Mendocino College is pleased to announce that students can begin registering for the spring semester. The upcoming spring term, which begins January 19, will look very similar to fall 2020 at Mendocino College. While the schedule will be primarily online, there will be some hybrid classes offered (a mix of online and face-to-face). Many online classes will include a regular Zoom session led by the instructor at a specific time as noted in the schedule. The schedule can be found by visiting https://www.mendocino.edu/schedule and a printed version will be mailed to homes in the district by early January.
“For the fall term, we migrated the majority of our classes to a virtual environment to address the restrictions presented by COVID-19 with the goal of continuing to meet the educational needs of our students,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Debra Polak. “For the upcoming spring, our faculty and staff once again came together to create a robust class schedule. We’ve focused on both the quality of instruction and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.”
The college continues to offer virtual assistance for students and has recently offered some on-ground services, such as Admissions and Financial Aid assistance, to help students prepare for the spring semester. Chromebooks also continue to be available, students in need may request one through their instructor.
“I am proud of our students, faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication as we have transitioned to various modes of instruction in order to offer our students the best and safest options for their education,” said Mendocino College President/Superintendent Tim Karas. “We know that an online learning environment is not ideal for all students and we will work to eliminate hurdles as best we can.”
In addition to registering for classes, students can prepare for the spring semester by applying for financial assistance, such as the Mendocino College Promise. Through the Mendocino College Promise, first-time, first-year students can receive up to two years free tuition, regardless of their financial situation. For more information about eligibility, please visit www.mendocino.edu/promise.
Students who wish to see their eligibility for federal grants and loans, including the Mendocino College Promise, should complete the FAFSA at studentaid.gov. More information about financial aid can be found at www.mendocino.edu/financial-aid.
For students receiving face-to-face instruction in the spring, attendance will comply with the College’s COVID-19 protocols for social distancing, face coverings, and additional sanitation measures.
“The well-being of our students and employees continues to be our top priority at this time,” Karas said. “We want our students to receive the best education and training in the safest environment possible, and I am proud of everyone for helping us maintain a safe campus over the past months. I commend all the students, faculty, and staff for practicing our safety protocols, and I encourage everyone to continue with these safety practices so that we can have a great spring semester."