Guiding Panthers to Success

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The Guiding Panthers to Success Centers (GPS) provide new and returning Chaffey College students with assistance in registration, unit load planning, logging in and utilization of MyChaffeyView, campus resources, as well as the development and creation of Abbreviated Educational Plans (first year course recommendations). Our current Chaffey College students can also visit the GPS center to check progress on academic goals through an online tool known as "Degree Audit." Many services are provided on a walk-in basis. To start exploring, please call or visit a GPS center.

At the GPS Center a Success Guide can help you:

  • With Orientation
  • Develop an Abbreviated Student Educational Plan
  • Register for Classes
  • Review Major Requirements
  • Review Your Progress on Goal
  • Navigate MyChaffey Portal, MyChaffeyView, and Student Planning
  • Understand Unit Load Planning
  • Learn about Scholarships
  • Connect with Resources
  • Answer Questions

All services available on walk-in basis. NO Appointment Needed. 

 

Contact

Rancho Cucamonga

We consider your health, as well as your education, important and that's why many of our services have shifted online. Chaffey College remains dedicated to serving all students. You may contact us via e-mail at Counseling@Chaffey.edu or click here to speak with a Counseling Staff Member

Charles Prattella, Lead Counselor
Charles.Pratella@chaffey.edu

Elizabeth Villasano
Elizabeth.Villasano@chaffey.edu

 

Fontana

We consider your health, as well as your education, important and that's why many of our services have shifted online. Chaffey College remains dedicated to serving all students. You may contact us via e-mail at Counseling@Chaffey.edu or click here to speak with a Counseling Staff Member

Fabiola Espitia, Lead Counselor
Fabiola.Espitia@chaffey.edu

Triana Castillo, Program Assistant
Triana.Castillo@chaffey.edu

 

Chino

We consider your health, as well as your education, important and that's why many of our services have shifted online. Chaffey College remains dedicated to serving all students. You may contact us via e-mail at Counseling@Chaffey.edu or click here to speak with a Counseling Staff Member

Michelle Martinez, Lead Counselor
Michelle.Martinez@chaffey.edu

Jackie Contreras, Program Assistant
Jackie.Contreras@chaffey.edu

  

Services

Develop an Abbreviated Student Educational Plan 

Go over class options that best meet your educational goals for your first semester at Chaffey College. Learn about major and general education requirements for you goal.

Register for Classes 

Get help navigating the registration system. Learn the different options for registering for classes. See how to access the open class list. Discover all the features including how to pay and how to manage your waitlisted classes.

Review Major Requirements 

Learn what classes are needed for your major. Whether your goal is a certificate, associate degree, transfer or a combination of those goals, you can get help understanding which classes are required.

Get a Progress Report 

Use the New Student Planning tool to run a report and see which requirements you have completed and which requirements remain. You can use the tool to check your progress for associate degrees and certificates.

Understanding Unit Load Planning 

Learn about how to choose an effective number of units to take each semester. Take into consideration study time, work, family and other time commitments as you manage your schedule for each semester. Use our “Unit Enrollment Guide” to get started.

Learn about Scholarships 

Get help finding and applying for scholarships. Explore scholarships available through the Chaffey College Foundation and the Associated Students of Chaffey College. Over $100,000 is given away to students every year,

Connect with Resources 

Gain information regarding transfer requirements, financial aid, scholarships, counseling, universities and applications. Learn what programs and departments are available to help you on your educational journey. Answer Questions Get questions answered regarding; graduation, available programs, registration, transferring, general education requirements, financial aid and much more.

 

Educational Planning at Chaffey

The Guiding Panthers to Success Centers (GPS) provide new and returning Chaffey College students with assistance in registration, unit load planning, logging in and utilization of MyChaffeyView, campus resources, as well as the development and creation of Abbreviated Educational Plans (first year course recommendations). Our current Chaffey College students can also visit the GPS center to check progress on academic goals through an online tool known as "Degree Audit." Many services are provided on a walk-in basis. To start exploring, please call or visit a GPS center.

What does educational planning mean?
It means identifying and then planning out the Chaffey College classes that you will need to take to accomplish your educational goal of completing a certificate, Associate's Degree or transfer to a University. In other words, which Chaffey College courses do you need to take and in what order. An educational plan helps you save time and money by taking the right classes. 

How do I complete an educational plan?
There are numerous ways to complete an educational plan, either through a workshop, visiting the GPS Center, or one-on-one appointment with a counselor. To complete an educational plan, call the Counseling Department to determine which option is appropriate for you. Please call (909) 652-6200 for the Rancho Counseling office, (909) 652-7400 for the Fontana Counseling office, or (909) 652-8001 for the Chino Counseling office.

Which educational plan is right for me?

  1. Abbreviated Student Educational Plan: This plan is created with the help of a Counselor and/or GPS Success Guides to determine which courses are appropriate to enroll in during your first semester, which does not outline all the courses needed to reach your degree and/or transfer requirements. To make a counselor approved abbreviated student educational plan you have two options:

    ASEP Planning Workshop – Attend a workshop lead by a counselor. To attend a workshop you need to call the Counseling Department to reserve your spot. This option is NOT available to students with other college transcripts or who have completed more than 15 units.

    Meet With a Success Guide - Go to a GPS Center and meet with a Success Guide to create an abbreviated educational plan. That plan will then be given to a Counselor to approve. The approved classes will be visible in the New Student Planning tool. No appointment is needed to see a success guide, they are available on a walk-in basis. This option is not available to students with other college transcripts or who have completed more than 15 units.

  2. Comprehensive Student Educational Plan: This plan is created with the help of a Counselor to determine the semester by semester courses needed to complete your degree and/or transfer requirements. For this option you must call the counseling department [NOTE: need hyperlink to new URL] to make an appointment. This option is available to students who have other college transcripts or who have completed more than 15 units.

 

Workshops

What is a Workshop?

Workshops are 50- to 60-minute small group sessions that are led by Success Guides and cover a range of topics from orientation to preparing for the assessment test. Space in these workshops are limited, so sign up for your next workshop now.

What types of workshops are offered in the GPS centers?

Assessment Prep Workshop: 
This workshop is ideal for students who have not yet taken the assessment test and those who wish to retake it for a second time to improve their scores.

  • Learn why it is important to study for the assessment test
  • Discover how the test works and what is on it
  • Explore resources to help you study
  • Create your own individualized study plan

 

Scholarship Workshop: 
Learn how to find and apply for free money. This workshop is designed to help inform students on where to find scholarships, and the different types of scholarships that are available.

Explore Chaffey's New Student Planning Tool: 
Maximize on the convenience of your New Student Planning Tool! In this workshop you will get step by step details on how to use tools which include: My Progress, Plan & Schedule, Course Catalog, Test Summary, and Unofficial Transcript. You will also have an opportunity to get hands on experience!

Academic Success Workshops:
This workshop is for students on first level probation, who receive a letter inviting them to attend an Academic Success Workshop. Students will learn what it means to be on probation, what resources are available to help them regain good standing, and how to incorporate the keys to success in their educational journey.

Registering for a Workshop

Rancho Cucamonga:

 
For more assistance, call 909-652-6466 for the Rancho Cucamonga center, 909-652-8120 for Chino and 909-652-7460 for Fontana.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Step 1: Submit a Free Chaffey College Application

You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days that will include your Chaffey College ID number and instructions for logging into the MyChaffey portal.

Email Admissions and Records

International Students must complete a secondary application through the International Students Center. Please contact us for more information.
Email International Students Center
International Students Center Website

  1. Apply for Financial Aid

You may be eligible for free tuition and other financial assistance including grants, work study, and scholarships. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students who qualify under AB540 can submit the Dream Act Application

Chaffey College School Code:  001163
Email Financial Aid
Financial Aid Website 

  1. Complete New Student Orientation and Placement

New Student Orientation is designed for both new and returning students to help integrate you into the campus community and college life.  By providing information on student services and resources for success, Chaffey College welcomes and supports you as you begin your educational journey.

Complete your New Student Orientation online now.  

Email Counseling
Counseling Website

Placement Process
Fill out a Placement Assessment Form.  Please allow 1 business day for the Placement Results to be emailed to you.

Note: You already have access to register for the following:

  • English 1A (Freshman Composition)
  • Math 25 (College Algebra)
  • Math 4 (Math Concepts for Teachers)
  • Stat 10 (Elementary Statistics)
  • Scsci 10 (Social Science Statistics)
  • Acctgfs 30 (Personal Finance)

If you would like to schedule an online appointment with a counselor, please visit our Student Support Hub and follow the instructions below. It is best to use Chrome as the browser.

  • Click to enter Canvas (second option)
  • Enter your Chaffey ID and password
  • Click Student Support (left side)
  • Click Online Counseling

You can either schedule an appointment or chat with a counselor.

If for some reason you cannot enter the site through Canvas, you can also enter by registering as a Guest:

  • Click on Guest Registration (last option)
  • Click Register and enter your information and create a password.
  • Reenter the site, click Guest Registration and enter your user name (email) and password.
  • Choose any counselor, click Schedule Meeting and complete the information.

You can also chat (quick 10 - 15 minute) with a counselor by clicking Knock on Door.

Email Placement Center
Video Link for Further Assistance

  1. Create an Educational Plan

After completing Orientation and Placement you will need to develop and Educational Plan with your Counselor in order to help you reach your academic and career goals. This Plan should be developed during your first semester of attendance and maintained throughout your enrollment at Chaffey College.

You may schedule an appointment with a Counselor through the Student Support Hub using the instructions above in #3-Placement Process.

  1. Receive Your Registration Date

Your registration date and time will be available through the MyChaffey portal under the Self Service QuickLinks approximately two weeks before the start of registration for the term.  Please contact us with any questions.

Email Admissions and Records

  1. Pay Enrollment Fees

Enrollment fees can be paid through the Student Payment Center in the MyChaffey portal

Once you have registered for classes you will have 10 calendar days to pay fees prior to the start of the semester. If you register less than 10 days before the first day of instruction for the semester, your payment is due the day before the semester begins. All classes will be dropped if payment is not received by the deadline. Exact dates can be found on your Registration Receipt (available in the portal) or the Schedule of Classes.

Enrollment fees can be paid online using your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.  You may also pay by check made payable to Chaffey College and mailed to Chaffey College Cashier’s Office, 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737.

Email the Cashier’s Office
Cashier’s Office Website

  1. Attend First Class Meeting

It is important that you attend your first class meeting.  Students who do not attend the first class may be dropped by the instructor for nonattendance.

It is ultimately your responsibility to drop any classes you no longer wish to take. You will be responsible for payment of all fees due for any class not dropped by the published refund deadline.  Deadlines for short-term classes vary, so please check your Registration Receipt for exact dates.

You may access your Registration Receipt by logging on to the MyChaffey portal and selecting the My ChaffeyVIEW link.  Next, select the blue “Students” box, and you will find the link under Payment Information.

Most classes require textbooks.  Textbooks are available through the Chaffey College Bookstore and may be purchased online at books.chaffey.edu.

A student will receive a preferred registration date by completing the orientation, assessment, and educational plan.

For first time users, the user name is the student’s first and last name initials. The password is the student’s 6-digit birthday mm/dd/yy.

The student will be prompted to create security questions. An example of a security question can be: What is my favorite color? The answer must be at least 5 characters long. Make sure to click on the save button after selecting the security questions.

Students will then be required to create a new password. The password must be at least 8 characters long.

If a student already created an account and can’t access the portal, they can email support staff at portal.staff@chaffey.edu

Any student registered in a credit class will be assigned a Chaffey email account. Once the account is created the student will have access to that account via MyChaffey portal.

When you log into MyChaffey Portal you will see the Launch Pad located on the left side of the page. Select the Gmail icon to launch the application.

When you log into MyChaffey Portal, you will see the Launch Pad located on the left side of the page. Select the Moodle icon to launch the application.

Fall semester courses begin in August and end in December, spring semester courses begin in January and end in May, and summer courses being in June and end in July. Please refer to Chaffey’s academic calendar for specific dates. Please review our various academic calendars.

Visit our home page 
Select Catalog and Schedule
Select a term under Schedule of Classes
Select the campus of interest

Log into MyChaffey Portal
Select the MyChaffeyView icon to launch the application
Select the blue students icon
Under Registration select What is My Registration Date?

Log into MyChaffey
Select the MyChaffeyView icon to launch the application
Select the blue Students icon
Under Academic Planning select New Student Planning
Select Student Planning
Select Plan and Schedule
Select Timeline tab

Log into MyChaffey
Select MyChaffeyView icon to launch the application
Select the blue Students icon
Under Academic Planning select New Student Planning
Select Student Planning
Select Plan and Schedule
Select Register/Register All

Note: These steps are for students with an education plan on file. If have not created an education plan please schedule an appointment with a counselor or visit the GPS center. You may also visit the GPS center for further registration assistance. For more registration information please visit the admissions department’s home page.

 

While registering online via the MyChaffey Portal, you may place yourself on the wait list for a class that is closed, provided the option to wait list is available.

Students on the wait list will be contacted via email if a seat opens. Notification is based on wait list rank. Waitlist rank can be monitored through the “Manage My Waitlist” link on MyChaffey VIEW via the MyChaffey Portal.

Once permission to register is received, you will need to log into the MyChaffey Portal and select My ChaffeyVIEW from the launch pad, and select students.

Select the option “Manage My Wait List” on the Student Menu. You may view your wait list rank and use your permission to register on this page by selecting “Register.”

Registration is not complete until you hit SUBMIT.

Students who do not receive email notification may go to the first class meeting to request an Add Code from the instructor. If an Add Code is obtained, the class may be added online by logging into the MyChaffey Portal and selecting Add Code Registration.

 

Courses on your ASEP are recommendations for your first semester to help guide you when registering for courses. You will NOT register in all of the courses on the plan. Select the unit load you believe you can manage effectively.

The GPS Center provides registration assistance to students. However, it is not required for you to register at the GPS Center. You may register for courses using any computer with internet access.

The amount of time it takes to finish both major and general education courses will depend on the amount of units taken in each semester (whether you are attending full-time or part-time), the assessment placement in Math and English, and course availability.

Students can go to general counseling to do a walk-In and review specific program requirements with a counselor. Students can also see a success guide on walk-in for basic information about the programs at any of the GPS Centers. Students can also visit the health sciences webpage and select the program of interest.

It is recommended for all students to see a counselor to create their comprehensive educational plan within their first two semesters. Educational plans help students make sure they are taking the correct classes and stay on track to achieve their educational goal (they are a road map to your future!). Students may also want to schedule an appointment with a counselor to update/ change their majors, get information on specific programs, or if they have questions about their academic progress.

A student can schedule an appointment with a counselor by contacting the counseling department at the campus they wish to see a counselor at:

Rancho Cucamonga Counseling (909) 652-6200
Fontana Counseling (909) 652-7460
Chino Counseling (909) 652-8120

 

Students are recommended to take courses that fulfill their general education requirements and prerequisite courses if their major is not offered at Chaffey College. Please visit the GPS Center or schedule an appointment with a counselor for further guidance.

Fast Track courses are compressed classes that meet for the same total number of hours as a full-term class, but in a shorter period of time (between 6 and 8 weeks, in most cases). Some of the fast-track sections involve two sequential courses packaged together in a single semester, with both the first and second class taught by the same instructor in the same time/day slot. For most of these sections, students can register for both fast-track sections at the same time. Disciplines offering this type of scheduling include accounting, American Sign Language, English, fashion design, mathematics, reading, and Spanish.

Absolutely. Students have the option of enrolling in Fast Track and regular courses during both fall and spring semesters.

How long it will take for you to meet your academic goals depends on the following factors: full-time or part-time enrollment, assessment placement in math and English, course availability and your academic goal (whether you would like to achieve a certificate, associates, or transfer degree). Make an appointment with a counselor to complete a comprehensive education plan to gain a better idea of how long it will take you to meet your goals.

CSUs are more likely to have applied or “hands-on” majors while UCs are known to offer more research-based majors. They also vary in cost, where CSU’s are known to be less costly than UCs. UCs also require students to attend school full-time, opposed to CSUs where students have the option of attending full-time or part-time. For more information regarding transfer institutions please visit the transfer center or email transfer.staff@chaffey.edu.