Motlow State Community College
Incoming Motlow State students are assigned Completion Coaches that support them in working toward graduation! Once students apply to Motlow and receive access to their MyMotlow account, they can see their assigned coach by clicking on the GPS tab, and then clicking on Advisor. Students are assigned coaches based on their academic department and can schedule appointments to meet with their coaches throughout the academic year.
Motlow State will be hosting over 40 orientations throughout the summer across all of their campuses. Orientations are all in-person, usually last between three and three and a half hours and first-time freshmen are required to attend. Ten to twenty students can attend each session, and there are between 3-5 sessions per orientation date for which students can sign up. Emails about new student orientations are sent out multiple times each week beginning in April to orientation eligible students. Eligible students have already completed their application and submitted all of their necessary admission requirements. Once students have completed their requirements, they should log into their myMotlow account, go to the students tab, click on the Orientation sign-up and choose from the available dates. Students should also sign up for orientation as early as they can so they have a better chance at getting into all of the classes they want to take.
MyMotlow is the main online student portal for Motlow State students! Motlow students can access a host of student services through their portal, including financial aid information, class schedules, grades, a course catalog and more! Students are strongly recommended to visit their MyMotlow account frequently and stay up to date on student emails as much as they can.
Once a student’s FAFSA is received by Motlow State, financial aid requirements show up on their myMotlow student portals by April/May. Students and parents must register for a system called Dynamic Forms to submit their verification documents online (students should not have parents complete their Dynamic form for them). Student communication is primarily done through email. By April, financial aid requirement reminders are already in the process of being sent out.
In addition to the email, Motlow State plans to send out a text message to students letting them know that financial aid requirements have been posted to their student accounts. Every Monday starting in April, follow-up emails are sent to students who have yet to complete their financial aid requirements. Students are strongly recommended to check their accounts frequently (on a weekly basis at least) so they do not miss additional information requests from the financial aid office.
Tax return transcripts are usually the biggest roadblock when it comes to missing documentation, but this should become easier for students and parents now that they are allowed to submit signed copies of their tax returns. Motlow does recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.