March 7, 2014
Free Painless Anonymous STD Testing
The Admissions Office is back to its “regular” evening hours in March.
The Admissions Offices will close early on Friday, March 21st for a monthly Staff Meeting.
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.
During the month of March, the Outreach and School Relations team will travel to high schools to inform students about COM programs and services and assist them with applying online, either as concurrently enrolled students or as graduating seniors. The Testing Coordinator will then travel to the high school to administer Math/English Placement Tests as the next step in the process. Students will then meet with a Counselor to develop their Student Education Plan. Upon completion of these key steps, students will qualify for priority registration at College Success Saturday, May 10th, which includes an interactive orientation for students and a separate parent orientation. For more information, students should check with their respective College Career Specialists, email or call 415.457.8811 ext. 7860.
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. Contact Edwin Towle, Single Stop coordinator, at 415.457.8811 ext. 7761 to schedule an appointment.
Mondays – Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Petition to Graduate: Deadline March 14th
The deadline to file an application for graduation for an Associate’s Degree is March 14th. Many transfer students may have already met the requirements to earn an Associate’s Degree from COM. Make an appointment with your counselor to review your coursework to see if you are eligible for graduation and to complete the graduation application.
You may make an appointment with your counselor online through MyCOM, or by calling:
ASCOM (Associated Students of College of Marin)
Masquerade Dance Party
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 Phones
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 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25th for the pay period February 25th - March 25th.
The Annual Healthcare/Dental Career Fair
This event is open to the public as well as students and alumni.
For more information call 415.485.9410.
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.
Please call 415-485-9410 to schedule a resume review or individual job coaching appointment.
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