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IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A CENTURY
WOOD DUCK!
Welcome to Century College! We are happy to have you as part of our
Wood Duck community. The orientation team is excited to have you on
campus and can’t wait to tell you about all of the support resources,
clubs, and activities available to you as a Century College student.
We know that you will have a wonderful experience here! Throughout
your Orientation Session you will have the opportunity to meet with
an advisor for assistance with course selection, register for classes,
and hear about important information that will help you start your first
semester off successfully. We look forward to helping you today!
Inside This Issue:
Page 3 - Life Outside the Classroom
Page 4 - All About Money
Page 5 - Financial Aid
Page 7 - Technology at Century
Page 9 - Deals and Discounts
Page 11 - Student Resources
Page 12 - Registration Guide
STAY UP TO DATE!
CHECK YOUR CENTURY EMAIL
Want to know what’s going on around campus?
Read the Wood Duck Weekly!
Check your Century email every Monday for important announcements,
upcoming events and deadlines! Look on page 8 for information on
setting up your email account.
Century College is a member of Minnesota State. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.
This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.773.1745 or emailing access.center@century.edu.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Books Available
July 27
Tuition Down Payment Arrangement
August 10
Students who register on or after August 10, will need to make
a payment arrangement by August 30. Students registering
after the first week of the semester should make arrangements
as soon as possible. Students registering late will not be
dropped for non-payment and will be held responsible for their
tuition and fees.
Classes Begin
August 24
Last Day to Add Classes
August 26
Last Day to Drop Classes
August 28 (see Refund Policies for late start courses)
Welcome Week
August 24 – 28
Fall Session II Begins
September 21
Student Success Day
September 22
Final Tuition Due
September 30
Education MN – No Classes
October 15-17
Fall Session III Begins
October 19
Veteran’s Day – College Closed
November 11
Thanksgiving Break – College Closed
November 26-28
Last Day to Withdraw
Varies – check your course schedule for date
Finals Weeks
Varies – check with instructor
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LIFE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
There is a lot to do on campus both in and outside the classroom!
Century encourages all of its students to get involved and find their inner Wood Duck!
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
Attend the Student Activities Fair during Welcome Week in the Fall and Spring semesters! Century offers over 30 different
student clubs and organizations for you to choose from! Student club representatives will be available to answer any questions
you have about their organization and how to join.
If you have any questions about joining a student organization, visit the Campus Life website, or stop by the Club Center
room W1210.
CHECK OUT WELCOME WEEK EVENTS!
It’s a great day to be a Wood Duck! The first week of every semester Century hosts events and activities to welcome students
back and acclimate them to campus. It is called Welcome Week. There are opportunities to win prizes, and of course get
that Wood Duck belly full. All events are free for students, so please come and get involved! Look for more information and a
schedule of events your first day on campus!
INTRAMURALS AND RECREATION AT CENTURY
Century provides great opportunities for students, along with faculty and staff, to participate in sports and recreational
activities. Throughout the year, students can join in on basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, fishing, badminton, indoor soccer and
many more sports.
Century College’s Outdoor Recreation Center offers a variety of sport and recreation items. Most items are free of charge to
use/rent for students, faculty, and staff with a Century College ID. Stop by the Connection W1205 to reserve your items today!
Following is a sample list of items:
• Golf Clubs • In-Line Skates • Snowshoes • Sports Equipment (soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, disc golf set, etc.)
• Lawn Games (Bocce Ball, Croquet, Horseshoes, Badminton, Volleyball, etc.) • Camping Equipment (backpacks, fishing
equipment, sleeping bags & pads, tents, coolers, etc.) • Canoes and Kayaks
If you have ideas, questions or comments regarding intramurals or outdoor recreation, please contact Chris Yahnke at
651.779.3322 or stop by the Intramural Office at W1205.
DUCKS LEADERSHIP
An engaging and exciting program, our outdoor initiatives program provides experiential learning opportunities for our students
and employees.
A trained facilitator tailors specific activities to your group, which may include icebreakers, problem solving, communication,
low-ropes challenges and conflict resolution.
This program also utilizes the woods on the south side of West Campus. Some of the activities are permanent; others will be
set up using the natural surroundings.
DUCKS Leadership is offered for classes, departments, clubs, and programs for an hour time frame for a whole day. We will
create opportunities to develop student and employee leadership.
For additional information visit the Ducks Leadership website or stop by the Student Club Center on West campus lower
level Room 1210.
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ALL ABOUT MONEY
MAKE A PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT BY August 10
Now that you have registered for your classes, it is important that you meet the down payment deadline to hold your classes.
You can arrange for the payment of your tuition and fees in any of the following ways:
• Paying out of Pocket:
- Make a down payment of $300 or 15% of total owed (whichever is less)
- Can do this online in eServices or at the Business Office, west campus
- Sign up for an automatic payment plan, NBS E-Cashier (Nelnet)
- Need to make the down payment and additional fees
• Financial Aid:
- Make sure Century has received your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Check in eServices for either a green check mark or red stop sign
• Someone Else is Paying:
- Submit a Third Party Billing Authorization to the Business Office – Workforce Center, Employer, Veteran’s Benefits; or
- Outside Scholarship – submit information to the Business Office
Please Note: PSEO students must submit the Minnesota Department of Education Postsecondary Enrollment Option form to
the college.
The Registration Cancellation for Nonpayment (RCFN) – the official term for the cancellation of a student’s registration because
the down payment arrangement has not been made. The down payment arrangement due date for fall semester is August 10.
If you register for classes on or after August 10, please be sure to have your down payment arrangement made by August 30
to avoid the risk of having your registration cancelled for nonpayment. If you have questions regarding your down payment
arrangement, please contact the Business Office at 651.779.3278. You can also check your eServices Bills and Payment
page. If you have a green check mark, your arrangements are in place. If you see a red X, you may be at risk of having your
registration cancelled.
NELNET AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PLAN
OPTION AVAILABLE
Easy online enrollment. Monthly payment plan. Flexible payment options.
No interest.
Cost to Participate:
$20 enrollment fee per semester (ACH & credit card)
$30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned
How to Enroll:
Go to century.edu and click on “Cost & Financial Aid”
• Select “Tuition Payment”
Scroll to “Tuition Payment Information” section
• To enroll, log into eServices
The final date to sign up for the Nelnet Payment plan for fall
semester is September 6.
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USING FINANCIAL AID TO
BUY YOUR BOOKS
Fall textbook deferment availability is July 27 – Sept.
4. Financial Aid Textbook Deferments are available to
students who have been awarded financial aid and who
have funds that exceed the amount of their tuition and
fees. Financial Aid Textbook Deferments allow a student to
charge books at the Bookstore up to the amount available
for a Financial Aid Textbook Deferment. The minimum
amount of a Deferment is $100 with a maximum amount of
$750. Charges made against a Deferment will be deducted
from your Financial Aid when it is disbursed.
Prior to attempting to use a Financial Aid Textbook
Deferment at the Bookstore, it is your responsibility to
confirm that there are financial aid funds available for
a Deferment. Following are the instructions on how to
confirm your eligibility:
Go to the Century website at century.edu.
Click on “Login” at the top of the screen to get
to “myCentury”and log in to your portal using
your StarID username and password. On the very
bottom left of your myCentury page is a Textbook
Deferment link that will give you your information.
Once your financial aid award is posted on the website,
it will take one day before the Financial Aid Textbook
Deferment will be available for use in the Bookstore. It
is important that you bring your Century student ID and
your class schedule with you to the Bookstore to get your
Deferment. If your financial aid changes and does not
cover your tuition and fee charges for any reason (including
such things as dropping or adding credits, unsatisfactory
progress, holds, etc.) you are responsible for repayment of
any Textbook Deferment charges. Please note that you do
not need to spend your entire deferment amount. Whatever
you do not spend will be added back to your financial aid
disbursement.
FINANCIAL AID
HOW DO I APPLY FOR
FINANCIAL AID?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT
AFTER APPLYING?
Apply for a Federal Student Aide ID (FSA ID) for you and
your parent (if applicable). You will need this to
electronically
sign your Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Create your FSA ID.
• Complete the FAFSA online each academic year.
Use your and your parents’ (if applicable) tax return or
income information to complete the FAFSA using your or
your parents’ 2018 federal tax return information). Use
the DRT tool to import tax data.
Be sure to put Century College’s Federal School Code
(010546) on your FAFSA application. After applying, your
FAFSA results will be sent to Century College, usually
within a week. Once Century College receives your
application, you will receive an email either requesting
more information or informing you that your Notice of
Financial Aid is ready to view online. You can monitor the
status of your application by logging into your eServices
account (which can be found under Login on Century’s
website) using your StarID username and password or by
contacting the Financial Aid Office.
Your Notice of Financial Aid will show your eligibility
for grants, student loans, and student employment at
the different enrollment levels for the term. If you wish
to borrow some or all of your student loan eligibility,
you must request a loan via eServices on the Loans link
under Financial Aid. Follow steps one through four to
receive a student loan.
All students must have multiple disbursements on their
loans. Please refer to your loan disclosure statement for
your disbursement dates.
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YOUR FINANCIAL AID
After applying for financial aid, be sure to continue to check your eServices for updates to your financial aid application. We will
notify you of any updates to your financial aid status/award by sending you an email, so make sure to check your email often. The
amount of aid you are eligible for is based entirely on your FAFSA and the information you entered on the application. Your award
package is yours, and yours alone. The information requested by our office may not be the same year to year, and may even differ
between family members.
Please be sure to submit any additional information as soon as we request it, as we may be unable to award you financial aid
without it. Also, remember to reapply for financial aid by completing a new FAFSA every year before the start of Fall term, and
report any changes in income/family size accurately.
If you have any questions regarding financial aid, contact Financial Aid staff at finaid@century.edu, stop by their
office on the west campus W2201, call 651.779.3305 or go to century.edu/finaid.
DON’T WAIT! APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EARLY
Due to a high volume of financial aid applications at the start of each academic term, FAFSA applications should be completed
and submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the term start. Students should be prepared to purchase books, pay tuition, and pay for
other start-up costs (supplies, transportation, etc.) without financial aid assistance if FAFSA is not submitted on time.
Complete your 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now by using your 2018 tax return information. Go to the
Federal Student Aid website and be sure to use your FSA (Federal Student Aid). You are strongly encouraged to link your tax
information directly to your FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retreival Tool (DRT) built into the FAFSA. Detailed DRT instructions can
be found here.
IF YOU DECIDE TO NOT ATTEND CENTURY
If you decide to not attend a course(s) at Century, it is YOUR responsibility to drop your course(s) – not Century’s.
You are responsible for the payment of your tuition and fees for all courses not dropped during the first five (5) business days of
the semester, regardless of whether or not you choose to attend the class. Do not rely on the “registration cancellation for
non-payment” process as a way to drop your courses.
If you do not plan on attending registered courses, you must drop them either
through your eServices online or by completing a drop form in person at the
Records Office prior to the 5th day of the semester. Century College does not
drop students for non-attendance.
After the 5th day of the semester, all registered students are financially committed
for tuition and fees. Century does not send out invoices or tuition statements as
that can be viewed online in your eServices under “Bills and Payments”.
Should you have any questions regarding payment of your tuition and fees,
please contact the Business Office at 651.779.3278, or stop by their office on
the west campus in the Main Commons.
USE YOUR FINANCIAL AID AS YOUR TUITION DEFERRAL
OPTION
Your FAFSA can be used as your payment arrangements to hold your classes. Complete your FAFSA now to hold your classes
without making a down payment of cash. Learn more here.
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TECHNOLOGY
AT CENTURY
StarID:
StarID is a single username that you can use to log into any enabled system
across Minnesota State. The StarID format consists of two letters followed by
four numbers, followed by two letters, such as ab1234cd. StarIDs are assigned
randomly due to security issues, any similarity to personal information is purely
coincidental.
StarID is never duplicated and never re-assigned. This means that once issued,
you can use the same StarID every time you visit a participating institution over
the lifetime of your relationship with Minnesota State.
myCentury Student Portal:
It is a single sign-on system
where you can access your
e-mail, free or discounted
software, free computer software
training from Lynda.com,
information regarding printing,
bookstore vouchers, and much
more.
Simply go to century.edu and
login using your StarID.
eServices:
Once logged into your myCentury portal,
locate the eServices tile.
This is where you will:
- Register for classes.
- Change your course schedule.
- View your tuition bill and manage
your account.
- Make a payment.
- Check on your financial aid status.
- View your Degree Audit, grades and transcripts.
- View any holds you may have.
NEED SOME HELP
WITH STORING
ALL YOUR
DOCUMENTS?
Being a student at Century College brings
with it all types of storage options for the
many papers and presentations you will need
to do. The following are some of the storage
options available.
OneDrive – provides students with 1
Terabyte of storage for all your home work
assignments
- Free while you are a student
- Access anytime, anywhere
- Online/Offline personal devices
H Drive – server provided for individual
student storage
- Temporary location for upload to D2L
Brightspace
- Best for use on-campus, shared
computers
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SET UP YOUR CENTURY EMAIL
ACCOUNT BEFORE THE SEMESTER
BEGINS
Email the official form of communication on campus. It is important that you
activate and regularly check your college-provided student email account, so
you can receive up-to-date information from the College, and communicate with
instructors/staff on campus.
Activate your email account prior to starting the semester. You can forward your
Century email to the account you prefer to use and sync it with your SmartPhone
as well! It also offers a wide range of benefits, including 25 GB of free online
storage.
Following are the steps for setting up your student email account:
1. Click on Login, myCentury (if on campus, you will automatically go to your
login, myCentury portal after logging into your computer; if off campus, start at
century.edu, click on Login, myCentury, login using your StarID username and
password).
2. Once you are on your myCentury page, click the “Email” tile on the right side.
3. A Sign-in box will pop up. This is where you need to authenticate your email.
Enter this email address: your StarID@go.minnstate.edu. Next you will need to
enter your StarID password.
4. Select your preferred language and then set the Time Zone to Central Time (US
& Canada). Click “OK” at the bottom of your page when you’re finished. You
now have access to your Century student email account!
5. Your Century email address will be your firstname.lastname@my.century.edu
(for example, woody.woodduck@my.century.edu).
If you have any questions regarding your college-provided student email, please
call the Student Computer Help Line at 651.779.3295 for assistance.
WHAT IS D2L
BRIGHTSPACE?
D2L Brightspace is the online learning
system used by Century. Your instructor
will use D2L Brightspace in any fully
online course, or may use it as a
supplement to your on-campus course.
Whether or not your instructor uses D2L
Brightspace, all enrolled students have
access to D2L Brightspace, including:
• Class list of fellow students
• Instructor’s email addresses
• Classmate’s email addresses
Course listings and materials
(if applicable)
To log into your D2L Brightspace, go to
your myCentury account and click on D2L
Brightspace on the left hand side of the
page. You may need to enter your StarID
username and password if it is your first
time logging into D2L Brightspace.
STAR ALERT
EMERGENCY
NOTIFICATION
StarAlert is a text and e-mail messaging
service the College uses in the event
of campus closures or delays during
emergency events. The StarAlert service
system will automatically sign you up.
You will have the ability to opt-out. For
information on opting out, visit:
www.century.edu/home/public-safety
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DEALS
AND
DISCOUNTS
GET YOUR CENTURY STUDENT ID PICTURE TAKEN
All students will need a Century Photo ID to use the library, fitness center, peer tutoring services, academic resource centers or to
check out game room and recreation equipment at The Connection. Your first photo ID card is free and lost or replacement cards
are $5.00. To get your student ID, bring a copy of your current class schedule and another form of identification to the Records
Office on west campus.
BOOKSTORE GALORE!
The bookstore is your one place to stop to get textbooks, classroom supplies, college apparel, uniforms and more! To stay on top of
what is happening in the bookstore, make sure to like them on Facebook.
One way to help with your budget is to use the bookstore’s comparison textbook shopping. Simply go to the century.edu website,
click on “Students” at the top, go to Academic Success, click on Bookstore and follow the steps for finding the textbooks for your
courses. Each time you select a course, it will show the textbooks you need for that course along with the different options for
purchasing your textbook – new, used, eBook, rental – and if you can find it cheaper somewhere else
.
Keep in mind that you can buy your textbooks either on campus (make sure to have your class schedule and Century student ID
with you) or order them online and either have them mailed to your residence or pre-bundled and set aside on campus for you to
pick up with your Century student ID. No matter how you purchase your textbooks, make sure to do it early before the rush right
before the semester starts! The bookstore accepts cash, check, all major credit cards (except American Express), third
party payments, and Financial Aid Textbook Deferments.
BOOKSTORE
HOURS
The Bookstore is open Monday-Friday, with
the exception of holidays or otherwise posted
Monday–Thursday
7:30 am–6 pm
Friday
7:30 am–4 pm
The bookstore has extended hours
during the beginning of each semester.
Visit their website for more information,
www.centurycollegebookstore.com.
HELPFUL TIPS
Lost & Found – check the bookstore if you have lost anything or if you have found
something and would like it returned to its owner.
• Shop early – avoid the long lines at the beginning of each semester!
Student ID, course schedule and receipts – don’t forget to bring them with to the
bookstore!
Student IDs are required if using a personal check, Financial Aid Textbook
Deferment, and third party payment.
• Course schedules are essential for locating required textbooks.
• Receipts are required for all returns and exchanges.
Book buy back – students can sell back their books at the end of the semester and
the sooner you are able to do that the best chance at getting some money.
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MULTICULTURAL
CENTER
The Multicultural Student Center offers
various programs, events, and services
designed to enrich your campus experience
as well as complement your learning.
They are located on the West Campus,
Room 1220.
TRANSFER STUDENT
SERVICES
The Degree Audit Report provides you information about course requirements
needed to complete your degree or program of study at Century.
Access Your Degree Audit
1. Log in to eServices using your Minnesota State StarID and password.
2. Select Academic Records and then Degree Audit Report.
Your Degree Audit displays:
• Courses and requirements you already completed at Century, including all
Lakewood courses completed prior to Fall 1998.
• Courses and requirements you still need to complete at Century.
• Course options to plan your registration at Century.
• Transfer of credit and courses and their application toward MnTC
completion.
Check how your courses transfer in and out from Century College through
Transferology, a free multi-state online tool for students and advisors, to
determine course equivalencies, program requirements, and applicability of
coursework when transferring.
If you have any questions about credits that you have transferred into Century
College from another college or university, please contact the Transfer Student
Services/DARS Office at 651.779.3908, or stop by their office on the west
campus W2240.
NEED ACCOMMODATIONS?
The Access Center works with students with disabilities and Century College
officials to resolve questions of ‘reasonable accommodation’ and other issues
related to the college’s compliance with disability laws.
An accommodation is a modification or support that gives a student with a
disability an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from Century College.
Accommodations are adjustments to how things are usually done. The purpose
of effective accommodations is to increase a student’s chance for success.
Contact the Access Center by calling 651.799.3354. It is encouraged to have
accommodations in place before the semester begins.
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RESOURCE AND SUPPORT CENTER
Stop by W1490 to learn about a variety of helpful resources. The Resource and Support Center makes connections with community resources
to help you succeed in and outside of the classroom. Current Resources Include: • Food Pantry • Bridge to Benefits Screening*
• Housing Information • Legal Assistance Information • Campus and Community Services • Child Care Resources
* The Bridge to Benefits Screening connects you with applying for
food assistance, health insurance, energy assistance and more!
STUDENT RESOURCES
To help you in your path to success, Century offers many
resources that are free for you to use.
VETERANS SERVICES
Here at Century College, Veterans Services’ mission is to provide you with the
resources and support needed to understand what benefits and resources are available
to you as a veteran student so that you can make informed decisions. Together,
we’ll work to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. For additional
information contact Robert Rivera at 651.779.3218.
Services we provide include:
• Applying for and using your benefits at Century College
• Alternative funding sources
• Getting College Credit for your time in the service
• Veteran Student Life Opportunities
Academic Support Available to Former Active Duty Military Members (free
professional tutoring!)
PREFERRED NAME POLICY
At Century, we are proud to have a Preferred Name policy. A preferred name is a name
that you commonly use that is different from your legal name. Some members of our
community will have a preferred name that better corresponds to their gender identity
than their legal name. Any member of the Century community is able to change their
first, middle, or last name to reflect their preferred name. This is just one of many things
we do here at Century to make sure you feel welcome and affirmed. If you have any
questions about the Preferred Name Policy, please contact our LGBTQ Center Director in
W1214 or our Chief Diversity Officer in E2512.
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
Are you interested in cutting cost and time completing your degree at Century? Do you
know that you can earn college credit for your prior learning, knowledge, and skills?
For more information about Credit for Prior Learning, contact the Transfer Student
Services office at 651.779.3908 or email creditforpriorlearning@century.edu.
LGBTQ CENTER
Century College’s LGBTQ Center is a safe space and resource center for our students and
community members. Visit us in W1216 to meet other LGBTQ students and allies, borrow
movies or books, and learn about the work happening on campus for LGBTQ equality.
CAMPUS SECURITY
Century College is committed to ensuring
the personal safety and well-being of
the entire campus community. Students
can request an escort to their vehicle by
contacting campus security when classes
are in session at 651.747.4000.
Campus safety policies and procedures
can be found online for future reference.
PARKING ON CAMPUS
You do not need a parking permit to park on
the west or east campuses. Leave yourself
plenty of time to find a parking space. The
parking lots can be very busy the first few
weeks of class. It is recommended that you
arrive at least 20-30 minutes before your
class begins. Campus security does monitor
the parking lots and will issue tickets for
parking violations.
This is a child-friendly space!
Hours: Mon.-Thur., 9am – 4pm; Fri., 9am – 2pm • 651.747.4098
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REGISTRATION GUIDE
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT COURSE OFFERINGS
Online courses at Century College may be delivered in one of four different ways:
1. Online-Completely Online with no “Synchronous” Components
This is the most common type of online class. All of the instruction is delivered online without any required meetings on campus.
2. Online – Completely Online with “Synchronous” Components
These courses will have specific times that students must meet online. The registration notes will specify the times or the instructor
will inform you. Often more than one option is offered.
3. Predominantly Online Course
These courses are predominantly online but may have one or two required meetings on campus and/or may have students take
proctored exams with someone supervising. The meetings or exams may not necessarily have to be at Century.
4. Blended Hybrid Course
These course sections are partially online and are also called Blended Online and Campus-Based. A significant portion of the course
is delivered using the internet. The course does have scheduled times that it meets on campus as well. The registration notes will list
the days/times the course meets on campus.
If you register for an online course, it is important that you are able to log into your D2L Brightspace account and check it prior to the
start of the semester. Many instructors will drop students who do not check their D2L Brightspace account within so many days after
the start of the semester (usually the first five days but can be the first day of the semester). To be certain, read the “Notes” section
of the course description on eServices for more information.
Online learning is computer intensive and students enrolled in online courses must be prepared to spend many hours each week on
a computer completing their assignments and contributing to online class discussions. On average, students should expect to spend
three hours on a computer each week for every one online credit they are completing. It is usually not recommended that first time,
first semester students take an online course if they have never completed an online course before. Also, you will need high speed
internet at home to be able to keep up with the assignments for the course. Please keep in mind, online learning is not any easier or
flexible than in class learning.
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REGISTRATION GUIDE
HOW TO REGISTER STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Go to century.edu
Step 2. Click on Login in the upper right corner of the screen to get to myCentury.
Step 3. If you are off campus, enter your StarID username and password. If you are on campus, it will take you right to your
myCentury portal.
Step 4. Once you are in myCentury, click on eServices in the tiles on the right side.
Step 5. This will take you to your eServices dashboard. Click on Courses and Registration on the left side navigation bar.
Step 6. Next, click on Search for a Course to start searching for open
courses. Then choose the semester, subject, course number (if you
know it), and click on Search. Note: to view descriptions and
prerequisites, click on the course title.
Step 7. Once you have selected a course, click on the Add (+) to the left
of the course information. Note: adding a course to your Wish List
does not register you for the course. Continue to Step 8 when all
your courses are in your Wish List.
Step 8.
When you are ready to register, click on Continue to Review My Plan. Check the box next to the course(s) you want and click.
Step 9. Enter your StarID password to complete your registration. Note: you should see a checkmark on the next screen if you
successfully registered for the course(s).
Step 10. To print your schedule, click on View/Modify Schedule on the left side navigation bar. This schedule will give you the
room location along with drop and withdraw dates for each of your courses.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY ORIENTATION SESSION?
1. Pay tuition down-payment by the deadline.
2. Apply/follow-up with Financial Aid.
3. Get your student ID picture taken at the Records office.
4. Purchase books. You can order new and used books online
or buy them in-person at the Bookstore. Bring a copy of
your class schedule.
5. Find your classrooms.
6. Activate your Century email account prior to the start of the
semester.
7. If you are taking an online course, make sure to check your
D2L Brightspace before the semester starts.
8. Attend Welcome Week events.
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REGISTRATION GUIDE
HOW TO DROP/WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE
Note: Before dropping or withdrawing from a course, it is important to talk to your
academic advisor.
Step 1: Follow Step 1 thru 5 of how to register online guide.
Step 2: Click on the view/modify schedule, then click on the “X”, to drop/withdraw the course/class.
• If the drop/withdraw is successful, you will see the check mark and the note Drop/Withdraw Successful.
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ARE YOU READY TO TAKE CLASSES ONLINE?
There are many reasons why you may want to take an online course. Online learning can be a challenging but positive experience
for most students. You’ll be more successful if you’re knowledgeable about online learning before you take a course. To find out if
online learning is right for you, visit Am I Ready for Study? (Checklist for online learning.)
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL
FIRST WEEK ON CAMPUS
Come to campus early. Arrive at least 20–30
minutes before your class begins.
Before the semester starts, walk around campus
so you can locate your classrooms, the cafeterias,
resource centers, restrooms, etc.
Be prepared for class by arriving on time, bringing
your book(s), pen, paper, and folder.
If you don’t understand something or need help
- ask questions! During the first few days of
the semester, staff and faculty greeters will be
available at main entrances on east and west
campus to assist you.
Review the course syllabus for your classes to
determine if your schedule is a good fit for you. If
not, drop the class by the drop date. The class will
be erased from your transcript and you will not be
held financially responsible.
Participate in Welcome Week and get involved on
campus!
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
The Academic Standing and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and
Procedure and the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and
Procedure requires that all students make satisfactory academic progress
towards a degree, diploma or certificate to remain in good academic standing.
The College also believes that students are responsible for their own academic
progress and for seeking assistance when experiencing academic difficulty.
In order to meet these standards, you must have:
1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 (A to F)
scale at Century College; AND
2. A cumulative completion rate of at least 67% of credits attempted
(includes transfer credits).
- The first time you fail to meet the Standards of Academic Progress you
are placed on warning.
- The second semester in which you fail to meet the Standards of Academic
Progress you are suspended from attending and receiving financial aid.
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