New SCA Students: Advising & Registration Information

Fall 2014 New Student Class Schedule Notes

  • New SCA enrolled day freshmen & transfer students (deposited) will be pre-scheduled for required fall 2014 classes (12 credits) on or after June 10, 2014 by the Academic Advising office. 
  • New student 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.
  • If needed, students may request changes to their class schedules at the New Student Advising Days.

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  Get ready for Fall 2014!
_____ Log-in regularly to your MySage email account:
_____ 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
-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, lots of great information.
Research your major and degree requirements in the Catalog
_____ New, first time, Freshmen students complete the Compass assessment test (Required).
_____ 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
_____ Attend New Student Advising Days:
Summer 2014
_____ Tuition
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
If needed, request financial aid/loan money for Books. 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.
_____ View your tuition bill in SageAdvisor using the "Access/Pay Your Account" and "View recent Activity" links.
_____ Student ID Card
Obtain Student ID Card (Student Life Office, Kahl Campus Center 145)
**Upload your own photo option - - click here
_____ Parking Permit
Obtain Parking Permit (Student Services Office, Administration Building).  Fee, vehicle registration card and student ID required.
_____ On Sunday, August 24:  review your schedule on the My Class Schedule link in SageAdvisor (log-in) to be sure you are in the correct number of credits (recommended: 15 credits per term) and for final classroom locations
_____ Fall 2014 classes begin: Monday, August 25, 2014.
Attend ALL first and second class meeting times ~ be sure to be on time or you may lose your spot.
_____ 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 2014 is: September 2, 2014 at 11:59pm.  After this date, course withdrawals 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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