New Student Orientation
SPLASH: CSI’s NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION CHECKLIST
WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO ATTENDING YOUR SCHEDULED SPLASH SESSION
Students will also be asked to submit proof of their high school graduation prior to the first day of classes. Students should have their final high school transcript, official AP test scores (from College Board) and official college transcripts for courses taken while in high school mailed directly to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. If a student is still currently in high school, they must submit proof of their high school graduation as soon as it is available. For additional questions regarding proof of high school graduation, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 718.982.2010 or visit building 2A, room 103.
2. MEDICAL RECORDS
Students are required to hand in their immunization records in order to register for classes. Students must provide proof of 2 doses of measles, 1 dose of mumps, 1 dose of rubella, and 1 dose of meningococcal vaccines. Students may opt to sign the meningitis refusal form instead of receiving the vaccination. Students should complete the Immunization Certification Form prior to their scheduled SPLASH session in order to avoid any delays with their class registration. It is recommended that students submit their completed forms at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled session or earlier. Students under the age of 18 require a parent signature on the form. All completed forms need to be submitted to the Health and Wellness Center in building 1c, room 112, or faxed to 718.982.2966. Please be advised that students will be stopped from registering for classes until the Health and Wellness Center receives the student’s immunization forms and has cleared the student to continue with the registration process. If a student is scheduled to attend SPLASH, but does not have their immunization forms completed, students may still attend their session, but will not be able to register for classes at SPLASH, and will be required to register for classes at a later time after the forms have been submitted. For additional questions regarding medical records, the immunization certification form, or acceptable records to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 718.982.3045.
3. FINANCIAL AID
Students who are interested in applying for Financial Aid should do so online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Parents and students should use a federal PIN number to sign their FAFSA. If a student needs a PIN #, go to Federal Student Aid PIN. Do not forget to complete the New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) after completing the FAFSA. CSI has a Student Service Center where students and parents may make an appointment to file the FAFSA on the Web. To make an appointment, call 718.982.2601. For Information on Federal Direct Loans please click here. There will be Financial Aid representatives available at SPLASH to address any concerns with financial aid, federal direct loans, and any other questions regarding the application process. For additional questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid in building 2a, room 402, or call 718.982.2601.
4. FAST TRACK TO LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Students enrolled in an Associates in Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Art, Communications, Dramatic Arts, or Music must demonstrate intermediate competency in a foreign language as part of their degree requirement. If applicable, students may register for any of the following foreign languages at the beginning level: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish. For students with prior knowledge of a language, it suggested students participate in the FAST TRACK to language proficiency. With the FAST TRACK, students may finish the language requirement more quickly, be exempt from foreign language, and/or enter more quickly into language minors and majors. Graduates of high school in a non-English speaking country are exempt from the language requirement. The FAST TRACK placement exam is administered by the Modern Languages Media Center. Students will need their EMPLID in order to take the exam. Students may find their EMPLID in their email invitation through their VIP account. For additional questions regarding the FAST TRACK to language proficiency, the foreign language requirement, information regarding the exam, or register for an exam, please contact the Modern Languages Media Center in building 2s, room 114, or call 718.982.3711 or contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures in building 2s, room 109, or call 718.982.3700.
5. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
Students with documented disabilities or temporary injuries, who may need special accommodations for SPLASH, must contact the Center for Student Accessibility at least one week prior to their scheduled session. For additional questions regarding accommodations or setting up accommodations for SPLASH, please contact the Center for Student Accessibility in building 1p, room 101, or call 718.982.2510.
6. CSI STUDENT HOUSING
Being a part of CSI’s residential community is more than just having a place to sleep each night. Roommate(s) and neighbors could become lifelong friends. As students interact with other CSI students they will have the opportunity to learn about people who are different than them and, in the process, lean more about themselves. In addition, living on-campus will help students be a better student, since they will have easy access to important campus resources, such as academic advisors, tutorial centers and labs, the writing center and the library. All enrolled full time students attending CSI or any CUNY institution, who are in good standing, are eligible to live in CSI Student Housing on a first come, first served basis. Students who are interested in living on-campus or learning more about student housing, should visit the Student Housing website here.
Kick the Commute – stay on campus during Orientation for a discounted rate! 2 nights, all meals, t-shirt, and activities all for $99/person. For more information about this package, visit the Student Housing website here