Register for flexible Fall Semester classes at Quick Start Aug. 13-17
Aug. 7, 2018
With Fall Semester classes right around the corner, Nicolet College is a holding a week-long Quick Start event Aug. 13 to 17 where individuals can drop by to complete many, if not all, of the steps necessary to enroll at Nicolet.
Individuals can stop by anytime from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Red Oak Center on the Rhinelander campus.
“Quick Start really streamlines the enrollment processes,” said Nicolet College Career Coach Joe Haferman. “A lot of people are busy and this is a pretty efficient way for people to register for classes.”
Fall Semester start Monday, Aug. 27.
At Quick Start people will be able to:
- Meet with a Career Coach to discuss career options and the various academic paths available to train for a career.
- Talk with an Academic Advisor to register for classes and set up a class schedule that fits in with other responsibilities.
- Complete the Admission Application.
- Learn about financial aid and start the financial aid application process.
- Learn about payment plans the college has available.
Individuals looking to enroll at Nicolet for the first time should also bring their high school or college transcripts, if available. If not, Nicolet staff will be on hand to help students retrieve transcripts electronically. There’s often a fee to do this, so a credit or debit card will be needed.
Students who have previously attended Nicolet and are looking to continue their education at the college can also sign up for Fall Semester classes during Quick Start.
To make college possible for people with jobs and families, the college has rolled out the highly-flexible, self-paced Nicolet My Way format for several academic program. The new model combines open lab times with instructors and online classes.
“This allows students to essentially create their own class schedules,” Haferman explained. “They complete the coursework at the times that fit around their lives.”
The college’s Welding program started the Nicolet My Way format this past January. The Information Technology will adopt the new structure this fall.
In addition, the college’s Business Management and Accounting programs are now offered entirely online. Other academic programs at Nicolet are expected to implement Nicolet My Way in 2019.
Students in Nicolet My Way programs also work through the curriculum at their own pace. Instead of earning college credits by passing a 16-week, semester-long course where all students move through the curriculum at the same rate, this new model takes that same curriculum and breaks it into smaller chunks, known as competencies.
Once students have proven that they’ve mastered one competency, they move on to the next. When they’ve demonstrated proficiency with all of the required competencies, they are awarded college credits and ultimately a college degree.
Nicolet My Way programs also offer multiple start dates throughout the year, not just at the beginning of a traditional semester.
“An added beauty of Nicolet My Way is if a student happens to prefer the more traditional structure, they can put together a schedule that closely resembles that,” Haferman explained.
Click here for more information about academic programs available at Nicolet, including those offered in the traditional lab and classroom format, visit nicoletcollege.edu or call the college at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039: TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711 relay.