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CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013

Registration

A registration email is sent to all new, returning and continuing students. The email indicates the earliest date and time the student can register for classes. Students can also view their registration date and time under Personal Announcements of myGateway’s student tab. Certain registration and admission deadlines must be established. These deadlines are necessary in order to comply with state attendance laws and must be followed by Faculty and students. Failure to comply with these deadlines may mean that the student will not be allowed to attend or receive credit for the class.

New Students

New students are those who have never registered for classes at Cypress or Fullerton College. They must submit the online admissions application. Most new students are required to participate in an assessment and orientation session prior to registering for classes. It is recommended that official transcripts from high school and other colleges are submitted to Cypress College for possible prerequisite clearance.

Returning Students

Returning students are those who have previously attended Cypress or Fullerton College but are returning after an absence of a semester or more (excluding Summer). They must submit the online admissions application. It is recommended that official transcripts from other colleges be submitted to Cypress College for possible prerequisite clearance.

Continuing Students

Continuing Students are those students who were registered in a class at Cypress or Fullerton College the previous semester long enough to have a grade (A, B, C, D, F, I, IP, P, NP) or a withdrawal (W) posted to their transcript. They do not need to submit the online admissions application. Continuing students are given priority registration based on the number of units completed at Cypress and Fullerton Colleges. Those who were registered during the semester but did not complete a course with a letter grade or “W” will have forfeited their continuing student status. They must submit a new online admissions application and will initially be classified as a Returning student.

Assessment

In order to be placed in appropriate class levels students are evaluated and assessed in the areas of English, ESL, reading, writing and mathematics. Students should consult the Assessment Center about placement tests taken at other colleges. The Assessment Center is one of the main components of matriculation services offered to each student.

Counseling/Orientation

Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor prior to registration. Counselors are well informed in various fields of study and can assist students in long-range planning for specific educational plans. New students are required to attend an orientation to receive important information on offered programs, policies and registration procedures. Orientation appointments are made at the conclusion of the assessment testing. Students can attend an in-person orientation or elect to complete an orientation online.

myGateway

myGateway is the web portal that enables students to view their registration times, class schedules, grades, academic history, added or dropped classes, and access a variety of useful resources. A student ID number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) is needed to log into myGateway which can be accessed on the college website.

Fees ASSOCIATED STUDENTS BENEFITS PROGRAM – More than just a sticker, an opportunity!

The Cypress College A.S., in addition to acting as a voice for the student body, has put forth an exciting and valuable benefits program. For a modest fee of $7.00 per semester, a sticker may be bought that entitles the holder to privileges and services both on campus and throughout the community. Beneficiaries enjoy discounts at local food and retail businesses as well as exclusive access to the Student Activities computer lab and game center. Additionally, portions of the proceeds obtained from the purchase of these stickers are used to enrich the college’s academic, athletic and artistic community by helping to fund extracurricular programs and events. The sticker may be purchased online via WebStar during registration or at the Admissions and Records office throughout the semester. For further information on the Associated Benefits Sticker, visit the Student Activities Center, or call (714) 484-7198.

CAMPUS ID CARD – Enrich your college experience! –

The Campus ID card is an invaluable tool which not only identifies Cypress College students, but also grants them access to a wide array of services and programs. A smart addition to any wallet, the card is required at the library, bookstore and gym as well as the various computer/learning labs located throughout the college. In addition, a student may be required to present their ID when using support services such as Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Bursars, the Transfer Center. The card may be purchased online via WebStar during registration or at the Admissions and Records office throughout the semester. Please note: the $2.50 fee must be paid every semester. This fee supplies a validation sticker and entitles the student to a new ID card. If the student wishes to keep their current card, the new sticker can simply be placed over the old. For further information on the Campus ID Card, visit the Student Activities Center, or call (714) 484-7198.

Admissions Requirements

Registration appointments are established for each student according to the date and time the student submitted the online admissions application. Although students can register after their assigned date and time, registering on their specific date provides a better selection of classes; however, enrollment is not guaranteed into any class.

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Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  
Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  

The 2012-2013 Cypress College Catalog provides detailed information about courses, degrees, transfer programs and certificates at Cypress Co...

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