Oct. 12: CC Newsletter

Check out this week’s CC Newsletter!

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In the newsletter!

Don’t forget that Mental Health and Wellness Week is happening soon! To read each of the day’s events in more detail, read the CC newsletter!

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Scholarship Applications now open!

Scholarship

Students can now apply for a Fall Semester Scholarship!  You can pick up an application form in Student Services or click on the link below for a copy.

Scholarship Application Fall 2018

There are four $1200 Academic Scholarships, 3 for University level students, and one for a secondary level student. Students must be completing at least their 2nd semester of full-time studies to be eligible.

The application deadline is the end of the day on Friday, October 12. Hand in your application to a member of staff in Student Services or e-mail it to ssa@columbiacollege.ca.

World Animal Day at Columbia College

Celebrate World Animal Day on Oct. 4 at Columbia College!
🐯🐺🦆🐢🐙🐠

What is #WorldAnimalDay?

The mission of World Animal Day is to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

Columbia College’s Students for the Planet Club is organizing a booth on Oct. 4th – Main Lobby from 9:30-3:30 pm. Learn why animal welfare matters and get tips on how you can make a difference!

Come to the Main Floor Lobby Photo Booth on Oct. 4th to make a pledge and tag a selfie with your pledge #worldanimalday#columbiacollege_pledge. 🐛

Want to learn more about World Animal Day? Check out this website for more information https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

World Animal Day Winner

Volunteering Opportunity at CC: Peer Tutors

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Looking to Volunteer at Columbia College?
BECOME A PEER  TUTOR

Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2018
Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/od3xsOHxkRN3QdIs2

For more info come to the Learning Centre (Room 411) or email gfloressantiago@columbiacollege.ca

The primary role of the tutor is to offer assistance with academic skills, subjects, and courses by helping the tutee “learn how to learn” on his or her own.

Associate Degree Audit

Attention:  All students planning to complete an Associate Degree

Make sure you have done a Degree Audit i.e. a checklist of the requirements.  A paper copy of the checklist can be found in Student Services (Room 211).

Common mistakes to avoid:

  1. Registering in too many courses for a category e.g. too many Arts courses.  These courses become redundant, cannot be counted to the Associate Degree, and you waste time and money doing them.
  2. Not registering in prerequisite courses first.  Most second-year courses have prerequisites that must be completed first.
  3. Postponing English 099 or 100 too long if you have not received a “C.” You may find that you have to stay one extra semester to complete the 6 credits that are  required.
  4. Postponing Math Science requirements too long for AD Arts e.g. a Lab course which meets 3 days a week.
  5. Not understanding precluded credits e.g. Math 100 and Math 110 count only as one course – 3 credits; Math 111 and Math 113 also count as one course.
  6. Not having a cum GPA of 2.0 – You may have to repeat a course to improve cum GPA. A cum GPA of 1.98 will not get you an Associate Degree.

See a counselor for a degree audit. It may save you problems later.