SKC NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 2018-2019

Salish Kootenai College New Student Orientation (NSO) provides students with important information about college services, navigating campus, and connecting with advisors, staff and faculty. Students will learn academic expectations/requirements and familiarize themselves with campus life.

Do you have questions about New Student Orientation? Please call 406-275-4800 ext. 4855 or ext. 4926 or ext. 4832

READY TO BECOME A BISON?

To begin your journey you will need to register today for the SKC New Student Orientation session you plan to attend. 

Remember new students need to have a completed SKC Admissions Application submitted first before attending NSO. You may apply for Admissions to Salish Kootenai College online (insert application link) for questions please contact the Admissions Department 406-275-4855.
 
SUMMER SESSION
AUGUST 21 & 22, 2018
Register for this session by August 5, 2018 at: 
 
NSO Summer Session will begin at 8:45 AM  Tuesday, August 21st at the Johnny Arlee Victor Charlo Theater (see campus map below) with a Meet and Greet Session including a coffee bar, light breakfast and music. New students must check in by 8:45 AM.
FALL SESSION
SEPTEMBER 19 & 20, 2018
Register for this session at:
 
NSO Fall Session will begin at 8:45 AM  Wednesday, September 19th at the Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center (see campus map below) with a Meet and Greet Session including a coffee bar, light breakfast and music. New students must check in by 8:45 AM.

You will receive a full NSO Agenda along with a “Passport To Success” once you have checked in.

Things to Bring with you to NSO:

  • Your NSO Packet – SKC Student Folder and Contents
  • Completed Placement Assessment
  • Good Walking Shoes
  • Backpack, Notebook & Writing Utensil

Guiding Principle of New Student Orientation

Salish Kootenai College New Student Orientation is designed to provide students with important information about college services, learn to navigate campus, and make connections with advisors, staff and faculty. Students will become part of the SKC family by learning academic expectations/requirements and familiarize themselves with campus life. Through engaging fun activities, new students will have their questions answered, meet one another, and become connected with SKC.

 

 

WHILE AT ORIENTATION YOU WILL.

  • Get to know the campus and the resources available to you
  • Find out about activities and clubs available to students
  • Gain more confidence with your choice to become a college student

New Student Orientation is required for new students attending SKC for the first time.

Parents and guests are also encouraged to attend orientation.

HAVEN & ALCOHOLEDU TRAINING

Salish Kootenai College and the Center for Prevention & Wellness want to work together with you to create a fun, healthy and vibrant campus community. As part of that commitment, we require all students to complete HAVEN and AlcoholEdu -- engaging online, research-based programs that provide a unique learning experience regarding important prevention skills and strategies for our students.

If HAVEN and AlcoholEdu are not completed, you will not receive your Financial Aid and a hold will be placed on your account. Once these are completed, the hold will be removed and you can register.

Enter the school code 02be33ad and select I'm a student to create your Haven account.

Please contact the Center for Prevention & Wellness with any questions, 406-275-4913

Click below to begin both Haven and AlcoholEdu.

PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT

Placement Assessment must be taken before registration for classes can occur.

WHAT IS THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT?

This assessment will place a student in classes that are appropriate for completion in Reading, Math, and Language.

The Placement Assessment will take approximately 3+ hours. The Placement Assessment is timed; therefore, it is important that students arrive on time. Students do not need to sign up ahead of time.

WHERE DO YOU TAKE THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT?

Department of Academic Success in the Alec Quequesah Building

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WHEN CAN YOU TAKE THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT?

Placement Assessment is administered:

EVERY Monday @ 11:30 am
EVERY Wednesday @ 9:00 am.

No appointment necessary.

WHO NEEDS TO TAKE THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT?

All new and returning full-time and part-time students who have not accumulated 30 quarter credits are required to take a Placement Assessment test that assesses skills in reading, English and mathematics, prior to pre-registration. The Placement Assessment is given prior to pre-registration and on a weekly basis throughout the year. Notice of the Placement Assessment dates will be posted in the SKC quarterly Class Schedule.

A great study resource for Placement Assessment is EdReady Montana.

If you are unable to take the TABE at SKC, you can take it at one of the following sites; just click;

www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/CTAE/ABE.html  or  www.montana.edu/airo/tribal.html

For further information regarding the TABE, please contact the Admissions office @ (406) 275-4855 or Academic Success @ (406) 275-4868.