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Title: P.A.W.S. NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Welcome to East Georgia State College!


1
P.A.W.S. NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Welcome to
East Georgia State College!
2
Survival
  • How College Differs from High School
  • Semester System and Schedule Options
  • Choice of Days/Times/Courses
  • Independence
  • Greater personal responsibility
  • YOU are held accountable for what you do or dont
    do

3
Survival
  • Responsibility and Self-Motivation
  • Attend Class
  • See Instructors during Office Hours
  • Study (2 for 1 hour spent in class)
  • Establish Effective Study Skills and Time
    Management
  • Out-of-Class Activities
  • EGSC Clubs and Organizations
  • College and Community Events

4
Survival
  • Decision Making
  • Academic Advisor
  • Registrar (Academic Standing)
  • Financial Aid (Satisfactory Acad. Progress)
  • EGSC Counselor
  • Many people want you to succeed and are willing
    to help you LET THEM!

5
What Is An Advisor?
  • Faculty member who
  • Helps you determine class schedule
  • Registers you for classes
  • Helps you develop your short and long range goals
  • Interprets program of study requirements
  • Assists with adding and dropping classes
  • Monitors your progress towards educational goals
  • Answers questions

6
What Is An Advisor?
  • All students are assigned advisors prior to early
    registration for the next semester.
  • To request a specific advisor, visit Registrar's
    Office.
  • Advisor information is posted in Banner Web under
    Student Information, your Academic Department,
    the Library, or the EGCS Center (if applicable).

7
Financial Aid
  • How to
  • Get It
  • See orientation packets Guide Sheet
  • Be Informed See links for Financial Aid on
    EGSCs Banner Web and EGSCs Financial Aid FAQs.
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Keep It
  • Maintain Good Academic Standing
  • Maintain SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
  • http//www.ega.edu/finaid/progress.htm

8
Financial Aid
  • How to
  • Lose It
  • Fail to successfully complete sufficient number
    of registered hours Fall to Spring or Summer
  • GPA below 2.0
  • Get It Back
  • Appeal
  • Bring up your GPA
  • Earn additional Credit Hours

9
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Office
  • 478-289-2009
  • Phone and email list at www.ega.edu.
  • ASK A FA QUESTION button on financial aid web
    page
  • The Office of Financial Aid will respond to all
    questions.

10
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid "Authorization"
  • Login to your MyEGSC account at myegsc.ega.edu
  • with your BannerWeb ID (same as your student ID
    number a 9-digit number that begins with 930).
  • Login to your MyEGSC account, click on Banner
    Web, Financial Aid, and Student Authorization.
  • "Authorize" your financial aid 'one' time.
  • Must authorize for HOPE and or Federal
    assistance.
  • You can rescind authorization at a later time.

11
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid "Authorization"
  • Additional monies, beyond tuition and fee
    expenses, can be authorized for other charges.
  • EGSC's Bookstore Voucher program
  • Can purchase books from the EGSC Bookstore on
    unencumbered financial assistance monies
    typically 1 week prior to the start of classes
    until the day after last day of schedule
    adjustment.
  • Only at the EGSC Bookstore on the Swainsboro
    campus.
  • (or at the Statesboro campus the week prior and
    the week of classes)

12
Counseling
  • Students see a counselor for many reasons
  • Career exploration
  • Academic decision making
  • Test anxiety
  • Disability services
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief work
  • Life or Time management
  • Stress

13
Counseling
  • Counseling is confidential and is not part of
    your permanent academic records.
  • EGSCs counselor Ms. Anna Marie Reich,
    areich_at_ega.edu, 478-289-2039
  • EGCS students See Ms. Reich by appointment or
    see Ms. Erin Martin emartin_at_ega.edu, 912-688-6912
    at EGSC Statesboro.

14
Academic Assistance
  • Swainsboro campus students Visit the Academic
    Center for Excellence Resource Center (ACE
    Center) in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Building
    for
  • Learning and Academic Resources
  • Free Tutoring in Math, English, and Reading
  • EGSC Statesboro students also have access to this
    facility.
  • EGCS students Visit the Statesboro Center at
    10499 US Highway 301 South
  • Free Tutoring in Math, English, and Reading
  • Computer Access
  • Regents Testing Preparation

15
Student Life
  • Student Life Activities will enhance your college
    experience!
  • Campus Clubs
  • Vision Series
  • Information about clubs, activities, and events
    can be found on EGSCs website at www.ega.edu.
  • All students are encouraged to attend Vision
    Series events.
  • Free programs are available to all EGSC students.
  • Previous speakers have included former President
    Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, Andrew Young, Cokie
    Roberts, and Terry Kay.
  • EGSC Statesboro students You have access to any
    activity, facility, organization, or club
    available on the Swainsboro campus.
  • You can also participate in student life
    activities on the GSU campus (Exclusions Greek
    life organizations and NCAA sports).

16
Business Office
  • Fee Payments due at time of registration.
  • Make yourself aware of Fee Payment Deadlines by
  • checking Calendar information on the EGSC website
    at http//www.ega.edu/registrar/calendar/ or
  • see your packet information for Fee Payment
    Deadlines.
  • If financial aid has not been awarded by the Fee
    Payment Deadline, you are responsible for all
    fees.
  • You will be reimbursed once financial aid has
    been awarded.
  • You can participate in the Bookstore Voucher
    program once your aid has been awarded.
  • Check your packet information for Tentative
    Financial Aid disbursement dates.

17
Business Office
  • Your refund will be disbursed to your HigherOne
    account or your personal checking account.
  • Be sure to log on to HigherOne and chose the
    method you wish to receive your refunds.
  • Be sure to VERIFY YOUR ADDRESS today! You will
    receive your HigherOne card with 10 days from
    tomorrow.
  • If you address is not correct and your card is
    sent to the incorrect address that you provided
    you will have to pay 20 to get a replacement
    card.

18
Business Office
  • If you would like the Business Office to share
    your information with anyone other than yourself,
    we must have written permission from you in the
    form of current year tax returns or completed and
    signed FERPA form located in your packet
    information.
  • For additional information please contact anyone
    of the Business Office rep's listed below
  • Becky Foskey bfoskey_at_ega.edu
  • Massie Kight mkight_at_ega.edu
  • Pamela Herrington pherrington_at_ega.edu
  • Marcie Salter msalter.ega.edu
  • Houston Kirkland hkirkland_at_ega.edu
  • Brenda Crews bcrews_at_ega.edu
  • Or you can contact the Statesboro Center below
  • egcs_at_ega.edu or 478-486-7050

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The NEW web portal is your one
stop to access
  • East Georgia State College Student CatMail
  • Banner Web
  • Georgia View Vista
  • To login in to your MyEGSC account go to
  • myegsc.ega.edu
  • Use your MyEGSC account to access all three
  • of these systems plus more online services.

20
How to Access Your EGSC Student Catmail / Email
Account
  • Go to myegsc.ega.edu
  • Enter your MyEGSC User Name and Password
  • Your MyEGSC password last 4 digits of your
    Social Security Number plus last two digits of
    year you were born.
  • Example 123472 is password for a student whose
    SSN ends in 1234 and whose birth year is 1972.
  • Once you have signed into MyEGSC, click on the
    CatMail icon to access your EGSC student email.

21
EGSC Student Catmail / Email
  • All students receive an EGSC Student Email
    Account.
  • Use this account to retrieve
  • Student ID number
  • Info on registration, financial aid, and campus
    activities.
  • EGSC Statesboro students also receive a GSU email
    account.
  • For additional information about GSU email
    account, visit GSU's website at
    www.georgiasouthern.edu

22
Banner Web
  • Banner Web An Online Information System that
    allows students to
  • check grades
  • register for classes
  • manage student information
  • Access your BANNER Web account by first logging
    into your MyEGSC account at myegsc.ega.edu then
    click on the BANNER Web icon.
  • Your BannerWeb ID is the same as your Student ID
    Number (a 9-digit number that begins with 930).

23
GeorgiaView Vista
  • GAView Vista A Web-Based Learning Environment
  • Instructors use Vista to teach online courses or
    enhance face-to-face courses.
  • Students use Vista for various purposes
  • To access course syllabi and course materials
  • To submit assignments or quizzes
  • To respond to EGSC surveys
  • To contact their instructors or their classmates
  • To engage in online discussions
  • New students will not be able to access GaView
    Vista until the semester begins!!!

24
Georgia View Vista
  • Your Georgia View Vista Username and Password
    are the same as your MyEGSC account.
  • Access your Georgia View Vista account by first
    logging into your MyEGSC account at
    myegsc.ega.edu then click on the Georgia View
    icon.
  • EGSC Statesboro students must access EGSCs
    Georgia View Vista system (not Georgia Southern
    Universitys Vista system) for all of your EGSC
    courses.
  • EGSC Statesboro students who are taking
    Healthful Living and PE at Georgia Southern
    University will need to access GSUs Georgia View
    Vista System.

25
EGSC ConnectED Emergency Notification System
  • Receive EGSC campus emergency notification
    messages via your EGSC email, cell phone, home
    phone and other phones.
  • To view / add / change the phone numbers
    associated with your ConnectED account, login to
    your MyEGSC account, then click on the Update
    Your Emergency Contacts icon.
  • For more information about the EGSC ConnectED
    Emergency Notification System, go to
    www.ega.edu/connected.pdf

26
Future Registrations
  • Know Dates for Early Registration Week!
  • The earlier you register, the better your chances
    of getting the classes you want at the times you
    want them.
  • Know your Advisor!
  • You will receive email notification including
    your advisors name. If you do not receive the
    email, check with the Registrars Office,
    BannerWeb, the EGSC Library, or the EGSC
    Statesboro office (if applicable).

27
Future Registrations
  • Sign up for an Early Advisement/Registration
    Session!
  • Appointment sheets posted outside Swainsboro
    advisors offices one week prior to the Early
    Registration period.
  • EGSC Statesboro keeps appointment sheets in a
    notebook next to receptionists desk.
  • Early registration and final registration take
    place on both the Swainsboro and Statesboro
    campuses
  • Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add) is held on both
    campuses
  • Swainsboro In each Academic Department
  • Statesboro At the EGSC Center, 10499 US Highway
    301 South

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Parking and Security
  • A Message from Campus Security
  • Student on Swainsboro campus, adhere to following
    parking practices
  • Yellow lined parking spaces - Faculty and Staff.
  • White lined parking spaces - students (except for
    the marked visitors spaces).
  • Blue lined parking spaces - handicapped only.
  • Orange spaces - service vehicles only.
  • EGSC Statesboro students You do not need a
    Swainsboro campus parking decal unless you intend
    to take classes here.
  • EGSC Statesboro parking is 73 per semester. Hang
    tag must be purchased before the end of the first
    week of the semester.
  • may be purchased after July 15 at the Business
    Office in Swainsboro or at the Help Desk at EGSC
    Statesboro

29
Parking and Security
  • Buses will run between Paulson Stadium and EGCS
    on US Hwy 301 South each day (Monday Thursday,
    from 730 am until 530 pm at a cost of 73 for
    the Fall 2012 semester.
  • Bus transit service will be available. Transit
    runs between Paulson Stadium at Georgia Southern
    and EGSC Statesboro Monday Thursday,
    continuously, from 730 a.m. until 530 p.m.
  • Students wishing to access bus transportation
    must pay a 73 transportation fee BEFORE THE END
    OF THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER. Separate ID
    cards will be issued to those students who have
    purchased a transit permit. Students without a
    valid paid transit pass will not be allowed to
    enter the East Georgia State College shuttle bus.

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Campus Tour
  • 360 EGSC tour
  • http//www.ecampustours.com/virtualtours/default.
    aspx?FafsaCode010997loginfalse
  • Maps
  • Swainsboro Campus Students
  • http//www.ega.edu/campusmap.pdf
  • Statesboro Center Students
  • http//www.georgiasouthern.edu/map/

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Reminders
  • As soon as possible
  • Obtain an EGSC Student ID Card.
  • Purchase your Textbooks.
  • Purchase a Parking Decal in the Business Office.

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Reminders
  • Throughout the semester
  • Pay attention to Bulletin Boards.
  • Check your EGSC Email Account weekly.
  • See Academic Calendar on EGSCs web site for
    Important Dates including
  • fee payment deadlines, drop/withdrawal deadlines,
    and pre-registration periods
  • Check your GA View Vista Accounts

33
Reminders
  • Check BannerWeb for your Mid-Term and Final
    Course Grades.
  • Visit your Professors, your Advisor, and the AIR
    Center for assistance.
  • Pre-Register for next semesters classes.

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Reminders
  • Emergency Action Plan Swainsboro Campus
  • "In the event the fire alarm is sounded, everyone
    must evacuate the building at once and in a calm
    and orderly fashion - DO NOT RUN - using the
    nearest exit. In the event of a severe weather
    warning, which will be delivered verbally,
    everyone must proceed immediately to the nearest
    Designated Shelter Area which are marked by a
    small tornado symbol. All severe weather shelter
    locations are posted on the EGSC website. Each
    student should, on the first day of class,
    determine the location of the nearest exit and
    the nearest designated shelter area for each of
    his or her classrooms. If you have difficulty
    locating either ask your instructor to assist
    you."

35
EGAC 1100 Student Success
  • EGAC 1100 is a required course for all Beginning
    Freshmen!
  • EGAC 1100 introduces students to
  • College Policies and Procedures
  • College Success Strategies
  • Study Skills and Time Management
  • Planning and Decision-Making Strategies
  • Campus Events and Organizations
  • Transfer, transient, and early-enrolled students
    are not required to complete this course.

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EGAC Critical Thinking
  • Beginning Fall 2012, Critical thinking will be a
    required course for all Beginning Freshmen!
  • The human mind is a wondrous thing. We will be
    discussing conundrums large and small, probing
    the mysteries of this wide and wonderful world,
    thinking, analyzing, creating, reflecting,
    writing, and engaging in a veritable plethora of
    mind matters.
  • Critical Thinking Creativity!
  • Creativity is alive and well at East Georgia
    State College !

Sherlock Bob will help you find the answers you
seek
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EGAC Critical Thinking Cont
  • Our emphasis on critical thinking is a part of
    our accreditation. Each school in the Southeast
    is evaluated by an accrediting board that
    requires each school to identify one element of
    school improvement. East Georgia State College
    chose to focus on critical thinking because
    educators, scientists, politicians, and members
    of the business community all recognize that
    critical thinking will be of the upmost
    importance in an increasingly complex world.
  • Critical thinking takes many forms. Critical
    thinkers are analytical, reflective, creative,
    and flexible. Critical thinkers ask questions,
    build upon existing knowledge and recast old
    ideas in new and novel ways.
  • Critical thinkers are open to new ideas.
  • Critical thinkers are tolerant of others and
    accept the fact that there is always more to
    learn.
  • Critical thinkers have a love of learning for its
    own sake.
  • Critical thinkers are empowered to make the world
    a better place.

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Academic Information Learning Support
  • Learning Support Courses
  • enhance students skills in reading, English, and
    math
  • prepare students for success in college-level
    courses.
  • Placement in Learning Support classes determined
    by COMPASS Test scores.
  • Grades earned in Learning Support Courses do not
    count toward GPA.
  • LS courses offer students a chance to catch up
    without the pressure of academic penalty.

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Academic Information Learning Support
  • Learning Support Courses do not count toward
    degree completion or transfer hours since they
    are preparation courses rather than college-level
    courses.
  • If enrolled in LS courses, you should not enroll
    in certain college-level courses.
  • See EGSCs Online Course Catalog for specific
    restrictions.

40
Academic Information College Preparatory
Curriculum
  • College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) consists of
    17 Units
  • 4 English
  • 4 Math
  • 4 Natural Science
  • 3 Social Science
  • 2 Foreign Language
  • 2012 graduates will need to have completed an
    additional Natural Science course (17 units)

41
Academic Information College Preparatory
Curriculum
  • If you have a CPC deficiency, you should know
    that
  • Grades earned in CPC courses do count toward
    GPA.
  • CPC courses do not count toward degree
    completion.
  • EGCS students CPC hours do not count toward the
    30 hours needed for transfer to GSU.
  • All CPC deficiencies must be satisfied prior to
    transfer.

42
The East Georgia State College Catalog
  • The EGSC Catalog covers
  • General Information
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Degrees and Certificates
  • Programs of Study
  • Course Descriptions and Prerequisite Requirements
  • Student Life Information
  • Note EGSC Catalog is available online only. Go
    to www.ega.edu/registrar/catalog/

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The East Georgia State College Catalog
  • Program of study
  • In EGSCs Online Catalog, you should
  • Review the Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)
  • Review the Programs of Study offered by EGSC
  • Undecided? Focus on Core Curriculum Areas A
    through E.
  • A "completed" area of the core will transfer
    without question to any other University System
    institution.
  • Decide on your Program of Study or major as early
    as possible.
  • Your Program of Study is your Goal!
  • Research indicates that people who determine
    specific goals are much more likely to attain
    them.
  • EGSC Statesboro students who have selected a
    major Access GSUs online catalog at
    www.georgiasouthern.edu to review possible Area F
    requirements.

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Academic Information Prerequisites
  • Prerequisites Courses that must be successfully
    completed before other courses are taken.
  • Prerequisite Requirements are found in course
    descriptions in EGSCs Online Catalog.
  • Ex ENGL 1101 must be successfully completed
    before ENGL 1102 may be taken.
  • Ex SOCI 1101 must be successfully completed
    before SOCI 1160 (Social Problems) may be taken.

45
Program Completion Plan
  • A Program Completion Plan
  • maps out courses for degree
  • helps you choose the courses you need to
    graduate.
  • See back of Tentative Schedule Worksheet for a
    Program Completion Plan guide.
  • Begin planning now for future semesters!
  • EGCS students Your Program Completion Plan will
    be shorter because of your intent to transfer.
  • To transfer, you must
  • Satisfy all Learning Support requirements and CPC
    deficiencies.
  • Earn 30 hours of degree credits.
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA

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Course Schedule Preparation
  • Schedule Learning Support and CPC-required
    courses first.
  • Next, Schedule courses in Areas A-E
  • Swainsboro campus students are not allowed to
    take classes in Statesboro.
  • EGSC Statesboro students You will attend
    classes at the EGSC Statesboro campus and/or on
    GSUs campus, but you may also attend classes on
    Swainsboros Campus.
  • You may take Statesboro and Swainsboro classes on
    both campuses in the same semester!

47
Online Course Schedule Preparation
  • The online schedule provides you with the
    following information
  • Course Title
  • CRN (Course Reference Number) Your advisor must
    have this number to register you for the course!
  • Days and Times each course is offered
  • Professors Name
  • Number of seats remaining (red shading indicates
    that the course is full).
  • Be sure you choose courses on the correct campus
  • Each course has a campus code (listed on the left
    of the online schedule)
  • EGSC Swainsboro Campus A EGSC Statesboro
    Campus S
  • Web/Online Courses Campus W

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Online Course Schedule Preparation
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Orientation is now complete!
  • You may now go with your OGL to begin
    preparations to create a class schedule
  • Dont forget to complete the Orientation survey
    as you will not be able to register until you
    have done so!!
  • You will need to login to Banner Web,
  • click the Personal Information menu
  • then select the Answer a Survey then choose the
    EGSC Orientation Survey . You Must Complete to
    Register!
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