For Fall 2021 and Winter 2022, CCS will provide the option to attend classes remotely due to documented extenuating circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Requests for remote learning due to documented extenuating circumstances must be made by completing the Request to be Remote 2021 – 2022 Academic Year form. The Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services will review your request, confirm that your courses are eligible for remote learning, and notify you of the decision regarding your request via your CCS email address within three business days.
Certain studio classes may not be able to accommodate remote learning and schedule adjustments may be necessary (regardless if the request is made prior to the start of the semester or during the course of the semester). It is the student’s responsibility to confirm if any course changes need additional approval for remote learning. Students should work with their Academic Advisor to discuss potential changes and drops; the impact of remote courses with the student’s learning style; and how schedule and/or credit changes can impact their degree plan.
Remote learning means that you will not be physically present for in-person class sessions, but you will be fully engaged with class content and learning activities through technology. Please note that professors will define whether your participation and completion of the course will be synchronous (occurring in real time with the class) or asynchronous (prepared material that can be engaged at different times). Both methods will require regular engagement with the instructor, students and course materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to fill out this form or can I just talk to my advisor or professor about remote learning? All students requesting remote learning must complete this form. Professors will be notified that you have an approved remote learning academic plan and this designation will be noted on the professor’s class roster. Special note for international students: international students who are not able to obtain a visa will have this form completed on their behalf by the International Student Services Office (ISSO).
- Can I choose remote learning for one class and not another? In most cases, no, you would be electing to attend all classes remotely. If you need an exception, you must explain why your extenuating circumstance only applies to specific classes.
- Can I decide to learn remotely for part of the semester but not all of it? Yes, this may be possible depending on your extenuating circumstance.
- Can I live on campus and still do remote learning? Possibly, but this will depend on your extenuating circumstance and possibly your course schedule.
- Can I select remote learning as an international student? Yes, but only if you are residing outside of the United States and are not able to obtain a visa.
- Can I request remote learning for a non-COVID-19 reason? No, this option is only available to students with extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19.
- If I have a documented learning disability, can I have learning accommodations with a remote learning academic plan? Yes. Please consult with the Center for Tutoring and Writing.
- If I choose remote learning, will I still have access to counseling services or student life resources? Counselors are able to meet with students remotely regardless of where they live. Students will be able to participate in any available virtual events.