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For Fall

Applications for Degree-seeking students will be accepted until August 15.  Students should submit applications as soon as possible to allow ample time for processing.  Priority Deadline to complete Admissions and Financial Aid files by turning in all required documentation is July 25. Currently enrolled students may register from April 7 - August 21. Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

All degree and certificate seeking students must have a PIN to register for classes. New, transfers, and readmitted students receive PIN at New Student Advisement and Registration (NSAR) session. Returning students receive PIN from faculty advisor.

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2014 Fall Registration Calendar

Registration for fall 2014 opens Monday, April 7. Providing there are no outstanding obligations or holds, all currently enrolled students are eligibile to register. First time freshmen , transfers and readmits are required to attend a NSAR (New Student Advising & Registration) session which is scheduled through the ACCESS Center. Students wishing to audit a course may register beginning the first day of class, August 25. It is mandatory that students speak with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes. The advisor assignment is available via CougarNet through the academic profile link from the "My Account" tab. Students must select a term, then press Go to view the advisor information. For registration or admission questions, students may contact the Enrollment Services Center at 423-472-7141, ext 310 or visit the ESC Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm or Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Date(s) What's Happening
Mon, April 7 Class schedule available for viewing.
April 7 - August 21 Open web registration for currently enrolled  and non-degree seeking students. New students, readmitted students and transfer students can use web registration on web at/after NSAR session.
July 1 Financial Aid appeals deadline.Priority deadline for Financial Aid documents and Financial Aid Appeals.
July 25 Priority deadline for Financial Aid and Admissions documents
August 15 Deadline for degree seeking applications and to submit Change of Status for fall. Any forms submitted after this date will be effective for spring 2015.
August 20 - 21 Late Registration Days
August 21 Deadline to pay balance of tuition and fees.
August 24 Classes Begin.
August 26-27 Schedule adjustment period.

Future Student

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:

Apply for admission, pay the application fee, and turn in all documents required by the Admissions office by Priority Deadline of July 25 (i.e. ACT scores, COMPASS scores, immunization records, high school or college transcripts, drivers license, etc.).

New students, transfers and readmits who apply for a degree or certificate program will receive instructions in the mail about completing CSCC’s New Student Online Orientation.  The online orientation is located on the Cleveland State homepage.

When students reach the last module of the online orientation, they are prompted to sign up for a live New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR) session.  Students meet with an advisor and register for classes during this session.

FAQs:

Is attendance at a New Student Advising & Registration session required?

Yes.  CSCC requires all new (first-time) students, transfers and readmits who want a degree or certificate to attend one of these sessions.

How long does a NSAR session last?

Most sessions last approximately one hour.

What if I can’t make it to one of the NSAR sessions?

Students will be allowed to attend CSCC’s “late registration” period on August 20 - 21.

I already completed the Financial Aid online orientation.  Is the New Student Online Orientation the same thing?

No.  The New Student Online Orientation has five modules that talk about student support services, academic information, and general college policies.  Module 5 is where you make a reservation for a “live” New Student Advising & Registration session.

How do I find out if the course I want to take is available?

Use the online schedule located on our website’s home page to see if the course is offered.  Be aware that space in most classes is limited.  In other words, just because the class is offered doesn’t mean there are spaces available.  You can call 423-472-7141 and ask for the class’s academic division office to find out if a class still has openings or if they have a waiting list.

When should I pay for my classes?

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published deadline.  Tuition due dates can be found by going to the Cleveland State website at http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu and clicking on “Current Students”, the “Business Office”, and then “How/When to Pay.”  These dates are applicable whether paying by cash, credit card, third parties, VA and all forms of financial aid.  After this date, you will be removed from your classes for non-payment.

To use your Financial Aid to pay your tuition and fees:

You MUST complete your Title IV Authorization Form. Log onto CougarNet, click on the "Financial Aid" tab, then the big red icon. If you do not accept this form, financial aid cannot be used to hold classes.

What is CougarNet?

CougarNet is Cleveland State’s internal website to online student services including:  class registration, fee payments, grades, class schedules, email and much more.  CougarNet is available 24/7 and is the gateway to all the things you will need to be successful at Cleveland State.

FINANCIAL AID:

How do I apply for financial aid?

Go to the website http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application will be evaluated by the Department of Education. Within 3-5 business days an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you and to the Financial Aid Office.

The Financial Aid Office will evaluate the SAR to determine if your application was selected for verification. If you have been selected for verification, you will need to supply the Financial Aid Office with necessary documents such as copies of Federal tax return transcripts, verification worksheets, etc. If you are selected for verification, you must submit the proper documentation by the deadline.

What is the priority deadline for applying for financial aid?

Your FAFSA and all accompanying documentation such as verification documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office no later than July 25, 2014.

The census date for financial aid is September 5, 2014. If a student registers after September 5, 2014, he/she will NOT receive financial aid for that course.

How will I be affected if I miss the financial aid deadline?

If you miss the deadline, it can result in classes being dropped for non-payment.

Do I reapply for financial aid each year?

You will need to renew your FAFSA form each academic year. This will be a much easier process than previously as you can link to the IRS to transfer tax information. Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the renewal FAFSA.

What documents/information will I need to fill out my FAFSA?

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license (if any)
  • Your W-2 forms and other records of money earned (from the previous year)
  • Your (and your spouse's, if you are married) Federal Income Tax information (from the previous year)
  • Your parent's Federal Income Tax information (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your untaxed income records (from previous year)
  • Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records.

My parents are divorced. Whose information do I need for the FAFSA?

The parent with whom you lived with the most during the past year should complete the FAFSA. If you did not live with either parent or lived equally with each parent, use the information from the parent who provided you with the most financial support. It does not make a difference which parent claims you as a dependent for tax purposes.

What is the difference between dependent and independent students?

The US Department of Education considers a student a dependent up until the age of 24 except in certain circumstances.

Independent Status

  • You are at least 24 years old on the day you file your FAFSA

  • You are or will be enrolled in a masters or Doctoral degree program at the beginning of the school year

  • You are married on the day you file your FAFSA

  • You are a parent

  • You have dependents other than your spouse who live with you and who receive more than half their support from you at the time you apply

  • Both your parents are deceased (or were until age 18), and you are a ward of dependent of the court

  • You are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training

  • You are a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • You were a foster child after the age of 13.

  • You are an emancipated child as determined by a court judge.

  • You were in legal guardianship.

  • You are homeless or at risk of homelessness as determined by the director of a HUD approved homeless shelter, transitional program, or a liaison.

If none of the above criteria apply to you, you’re a dependent student – even if your IRS tax status is different and even if you have no idea where your parents are.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are considered an independent student.

I do not get along with my parents or live with them. I pay my own rent and bills. Can I apply without my parent's income?

If unusual circumstances exist in your relationship with your parents, you may complete the Professional Judgment Form. This form is available online at Financial Aid Forms or at the Financial Aid Office.

When should I apply for financial aid?

You should complete a FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of each year. This will help ensure the funds are available to you when tuition and fees are due. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received, so try to get your FAFSA filled out as early as possible.

Why was I selected for verification?

FAFSA selects 3 out of 5 of all applicants and requires the school to verify the information provided. It is a random process and does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong.

How will I know if I was selected for verification?

You can check your Cougar Net account to see if you are selected for verification and see what forms are needed. You can also track the process on your account from start to finish.

Who to call for more information:

Office Phone Number
Admissions 423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Registration 423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Financial Aid 423-472-7141 Ext. 310

Current Student

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:

Online Registration for currently enrolled students will begin on April 7.  It is mandatory that all full-time and part-time degree and certificate seeking students meet with their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes.  Advisor assignments are available on student’s CougarNet accounts.    Registration for current students will continue through August 21.  Please be advised that the registration process is not complete until ALL fees are paid by the advertised deadline.  Failure to pay fees will result in the loss of the class schedule.

FAQs:

Do I have to see my assigned advisor before registering for classes?

Yes, it is mandatory for all degree and certificate seeking students. Your advisor will help you stay on track so that you can finish your degree as quickly as possible.  Advisors can also suggest appropriate electives for your field of study. The college adheres to a mandatory advising philosophy. The academic advisor will provide information regarding course selection and provide you with the alternate PIN which permits registration for courses.

Who is my assigned advisor?

The “My Account” tab in CougarNet will indicate your current advisor.

If I change majors will my advisor change?

Yes.  When you complete the form to change your major in the Enrollment Services Center a new advisor will be assigned by the appropriate academic division.

How do I find out if the course I want to take is available?

Use the online schedule located on our website’s homepage to see if the course is offered.  Be aware that space in most classes is limited.  In other words, just because the class is offered doesn’t mean there are spaces available.  You can call 423-472-7141 and ask for the class’s academic division office to find out if a class still has openings or if they have a waiting list.

When should I pay for my classes?

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published deadline.  Tuition due dates can be found by going to the Cleveland State website at http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu and clicking on “Current Students”, the “Business Office”, and then “How/When to Pay.”  These dates are applicable whether paying by cash, credit card, third parties, VA and all forms of financial aid.  After this date, you will be removed from your classes for non-payment.

What is CougarNet?

CougarNet is Cleveland State’s internal website to online student services including:  class registration, fee payments, grades, class schedules, email and much more.  CougarNet is available 24/7 and is the gateway to all the things you will need to be successful at Cleveland State.

FINANCIAL AID:

How do I apply for financial aid?

Even if you are a continuing/current student you will need to fill out the FAFSA. This allows the counselors to review your eligibility for the semester.

When is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid?

All documentation needs to be submitted by July 25.

The census date for financial aid is September 5, 2014. If a student registers after September 5, 2014, he/she will NOT receive financial aid for that course.

Why was I selected for verification?

FAFSA selects 3 out of 5 of all applicants and requires the school to verify the information provided. It is a random process and does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong.

How will I know if I was selected for verification?

You can check your CougarNet account to see if you are selected for verification and see what forms are needed. You can also track the process on your account from start to finish.

How do I know I’m awarded financial aid for the summer?

You can check Your Cougar Net account to track the process on your account from start to finish.

If you are just starting this summer, please be aware that one-semester loans will be disbursed in two segments.

Am I eligible to receive Financial Aid?

Check your CougarNet account for eligibility status after grades are posted.  If you are not eligible, check the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress on the Financial Aid website.  If you are eligible to appeal, print and complete the SAP appeal forms, along with other required documents, and submit to the Financial Aid Office by July 1, 2014.

Who to call for more information:

Office Phone Number
Admissions 423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Registration 423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Financial Aid 423-472-7141 Ext. 310

Visiting/Transient Student

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION INFO:

A guide to Enrolling in CLSCC for Transient Students (students enrolled at another college/university):

College Application

The first step is to apply for admission to the college. Apply online at http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu from the APPLY NOW FOR ADMISSION link.

First time applicants must submit a Hepatitis B Immunization Health History form and Proof of Citizenship BEFORE registering for classes. Hepatitis B Forms are available in the Admissions/Records Office, offsite locations in Athens and Madisonville, and on the college website, through the Admissions and Records link.

Proof of prerequisite coursework/transcripts

Submit a Letter of Good Standing or transient student approval form from the home institution. The home institution MUST specifically identify approved courses in English and Mathematics. For courses which have prerequisites (refer to college catalog, course descriptions) an academic transcript may be required to verify completion of the prerequisite. Letters of Good Standing must be received PRIOR to registration for courses.

Consult with home institution before you register at CLSCC

CLSCC is not responsible for transfer credit at another school.  Before completing the steps above, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure with the home institution that any courses taken at CLSCC will be accepted at the home institution.

Students on Academic Suspension at Home Institution

Students who are on Academic Suspension at the home institution MUST provide a transcript which identifies the terms of the suspension (one term, three term, etc.) and MUST be approved by the Registrar to enroll at CLSCC.

Registration Dates and Times

Transient students who have completed ALL of the steps above may begin registration. Registration is online and advising is not required. However, it is recommended that  transient students speak with an advisor prior to registering for courses. Transient students may speak with an advisor in the ACCESS Center-call (423) 478-6217 for advising information.

FAQs:

How do I find out if the course I want to take is available?

Use the online schedule located on our website’s homepage to see if the course is offered. Be aware that space in most classes is limited. In other words, just because the class is offered doesn’t mean there are spaces available. You can call 423-472-7141 and ask for the class’s academic division office to find out if a class still has openings or if they have a waiting list.

Do I have an assigned advisor?

Transient students may contact the ACCESS Center (423-478-6217) for general advising-related questions.

When should I pay for my classes?

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published deadline. Tuition due dates can be found by going to the Cleveland State website at http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu and clicking on “Current Students”, the “Business Office”, and then “How/When to Pay.” These dates are applicable whether paying by cash, credit card, third parties, VA and all forms of financial aid. After this date, you will be removed from your classes for non-payment.

What is CougarNet?

CougarNet is Cleveland State’s internal website to online student services including: class registration, fee payments, grades, class schedules, email and much more.  CougarNet is available 24/7 and is the gateway to all the things you will need to be successful at Cleveland State.

I’m having trouble logging on to my CougarNet account.  Can anyone help me?

Yes. The Computer help desk can be reached M-F from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at 423-478-6210 or 800-604-2722 ext. 210 and emailed at helpdesk@clevelandstatecc.edu.

What is the difference between a Cleveland State web class and a RODP class?

RODP courses have additional fees, the instructor is often from another institution, and the textbooks must be purchased from the RODP online bookstore. For more information go to http://www.rodp.org/

When and how do I access my RODP course?

Students cannot log in to their class until the published date that classes begin. To log in, select the RODP symbol at the top of your CougarNet page and look for the directions on the right side of the page.

FINANCIAL AID:

Transient students are not eligible for financial aid. You must be enrolled at Cleveland State Community College in an eligible degree program to receive financial aid.

Who to call for more information:

Office Phone Number
Admissions 423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Registration 423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Financial Aid 423-472-7141 Ext. 310

Dual Enrollment Student

What classes can dual enrollment students take?

Dual enrollment students can register to take any class on our schedule that they qualify for.  If wanting or expecting to get the high school credit as well as the college credit for the course, they must clear that or get approval from their high school guidance counselor prior to registering for the course.

Can dual students receive the dual enrollment lottery grant?

Yes. Dual Students must register for the lottery grant every semester by going to the state website ( http://www.collegepaystn.com) and must meet specified criteria for eligibility. All information can be found in the Dual Registration Packet.

How do I register for a dual enrollment course?

All dual students must fill out a dual registration packet and submit it to Enrollment Services by specified deadline. Dual registration packets and deadlines information can be found on the Dual Enrollment page , click on Admissions and then Dual Studies link. Required information on checklist for “New” or “Returning” students must be submitted with registration packet, and packet must be filled out completely.

Who to call for more information:

Dual Enrollment Office: 423-614-8734

I chose CSCC because I enjoyed the softball coaches, and I really liked the campus. I love the people and the softball program. Most college students don’t know how it feels to be a college student athlete, but to me, it is the best feeling in the world.”

Meghan Smith
Current Student

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