By Nancy Pawliger & Mina Wuchenich
Members, Continuing Education Committee
The SAGE Program (Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally) brings an exciting array of classes from PGCC (Prince George’s Community College) right to the Riderwood campus. The Summer trimester runs from June 10 through September 21. Course catalogs will be available at the front desk of clubhouses beginning May 20, and registration begins on May 30. The catalogs detail the list of classes and also give step-by-step instructions on how to join this wonderful program.
New students need to get a Student ID, username and password right away in order to register (see instructions below). Once you do this, you are ready to join the Riderwood SAGE student body to register for this term. A registration fee of $85 allows you to register for up to ten classes. You have three ways to register: online independently, online with assistance, or by mail. See the directions in the catalog to register independently.
On-site registration assistance will be available on May 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Village Square computer lab and Town Center Celebrations room. If you come to the registration assistance sessions, please bring your username, password, the list of classes you want to take, and a credit card to pay for your registration. The PGCC staff can accept checks but they take longer to process.
If you have never taken a PGCC class, you must get a Student ID number, username, and password in order to register for classes on May 30. Please do this as soon as possible. Save the ID number, user name, and password for future use. An instruction sheet on how to get the required information is available at the front desk of each clubhouse. If you need help with this, come to the Town Center Media Lounge any Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and someone will assist you.
If you are a returning student, you should already have a username and password, but you should verify that they are still current. Go to http://www.pgcc.edu, click on OWL LINK at the top of the page, and sign into your account. If everything is still current, you will see a “Welcome” screen. If there is a problem, call the PGCC Help Desk (301-546-0637). You may also get your ID and password checked by CEC members on May 22 and 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in all dining room lobbies.
Mail Registration: See the catalog for the mailing address and instructions. Please keep in mind though, that mail registrations are the last to be processed.
Now, get ready to pick up a catalog. You can learn something new or deepen your understanding of a favorite subject!