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North Lake Gets an Update

College Revamps Fall Registration

IRVING, Texas- Enrollment for North Lake College’s fall semester began June 12, 2012. As the number of students registering continues to grow, NLC Academic Advising offers several new solutions for improved student service.

Their latest undertaking: Group Advising. Available to students entering college for the first time, group information sessions will begin in August. Director of Academic Advising De’Aira Holloway hopes the new format will allow North Lake to more effectively serve incoming students. “It’s already very busy here,” says Holloway, “but the last two weeks before school begins it is even more so. We are preparing now.”
 
The college is also changing up New Student Orientation (NSO). Hosted by the office of Student Life, the event’s focus will shift from registration to student involvement on campus. Assistant Director of Student Life Beth Nikopoulus says the main goal of NSO will be showing new students how to become successful students. “Statistics show students are more likely to graduate when they are involved in campus life,” explains Nikopoulus. “This is the stitching. We have a few weeks when they are new to get them involved in something.”
 
North Lake’s scheduling choices are also changing this fall. Known for flexible course offerings such as Hybrid classes and Flex Term, NLC now has a new option: the Four-Day Schedule. Allowing students to enjoy Fridays off, The Four-Day Schedule respects the idea of a three-day weekend while saving students money on commuting.
 
“I try to do my classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” says NLC student Emmett Miranda. “…The classes are a little longer, but I’d rather get all my classes done two days than waste my gas by coming all week.”  Eliminating Friday classes also benefits working students like Sebestian Bentick and Alicia Hinkle who plan to fill their weekday off-campus with additional work hours.
 
To register for classes, visit http://www.northlakecollege.edu/schedule/Pages/default.aspx.
North Lake’s office of Academic Advising is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
 
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