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 @yosemite.edu account or call 209-588-5109 for further information and support.

1. Academic Advisement

Contact an Academic Counselor for Math/English placement and first semester plans based on your educational goal(s). This not only sets you up for success, but can also qualify you for Self-service priority registration the next semester.

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

  • EOPS & CARE: Extended Opportunity Program & Services and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
  • DSPS: Disabled Student Programs & Services
  • TRIO SSS & MEOC: Student Support Services
  • CalWORKS: California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids
  • 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 upcoming Summer 2021 Claim Jumper 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

 

NEW STUDENTS - Take advantage of our remote assistance to help prepare you for Summer or Fall 2021 classes

 

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

  1. Advisement and Placement with an academic counselor (also offered as part of Summer 2021 Claim Jumper 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 virtual Session with a Student Ambassador
  4. Hands-on support for class registration (screenshared examples to help familiarize you with connectColumbia)

Please check this page and our COVID-19 Updates and Resources pages regularly for the most current information available.

Day/Date

Summer 2021 Events
Time/Mode
 Thurs. June 24, 2021

Claim Jumper Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic course placement and advisement.

12-3pm

Socially Distanced, in person

Thurs. July 22, 2021

Claim Jumper Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic course placement and advisement.

12-3pm

Socially Distanced, in person

Mon. August 9, 2021

Complete Online Application, Orientation, Setup Student email, Canvas and connectColumbia virtual tours with Student Ambassadors.

3-5pm

Zoom

Wed. August 11, 2021

Claim Jumper Day! Through an engaging campus tour with a student leader, new students will complete new student steps from college application to academic course placement and advisement.

12-3pm

Socially Distanced, in person

NOTE: Class Search accurately reflects safety-related Adjustments to Fall 2021 courses (50/50 in-person lectures or labs / online) Class Search
 

Space is limited so please call (209) 588-5109 or email claimjumpers@yosemite.edu to reserve your seat today!

 
 
 
 
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