Advisement, Placement & Orientation Advisement, Placement & Orientation

In order to ensure a successful transition into the college, students should accomplish the steps described in the Columbia College Welcome email: advisement, placement and orientation. Check your student email @my.yosemite.edu account or call The Welcome Center at 209-588-2194 for support from a Student Ambassador.

1. Academic Advisement

Contact an Academic Counselor to set first semester plans based on your educational goal(s). This not only sets you up for success, but also qualifies you for priority registration in each semester following your first semester.

Also, be sure to explore our  Special Programs  to learn if you qualify for additional legal or financial resources, support and academic counseling services:

  • Dream Resource Center
  • DSPS: Disabled Student Programs & Services
  • EOPS & CARE: Extended Opportunity Program & Services and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
  • Phoenix Scholars Foster Youth Services
  • TRIO SSS & MEOC: Student Support Services
  • CalWORKS: California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids
  • Welcome Home Program
  • VA: Veterans Benefits & Services

2. Placement 

A new state law (AB 705) was written to help students enter and complete transfer-level English and Math in one year. 

  • What is AB 705?

AB 705 is a law that requires California Community Colleges to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and Math within a one year time frame. Learn more about AB 705 by visiting the  CCCCO Assessment Page

Placement into Math/English  - Columbia College places all incoming students into college level math and English. Please carefully review math, English, and support course options as they relate to your educational goal. Call the Counseling Desk at (209) 588-5109 if you have additional questions about this process.

3. Orientation

Orientation is a requirement for Self-service priority registration, and Columbia College resources, services, requirements, policies and strategies for college success are introduced. There are 3 ways to meet this requirement:

  1. Attend an in-person orientation, Go Columbia Day, on one of the dates listed in the table below.
  2. Complete the Online Orientation.
  3. Enroll and pass a Guidance (GUIDE) course taught by a Columbia College academic counselor. For more information on which courses meet the requirement, please visit the Orientation page

 

 

Graduating local High School seniors, newly transferring students entering Columbia, or those returning to Columbia after some time away can currently access the following types of support:

  1. Remote Advisement with an academic counselor (also offered in-person as part of Summer 2022 Go Columbia Days)
  2. Use your name and w# to access a tutorial on Columbia’s online Required Communication Tools (Student Email, Zoom, and Starfish)
  3. Connect with peers one on one in a Pre-Advising Session with a Student Ambassador, either in person or via Zoom. Click here to schedule.
  4. Hands-on support registering for classes (screenshared examples to help familiarize you with connectColumbia)

Please check this page and our Orientation page regularly for the most current information available.

Day/Date

Summer 2023 Events
Time/Mode
 Tues. May 16, 2023

Go Columbia Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic advisement with a counselor.

TBD

In person

Wed. May 17, 2023

Go Columbia Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic advisement with a counselor.

TBD

In person

Tues. May 23, 2023

Go Columbia Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic advisement with a counselor.

TBD

In person

Wed. May 24, 2023

Go Columbia Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic advisement with a counselor.

TBD

In person

NOTE: Class Search accurately reflects safety-related Adjustments to Spring 2022 courses (50/50 in-person lectures or labs / online) Class Search
 

Space is limited so please call (209) 588-2194  or email claimjumpers@yosemite.edu to reserve your seat today!

 

 

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