Registration Information

For Fall

Applications for Degree-seeking students will be accepted until August 14.  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 31. Currently enrolled students may register from April 6 - August 20. 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 students receive PIN at New Student Advisement and Registration (NSAR) session. Transfer and readmit students will receive advisement and PIN through the summer Advising Center or by seeing the Dean of their major of study. Returning students receive PIN from faculty advisor.

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2015 Fall Registration Calendar

Registration for fall 2015 opens Monday, April 6. Providing there are no outstanding obligations or holds, all currently enrolled students are eligible to register. First time freshmen are required to attend a NSAR (New Student Advising & Registration) session which is scheduled through the ACCESS Center. Transfer and readmit students will receive advisement and 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 24. 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.

Registration Calendar
Date What's Happening
March 16 Class schedule available for viewing.
April 6 - August 20 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.
June 30 Priority deadline for Financial Aid file documents.
July 15 Financial Aid appeals deadline.
July 31 Priority deadline for Admissions file documents
August 7 Deadline for students registered to pay balance of tuition and fees or have set up a deferred payment plan option
August 14 Deadline for deferred payment set-up 4 payment plan option
August 14 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 19 - 20 Late Registration Days
August 21 Deadline for deferred payment set-up 3 payment plan option
August 21 Deadline for students registered since August 8 to pay balance of tuition and fees or have set-up a deferred payment plan
August 24 Classes Begin.
August 24-25 Schedule adjustment period.

Future Student

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:

Apply for admission and turn in all documents required by the Admissions office by Priority Deadline of July 31 (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 next steps to register.  New students must attend New Student Advisement and Registration (NSAR) date. Register for a NSAR by completing the online orientation 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 who want a degree or certificate to attend one of these sessions.

How long does a NSAR session last?

Most sessions last approximately 1-2 hours.

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 19 - 20.

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.

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 15, 2015.

The census date for financial aid is September 4, 2015. If a student registers after September 4, 2015, 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:

Contact 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 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 August 20.  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 15.

The census date for financial aid is September 4, 2015. If a student registers after September 4, 2015, 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.

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 15, 2015.

Who to call for more information:

Contact Information
OfficePhone Number
Admissions423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Registration423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Financial Aid423-472-7141 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:

Contact Information
OfficePhone Number
Admissions423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Registration423-472-7141 Ext. 310
Financial Aid423-472-7141 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

For Summer

Applications for Degree-seeking students will be accepted until May 22.  Students should submit applications as soon as possible to allow ample time for processing.  Currently enrolled students may register from April 6 through May 28.  Students are to speak with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.



All new student will be required to attend a New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR) session once the application for admission has been processed.  Students should complete the online orientation prior to attending NSAR and registering for classes. Transfer and readmit students will receive advisement and PIN through the Summer Advising Center or by seeing the Dean of their major of study.

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2015 Summer Registration Calendar

First Summer Day Session

Enrollment Period, April 6 - May 28
Classes Begin, June 1

Second Summer Day Session

Enrollment Period, April 6 - July 1
Classes Begin, July 6

Full Session and Evening Classes

Enrollment Period, April 6 - May 28
Classes Begin, June 1

Future Student

New Student Registration

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:

  • Apply for admission and turn in all documents required by the Admissions office (i.e. ACT scores, COMPASS scores, immunization records, high school or college transcripts, drivers license, birth certificate, etc.).
  • New students, readmitted students, or transfer students 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.
  • Readmitted students and transfer students who apply for a degree or certificate program will receive instructions in the mail about  "What Happens Next." They will need to see an academic advisor to get a PIN to register. Visit the Summer Advising Center located in room 108-A in the Student Center or visit the Dean of the Academic area you are majoring in for advising and a PIN to register.

FAQs:

Is attendance at a New Student Advising & Registration session required?
Yes for New students only. CSCC requires all new students who want a degree or certificate to attend one of these sessions.

How do transfer or re-admit students get registered?

Transfer and readmit students will need to see an academic advisor to get a PIN to register. Visit the Summer Advising Center located in room 108-A in the Student Center or visit the Dean of the Academic area you are majoring in for advising and a PIN to register.

 

How long does a NSAR session last?
Most sessions last approximately two hours.

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 May 28.

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 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, then the big red icon.

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 www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number). You will need to keep your PIN for future reference.
  • Go to the website 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 May 1, 2015.

The census date for financial aid is June 13, 2015. If a student registers after June 13, 2015, 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 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 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 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

Current Student

Current Student Registration

ADMISSION and REGISTRATION INFO:
Online Registration for currently enrolled students will begin on Monday, April 6. It is required that students speak with their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes. Students are now required to receive a six-digit 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 May 28. 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:
Should I see my assigned advisor before registering for classes?
Yes. Cleveland State has mandatory advising. 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. Also students must obtain their alternate PIN from their advisor before registration can occur.

Who is my assigned advisor?
The “My Account” tab in CougarNet will identify your current advisor.

If I change majors will my advisor change?
Yes.  When you complete the change of status form in the Enrollment Services Center, your advisor will change based on your new major.

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 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.

What is CougarNet?
CougarNet is Cleveland State’s internal website for 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 Financial Aid Form. This allows the counselors to review your eligibility for the semester.

When is the priority deadline for financial aid?
All documentation must be submitted by April 30, 2015.

The census date for financial aid is June 12, 2015. If a student registers after June 12, 2015, 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 April 30, 2015. If you were not notified of eligibility and need to appeal, please call the Financial Aid Office.

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

Visiting/Transient Student

Visiting/Transient Student Registration

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 www.clevelandstatecc.edu from the APPLY NOW link.
  • First time applicants must submit a valid drivers license and a Hepatitis B Immunization Health History form BEFORE registering for classes. Forms are available in the Enrollment Services Center, offsite locations in Athens and Madisonville, and on the college website, through the Admissions 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 Transcript Analyst or 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 all 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 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.

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:

Contact 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

Dual Enrollment Student Registration

Summer Dual Enrollment Lottery Grant Deadline is May 1, 2015

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 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

 

New Programs for Fall 2015!

We're excited to announce the following new programs available this fall and here is who to contact:

Agriculture

Patty Weaver
(423) 473-2462 or pweaver@clevelandstatecc.edu

Paramedic Program

Devette Carter
(423) 473-2337 or dcarter@clevelandstatecc.edu

Nancy LaBine
(423) 478-6227 or nlabine@clevelandstatecc.edu

Medical Informatics

Ann Cunningham
(423)473-2326 or acunningham@clevelandstatecc.edu

Susan Webb-Curtis
(423) 8718 or scurtis@clevelandstatecc.edu