There are lots of things going on on campus, have you heard?
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.