By ELLY GRIMM
• Leader & Times
For incoming freshmen to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, there will soon be an easy way to get enrolled early in classes.
The next All Saints Day will be on Thursday, June 5, and incoming students will have the opportunity to enroll in classes, take part in a short orientation and take the Compass Test if they need to.
For those who are taking the Compass test, which covers reading, writing and math, they need to arrive at 8:45 in the Hobble Administration Building and check in before the test starts at 9 a.m. The test helps the academic advisors enroll students.
Aly Call, the admissions and recruiting coordinator at SCCC/ATS, says the All Saints Days are incredibly convenient because the new students can get everything done in one day.
“The best thing about the All Saints Day sessions is that it’s a set date where you can get enrolled in classes and the sooner you can come to an All Saints Day the more likely you’ll get to enroll in the classes you want,” she said. “The other good thing is that you can get everything done in one day instead of trying to schedule two or thee different visits to the college just to hand in all of the paperwork or get enrolled.”
For those students not taking the Compass test, they need to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to be there for enrollment that begins at 1 p.m. There will be a short orientation featuring speakers such as people from the financial aid office, the dean of student services and counselors. During the orientation, they will learn how to log into and use their MyCampus accounts and they will also be matched up with academic advisors so they can enroll.
“Other benefits would be that if you haven’t had a chance to see our campus already you can also get a campus tour that day and get to see it and get to see the dorms,” Call added. “The All Saints Days in the middle of the summer are just as busy as the ones at the beginning of the summer or the very end of the summer, so you get more one on one I guess if you do come to one of the ones in June or July.”
After Thursday’s All Saints Day session, there will be five more sessions that students can attend: June 24, July 8, July 17, July 31 and Aug. 5.
“We’re excited to see everyone over the summer,” Call said.