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CARES Day

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Congratulations on your acceptance to Rosemont College!
The first step in beginning your college life at Rosemont is attending a CARES Day (College Advising and Registration for Entering Students).
An opportunity to meet key departments on campus and receive a preliminary copy of your fall schedule. For those who need to complete placement testing, options and instruction for that task will also be available.
 

Register Here

Welcome to Rosemont.
“Moodle” is the name of the Online Learning Management System that is provided by Learning House
Inc. and used by Rosemont College for all online courses and programs. It will also be used by all Faculty
to post the Syllabus for all courses that are taught at Rosemont. Your first experience with Moodle will
be provided by completing the Math and Writing Placement Exams.

  • When you first Log in to Moodle you will be requested to do the following:
    -Change your temporary password. When your User Profile is set up in Moodle, an email
    will be sent to your rosemont.edu mail account containing your User ID (Student Number), a
    temporary password, and login instructions.
     -Agree to “Terms of Use”. You will be required to agree with the Site Use Policy, in order to
    continue.
    -Moodle “Tour”. You will be presented with an optional tour of Moodle’s features

 

  • Once you have logged in, you will see the course code for the placement test “201810RPL0100”, listed
    under “My courses”.

services/academic-support/cares-moodle-directiions/1

  • Click on the course code and the following page will be displayed:

 

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MATH PLACEMENT TEST

  • When you click on the Math Placement Test, you will be required to complete an identification
    process using Acxiom.

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  • After verifying your identity, you can continue to complete and submit the Math placement exam.

WRITING PLACEMENT TEST

  • Click on the Written Placement Test to begin the written assignment.

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  • You will be presented with a page that contains guidelines and instructions for your written
    assignment. Scroll down and read the instructions carefully. You can then proceed to complete and
    submit your written assignment.

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Contact one of our Coordinators of Advising and Student Academic Support and we can help assist you.

 

Kendyl Oliver

Coordinator of Advising & Student Academic Support

P: 610.527.0200 x2385 Kendyl.oliver@rosemont.edu

 

Christy Leigh

Coordinator of Advising & Student Academic Support

P: 610.527.0200 x2399

Christy.leigh@rosemont.edu

All paperwork sent to your home from the Office of Student Life

Photo I.D.

$25.00 for ID Card (Cash or Money Order only)

You will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Financial Aid and Student Accounts and it is strongly encouraged that you know/bring your FSA ID and Password with you to CARES Day

Traditional Undergraduate College

Transfer credit will only be awarded for work completed at an accredited post-secondary institutions or ACE approved training program or official score reports from a nationally recognized standardized exam (like AP or IB).

 

Transfer credit will be awarded only for courses in which the student earned a grade of C (2.0000) or better.

 

The College will determine the acceptability of credits and reserves the right to determine whether transfer credits are applied to general education requirements, requirements within the major, or elective credits.  

 

Pass/fail courses and developmental/remedial courses are not eligible for transfer.

Different institutions utilize different credit systems and academic calendars.  As such, courses completed at an institution utilizing a quarterly academic calendar will be converted to credits on the semester system.

 

In order for a course to transfer, Rosemont must have a comparable department.  Courses taken in departments outside of Rosemont's course of study, will not transfer.

 

Courses evaluated as transferrable will be transferred as equivalent to a specific Rosemont course (when possible).  If no equivalent course exists, the course may be transferred as general credit.   If a student later decides to repeat that course at Rosemont and credit was given, the transfer credit will be forfeited since courses cannot be repeated for credit.

 

Military Credits: Transfer of credits for military courses offered by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army Reserve, National Guard and Air Force will be considered upon receipt of notarized transcripts for courses that have American Council of Education (ACE) credit recommendations.


Matriculated Students should send their official transcripts to the Rosemont College Registrar's Office for evaluation. 

Official transcripts can be mailed to:

Rosemont College
Office of the Registrar, Attn: Transcripts
1400 Montgomery Ave
Rosemont, PA 19010

If your previous institution offers electronic official transcripts, you can have them emailed to registrar@rosemont.edu.

 

Transfer Students

Students transferring from a two-year institution (community college or junior college) may transfer up to maximum of 66 credits required for a baccalaureate degree into their undergraduate program of study at Rosemont College. 

 

Students with an Associate’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution who have earned at least 60 credits will be granted junior status and will be permitted to transfer any additional coursework up to a maximum of 66 credits. At least half the credits for the major must be taken at Rosemont.

 

Students transferring from a four-year institution (college or university) may transfer up to maximum of 90 credits required for a baccalaureate degree into their undergraduate program of study at Rosemont College.  At least half the credits for the major must be taken at Rosemont.

 

Test Credits

Rosemont College awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. 

 

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams should be taken before graduating from high school. 

 

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for official test results to be sent to the Registrar's Office.

 

Grades are not awarded for test credit and test credit is not reflected in the cumulative Rosemont grade point average. 

If test credit is awarded and represents a prerequisite for an upper-level course, the student is exempted from the prerequisite course.

 

If students take a course at Rosemont that they received transfer/test credit for, the transfer/test credit will be removed.

 

Test credits are awarded after the student has been accepted to Rosemont College and is applied toward the total number of credits necessary for graduation.  A student with 30 Advanced Placement credits may be granted sophomore standing. 

What is FERPA?

FERPA requires that federally funded institutions, under programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education, comply with certain procedures with regard to disclosing and maintaining educational records. FERPA was not enacted to preclude the disclosure of educational records simply because the records identify a student by name; rather, it was designed to protect the student’s educational information and status as a student. Parents should understand that their rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a postsecondary school at any age.

 

Who is a student?

According to FERPA, a student is an individual who is enrolled in and actually attends an educational institution. The regulations provide that attendance includes, but is not limited to, attendance in person or by correspondence. Individuals who “attend” classes but are not physically located on a campus are also students, thus including those who attend classes by video conference, satellite, Internet, or other electronic information and telecommunications technologies.

 

FERPA prohibits the disclosure of a student’s “protected information” to a third party. This disclosure is prohibited whether it is made by hand delivery, verbally, fax, mail, or electronic transmission. Disclosure also includes the provision of access to the educational institution’s career center database of student resumes.

 

What information is protected?

FERPA classifies protected information into three categories: educational information, personally identifiable information (PII) and directory information. The limitations imposed by FERPA vary with respect to each category.

 

Personally identifiable information can only be disclosed if the educational institution obtains the signature of the student on a document specifically identifying the information to be disclosed, the reason for the disclosure, and the parties to whom the disclosure will be made.  Examples of PII include: student’s name, date of birth, student ID or SSN, and other information which can be used to distinguish an individual’s identity in relation to academic records.

Educational information cannot be disclosed without prior approval of the student. FERPA defines “education records” as “records, files, documents, and other materials” that are “maintained by an educational agency or institution, or by a person acting for such agency or institution.” This includes transcripts, GPA, grades, social security number, and academic evaluations, and records that pertain to an individual’s previous attendance as a student of an institution.

Directory information can be disclosed by the institution without consent.  Directory information is defined as “information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.” This includes such items as a list of students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers, and also includes a student ID number (which includes electronic identifiers) provided it cannot be used to gain access to education records. Directory information, however, does not include a student’s social security number nor can the social security number be used to confirm directory information. If a student decides to “opt out” of the disclosure of directory information, the “opt out” continues indefinitely.

 

What does the release cover?

Rosemont College cannot provide information about a student’s academic records, including performance in a class, grades, or registrations to a third party without written consent by the student.  Information will only be provided after the identity of the third party is verified.  Student can revoke FERPA consent at any time.  

More Info

 

The Rosemont College Department of Information Technology supports the College’s mission statement by integrating technology throughout the instruction.

 

The iWayhttp://iway.rosemont.edu – is the portal through which students, faculty and staff access information including course registration, personal academic and financial aid information, Business office information and grades.

 

Office 365http://email.rosemont.edu – Rosemont offers all matriculates students a Rosemont.edu email address. All Rosemont College electronic communication with students uses this address. Students are expected to check campus email for important announcements, and to respond accordingly.

 

Rosemont College Olinehttps://rosemont.learninghouse.com – For the convenience of our students, Rosemont College offers a range of study options, including web-assisted and fully online courses. The online platform is called “Moodle”.

 

E2Campus – www.E2campus.com/my/rosemont - is a self-signup service that provides emergency notification system by sending text messages and/or email messages directly to your phone. This service is also used to provide weather- related information including school closings or delayed opening.

 

Problems? – helpdesk@rosemont.edu – email the helpdesk to receive help with any technical issues you may be experiencing.

More Info

Identification Cards and Parking Permits

 

All enrolled Rosemont Students are required to have a valid college-issued photo identification card while in any Rosemont facility, for access to campus buildings and events, and for student discounts at various vendors and throughout the student’s enrollment at Rosemont College. ID cards can be obtained by campus security located in the lower level of Cardinal Hall. You will have your picture taken on CARES day for your ID card and will receive your ID card during orientation.

 

Parking permits for all vehicle registrations are also obtained and registered through the Office Public Safety. Applications for parking permits must be completed, with valid proof of insurance, driver’s license, and vehicle identification. Rosemont ID and parking permits are not transferable. Loss or theft of cards/permits must be reported immediately to Public Safety.

Living on Campus

The Office of Residence Life's mission is to create, innovate, and enhance a positive community for all students by cultivating an environment that supports their wellness and education outside the classroom. The entire Residence Life staff is committed to providing a home away from home.

 

If you want to get the most out of your college experience, consider living on campus. About three-fourth of Rosemont students live in one of our five residence halls, which offer single rooms (upperclassmen), doubles and suite- style living.

 

The residence halls are your home away from home. You will develop long life friendships, and enjoy the many opportunities on campus and in nearby Philadelphia.

 

Each residence hall is equipped with a security access card system. To access your residence hall, you will use your ID cards. Laundry, kitchen, and vending facilities are available for student use in every hall. In addition, most rooms have their own sink for convenience and privacy.

 

Residence Life Rules and Regulations

Residence Life policies and procedures can be found in the Student Handbook.

 

Within the Rosemont College Student Handbook you will find information that discusses policies, procedures, and expectations of you as a student. The Student Handbook also represents the obligations that we as a College have committed to in order to maximize your success, so it is your responsibility and your right to read the information provided thoroughly.

 Student Handbook Community Code of Conduct PDF Document

 

Meal Plan

All students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan, which is included in the housing rate. There are three meal plan options. Students must contact dining services to select a meal plan. If a meal plan is not selected, students are automatically given the 14 meal option. Please refer to the dining hall Services brochure for specific plan options. Questions should be directed to Geoff Hollingsworth, Director of Dining Hall Services (x. 3934). All changes must be submitted by the Add/Drop deadline.

Meal Plan for Residents

Meal Plan for Commuters

ADA/Special Housing Accommodations

Rosemont College accommodates students with disabilities who have satisfied admissions requirements for its various courses of study, in accordance with the requirements of the Rehabilitation ACT of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In order to apply for ADA accommodations, students must submit documentation of the request (IEP and/or letter from physician outlining diagnosis and plans for long-term care) to the Dean of Students Office. Students who require ADA accommodations are required to meet with the Dean of Students of Rosemont College within two weeks of the start of classes. The Dean of Students serves as the College’s Section 504 Coordinator and will work with all appropriate parties to document and facilitate necessary accommodations.

 

Troy Chiddick, Dean of Students, can be reached at deanofstudents@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200 ext. 2400 or on campus at Good Counsel, Room 105.

 

If you require any accommodations at CARES Day, please contact Student Academic Support at 610-527-0200 ext. 2372.  In order to receive special accommodations, documentation must be submitted to the Dean of Students in advance. 

 

Post-Graduate Success

Rosemont helps both students and alumni succeed by offering the best academic preparation including real-world experiential learning. The Office of Post-Graduate Success, a group of dedicated experts, provides the resources and guidance students and alumni need to reach their professional goals.

 

Rosemont College's core curriculum requires all undergraduate students to participate in an experiential learning program. All Rosemont undergraduate students are required to complete at least one of the four experiential components as a requirement for graduation.

 

Internships

Students experience day-to-day activities of a career, develop networking opportunities, and establish industry contacts.

 

Service Learning

Incorporates classroom content with service projects to fulfill a community's needs. This experience enhances both the community and the student's awareness of their impact.

 

Undergraduate Research

An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Students perform a thorough analysis expanding their knowledge outside the classroom.

 

Study Abroad

Offers students the unique opportunity to travel, live, and immerse themselves in another culture. This immersion changes students' perspectives and broadens their outlook of the world.

More Info

The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of Main Building. Our office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You are welcome to email your questions to finaid@rosemont.edu or you can call us at 610.527.0200 x2221. Our fax number is 610.526.2971.

Our financial aid staff is committed to helping you navigate the sometimes complex terrain of the financial aid world. Starting with you, individual attention is our highest priority.

In our effort to make Rosemont accessible to all students, we are proud to offer financial aid to all qualifying students. We encourage students to complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid to determine his or her eligibility for financial aid. Details on student’s individual financial aid packages can be found through the iWay, Rosemont's internal site for registered students, or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Completing your FAFSA early will expedite the processing of your financial aid.  If you are a Pennsylvania resident, then you must file the FAFSA before May 1st in order to receive consideration for a state grant.  If you are a Delaware resident, then you must file before April 15th in order to receive consideration for a state grant. After we receive your FAFSA and you have been admitted to the College, you will receive a financial aid award letter in the mail indicating the types and amount of aid you qualify for, along with information on how to accept these awards. Your award letter will also notify you of additional information needed to complete your financial aid file or to resolve any issues with your FAFSA.

Student Account Letter for CARES PDF Document

Register Today:

Fill out my online form.

Upcoming CARES 2018 Dates you can choose from:

Mon., July 16th –

Regular Day CARES

Tues., Aug. 7th –

Regular Day CARES

All of the CARES Days will be held in McShain Science Building Auditorium/Rotwitt Theater, students should plan to attend from 8:30-2:30pm.

You will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Financial Aid and Student Accounts and it is strongly encouraged that you know/bring your FSA ID and Password with you to CARES Day.

Also, don’t forget to take the placement tests PRIOR to attending a CARES day! The placement tests are extremely important to making sure you are registered for the appropriate classes!

 

CARES Day is hosted by the Student Academic Support Center which is integral part of the support and encouragement you will receive to enhance your educational experience. Our center provides a vast array of services to assist you with academic advising, tutoring for your coursework, and navigating through academic policies and procedures.

The Student Academic Support Center includes areas of advising, placement testing and tutorials. Our staff is responsible for registering all first year and transfer students, so it is imperative that you let us know about you! Our center assists students with clarifying educational goals, exploring academic and career options, managing and navigating through academic programs, and course selections.

Often times Rosemont students spend their free time in between classes in the center, and we strive for an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and comfortable. We like to think of our department as an academic hub on campus. It is a place where you will always find a helping hand and friendly face. We are here to help you on your journey to graduation.

Improve your grades! Come and share a night of “Midnight Madness” preparing for midterms and finals, or just stop by to say hello. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Campus Security
  • Leadership and Engagement
  • Student Academic Support Center
  • ACT 101
  • Honors and Bridge Programs
  • Campus Ministry
  • Health and Wellness
  • Library
  • Student Academics
  • Student Life and Residence Life
  • Post Graduate Success
 
Rosemont College Identification Cards - All Rosemont students are required to have a valid college-issued photo identification card to use the college library, for access to campus buildings and events, and to present to college staff, when requested. You will have your picture taken on CARES day for your ID card and will receive ID card during orientation. 
 
Placement Testing – During CARES Day, please be prepared to complete a placement test in MATH and WRITING. If you haven’t already submitted a writing sample or taken the placement test. In addition to if you have any additional AP Credits or College Credits that you would like to transfer please make sure you submit all appropriate paperwork and let the Student Academic Support Staff know in order to schedule your classes appropriately. 
 
Rosemont College accommodates students with disabilities who have satisfied admissions requirements for its various courses of study, in accordance with the requirements of the Rehabilitation ACT of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require any accommodations for this day, please contact Student Academic Support at 610-527-0200 ext. 2372 or email sasc@rosemont.edu.  In order to receive special accommodations, documentation must be submitted to the Dean of Students in advance.
 
As a reminder please RSVP soon as spots fill up quickly and are limited.
Thank you for your prompt response!