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Comprehensive Academic Orientation - is required for all new, dual enrollment and transfer students. Students meet with their counselor, advisor or workforce advisor for the first time during Academic Orientation. Academic Orientation addresses academic planning and course sequencing, AA transfer (articulation) degrees, AS degrees and college credit certificates. It also addresses the many resources available to students including: financial aid, Smarthinking, Blackboard, Degree Works, Career Coach, Academic Support Centers and student success workshops. Students needing additional assistance meet with a member of the Counseling staff immediately after Academic Orientation. Students register for classes during Academic Orientation.

Program/Workforce Advising - Workforce provides resources to assist students with getting started in and completing A.S. degree and certificate programs. Stay on track and develop a plan to complete your program in business, computer science, criminal justice, nursing, allied health or a variety of other specific programs.

Career Counseling Services - Career Counseling provides assistance in locating free computerized career guidance programs, discussions on major and career choices, assistance in locating print and online resources for career research, personality and interest inventories, and assistance with resume writing and interviewing.

Initial Placement Testing - Academic Advisors secretaries will assist students in scheduling any required or desired placement testing.   

Disability Coordinators - The Disability Coordinators will ensure access to accommodations for those students determined eligible. Students must report to the campus Disability Coordinator at the beginning of each semester. Special assistance is available with orientation, registration, academic planning, and equipment. In addition, specialized services are available to students whose disability prevents them from participating fully in classroom activities. The College provides services relating to student academic success; transportation and personal services are the responsibility of the student.

Tutoring - SJR State offers all students free tutoring through the on-campus Academic Support Centers. Tutoring is available in all subject areas including math, writing, the sciences and more. Open computer labs are also available.

Not on campus? SJR State also offers online, on-demand, tutoring. Smarthinking provides tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students may work one-on-one or in real-time with a tutor using virtual whiteboard technology- no special software is needed. Students have access to a Smarthinking account with 300 free minutes for tutoring use. Additional minutes can be purchased by the student if needed.

A variety of academic success workshops are offered via SJR State Black Board. These workshops include: Memory Retention, Mind Mapping, Note-Taking Skills, Organization, Test-Taking Skills, Time Management. A Black Board Orientation is also offered to assist students with accessing the workshops.

QEP logo Quality Enhancement Plan - Conquer Math - To further its mission to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence and scholarly achievement through high quality instruction, SJR State has developed a comprehensive Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Conquer Math.

Conquer Math will improve student learning and student success in Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), a gatekeeper course facing high withdrawal, low success, and low levels of achievement in student learning outcomes. The purpose of Conquer Math is to improve student learning in Intermediate Algebra to prepare students for continued success in subsequent courses