Students can now register for both summer and fall classes at Glen Oaks Community College—and although the campus is closed, the Student Services staff is working remotely to help students steer through the process in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Summer classes begin on May 18, and all summer classes are now being offered online. Fall classes begin on August 31and are expected to run both face-to-face and online as they have in the past.
“Online learning has been around for a while, and though it can be intimidating, there a number of benefits,” said Tonya Howden, vice president of student services. “Today’s online classes incorporate many different tools that can enhance course content including pre-recorded lectures, live video instruction, links to supplemental resources, and engaging discussion threads.”
“While there are challenges to online learning, it provides students with the convenience and flexibility of working from any technological device at anytime and anywhere they have Wi-Fi access,” said Howden. “Students can customize their learning environments, save on travel time and costs of travel, and most importantly, have time to think, research, and reflect before contributing to class discussions and assignments.”
Glen Oaks not only provides remote services to help one get started such as orientation and advising, but there are also online library and tutoring and testing services available to assist students in their courses.
Prospective students should go to glenoaks.edu and click on the APPLY NOW button to get started, or students may call (269) 294-4253, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The last day to register for summer classes is May 12.