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Temple College offering predominantly online classes for fall 2020

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 12:29:10-04

Temple College has announced their plans for the fall 2020 semester.

Due to increased concerns with rising COVID-19 cases across the state, Temple College has announced it will be offering predominately online classes for the fall 2020 semester.

There will be some exceptions in the health professions, career and technical education, and science disciplines.

According to Temple College, online classes will be available in both a synchronous format (meaning the class will have specific virtual meeting times) and in an asynchronous format, which means the class will not have specific meeting times.

The course schedule is being updated to let students know whether online classes will be taught in a synchronous or asynchronous format.

“Students should register for the class type that works best for their schedule,” said Temple College President Dr. Christy Ponce.

Fall classes are set to begin Wednesday, Aug. 19.

This fall, Temple College says they will be offering many 8-week course options, allowing students to concentrate on two courses in each 8-week session and still be considered full time.

“This will allow students to stay on track toward graduation and maximize their full financial aid potential,” Dr. Ponce said.

The dates for the fall sessions are as follows:

8-Week Session I: 8/19/2020-10/13/2020
8-Week Session II: 10/19/2020-12/11/2020
16-Week Session: 8/19/2020-12/11/2020

“Our priority is keeping everyone safe and making sure that students are able to complete the fall semester successfully,” Dr. Ponce said. “Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job to prepare for student success this fall. They are prepared to deliver quality instruction virtually, respond to student needs, and make more support services available like virtual tutoring, online chat tools, zoom office hours, interactive virtual college classes, and engaging fall semester courses designed to keep students learning and on track toward graduation.”

Ponce noted that scholarships, emergency aid, a student food pantry, counseling services, and many other support services are available for Temple College students.