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

Monday and Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 909-652-6446
Email: counseling@chaffey.edu

Success Guides

Success Guides Success Guides Success Guides
Leslie Dominguez Alexandra Ortega Lorena Chavez
Patrice Horton Ali Espinoza Magali Gonzalez

 

Counselors

Counselors Counselors
Charles Pratella Julie Law
Eduardo Aldas Anthony Giammalva
Rema Ghazaleh Erika Mendoza
Cindy Shum Teresita Vargas
Fili Mitchel Kirk Collins

 

 Fontana

Monday and Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Phone: 909-652-7460
Email: counseling@chaffey.edu

Success Guides

Success Guides Success Guides Success Guides
Craig Aguillard Cherie Batterson Aaron Byrd
Carissa Cardenas Rachel Drake Brenda Guardado
Jacquelyn Henry Ryan Hogan Monique Huerta
Claire Luevanos Barbara Merkley Kahadda Poston
Karina Rodriguez Heather Sanchez Ivette Valeriano Rodriguez
Sarai Velasquez Malena Vitela  

 

Counselors and Support Staff

Counselors Support Staff
Athena Corrales, counselor Fabiola Espitia, counselor
Joan Godinez, counselor Nicole Mendoza, counselor
Jackie Perez, apprentice Sheila Scott, counselor
Joe Vallejo, program assistant  

 

Chino

Monday and Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 909-652-8120
Email: counseling@chaffey.edu

Success Guides

Success Guides Success Guides Success Guides
Logan Ackerman Mayra Chacon Alexa Filatoff
Chriscelle Gonzalez Azadeh Iglesias Ilsa Odin
Daniel Ortiz Todd Pollara Patricia Reynoso
Kristina Soken Sharaya Tran Danielle Trejo
Elsa Valdivia Katherine Zevallos George Zou

 

Counselors

Counselors Counselors

Rocio Garcia

Michelle Martinez

Nicole Ramos

Gracie Retamoza

Lucy Serrano

Janice Sewell

 

 

New Student and Veterans Orientation

Orientation 

Orientations instruct new and returning students on how to receive a prioritized registration date, and reviews student services available at Chaffey College (Disponible en Español).

New Student and Veterans Orientation

Chaffey College Orientation for Student Veterans 
Chaffey College offers new student orientations for veterans. The Chaffey College new student orientation for veterans are held in the Rancho Cucamonga campus only and provide general college information about the college along with information regarding your GI Bill.

Chaffey College Orientation for Veterans

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

1. What are the necessary steps to get started at Chaffey College?

Step 1: Submit a free application online.

Students can visit the admissions and records office at the Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana or Chino campuses for additional assistance.

Rancho Cucamonga: (909)652-6600 
Fontana: (909)652-7400 
Chino: (909) 652-8000

Step 2: Attend the Chaffey College new student orientation

This hour-long orientation prepares new and returning students to be successful at Chaffey College.

To schedule a date for the orientation, visit the orientation web page or call:

Rancho Cucamonga GPS Center (909) 652-6466
Rancho Cucamonga Counseling (909) 652-6200
Fontana GPS Center/Counseling (909) 652-7460
Chino GPS Center/Counseling (909) 652-8120

Step 3: Receive placement

Placement will determine what classes you should take in mathematics and English. Chaffey does not accept assessment scores from other colleges/universities.

To schedule an appointment to receive placement, visit our placement page or call:

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

Step 4: Create a Student Educational Plan

First time students can create a student educational plan in the GPS Center with the assistance of a success guide on a walk in basis during hours of operation. Returning students with 15 or more units and/or external transcripts can make an appointment with a counselor in general counseling. Students with external transcripts must have their transcripts evaluated by counseling prior to making an appointment for a comprehensive educational plan with a counselor.

To make an appointment with a counselor, student can call one of the numbers below:

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

2. How do I get preferred registration?

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

3. How do I log in to MyChaffey Portal?

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

4. How do I get a student email account?

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.

5. How do I use my Chaffey Email?

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.

6. How do I access Moodle?

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.

7. When do classes start?

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.

8. How do I know if the class I need is offered in the Summer/Fall?

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

9. When is my registration date?

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?

10. How do I view my educational plan?

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

11. How do I register for classes?

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.

12. What if the classes I need are full? How do I get on the waitlist?

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.

13. Do I take all the courses on my ASEP in one semester?

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.

14. Do I come back to the GPS Center on my registration date to enroll in classes?

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.

15. Can I finish my major and general education courses in 2 years?

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.

16. Where can I find information about Nursing Programs?

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.

17. When do I see a counselor?

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

18. What classes do I take if my major is not offered?

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.

19. How does Fast Track work?

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.

20. Can I take regular courses with Fast Track courses?

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

21. How long is it going to take me to finish school?

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.

22. What is the difference between a CSU and a UC?

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.

Rancho Cucamonga
SSA-120 – First Floor
(909) 652-6233
transfer.staff@chaffey.edu

Chino
GPS Center CHMB 240

Fontana
GPS Center FNFC 121