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Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Support Programs

Within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management there are several departments which students should get familiar with earlier to help you navigate the campus.

Admissions, Records and Evaluations (ARE) 

ARE is the central location for a student’s academic records.The Evaluations Office is responsible for determining the transferability of courses, processing degree applications and awarding baccalaureate degrees. Other services offered by ARE include:

    •  Complete withdrawal
    •  Change of major
    •  Fee waiver application
    •  Graduation application
    •  Grade substitution
    •  Record adjustment
    •  Transcript request
    •  Excess unit request


Financial Aid 

Meeting financial obligations associated with college life can be challenging if you are not adequately prepared. The Financial Aid Office is available to help you meet these obligations. Financial aid is available to students and families of all income levels and comes in several different forms:

    Grants - Financial aid that does not have to be repaid.
    Loans - Aid that must be repaid.
    Scholarships - Financial aid that is typically based on academic merit and does not have to be repaid.

There are several different types of grants, loans and scholarships available to you. The Financial Aid Office is located in the Joyal Administration Building room 296, or call 559.278.2182. Electronic access is available 24 hours a day, year round.


Office of Advising Services 

The Office of Advising Services (OAS) provides a variety of services designed to help students achieve their educational goals and effectively use the resources of the university. Advising Services provides general education advising to the entire campus and serves as major advisors for students who are undeclared.

Advising Services can also help you decide on a major, help solve general academic problems, and make appropriate referrals. They can also explain university policies and procedures. Advising Services is located in Joyal Administration room 224. Below is a list of some of their specialized services:
    •  Academic petitions
    •  Campus Advisors Network
    •  DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation
    •  General education advising  
    •  Probation and disqualification advising
    •  Sixty-Plus fee waiver program
    •  Special major advising
    •  Undeclared major advising


Learning Center 

As the most comprehensive academic support center on campus, the Learning Center provides:
    •  FREE tutoring in most lower division courses
        (first-year requirements)
    •  Academic Success Workshops (time management, test preparation, relaxation and more)
    •  Study space
    •  Student computer labs
    •  Supplemental Instruction (group tutoring outside of class)
    •  SupportNET (a referral program for students who need academic or personal support)

Tutors are certified by the College and Learning Association (CLRA) and offer tutoring in 20 subjects, including:

    •  Math
    •  Writing
    •  Chemistry
    •  French
    •  Economics
    •  Anatomy/physiology

The Learning Center staff are trained to help students develop successful study strategies. This involves identifying students’ learning habits, so that students can use their strengths to study more effectively.

The Learning Center is located in the Library(in the basement) and is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Fridays. No appointment necessary.


Testing Services 

Testing Services offers a variety of tests and exams for students in order to fulfill university requirements. These exams include:

• California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
• California Subject Exams for Teachers (CSET)
• College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)                                             • Computer-Based Tests (GRE-General, TOEFL)
• English and Math Placement Tests (EPT/ELM)                                           • GRE-Subject Tests                                                                                     
• Miller Analogies Test (MAT)                                                                         • PRAXIS Series                                                                                           
• TOEFL (Institutional)                                                                                    • Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE)

Testing Services strives to maintain the highest standards in testing technology and delivers these services with equally high standards of trust and confidentiality while maintaining the integrity of all testing instruments and records. Testing Services is located in Family Food Science room 110.


Career Services  
Career Services assists all majors from entering freshmen through alumni. You can meet with career coaches or counselors to clarify your career direction, ensure you are prepared to market yourself well, develop a personalized job search approach or learn about applying to graduate school. Employer events, on-campus recruiting and our on-line job posting system increase your access to career opportunities. You can maximize your transition to career success by regularly utilizing all that is available to you, or choosing only those features that best fit your needs.

Staff is available to help you:
    • Choose a Major: Eureka, California Career Zone, Strong Interest Inventory, other career assessment tools
    • Discover Career Options: Eureka, What Can I Do With This Major?, Computer Resource Lab
    • Develop a Resume: OptimalResume, Walk-in Resume Critiques
    • Prepare for a Job Search: Cover Letter, Interview Prep and Practice, Salary/Industry Trends
    • Connect with Employers: Career Fairs, Events
    • Locate a Job: HireTopDogs (formerly BulldogLink) web-based employment system, On-Campus Interview Program
    • Gain Experience: Part-time/Internship/Summer/or Full-Time opportunities, Community Service Scholarship Program
    • Plan for Graduate School: Application Process, Personal Statement
    • Make the Transition from Campus to Life After College: Senior Experience, Life After College Events

For more information, call 559.278.2381, or stop by the Career Services in the Thomas Building, Room 103.

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