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AWC majors (degrees and certificates) and General Education requirements.
Selecting a major and working with your advisor.
Review placement test scores.
Strategies and tips on how to choose classes and build a schedule.
Ideas on how to be a successful college student.
Register for classes.
The teacher just asked me a question and I dont have the slightest idea what the answer is.
Everyones looking at me . . .I feel my face turning red . . .
Wait a minute . . .is this why I am attending college? To be humiliated in front of my peers?? Of course not!!!
Im just here to meet awesome babes!Introductions
The difference between a college and a university is that a college just offers a collection of degrees/majors in one specific area while a university is a collection of colleges.
When you go to a university you are going to be graduating from one of their colleges, such as the Business College.
As to which is better, it depends on what you want. Single colleges tend to be smaller while universities are bigger, but universities are better known. Colleges vs. Universities TRANSFER HELP Go to: www.aztransfer.comwww.aztransfer.com
(higher education pyramid)Degrees available at Colleges and UniversitiesDoctorateMasters Degrees Bachelor DegreesAssociate Degrees
Skill Development Courses
DEGREEMAJORCLASSCREDITS Ph.D, Ed.DVariousMBA MA, MS MEd MFA Various30 - 60BSBABAS VariousJuniorSenior60 +AA, AS ABUS AASAGSOccupational TransferFreshman Sophomore60 +
Certificate programs are designed to upgrade existing skills or provide competencies for employment.DEGREES
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree can prepare students for entry into a specific occupational area or prepare them for a BAS Bachelor in Applied Science, an occupational transfer degree program at the university. Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree is designed for students interested in pursuing a different academic pathway and accomplishing a more personalized academic goal.
Transfer Associate Degrees (see DAWC booklet) are designed to enable a student to TRANSFER to a university in order to pursue a 4yr-Bachelors Degree.
AA = Associate of ArtsAS = Associate of ScienceABus = Associate of Business http://www.azwestern.edu/learning_services/degrees_and_certificates/ www.azwestern.edu see page in your DAWC booklet
You will be asked to verify or update your major each semester when you go to register.
Courses in your MAJOR
TRANSFER HELP Go to: www.aztransfer.comwww.aztransfer.com
*General Education is a set of core and prescribed course of studies in higher education that are fundamental to a well-rounded college and university education. General Education courses are across disciplines allowing students to gain interdisciplinary understanding, and attain a broad range of skills and knowledge.
See Advising Worksheet in your DAWC booklet
*AGEC A . . . General Education part of the AA degree
*AGEC B . . . General Education part of the ABus degree
*AGEC S . . . General Education part of the AS degree
*AAS . . . Each Associate of Applied Science major may have different prescribed General Education requirements.
AGS . . . Associate of General Studies degree has its own unique General Education requirements.
AGEC-A, AGEC-B, AGEC-SEnglish 101 and 1022 classes (6 credits)
Mathematics (depends on your AGEC)At least one class (3- 5 credits)
ArtsAt least one class (3 credits)
HumanitiesAt least one class (3 credits)
Social / Behavioral ScienceAt least two class (6 credits)
Physical or Biological Science lab science course (depends on your AGEC) 2 classes (8 credits)
Additional AGEC courses0-2 classes Total Credits 35- 39 credits (depends on your AGEC) See page in your DAWC booklet
Placement Test Scores
Reading ScoreSentence Score RangeCourse82-12090-120ENG 10171-8176-89ENG 10053-7057-75ENG 900-520-56ENG 80
Reading Score Courses70-120No reading class needed65-69Reading 121 recommended61-64Reading 121 Required54-60Reading 095 Required53-40Reading 093 Required0 - 39Reading 091 Required
Score Range CourseCourse TitleArithmetic66-120Mat 105Mat 81Math for Applied ScienceBeginning Algebra0-65Mat 71Arithmetic
Score RangeCourseCourse TitleAlgebra104-120Mat 187Mat 151Mat 142Pre-CalculusCollege AlgebraCollege Algebra with Applications61-103Mat 121Intermediate Algebra25-60Mat 105Mat 81Math for Applied ScienceBeginning Algebra0-24Mat 71Arithmetic
Score Range CourseCourse TitleCollege Level Math70-120
Mat 130Mat 220Mat 212Mat 172Math for Elementary TeachersCalculus 1Elements of CalculusFinite Math44-69Mat 187Mat 151Mat 142Pre-CalculusCollege AlgebraCollege Algebra with Applications0-43Must take Elementary Algebra Test
Mathematics:MAT 220 Calculus IMAT 187 Pre-CalculusMAT 142 College Math (OR)MAT151 College AlgebraMAT 121 Intermediate AlgebraMAT 105 Math - Applied Science MAT 081 Beginning AlgebraMAT 071 Arithmetic
English:ENG 102ENG 101ENG 100ENG 90 or ENG 80
*See AWC catalog or your program check sheet for details regarding ENG and MATH requirements.
Sequence of courses
Credit Hour Pre-requisites and co-requisites Fall or Spring SemestersWinter/Summer SessionFirst - 8 Week SessionSecond - 8 Week Session12 Week Session Catalog Year
Satisfactory Progress . see Financial Aid website for more details 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA)Cumulative completion rate of at least 67% Total Completed (finished) Credits Total Attempted (started ) Credits Maximum number of overall/cumulative credits does not exceed 80 credits.
Students will be placed on automatic FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION if they:Completely withdraw from all classesReceive grades of all NS and/or FExceed the 80 credit maximum
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Full-time or Part-time12 + credits is considered full-timeBack to back classes vs. spread out over the dayCreate a doable scheduleBalance Obligations (work, family, friends, church, etc)Study Time (1 cr hr = 2 hrs study)Take a fun course
Creating your Schedule
High School vs. College Attendance Tests Grades Classes Teachers (see handout in your packet)
Keep Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Academics:Talk to each of your instructors early in the semester. Go to the Success Center for FREE tutoring Take advantage of any workshops or events on campus. Dont wait . . . ask for help early in the semester. Resources: Transfer Services Transfer ThursdayCareer Services (see handout in your DAWC folder)Check out all of the resources available to you www.azwestern.edu/resources (programs, student handbook, tutoring, etc)
Get involved in your education: Join a club or organization (see handout in your DAWC packet)Do an internship or get a part-time job - Jobs4MatadorsGo to Matador sports events
Official *email of AWCWeb-AdvisorBlackboard* Forward your email to your personal email account
jaw53Abcd12134How to RegisterGo to AWC web page and to menu item WEB-ADVISOR . . . www.azwestern.edu
Select courses and click register
What classes should I start with?
Start with placement recommendationsORI 101 Strategies for Success (3 credits)AWC 104 Career Exploration (2 credits)General Education courseIntroduction course in your majorSomething FUN!
See advisor early in the semester and take advantage of PRIORITY REGISTRATION
Summer classes start MAY 27 Fall classes start AUGUST 18
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Final step . . . Evaluationwww.azwestern.edu/advisement http://s.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22DKPEHFGCv DISCOVER/EXPLORE AWC (on your Blackboard)Continue the adventure . . . . Review Todays Orientationwww.azwestern.edu/advisement Download: Orientation PowerPoint Presentation Orientation Booklet Handouts Worksheets