Spring Registration Information

Spring 2018

Applications for Degree-seeking students will be accepted until January 4, 2018.  Students should submit applications as soon as possible to allow ample time for processing. Priority Deadline to complete Admissions and Financial Aid files is December 15, 2017. Currently enrolled students may register from November 6, 2017 through January 11, 2018.  Students are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

All degree and certificate seeking students must have an PIN number to register for classes. 

First Time Freshmen are required to attend a New Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (NSOAR) session.

Transfer and readmitted students will receive their PIN number after meeting with an advisor. Before January they will meet with the Dean of their Career Community.  After January they can seek advisement in the temporary Advising Center in the Student Center.

Returning students receive their PIN number from faculty advisor.

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Registration Calendar
Date(s) What's Happening
October 17 Class schedule available for viewing.
November 6- January 11 Open web registration for currently enrolled and non-degree seeking students. New students can use web registration at/after NSOAR session. Readmitted and transfer students may register at a NSOAR or after meeting with an advisor.
December 15 Priority deadline for Financial Aid and Admissions documents.
December 15 Financial Aid appeals deadline.
January 4 Deadline to pay balance of tuition and fees.
January 4 Deadline for degree seeking applications
January 9 - 12 Last week of Registration
January 16 Classes Begin.
January 16 - 17 Schedule adjustment period.

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:

Apply for admission and turn in all documents required by the Admissions office  (i.e. ACT Scores, Accuplacer Scores, Immunization Records, High School or College Transcripts, Drivers License, etc.).

Students will receive an electronic acceptance letter once their application is processed. They will then receive a mailed letter detailing documents needed to complete their admissions file.


FAQs:

Is attendance at a New Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (NSOAR) session required?

CSCC requires all new first-time freshmen students to attend one of these sessions. A letter will be sent explaining what to do to sign up for a NSOAR session.

 

How long does a NSOAR session last?

Most sessions last approximately 1-2 hours.

 

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

Students who do not make it to one of the scheduled NSOAR sessions (November 15, December 1, January 3) will have one last chance to register January 10-11, 2018.

 

How do I find out if the course(s) I want to take are available?

Use the online schedule located on our website’s home page to see if the courses are offered.  Be aware that space in most classes is limited.  

 

When should I pay for my classes?

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published deadline.  Payment deadlines can be found on the "Tuition, Fees, and Deadlines" page.  These dates are applicable whether paying by cash, credit card, third parties, VA and all forms of financial aid.  Students can set up a payment plan prior to the published date. After this date, students with an outstanding balance will be dropped from all courses for non-payment.

 

 

What is CougarNet?

CougarNet is Cleveland State’s student portal that gives students access to:  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 am having trouble logging onto my Cougar Net. Can anyone help me?  

Yes, the Help Desk can be reached Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm at (423)-487-6210 or you can email them at helpdesk@clevelandstatecc.edu

 

 

 

FINANCIAL AID:

How do I apply for financial aid?

Go to the website www.fsaid.ed.gov and apply for a FSA ID. You will need to keep your FSA ID for future reference.

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 December 15, 2017.

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. If required Financial Aid documentation is not submitted by December 15, it is possible you may not have aid processed by deadline to pay fees and would be dropped for non-payment. Complete all required Financial Aid documentation by December 15.

Do I reapply for financial aid each year?

You will need to renew your FAFSA form each academic year. This spring semester academic year is 2016-17 when doing the FAFSA application. Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the 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 be eligible to complete a Professional Judgment Form. Please see Financial Aid Office for more information.

When should I apply for financial aid?

You should complete a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of each year for the next academic year. The sooner you complete the FAFSA prior to the semester you plan to start the better. The 2017-18 FAFSA has been available since October 1, 2016. If starting this spring semester, fill out FAFSA and complete requirements for Financial Aid by December 15. 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 the Financial Aid tab in 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:

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

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:

Online Registration for currently enrolled students will begin on November 6.  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 January 11.  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?

All degree and certificate seeking students are required to speak with their advisor prior to registration. The academic advisor will provide information regarding course selection and provide you with an PIN number which permits registration for courses.

 

Who is my assigned advisor?

The “My Account” tab in CougarNet will indicate your current advisor. If you recently changed your major, make sure you choose the correct term to determine your current advisor.

 

If I change majors will my advisor change?

Possibly. When you complete the online form to change your major, a new advisor will be assigned by the appropriate academic division.

 

How do I find out if the course(s) I want to take are available?

Use the online schedule located on our website’s homepage to see if the course(s) are offered.  Be aware that space in most classes is limited.  

 

When should I pay for my classes?

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published deadline.  Payment deadlines can be found on the "Tuition, Fees, and Deadlines" page.  These dates are applicable whether paying by cash, credit card, third parties, VA and all forms of financial aid.  Students can set up a payment plan prior to the published date. After this date, students with an outstanding balance will be dropped from all courses for non-payment.

What is CougarNet?

CougarNet is Cleveland State’s student portal that gives students access to: 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 Help Desk can be reached Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 423-478-6210 or by emailed at helpdesk@clevelandstatecc.edu.

 

FINANCIAL AID:

How do I apply for financial aid?

You only need to do a FAFSA once per academic year. If you have done the 2016-17 FAFSA for fall semester, you do not need to fill it out again for spring semester. If you did not fill out a 2016-17 FAFSA yet then you may do so for spring semester.

When is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid?

All documentation needs to be submitted by December 1, 2016.

The census date for financial aid is January 30, 2017. If a student registers after January 30, 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.

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 December 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

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION INFO:
Apply for admissions and turn in all documents required by Admissiosn Office (Letter of Good Standing and Driver's Licese).  

Students will receive an electronic acceptance letter once their application is processed.  

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Proof of prerequisite coursework/transcripts

  • Complete and submit a transient approval form. The home institution must specifically identify approved courses. It is the student's responsibility to ensure with the home institution with any courses taken at CLSCC will be accepted.  Students who are on Academic Suspension at the home institution must provide a transcript which identifies the terms of suspension and must be approved by the Registrar.

 

FAQs:
How do I find out if the course(s) I want to take are available?


Use the online schedule located on our website’s homepage to see if the course(s) are offered.Be aware that space in most classes is limited.

Do I have an assigned advisor?


No, Transient students may contact a Division Dean or can visit the temporary Advising Center in January on the main campus in Cleveland.

 

When should I pay for my classes?


Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published deadline. Payment deadlines can be found on the "Tuition, Fees, and Deadlines" page.Transient students are not eligible for financial aid.  

 

What is CougarNet?


CougarNet is Cleveland State’s student portal that gives students access to: 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, theHelp Desk can be reached Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 423-478-6210 or ny email at helpdesk@clevelandstatecc.edu.



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


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

 

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 (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 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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