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April 10, 2014

Spring Break is April 14th - 18th. There will be no classes, but offices will be open.



Admissions Offices Hours for April: 

  • Closed on the morning of April 25th in order for staff to attend an All Student Services meeting.
  • No evening hours during Spring Break, the week of April 14th.

Priority registration determination date is April 7th. Students need to complete their matriculation steps by that date to receive the earliest registration date available to them.  

April Calendar 

  • Last day to drop a full-term class with a “W” grade, date equivalent to 75% of the term for short-term classes. – April 11th
  • Open registration for all students, MyCOM – April 28th


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The month of April is filled with College Fairs and Testing Sessions at high schools and assisting prospective students in the steps toward priority registration. Students who complete the testing process and who meet with a Counselor to develop a Student Education Plan will qualify for priority registration at College Success Saturday, which will be held on May 10th, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. The students and their parents will attend separate orientations, can sign up for campus tours, and actually register for their Summer/Fall classes the same day. Reservations

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Apply now for Financial Aid for Fall 2014/Spring 2015 at FAFSA.

It is still not too late to apply for Financial Aid for the Spring 2014 semester. Be sure you’re completing the correct application. When you log into the FAFSA website, you will see two tabs. If you’re applying for the Spring semester you must complete the 2013/2014 application. If you’re applying for Fall 2014/Spring 2015, make sure you’re completing the 2014/2015 application.

To ensure your privacy and to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the Financial Aid Office must require students to show a picture I.D. before they can disclose personal financial aid information. That means that all students must be prepared to present a picture ID when asking office staff to look them up in their database. In order to expedite services, please have your picture ID card and student ID number ready when you come to the Financial Aid Office. They will also ask additional questions to verify the identity of students who call their office seeking specific financial aid information. These processes are necessary to protect students’ personal information.

Reminder: Update Addresses and Phone Numbers

The address that you put on your FAFSA is not necessarily the address where your financial aid check will be sent, so be sure to update your mailing address and phone numbers in the MyCOM portal or at Admissions and Records to ensure that you receive all communications from the Financial Aid office.

Time cards are due in the Financial Aid office by 4:00 pm on Monday, April 24th for the pay period March 26th - April 22nd. 

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Tour a College or University or Meet with a Representative on Campus

Students are invited to meet with representatives from nearby colleges and universities or participate in an upcoming tour of college campuses. Call 415-485-9671 for an appointment, or drop by KTD, SS 202 and learn about student transfer and career resources.

Representative Visits:

  • Mills College - Monday, April 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., SS Building entrance
  • UC Berkeley - Wednesday, April 9th, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Counseling Office, SS 211. Call 415-485-9671 to schedule an appointment.
  • Golden Gate University - Thursday, April 10th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., SS Building entrance
  • Dominican University - Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., SS Building entrance
  • Western New England University - Wednesday, May 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., SS Building entrance
  • UC Berkeley - Thursday, May 8th, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Counseling Office, SS 211. Call 415-485-9671 to schedule an appointment.

University Tours:

  • San Francisco State - Monday, April 14th
  • UC Davis - Friday, April 25th
  • University of San Francisco - Saturday, May 3rd

Lunch and transportation will be provided by ASCOM.

Transfer Recognition Reception May 7th

The Transfer and Career Center will be hosting its Eighth Annual Transfer Recognition Reception to honor and recognize COM students who are transferring to four-year universities. The event will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at KTD, SS Building, first floor. The evening will begin with light refreshments at 5:00 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 5:30 p.m. to formally acknowledge students. At the conclusion of the ceremony, students, their guests, and COM faculty and staff will enjoy a catered reception. For additional information, please contact Andrea Mann or call 415-485-9671.

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The Annual Healthcare/Dental Career Fair

April 28th, KTD, SS Building, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Employers from the greater Bay Area will be in attendance to provide employment opportunities to COM students, alumni and community members. For more information, please call 415-485-9410. List of Employers

Jamba Juice is Hiring

One Whirld Inc. (Jamba Juice) will be on-campus April 10th to present employment opportunities. Look for Jamba Juice in the main lobby of the SS Building, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jamba Juice’s goal is to hire 10 employees to staff various locations in Marin County.

Free Student Career Day, Job Fair and TV Station Tour – KRON 4, April 12th

This event is sponsored by NATPE Educational Foundation and KRON 4.

Don't forget to check the free online job search provided by COM, powered by NACElink. It has local, national, and international positions available for students, alumni and community members. You may also contact Job Placement Center or call 415-485-9410.

IVC and KTD Hours and Locations

Please call 415-485-9410 to schedule a resume review or individual job coaching appointment.

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Upcoming Discussion Panels

  • Clothesline Project - Wednesday, April 23rd, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby — A Panel Discussion - Tuesday, April 29th, 12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Safe Space Training - Thursday, May 1st, 2:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Check out for books, websites, and movies related to the Students, Safety and Sexuality Series.

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Free On-Campus Tax Preparation at Single Stop

Get  free certified tax preparation services through April 15th.

Also learn about other free services for students, student family members, faculty, and staff such as health coverage information, grocery assistance, affordable housing options, and utility discount assistance, referral information for childcare services, cash assistance, financial advising, and legal consultation. To learn about the many services that Single Stop offers or to become eligible to win a Kindle Fire or backpack full of supplies, stop by the Single Stop office to participate in raffles during the spring 2014 semester. Call 415-457-8811 ext. 7761 to schedule an appointment.

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