Welcome New & Returning Dolphins!

Welcome New & Returning Dolphins. ​​ I hope your first day of school was, or is successful. I wanted to take a moment and introduce (or re-introduce) my blog and myself.

My name is Cynthia County and I am the Retention Support Specialist in Housing & Residential Education (HRE). ​​ My position was created to provide additional support and guidance to student in HRE and/or anyone on campus that needs a little extra help. ​​ What kind of help you ask, well all kinds. ​​ I can help you figure out where to go and who to talk to if you have questions about campus policies or procedures. ​​ I can help you find the right person or office to answer your question or fill out a form. ​​ I can help you figure out what it means to meet​​ Satisfactory​​ Academic​​ Progress, especially if​​ you are​​ on financial aid. ​​ I can help you apply for financial aid,​​ the new application period for 2019-2020 is right around the corner.​​ I can help you figure out how to apply for Tuition and/or Housing Installment Payment Plans. ​​ I can help you figure out how to decide if you can or should change your major. ​​ I can walk you through the process of finding scholarships, both on and off campus. ​​ I can even help you figure out how to know what time the bus shows up on campus so you can take it into town.

Being a student can be crazy, busy and stressful, especially if it is your first year. ​​ However,​​ it can also be fun and rewarding. ​​ I know, I was the student who commuted to school daily, applied for financial aid and scholarships, worked on campus,​​ joined clubs, and was part of EOP & SSS.​​ I lived pretty much in the library,​​ and found time to hang out with friends who became family, I changed my major a couple of times,​​ and​​ I know what​​ it’s​​ like to have one bad semester and what it feels like to appeal and wait for a reply. ​​ ​​ It is all those experiences and the administrators, staff and faculty that helped me along the way and shaped the person and professional I am today. ​​ Because of those experiences and individuals, I am able to help guide and support you in your journey here at CSUCI.

In this age of social media and timely communication, I have created a blog with information that may or may not pertain to you. ​​ Nevertheless, you may know someone who could use the information and knowledge, pass it on. ​​ If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, visit the contact section for more information. ​​