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Title: Welcome to the College of Marin


1
Welcome to the College of Marin
  • Welcome to the College of Marin (COM) Orientation
    where your excellence is determined by your own
    personal achievements and success.

2
College of Marin- An Opportunity to Develop
Personal Excellence
  • The right choice for you!!!!
  • 1) Small class sizes
  • 2) Excellent faculty to classroom-student ratios
  • 3) Affordable fees
  • 4) Diverse student population
  • 5) Student activities
  • 6) Earn associate degrees or vocational
    certificates
  • 7) Complete Freshman and sophomore level college
    courses acceptable to University of
    California,California State Universities and
    Private institutions.

3
College of Marin Online Orientation - Your
First Choice Towards Your Personal Excellence
  • Important
  • You must have an application of admission on
    file with COM so that we can record your
    completion of this Orientation. If you have not
    done so, please complete the online application
    now. (www.marin.edu ) Go to New Student link.
  • How long does the orientation take?
  • This orientation takes 45 minutes which will
    allow you to develop a sound foundation for your
    plan of success at COM.
  • How do I proceed?
  • To proceed through the steps in sequence, click
    on NEXTgtgt or BACKgtgt at the bottom of each page.

4
COM Orientation
  • What does this orientation offer?
  • It will provide you with information that will
    allow you, the student, to make choices towards
    your personal success at the College of Marin.
  • It will allow you to explore the numerous
    opportunities that are available to you to
  • Enhance basic skills
  • Embark on new career
  • Enrich yourself
  • Transfer to a university

5
College of Marin The 7 Steps towards Personal
Excellence
  • Complete Application for Admission
  • Complete Orientation
  • Take English and Math Assessment Tests
  • Counseling Appointment to create Plan for Success
  • Registration
  • Buy textbooks and supplies
  • Follow-up (checking your academic progress)
  • College Success Tips and Resources
  • No Charge
  • No Charge
  • No Charge
  • No Charge
  • Fees or Fee Waiver
  • Fees
  • No Charge
  • Your Choice

6
College of Marin Three Ways to Complete the
Application for Admission
  • www.marin.edu
  • 1) Go to the website listed above and complete
    the online application for admission (or)
  • 2) Come to the Kentfield Campus and fill out an
    application for admission in person and turn it
    in to the Admissions and Records Office located
    in the Student Services Building (or)
  • 3) Come to the IVC Campus and fill out an
    application for admission in person and turn it
    in to the Admissions and Records Office located
    in the Student Services Bldg.

7
College of Marin The College Success Workshop
(Orientation / English and Math Placement Test
  • You may complete this online orientation prior to
    taking the English Placement Test and Math
    Placement Test.
  • To sign up for a College Success Workshop- please
    check the Fall / Spring Credit Schedule or the
    COM website
  • If you have completed less than 15 college units,
    you are required to take a workshop.
  • For exemptions from the workshop, please see the
    Schedule or COM Website.

8
College of Marin Your Plan for Success The
Counseling Appointment.
  • You will be offered a ½ hour scheduled
    appointment with a counselor to review your
    Assessment Test scores and to create and develop
    a plan for success.
  • Please bring SAT scores / Advanced Placement (AP)
    test scores, transcripts / grades from other two
    year or four year institutions.
  • After you have seen a counselor you will be able
    to do online registration for courses that you
    wish to take for the upcoming term.

9
College of Marin Registration Your Development
of Life Long Skills are Worth the Price!!!
  • The enrollment fees are 20 a unit. (subject to
    change)
  • A Health Fee and Student Rep Fee is also charged.
  • You may do
  • Online Registration
  • In Person Registration
  • You may pay with either cash /check /Credit Card.
  • You may be eligible for a BOGG- Board of
    Governors Grant, which will pay for your
    enrollment fees.
  • Please visit the Financial Aid office located in
    the Student Services Building for additional
    opportunities and programs to assist you.

10
College of Marin Preparing for the First Day at
COM.
  • Visit the COM bookstore for a listing of your
    textbooks needed. Bring your registration receipt
    to aid you in finding your books
  • You may be eligible for financial assistance in
    purchasing your books. Visit the Financial Aid
    Office for further information
  • Be sure you purchase a parking permit.
  • ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS!!!
  • BE ON TIME TO CLASS!!!!!

11
1- College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • KTD
  • Kentfield Campus
  • IVC
  • Indian Valley Campus
  • College Success Workshop
  • An expanded activity that includes Orientation
    to COM and the English and Math Placement Test
    for new students
  • EPT
  • English Placement Test
  • MPT
  • Math Placement Test
  • Reentry Orientation
  • If you are a new or returning student after an
    absence from school and older than 25 years of
    age
  • DSPS Orientation
  • Find out how DSPS helps students succeed,
    qualify for classroom accommodations, and receive
    testing for a learning disability.

12
COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ 1
  • 1) What are the different ways to fill out the
    Application for Admissions? Phone / Paper
    Application / Online / Voicemail/
  • 2) What are the two (2) ways to enroll into
    classes at COM?/ Voicemail / Email / In Person /
    Online
  • 3) To enroll into classes during the first two
    weeks of classes, what color card to you use?
    Blue / Yellow / White
  • 4) What is the College of Marin website
    address?www.com.edu / www.marin.edu
    /www.marin.cc.ca.us ./ www.com.cc.ca.us
  • 5) Where do you go to establish a student web
    account? ( a place where you can register, see
    your grades, etc.) Records and Admissions Office/
    Transfer Center / Bookstore / www.mycom.marin.edu
    / Counseling Department

13
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • Counseling
  • Academic / Career / Personal Counseling Services
    are available both day and evening hours to help
    students establish or clarify educational goals
    and work out problems of a social and personal
    nature that can negatively affect a students
    academic performance.
  • Transfer / Career Center
  • The Transfer / Career Center provides information
    and guidance to all students intending to
    transfer to a four- year college or university.
  • Outreach
  • The Office of Outreach will employ COMs
    educational resources to contribute to improving
    the quality of life and education for Marin
    County residence.

14
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • Testing COM recognizes the importance of
    testing and assessment in both educational
    planning and successful academic performance.
  • English and Math Assessments
  • ESL Placement Testing
  • Vocational Interest and Personality inventories

15
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • Reentry Services
  • The Reentry Services Program assists women and
    men who are single parents, displaced homemakers,
    or returning to school after a long period of
    time. Academic, Personal and Career Counseling is
    available as well as referral services to campus
    and community organizations
  • CalWORKS
  • COM, in partnership with Marin County, provides
    educational and support services to students who
    participate in this program. You must be referred
    by Marin County CalWORKS Department.

16
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • High School Equivalency Preparation (GED and
    CHSPE) Basic Skills.
  • The High School Equivalency Preparation Program
    is a learning lab to help those who have not
    graduated from high school pass the General
    Educational Development (GED) and California High
    School Proficiency Exam ( CHSPE.)
  • The Basic Skills Program is a learning lab for
    community members wishing to improve their
    reading, writing and math skills.

17
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • Disabled Students Program
  • This program offers support services and/or
    special classes to students with learning,
    communication, physical and psychological
    disabilities.
  • Childrens Centers
  • The Childrens Centers are located on both
    campuses and provide a high quality preschool
    program. Interested parents must submit a
    preliminary application available at the Centers.

18
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • Job Placement / Career Employment
  • The Job Placement Office helps students and
    former students find employment in the community
    and the greater Bay Area.
  • Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
    / Cooperative Agencies and Resources for
    Education (CARE)
  • EOPS offers assistance to students who meet the
    EOPS State guidelines. Support services include
    counseling, tutoring, books grants, and peer
    advisement. CARE is an additional support program
    for EOPS eligible students who are AFDC / TANF
    parents. CARE grants are available for books,
    transportation and childcare.

19
COLLEGE OF MARIN Academic Support Resources
  • Tutoring Center
  • The Tutoring Center offers free drop-in and small
    group tutoring to College of Marin students in
    nearly all disciplines. (Learning Center Rm.160)
  • College Health Center
  • The COM Health Center provides first aid, care,
    health education and treatment for short term
    medical concerns, over the counter medications
    and some prescription medications and
    immunizations, Tuberculin testing, voluntary
    insurance plans and much more.

20
Student Affairs Program and Associated Students
  • Through involvement with the Associated Students
    or College Clubs, students may participate in
    hands-on curriculum designed for personal and
    professional development.
  • Student Services Center
  • Associated Students (ASCOM) / (ASEC)
  • Student Clubs
  • Students may promote their special interests by
    joining or forming student clubs on campus under
    the sponsorship of ASCOM.

21
Student Affairs Program and Associated Students
  • College Honor Society
  • The Alpha Gamma Sigma, Sigma Nu and Phi Theta
    Kappa Chapters at COM are associated with the
    California Community Colleges Alpha Gamma Sigma
    Honor Society. Both societies encourage and
    recognize scholarship and also promote community
    and college service.
  • Food Services
  • Campus Bistro offers a variety of food selections
    throughout the year.

22
Library and Bookstore
  • Library
  • Kentfield Monday Thursday- 800am 900pm /
    Fridays 800am 400 pm (Fall and Spring
    Semesters) Summer Hours - as posted. The library
    is located in the Learning Resource Center - 2nd
    Floor
  • Bookstore
  • Kentfield - Learning Resource Center Ground
    floor

23
Transportation and Parking
  • Transportation
  • Golden Gate Transit provides bus service from
    most areas of Marin County to the College.
  • Student Parking
  • Parking is available on various campus locations.
    Please do not park in areas designated for Staff
    or Faculty. Please read all signs that are posted
    at each entrance of each parking lot for special
    rules and the permits that are required.
  • Student Parking Permits
  • Permits are required except on Saturday, Sunday
    and holidays. A 50 parking permit may be
    purchased for Fall or Spring semester. Summer
    Term parking permit is 25. A daily parking
    permit is available for 3.00 at machines located
    in each parking lot. (All fees are subject to
    change.)
  • Disabled Parking
  • Parking Permits are not required on vehicles
    displaying disabled placard or license plates
    issued by the California DMV.

24
Computer Centers
  • Science Computer Center
  • Science Ctr Rms 143 and 144 Provides students
    with easy, open access to computers to help them
    with their classes in math, science and
    engineering.
  • CIS and Business Office Systems Labs
  • KTD Room LC 22 . At the Indian Valley Campus
    located in the Ohlone Cluster-Rooms 123 / 121.
    Labs provide Windows- based personal computers on
    both campuses. Access to laser printing, scanning
    and variety of application software is for
    support of classes offered.
  • Multimedia Studies Labs
  • Indian Valley Campus Ohlone Cluster - Room
    103/121 houses Macintosh computers. Lab hours for
    multimedia courses take place in this lab.

25
Special Programs
  • Media Courses
  • (Distance Learning) The College offers a
    variety of credit courses by television,
    videocassette and the Web.
  • Echo Times
  • A student newspaper is the production of the
    journalism classes. It is published regularly
    throughout the academic year.

26
College of Marin - Special Programs
  • Dance Program
  • A variety of programs are offered at Kentfield
    and IVC. including jazz, ballet, modern and
    musical theater dance, plus choreography,
    improvisation and dance history.
  • Drama Program
  • This program stages two Fine Arts Theater Main
    Stage and two Studio Theater productions during
    the school year.
  • Music Program
  • The program includes groups that serve the
    various interests and abilities of students and
    the community.

27
2 - College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Media Courses
  • COM classes that are offered as a distance
    learning version of the traditional courses at
    the college.
  • ASCEC
  • Activities and programs that develop leadership
    ability, interpersonal skills and community
    involvement.
  • Tutoring Center
  • The Tutoring Center offers free drop-in and
    small group tutoring to College of Marin students
    in nearly all disciplines.

28
COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ 2
  • What is the name of the COM student Newspaper?
    The Student Voice / Independent Journal /.Echo
    Times
  • Where is the Tutoring Center located?
  • Student Services Building Room A/B / LC 160 / FH
    120
  • How much does it cost for a semester long parking
    permit? (Fall or Spring term) 50.00/ 30.00 /
    40.00 /
  • Video cassette and Web- Based courses are what
    type of courses? Video Courses /
    Videoteleconferenced Courses / Web Based Courses
    / Televised Courses/ Distance Education Courses

29
GRADUATION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • The Associate of Arts (AA) or the Associate of
    Science (AS) Degrees will be awarded to any
    student upon satisfactory completion of all the
    following 7 requirements.
  • 1) Units Minimum requirement of 60 degree
    applicable units. (Courses numbered 1-99 are not
    degree applicable).
  • 2) Major Requirement At least 18 units of study
    must be taken in a single discipline or related
    disciplines as indicated in the College of Marin
    Catalog.
  • 3) Scholarship An overall GPA of 2.0 (C
    average) in all degree applicable courses (
    numbered 100 and above) either taken at COM and
    in all accredited lower division courses
    transferred from other colleges.
  • 4) Residence Complete 12 units in the major
    requirements at COM

30
GRADUATION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • 5) Math Proficiency Satisfactory Score on the
    Math Assessment Test- Eligible for Intermediate
    Algebra (Math 103) OR completion of Math 101 or
    Math 101A and B or Math 101X and Y
  • 6) General Education A minimum of 19 units of
    General Education is required for the AA or AS.
  • 7) Application for Graduation

31
College of MarinAcademic Departments
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • 415 485 9630
  • Business / Information Systems
  • 415 485 9610
  • Career Education
  • 415 485 2211 EXT 108
  • Communications
  • 415 485 9348
  • Counseling
  • 415 485 9432
  • English as a 2nd Language
  • 415 485 9642
  • English/Humanities
  • 415 485 9348
  • Fine / Visual Arts
  • 415 485 9480
  • Health Sciences
  • 415 485 9667
  • Life / Earth Sciences
  • 415 485 9510
  • Mathematics
  • 415 485 9510
  • Modern Languages
  • 415 485 9348
  • Performing Arts
  • 415 485 9460
  • Physical Education / Athletics
  • 415 485 9580
  • Physical Sciences
  • 415 485 9510
  • Social Sciences
  • 415 485 9630

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Associate Degree Programs ( A.A. Degree)
  • Art
  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Admin.
  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts / Science
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • Phys Education / Health
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Spanish
  • Speech
  • University Transfer

33
Associate Degree Programs ( A.S. Degree)
  • Business-Management
  • Business Office Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Court Reporting
  • Dental Assisting-Registered
  • Design-Applied
  • Administrative Justice
  • Applied Accounting
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Technology Chassis
  • Auto Technology Electrical
  • Auto Technology Emission
  • Auto Technology Master Repair
  • Biology
  • Business-General

34
Associate Degree Programs ( A.S. Degree)
  • Design Applied -Interior
  • Design Architectural
  • Early Childhood
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Tech Occupational
  • Environmental Landscaping
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Machine / Metals Technology
  • Medical Assisting Administrative / Clinical
  • Medical Assisting Administrative
  • Medical Assisting Clinical
  • Multimedia Studies
  • Natural History
  • Nursing Registered (RN)
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Real Estate

35
Career Certificates Prepare students to enter
careers designated on their certificates. These
programs are generally one year or more with at
least 18 units in the major required.
  • Administrative Justice
  • Automotive Technology
  • Chassis Repair
  • Electrical / Performance
  • Emissions / Performance
  • Master Repair
  • Business
  • Applied Accounting
  • Business General
  • Business Management
  • Business Office Systems
  • Medical Specialty
  • Office Management Specialty
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Desktop Network Specialty
  • Microcomputer Manager.
  • Microcomputer Programmer
  • Court Reporting
  • Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • Machine Shorthand Option in Legal or Medical
    Secretary Scopist, Medical Transcriptionist, or
    Text Entry Specialist

36
Career Certificates Prepare students to enter
careers designated on their certificates. These
programs are generally one year or more with at
least 18 units in the major required.
  • Multimedia Studies
  • Authoring Specialty
  • Sound and Video Design
  • Visual Design
  • Natural History
  • Real Estate
  • Dental Assisting, Registered
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental Landscape
  • Landscape Construction/ Design
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Nursery Management
  • International Studies
  • Machine / Metals Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Administrative and Clinical
  • Administrative
  • Clinical

37
Skills Certificate Program that constitutes a
skill set that enables a student to upgrade or
advance in an existing career. The program
consist of fewer than 18 units and is shorter in
duration and narrower in scope than the Career
Certificate
  • Business Office Systems
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Transcriber
  • Computer Info Systems
  • Desktop A Centered Skills
  • Microsoft Office Database Specialist
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Network Security
  • Print Production
  • Web Programming
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Auto Collision Repair Technology
  • Mechanical / Electrical
  • Nonstructural Damage Repair
  • Painting / Refinishing
  • Structural Damage Repair
  • Auto Technology
  • Auto Service Advisor
  • Brake and Suspension
  • Drive Trains
  • Electrical / Performance
  • Emissions
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating / Air Conditioning

38
Skills Certificate Program that constitutes a
skill set that enables a student to upgrade or
advance in an existing career. The program
consist of fewer than 18 units and is shorter in
duration and narrower in scope than the Career
Certificate
  • Environmental Landscaping
  • Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Fire Technology (EMT)
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Terminology
  • MediSoft
  • Phlebotomy
  • Multimedia Studies
  • Multimedia Animation
  • Multimedia Audio Production
  • Multimedia Design
  • Multimedia Production
  • Multimedia Video Production
  • Multimedia Web Authoring
  • Nursing Education
  • IV Insertion
  • Physical Education
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Real Estate
  • Appraisal
  • Law
  • Property Management

39
3 - College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Associate Degree
  • Minimum requirement of 60 degree applicable
    units, with a minimum of 18 units in a
    concentration.
  • Career Certificate
  • These programs are generally one year or more
    with at least 18 units in the major required.
  • Skills Certificate
  • The program consist of fewer than 18 units and
    are shorter in duration and narrower in scope
    than the Career Certificate
  • Major
  • At least 18 units must be taken in a single
    discipline
  • Residency Rule
  • Complete at least 12 units of the 18 units of
    the major requirements at the College of Marin

40
COM ONLINE ORIENTATIONQUIZ 3
  • How many degree applicable units do you need to
    complete in order to earn an AA degree? 18/ 30/
    56/ 60
  • What is the Math Proficiency for an AA/AS Degree?
    Any math above Intermediate Algebra / Testing
    into Beginning Algebra / Completion of Beginning
    Algebra or Math Placement test results above
    Beginning Algebra
  • What are the 3 main components to an AA / AS
    degree? Major / General Education / Electives /
    All the Above
  • How many units do you need to complete in order
    to earn a Skills Certificate? More than 18 units
    / 30 units / Less than 18 units

41
Transfer Information Transfer from College of
Marin to a 4 - year College or University
  • Students planning to transfer from College of
    Marin to a 4 - year college or university should
    plan their program to include both general
    education requirements and the specific major
    requirements of the particular college or
    university. Students should work closely with a
    counselor in order to make the appropriate course
    selections that will permit transfer with junior
    standing to a 4 - year institution after College
    of Marin. Lower division requirements vary
    considerably from college to college. Careful
    planning, with the support of the COM Counseling
    Dept., will enhance the students successful
    transfer.

42
California State University Transfer Information
  • Lower Division Transfer Admission Requirements
  • Have less than 60 transferable units
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 2.0 or higher in
    transferable units
  • In good standing with COM

43
California State University Transfer Information
  • Upper Division Transfer Admission Requirements
  • Have 60 or more transferable units
  • GPA must be 2.0 or higher in transferable units
  • In good standing with COM
  • Will have or have completed a minimum 30 semester
    units of courses equivalent to GE requirements
    with a C or higher.
  • The 30 units must include English Composition,
    Oral Communication and College level math.

44
University of California Transfer Information
  • This information is for the University of
    California Campuses Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los
    Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa
    Barbara, Santa Cruz
  • You are a transfer applicant if you graduate from
    high school and enroll in a regular session at a
    college or university. You may not disregard your
    college transcript and apply as a freshman.
  • COM transfer students should take courses that
    are transferable and satisfy both University and
    college requirements and prerequisites in the
    major.

45
University of California Transfer Information
  • Transfer admission requirements represent the
    minimum level of achievement to be eligible for
    admission to the university.
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the spaces
    available for a particular campus or major- as is
    often the case, the campus uses supplemental
    criteria that exceed the minimum requirements to
    select students. Meeting the minimum
    requirements, therefore, is not enough to gain
    admission to many UC campuses and programs.

46
University of California Transfer Information
  • Guaranteed Admission Transfer Contracts College
    of Marin has guaranteed admission transfer
    contracts with many universities. To find out
    specific details and criteria please contact the
    Counseling Department.
  • IGETC Intersegmental General Education Transfer
    Curriculum (IGETC) is a program that COM
    students can use to fulfill lower division
    requirements at both the University of California
    and the California State University. The IGETC
    will permit a student to transfer from COM to
    either the UC or CSU system without the need,
    after transfer, to take additional courses to
    satisfy campus lower division general education
    requirements.

47
University of California Transfer Information
  • IGETC
  • The IGETC is not an admission requirement to the
    UC or CSU system. Existing campus specific
    admission requirements for transfer students
    remain unchanged.
  • IMPORTANT
  • It is not advisable for all transfer students to
    follow the IGETC. Some students may be better
    served by taking courses that fulfill the CSU
    general education breadth requirements or those
    of the UC campus to which they plan to transfer.
    Contact a COM counselor for further information
    regarding the UC or CSU schools where completion
    of the IGETC is not recommended.

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4 - College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • CSU
  • California State University System with 23
    campuses located throughout the state.
  • UC
  • University of California system with 10 campuses
  • Upper Division
  • Status earned by a CC transfer student who
    completes 60 transferable units with the
    appropriate general education requirements, major
    preparation and GPA completed.
  • IGETC
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer
    Curriculum, is a program that COM transfer
    students can use to fulfill lower division
    general education requirements for either the UC
    or CSU system

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COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ 4
  • The IGETC is an admission requirement for
    transfer students. True or False
  • To transfer to a CSU campus you need to complete
    English Composition, Oral Communication and
    College level math. True or False
  • The IGETC is a required general education pattern
    for all transfer students to follow. True or False

50
College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Student Units and Hours
  • The conventional measurement of college work is
    called a unit. It represents one lecture hour per
    week for one semester unit.( together with two
    hours of preparation outside of class) or 3 hours
    of lab work. Credit for courses offered at COM is
    awarded in semester units.
  • Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories
  • A prerequisite is a condition of enrollment that
    a student is required to meet in order to
    demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a
    particular course or program. Students must
    complete prerequisite courses with a grade of
    C, CR or higher, prior to registering in the
    course that requires the prerequisite.

51
College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Co-requisites
  • A co-requisite is a condition of enrollment
    consisting of a course that a student is required
    to take simultaneously while enrolled in another
    course.
  • Advisories
  • An advisory is a condition that a student is
    advised, but not required, to meet before or in
    conjunction with the enrollment in a course or
    educational program.
  • Grading Systems
  • Different grading systems are used for different
    courses. Some will be limited to letter grades,
    some will be limited to credit / no credit
    grading and the remainder will be optional letter
    or credit / no credit grades, upon agreement
    between the instructor and the student.
  • Midterm Grade
  • Midterm grades are available for students online
    at www.mycom.marin.edu (student portal)

52
College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Final Grade
  • Enrollment, evaluation and credit for courses
    shall be entered on the students official
    academic record in accordance with the College
    policy and state law. A copy of that record is
    called a transcript.
  • Credit / No Credit Option
  • Credit / No Credit grading encourages students
    to take a wider variety of courses and extend
    their intellectual horizons without jeopardizing
    their grade point average.
  • Incomplete Grades
  • An Incomplete grade may be assigned to a student
    who has completed all but one assignment due to a
    justifiable emergency or unforeseeable reason at
    the end of the semester.( There are limitations
    to the use of this type of grading depending on
    the program of study and/or school.)

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College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Non Progress Grades (NPG)
  • Grades of I, NC W
  • Grade Points
  • Each letter grade has the following point
    assignment for each unit. A4, B3, C2, D1, F0
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Divide the total grade points earned by the
    number of units attempted. Do not include
    I,IP,W,CR or NC.

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College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Probation
  • A warning that a students grades or progress do
    not meet acceptable standards.
  • Dismissal
  • A student is not allowed to continue at COM
    unless the student receives special permission
    from the Academic Standards Committee.
  • Academic Probation
  • A student who does not have at least a
    cumulative GPA of 2.0 or less than a 2.0 GPA
    during a semester of academic probation.
  • Progress Probation
  • A student who has 50 or more non passing grade
    (NPG) in cumulative semesters or 50 or more NPG
    in a semester of probation.

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College of Marin Terms and Definitions
  • Academic Dismissal
  • A student who has less than a cumulative grade
    point average ( GPA) of 1.75 in 3 consecutive
    semesters or less than a 2.0 GPA during a
    semester of probation including summer session.
  • Progress Dismissal
  • A student who has 50 or more non passing grades
    (NPG) in 3 consecutive semesters or a student who
    has 50 or more NPG during a semester of
    probation including summer session.
  • Repeatable Classes
  • A student may repeat any non- repeatable course
    ONE TIME, taken at COM if a substandard grade of
    D, F, or NC has been recorded.

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COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ 5
  • Progress probation is when a student who does not
    have at least a 2.0 semester GPA during a
    semester. True or False
  • Letter grades of a D and F are considered non
    progress grades. True or False
  • Transfer requirements for the Business Major is
    the same for San Francisco State and Sonoma State
    because they are part of the CSU system. True or
    False

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COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ 5
  • A student may repeat any course taken at COM for
    which a substandard grade of D, F, or NC
    has been recorded 3 times. True or False
  • San Francisco State is part of the UC system.
    True or False
  • COM students who wish to transfer to a four year
    college should try to complete General Education
    requirements as well as major pre-requisites
    courses. True or False

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Congratulations- you have completed the College
of Marin Online Orientation.
  • Please complete the form below and e mail it to
    kate.dodele_at_marin.edu
  • If you have not completed or successfully
    completed any College level English or Math
    courses, please go to our website for the
    Schedule of the English and Math Placement Tests.
    Please register for a scheduled time that is
    convenient for you. You may also visit our
    Counseling Department to find out more
    information regarding the English and Math
    Placement Tests.

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Congratulations- you have completed the College
of Marin Online Orientation- (cont)
  • If you have completed any College level English
    or Math courses, please contact the COM
    Counseling Department within -3- working days to
    make an appointment to meet with a counselor. You
    may make this appointment in person or by calling
    415 485 9432. Please bring academic transcripts
    and course descriptions with you to this
    appointment.

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College of Marin Phone DirectoryCollege of Marin
Main Number 415 457 8811
  • Associated Students
  • 415 485 9390
  • Bookstore
  • 415 485 9394
  • Computer Information System (Business Office
    Systems)
  • 415 485 9603
  • Cal WORKS
  • 415 485 9562
  • Childrens Center
  • 415 883 2211 ext 8221
  • College of Marin Honor Society
  • 415 485 9350
  • College of Marin Health Center
  • 415 485 9458
  • College of Marin Counseling Dept
  • 415 485 9432
  • College of Marin Testing Office
  • 415 485 9469
  • Concurrent Enrollment for High School Students
  • 415 457 8811 ext. 7712
  • Dance Program
  • 415 485 9315
  • Disabled Students Programs and Services
  • 415 785 9406
  • 415 485 9455 (Disabled Parking)

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College of Marin Phone Directory
  • Re- Entry
  • 415 485 9641
  • Student Services Center
  • 415 485 9376
  • Student Parking Permits
  • 415 485 9455
  • Science Computer Center
  • 415 485 9540
  • Transfer Center
  • 415 485 9671
  • Touchtone Registration
  • 415 883 3220
  • Drama
  • 415 485 9555
  • EOPS / CARE
  • 415 485 9605
  • Food Services
  • 415 485 7661
  • High School/ CHSPE/ GED
  • 415 485 9445
  • Job Placement
  • 415 485 9410
  • Library
  • 415 457 8811 ext. 7756

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Student Rights and Responsibilities Student
Conduct
  • Upon enrolling in the College, students assume
    the obligation to conduct themselves in a manner
    compatible with the educational purposes of the
    College. If this obligation is neglected or
    ignored by students, the College shall, in the
    interest of fulfilling its function, institute
    appropriate disciplinary action.
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