1 / 94

Counseling/ Academic Advising

New International Student Orientation – Spring 2013. Counseling/ Academic Advising. International Student Program (ISP) Staff. Cindy Balero International Student Program Coordinator Building #1300, Room # 1314 cbalero@laspositascollege.edu Sean Day International Admissions Specialist

Download Presentation

Counseling/ Academic Advising

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. Content is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only. Download presentation by click this link. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server. During download, if you can't get a presentation, the file might be deleted by the publisher.


Presentation Transcript

  1. New International Student Orientation – Spring 2013 Counseling/ Academic Advising

  2. International Student Program (ISP) Staff • Cindy Balero International Student Program Coordinator Building #1300, Room #1314 cbalero@laspositascollege.edu • Sean Day International Admissions Specialist Building #1300, Room #1311 sday@laspositascollege.edu

  3. Chabot – Las Positas Community College District • Chabot College (CC) - Hayward • Las Positas College (LPC) • F-1 students may take units at Chabot College Chabot College without prior permission, but they must take at least 7 units at LPC and be enrolled in a total of at least 12 units. Las Positas College

  4. Las Positas College (LPC) • Founded in 1975 as “Valley Campus” of Chabot College • Independent College in 1988 • Accreditation in 1991 • 8,500 students (full and part-time) • 130 International Students from 35 different countries (Fall 2012) • New Student Services and Administration Building (Spring 2013)

  5. International Student Program (ISP) Staff • Gilberto Victoria International Student Counselor Building #700 Email: gvictoria@laspositascollege.edu Phone: 925.424.1477

  6. Agenda • Orientation to LPC • College Academic Expectations • Role of Counseling • Important Dates • Program Offerings • ESL Program • Student Services • Important Policies • Registering for Classes • Payment • Assessment Test Results

  7. LPC: Basic Information • Calendar • LPC uses the Semester system (Fall & Spring Semester) • Each semester is 18 weeks in length • Day, evening, week-end, late start, fast-track, online, and hybrid courses available (F-1 students: only 1 online class if taking only 12 units) • Summer sessions are condensed (6 or 8 weeks long)

  8. LPC: Basic Information continued • Class Schedule (published each term, available online at: https://bw6.clpccd.cc.ca.us/pls/OWA_PROD/bzskflib.P_SelDefTerm ) • Contains: • List of classes offered for a specific term (i.e. Spring 2013) • Calendar of important deadlines: pay attention to these! • Registration information • Shading in listings indicates evening classes • Don’t worry about shadings in Red – Proposition 30 passed!

  9. Important Dates for Spring 2013 term • January 21 – Holiday (Martin Luther King’s Birthday) • January 22- Full term classes begin • February 5 – Late Start classes begin (includes all ESL classes and PSCN 13) • February 10 – Add or Drop NGR deadline for full-term courses • February 21– Pass/ No Pass Deadline • March 25 – Fast Track 2nd session classes begin • April 14 – Drop with a “W” deadline • May 23 – Last day of instruction • May 24-31- Final Examination Period

  10. How to read the Class Schedule

  11. LPC: Basic Information continued • Catalog(published once every 2 years, available online at: http://www.laspositascollege.edu/students/documents/CatalogLPC2012-14.pdf. $4.50 at Bookstore • Contains: • Course description for all LPC courses • Regulations, policies, and procedures • Certificate, degree, and transfer General Education requirements • Services available to students • Information on extracurricular activities • List of LPC faculty • College calendar

  12. U.S. College Academic Expectations • You determine your own academic schedule and manage your own time. • You are responsible for finding out about deadlines, graduation and transfer requirements, and for tracking your own progress. • Plan on spending 2-3 hours outside of class for every hour you spend in class (e.g. if you take 12 units, you will be in class about 12 hours per week; add another 24 - 36 hours per week for study outside of class, for a total of 36 - 48 hours per week for school).

  13. Role of Counseling • Assist students in planning and executing a plan of study that appropriately reflects the student’s interest and motivation. • Provide guidance regarding: • graduation requirements • transfer options • baccalaureate degrees • career planning • personal decision making • and testing • Assist you with personal concerns

  14. Counseling • Building #700 • Priority appointments for International Students • You MUST meet with a Counselor in your first semester. • You SHOULD meet with a Counselor at least once per semester. • Develop a Student Education Plan (SEP) • Scheduled Appointments/ Drop In • Drop In – 10-15 minutes • Appointments – 30 minutes • No Show Policy – no more appointments for semester.

  15. Terms to know • Unit • Lower/ Upper Division • Prerequisites/ Co-requisites • G.E. (General Education) • Articulation agreements • Class Web (online class registration etc.) • Blackboard (for online classes) • Zonemail (school e-mail account) • Assessment

  16. U.S. Post-Secondary Education

  17. LPC Program Offerings • Associate of Arts (A.A.)/ Associate of Science (A.S.) Degrees • Transfer • Certificate • Basic Skills (ESL for example). • Course numbers “100” and above • Continuing Education

  18. Associate Degrees • Major courses (minimum of 18 units) + • General Education (GE) Pattern of courses+ • Elective courses • Minimum of 60 units with grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. • 12 units must be completed at LPC • General Education Pattern for Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree 2012 -2013 • http://www.laspositascollege.edu/international/documents/AAGEPage12012-2013.pdf • General Education Pattern for Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree 2012-2013 - http://www.laspositascollege.edu/international/documents/ASGEPage12012-2013.pdf

  19. Transfer to University • California Public Universities • California State Universities (CSU) • University of California (UC) • Out of State Public Universities • Private Universities

  20. California State University (CSU) 23 campuses

  21. CSU • General Education (GE) Breadth Requirements • http://www.laspositascollege.edu/international/documents/CSUGEFlyer2012-2013.pdf • 60 CSU transferable units (minimum) • 4 Subjects • Math • Speech Communication • Written Communication • Critical Thinking • 2.40 GPA minimum, higher GPA needed for some majors and colleges • Some majors (i.e. Nursing) have additional requirements • Many popular programs are impacted (there are more applicants than the department can accommodate)

  22. University of California (UC) 10 campuses UC San Francisco = Medical School

  23. UC • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) • http://www.laspositascollege.edu/international/documents/IGETCGEFlyer2012-2013.pdf • IGETC also used for private universities and public universities in other states. • 60 UC transferable units • GPA of 2.8, a higher GPA will be needed for certain universities and majors. • Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) – UC Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz

  24. Private Universities • 77 Private Universities in California • LPC has limited articulations with some private universities in California, and noarticulation agreements with out-of-state universities. • Private campuses vary in size • Typically, private institutions have smaller class sizes than CSU and UC • Can be very expensive! $$$ • Scholarships may be available for International students at private universities.

  25. English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

  26. ESL Program • Marilyn Marquis ESL Coordinator/ Instructor Office: Building #2400 Room: 2411P Phone: 925-424-1209 E-mail: mmarquis@laspostiascollege.edu

  27. ESL Program * Not offered in Spring 2013

  28. (ESL)Program continued What is this called?

  29. (ESL)Program continued • The key to success is having a a strong foundation!

  30. ESL Advice • Work Hard • Be Patient • Get to know your class-mates – Speak English • Get to know your instructors • Have fun!

  31. LPC English Language Proficiency Policy • Students can enroll in Academic Classes when they: • Provide English language proficiency by: • TOEFL (iBT) score of 45 • IELTS score of 4.5 • ITEP with Level 4 • STEP Eiken with Grade 2A OR • Reach ESL 2B (High Intermediate) level (strongly recommended to take ESL classes along with Academic classes) OR • Lower ESL level with Counselor approval

  32. Where to get help? • International Student Program (Building 1300) • Support and Immigration Advising for F-1 students • Academic and Personal Concerns • Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Friday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm • Counseling (Building 700) • Academic, Career and Personal Counseling

  33. Student Services • Career and Employment Center (Building 900) • Volunteer Opportunities • Job seeking strategies • Transfer Center (Building 900) • Meet Admissions Representatives • Tutorial Center (Building 2400) • FREE Tutoring in variety of subjects including: English, Math, Science

  34. Student Services • Disability Resource Center (Building 1300-B) • Students with disabilities, temporary or permanent • Learning skills classes • Accommodations • Campus Safety and Security (Building 1700) • Night escort service • Battery/ Lockouts • Student Health and Wellness Center (Building 1700) • Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

  35. Student Services • Writing Center (Building 2400) • 20 minute appointments with faculty • Integrated Learning Center (ILC) (Building 600) • Math and ESL faculty support • Lab assignments • Assessment Center – (Building 700) • English, ESL, Math, Chemistry • Can test once every 6 months

  36. Strategies for Student Success • Take advantage of student services, especially Counseling • Use the Library and Tutorial Center • Know how to select courses and manage time • Get to know your instructors (office hours) • Be an active learner (Sit in one of the first three rows, take good notes, ask questions) • Be on time and stay for the entire class • Read and know the course syllabus • Bring textbooks and materials to every class • Get to know other students (join a club)

  37. Important Policies - Attendance • Attendance Requirements • Instructors may drop students who miss: • the first meeting of a course, or • if the student is absent for a total of 4 consecutive or 6 cumulative instructional hours or • 2 consecutive weeks of instruction. • Excessive Absences, Tardiness and leaving class early may be into consideration by instructors in assigning grades. • Contact Teacher by phone or e-mail if you will be absent!

  38. Important Policies - Grades P/NP (Pass/ No Pass) GR – Grade Only OP – Option for P/NP or GR

  39. Important Policies • Grade Point Average (GPA) – Minimum 2.0 • Pass/ No Pass – all Beginner and Intermediate levels of ESL • Limitation on Unit Load – 18 units unless obtain approval from a Counselor.

  40. Choosing Classes • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each semester (Fall/ Spring) • Remember 1 unit = 2 hours or more of study time! • Summer session is optional. Not required to take classes. • May take 1 class, or up to 3 units of online courses as part of your 12 units. • Hybrid classes do NOT count as online courses.

  41. Choosing Classes continued • Prerequisite • Co-requisite • Strongly recommended: English 1A eligibility including but not limited to: • Intro. To Business (BUSN 40) • all Economics courses • Intro. to Marketing (MKTG 50) • General Psychology (PSYC 1) • Fundamental of Speech Communications (SPCH 1) • all Foreign Language (Spanish, French, Italian) courses • many Theater Arts courses

  42. PSCN 28 Orientation/ International Students • Required for all International Students during their 1st semester. • 1 unit class – Mondays 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm • The course is designed to assist you in: • Gaining a better understanding of the U.S. Education System • Transitioning to higher education • Becoming familiar with Las Positas College Student Services • Gaining an understanding of U.S. American Culture • Have opportunity to meet with a Counselor once a week – great opportunity!

  43. Registering for Classes • Use Class Web or The ZONE • Username = Student ID (ie W10700712) • Password = Date of birth MMDDYY format (ie if Lady Gaga’s birthday is March 28, 1986, then her password is 032886)

  44. Registering for Classes – Video Tutorial • Video Tutorial at: http://www.laspositascollege.edu/counseling/media/AddingClasses/adding_classes.html (click on “CC” box for “closed caption” spoken text)

  45. How to Add classes • Attend the class on the first class session if you are still on the waitlist! Added by position on waitlist first, then “drop ins” by priority number. • Obtain an "Add Authorization Number" from the instructor (a four digit number i.e. “1234”. If seating is available, instructors will add students BY PRIORITY according to the last 4 digits of the student’s priority number, highest number first • Enter your four digit "Add Authorization Number" online via CLASS-Web or The ZONE in the registration menu at www.laspositascollege.edu

  46. Waitlist • Put yourself on the waitlist if available • Check your spot on Class Web or The Zone • Students added as vacancies become available in order on the waitlist • You will be notified by Zonemail if your spot becomes available • 72 hours to register • Link your personal e-mail account to Zonemail! • Waitlist Video Tutorial at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F998Wg0bNvI&hd=1

  47. Priority Number • Used to determine Registration dates for Continuing students, and adding into classes. • New students have NO priority number! • Based on number of units completed and whether a students has completed the following Matriculation components: • Assessment • Orientation • Counselor Contact • Can check Priority Number on Class Web

  48. How to Drop Classes • Students are permitted to drop courses online via CLASS-Web or The ZONE in the registration menu. • The “No Grade of Record (NGR)" deadline is February 10, 2013 for full-term courses, later for Late- Start Classes (like ESL).

  49. Zonemail • Linking your Zonemail account to your Personal E-mail account. • Instructions on page 12 of the Spring 2013 Class Schedule • http://myportal.clpccd.cc.ca.us/cp/home/displaylogin

More Related