Orientation

Welcome

Congratulations and welcome to SUNY Broome! This online orientation is designed to give you the information you need to leave you feeling confident on your first day on campus.  Our mission at SUNY Broome is to provide a quality educational experience to a diverse population, offering all the opportunity to identify their potential, and to realize life goals. Let us help you start realizing your goals now!

A few things to help you get started:

  • It should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete all 8 sections.
  • There are several links within each section to direct you to the appropriate website should you require more detailed information.
  • Kindly fill out the form in the last section; we would love to hear what you think!

 


Academics and Study Abroad

SUNY Broome’s student-centered, highly-rated degree-granting programs in Liberal Arts, Business & Public Services, Health Sciences, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math prepare you for employment or for easy transfer.

We offer unique and exciting educational opportunities that not only educate you but leave you feeling inspired!  Stop by our Study Abroad office or look through our online catalog to discover where a SUNY Broome education can take you!


Using the MyCollege Portal

This section is designed to assist you in gaining confidence using the Mycollege portal.

The SUNY Broome myCollege portal is your gateway to…

  • Course registration
  • Grades
  • NY Alert
  • Communication with faculty
  • Payment of tuition and related fees
  • And more!

Enrollment and Advising

Academic advising at SUNY Broome is a joint effort between our teaching faculty and our professional advisors.

If your acceptance letter states that you are required to take a placement assessment,contact the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment.  Assessment results are used by advisors to place you in the appropriate courses based on your ability, so take it seriously and do your best!

**If you are waived from the assessment, you may contact your advisor for an appointment.

What else do you need to know about advising?  See our key tips below!

  • Prior to making an advising appointment, be sure to read through your acceptance letter thoroughly.
  • Meet with your advisor early and often!
  • Maximize your appointment by thinking about your academic and career goals.  Do you intend on transferring to a four year school or are you seeking immediate employment after graduating from SUNY Broome?
  • Consider the other commitments you have, such as family or work, as they could impact not only the amount of credits you will take but also how you build your schedule for the semester.

Lastly, as a student over the age of 18, your privacy rights are protected by FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


Financial Aid

Considerable financial aid is available at SUNY Broome Community College, and the Financial Aid Office helps students through the financial aid process.  Any student accepted into a degree or certificate program and taking one or more classes may apply for financial aid.

  • If you have missed the SUNY Broome FAFSA submission deadline, please contact Financial Aid right away.
  • SUNY Broome’s federal school code is 002862.
  •  Financial aid is linked to your course load.  Consult your academic advisor or a financial aid representative before you make changes to your schedule.

Many students wonder why they were chosen for verificationApproximately 30% of all applicants are chosen for verification by the federal processor. Applications are chosen both at random or because the application does not meet specific audit criteria that have been established. You can also be chosen by the financial aid officer that is reviewing your application for a variety of reasons. To reduce the possibility of being chosen, be sure to answer all questions on the FAFSA application with accurate information (for example: don’t round all numbers, use zero if the answer does not pertain to you, etc.).

Check the SUNY Broome calendar often to be aware of important deadlines.  Remember, you are responsible for your finances!


Student Services

SUNY Broome offers many services to support you as you work towards your academic and career goals.  These services are free of cost to current students!  From A-Z, we’ve got you covered!

  • The BC Childcare Center offers licensed childcare, located on SUNY Broome’s main campus, for children 6 weeks through 5 years old.
  • Counseling Services assists students with personal and mental health concerns, career and life planning, academic issues, transfer college information, and the transfer application process.
  • The Disability Services Office assists students with a documented disability to obtain the accommodations and support necessary to help them achieve success.
  • Educational Opportunity Program is a New York State Program geared towards students who meet certain academic and economic eligibility. A host of support is provided to those that qualify.
  • Health Services offers a variety of health-related services to all SUNY Broome students.
  • The Job Placement Center offers assistance with writing your résumé, fine tuning interview skills, and preparing for an interview.
  • The Learning Assistance Department provides free academic support in all subject areas through the Writing Center, Math Lab, Tutoring Program, Testing Center, and Supplemental Instruction Program.
  • Trio Student Support Services  is a federally funded program designed to help first generation, low income, and/or disabled students achieve educational success and earn a credential or associate’s degree and transfer to a college or university for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Veterans Services is proud to support our service men and women.  Contact them to learn more about the variety of services offered to support our veterans.

Stop by any of the offices mentioned here; we would love to meet you!

Campus Life

Feeling connected to the campus community can truly enrich your experience at SUNY Broome.  Explore clubs, sports, and service learning opportunities to expand your horizons and meet new people!

Get involved!

  • Thinking of playing a sport?  Visit the SUNY Broome Hornets homepage and find out what everyone is buzzing about!
  • Are you looking to meet people that share similar passions?  Take a look at our extensive list of clubs and organizations.

Did you know that your SUNY Broome ID card serves as a free pass to ride BC Transit? Getting to campus has never been easier!  Make sure you obtain your student ID card prior to the start of the semester by contacting the Public Safety Office.

We can’t wait to have you on campus!


Are you interested in living on campus? Starting in the Fall 2014 SUNY Broome will be offering on-campus housing.  For more information, visit our Student Housing webpage.

Online Education

SUNY Broome offers a wide selection of online courses and fully online programs, which can be found at SUNY Broome Online.  SUNY Broome has been a pioneer in distance education since 1997 and is proud to have been selected as one of the flagship campuses for the Open SUNY initiative.


 

For more information about online study and support at SUNY Broome, please visit:  www.sunybroome.edu/online 

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