045? • Math 045 is a one-week, online, intermediate algebra course • You can sign up today for one of three summer sessions: • Section 1111: July 5-12 • Section 1112: July 19-26 • Section 1113: August 2-9 • If you are eligible for Math 045, you have a green instruction sheet attached to your Registration Worksheet. Follow the instructions carefully!

  26. Math placement * Course requires prerequisite. If you are in a major that requires calculus, and you are eligible in your first semester, you have a pink sticker on your Registration Worksheet

  27. Selecting the right math course * Course requires prerequisite. If you are in a major that requires calculus, and you are eligible in your first semester, you have a pink sticker on your Registration Worksheet

  28. Step Two • Based on what you know about math requirements, fill out step two on your Advisement Worksheet 2 MATHEMATICS Ironically, your first two classes have already been selected for you. First, your math course is determined by your ELM score, or your SAT score using the table below: SAT Math 550 & above, or ELM score 50 & above ELM score 36-48 ELM score 32-48 ELM score 0-30 Choose from Math 110, 115, 120, Choose from Math 045 Math 040 Math 030A then 030B 125, 130*, 135*, 150A* or Math 040 If you are eligible for college-level math, your major may determine which math course you should select. Use the table below to determine which math course is best for you: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering Math 125 – Pre-calculus (5 units) Recommended prep for Math 150A – Calculus* Biology, Business Math 115 – College Algebra (4 units) Recommended prep for: Math 130 – Short Course in Calculus* Math 135 – Business Calculus* All other majors Math 110 – Liberal Arts Math Math 115 – College Algebra (4 units) Math 120 – Statistics * Course has prerequisite. If you are in a major that requires calculus, and you are eligible to take calculus in your fist semester, you have a pink sticker on your Registration Worksheet. Which math course should you take?

  29. Step Three – English/Oral Communication • The next step is to choose your English or Oral Communication course • All freshmen must take English or Oral Communication in their first semester • English/Oral Communication placement is determined by EPT or SAT scores • Your scores and placement are listed on your registration planner

  30. English/Oral Comm placement * Health Science and Speech Communication majors should take HCOM 102 ** Theatre majors (Acting) should take THTR 110

  31. Step Three • Based on what you know about the English/Oral Communication requirement, fill in step three of your Advisement Worksheet 3 ENGLISH/ORAL COMMUNICATION Next, your English or Oral Communication class has been determined by your EPT or SAT score, using the table below: EPT score of 151 & above, or SAT verbal score of 550 & above EPT score of 145-150 EPT score of 133-144 EPT score of 132 & below Choose one Oral Communication: English 101 English 099 English 099M Chicano Studies 102 Human Communication Studies 100 or 102* Theatre 110** * Health Science and Speech Communication majors should take HCOM 102 ** Theatre majors (Acting) should take THTR 110 Which course should you take?

  32. Oral Communications • Human Communication 100 -Interpersonal Communication • Human Communication 102 -Public Speaking

  33. Step Four – Major Courses • Some Departments recommend or require that you start taking courses in your major in your first semester • These are majors in which there are several lower division requirements (100-200 level courses) • Some majors are upper division majors • All coursework is at the 300-400 level • For these majors, you should focus on General Education in your first year

  34. Determining Major Courses • Use the chart to determine if you should take courses in your major this semester:

  35. Step Four • Based on what you know about major courses, fill in step four of your Advisement Worksheet now. • Questions about specific major requirements will be answered in the next session

  36. Step Five – Other Courses • Selecting your other courses requires some more thought • If you aren’t required to take courses in your major this semester, then you should focus on General Education • Courses can be chosen from several areas • The key is to balance the types of courses you take • Use the following list to narrow down your choices for Fall • You will be choosing specific courses during Peer Advisement

  37. Step Five – Choosing GE Courses • Choose one subject from each of these GE Areas that you MAY want to take in your first semester • GE Area II – Historical and Cultural Foundations (12 units required for graduation) • Choose from World History, American History or American Government • GE Area III A 2 – Natural Sciences (6 units required for graduation – 3 units Physical/Earth and 3 units Life, including one lab) • Choose from Chemistry, Physics, Geology, or Biology • GE Area III B 1 & 2 – Introduction to the Arts and Humanities (6 units required for graduation - 3 units Arts and 3 units Humanities) • Choose from Art, Music, Dance or Theatre (Arts) • Choose from Anthropology, Comparative Religion, English/Comparative Literature, Second Language, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, or Women’s Studies (Humanities) • GE Area III C 1 – Introduction to the Social Sciences (3 units required for graduation) • Choose from American Studies, Anthropology, Economics (not for Business majors), Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

  38. Step Six – Narrowing Your Choices • The last step in this workshop is to narrow your choices even further • Your schedule should consist of 4-5 courses, including Math and English or Oral Communication, courses chosen from your major, and GE • Use the following samples to help you

  39. Step Six – Sample Course loads

  40. Step Six • Based on what you have learned, and the work you have done in steps 1-5, fill in step six of your Advisement Worksheet • Remember, you are only choosing GE subject areas now – you will choose specific courses later today • Examples: Psychology Major (13 units): Math 110 English 101 Anthropology (GE Area III B2) American History (GE Area II) Biology Major (16 units): Math 125 HCOM 100 (Oral Comm) Biology 171 (Major) Art (GE Area III B 1) Undeclared Major (12 units): Math 040 English 099 Music (GE Area III B 1) Geography (GE Area III C 1) Art Major (15 units): Math 110 English 099 Art 103 (Major) Art 107A (Major) Political Science (GE Area II) Business Major (16 units) Math 115 HCOM 102 (Oral Comm) World History (GE Area II) Geology (GE Area III A 2) Music (GE Area III B 1)

  41. Checking Your Progress • You should check your progress periodically throughout your academic career • Do this through your Titan Degree Audit (TDA) • TDA is an online degree progress check • Check your progress on GE requirements, major requirements, and units earned • Access through Titan Online • For faster service at the Academic Advisement Center during peak times (during registration), bring a current copy of your TDA with you!

  42. What’s Next? • You should now have a better understanding of your General Education requirements, and how to choose your classes for Fall • Next you will receive advisement from your major Department, and Peer Advisement • If you have questions, AAC Advisors will be here later today to help you • If you are eligible, fill out your Finish In Four application, and hand it to your NSO Leader or AAC intern after Peer Advisement

  43. Welcome to Cal State Fullerton!We’re proud to have you as part of the Titan family