San Diego City College will host its sixth annual Student Success Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 24. The Counseling, Admissions, Outreach, and Instructional departments, in collaboration with student support programs, created the event for first-time college students who have no prior college experience.
Student Success Day is structured to ensure students receive the information needed to choose the right classes to start their college career. A Resource Fair provides the opportunity for students to learn about the numerous student support programs available, and the Educational Planning Sessions allow to students to meet with their counselor to develop a two-semester educational plan. Students can also ask questions regarding classes for their major, what to do if they are undecided about their career, how to register, financial aid, and other concerns.
“Graduating from high school is a time of joy, excitement and opportunity for young students,” said Roberta Krauss, M.A., first year services coordinator. “However, anxiety about their future can keep them from celebrating such a milestone in life. The transition from high school to college can be a very challenging and confusing time, so this event is geared to eliminate some apprehension and fear.”
Parents are also welcome, and orientations for them are available in English and Spanish. Last year, 780 students attended two Student Success Days and this year more than 1,000 students are expected. A second day is scheduled this year for July 29, but it’s recommended that students attend on June 24 for best registration dates and times.
“The more informed students are about the college process and services, the higher their success rate in achieving their goals” said Acting City College President, Denise Whisenhunt. “We look forward to Student Success Day each year.”