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Title: DEN NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


1
DEN NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
2
AGENDA
  • Welcome to DEN USC
  • University calendar
  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Advisement D-clearance, Placement Exams
  • MyUSC, OASIS, Web Registration, USC ePay
  • DEN BlackBoard
  • DEN Homework Exam Policies
  • Contact Information

3
UNIVERSITY CALENDAR
  • During the DROP AND ADD period, students may try
    out courses and change their schedule.
  • Dropping courses with a FULL REFUND is permitted
    only till 5pm on the drop/add deadline. See the
    Registration Calendar for dates and deadlines.
  • Students may drop courses with a mark of W on
    their transcript till 5pm on the final drop
    deadline but no refund of tuition will be given
    after the third week of the semester. See the
    Registration Calendar for dates and deadlines.
  • Please see the complete Registration Calendar for
    a specific term at http//web-app.usc.edu/soc/

4
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
  • The document of authority is the University
    Catalogue, online at http//www.usc.edu/dept/publi
    cations/cat2010/
  • Students normally follow the Catalogue of their
    semester of admission to the graduate program,
    but they are permitted to follow a later
    Catalogue.
  • SCampus also contains policies and procedures
    pertaining to students go to http//www.usc.edu/d
    ept/publications/SCAMPUS/

5
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
  • Students should read and become familiar with the
    following sections of the University Catalogue
  • Graduate and Professional Education
  • Degree requirements of their specific department
    and major
  • Please refer to the Catalogue Index to find
    information on
  • Registration, Academic Standards, Exception
    Procedures, Transfer Work, Requirements for
    Graduation, Time Limits, Repetition of Course
    Work, Continuous Enrollment, Grade Point Average,
    Leave of Absence, Incompletes, Thesis and
    Dissertation, Readmission, Residency, Waiver and
    Substitution of Course Work, Screening and
    Qualifying Examinations, Guidance Committee,
    Application for Graduation.

6
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
  • Students must also read and understand
    departmental materials (print and Web)
  • The Catalogue supersedes any information
    contained in any department material.
  • If there appears to be a difference between
    department materials and the Catalogue, please
    ask your departmental advisor, faculty, or the
    Dean what the correct policy is.
  • PLEASE ASK if you have any questions!
  • We would rather help you get it right in the
    beginning than try to fix it later

7
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • University Catalogue
  • http//www.usc.edu/dept/publications/cat2010/
  • Academic Department Websites
  • Each department website lists program
    requirements and important information for
    students regarding department policies and
    procedures.
  • MAPP Website
  • http//mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/degreeprograms
    /index.html

8
ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
  • Academic advisement procedures vary from
    department to department
  • Admitted MS students are advised by department
    academic advisors
  • Limited students should contact MAPP

9
CHOOSING COURSES AND ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
  • Students must choose courses that will fulfill
    their degree requirements
  • Graduate students may not take courses pass/no
    pass for degree credit
  • Graduate students must earn at least a C in a
    course for it to count toward their degree
    requirements
  • They should contact their advisor regularly
  • The first semester is critical doing well is
    very important.
  • Students must pay attention to course level and
    take lower level courses before the higher level
    courses in a course sequence
  • This means DO NOT take a prerequisite course
    AFTER completing the course it is a prerequisite
    for
  • EX ISE 460 is a prereq for ISE 561. If you
    take ISE 561 and later take ISE 460, ISE 460 will
    NOT count!
  • MS students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA to
    graduate from USC

10
THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU REGISTER
  • Verify your registration appointment time
  • Permit to Register link in OASIS
  • View and clear any restrictions before you
    attempt to register.
  • Restrictions (holds) link in OASIS
  • Contact your academic advisor, if necessary.
  • Contact information for advisors are available at
    http//mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/currentstudent
    s/AcademicAdvisement.htm
  • Obtain and D class permission and pre-requisite
    waivers
  • 5-digit section numbers followed by D require
    departmental clearance/authorization before a
    student is permitted to register for a specific
    course.
  • Pre-requisite waivers vary by department. Please
    contact your academic advisor or MAPP for help
    with pre-requisites.
  • Activate your USC E-mail
  • https//email.usc.edu/
  • Read the instructions on how to use Web
    Registration
  • http//www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/registration/webregins
    tructions.html

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ONLINE ACADEMIC STUDENT INFORMATION
SYSTEM (OASIS) www.usc.edu/oasis
Your default Password is your 6-digit birthday
(mmddyy). This is also your PIN for Web
Registration.
You will be asked to change your default PIN
after initial login. Your USC ID and Password/PIN
is the same for OASIS Web Registration.
If you are unable to login, please contact the
MAPP Office.
12
USC E-MAIL https//email.usc.edu
USE e-mail is the official and preferred method
of communication between USC departments and
students. Failure to check your USC email for
important notification is not an accepted excuse
for missing deadlines, etc. If you have another
email that you check regularly, you can set up
your USC e-mail to forward to that account and
create filters for unwanted e-mails.
Find and activate your usc email here
13
MyUSC https//my.usc.edu
Login is your USC email username/pw
14
MyUSC https//my.usc.edu
You can access OASIS, Web Registration, e-mail,
etc. will a single login.
15
D-CLEARANCE, PRE-REQUISITES, OR PLACEMENT EXAMS
  • D-Clearance
  • Anytime a 5-digit course section number ends with
    a "D", you need to obtain departmental clearance
    before you can register for the course.
  • Login to DEN, go to the D-Clearance Request Form
    link in located in DEN Tools
  • You can check the status of your d-clearance
    request through the D-clearance Status link in
    DEN Tools.
  • After your request has been processed, you can
    register for the course.
  • D-clearances expire 5-7 days from when it is
    issued (depending on the dept.) so register as
    soon as you obtain it to secure a seat in a
    course
  • Pre-requisites Pre-requisite Waivers
  • Waiver of pre-requisites vary by academic
    department. Some departments require students to
    take the placement exam to waive pre-requisite
    requirements if the pre-requisite course was not
    completed at USC. Please contact MAPP to initiate
    any pre-requisite waiver requests.
  • Placement Exams
  • Certain Electrical Engineering courses require
    successful completion of placement exams before
    students are allowed to register for a course.
  • Please visit the EE website for placement exam
    information.
  • If you take exams remotely, contact the DEN Exams
    Coordinator.

16
WEB REGISTRATION www.usc.edu/webregistration
If you are unable to login due to Invalid ID or
PIN please contact the USC Registration Dept. to
request a PIN reset.
Your login info is the same for OASIS.
Review this before you register.
17
WEB REGISTRATION www.usc.edu/webregistration
  • Reasons why registration transactions fail
  • class is closed
  • d-clearance was not obtained or expired
  • pre-requisite was not completed or waived
  • restriction or hold was not removed
  • Contact the MAPP Office for assistance.

18
USC website http//www.usc.edu
You can also access MyUSC, OASIS, Web
Registration, e-mail, etc. from main USC site.
19
THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU REGISTER
  • Verify your registration
  • Registered Course List link in OASIS
  • Check your billing balance Settle your tuition
  • USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance link in OASIS
  • DEN Tuition Deferment Program
  • Check your book list for required textbooks via
    OASIS or the USC Bookstore
  • Book List link in OASIS
  • You can buy your textbooks from the USC Bookstore
    or another online retailer of your choice.
  • Obtain your USC ID card (optional)
  • A USC ID card identifies you as a currently
    enrolled student, and also entitles you to
    various other privileges and potential uses on
    and off campus. Obtaining a USC ID card is
    optional for DEN students.
  • http//mapp.usc.edu/distanceeducation/documents/Ob
    tainingaUSCIDCard.pdf
  • Login to DEN and Accept the DEN Terms of Service
    in DEN Tools to trigger you course links to
    appear when DEN uploads registration information
    from the University.
  • Course links will not appear until 2-3 days
    before the start of the semester.

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TUITION AND FEES
  • Engineering Access Fee
  • This fee creates a UNIX account for off-campus
    students, providing access to the University's
    computing and library services.
  • Norman Topping Student Aid Fund
  • This fee provides assistance to local area, low
    income students.
  • DEN Fee
  • This fee supports DEN's e-learning
    infrastructure, including advanced video
    streaming, note-capture, and interactive tools
    staff for handling off-campus student enrollment,
    advisement and serving as the off-campus student
    liaison with other USC offices and departments
    and exam scheduling and oversight.
  • Exam Proctoring Fee
  • Because USC exams must be proctored, DEN arranges
    for off-campus students to take their exams at
    certified testing centers. These centers may
    charge a fee ranging from 25 to 50 for their
    service.  The centers require payment at the time
    service is rendered therefore the student pays
    this fee directly to the testing center.

21
HEALTH INSURANCE
  • USC requires that ALL students have supplemental
    health insurance.
  • You are automatically enrolled in the USC Health
    Insurance Plan if you are taking 6 or more units
  • If you already have a health insurance plan, you
    may be eligible to waive enrollment in the USC
    Health Insurance Plan by providing proof of
    comparable coverage. Enrollment may be waived
    only if documented proof of comparable coverage
    from another plan is presented to the Student
    Health Insurance Office and it meets the
    Universitys requirements.
  • Health Insurance Waiver
  • Waiver Criteria
  • http//www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/i
    ns.waiver.criteria.shtml
  • Waiver Form
  • http//www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/i
    ns.waiver.form.shtml
  • Deadline to submit waiver form
  • http//www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/i
    ns.waiver.criteria.shtml

22
TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • USCe.pay
  • Pay online through USCe.pay in OASIS or MyUSC.
  • DEN Tuition Deferment Program
  • The Tuition Deferment Program was established to
    assist students working in industry with the "up
    front" payment of tuition and mandatory fees if
    their companies reimburse after the semester is
    over and upon presentation of the final grade.
    The program only applies to tuition and mandatory
    fees. This program will also defer the DEN
    surcharge. Other fees such as parking will not be
    deferred.
  • For requirements and information on how to
    participate, and paperwork deadlines, please
    refer to the Tuition Deferment Program page in
    the DEN website.
  • http//mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/tuitionandfees
    /tuitiondeferment.html

23
ACCESSING YOUR DEN COURSES www.mapp.usc.edu
Login to DEN here.
24
ACCESSING YOUR DEN COURSES www.uscden.net
If you do not have a DEN profile, please create
one.
25
DEN BLACKBOARD
My Start Page Tab
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DEN TOOLS
Course evaluations can be submitted at the end of
the semester here.
Request permission to register in courses that
have a D after the 5-digit section number
check the status of your request.
The DEN Terms of Service must be accepted every
semester before you can access your DEN courses.
The Academic Integrity Tutorial must be
completed before you can access your DEN courses.
If you move, change jobs, or your contact info
changes, please update your info here AND with
the University through OASIS.
If you were previously a Limited student and
now have been formally admitted, please update
your status.
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • Academic Integrity is extremely important at USC
  • Penalties for violations at the Masters level
    are extremely severe
  • grade sanctions (e.g., F in course) or
    dismissal
  • On-line Tutorial
  • You must complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial
    located in your DEN Tools in order to access your
    DEN courses
  • You must PASS the Academic Tutorial or your
    access to DEN will be disabled until you pass the
    tutorial.
  • If you have any questions about academic
    integrity issues
  • MAPP Office
  • Department Advisor
  • Faculty
  • SCampus
  • http//www.usc.edu/dept/publications/SCAMPUS

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DEN BLACKBOARD
Courses Tab
  • If searching by course, please select the link
    with the corresponding term.
  • EX term 20103 is year 2010 plus
  • 1 Spring
  • 2 Summer
  • 3 Fall)

If you do not see your courses 2-3 days before
the start of the semester, check your
registration through OASIS or Accept the DEN
Terms of Service in DEN Tools.
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ACCESSING LIVE ARCHIVED LECTURES
Link to View Live lecture and studio call-in
number will be posted here.
Youll find your course documents and posted hw
here to download and print for class.
Lectures are archived and available for viewing
about 30 min. after the live lecture takes place.
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DENS E-LEARNING SYSTEM
Tech Requirements Cable modem, DSL, T1/T3 or
higher Windows Media Player
Class notes are enlarged for better viewing and
can be downloaded and printed!
Live chat and threaded discussions open in
separate windows from here
Navigation bar for jumping to different parts of
the lecture
Video window and controls
31
DENS E-LEARNING SYSTEM
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HOMEWORK
  • For off-campus USC DEN students, homework can be
    submitted via email, fax, or regular mail (if
    necessary). You may check your submitted homework
    by logging onto the DEN portal and selecting your
    course. To do this, you will select the "DEN
    Homework" link, and then select "Check Submitted
    Homework. Similarly to check your graded
    assignments, click on "Download Graded Homework
    Exams.
  • Please see http//mapp.usc.edu/distanceeducation/p
    oliciesandprocedures.html for more information
    regarding homework.

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EXAMS
  • DEN's Exams Coordinator will notify students via
    e-mail of their examination date, time, and
    location approximately one week before the test.
    Midterm exam dates will be announced by the
    course instructor and final exam dates are
    available through the Schedule of Classes which
    is available on the University website.
  • The student is responsible for taking the
    examination at the time scheduled. No exceptions
    are permitted. Unforeseen, documented, emergency
    circumstances which cause a student to miss a
    scheduled exam will be reviewed on a case by case
    basis.
  • For off-campus students who work or reside in Los
    Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties,
    examinations will be taken at USCs main campus
    on the date and time stated on the course
    syllabus.
  • For off-campus students located outside of Los
    Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, DEN will
    arrange for exams to be proctored at local
    testing centers.
  • Please see http//mapp.usc.edu/distanceeducation/p
    oliciesandprocedures.html for more information on
    exam procedures.

34
MAPP Student Handbook
http//mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/currentstudent
s/StudentHandbook.htm Please note that the
University Catalogue supersedes any information
included in this handbook.
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CONTACT INFO
  • Patty Trinidad
  • Student Services Manager
  • Masters and Professional Programs (MAPP)
  • 213-740-4488
  • ptrinida_at_usc.edu
  • Carolyn Suckow
  • Director, Student Affairs
  • Masters and Professional Programs (MAPP)
  • 213-740-4488
  • jecks_at_usc.edu
  • Websites
  • MAPP http//mapp.usc.edu
  • MAPP Main Office
  • 213-740-4488
  • denadmin_at_usc.edu
  • Student Affairs
  • 213-740-0123
  • studentaffairs_at_den.usc.edu
  • Exams Information
  • 213-821-3136
  • denexam_at_usc.edu
  • Document Support Center
  • (Homework Course Materials)
  • 213-740-9356
  • denhw_at_usc.edu
  • Technical Support
  • 213-821-1321

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THANK YOU!
  • HAVE A GREAT SEMESTER!
  • FIGHT ON!
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