Fall Registration Information

Fall 2017

Applications for Degree-seeking students will be accepted until August 18.  Students should submit applications as soon as possible to allow ample time for processing.  Priority Deadline to complete Financial Aid file by turning in all required documentation is July 15. Priority Deadline to complete Admissions file by turning in all required documentation is July 28. Currently enrolled students may register from April 3 - August 24. Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

All degree and certificate seeking students must have an Advising PIN to register for classes. New First Time Freshmen that are degree or certificate seeking, must attend Step 1 Orientation and complete admissions requirements before going on to Step 2 Advising/Planning and Registration. Transfer and readmit students will receive advisement and Advising PIN through the Summer Advising Center or by seeing the Dean of their major of study. Returning students receive Advising PIN from faculty advisor.

Continue to Class Schedule

Registration for fall 2017 opens Monday, April 3. Providing there are no outstanding obligations or holds, all currently enrolled students are eligible to register. New First Time Freshmen are required to attend Step 1 Orientation. To schedule a time to attend, click on the Step 1 Orientation link found on the Cleveland State homepage. Transfer and readmit students will receive advisement and Advising PIN through the Summer Advising Center or by seeing the Dean of their respected major of study. Students wishing to audit a course may register beginning the first day of class, August 28. 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-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Registration Calendar
Date What's Happening
March 13 Class schedule available for viewing.
April 3 - August 24 Open web registration for currently enrolled and non-degree seeking students. New students, readmitted students and transfer students can use web registration at/after meeting with advisor/NSAR session.
July 15 Priority deadline for Financial Aid file documents.
July 15 Financial Aid appeals deadline.
July 28 Priority deadline for Admissions file documents
August 11 Deadline for deferred payment set-up 4 payment plan option
August 16 Deadline for students registered to pay balance of tuition and fees or have set up a deferred payment plan option
August 18 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 24 Last day to register for classes
August 28 Classes Begin
August 28-29 Schedule adjustment period.
September 5 Deadline for students registered since August 16 to pay balance of tuition and fees or have set-up a deferred payment plan
September 8 Deadline for deferred payment set-up 3 payment plan option
  • Apply for admission and turn in all documents required by the Admissions office (i.e. ACT scores, immunization records, high school/college transcripts, drivers license, etc.).
  • New first-time students who apply for a degree or certificate program will receive an email response and a formal acceptance letter in mail with instructions about completing CSCC’s Step 1 Orientation session and "What Happens Next. To sign-up to attend the Step 1 Orientation session, go to Cleveland State website and on the homepage click on the Step 1 Orientation link to select a date and time to attend.
  • Readmitted students and transfer students who apply for a degree or certificate program will receive an email and formal acceptance letter in mail with information about  "What Happens Next." After completing admissions file students will need to see an academic advisor to get a Advising PIN to register. Visit the Summer Advising Center at Athens Center or on Cleveland Campus located in room 108-A in the Student Center. The Athens Summer Advising Center will be open every Tuesday from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm starting May 16th. The Cleveland Campus Summer Advising Center will open May 15th. If you are not able to visit during times the Advising Centers are open you can make an appointment with the Dean of the Academic area you are majoring in for advising and an Advising PIN to register.
  • Transient/Visiting students MUST submit a Letter of Good Standing or transient student approval form from the home institution. For more information see the Visiting/Transient Student link.


FAQs:

Are New first-time students required to attend a Step 1 Orientation session?
Yes. CSCC requires all new first-time in college students who want a degree or certificate to attend one of these sessions.

How do transfer or readmit students get registered?
Transfer and readmit students will first need to complete all admissions requirements to be eligible to register. Once there is no hold for any admission requirements transfer or readmit students can get advised and receive an Advising PIN to register in the Summer Advising Center at Athens Center or Cleveland Campus or schedule an appointment with Dean of the area of their major.

How long does Step 1 Orientation session last?
Sessions last approximately two hours.

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 so the sooner you register for a course the better chance you have to get a seat in that course.

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”, look for "Financial Information", and then “Dates and Deadlines.”  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 financial aid file. Log onto CougarNet, check the "Alert Box" for missing items. Can also click on the "Financial Aid" tab to see if have any red flags that need attention.

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 fsaid.ed.gov to create an ID
  • After creating ID, 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 should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office no later than July 15, 2017.
The census date for financial aid is September 8, 2017. If a student registers after September 8, 2017, 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?
Yes. 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 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 from the Financial Aid Office.

When should I apply for financial aid?
You should complete a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 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 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.

Who to call for more information:

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

Online Registration for currently enrolled students will begin on Monday, April 3. It is required that students speak with their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes. Students are to receive an Advising PIN from their academic advisor in order to register for classes. Advisor assignments are available on student’s CougarNet accounts. Registration for current students will continue through August 24. It is highly encouraged that current students register before leaving for summer break to make sure they a seat in class they need and time they want. 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 an Advising 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 in CougarNet to change your major 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 home page to see if the course is offered.  Be aware that space in most classes is limited so the sooner you register for a course the better chance you have to get a seat in that course.

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 “How/When to Pay” page.  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 for financial aid?

All documentation needs to be submitted by July 15.

The census date for financial aid is September 8, 2017. If a student registers after September 8, 2017, 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 fall?

You can check your Cougar Net account to track the process on your account from start to finish. When awrds are processed they will be posted in the "Have I been awarded" link in Financial Aid tab.

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 15, 2016.

Who to call for more information:

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



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

College Application
  • Step 1 - apply for admission to the college.
  • Step 2 - submit a valid driver's license, a Letter of Good Standing or complete the  Transient Student Approval Form. 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 or transient student approval form must be received PRIOR to registration for courses.
  • Step 3 - Admissions will process information submitted and release hold to allow registration for course(s). Transient students DO NOT need to see an advisor or need an Advising PIN to register.

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 for fall term is April 3 - August 24.

FAQs:

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 so the sooner you register for a course the better chance you have to get a seat in that course.

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 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 4:30 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 TN eCampus/RODP class?

TN eCampus/RODP courses have additional fees, the instructor is often from another institution, and the textbooks must be purchased from the TN eCampus/RODP online bookstore.

When and how do I access my TN eCampus/RODP course?

Students cannot log in to their class until the published date that classes begin. To log in, select the TN eCampus/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:

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



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.tn.gov/collegepays/) 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 Dual Enrollment Office by specified deadline. Dual registration packets and deadlines information can be found on the Dual Enrollment page , click on Admissions and then Dual Enrollment 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

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