College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
NSO Staff
New Student Orientation/CLUE
Kafele J. Khalfani, Director
Division of Student Affairs

Location: North Administration Bldg (2A), Room 208
Phone: (718) 982.2529
          (718) 982.2596
Email

New Student Orientation
 Securing Your Spot at SPLASH

The mandatory two-day SPLASH: CSI’s New Student Orientation is the last step of the enrollment process at CSI. Students must complete all the necessary steps of the enrollment process in order to be eligible to register for SPLASH. Students are strongly encourage to review the steps below, which will lead students through the enrollment process and become eligible to register for SPLASH. If you need assistance, contact the Office of New Student Orientation/CLUE at 718.982.2529 for guidance.

STEPS FOR SECURING YOUR SPOT AT
SPLASH: CSI’S NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

1. ADMISSIONS

In order to attend the mandatory two-day SPLASH, students must have been accepted to the College of Staten Island and have submitted their Admission Response Form/Commitment Deposit to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, informing the Office about their intentions to enroll for the upcoming semester. 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 applying to CSI, the Admission Response Form/Commitment Deposit, and proof of high school graduation, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 718.982.2010 or visit building 2A, room 103.

2. TESTING

All new students entering CSI must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics through a series of CUNY Skills Assessment Tests prior to SPLASH. Some students may satisfy this requirement by achieving the necessary scores on the Regents, ACT, or SAT exams, or with college-level English and math courses (transfer students only). Students will automatically receive a testing appointment in the mail from CSI or another CUNY school. Students should try their best to make their first scheduled appointment, as it will impact their ability to enroll.  The Office of Academic Support offers a variety of workshops and self-study materials for newly admitted CSI students who need to take the CUNY Assessment Tests.  In addition to the workshops, online reference materials are available for students who choose to prepare for their initial assessment tests on their own.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSIONS/REMEDIATION POLICY for NON-EXEMPT STUDENTS
The outcomes of the CUNY Assessments Tests may impact students’ admission status and enrollment at the college.  Please be aware of the following enrollment requirements:
For students admitted for a Fall Semester, who have failed

  • parts 1 & 2 of the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics are required to complete CSI's free July Math Immersion program prior to enrolling at the College.
  • the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (parts 1 & 2) cannot participate in Immersion. These students must enroll in and complete at least one semester of the CUNYStart program and pass one or more of the Assessment Tests in order to enroll at the college.
  • the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading and Writing but have failed one part of the Mathematics Test must enroll in and complete Reading and Writing Immersion in the July and August sessions. Upon completing Immersion, these students must have passed the Reading and Writing Assessment tests in order to enroll at the College and must register for and complete Math 020 in the semester following Immersion. Students who have not passed both must enroll in CUNYStart.

    Students who have failed the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading and Writing but have passed at least one part of the Mathematics Test and decide not to enroll in Immersion must enroll in CUNYStart.

In addition to the above policies, students admitted for a Spring Semester

  • who passed the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading and Writing but failed Mathematics (parts 1 & 2) must enroll in basic math in Winter Immersion.  If they pass, they must enroll in and complete Math 020 in the spring semester.  If they do not pass, or choose not to enroll in Immersion, they must enroll in CUNYStart and cannot enroll at the College.
  • who have failed two of the three CUNY Assessment Tests (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) must enroll in and complete at least one semester of the CUNYStart program and cannot participate in Immersion.

Students should retrieve the results of their CUNY Assessment Tests in person with a valid photo ID from the College Testing Office in building 1A, room 104. When a student has satisfied their admissions and testing requirements, and they are in compliance with the College’s remedial policy, a student becomes eligible to register for SPLASH. For additional questions regarding college testing, please contact the College Testing Office at 718.982.2380.

3. THE IMMERSION PROGRAMS (FOR STUDENTS WITH REMEDIAL NEEDS ONLY)

The Immersion Programs are intensive workshops which provide an opportunity for students who need to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics to receive tuition-free instruction during the summer and /or January intersession. Students are placed into the immersion programs based on their performance on the CUNY Assessment Tests. Students may be required to register for an Immersion Program in order to then be eligible to register for SPLASH. However, students must be enrolled in a program first before becoming eligible for SPLASH depending on the remediation policy criteria. Students, who are enrolled in immersion programs, must not miss class instruction to attend SPLASH. Students will register for a SPLASH session that does not conflict with their class instruction through the Office of Academic Support, once they are enrolled for immersion. Students are encouraged to act quickly in reserving their seat for an immersion program in order to ensure their ability to enroll at the College and for SPLASH. For additional questions regarding immersion courses, registration for an immersion program, and the college remediation policy, please contact the Office of Academic Support in building 1L, room 117, or call 718.982.3964.

4. REGISTERING FOR THE MANDATORY TWO-DAY SPLASH: CSI’S NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Once students have satisfied their admissions and testing requirements, and if applicable, have enrolled in the appropriate immersion program, incoming students are then eligible to register for SPLASH. Students will receive an email invitation to their VIP account, which is setup through the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Students are strongly encouraged to make sure there VIP account has been established, and are actively checking their account throughout the enrollment process in order to receive their notification to register for SPLASH. For questions regarding the VIP account, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions in building 2a, room 103, or call 718.982.2010. Students can register for SPLASH through their online invitation and using their EMPLID, which will be provided to the student in their invitation. Students will then be able register for any open SPLASH session. Students must make an appointment in order to attend. The two-day mandatory SPLASH is an opportunity for students to become engaged with the College community and includes advisement and registration for their first semester of classes. Students must complete the mandatory two-day SPLASH in order to enroll for the upcoming semester. Students who miss their NSO appointment cannot be guaranteed a new appointment as it is subject to availability and space. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that students make their best effort to attend their scheduled session. When a student has completed their appointment for SPLASH, a confirmation email will be sent to the student’s provided email address with a checklist of what to complete prior to your SPLASH session. For additional questions regarding the SPLASH program, registering for a SPLASH session, or changing a scheduled appointment date for SPLASH, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation/CLUE in building 2a, room 208, or call 718.982.2529.