The last day to submit applications for degree seeking students is Aug.19, and classes for the fall semester will begin on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Cleveland State offers a wide variety of programs including three associate of arts options, three associate of science options, and seven associate of applied science options with 21 concentrations and 24 technical certificates.
There are a number of different scheduling options for working adults, as well, such as the ADVANCE program, the Regent's Online Degree Program (RODP), and the Post 9/11 Act for Veterans.
In addition to traditional day and evening classes, there are many distance learning options available to Cleveland State students, including online, video, interactive TV and independent study courses.
Another new option for the fall semester is block scheduling, a convenient option that allows students to attend classes with the same group of students with a pre-determined class schedule for an entire year.
“Because of the external pressures of job and family, our students need to be able to know what their class schedule will be for an entire year. Block scheduling allows students to form friendships that lead to a support group,” stated Dr. Jerry Faulkner, vice president for academic affairs.
“Recent evidence points to block scheduling as a ‘best practice’ in higher education. Students in block scheduled classes have higher retention and completion rates.”
First-time students, who are seeking a degree or a certificate, must participate in the New Student Online Orientation process and attend a new student advising and registration session held at CSCC in order to register for the fall semester.
These sessions are held prior to each fall and spring semester and are designed to familiarize students with the services, resources and programs available at CSCC.
During these sessions, students will be able to register for classes, speak to an advisor and tour the campus.
CSCC has a financial aid deadline date of July 29 for the fall semester.
If students are interested in enrolling at CSCC for the fall semester and are applying for financial aid, all documents must be turned in by that date.
“Approximately 66 percent of our students receive financial aid,” stated Brenda DiSorbo, director of financial aid.
“We have financial aid counselors available to assist students during the financial aid process. It is important that students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.”
Even without financial aid, Cleveland State is still the most affordable college in the area. The current tuition for a full-time student is $1,682.50 per semester.
For more information about fall registration or to view a schedule of classes, please visit the Cleveland State website at www.clevelandstatecc.edu or contact the Student Relations Department at (423) 614-8734.