Viking Parents Guide 2014
Guide to Parents for enrolling their children at Del Mar College. The Guide contains information on enrollment, registration, financial aid, paying for college, student services and more.
GUIDE for PARENTS 2014 Enrolling your Viking at Del Mar College www.delmar.edu TABLE OF CONTENTS What We Offer........................................................................................................................ 4 Our credit/noncredit programs, options for high school students, GED and more How to Enroll......................................................................................................................... 8 The enrollment process, testing and completing the Admission File Register for Classes............................................................................................................ 10 Online and on-campus, the WebDMC online portal and student email Paying for College...............................................................................................................13 Tuition, fees, financial aid and scholarships Resources for Students.......................................................................................................17 Tutoring, Personal Counseling, Disability Services, the Campus Bookstore and much more Safety and Security............................................................................................................. 20 Campus security, DMCAlert Notification System, Parking, Reporting crime and more Maps.................................................................................................................................22-24 Maps of the East and West campuses, locations of the Center for Economic Development and the Northwest Center Calendar................................................................................................................................ 25 Important dates Contact Us............................................................................................................................ 25 Important contact numbers for the Enrollment Center, Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Success Center and Personal Counseling 2 VIKINGS Guide for Parents Your kids are my kids. a message from the President Hello, my name is Mark. I’m proud to be the president of Del Mar College, but honestly, that’s my second job. My first job is Dad. It will be a few years before my sons will start thinking about college, but that day will come before I know it, and probably before I’m ready for it. When that day comes, I’ll be asking the same questions you’re asking right now. Is the school the right fit? Can we afford it? Will my children learn what they need to know to succeed? Will they be taken care of? Will they be safe? I want to answer those questions for you. Because the way I see it, as soon as your child, tween, teen or young adult sets foot on Del Mar College’s campus, I will respect and serve your “kid” as if he or she were my “kid.” Your child will be a Del Mar College Viking. This Vikings Guide for Parents should answer a lot of your questions and more. If there is anything else we can share to help your family choose the right college, just let us know. Thank you! Dr. Mark Escamilla President, Del Mar College VIKINGS Guide for Parents 3 What We Offer Del Mar College has options. Del Mar College has been helping Coastal Bend students achieve their dreams for over 75 years. We offer a unique blend of academic programs to meet a broad range of career goals and educational aspirations. DMC is the largest community college in the Coastal Bend. You can ask questions and learn in a hands-on classroom with supportive faculty. We invite you and your Viking to tour our East or West campuses to learn more about our studentcentered culture and how we can help your Viking develop [L]EARNING POWER. Certificates Certificates and Marketable Skills Achievement Awards are designed to give your Viking the skills they need to go right into the workforce after they graduate. DMC offers a wide variety of certificate programs in many in-demand career fields, and most certificates can be completed in a year or less. In addition to learning a marketable skill, our Certificates of Achievement may also be used as the first step toward an Associate in Applied Science degree. Our Guarantee Del Mar College guarantees that if your Viking receives an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Achievement, they will have job skills identified as “exit competencies” in the occupational field for which they have been trained. If your Viking is judged by their employer to be lacking in specific technical job skills, we will provide them with up to nine credit hours of additional skills training tuition-free.* Associate Degrees There are two general kinds of Associate Degrees. Transfer Associate Degrees are designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree. We offer Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degrees. Career and Technical Associate Degrees prepare your Viking for immediate entry into the workforce. We offer Associate in Applied Science degrees for this purpose. Credit Programs In credit programs, your Viking will earn college credit toward a Certificate, a Marketable Skills Achievement Award or an Associate Degree. *Specific conditions apply. Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask VIKINGS Guide for Parents 4 College Credit Programs We Offer Here is a list of the programs in which your Viking can earn a Certificate and/or Associate Degree. For complete details, see the Del Mar College Catalog, available online at www.delmar.edu/catalog. EAST CAMPUS CREDIT PROGRAMS BUSINESS and COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Accounting Administrative Assistant Banking and Finance Computer Information Systems Computer Programming Geographic Information Systems Interactive Game Technology Leadership Development Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management Development Marketing Medical Secretary Microcomputers Multimedia/Internet Networking Quality Assurance/Control Management Real Estate Small Business Management FINE ARTS Art Digital Media Drama Music Sound Recording Technology HUMAN SERVICES Child Care Administrator Child Development Early Child Education Elementary Education LEGAL PROFESSIONS and LAW ENFORCEMENT Corrections Court Reporting Crime Scene Technology Criminal Justice Legal Secretary Paralegal LIBERAL ARTS and COMMUNICATION Advertising/Public Relations Deaf Studies Digital Media Education English ESOL Foreign Language History Journalism Kinesiology Liberal Arts Mexican-American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Radio and Television Reading Religion Special Education Speech MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES Anthropology Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Electrical Engineering Engineering Technology Geography Geology History Life and Earth Science Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Military Science Physics Political Science Pre-Engineering Pre-Professional Health Psychology Social Studies Social Work Sociology TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS By Department WEST CAMPUS CREDIT PROGRAMS HEALTH Coding Specialist Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Medical Sonography Echocardiography Health Information Technology Nuclear Medicine Occupational Therapy Assistant Pharmacy Technician Physical Therapy Assistant Pre-Nursing Radiologic Technology Registered Nurse Respiratory Therapy Surgical Technology Vocational Nursing HUMAN SERVICES Addiction Studies Cosmetology Culinary Arts Deaf Studies Generalist Studies Hotel/Motel/Condominium Management Interpreter Preparation Long Term Care Nursing Home Administrator Restaurant Management LEGAL PROFESSIONS and LAW ENFORCEMENT Corrections Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Justice Security Officer PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATION Criminal Justice EMT/Paramedic Fire Science Law Enforcement Occupational Safety and Health INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Air Conditioning Automotive Repair Building Maintenance Diesel Applied Technology TECHNICAL EDUCATION Architectural/Drafting Technology Aviation Maintenance Environmental/Petrochemical Laboratory Technology Computer Networking Electronic Technology Electroplating Nondestructive Testing Process Technology Professional Electronics Technical Drafting Technology Welding VIKINGS Guide for Parents 5 Programs for High School Students At Del Mar College, your Viking can earn college credit while still attending high school. • Completed sophomore year of high school • Submit proof of meningitis vaccination • Have approval of high school counselor, principal and parent or guardian • Meet Del Mar College admissions requirements • Meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) testing requirements • Take only those classes for which assessment levels are met • Take no more than two College courses per semester (some exceptions can be made) • Adhere to all policies of the College Dual Credit This program offers your Viking the opportunity to receive credit for a college course while simultaneously earning credit toward high school graduation. Your Viking will need to complete a Dual Credit application, and your Viking’s high school must have a Dual Credit agreement with DMC. Dual Credit is affordable. All students pay the same low price, whether they live in DMC’s district or not. (361) 698-2424 www.delmar.edu/dualcredit Collegiate High School Collegiate High School resides on the DMC East Campus, and is a collaborative partnership between Corpus Christi Independent School District and the College to provide high school- and college-level studies to selected CCISD at-risk, low-income students, English language learners and first generation college students attending grades 9 through 12. CHS Students have the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree or two years of transferable college-level credits toward a bachelor’s degree within four years at no cost to them or their families. (361) 698-2425 chs.ccisd.us Early Admissions This program offers your Viking the opportunity to study at the College and receive college credits while completing requirements for high school graduation. Students need to fill out a Request for Early Admissions form in person at the Student Enrollment Center, located in Harvin Student Center at the East Campus. (361) 698-1290 Dual Credit and Early Admissions Requirements Both Dual Credit and Early Admissions are designed for high school students who have demonstrated the ability to accept academic challenge and responsibility. To qualify for these programs, your Viking should meet these requirements: Flexible Scheduling We understand that your Viking may be juggling college along with work, family and other obligations. Del Mar College offers lots of options for taking classes during the day, at night, online, on weekends and during regular and short semesters. We offer classes at two campuses and two offcampus centers. Learn more: www.delmar.edu/flex 6 VIKINGS Guide for Parents High School Articulation Del Mar College offers college credit for high school occupational studies in specific programs. For more information on these programs, contact the Dean of Business, Professional and Technology Education at Del Mar College. (361) 698-1700 GED/ESL/ABE If your Viking has not completed high school, we offer GED Preparation Classes with both day and evening options. These classes are free of charge. We will work with your Viking to help them enroll in college upon GED completion. We also offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes through the GED Education Center. The main office for the GED Education Center is located at 485 Airport Road (on the corner of Airport Rd. and Santa Elena), Del Mar College West campus. (361) 698-1756 Continuing education Workforce Courses Workforce training helps prepare your Viking for a job quickly. Some courses/programs can be as short as three weeks. In our Workforce Training programs, your Viking can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which do not count towards a college degree but will appear on their transcript for the benefit of employers. Continuing Education also gives your Viking a way to maintain certifications and licenses. Many occupations require periodic updates in their fields - Continuing Education is the place for that. Continuing Education Workforce Programs are offered in these areas: Bookkeeper Business Applications Program Certified Nurse Aide Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Truck Driver Training) Event Planner Food Managers Certification Health Unit Coordinator Home Health Aide Human Resource Management Insurance Service Representative Manufacturing Management Phlebotomy Management Medical Office Specialist Office Assistant Patient Care Technician Real Estate License Restaurant Management Retail Management Sales esol At Del Mar College, we believe that native language should not be a barrier to your Viking’s educational success. The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program offers your Viking the opportunity to improve their spoken, written and grammatical English. Courses are designed for students born in other countries and students who were born in the United States but who learned another language before they learned English. The ESOL classes at Del Mar College are affordable, with some of the lowest foreign student tuition rates in the nation. The program has a fully equipped modern language lab designed to enrich students’ language learning experiences in American English pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, composition, conversation and reading. (361) 698-1534. www.delmar.edu/ce VIKINGS Guide for Parents Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask 7 How To Enroll The door is open. OPEN DOOR ADMISSIONS Del Mar College is an “open door” institution. This includes anyone who is a high school graduate, received a GED, or may need individual approval for admission due to special circumstances. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to all programs of the College due to limits on space or specialized equipment. ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Each of these steps is required to complete your Viking’s Admissions File in the Student Enrollment Center: 1. Apply: www.ApplyTexas.org 2. College placement exam scores for all first time college students. Note: Some transfer students may be required to provide test scores. 3. Transcript: Official high school transcript or General Educational Development (GED) test scores for a first time college student. 4. Official college transcripts from all previous colleges attended. If your Viking has transfer credits, they will also need to complete a Transcript Evaluation Request Form (TERF). You can download the form at: www.delmar.edu/registrar 5. Vaccine: All new incoming students who are 21 years of age or younger will need to show proof of a bacterial meningitis vaccination before they are allowed to register for classes. 6. Upon receipt of your Letter of Acceptance, go to WebDMC to retrieve your user name and password and activate your Student Email account. See page 13. Student Enrollment Center The Enrollment Center has Enrollment Specialists who process applications, transcripts and test scores immediately upon arrival. They also advise and register students for Liberal Arts and Pre-Nursing majors. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment but walk-ins are welcome. (361) 698-1290 (East) or (361) 698-1741 (West) firstname.lastname@example.org What is an “official transcript?” An official transcript is a certified statement of a student’s academic record, provided by a high school, college, university or other institution. It is usually printed on security sensitive paper and contains the institution’s official seal and signature of the registrar or appropriate administrator. 8 VIKINGS Guide for Parents PLACEMENT TESTING If your Viking is enrolling in college for the first time, they will need to provide Placement Exam scores in order to complete their Admission File. The chart below indicates whether or not your Viking is exempt from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Placement Exam based on their scores on the ACT, SAT or TAKS test. If your Viking does not have test scores, they will need to take the TSI Placement Exam, which is offered by the Testing Center. Your Viking will need to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) prior to registering for the TSI Placement Exam. www.delmar.edu/tsi TSI Placement Exemptions Exempt from Reading and Writing Exempt from Math Mathematics 19+ At Del Mar College, student must have 20 to be Math assessment level 3. Mathematics 500+ ACT English 19+ Taken within 5 years with a Composite of 23+ SAT Reading 500+ Taken March 2005 or later and within 5 years with Total Reading and Math of 1070+ 11th Grade Exit Level TAKS Within 3 years ELA 2200+ with a Writing sample 3+ Mathematics 2200+ TESTING FOR CREDIT If your Viking has completed college credits through exams, they might be able to apply those credits at Del Mar College. Common exams that are accepted include the Advanced Placement, SAT/ACT Testing and SAT Subject Testing. For complete information on Testing for Credit, see the DMC Catalog. www.delmar.edu/catalog Testing Center The Testing Center provides placement testing to prospective students. These services can be administered at their high school or at the Del Mar College East Campus Multiservice Center, located at 3013 Ayers Street, Corpus Christi, TX. For test preparation, exam information, updated schedules, prices, etc., please contact the Office of Academic Testing: (361) 698-1645 www.delmar.edu/testing Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask VIKINGS Guide for Parents 9 Register for Classes Online and On-Campus How to Register for Credit Classes 1. Your Viking must have a complete Admission File and have been admitted into the College. See the “How to Enroll” section on page 8. 2. Prepare your Viking for Registration in advance so that they can register without difficulty. 3. Your Viking may log in to WebDMC (see following page) and register once the registration period has started. They may also register in person on the East or West Campus when campus registration is open. 4. Pay your bill by the payment deadline to keep your classes. 5. Review information on the After Your Viking Registers section. Online Registration - WebDMC Online Registration is available to students who meet ALL admission requirements. Registration takes place on WebDMC, the online internet portal for students. If your Viking has 24 credit hours or more, they are not required to be advised before registering. Otherwise, they must be advised before they will be able to register on the Web. Web registration is accessible from the Online Student Computer Assisted Resources (OSCAR) stations on the first and second floors of the Harvin Student Center (East Campus) and in the Barth Learning Resources Center (West Campus). www.delmar.edu/registration Advising Academic advising is important. It is available to all who wish to talk about course prerequisites, graduation requirements, career opportunities and suggestions for doing well in class. Advising is required prior to online registration if your Viking has earned 24 credits or fewer. If they have more than 24 credits, they are still encouraged to meet with an advisor. If your Viking is undecided about their major, contact the Student Outreach and Enrollment Office - (361) 698-1290 on the East Campus, or (361) 698-1741 on the West Campus. Advisors by Major: www.delmar.edu/advisors Register in Person: On-Campus and In-Office In-Office: Register on the campus that houses your Viking’s major, this will be where an advisor is located. Call first to make an appointment to see your Viking’s advisor. On-Campus: Your Viking can register on either campus, but if they need access to their advisor or department, it’s best to register on the campus where their major is housed. Registration (but not advising) is also available at the Northwest Center in Callallen. See Campus Maps, pages 22-24. 10 VIKINGS Guide for Parents WebDMC and Student Email Upon submitting a Del Mar College admissions application, your Viking will be assigned a Del Mar College Student ID Number, Username and Password to access WebDMC, the online internet portal where students receive campus email, register for classes, check financial aid status and much more. www.delmar.edu/webdmc STEP 1: Click on “Don’t have a Student ID or Username?” Enter your Social Security Number, or Del Mar ID Number and your birth date. Click “Agree” and print this information for your records. STEP 2: To activate your DMC Email address, click the “your student email” link and a small window will pop up. Enter your credentials as follows: USERNAME: ad\USERNAME PASSWORD: MMDDYY The “\” is located above the “Enter” Key. STEP 3: To log on to WebDMC, click on the blue box labeled “Log on to WebDMC” and follow the credentials directions in the previous step. Navigating WebDMC NOTIFICATIONS – If a student has a hold, it will display under the notifications tab. DMC Email – Students check their email from their WebDMC account. E-FORMS – DMC Financial Aid forms to be completed by the student. SIGN UP FOR PAYMENT PLAN – This tool is available for students who are paying tuition without financial aid. Payment plan options are available for convenient money management. BOOKSTORE – Once registered for classes, students can view and purchase textbooks and other materials needed for those courses. DMCAlert – Del Mar’s Emergency Notification System. Students are encouraged to log in and update their emergency contact information as soon as possible. MYBRIDGE – Students will use MyBridge to access all the tools needed to register, check grades, financial aid status, etc. • Financial Information ST – View tuition bill, pay online or set up a payment plan • Financial Aid – View financial assistance and accept/reject awards • Communication – Campus departments alert students if there is anything that must be submitted (i.e. financial aid documents, etc.) • Registration – Search for course offerings and register (add or drop) courses • Academic Profile – Check grades, view class schedules and print an unofficial transcript. VIKINGS Guide for Parents 11 After Your Viking RegisterS Pay Tuition Registration is not complete until all payments have been made. Your Viking will not be sent a bill by mail. If you do not pay, or make satisfactory arrangements to pay, all financial obligations to the College, your Viking’s registration may be voided and/or they may be removed from all classes. Course credit, grades, degree or certificate may also be withheld. See the Paying for College section on page 13 for more info. Orientation Week Be sure to sign your Viking up for Viking Experience Orientation Week. Contact the Student Leadership and Campus Life office in Harvin Student Center. (361) 698-1279 Get Your Parking Permits Parking on DMC Campuses is FREE. If your Viking plans to park a vehicle on campus, they will need a Vehicle Identification Permit (VIP). To get a VIP, fill out a parking registration card and submit it to Campus Security. They, in turn, will issue you a VIP. Campus Security is located at the Maintenance Building at Naples Street and Kosar Street, East Campus. VIPs may also be available in Harvin Student Center and Coleman Center during Campus registration periods. Read Your Schedule Your Viking may log into WebDMC at any time to view their schedule. Click “Academic Profile” from My Bridge, then “Class Schedule”. Select the term you wish to view. Print schedule by using your browser’s print option. Get your DMC Student ID Card Student identification cards (IDs) are issued free of charge to students when they first register; however, a charge will be made for replacements. Also, IDs must be validated each subsequent registration period. Cards are good for admission to College functions, for obtaining library materials and for using recreational facilities. Your Viking should carry it with them at all times and present it upon request. Remember: Any DMC student may ride any RTA bus free of charge if they have a current Student ID. Your Viking can get their ID card at the White Library (East Campus) or the Barth Learning Resources Center (West Campus) by showing proof of registration. Identification cards are made during all library hours except the first and last 30 minutes of operation. Changing Your Schedule: Change, Drop, Cancel or Withdraw • SCHEDULE CHANGES: Students can make schedule changes any time during registration. Be sure to keep a copy of your Viking’s tuition receipt. • DROPPING A CLASS: Check the Academic calendar for deadlines to drop classes. Be aware of the “3-Peat” rule - should your Viking drop a class and attempt it later for the third time, (3Peat) they will be charged a 3-Peat fee of $50 per credit hour. • CANCELED CLASSES: Students with canceled classes need to come to the Office of Admissions and Registrar on the East or West Campus for assistance. It is important that your Viking carefully considers the consequences of withdrawing/dropping classes at Del Mar College; this can adversely impact their financial aid and academic career. Contact the Student Success Center for guidance on withdrawing/dropping at (361) 698-2267. www.delmar.edu/ssc 12 VIKINGS Guide for Parents Paying for College Within your reach. Financing your Viking’s education can appear to be a challenging task. At Del Mar College, we work closely with you to find a solution that meets your and your Viking’s needs. This section will tell you what it costs for your Viking to attend Del Mar College, options for paying tuition and fees and how to take advantage of financial aid opportunities. 2013-2014 Academic Year Students living in the following areas qualify for Del Mar College in-district tuition: • • • • • Corpus Christi ISD Flour Bluff ISD West Oso ISD Calallen ISD Tuloso-Midway ISD Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask Students who live outside the five school districts - but have lived in the state of Texas for the past 12 months - qualify for out-of-district tuition. If they have lived outside the state or the country over the past 12 months, they will pay out-of-state/foreign tuition. Military personnel or their dependents should contact the Veteran’s Services Office to establish residency status. Tuition and Mandatory Fees In-District Out-of –District Out-of-State/ Semester Hours Students Students International Students 3 hours (1 class) 6 hours (2 classes) 9 hours (3 classes) 12 hours (4 classes) 15 hours (4-5 classes) $350 $623 $896 $1,169 $1,442 $500 $923 $1,346 $1,769 $2,192 $611 $1,145 $1,679 $2,213 $2,747 Tuition and fees subject to change by the Board of Regents. Students pursuing dual credit classes at DMC receive a discounted tuition rate. Current tuition and fees: www.delmar.edu/Tuition_and_Costs.aspx VIKINGS Guide for Parents 13 Paying Tuition Your Viking should pay tuition by the payment deadline in order to keep their classes. Otherwise, they may lose their registration and have to reregister for their classes. The following options are available for paying tuition and fees: By Mail: Checks may be mailed to the following address:* Del Mar College 101 Baldwin Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78404 Attn: Cashier’s Office In Person The following payment methods are accepted at the Cashier’s office (Harvin Student Center, East Campus or Coleman Center, West Campus): • • • • • • Cash Personal Check* Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Installment Payments As a Del Mar College student, your Viking has the option to pay tuition and fees by the installment method for the Fall and Spring semesters. The installment option provides for one-half (1/2) payment of the tuition and fees in advance of the beginning semester; one quarter payment (1/4) prior to the start of the sixth class week and final one quarter (1/4) prior to the beginning of the eleventh class week. For dates specific to each semester: www.delmar.edu/installment_plan.aspx Enrolling in the Installment Payment Plan 1. Login to WebDMC 2. Click on the Payment Plan Link located below the MyBridge Tab COST TO PARTICIPATE • $25 per semester enrollment fee • $30 fee if a payment is returned PAYMENT METHODS • Automatic bank payment (ACH) • Credit/debit card Online The following payment methods are accepted online through the WebDMC portal: • • • • • Electronic Check* Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Steps to Pay Online 1. Log on to the WebDMC portal. 2. Find the “MyBridge” menu on the right side of the screen. 3. Click “Financial Information ST.” 4. Click “Make a Payment.” 5. Click “Pay on My Account.” Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask *By providing a check as payment, you authorize Del Mar College to use your check to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. You will not receive your check from your financial institution. Since this process is much faster, it’s possible that funds could be withdrawn from your account on the same day you make payment, so please plan accordingly. For inquiries, please call (361) 698-1049. 14 VIKINGS Guide for Parents FINANCIAL AID 65% of Del Mar College students receive some form of federal, state and/or Del Mar Foundation Scholarship assistance to help make their education a reality. Investing in your Viking’s education is like investing in yourself. Del Mar College works hard to put resources in your hands to ensure your Viking’s college education is affordable and practical. DMC offers Financial Aid in the form of Grants, Loans, Work-Study programs and Scholarships. 4. Once your Viking’s file is complete and processed, they will receive an Award Notification or a Denial Notification via email. 5. Follow all instructions given in the Award Notification to avoid any delays in funding. The Award Notification email will provide your Viking with steps to accept or decline their Financial Aid Award on WebDMC. The Del Mar College HigherOne Debit Card is distributed after registration with refund aid deposited after tuition has been paid. Applications for financial assistance will be accepted after January 1 of each year for the following academic year. It is recommended that students apply at least three months before the priority deadline. (361) 698-1293 (East) or (361) 698-1726 (West). Applying for Financial Aid Applying for financial aid is quick and easy. These items should be submitted to Financial Aid Services to complete financial aid packaging: 1. Complete the FAFSA Financial Aid application at www.fafsa.gov (Del Mar College’s FAFSA Code is 003563) 2. Your Viking should check their Del Mar College email or their preferred email for any correspondence from DMC. See page 11 for info on activating the student email account. 3. Log-in to the WebDMC online portal at webdmc.delmar.edu to determine the documents that must be submitted. • On the WebDMC screen, go to MyBridge. • Click on Communication. • Click My Documents to see if any documentation is missing. REFUNDS All tuition and fee refunds and financial aid disbursements will be issued to students via the DMC Debit Card. In order to receive the DMC Debit Card, your Viking must have their correct postal address on file with the Office of Admissions and Registrar. If the College does not have the student’s correct address on file, refunds and financial aid disbursements will be delayed. More information is available on the DMC Debit Card Web site: www.dmcdebitcard.com Important Dates Financial Aid Application Priority Deadlines: • May 1 for Fall Semester • October 1 for Spring semester • February 15 for Summer sessions Scholarship Application Deadline: • April 30 for next Academic Year (Fall and Spring) VIKINGS Guide for Parents Payments made by credit cards will be credited to the respective card account. More information about refunds and the refund schedule for the current semester, visit the website: www.delmar.edu/refund.aspx 15 SCHOLARSHIPS The Del Mar College Foundation provides over 70 unique scholarship opportunities for new and continuing DMC students. Emergency Scholarships Emergency scholarships are available to help students who experience an unexpected and unforeseen circumstance which jeopardizes their ability to pay for their education. Processing of emergency applications could take up to five working days. Emergency funds are limited and availability varies from semester to semester. Financial Aid funds cannot be duplicated through emergency scholarships. As with all Foundation scholarships, students must apply for Financial Aid (www.fafsa.gov) prior to completing an emergency scholarship application. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. The deadline to apply for scholarships is April 30 for the Academic Year (Fall and Spring). To apply for Foundation Scholarships: 1. Complete the FAFSA Financial Aid application at www.fafsa.gov (Del Mar College’s FAFSA Code is 003563) 2. Complete the Scholarship application online at http://stars.delmar.edu/stars One Del Mar College Foundation Scholarship application is needed per student, per year. Processing of your Viking’s application will begin when the complete application packet has been submitted to the Office of Development/ Foundation located at DMC Center for Economic Development, Room 131, 3209 S. Staples (S. Staples and Kostoryz). For the status of your application, contact the Office of Development/Foundation at 361-698-1317. Your Viking will be notified in July of awarded scholarships via email. Scholarships are awarded once a year for the academic year (Fall and Spring). (361) 698-1033 or email@example.com www.delmar.edu/scholarships TEXTBOOKS If your Viking accepts a Financial Aid award, their award is integrated into the Campus Bookstore system - making it fast and easy to buy books and supplies. They can charge books and supplies directly against their financial aid, reserve books, rent books and much more! NOTE: Financial Aid awards are disbursed after the textbook charging period. During the charge period, students may purchase textbooks and supplies using their financial aid award ONLY at the DMC Bookstore. Visit www.dmcbookstore.com for info, or call (361) 884-1823. The Campus Bookstore is located in the Harvin Student Center, DMC East Campus. Work-Study Programs Del Mar College offers two need-based work study programs, Federal Work Study (FWS) and Texas Work Study (TXWS). Work Study is part of the students’ financial aid award, and allows the student to work on campus while attending college. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours per semester to participate in the work study program and meet the Satisfactory Academic Program requirements. Financial Aid Services: (361) 698-1293 (East) or (361) 698-1726 (West). Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask VIKINGS Guide for Parents 16 Resources for Students We’re here to help! Del Mar College offers a wide variety of special services and programs geared to help your Viking reach their education goals. Your Viking should take advantage of these opportunities to make the most of the community college experience. BOOKSTORE – The DMC Campus Bookstore is located in the Harvin Student Center, East Campus, next to the food court. The Bookstore offers textbooks, supplies, equipment for labs, DMC apparel and much more. Buy, sell, rent and reserve textbooks! (361) 884-1823 www.dmcbookstore.com Child Care – The Morris L. Lichtenstein, Jr. Center for Early Learning is an instructional facility for the Child Development/Early Childhood program. This facility provides on-campus child care for ages 18-months to 6 years. Professionally trained staff provides part-time and full-time care Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Rates are competitive with other area facilities. College students may qualify for childcare scholarships. (361) 698-1083 www.delmar.edu/cel Counseling Center – Licensed Professional Counselors are available to help students understand and deal with social, behavioral and personal problems. They work with students individually or in groups. Services provided include coping skills for test anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and educational and personal development. Counselors also assist students in career counseling. (361) 698-1586 www.delmar.edu/counsel Disability Services – The Disability Services Office (DS) is available for students with disabilities to assist them in attending Del Mar College. Staff within this office assesses each student’s needs and eligibility to determine appropriate accommodations and services. (361) 698-1292 (East) or (361) 698-1761 (West) www.delmar.edu/disability Freshmen Seminar – Recommended for firsttime college students, this course covers essential college survival skills, such as note taking, test preparation, time management and college resources which are essential to your Viking’s success. (361) 698-1534 VIKINGS Guide for Parents 17 Learning Resources – The College keeps more than 190,000 book volumes, along with thousands of audiovisuals and periodicals, in its library resources. Internet-accessible computers, audio equipment, permanent art collections, teleconferencing facilities and self-paced tutoring are available on both campuses. (361) 698-1308 (East) or (361) 698-1754 (West) http://library.delmar.edu VIKING EXPERIENCE New Student Orientation WEEK – This program offers important information on college regulations, resources, services and student activities. Meet college staff and faculty in one of these sessions before the first semester at Del Mar College. Contact the Office of Student Leadership and Campus Life in Harvin Student Center (East Campus) to sign up. (361) 698-1279 Peer Tutoring – If your Viking needs free tutoring help with a specific course or just want one-on-one support to reach their personal or professional goals, contact the Student Tutoring Program. (361) 698-2267 (East) or (361) 698-1893 (West) www.delmar.edu/ptc Retention services – Retention Case Managers work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and administrators to help students stay in college. Through the use of the Retention Alert student tracking database, Retention Case Managers work with faculty and students to create individualized retention strategies to ensure student success. In addition, the case managers work with students seeking assistance with academic challenges. (361) 698-1285 (East) or (361) 698-1861 (West) www.delmar.edu/retention Ride the RTA – Travel across the city for free with valid Del Mar College student I.D. The Regional Transportation Authority operates fixed routes and accessible B-line curb-to-curb bus service (for students with disabilities) in Nueces County and parts of San Patricio County that directly and indirectly serve the College’s campuses. (361) 289-2712 www.ccrta.org Student Leadership and Campus Life The Office of Student Leadership and Campus Life is committed to promoting campus life and student leadership through cultural, social and leadership development. Along with a strong intramural sports program, DMC has more than 30 clubs and organizations, providing students exposure to community projects, leadership and volunteer opportunities. (361) 698-1279 www.delmar.edu/leadership_campus_life Student success Center (SSC) – The Student Success Center connects students to facilities, resources and services designed to enhance learning to aid academic success, facilitate retention, life-long learning and personal success. Peer-Tutoring, Success Workshops, Supplemental Instruction and Technology Resources that promote learning outcomes are provided. (361) 698-2259 www.delmar.edu/ssc Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask 18 VIKINGS Guide for Parents Student Technology Centers – Your Viking can take advantage of personal computer laboratories located in the libraries on both the East and West Campus. The student technology fee allows students to access the latest software for completing class assignments or accessing the internet. (361) 698-1991 (East) or (361) 698-1754 (West) TRiO Student Support Services Program – TRiO offers a variety of services for eligible students designed to enhance the education experience. Services offered include tutoring, student centered workshops, supplemental instruction and assistance with goal setting and attainment. The goal of TRiO is to assist students in their efforts to successfully accomplish their goals. (361) 698-1589 (East) or (361) 698-1894 (West) www.delmar.edu/trio Tutoring and Mentoring Labs – Free tutoring for writing skills is offered at the Stone Writing Center on the fourth floor of the White Library, DMC East Campus. The Math Learning Center also offers help – mathematics tutors are available during the day, evenings and weekends in Room 118 of the Coles Classroom Building, DMC East Campus. Veterans services – As a Top Military-Friendly College, DMC is dedicated to the education needs of active duty military personnel and their dependents. The College is also approved for benefits under the Veterans Readjustment Act. DMC offers Veterans Services Offices on the East and West Campuses with a host of resources. (361) 698-1250 (East) or (361) 698-1876 (West) www.delmar.edu/veteran FERPA Consent for Disclosure to Parents The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Consent for Disclosure to Parents form is available for students to authorize Del Mar College officials to discuss or share the student’s academic record. The completed, signed form needs to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office (East or West campus). The form will need to be completed and submitted each school year. Unless your Viking completes this form and provides it to the Office of the Registrar, Del Mar College cannot discuss your Viking’s academic record with you. (361) 698-1255 (East) (361) 698-1738 (West) www.delmar.edu/registrar VIKINGS Guide for Parents 19 Safety and Security Our highest priority. Security Services Del Mar College provides security service 24 hours per day, seven days a week. During working hours, students may approach office personnel to contact campus authorities, or to dial 911 to ask for emergency assistance. Officers can assist your Viking with escorts to or from class, locating their vehicle, calling a family member and providing directions on handling theft reports, accident reports, medical situations and disturbances. Students are encouraged to park in properly marked spaces. In an effort to control parking problems, officers are required to issue tickets for parking violations. East Campus Emergency Call Box locations: • at Creighton Plaza • north of the English Building • south of the Kinesiology Complex • adjacent to the jogging track • parking lot east of the Coles Building • parking lot east of the White Library • north of the Music Building • southwest corner of the Venters Business Building • south of the Garcia Science Building • in front of the Center for Early Learning • in front of the Heldenfels Administration Building • between the Harvin Student Center and Heritage Hall • between the Harvin Student Center and the St. Clair Building • in front of the Multiservice Center Where to Report Crime Students should dial 911 if a major crime is in progress and then contact Campus Security at 698-1199. Emergency Call Boxes Call boxes mounted on blue poles with blue lights at the top are located on the East and West Campuses for emergency use. These call boxes will connect you with Campus Security immediately. Emergency Call Boxes are located throughout the East and West Campuses. 20 VIKINGS Guide for Parents West Campus Emergency Call Box locations: • south of the GED Education Center • west of the General Purpose (formerly Administration) Building • east of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Building • east of the Public Safety Complex • south of the Air Conditioning Building • south of the Barth Learning Resources Center • south of the Diesel Building • west of the Health Sciences Buildings 1 and 2 • north of the Flato Technologies Building • east of the Automotive Shop A call box is also located in front of the Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples. Public telephones located throughout the campuses will connect directly to the Corpus Christi Police Department emergency number by dialing 911. Coins are not necessary. Emergency calls will be connected free of charge. At off-campus sites, the local police should be contacted if major incidents arise. DMCAlert DMCAlert is Del Mar College’s Emergency Notification System. In the event of an emergency situation affecting DMC students, staff, campuses or facilities, the College will use this system to get information out quickly. DMCAlert uses voice calls, text messages and email to alert students. It is CRITICAL that we have the most current emergency contact info on file for your Viking at all times. Once your Viking is enrolled, they are encouraged to log in and update their emergency contact information as soon as possible and as often as necessary. Details here: www.delmar.edu/dmcalert Common Crimes on Campus The most common crimes on campus involve the theft of books or personal items which are left unattended or unsecured. Portable items, especially those that are easily sold, are popular targets. Please make every effort to protect your belongings. Be especially careful of securing your automobile. Del Mar College is an open, public campus and does not seek to limit public access. As such, the College is not immune to crimes that occur throughout Corpus Christi. The College will provide regular safety seminars for students and employees. These will be announced ahead of time in campus publications. Official campus crime statistics are available online: www.delmar.edu/Disclosure.aspx Drug Free/Weapon Free The College has designated itself as a drug free/ weapon free institution. In keeping with state law, concealed handguns are not permitted in any campus buildings. College policy prohibits the use, sale, distribution, or possession of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or controlled substances while on College property or at any authorized activity sponsored by or for any College-related organization, whether on or off the campus. Violators may be expelled from the College and violations reported to the Corpus Christi Police Department. The College has designated all its buildings as smoke free. The College’s smoking policy applies to all employees, students and the general public. VIKINGS Guide for Parents Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask 21 EAST CAMPUS 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas AQ Aquatic Center AU Richardson Performance Hall CB Coles Classroom Building CL Lichtenstein Center for Early Learning CP Creighton Plaza E English FA Fine Arts Center (Art, Drama, Radio/TV) FM Fine Arts Center (Music) G Gymnasium GS Garcia Science Building HA Heldenfels Administration Building HC Harvin Student Center • Admissions • Registration • Financial Aid HH Heritage Hall KN Kinesiology L MB MC MS PL S VB White Library Maintenance Building Memorial Classroom Multiservice Center Central Plant St. Clair Buiding • Collegiate High School • Student Success Center Venters Business Building 22 VIKINGS Guide for Parents WEST CAMPUS Airport Rd and Old Brownsville Rd., Corpus Christi, Texas AB AC AM AS CC CP DS ET FT Auto Body Applied Technology Air Conditioning Technology Aviation Maintenance Technology Automotive Shop Coleman Center Central Plant Diesel Building Emerging Technology Flato Technology GED GED Education Center (includes PC, PD and PE buildings) GH Guard House GP General Purpose (formerly West Campus Administration) HS1 Health Sciences 1 (south side) HS2 Health Sciences 2 (center) HS3 Health Sciences 3 (north side) LC Barth Learning Resources Center MT MV NE PS1 PS2 PS3 PS4 RM Metals Technology Maintenance Building Nutrition Education and Service Center Public Safety Classroom and Laboratory Public Safety Annex Public Safety Burn Tower Public Safety Simulated Residence Restaurant Management VIKINGS Guide for Parents 23 NORTHWEST CENTER The Northwest Center off-campus site is located in Calallen, at 13725 Northwest Blvd., near the intersection of Highway 77 and FM 624. NWC offers many courses necessary for a wide variety of our degree plans, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Elementary and College Algebra, Composition I and much more. You can register for DMC classes at the Northwest Center, as well. Check the DMC Web site www.delmar.edu/schedule for courses available at the Northwest Center for upcoming semesters. (361) 698-2450 CENTER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Center for Economic Development is located at 3209 S. Staples St. in Corpus Christi, Texas (corner of Kostoryz and Staples). The CED is home to Workforce Development programs for fast job training, Health Care programs for advancing the careers of health professionals or providing students with their start on a career path in the healthcare field. The CED also houses DMC-TV studios, the Small Business Development Center, the DMC Foundation, Development and Alumni Association offices and offices for the University of the Incarnate Word, where students can complete their Bachelorâ€™s degree and even pursue graduate studies. 361-698-2122 firstname.lastname@example.org www.delmar.edu/ce 24 VIKINGS Guide for Parents Academic and Events Calendar Spring 2014 Nov. 4 - Dec. 4 Early Advising/Registration (OnCampus) for Spring Semester 2014 Early Advising/Registration (Online) for Spring Semester 2014 (closes at midnight Jan. 1) Thanksgiving Holiday Classes Resume/Offices Open Fall Semester Graduation Offices close for Winter Break Offices Re-open Tuition Payment Deadline for Early/Online Registration for Spring 2014 Online Express Registration for Spring 2014 New Student Orientation Sessions January 20 February 17 January 7-8 January 8 January 11 January 13 January 14 On-campus/Online Express Registration for Spring 2014 Tuition Payment Deadline for Spring 2014 On-Campus/Online Express Registration for Spring 2014 Classes begin for Spring 2014 Tuition Payment Deadline for Spring 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Priority Deadline to apply for Financial Aid for Summer sessions Spring Break Early Advising/Registration for Summer Sessions and Fall 2014 Semester Nov. 4 - Jan. 1 Nov. 28-30 December 2 December 13 December 18 January 2 January 2 March 10-15 April 7 January 5-8 January 6, 9, 10 Visit www.delmar.edu for current dates! CONTACT US Outreach and Recruitment Student Enrollment Center Toll-Free Personal Counseling Continuing/Workforce Education Programs Testing and Assessment Scholarships (Foundation) Financial Aid Cashierâ€™s Office (361) 698-2474 (361) 698-1290 (East) (361) 698-1741 (West) 1 (800) 652-3357 (361) 698-1586 (361) 698-2122 (361) 698-1645 (361) 698-1033 (361) 698-1293 (East) (361) 698-1726 (West) (361) 698-1555 (East) (361) 698-1746 (West) Disability Services Student Success Center Safety and Security Registrar Veterans Services Office Dual Credit Northwest Center Center for Economic Development (361) 698-1292 (East) (361) 698-1761 (West) (361) 698-2259 (361) 698-1641 (361) 698-1255 (East) (361) 698-1738 (West) (361) 698-1250 (East) (361) 698-1876 (West) (361) 698-2424 (361) 698-2450 (361) 698-2122 VIKINGS Guide for Parents 25 NOTES NOTES Contact us! Student Enrollment Center (361) 698-1290 (East) (361) 698-1741 (West) email@example.com Financial Aid Services (361) 698-1293 East (361) 698-1726 West fax: (361) 698-2695 firstname.lastname@example.org Registrar (361) 698-1255 East (361) 698-1738 West Toll-Free: 1-800-652-3357 Student Success Center (361) 698-2259 Personal Counseling (361) 698-1586 Have a Question? Ask the Viking! www.delmar.edu/ask @delmarcollege ÂŠ 2013-2014 Del Mar College. All rights reserved. The provisions and information set forth in this publication are intended to be informational and not contractual in nature. Del Mar College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educational Institution. The College takes affirmative action to endeavor that no person shall be denied the benefits of equal employment or be subjected to discrimination in employment or educational programs and activities of Del Mar College on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or any other constitutionally or statutorily impermissible reason. 101 Baldwin Blvd. â€˘ Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897 www.delmar.edu 11/2013 JK CRO