New Student Tips
Dear Student,Welcome to Clark College. We want to provide you with some insights into our enrollment practices, what they are, how they work and why they exist. We hope these will help you move more smoothly through our system and succeed in your learning goals.
| General Tips | Admissions Tips | Registration Tips | College Success Tips |
- A Clark College Catalog is published every two years.
The catalog contains course descriptions for all Clark courses, as well as other important college information. The catalog may be viewed on-line.
- Use the Clark College website.
The Clark website is updated on a regular basis and is your best resource for up-to-date information, including course and program information, student events and a variety of other college information. Computers are available on campus for student use.
- You have direct access to your Clark College information
The website's Online Services provides you with a web registration option, access to your grades, transcript, registration time and class schedule. KIOSKS are also available at various campus locations.
- Change your PIN (Personal Identification Number) at least once
Your PIN gains you access to your electronic information. Your PIN is temporarily assigned as your birth date; to keep your PIN as secure as possible, it is suggested that you change your PIN regularly. You can change your PIN through, on-line services and campus KIOSKS.
- Change your address when you move.
Clark College mails important enrollment, registration and general information to the address that is on record in our systems. You can change your address through on-line services.
- Be aware of your Registration Access Date & Time.
You may register on or after your registration access time.
Pay your tuition and fees according to the dates available online:
Your tuition and fees may be charged to Visa or MasterCard or paid by check or cash. If you have not paid your tuition and fees by the due date, you will be dropped from your classes.
- Be aware of quarterly withdrawal dates and officially withdraw,
Check the quarterly schedule for withdrawal dates. Failure to officially withdraw from your course(s) could result in a failing grade, thereby affecting your overall GPA.
- Refunds are calculated based on the date of withdrawal.
Check the registration calendar for withdrawal dates and the amount of refund that you will receive.
College Success Tips
- Advising is of vital importance.
Degree and transfer requirements are complex. Meeting with your advisor on a regular basis helps you stay on track and ensures that you are taking the necessary courses to meet your current learning goals. You are encouraged to seek advising during non-registration periods, as advisors are available for more in-depth discussions.
- Maintain a personal file of all your college transcripts and
Your unofficial transcripts and credit review documents are important tools to assist you in making your coursework decisions each quarter. Bring these documents to your advising appointment for assessment and advising purposes.
- Apply for Financial Aid by the entrance quarter deadlines.
The federal and state laws governing the distribution of need-based funds are complex and very time-consuming to insure our compliance. The Financial Aid staff examines each studentï¿½s file thoroughly and often repeatedly as supporting documents are requested, received and reviewed.
- Allow for adequate time outside of school for homework.
It is estimated that for every 1 hour of lecture, you will need to spend 2 hours outside of class on homework. Setting aside the necessary amount of time will help ensure your success as a student
- Apply for graduation by the deadline.
Degrees and certificates are not automatically awarded. Meeting the graduation deadline provides the Credential Evaluations staff adequate time to process your degree application and notify you in case you are deficient in a degree requirement.
The Admissions and Registration Office look forward to helping you attain your learning goals.