New Student Checklist (SPCE)

Welcome to the School of Professional and Continuing Education, SPCE, at Sage College of Albany!  We are excited that you will be attending the SPCE. Please see important new student information below.

TO DO... Items for FALL 2014
* New "Accepted" SPCE Students:
Pay the admission/enrollment deposit.  The deposit is needed for the Admission Office, 292-8615, to update your file status from "accepted applicant" to "enrolled student".  It is also required for access to MySage email and SageAdvisor academic information and registration functions.
New "Enrolled/Deposited" Students (SageAdvisor):
Log-in to SageAdvisor - MySage User ID & Password required.
  -Explore SageAdvisor Student Menu options
  -Review your academic Program Evaluation & Transfer Credit reports
  -Search the Course Schedule in SageAdvisor
  -Complete financial aid SageSense tasks
Log-in regularly to your MySage email account: www.mysage.sage.edu
* April 7, 2014
Registration: Summer/Fall 2014 classes

New SPCE students may register in SageAdvisor for summer 2014 & fall 2014 classes beginning on April 7, 2014.
> Click here for registration instructions --> SageAdvisor Registration Instructions
> For assistance in selecting your first term courses see list below.
> Financial aid and college loans: for part-time study a minimum of 6 credits is required. For full-time study a minimum of 12 credits per term is required.

NEW Incoming Student Advising & Class Registration Assistance:
Accounting: Dr. Gerald Silberstein, silbeg@sage.edu, 292-8628
Business: Professor Eileen Brownell, management@sage.edu, 292-8637
Computer Info Systems: Dr. Dawit Demissie, demisd@sage.edu
Crime, Law & Justice Policy: Dr. Carol DiMambro, dimamc@sage.edu, 292-8629
Interdisciplinary Studies: Karen Schell, schelk@sage.edu, 292-1719
Interdisciplinary Studies/Nursing: Michelle Hayward, haywam@sage.edu, 244-2231
Liberal Studies: Eileen Fitzsimmons, fitzse@sage.edu, 292-1702
Nursing: Michelle Hayward, haywam@sage.edu, 244-2231
Pre-Med Post Bacc Certificate: Dr. Mary Rea, ream@sage.edu, 244-2244
Psychology: Dr. Syb Jennings, jennis@sage.edu, 244-2221
   > Recommended: Use your new Sage email account (@sage.edu) to contact Sage personnel.  Email is the quickest method to receive a response.  Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.
Prepare for advising & registration discussion with Advisor:
>Review your academic Program Evaluation report in SageAdvisor (log-in) to identify required general education and major courses needed
>Review course schedules in SageAdvisor, make a list of courses you need. 
>Discuss options with advisor.
>Register for courses in SageAdvisor.
Transfer Credit
Double check your transfer credit report in SageAdvisor to be sure all credits are listed. Be sure to send final updated official sealed transcripts & AP scores, etc., to Admission Office
Financial Aid & College Loans
Complete fafsa.gov information.  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.
Tuition Bill
Pay outstanding tuition bill or "out of pocket" owed amount by tuition due date. Not sure what you owe?  Call Student Services, (518) 292-1781
Textbooks
Students are responsible for obtaining their own textbooks.
Research book costs in SageAdvisor schedule screen.  Set aside money for books & supplies (approx $100-$200 per course).
Sage Bookstore is located in the ACP Pharmacy College Student Center, first floor, main entrance. PARK at Sage behind Residence Hall. (518) 694-7378.
> To request to have financial aid/ loan money pay for books, contact Office of Student Services (Book money FAQ #24)
Health Forms
Complete immunization forms, send or fax to Wellness Center
Sign up for, MyCruiserAlert, Sage's emergency alert & snow closing system sent to cellphone
Student ID
Obtain Student ID Card (Student Life Office, Kahl Campus Center 145) OR-->
Upload your own photo option - click here
Parking Permit
Obtain Parking Permit (Student Services Office, Administration Building).  Permit application, fee, vehicle registration card and student ID required.
Moodle
Log-in to Moodle (online course site) as a "test run".  Even if you are not in an online course, your instructors may use Moodle as classroom support tool.
Sunday, August 24, 2014:
Review your class schedule in SageAdvisor using the My Class Schedule link to be sure you are in the correct number of credits and check for updated/final classroom locations
* Monday, August 25, 2014
Spring 2014 Classes Begin
Complete buying all assigned books
* Add/Drop deadline (online) for Fall 2014 is: September 2, 2014 by 11:59pm.
Be sure to consult your Faculty Advisor and the Academic Calendar for important student information.
Note: Course withdrawals (grade of W) after the Add/Drop period ends, require a completed Add/Drop form.

Questions?

Contact:
Michelle Caminos
Associate Dean, SPCE
518-292-1774 | caminm@sage.edu