Craven Community College (Craven CC) is currently registering new and returning students for the mid-summer and fall semesters. While the college is closed, students are encouraged to email advisors and schedule video conferences and phone calls to register for classes.
Advisors in all academic areas are continuing to process college applications, financial aid requests and graduation applications through email while also registering students for the mid-summer and fall semesters. Advisors are on standby to address questions or concerns about registering for the upcoming semesters.
“We are continuing to work with students every day to address questions and concerns and to get them registered for classes,” said Bill Bondurant, director of advising and counseling. “Our Financial Aid, Admissions and Veteran Affairs teams are also working hard to make sure that every detail is ironed out before class starts.”
They have reached out to each student who withdrew from classes since the college closure, offering support and resources in the case of difficulty managing finances, housing and food, as well as increased anxiety or depression.
“All students who withdrew from classes were contacted to see if they needed assistance or support of any kind,” added Bondurant. “Links to support resources have been provided to students in emails and on our website.”
While many people are spending more time at home, it’s a great time to earn a few extra college credits that can go toward an associate degree, diploma, certificate or transfer to a four-year university. Many classes are also available to help enhance current job skills or develop them for a new career.
Craven CC has hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degree program options for students, as well as more than 100 online classes. For those apprehensive about online learning, the college has tutoring available, as well as experienced online instructors and award-winning online programs to make the experience as simple as possible.
It’s also cost effective: Tuition is about 40% less than public universities and 90% less than private universities. Financial aid and scholarships are available for students who qualify. Those interested are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Students are still able to register for all courses normally offered during the summer and fall terms and are advised to check their student emails on a daily basis for any changes to how classes will be offered.
Registration for mid-summer classes is open through June 12 with classes beginning June 15. Fall registration will continue through Aug. 18 with classes beginning Aug. 19.
Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact an advisor and set up a virtual appointment or phone call. Current students can go online and use WebAdvisor to view the current class listing and register quickly and easily. For more information, visit cravencc.edu/admissions/getready.
This article was originally published in the New Bern Sun Journal on June 3, 2020.