Advisement Resources for Faculty
- Effective advisement involves assisting the student to find a good match between the student's interests, abilities and career objectives, and the College's courses and programs.
- Students should be given courses and programs which will enable them to be successful.
- The advisement dialogue should be initiated with the recognition that advisement is an ongoing process that should continue throughout the student's college experience.
- This dialogue can be continued at a later time with you or another advisor.
- Check placement scores results, transcripts, Academic Standing, detail Degree Evaluation page from MyNCC.
- Using the placement results, review students' academic strengths and weaknesses. If students are in programs such as liberal arts, with a wide array of course options to choose from, evaluate as best you can, the student's ability to succeed in the course prior to recommending it.
- Fully inform students about degree requirements and SUNY General Education transfer guidelines.
- Students placed in remedial courses should not be given heavy academic programs. If a student placed into 2/3 remedials they must enroll in and complete NCC 101.
HOW TO DECODE PLACEMENT TEST SCORES
New students are placed at a variety of levels in Reading (RDG), Mathematics (MAT) and English (ENG) based on the placement test. If you do not see placements displayed on any College document, it is due to either: a) the student has not taken the test and therefore cannot be advised until tested; or b) the student has been exempted from the test. Exemptions result from advanced placement credit from high school, previous college credit, SAT and/or ACT scores.
- RDG 001: (RDG 001 is equivalent to 4 credits) Must enroll for this course and upon successful completion, enroll for RDG 002, the successor course. (Students placed in RDG 001 cannot take ENG 101 even if the placement says ENG 101). Re-test: students have the opportunity to re-test during the first week of class and may place into RDG 002 or above. Upon the advisor's referral, if a student placed into RDG 001 they can request through the Reading department to take RDG 003. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to satisfy RDG 001 and RDG 002 .
- RDG 002: (RDG 002 is equivalent to 3 credits) Must enroll for this course. Upon successful completion of this class, remediation in reading is concluded. There is no restriction on enrolling in ENG 101 for students with this placement.
- RDG101: This is a recommended course only. It is listed as a placement to indicate that students will benefit from additional assistance in reading. It yields 3 credits and is counted as a humanities elective.
- RDG 999: No reading course is required or recommended.
- ENG 001: (ENG 001 is equivalent to 3 credits) Must enroll for this course and upon successful completion, can enroll in ENG 101 if the student's Reading placement is 002 or above. (There is no successor English remedial class after 001).
- ENG 001/ENG 101: Double class, six hours per week, by invitation only to students placing in the upper range in ENG 001. Eligible students will present a letter from the English Department.
- MAT 001: Must enroll for this course and, upon successful completion enroll in MAT 002, the successor course. (MAT 001 is equivalent to 3 credits.)
- MAT 002: Must enroll for this course, and upon successful completion, students are eligible to enroll for a credit level mathematics course by advisement. (MAT 002 is equivalent to 4.5 credits.)
- MAT 003: This is not found as an initial placement score. However, if students took MAT 003 and received a "U" grade, a MAT 003 placement will be indicated on the test score page. Upon successful completion they will be eligible to take a credit bearing math course. (MAT 003 is a four session per week course (6 contact hours) and a 6 credit equivalent.
- MAT 100: Students select credit level mathematics MAT 100, 101, 102, 109 or 118 in consultation with advisor.
- MAT 111 or 112: Only appears if the student placed into the course by taking the College Level Math (CLM) test. (MAT 112 placement allows student to take MAT 122.)
MEANING OF ACADEMIC STANDING CODES DISPLAYED ON A TRANSCRIPT
- A = Good Standing, may enroll for up to 17 credits or the equivalent.
- B = Good Standing, limited to 14 credits because of low GPA after first semester.
- D = Academic Probation due to low GPA, may self-register for up to 11.5 credits. Those who wish to be advised must see a counselor from the Center for Educational and Retention Counseling (CERC). located in Building M, Room 19. Please call for hours at: 516.572.7141.
- Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Scenario I: Incomplete applicant due to missing high school or college transcript or other document. May register for full-time but not eligible for financial aid. Scenario II: Student interested in taking courses, but not working towards a degree. These student's are restricted from taking courses that require pre-requisites. Scenario III: Student has prior coursework from another college, would need to show proof of pre-requisites courses.
- Visiting Student. Scenario I: Previous summer school student. This student must re-apply to the College in order to become a matriculated student. Scenario II: Visiting full time student from another college. Attends by special arrangement with our Admissions Office.
- J = Academic Dismissal: Student may not attend until officially readmitted. Refer students to the Assistant Dean of Students' Office, College Center Building, Room 314.
- K = Academic Dismissal: Remedial. Student did not pass a remedial class after a third attempt or failed all three BEP academic courses after the first attempt. Refer students to the Director of Placement Testing, located in Building U.
SPECIAL PERMISSION PROCEDURES
- Academically Dismissed (J or K Standing). These students cannot register unless they have already been re-admitted by the Academic Standing Committee. Refer students with a "J" standing to the Assistant Dean of Students' Office, located in the College Center Building, Room 314. Refer students with a "K" standing to the Director of Placement Testing, located in Building U.
- “B” Academic Standing, limited to 14 credits because of low GPA.
- “D" Academic Standing, due to low GPA. These students must make an appointment at the Center for Educational and Retention Counseling in Nassau Hall, Building M, Room 19 in order to register (516.572.7141).
- Students in "A" standing, who request 18 credits must get an approval from an Academic Advisor following advisement. Building U, (516.572.7436).
ADVISEMENT CHECK LIST
- Review the requirements of the student's degree program before advising students.
- Discuss student's goals and plans to get a sense of student's direction (undecided, pre-med, allied health sciences, pre-law, future teacher etc.).
- Check academic standing (status) to determine the maximum number of credits for which a student may enroll.
- Check to see if student needs to complete any remedial course work and put appropriate remedial on the course selection form immediately. Do not give more than 12 to 15 credits to students with remedial including remedial credit equivalents. Restrictions impacting students with required remediation:
- ENG 001 student may not take: AFR 170, 197, No ART History 100, 102, 103, 104, 124, 201, 202, 203, American Sign Language, BIO 109, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Processing (except CMP 100), Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Foreign Languages, Fire Science, HIS 270, Informational Technology, Mathematics (except MAT 001, 002, 003), MDC 101, 102, 130, Philosophy, Physics (except PHY 120), Security Administration, SCI 141
- RDG 001 student may not take: American Sign Language, AFR 140, 141, 143, 170, 197, 200, 201, 203, ART 100, 102, 103, 104, 124, 201, 202, 203, BIO 109, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Processing (excempt CMP 100), Computer Sciences, DAN 101, ENG 101, Fire Science, Foreign Languages, Geography (except GEO 202), History, Informational Technology, Mathematics (except MAT 001, 002, 003), MDC 101, 102, 130, Philosophy, Physics (except PHY 120), Political Science, Reading (credit-level), Security Administration, THR 100, 101, 103, 104, 107, 201
- RDG 002 students may not take: American Sign Language, AFR 143, 170, 197, 200, 201, 203, ART 100, 102, 103, 104, 124, 201, 202, 203, BIO 109, Chemistry, Communication, CRJ 230, DAN 101, Foreign Languages, Geography (except GEO 202), History (except HIS 105, 106, 136, 140, 176, 177, 178, 190, 219, 220, 221, 222, 234), Philosophy, Physics (except PHY 120), Political Science (except POL 111), Reading (credit-level), THR 100, 101, 103, 104, 107, 201
- MAT 001, 002, 003 student may not take: Chemistry, Computer Processing (except CMP 100), Computer Science, EC0 207, 208, Information Technology, Mathematics (credit-level), Physics (except PHY 120)
- Any two remedial courses: Students may not take ACC 101
- Check to see what degree requirements the student has fulfilled and determine what still needs to be taken. Use either the degree tracker sheet (pink AA or blue AS) or the detail Degree Evaluation page from MyNCC.
- Review pre-requisites before recommending a course.
- Review transcript to get a picture of the student's academic experience, areas of strength and weakness, etc.
- Enter courses and alternate courses on the Course Selection Form (alternates are very important for student self-registration).
- Use "Not Applicable to Degree" column in the Course Selection Form if course does not apply to students degree requirements.
- Discuss student's realistic time availability for classes, study, number of hours devoted to work, child-care or other responsibilities so as not to overload student with credits.
- Legibly sign and date the Course Selection Form and make sure the student's name, NCC ID number appear on the form. Give student white copy and return the yellow copy to the department for filing.
- Give the student a "Registration Instructions Following Advisement" sheet to proceed with registration.