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Murray State College
Orientation for Concurrent Students


Welcome to MSC Orientation for Concurrent Students

Choosing to take concurrent classes is an exciting step toward your future in higher education. Concurrent enrollment is a great way for you to take advantage of an opportunity to earn college credits while you are still in high school. This has the potential to put you in a position to be ahead of the game for scholarship opportunities and competitive program selection.

So, you would like to be a concurrent student… What do you need to know to be successful in a college course? In this orientation, you will learn best practices to help you be successful in completing a college course. Here’s what this online orientation will cover.

  • How to enroll concurrently
  • Making the most of your Aggie Experience.
  • So you’ve registered for a concurrent class. What to do now?
  • Preparing for Classroom Learning.
  • Tips to help you be successful during the rest of the semester.

To continue with your orientation session, you can click on the blue button at the bottom of the right side of your page. Turn to the next page to view online programs available through Murray State College.

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How to Enroll Concurrently

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How to Enroll Concurrently

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The correct answer is: Any high school junior or senior who has met the eligibility requirements of the concurrent program.

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Making the Most of your Aggie Experience at MSC

  • Check your MSC e-mail, Blackboard and MyMurray accounts regularly.
  • Have all required course materials and keep up with reading assignments.
  • Track important dates and deadlines so that you are prepared and know what is going on.
  • Create a weekly schedule that includes class time, study time, work, recreation, etc.
  • Make appointments to visit with your instructors if needed. If taking an online course, make sure you keep in contact with your instructor if you have questions or are having difficulties.
  • Find a place to study that works for you, is quiet, has good lighting, etc.
  • Know the resources available at your campus: tutoring, library hours, advisement office hours, etc.
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Making the Most of your Aggie Experience at MSC

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The correct answer is: All of the above

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So you’ve registered for a college class. What do you do now……?

You need to make sure you can log into your email, blackboard, and access MyMurray. You should have access to these systems 48 hours prior to the beginning of the semester. If you can’t log into these systems, then you need to contact MSC IT HelpDesk at 580/387-7160 or by emailing at help@mscok.edu as soon as possible. You may also access MSC YouTube or Blackboard Tutorials for instructional videos.

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You will find your Blackboard, Email, and MyMurray Accounts on the MSCOK.edu Website. The same login and password will be used for all three systems.

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Your MSC student email is your *official* email address

  • Don’t expect MSC to send things to your personal email address
  • Check your email daily!
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MyMurray is where you click to check and print your billing statement and transcript.

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  • Blackboard is where you work with your courses.

  • Both online and residence courses use Blackboard.
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Preparing for Classroom Learning

  • Do your homework, complete the readings, form your own opinions, and have your assignments ready.
  • Review your notes from previous lectures.
  • Communicate immediately with instructors if you have a problem or do not understand some of the course material.
  • Focus on the class. Before class starts, take a moment to think about the class, gather your thoughts and prepare for the topic.
  • Write any objectives that may be coming up such as; tests, papers due, reading reviews, etc.
  • Avoid distractions like daydreaming, looking out the window, sitting with a friend who you might be tempted to talk with, and sitting in the back where it is easy to fall asleep.
  • Evaluate as you listen and decide what is important enough for your notes.
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Preparing for Classroom Learning

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10 Tips to help you be successful during the rest of the semester

  1. Check your MSC email daily for any announcements and log into your course at least three times a week.
  2. Don’t procrastinate – if you wait until the last minute to do an assignment and the technology doesn’t work, the instructor might not let you turn in late work.
  3. Be familiar with all deadlines. Print off your course schedule and place it in your workspace or connect it to your calendar on your phone.
  4. Be able to communicate through writing.
  5. Communicate with your instructor whenever you are having problems.
  6. Communicate with your instructor if you are going to miss classes.
  1. Check your grades often to make sure you are doing well in the class. If you are not, contact your instructor.
  2. When taking an online class, use proper grammar and spelling in discussion boards. Write your discussions in Word and spellcheck them before you post. Read the syllabus for discussion guidelines and Netiquette rules before submitting your work.
  3. Create a good study space by getting some peace and quiet, avoid online games, turn off your cell phone, and get comfortable. This will also help you stay organized.
  4. Be self-motivated by blocking off times each week to study. If you get behind, it will be difficult to catch up in your course work. Managing your time wisely is important every week of the semester.
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10 Tips to help you be successful during the rest of the semester

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