In advising freshmen, particularly, it will be helpful to study the information provided in the folder: the student's high school background, including course work, class rank, and activities.
The advising folder should contain the following information:
High School Transcript
- Includes course work and levels, grades, class rank, and possibly activities. There is generally a key on the transcript that provides an explanation of codes.
- Located on the inside of the folder.
- Caution should be taken in interpreting these scores. While the SAT scores may be valid predictions of the college grades, some students do not perform well on standardized tests.
- Located on the inside of the folder. This GPA is assigned by the Office of Admissions at Saint Anselm based on courses, high school, etc.
- This is not the GPA assigned by the student's high school; in most cases, it may be slightly lower.
- The student's high school transcript may also have a GPA, assigned by the high school.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Evaluation (if applicable)
- Saint Anselm College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board.
- Students who score a "4" or "5" on the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations may be granted advanced placement and credit in the appropriate subject(s). In certain circumstances, advanced placement and credit may be granted for AP scores of "3."
- This evaluation will indicate the name of the examination, the Saint Anselm College course for which it will exempt/count as, course count awarded, and the requirement it meets.
International Baccalaureate (IB) (if applicable)
- The college recognizes credit earned through the International Baccalaureate (IB) for appropriate scores (5, 6, or 7) on the Higher Level examinations.
- Credit will not be given for Standard Level examinations.
CLEP Scores (if applicable)
- Applicants who have completed examinations under the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) may receive advanced placement and credit if the scores are acceptable to the college.
Blank Advising Conference Record
- Advisors should take notes of their meetings with their advisees.
- Keep a record of just the facts. Take notes of decisions that were made and why. It will help you remember important information.
- Keep in mind, the student has the legal right to inspect the transcript and any official correspondence in the advising folder in the advisor's presence.