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GPS Counselors

GPS Counselors (left-right): Michelle Martinez, Charles Prattella, Fabiola Espitia

Michelle Martinez, Charles Prattella, Fabiola Espitia

At-A-Glance

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the necessary steps to get started at Chaffey College?
  2. How do I get preferred registration?
  3. How do I log in to MyChaffey Portal?
  4. How do I get a student email account?
  5. How do I use my Chaffey Email?
  6. How do I access Moodle?
  7. When do classes start?
  8. How do I know if the class I need is offered in the Summer/Fall?
  9. When is my registration date?
  10. How do I view my educational plan?
  11. How do I register for classes?
  12. What if the classes I need are full? How do I get on the waitlist?
  13. Do I take all the courses on my ASEP in one semester?
  14. Do I come back to the GPS Center on my registration date to enroll in classes?
  15. Can I finish my major and general education courses in 2 years?
  16. Where can I find information about Nursing Programs?
  17. When do I see a Counselor?
  18. What classes do I take if my major is not offered?
  19. How does fast-track work?
  20. Can I take regular courses with fast-track courses?
  21. How long is it going to take me to finish school?
  22. What is the difference between a CSU and a UC?

Step 1: Submit a free application online at www.chaffey.edu/applicationnew window

Students can visit the Admissions and Records Office at the Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, or Chino campuses for additional assistance.

Rancho  Campus: (909)652-6600 
Fontana Campus: (909)652-7400               
Chino Campus:     (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 www.chaffey.edu/orientationnew window or call a number below:

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

Step 3: Take the Assessment Test
The Assessment Test is a placement test used to determine each student’s proficiency level in Mathematics and English.  Chaffey does not accept Assessment scores from other colleges/universities.

To schedule an appointment to take the Assessment Test, visit www.chaffey.edu/assessmentnew windowor call a number below:

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

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. To get to the academic calendar you go to https://www.chaffey.edu/new window, select Calendar, and select the semester of interest

Go to https://www.chaffey.edu/new window  
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: https://www.chaffey.edu/admissions/registration.shtml

  • 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 https://www.chaffey.edu/healthsciences/new window

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 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.

CSU’s are more likely to have applied or “hands-on” majors while UC’s are known to offer more research-based majors. They also vary in cost, where CSU’s are known to be less costly than UC’s. UC’s also require students to attend school full-time, opposed to CSU’s 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