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Information to Assist with Fall 2012 Registration

July 11, 2012 — 8:32 p.m.


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With registration for the Fall 2012 term about to begin, Cypress College has compiled some resources to assist students. These items include detailed information to assist students with their search for classes. There is also information on the new 16-week semester, which kicks off the week of August 27.

The first resource is a "Find Classes" guide. It offers instruction on use of the college's searchable class schedule, tips, definitions, links to alternate views of the schedule, and an FAQ.

The "16-Week Semester" section provides information about the college's move from an 18-week term to a more-accelerated academic calendar. This section provides background and an FAQ.

Finally, Cypress College today has made available its 2012-2013 Catalog. This electronic document provides details about the college's degrees, certificates, programs of study and individual courses. It is an important guide to help students through their academic careers at Cypress College. Printed versions of the catalog will be available later this summer.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Cypress College Earns Full Reaffirmation of Accreditation

July 3, 2012 — 4:35 p.m.


Cypress College has earned a full reaffirmation of accreditation. The campus was notified of the good news this afternoon in a fax from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Notification from the commission comes a day after Dr. Simpson officially took over as the college's 11th president, and in the first cycle of consideration following the commission's warning last summer related to three district-wide issues.

Writing on behalf of the ACCJC, commission President Dr. Barbara Beno said:

"In its Follow-Up Report, the College noted that the North Orange County Community College District had addressed the recommendations directing it to clarify the governance, planning, and decision-making structures and processes; delineate and communicate the budget allocation model district-wide; and regularly evaluate the district planning, governance, and decision-making processes to assure their effectiveness."

Those three issues had prompted the commission to place both Cypress and Fullerton College on "Warning Status" last summer.

The commission also noted that Cypress College had taken care of two lesser issues. From Dr. Beno's letter:

"The College also reported that it had addressed the recommendation to evaluate college-level planning, governance, and decision-making processes for effectiveness, using the results of this assessment as a basis for making improvements; and had implemented a program discontinuance process that provides pathways for program completion."

Although the college just learned of the decision, formal action was taken by the commission at its meeting held from June 6-8, 2012.

The decision was based on the college's response to last summer's action letter, as well as on the results of an evaluation-team visit on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Related:

•     Cypress College Accreditation Website

•     ACCJC Action Letter, July 2, 2012

•     Follow-up Report to Accreditation Recommendations

•     Accreditation Follow-Up Visit Takes Place on Monday, April 23

•     NOCCCD Planning Documents Completed Following Accreditation Recommendations

•     Cypress College Receives Warning Status from Accrediting Commission

•     Accreditation Team Commends 'Esprit de Corps' of Cypress College

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Don't Let Prerequisites Delay Your Fall Registration

July 2, 2012 — 4:56 p.m.


To prevent delays in registration for fall, students are encouraged to check and clear prerequisites early.

Registration for the fall semester begins later this month. Students can find their individual registration dates and times in MyGateway.

Prior to registration, students should check to see if the class has a prerequisite. All prerequisites must be cleared prior to enrollment. By planning ahead and taking care of prerequisites as early as possible, students will be able to avoid long lines and registration delays.

How to Clear a Prerequisite

You are automatically cleared if:

•     You are currently enrolled in the appropriate prerequisite course and passing with an A, B, C or P grade;

•     You have completed the appropriate prerequisite course at Cypress College;

•     You have tested into an English, ESL, and/or Math class by taking the appropriate assessment/placement test at Cypress College.

You may also be cleared by:

•     Bringing assessment scores from other community colleges to the Cypress College Assessment Center;

•     Bringing high school and college transcripts to a counselor for review;

•     Bringing AP/IB scores to a counselor for review.

The Cypress College Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Student Center, and available by phone at (714) 484-7015. The Assessment Center is across the hall from Counseling, and available by phone at (714) 484-7223.

Counseling summer hours are Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Counseling and Assessment re-open on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

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