The Top Ten Reasons to be a Matriculated Student at Central Maine Community College
What is the difference between a matriculated and a non-matriculated student? Does it really matter?
Yes! A matriculated student is someone who has applied for and been accepted into a certificate or degree program at the College, has been assigned an academic advisor, and is eligible to apply for financial aid. Non-matriculated students may sign up for classes after matriculated students have first been given the priority for selecting their classes; non-matriculated students have not been admitted, are not eligible for financial aid, and register for their classes on their own without an academic advisor.
Here are our top ten reasons to become a matriculated student:
10. You are eligible to live in college housing on campus.
Only matriculated students can live on campus and enjoy the many advantages that enhance their educational experience, from quick access to classrooms and campus facilities, to having meals prepared for them.
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9. You will receive important communications from the College.
Now that you have identified the goals for your education, CMCC can contact you with important information to assist you with meeting those goals! The College uses a student email system as well as an emergency notification system.
8. You could qualify for tutoring through the TRiO Student Support Services Program.
The TRiO program provides a variety of free services for students meeting specific eligibility requirements. Services include academic advising, tutoring, cultural activities, and workshops and programs for study skills and time management.
7. You can register for the First Year Seminar.
One of the academic support services offered specifically to liberal studies and general studies students is the LER 100 First Year Seminar Course. This course helps first-year students adjust to college life by offering tips and lessons that are designed to make college students successful.
6. You can utilize the Advantage U program and Transfer Advisor services.
As a general studies or liberal studies student, you can participate in the free Advantage U program, which gives students an additional advisor to assist them in selecting courses that will transfer more easily into a baccalaureate degree program at one of Maine’s universities. This advisor will also assist you with the coordination of all application materials needed for acceptance at your next college or university.
5. You can register for courses before they become open to the public.
Matriculated students enjoy priority in registration; they can register a full month in advance for spring classes and up to four months in advance for fall classes – before registration opens to the public! There are also many courses that are only open to matriculated students (for example, nursing and automotive classes).
4. You are assigned an advisor to help you select courses that best fit your needs.
Once you complete the admissions application process and have been admitted into a degree or certificate program, you are assigned an advisor who will work with you during your time at the College. Thinking of transferring to a baccalaureate degree after you take your courses at CMCC? Your advisor can help you choose electives that will transfer more favorably into your program at your next college or university.
3. You can set up a payment plan when registering for classes.
Matriculated students may choose to set up a payment plan. This interest-free plan divides your bill into four equal payments (with a $35 service fee added to the first payment). Non-matriculated students must submit full payment at the time of registration.
2. You could qualify for financial aid.
Matriculated students may apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for grants (which you do not have to pay back), student loans (which require repayment), employment on campus, and some scholarships. Financial aid programs require a student to be matriculated and most programs require the student to be enrolled for at least six credits per semester.
1. Your degree or certificate program requirements won’t change on you!
In order to graduate from a degree or certificate program, you must be admitted into a program of study. Once you are admitted, you have a contract with the College for the program requirements listed in the College Catalog for that academic year. Changes in program requirements that are made subsequently will not apply to you, provided that you have maintained your matriculated status.
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