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Welcome to Walters State Community College! We are so pleased that you have chosen Walters State to continue your education. As you continue through the advising and registration process, we hope this information will be helpful as you begin your journey as a new college student.
You should have already activated your Walters State account. If you have not, click the ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT link located on this page. This gives you access to StarNET, STARmail and eLEARN.
StarNET is where you access your personal, student, and financial aid information. It is also where you register for classes.
STARmail is where you access your Walters State email. All correspondence from Walters State will be sent to your StarMail account, so make a habit to check it daily.
And eLEARN is where you check your class assignments. You can access these sites anytime using the quick-links provided at the top of the Walters State website.
At your advising session, you will use StarNET to register and look up classes. Here's how it works. Log into StarNET using your Student ID / W Number / StarNET ID. Pay special attention to any student alerts you may have on your account. Some are just reminders, while others may require action or detail holds on your student account. If your alert box is red, you have an alert to review.
To Register or Look up Classes:
For your Class Schedule:
In the Student Records section, you'll find the Degree Evaluation tool, which can be used to show how you are progressing in your major. The evaluation shows which classes you have taken and what is left to complete your degree, according to your major. For future semesters, run a degree evaluation before you go to advising so you can go over it with your academic advisor. If you are thinking about switching your major, run a "What-if Analysis" and see how your classes fit.
To make sure all fee payments have been made, click on // STUDENT ACCOUNT // ACCOUNT DETAIL FOR TERM // . Make sure you have a zero or credit balance by the payment deadlines. If you have questions about your account, make sure to contact the Cashier Office.
And finally, to check your Financial Aid status, click on the // Financial Aid tab // Financial Aid Status //. This page will show you if you need any documents to complete the financial aid process. Remember, submitting your FAFSA is only the first step. The process is completely halted until all required documentation is received. So, check this on a very regular basis.
You can access the College Catalog by clicking on the "College Catalog" link in the upper right hand corner of the Walters State website.
The College Catalog is a great place to find degree and certificate requirements, student policies and course descriptions, as well as other important information like the College Calendar, which details important dates throughout the year.
This is also where you will find the Student Handbook. You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the information and policies within the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
Next, let's take a look at the Programs of Study, which is where you will find the degree or certificate requirements for your major.
The Programs of Study are grouped by degree type. AAS degrees and certificate programs are designed to graduate from Walters State and immediately enter the workforce.
AA, AS, and TTP degrees, meanwhile, are designed to graduate from Walters State and transfer to a four-year institution. There are numerous benefits to graduating with your Associate degree before transferring, including better scholarship and admission opportunities at the four-year school.
Once you locate your program of study, click on the link to view the curriculum and other important information.
We will use the Tennessee Transfer Pathway in Accounting as an example. If a Tennessee Transfer Pathway exists for your major, it is recommended to follow the TTP curriculum because of the Tennessee Transfer Pathway guarantee. For more information about TTP's, click on the "Tennessee Transfer Pathway" link.
This first section is called the Academic Map. It details the recommended full-time class schedule you should take in order to finish in four semesters. Remember that this is just a guide and not a substitute for academic advising.
Scrolling down, you can view a concise list of all of the classes needed for graduation for this program. This is an overall view of the classes needed to complete the program not broken down by recommended full-time schedule.
To view a description of the course, simply click on the class name.
Here can see how many credit hours the course is worth. All of the credit hours you take in a semester add up to be your overall course load. A full-time student is one who takes twelve or more credit hours a semester. A typical freshman schedule is about 15 credit hours.
Next is the course description, followed by any pre-requisites or co-requisites for the course.
A "pre-requisite" is a requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course while a co-requisite must be taken in the same semester as the course.
And finally, the bold printed abbreviations detail which semester the course is being offered. F stands for Fall, S for Spring, and Su for Summer.
Some programs of study have areas where you can choose a class from a list of General Education courses. For example, this major allows students to choose a Humanities elective from a list of General Education courses.
To view the different options for each area, click on the General Education Program link.
Even though this is your first semester, it's important that you begin to familiarize yourself with the curriculum in your program of study and make a plan to graduate. Note any questions you have for your advisor, so you can stay on track.
Let's take a look at what you can expect once the semester begins.
First, you'll want to check over your class schedule before classes start. Note the campus location, dates, and times of all of your classes. If you see anything on your schedule that needs to be changed, contact the Student Success Center immediately.
On the first day of class, you will receive a course syllabus. This will give you a detailed overview of the course, including the instructor's contact information, office hours, course expectations, and grading scale. Make sure to READ your syllabus carefully. Keep up with it and refer back to it throughout the semester.
Attendance is very important to your success in class. Also, if you receive financial aid, your instructor must verify your attendance before you can receive your aid. So make every effort to be present and prepared to work the very first day.
All degree-seeking students must meet with an academic advisor every semester before registering for classes. It's a good idea to meet with your advisor early so you will be ready as soon as registration opens.
To help you keep on track, you will be provided with a Walters State student planner. It will contain an academic calendar, final exam schedule, monthly "to do" list, and other important information. Use this planner to stay organized and on track throughout the semester.
If at any point in the semester you find yourself having any difficulty that is affecting your success in class, make sure to speak with your instructor or contact Retention Services immediately.
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If you experience academic, personal or financial difficulties, or if you consider dropping out of college, you are encouraged to visit Connie Earls or Brandy Lester in Retention Services. They are located in Rooms U-111 and U-114 in the Student Services Building. Or call 585-2691 or 6925.
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid programs to disclose basic institution information, graduation rates, information on students receiving athletically related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics. You can view this information here.
Is English your second language? We offer ESL classes that will assist you in your college experience. The ESL studies program is for any student whose first language is not English. The program offers advising tips and additional educational resources. For the Greeneville and Morristown campuses, contact Candace Justice at 423-585-6924 or in Sevierville, contact Samantha Isasi at 865-286-2786.
The Counseling and Testing Center, located in Room U141 of the Student Services building on the Morristown campus, is a place where students can find encouragement and support in academic endeavors and in establishment of a good foundation for future growth. The center is staffed by professionally trained counselors who provide services for a wide range of problems, including educational, vocational and personal.
Counseling may include interest inventories, computer-based career planning information, academic counseling, as well as personal counseling. A collection of occupational information materials, catalogs, and transfer equivalency tables from various educational institutions are available in the Counseling and Testing office for student use. Counseling is also available at the Greene County and Sevier County campuses. For assistance contact Counseling and Testing at 423-585-6800.
First-time students under 21 years of age who are placed in Learning Support classes by ACT score results are encouraged to challenge that placement by taking the COMPASS test. Student may inquire about taking the math, reading, writing, or all components of the COMPASS test by calling Counseling and Testing at 423-585-6800 or visit the website.
The Health Clinic, located in Room 127 of the College Center building on the Morristown campus offers:
Through our Veterans Affairs office, we are committed to assisting Veterans, their dependents, service members and reservists in obtaining their educational and career goals. Linda Mason, our School Certifying Official, can assist you with general program and eligibility information, make referrals to various agencies, and certify eligible student to receive veteran educational benefits. Linda is located in room U-127 in the Student Services Building and can be reached by phone at 423-585-2693.
The Office of Diversity Services and Programs is located in Room U130 of the Student Services building on the Morristown campus. This office provides admissions and individual counseling and arranges academic advising and other types of support services as the need arises for traditional and non-traditional minority students. All minority students are encouraged to contact Roxanne Bowen (423) 585-6806 or at 1-800-225-4770, Ext. 7.
The Office of Disability Services is located in room U-130 of the Student Services building on the Morristown campus.
Types of support include, but are not limited to the following:
There is an adapted workstation available in the college library with special equipment, such as: reading machine, zoom text, dragon dictate, Jaws Software, and a talking calculator.
If you are sponsored by Vocational Rehabilitation Services, a disabled veteran, if you were in Resource or had help from the Special Education Department at your school, please contact Mary Little at (423) 585-6860, Ann Bowen at (423)585-6892, or Bill Edmonds at (423) 585-6803.
Looking for a job? Need help with a resume? Placement Services offers the following services:
For more information, contact Andy Hall at (423) 585-6801 or visit the office in room U-141 Student Services building on the Morristown campus.
Student organizations and activities exist for the personal enjoyment and development of students at WSCC. You are encouraged to become involved in the co-curricular student activities program and active student organizations. Students who join at least one club stay in college longer and are more satisfied with their college experience.
Through our Global Connections program, you will have the opportunity to attend international events and study or travel abroad.
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