Dear SCC Students,
I hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.
I want to take this opportunity to share with you our plans for the fall. First, let me say that our faculty and staff are committed to helping you accomplish your educational goals. We take seriously our responsibility to offer the coursework and support services you need to move forward in your educational journey.
In this current environment, we are facing so many uncertainties. But one thing is certain – your ability to complete your education at St. Charles Community College. We are certain that you can succeed, and we are here to help you. You are not alone. Our goal is to make sure we have all the courses and support services you need to complete a degree.
We recognize that some of you may be facing financial hardships. Let us help you explore financial aid and scholarship options that can assist with tuition. With the help of the SCC Foundation, I have identified additional scholarship funds that you may apply for if you are unable to obtain financial aid. Visit the SCC scholarship web page for additional information.
So, what about the fall semester? This fall, the majority of courses will be offered online. However, there will be a small number of courses offered in-person to meet the needs of those of you who feel that it would be difficult to succeed by taking all your courses online. We will also offer in-person classes for a few courses that require “hands-on” learning. We will post this information on our website within the next few weeks.
We are also going to ensure that you have the support functions needed to succeed. Our Library and computer labs, along with other key support functions, will be available on campus at certain times and days of the week.
Please know that we are taking every precaution to protect your health as we begin reopening our college. Everyone will be screened before entering a building; all employees and students will be required to wear a mask; we will have all building spaces marked to ensure social distancing; and we will continuously clean and disinfect all areas. Ensuring the health and safety of our students is a top priority.
We are all struggling to seek stability and security amid these challenging times. Many of you may be contemplating whether you will move forward with your education. I want to remind you that a college degree changes lives and represents a great return on investment. Again, in these challenging times, seeking safe and affordable educational options is important.
SCC has one of the highest returns on investment in the state and in the nation. And - we stand ready to help you begin or continue your educational journey. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance. We are going to get through this together. Stay safe, practice social distancing, and have a wonderful summer.
Barbara Kavalier, Ph.D.