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ALI Spring Party- May 7th

Spencer Hom : April 21, 2015 10:37 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Tropicalal BeachThe ALI Spring Party will be held at Mission Bay Aquatic Center on Thursday, May 7, 4:00-7:00pm. There will be free food, games, and water sports. Sign-up is required, please sign up at the student life table, directly outside the ALI Office, Tuesday April 28 to Thursday April 30, from 11:00AM to 1:30PM. Transportation is also available for $5.

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Join ALI’s new Social Entrepreneurship (SE) certificate program this summer!

Spencer Hom : April 20, 2015 6:18 pm : Semester at SDSU posts
Pre-MBA/Pre-Masters StudentsJoin ALI’s new Social Entrepreneurship (SE) certificate program this summer! This content-based English program is designed for international students with advanced English-language proficiency. The courses focus on solving social problems by using creative entrepreneurial skills. SE students learn about problems in society, current business trends, and innovative social enterprises. They also gain the knowledge, tools, and language resources necessary to create a business that would positively affect social change for the future.
For more information: check out ali.sdsu.edu/se 
or email Kelly Shah, SE Program Director, at kshah@mail.sdsu.edu

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Spencer Hom : March 10, 2015 4:32 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Grand CanyonALI Community Service Recognition Program

Across the United States, student volunteers have established a rich tradition of making a difference in their communities. The American Language Institute now offers recognition to students who regularly volunteer for local projects.

A letter of recognition is available to students in the Semester at SDSU program.

In order to receive Community Service Recognition, ALI students are required to:

  1.  Send an email to alistudentlife@mail.sdsu.edu indicating their interest in the program.
  2.  Register for the Community Service Recognition program by completing an online form.
  3.  Sign up in advance for volunteer activities (spaces fill on a first-come, first-served basis).
  4.  Confirm attendance with ALI staff members at volunteer activities.
  5.  Participate fully in activities for the whole time the event has been scheduled.
Spring 2015 requirement for Community Service Recognition:
Complete 3 ALI volunteer activities prior to May 7

Upcoming service projects:

-  St. Vincent De Paul – dinner service – 3/13
-  Aztec Unity Project – after-school program – 3/19 & 3/20
-  College Area Community Garden – garden upkeep – 4/11
-  College Avenue Center – dancing with seniors – 4/17
-  Bay-to-Creek Clean-Up – park/neighborhood improvement – 4/25
To get more information on the ALI Community Service Recognition Program, please email alistudentlife@mail.sdsu.edu.

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How to Order Your Official SDSU Transcript – Grades

Spencer Hom : December 3, 2014 1:03 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

 

graduation at SDSUPlease read the following information carefully about how to get your grades from your SDSU and Special Session classes.

Go to your UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS in WebPortal to check that your grades are posted and accurate BEFORE ordering OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.  Your grades will be officially posted on May 25th.  (Grades appearing on Blackboard are NOT your official posted grades.)

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

You can print unofficial transcripts from the SDSU WebPortal as soon as your grades are posted. Check WebPortal, not Blackboard. You may receive an error message on the Unofficial Transcript until May 25th.  https://sunspot.sdsu.edu/pls/webapp/web_menu.login/

OFFICIAL PAPER TRANSCRIPTS

You can order official transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $7.00 each. https://sunspot.sdsu.edu/pls/webapp/web_menu.login/

To request your official transcripts, go to WebPortal and click on “Order Transcripts.”  Select your desired format and click “continue.”

Transcripts will be sent to the address you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate address. You should check with your university prior to ordering transcripts to make sure you have the complete and correct address. Paper transcripts will be mailed after the grades are posted and should arrive 4-6 weeks from the send date (the earliest send date may be in the beginning of June), but can take longer depending on mail delivery in your home country.

OFFICIAL ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS

You can order official electronic transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $7.00 each.  https://sunspot.sdsu.edu/pls/webapp/web_menu.login/

To request your official transcripts, go to WebPortal and click on “Order Transcripts.” Select your desired format and click “continue.”

WARNING: Do NOT order electronic transcripts until your grades have been officially posted or you will receive a blank transcript. If you cannot print an unofficial transcript, your grades have not been posted.  (Check the Unofficial Transcript, NOT My Grades) If you order an electronic transcript too early and receive a blank document, you will have to reorder and pay again.

Transcripts will be sent to the email address you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate email address, and to ensure that the recipient is able to accept PDF documents.  You should check with your university prior to ordering transcripts to make sure that they will accept PDF documents, and for the complete and correct e-mail address. Also, you must open the electronic PDF transcript in Adobe Acrobat, NOT in a web browser, since it is a secure document.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

All transcripts will say “Undergraduate transcript.” Graduate classes are designated by a course number level 600 and above. We can send you a letter stating you were enrolled as a graduate student if a problem arises.

NO BLACKBOARD ACCESS

You will continue to be able to access WebPortal with your Red ID and password for many years; however, you will not have Blackboard access after this semester has finished.  Therefore, if you expect to need documents from Blackboard, such as course syllabi, I strongly advise that you download and save or print them now.  It can be difficult and time-consuming to obtain these documents after the semester ends.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your transcript or if your transcript does not arrive 4-6 weeks from ordering (meaning it could arrive in the middle of July).

 

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