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Chesapeake sets "Super Saturday" for January 15

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005

Local residents have one more reason to consider Saturdays super.

Chesapeake College will hold "Super Saturday" on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main campus in Wye Mills. The college is offering all the services – academic skills assessment, academic advising, course registration, financial aid information, access to business office and bookstore services, and campus tours – that new or continuing credit students will need to get ready for the Spring 2005 semester.

Director of Admissions Kathy Petrichenko recommends that students can do a few things ahead of time to prepare themselves to take full advantage of "Super Saturday."

Take, or plan to take, the Academic Skills Assessment. Virtually all new students are required to take the test, unless they scored 550 each on the verbal and math portions of the SAT or 21 on the ACT. Prospective students can take the test prior to "Super Saturday" or contact the Department of Student Success and Enrollment Services at ext. 250 to obtain specific testing times on "Super Saturday."

Bring college transcripts. If you have taken courses at colleges other than Chesapeake, plan to bring a copy of all college transcripts. Those transcripts will assist Chesapeake advisors in helping you plan your academic schedule.

Review the Chesapeake schedule of classes ahead of time. Chesapeake College’s Spring 2005 schedule of classes is accessible at www.chesapeake.edu in a real-time environment that shows up-to-date class availability. You will streamline your admissions/registration process if you already have an idea regarding the classes you want to take, or at least the days/times you are available to take classes.

Consider payment options ahead of time. If you haven’t applied for federal financial aid prior to "Super Saturday," you will have to plan on paying for your spring classes and being reimbursed if you are eligible for financial assistance. According to Mindy Schaffer, Chesapeake’s director of financial aid, it takes four-to-six weeks for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be processed.

The college does have a payment plan that allows eligible students to put down an initial 60 percent payment, and pay the rest of their bill in two installments during the spring semester. Payment options include cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).

For more information, please call Kathy Petrichenko at 410- 822-5400, ext. 257.

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