Update COVID-19 - A Message from Enrollment Services
May 11, 2020
Pass/No Pass Request Form
To address academic concerns arising from challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may now request that one or more final letter grades from your Spring 2020 courses be converted to Pass (P) or No Pass (NP).
The request form is now available here: Pass/No Pass form and in my Tri-C space (Student tab, under Academic Records).
Please keep in mind:
- Final grades of C or better convert to a P (Pass). Grades of D or F convert to NP (No Pass). If you receive an Incomplete grade, you must complete the work and receive a final letter grade before submitting a P/NP request.
- P/NP grades may not transfer to a 4-year university. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transferability to their institution of choice.
- P/NP grades are not calculated into your GPA. However, hours attempted is used to determine your completion rate for financial aid eligibility.
- This option is available for Spring 2020 courses completed after March 12.
You have until 11:59 p.m. on July 17 to complete the request form.
- The Pass/No Pass Committee will review all requests. They may contact you to share information about your request or gain additional information.
- Requests will be processed within 10 business days.
April 13, 2020
Pass/No Pass Grading Option
Cuyahoga Community College has temporarily modified the Pass/No Pass grade option to assist students concerned about maintaining grades for the Spring 2020 semester and Summer 2020 session due to disruptions created by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Once students receive their earned semester grade(s), they will have the option to petition for conversion to Pass/No Pass grades. Earned grades of C and higher will be converted to P (pass), while grades of D and lower will be converted to NP (no pass).
Pass/No Pass grades do not factor into a student’s GPA; however, students may only apply up to 12 college-level credits of P grades to their degree requirements.
Petitions will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis for each student. Before a Pass/No Pass request is approved, a Collegewide team will look for any financial aid implications and/or transfer and program requirements that could impact students.
Some courses — including many prerequisites and those in the health career/nursing curriculum — are not eligible for Pass/No Pass grades. There may also be limits to transfer applicability to four-year institutions. It is the responsibility of the student to research and consider these restraints.
The deadline to petition for conversion to Pass/No Pass is July 17 for Spring 2020 and Oct. 5 for Summer 2020. Additional information on petitioning for conversion to Pass/No Pass will be made available before spring semester ends.
Tri-C today announced that all summer session classes will be held online this year. The summer shift to online courses reflects Tri-C’s ongoing efforts to adapt to challenges created by the COVID-19 situation while allowing students to continue progressing toward graduation. Summer session represents an opportunity to build momentum toward degrees or certificates.
The move affects all classes scheduled from May 26 through Aug. 2. Students who enrolled in face-to-face courses after summer registration opened last month will see those courses changed to online on their schedule by this Wednesday, April 15.
Tri-C is waiving the $10 per-credit-hour fee typically charged for online courses to minimize student expenses during this transition.
Online instruction offers the best option for a safe, consistent academic experience over summer given uncertainties created by COVID-19 restrictions. The College made this decision now — six weeks ahead of summer classes starting — to provide clarity for Tri-C students planning their studies.
Tri-C students can make virtual appointments with academic advisers to develop a plan to get the most out of summer session. Resources are also available to help students with the transition to online learning.
March 23, 2020
Yesterday, Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide stay-at-home order to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of our ongoing commitment to protect the well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and in support of this directive, Tri-C will take the following additional steps.
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, until Monday, April 6, remaining on-site College operations — with the exception of Public Safety, Plant Operations and key administrative functions — will be performed remotely. This means that all on-site student services and classes are suspended, and access to Tri-C buildings will be limited to staff involved in critical areas of operation.
As previously announced, the College began remote instruction of most classes today. In-person student support services, available on campus through today, were also available online. These classes and services will continue online.
The College will provide guidance on labs and other hands-on learning classes as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we determine the best solution under these circumstances. Students who have questions should contact their instructors. If you do not know how to reach your instructor, contact your associate academic dean.
This unprecedented time presents challenges for all of us. As we have mentioned before, overcoming challenges is what we do best at Tri-C. Together, we will persevere and come out stronger, smarter and more compassionate than ever before.
Stay safe and visit this webpage for updates, answers to frequently asked questions and information on available assistance.
March 19, 2020 - A Message from the College
During his daily press conference yesterday, Gov. Mike DeWine called on businesses to take the body temperatures of on-site employees and send anyone with a fever home. Currently, this is a recommendation rather than a state mandate. Tri-C recommends that students take their own temperature prior to coming on-site and, following CDC guidelines, stay home if they have a temperature above 100.4 degrees. Keep in mind that an individual without a fever could potentially be a carrier. This measure is being taken as a precaution and to comply with guidance provided by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health.
March 19, 2020 - A Message from the Financial Aid Office
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has brought unprecedented change to our daily lives. The College knows this is a challenging time and that students may need help. We want to remind you of the resources available to assist you, including those listed below.
Students can access emergency funds from the College through the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office. Students who need help during this difficult time ― whether for educational resources, food or other expenses ― should contact the office to determine eligibility.
CAMPUS FOOD PANTRIES
Each Tri-C campus has a food pantry where students can obtain food and personal items. Visit Student Life and Athletics/Student Engagement for details.
Two-thirds of Tri-C students receive financial aid and scholarships, with an average award of more than $4,700 to help pay for tuition, books and living expenses. Contact the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office to apply for financial aid or check your financial aid status.
The Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office and campus food pantries will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 20. Beginning Monday, March 23, they will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please continue to monitor emails for potential adjustments moving forward.
Questions? To connect with a financial aid advisor, Start a Live Chat.
Tri-C 24/7 Customer Service
Tri-C 24/7 is a resource for students to get their enrollment, registration, records, financial aid and account questions answered — after hours, weekends and holidays included! Get answers to the most frequently asked questions or chat with representatives. Visit Tri-C 24-7 for more information.
Tri-C Emergency Alert
It’s that time of year — colder weather, snow … and Tri-C Alert system testing! Our emergency messaging system calls and sends a text message to the emergency alert phone number you designate.
The College tested the Tri-C Alert emergency message system Nov. 14. Everyone signed up to receive alert messages should have received a phone call, a text message and an email.
If you didn't’t receive a message, you must update your information before a real emergency occurs.
To update your phone information in my Tri-C space:
- Select Student.
- Go to My Info and click View My Address/Phone.
- Select Update My Phone Number and enter the phone number at which you’re most likely to be reached during an emergency situation. For most people, this will be a cellphone number.
Tri-C Alert text and voice messages will always come from 866-989-2578 (ALRT). Program this number into your phone as “TRI-C ALERT” so you’re prepared when the bad weather hits.