There’s a LOTTT going on this month. Check out the highlights below!
For Second Year Students:
Financial Aid Appeals: opened up on Sept. 16 and are due Oct. 30th! If you were a student in spring and DID NOT receive financial aid for this fall due to 1) falling below 2.0 GPA or 2) not meeting the 67% completion rate, please come in by Oct. 30th to file an appeal!
Graduation Applications: are also due at the end of this month. This means you will be completing your degree THIS fall and will graduate this December. Schedule an appointment to come fill these out with Casey!
UTSA Spring 2020 Transfers. If you’re looking to start UTSA this upcoming spring, Assistant Dean, Lydia Bueno, from UTSA’s Honors College will be here Thursday, 10/10, to help you apply! She will be in the honors center from 11AM-1PM. Come get your questions answered! If you’ve already applied, Casey is collecting UTSA IDs from students wanting to join the Honors College. Submit them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 17th to register for UTSA’s honors classes in spring.
For First Year Students:
ISPs (Individualized Success Plans). FTIC’s (First Time in College) Students are required to complete an ISP (a 2-3 year degree plan that includes transfer courses). These can be completed by scheduling an appointment with Casey and are due by October 30th as well. During the ISP meeting, students will receive a registration form that will need to be turned in on Nov. 7th @ 4PM to the box outside 122B (Casey’s office). Students who turn in forms by the due date will be registered on November 11th.
Mission Statement: is a SAC-wide requirement for FTIC’s. They enable students to describe their short-term academic goals but also include potential roadblocks to success and proactive strategies to diminish roadblocks. You can “turn them in” by logging onto Aces, clicking Student, Web Services, Student, My Mission Statement. Write up your statement and click “submit”. Please text us via Remind so we can “check you off”!
For All Students:
FAFSA: Please be aware that you can now submit your FAFSA for the upcoming 2020-2021 year at FAFSA.gov using your 2018 tax return. If you’re planning to be at SAC in the fall of 2020 but transfer in the spring of 2021, you will need to list both SAC and your four year institution as receiving institutions. Need help filing your FAFSA? Feel free to contact Cafe College for assistance!
Many of you have been coming in to complete your ISPs and therefore may have heard that the Alamo Colleges offer what’s called a “Wintermester.” I’ve just received info that we will offer the following online wintermester courses: Wintermester 2019. I do not have specific start and end dates, but since Wintermester is part of the spring term, you will be able to register at the same time as you will for spring, which will be Nov. 12th.
Remember! As honors students, you receive early registration. Nov. 12th falls on a Tuesday. So all CRNs will be due to me by Monday, Nov. 11th at noon. At this time, the spring schedule is NOT viewable in Aces. I will let you know as soon as it is so that you may begin looking up the classes you and I have planned out on your ISP.
If you have not scheduled an appointment to create your ISP, please do so soon either via sachonors.com or with one of the work studies at the front desk. Remember that ISPs are due by October 31st.
Financial Aid Appeals:
Lastly, if you have received an email or know that you are on financial aid suspension, you are now able to submit a financial aid appeal. Please book an appointment to do so before October 31st as this is also the deadline to submit them! Keep in mind that appeals can take up to 7 weeks to process and you will need to ensure you’re able to make your spring payments for classes in the event that the appeal is not processed in time to receive aid or if the appeal is denied.