New SCA Students: Advising & Registration Information

New Student Class Schedule Notes

  • New SCA enrolled day freshmen & transfer students (deposited) will be pre-scheduled for required classes by the Academic Advising office. 
    • Classes are selected based on recommendations from the faculty,
      needed degree requirements and current course availability.
    • Schedules will be inputted based on the students' deposit date.
  • Students may request changes to their schedules at the Summer Advising Days
  • Fall 2015 classes begin Monday, August 31, 2015.

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___ Log-in to your MySage email account and accept technology terms and conditions:
___ Save bookmark:
Tip: Use the index (list of links) in Left margin (not tabs at top of page) to navigate SCA College information. The SCA index of links is in the orange box after each link you will see double arrows, >>.
___ SageAdvisor
Log-in to SageAdvisor and explore Student Menu options
-Review your Program Evaluation (outline of your degree requirements)
-View your Major requirements in the Course Catalog
-Student class schedule information: My Class Schedule link
-Campus Map
___ Financial Aid: Loans/Grants/Scholarships
(Click here for Financial Aid information page).
In SageAdvisor, under the Financial Aid menu: Accept award letter and Sign terms and conditions for receiving financial aid.  Then, check the My Documents link under the Communication menu to see what other information or tasks need to be completed in order to receive your financial aid.
___ Transfer Credit
Review your transfer credit report in SageAdvisor to be sure AP and all College credits are listed. Are your last term's courses and credits listed?
For courses in progress be sure to send final updated official transcripts to Admission Office - as soon as final course grades are available.
___ Academic Research
Refer to the Academic Advising Office webpages
Research your major and degree requirements in the Catalog
Attend New Student Summer Advising Day
Freshmen: July 10, 2015
Transfer Students: August 21, 2015
___ Health Insurance
Accept or decline: college Health Insurance coverage. **An annual fee is automatically charged to all full-time day students, unless, the proper waiver and proof of current health insurance is submitted.
   > On-line health insurance waiver process.
___ Residence Hall & UHCS students complete & return: housing contract, roommate information survey and meal plan selection forms, (518) 244-2008
___ Tuition Bill due date:  July 31, 2015
View your tuition bill in SageAdvisor using the "Access/Pay Your Account" and "View recent Activity" links.
Pay or make arrangements to pay outstanding tuition or "out of pocket" owed amount by tuition due date.
Not sure what you owe?  Call Student Services, (518) 292-1781
___ Textbooks
Sage students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks.
Research BOOK costs in SageAdvisor using the My Class Schedule link or through the Bookstore website.  (approx $400-$500 per term).
___ Money for textbooks
Check with Financial Aid Office, 518-292-1781, if you have enough financial aid to cover books and supplies.
___ Health Forms
Complete required physical & immunization forms - send to Wellness Center
___ Sign up for, MyCruiserAlert, Sage's emergency alert & snow closing system sent to cellphone
___ Log-in to Moodle - Sage's online course system as a test run.  *Also used as a teaching "support" tool for regular classes that meet in the classroom.
___ Student ID Card
Obtain Student ID Card (Student Life Office, Kahl Campus Center 145)
**Upload your own photo option - - click here
**Pick up card on 8/27 - Student Life Office
___ Parking Permit
Obtain Parking Permit (Public Safety Office, Armory first floor).
Attend New Student Orientation program 8/27-8/30.
August 27, 2015
Dean's Summer Reading Assignment DUE for Freshmen
___ Sunday, August 30:  Review your class schedule in your SageAdvisor account - My Class Schedule link to be sure you are in the correct number of credits (15-16 credits per term recommended) and for final classroom locations
___ Fall 2015 classes begin: Monday, August 31 2015
Attend ALL first and second class meeting times ~ be sure to be on time or you may lose your spot.
September 2, 2015:
Complete CLA+/SLE Assessment, Froman Hall 2nd Floor. 
*Mandatory for all new freshmen.
___ Complete buying all assigned books and art supplies
___ Contact your Faculty Advisor if you have concerns about your classes or if you wish to make schedule changes.
___ Add/Drop deadline for fall 2015 is: September 8, 2015 at 11:59pm.  After this date, course withdrawals (grade of W) must be done in person using the Registration Change (add/drop) form.
___ During the term consult with your faculty advisor and view the Academic Calendar for important student dates

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