Weekly Post #2 (posted 09/01/14)

Time for Tutoring!

Did you really think that you would be homework-free for the first week of the semester?

You were wrong, weren’t you?

Depending on the classes that you’re in, you’ve probably been assigned chapters to read, questions to respond to, and problems to solve.

If you need help with understanding your assignments, reviewing information, or just want to go over why it took you over 100 tries to figure out one math problem, then we know exactly who you should see: a TUTOR!

Tutors are students who have successfully completed different courses and are available to help other students who are now taking the same classes.

Not only is it free to access the Tutoring Center, Writing Lab, and Math Lab, but meeting with a tutor on a regular basis is a great way for students to build confidence with their classes, to learn new study skills, and to gain a better understanding of their assignments!

Tutoring is not just a service to help students who are struggling.  Many students who are doing well in their classes also sign up for tutoring on a regular basis to help maintain their progress and to strengthen their study skills.

Even though it is only the second week of the semester, it is not too early to sign up for tutoring!

Drop/Add dates (posted 08/29/14)

For full semester courses, here are the drop/add dates:

September 5 – Last day to drop classes to qualify for a refund

September 7 – Last day to officially enroll

September 7 – Last day to drop a class without a notation on your record

September 26 – Last day to petition for Pass/No Pass

Click here for a full list of dates, including full semester and short term classes.


What’s your seven digits? (posted 08/26/14)

How many times today have you been asked for your “seven digits”?

NO, NO, NO – not your phone number, but your Student ID Number!!!

Throughout the semester – especially when you visit Counseling, Admissions, and Financial Aid – you will be asked to verify your student ID number.  Yes, we know that you are NOT a number and that you DO have a name, but the ID number is one way to verify that you are part of the Los Rios Community College District.

As an SCC student, it is important to get your Student Access Card.  The Student Access Card is one of the most important forms of identification that you will need to request information, to borrow books from the library, to make copies at the printing stations on campus, and to use regional transit – including the light rail and bus.

To get your Student Access Card and your regional transit pass, you must have a valid photo ID (No, your Facebook profile picture will not work!), be currently enrolled in classes (No, being number 7 on the wait list does not count!), and not have any outstanding balance due on your account (No, an “IOU” will not be accepted!).

Student Access Cards are currently being issued and, once you get your card, you can start using it right away!  Click here to find out when, how, and where you can get your Student Access Card.

And, lastly, SMILE for the camera!

Do I really start school on a SATURDAY? (posted 08/13/14)

August 2014Yes, the semester officially begins on a Saturday…but not necessarily for you!

If you signed up for a class that meets on Saturdays, then you will start school on Saturday, August 23rd.

But, if you signed up for a class that meets on another day of the week – such as Monday or Tuesday – then you show up on that day…not on Saturday.

Helpful tip:  Since the campus will be open on Saturday, August 23rd, it might help to visit SCC to locate student parking, to find your classrooms, and to purchase your textbooks!  Also, some departments may be open that day – including Admissions and Counseling – so check their websites.

Need to meet with a counselor?

The counselors at Sacramento City College can be one of your biggest supporters on campus.  They are available to help you identify your short-term and long-term goals, to help you create a student education plan (iSEP), and to help you match your career goal to a major.

During the registration period, you will find that the Counseling Department is one of the MOST HAPPENING places on campus!  Students are waiting in the lobby for help with course selections, SAP appeals, graduation requirements, transfer applications, transcript evaluations, prerequisite verifications, and information on special majors or programs.  You will also see these students with a coveted “pink slip” in their hands.  Getting a “pink slip” means that your name is on the counseling list for the day!

So, how exactly do you meet with a counselor?  Click on the article below to find out the answer: