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Freshmen Welcome 2015

Look for the sign-in tables in front of the Student Center on August 4th and August 5th at 8:30 a.m.

Click here to access the online registration form.

This exciting event will take place on Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th.  This is an opportunity for NEW STUDENTS to attend workshops on college success, to meet new friends, and to connect to the campus community!   You can attend one day or both days!  Information on the workshops can be found on the registration site.

Information for NEW students

*NEW = starting college for the first time

Welcome to Sacramento City College!  All new students must complete the Steps to Success:

Step 1: Online Orientation  The online orientation provides an overview of the Los Rios Community College District, including support services and resources to help you succeed.

Step 2: Assessments  There are two assessments to complete: 1) Math and 2)English or English as a Second Language (ESL).  The tests help to place you into classes that match your current skill level.

Before taking the tests, visit the Assessment website to review the study guide and to check the test schedule.

Step 3: Education Plan (iSEP)  Meet with a counselor to create a student education plan (iSEP) that outlines the required courses toward your goal.  A counselor will review graduation and/or transfer requirements – including the General Education pattern, major courses, and/or electives if needed.

If you are undecided with your goal, visit the Career Center on campus to research majors of interests and related career opportunities.

Oh wait…I’m on the wait list?!

The Fall 2015 semester doesn’t start until mid-August and, although there is still time to enroll into classes, the unthinkable has happened…the classes that YOU WANTED are all filled up!

So, now what?  Get your name on the wait list!

Putting your name on the wait list doesn’t mean that you are officially enrolled, but it does mean that if other students drop the course, then – depending on where you are on the list – there is a possibility that you may be added into the class.

Here is how it works…

If a class is already full, then students can place their names on the wait list if the limit hasn’t been reached.  Some wait lists allow up to 10 students to add their names and other wait lists allow up to 20 students to add their names.  (NOTE:  If a wait list is full today, that doesn’t mean that a spot won’t open up tomorrow.)  It may seem like a hassle, but it is important to log onto eServices EVERYDAY.  (If you can log onto Facebook a dozen times a day, you can certainly log onto eServices!)  You never know what can happen…in the last hour, someone may have dropped from a wait list leaving that one last spot open just for you!

Getting your name on a wait list doesn’t guarantee you a seat in the class, but, unfortunately, some students will be dropped for non-payment of fees, not meeting prerequisites, or because they simply changed their schedules.  If you are #2 on the wait list, you have a good chance of getting added into the class.  If you are #20, don’t lose hope…you still need to show up on the first day.  What if the first 10 students on the wait list don’t show up and permission numbers are being given out?  If you do not show up and your name is called from the wait list, the professor will continue onto the next student.

Wherever you are on the wait list, it is IMPORTANT that you continue to monitor your status!  If you are #3 on the wait list and three students suddenly drop, then you are in.  Once you are in, you NEED TO PAY TO STAY!  Unfortunately, no one is going to send you a text message that you have to pay…you just need to remember!

But, whether you are #1 or #20, you should still plan to attend class on the first day!  By the end of the first week, you should have a better idea whether or not you will be added into the class.   

Enrollment tips!

Helpful tips to get you started…

1.  Know how to navigate eServices.  If this is your first time enrolling, it can be complicated trying to figure out how to add classes. It can also get confusing if you don’t know the difference between a blue square, a gold triangle, and green circle!

If you need help with the enrollment process, visit the eServices Lab located in Business Building 153. The friendly staff from Admissions and Records will show you how to search for classes, how to add them into your shopping cart, and how to proceed to enrollment.

(Reminder: You will need to know your 7-digit ID number and password to log onto eServices!)

2.  When you log onto eServices, is the word “HOLD” written boldly inside of a red hexagon?  If so, that means exactly what it says…you have a “hold” that must be cleared before you can enroll into classes.  Most likely, you forgot to complete the “Supplemental Enrollment Form” which must be updated every semester.  If you have already submitted that form and you still see that darn hexagon, then you have another “hold” that must be cleared.  It could be a library fine, a financial aid hold, a dismissal, or an overdue payment.  If you need to make a payment related to a “hold,” visit the Business Services Office located inside Rodda North.

3.  Be flexible with your schedule.  Consider taking classes in the morning, afternoon, evening, or even the weekends.  But, only enroll into classes that you know you can attend for the next 16 weeks!  For example, if you decide to take a class at 7:00 in the morning, you must be able to make it to class on time…and then stay awake!  And, as you consider all options for creating your schedule, be aware of how often a class will meet and in the format that it will be taught.  Some classes are “hybrid” classes where there is both in-class and online learning.  In this case, you will be required to use the internet to submit some assignments.

4.  SCC’s main campus is beautiful…but don’t forget about the Davis Center and West Sacramento Center!  Both centers offer a wide range of general education courses including Math and English.  If you plan to attend both the main campus and one of the outreach centers, make sure that you give yourself plenty of travel time to get from one location to another.  As you are browsing through the class schedule, you will see the words “SCC Main,” “Davis Center,” or “West Sac” to indicate the location of the class.  Don’t get lost on the first day of the semester because you can’t find the “Davis Center” on the main campus…you will have to actually drive to the city of Davis to find it.

For more enrollment tips…

Meet with a Counselor!

Remember the end of last semester when you stood in line outside the Counseling Office only to discover that all of the “quick question” slots were filled and that the next appointment wasn’t until 2 weeks away?

You vowed that you would never put yourself in that situation again…EVER!

So, where have you been?!?!  Counselors have been waiting for you!

If you haven’t met with a counselor, this is the right time to do so!  Even though we are in “Open Enrollment,” it is NOT too late to sign up for classes. 

SCC counselors are here to assist you with understanding the path you will take to reach your educational goal.  They want you to take the right classes, in the right sequence, and at the right time!

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