WELCOME ALL NEW JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE STUDENTS!
We have created this page to give you quick access to information on our website which we hope you will find useful as you start your CEGEP studies at John Abbott. Below is a short description of the webpage’s content as well as a link on the section title which will take you directly to the page. Click on the title to go to the page.
Academic advisors are here to help you with your course selection, university applications and can give you guidance about your choice of program.
Academic advisors are available to help you Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:30. Academic Advising can be reached by phone at 514 457-6610 local 5290 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about your Program and Courses:
The academic calendar (school calendar) is the calendar for the school year. It indicates the first and last days of classes for each semester, the exam period, holidays, etc.
The student agenda contains a wealth of important and useful information. Student agenda books are distributed during orientation. If you missed orientation or did not get your agenda book, go to Student Activities to get your copy.
BOOKSTORE - BUYING & SELLING YOUR COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS
The Bookstore is located in the Stewart Hall and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (during the summer months it closes at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays). During the peak period (the first two weeks of classes each semester), the Bookstore is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also purchase your books online, avoid lengthy line-ups and pick them up at the Bookstore the following day. You may also search for second-hand books to purchase or to sell by accessing the Bookstore's online module.
This map shows the location and names of all of the buildings and departments.
The course calendar provides information on all our programs and gives a short description of the courses. It also contains information about each program’s structure, explains how credits are calculated as well as provides you with information at the College and our services and policies.
CLASS CANCELLATION LIST
Students can see which classes are cancelled on each day by viewing the Class Cancellation List.
The Info is one of the ways that the College communicates with you. You will find information about activities, clubs, things happening on campus, important information about registration, payment deadlines, etc. You should get in the habit of consulting it weekly.
HOW TO REGISTER
Check out this short visual presentation of how to register for your courses at your appointment time. The Social Science Program has been used in this link however a presentation for each program is available on the Registrar's "Registration Resources" page. Note: For more information on the courses to choose for your program of study, view your progression grid or see the program planner for your program.
If you need help registering for your couses, please contact the Help Line at: 514-457-6610, ext. 5360/5363 or email email@example.com
Each new student was sent a copy of this booklet with their acceptance letter. It is also available online. This booklet has important and useful information for getting you started on the right foot.
All CEGEP’s are required to have a policy which sets out how student achievement will be evaluated. You should become familiar with John Abbott College’s Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Achievement as it sets out how your work will be evaluated as well as your rights and responsibilities as a John Abbott student.
JAC PORTAL LOGIN
The Portal is your access point to all Omnivox online services and class management systems at JAC. To learn how to access these services and for a description of each one, consult pages 5 – 7 of the Important Information for New Students Booklet.
LOCKERS LEARNING CENTRES AND PEER TUTORING CENTRES
Lockers are made available on Omnivox one week prior to the start of classes (on the first day of Orientation). All lockers must be shared by two students. Students must use the assigned College locks only – no personal locks are allowed. Exchange of lockers or locks is prohibited. The College is not responsible for thefts. All lockers must be cleared out by the end of May each year.
There are a number of learning centres and tutoring centres to help you with your studies. Along with your teachers, they are eager to help you with any academic difficulties you may encounter. Be sure to drop by and meet them.
MIO – MESSAGING IN OMNIVOX
Receive and send messages in Omnivox to classmates and teachers. To set up your MIO account, simply click on the MIO link on the left in your Omnivox page and follow the instructions. JAC portal login
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION LETTER
A copy of the registration letter that was sent to all new students via Omnivox. This letter has information on how to register, when fees need to be paid, accessing your schedule, etc.
NEW STUDENT SURVEY
Don’t forget to complete the New Student Survey posted on Omnivox for you. You will find it on the right hand side of your Omnivox page. The survey should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.
Omnivox is the grouping of all online services available to students, faculty and staff and it is accessible via the JAC Portal. A description of each service can be found in the Important Information for New Students Booklet.
All new students who have never attended a post-secondary institution will receive an invitation to attend a half day orientation session in August.
PARENTS’ NIGHT RECAP
In May of every year we hold an information session for parents of newly admitted students. Access the documents that were distributed during the information evening: Parent Update 2013 and Student Services information brochure.
PARKING ON CAMPUS
A very limited number of parking spaces are available on campus. Students must purchase their parking decal on Omnivox as per the instructions that were sent in June.
PHOTOCOPYING & PRINTING SERVICES
The College assigns each incoming student the ability to print 150 copies (one-sided-print) free of charge when their student server accounts are created and, each Fall, will add 150 free copies to the student's existing balance until the student graduates or terminates his or her studies. Click here for more info.
PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION SESSIONS (schedule and sign-up information)
These information sessions are designed to give new students an overview of their program as well as information on how to register for their courses. The 1.5 hour sessions are held throughout the first week of August.
Program planners outline the courses students should be taking in each semester of their studies.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (timetable)
The Schedule of Classes lists all of the available courses for a semester and indicates the days, times and teachers for each section.
Our mission is to do everything possible to ensure your success at John Abbott. We have a variety of services to help you be successful in your studies. These services are supported by faculty,learning centres, academic advising, career and personal counselling student success initiatives, etc.
STUDENTS’ RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
It is important for you, as a John Abbott student, to know your academic rights and responsibilities as outlined in the IPESA.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM (SIR)
JAC officially recognizes the values, skills and competencies that are developed through community involvement.