Welcome Where Success Begins With You!
New Student Orientation
Purpose and Goals o
The purpose of orientation is to assist new Metro State students in their transition to college life, and to make this transition as smooth and stress free as possible.
Our goal is to answer all your questions, put your fears to rest, and get your foot in the door to your future.
Expectations oPlease turn off, and refrain from using, all cell phones, iPods, MP3 Players, etc. during the session oPlease keep side conversations to a minimum oEveryone must stay until the end to receive the Certificate of Completion oThe more you actively participate in the session, the more you will get out of it!
o Metro State and You- Get Connected o Academic Advising & Planning o MetroConnect o Student Involvement & Leadership o Campus Resources o Financial Aid o Opportunity To Ask Questions o Chance To Meet New People
Get Connected All of you come from different places and chose Metro State for different reasons. Take a minute to introduce yourself to your table and share: o Your name o Where youâ€™re from o What your major is o Why you chose Metro State
The Auraria Campus Home to Metro State, the Community College of Denver, and the University of CODenver & Health Sciences Center
o Over 42,000 Students On Campus o 21,700 Students At Metro State o 127 Acre Campus
Campus Tours Call the Metro State Office of Admissions (303) 556-3058 Tours are available: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am. Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm.
Academic Advising Assessment Tests Where Success Begins With You!
Metropolitan State College of Denver
o 18 or higher on ACT o 440 or higher on SAT
Math o 19 or higher on ACT o 460 or higher on SAT
Reading o 17 or higher on ACT o 430 or higher on SAT Note: Scores Must Be From Within The Past Five Years.
Assessment: What To Expect Tests are computer-based, not timed Plan on 30 minutes per test; 2 hours for all three
No Appointments Necessary o Monday thru Friday: 9 am to 5 pm o Go to Tivoli 347- bring photo ID
Test determine eligibility for classes o Must Complete remediation in first 20 hours or a hold will be placed on your account o Financial Aid restrictions also apply
How to prepare for Math:
Take practice test Get copy from us Go online: www.mscd.edu/~testing Get help Attend review session Seek tutoring Check out websites www.SmarThinking.com www.purplemath.com www.math.com
Academic Advising Center Central classroom 104 Office Hours
Monday & Thursday 8am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm Office:
Degree Catalog oList of Majors and Minors oDegree Requirements oCourse Description oCourse Prerequisites oAcademic Policies and Procedures
Graduation Requirements oNumber of credits to graduate = 120 oâ€œAverageâ€? course = 3 credit hrs oApproximate number of courses to graduate = 40
Degree Requirements o General Studies 33 credits
o Major 36 â€“ 72 credits
o Minor 18 â€“ 24 credits
General Studies Level I oFreshman Composition
-6 credits - ENG 1010 before ENG 1020
-3 credits -Often determined by major
-3 credits -SPE 1010 required by many majors
General Studies Level II
oArts & Letters 6 credits
oSocial Sciences 6 credits
o Natural Sciences 6 credits
Multicultural Requirement May be satisfied in Level II History, Arts & Letters, and/or Social Sciences
Preparing for Registration EXAMPLE SCHEDULE FOR FIRST SEMESTER
Crn# Dept. Course# Credits Days of wk. Time 1. ___ ENG 1010_ _3_ Mon and Wed 10am-11:15 2. ___ SPE 1010_ _3_ Tues and Thurs 12pm-1:15
This Is Just An Example
How to Register Register before August 1st to avoid the $100 late registration fee!
First time with your Academic Advisor All other times at: www.metroconnect.mscd.edu
Academic Dates and Deadlines SUMMER: Last day to drop with 100% refund: June 1, 2009 Last day to drop with 50% refund: June 3, 2009 Contact student accounts for other deadlines. FALL: Last day Last day Last day Last day
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drop with 100% refund: Aug. 23, 2009 drop with 50% refund: Sept. 2, 2009 NC without faculty signature: Sept. 15, 2009 NC with faculty signature: Oct. 26, 2009
Late registration fee deadline: August 3, 2009
Working With MetroConnect If you find you are â€œBLOCKEDâ€? from registering online, please stop by and meet with an Academic Advisor. Feel free to visit the Academic Advising Center
If you have questions!
Campus Village * Inn at Auraria * The Regency
Credit Union of Denver What's A Credit Union?
oDemocracy In Action oCredit Union of Denver Since 1931 oServing Metro State Students Since 1996
Credit Union of Denver
What's the difference between credit unions and banks?
oNot-for-profit vs. for profit oShareholders vs. stockholders oMembers vs. customers oNCUA vs. FDIC
What can Credit Union of Denver do for you? oSpecial Student Accountâ€”including free checking oOn campus convenience & over 28,000 free co-op ATMâ€™s nationwide, including most 7-11 stores oOver 140 CU service centers in CO (3,500 nationwide) oFree Smarter U Seminars oScholarships and many other member benefits
Buying Your Books
Auraria Campus Bookstore www.aurariabooks.com
oPurchase textbooks online
Have them shipped to your home
oReserve textbooks online Pick them up in the store
oBuy books in person www.aurariabooks.com
How to Read a Shelf Tag Expected Quantity
DEPT ENG FALL 2006REQUIRED AUTHOR:725 AXELROD
TITLE: READING CRITICALLY, WRITING WELL (P) PUBLISHER: ST. MARTIN’S ISBN: 9780312414771 SECTION 10,12,16,201, M 52.00
What you read on this tag: The book is required for ENG 1010 at Metro, sections 10,12,16, and 201. If the shelf is empty, the book is also listed for ENGL 1020 at UCD and ENG 121 at CCD. Also listed are the ISBN and the new and used prices. You can see the expected quantity of books that we will receive.
THESE BOOKS ARE ALSO LOCATED AT ENGL 1020 ENG 121
Remember! Section number is VERY IMPORTANT! Otherwise, you may purchase the wrong book.
BREAK TIME !
Office Of Financial Aid
Investing In Your Future
Metropolitan State College of Denver
What is Financial Aid? Financial aid is financial help to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and transportation.
Types of Financial Aid Grants- Free Money!!! Work Study -Find a job on campus working part time
Loans -Must fill out Federal Stafford Loan Acceptance Form.
- Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
Metro Stateâ€™s Scholarship Guide Priority Application Date March 1 Scholarship Center ~ (303) 556-6384 Apply online
Institute for Womenâ€™s Studies and Services Scholarship resources for men & women Office located at Ninth Street Park #1033 (303) 556-8441
Internet Search: www.fastweb.com
Getting Started Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) •Gather all necessary information: •W2’s, federal tax forms, social security number, etc. •Apply early!!! •You must reapply every year Go to www.pin.ed.gov to get your financial aid PIN number This is your electronic signature
Students who apply early get more financial aid!
What’s Next? You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after your FAFSA has been processed - your SAR summarizes your FAFSA information - make sure ALL information is correct and
Complete your file with Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid’s official means of communication:
Show Me the Money!!!! An Award Letter will be sent to your home or to your MetroConnect email account, depending on the status of your file - this will tell you what type of aid you are eligible for and how much - the award amounts are based on the whole year, not per semester
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (aka The Buckley Amendment) oMeant to protect your rights and privacy as a student oRelease of Financial Aid information to Parent(s)/spouse form (FERPAForm) oIt states that certain information cannot be released to a third party, except authorized college employees, without your written consent www.mscd.edu/enroll/finaid/forms
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is always due by 5:00pm on the Friday before classes begin Summer 2009 Semester: May 22, 2009 Fall 2009 Semester: August 14, 2009
If registering early, you do NOT have to pay tuition when you register for classes.
College Opportunity Fund 1st Step:
Apply online at
You are only required to apply ONE time in your college career
2nd Step: Accept your stipend online when you register every semester.
WARNING! If you do not accept your stipend by the deadline, your bill will reflect the tuition without the COF stipend. Check the COF website for important deadline dates.
The Office of Financial Aid CONTACT US: Central Classroom (CN) 116 Monday 8am-6pm Tuesday-Friday 8am-5pm
Select option 1 to talk to a financial aid counselor
One-on-One financial aid counseling available on a walk-in basis.
Getting Involvedâ€Ś Learn More Involvement at Metro State
What is Involvement? Think about ways youâ€™ve been involved in the past. oHigh School oCommunity Work oOther College or University http://studentactivities.mscd.edu
The Research • Research shows that students who are involved on campus:
Have higher G.P.A.’s than those who aren’t involved Are more likely to graduate in under 5 years Report higher rates of satisfaction with their collegiate experience Show higher critical thinking skills than peers who are not involved on campus http://studentactivities.mscd.edu/
Ways To get Involved at Metro State • Sports Intercollegiate Athletics, Club Sports, Intramurals • Work on Campus Office of Human Resources • Student Media Newspaper, Metrosphere, The MetReport • Student Government http://studentactivities.mscd.edu/
More Ways to get Involved • Student Organizations 100 Student Organizations to Join • Fraternities and Sororities 9 groups to join • Attend an Event Weekly lectures/events with local and national experts • Be a Leader Participate in workshops and conferences to make you a better leader. • Serve Your Community MetroCOOL offers hundreds of opportunities to serve the Denver community.
Health Insurance Policy If you are taking: 10+ credit hours in the Fall and Spring 8+ credit hours for Summer You must have health insurance! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WAIVER Summer Semester: June 4, 2009 Fall Semester: September 1, 2009 Questions? Call (303) 556-3873
MSCD Immunization Policy College policy requires that students provide proof of immunization. This policy was required by the State Health Departments concern for public health due to numerous disease outbreaks throughout the country.
Proof of immunization must be on file no later than April 1, 2009.
MSCD Immunization Policy Students must provide documented proof of the following: Students born after January 1, 1957 •two rubeola (measles) •two rubella (German measles) •two mumps or •two combination MMR Students born before January 1, 1957 •one rubeola (measles) •one rubella (German measles) •one mumps or •one combination MMR Proof of immunization must be on file no later than April 1, 2009.
How to Comply Download, print and complete the following forms: â€˘Auraria Immunization Form (PDF) â€˘Meningococcal Disease Information Form (PDF) and Submit proof of immunization
Proof of immunization must be on file no later than April 1, 2009.
HB 1023: Lawful Presence Colorado State law requires you to provide proof that you are lawfully present in the United States. How to comply: •Successfully complete the financial aid or COF application process or •Sign affidavit and provide approved documentation www.mscd.edu/enroll/registrar/services/HB1023.htm Your tuition will more than double if you don’t comply with this state law!
HB 1023: Lawful Presence You must comply with this new law in order to receive: •College Opportunity Fund (COF) •In-state tuition rates •Other state aid & scholarships www.mscd.edu/enroll/registrar/services/HB1023.htm Your tuition will more than double if you don’t comply with this state law!
Student Right-to-Know Act-
â€˘In compliance with Federal law, a full campus crime report can be found at
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Actâ€˘The Auraria campus has adopted a sexual assault policy in order to appropriately respond to reports of sexual assault. Auraria Campus Police 303 556-5000 or 911 Practice common sense!
Emergency Notification System The Auraria Emergency Notification System provides critical information to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency Simply go to the Metro State website and click on the ENS link Select from the following modes of communication: oSMS text message (standard fees apply) oCell phone oMetro State e-mail oPersonal e-mail oHome phone
Auraria Healthy Relationships Coalition •New to Auraria, Department of Justice Funded •Tri-Institutional •Free and confidential •Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking •Name, location and contact information will change (email stays same)
What is Interpersonal Violence (IPV)? •Interpersonal violence is defined as sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. •In all instances, the survivor of the abuse is never to blame. •Refer to leaflet for definitions
Services Provided • 24/7 free and confidential help line; • Direct walk in advocacy services; • Development and implementation of campus policies, protocols and services; • Prevention Education • Students Against Interpersonal Violence • Tivoli Events • Classroom presentation • Future projects: • Men’s Group • Peer Education
Where are we? â€˘As of mid-June 2009, we will be located in the Tivoli Student Center room 259 â€˘Just down the hall from the Turnhalle
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
Getting Necessities oStudent ID
oTen dollars (Cash or Credit Card) oPhoto ID oValidation Sticker
oParking oRTD Bus and Lightrail
Final Orientation Steps oComplete your Student Orientation Evaluation oFill out your Certificate of Completion oPut the yellow copy of your certificate and your evaluation in the boxes as you exit the room Please Pick Up Your Trash
Thank you for coming! Where Success Begins With You!
New Student Orientation