Coronavirus FAQ

Instructional

Q: Will all of my classes be online?

A: Yes, all of Calhoun’s classes for the remainder of the Spring semester and the Summer semester have been moved to online classes.

Q: I don’t have a computer at home or internet service. What can I do?

A: Please contact your instructor and let them know of your situation. Calhoun may be able to assist you with a loaner computer for the remainder of the Spring semester. We understand Charter/Spectrum is offering free internet service for 60 days to non-subscribers with K-12 or college students living in the household. Please call 1-844-579-3743 for further information and to verify their terms and offer.
WiFi hot spots are also available in Calhoun’s parking lots. You must remain in your vehicle while on campus. Please use parking spaces closest to buildings for best service.

Q: Is tutoring still available?

A: Yes, please use the following link to schedule a tutoring session https://calhoun.edu/tutoring/

Q: I have an assignment due at the end of the month. How do I submit it?

A: Please check BlackBoard for directions on submitting your work. If you need further assistance, please email your instructor.

Q: I need to take some placement tests. How can I take them?

A: We are working on a plan to allow students to take placement tests online in a virtual classroom environment. Please contact Advising at advising@calhoun.edu.

Q: Is Calhoun going to use Pass/Fail grading this semester (or this summer)?

A: The College has no plans to change the normal grading system.

Q: What is the deadline for withdrawing from Spring semester classes?

A: The withdrawal deadline has been extended to April 30th.

Q: When will registration for the Fall semester begin? Will the classes remain online?

A: Registration for the Fall semester will be delayed until June 1, 2020. The College will keep you updated with regards to the class format for the Fall semester. It is our hope that COVID-19 will be under control and Calhoun will be able to return to offering on campus classes.

Financial Aid

Q: Will the transition to online learning have an impact on my financial aid?

A: Your financial aid will not be impacted by Calhoun moving the classes to an online format for the summer due to COVID19.

For questions regarding financial aid, please email finaid@calhoun.edu

Admissions

Q: I would like to attend Calhoun as a transient student this summer, what should I do?

A: If you would like to attend Calhoun this summer as a transient student and you were enrolled during any of the previous three semesters as a transient student (summer 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020), you will only need to submit your updated transient approval form via the online admission form found here.

If you have not been enrolled as a transient student at any time during the previous three semesters, you will need to apply as a transient student here, and submit your ID and transient approval form via the online admissions form found here.

Q: I am a transient student trying to register, but can’t. I think I have enough hours.

A: Please note that in order to register before April 13, you must meet the credit hour requirement. The earned credit hours must have been taken at Calhoun Community College.

Q: Do I qualify for in-state tuition rates at Calhoun?

A: In order to qualify for the in-state tuition rate you must meet one of the following criteria outlined on the Certification of Eligibility for In-state Residency form. Please note that you do not need to submit this form unless you are being charged the out-of-state tuition rate and feel that you may qualify for the in-state tuition rate.

Q: Who should I contact if I have more questions about my admission to Calhoun?

A: You may contact the Admissions call center at 256-306-2593 or email the Admissions team here.

Advising

Q: I need to meet with an advisor but campus is closed. What should I do?

A: Please email advising@calhoun.edu and one of our advisors will meet with you virtually to assist you.

Graduation

Q: How do I purchase my graduation packet now that the Bookstore is closed?

A: It is Calhoun’s hope that COVID19 cases will decrease dramatically within the next few weeks and that the College will be able to open for business to the public. When this happens, you should have plenty of time to visit the Bookstore on either of our campuses to purchase your graduation packet.

Q: Is there a new deadline for purchasing the graduation packet?

A: The new deadline is July 10 for purchasing your graduation packet. Please keep in mind that pending the effects of COVID19, any deadlines could change. But, as they do, we will post updates to the Calhoun webpage.

Q: When will I receive my diploma for spring?

A: 6-8 weeks after the end of term

Student Services Counseling

Q: I am having a really hard time dealing with the pressures of this COVID-19 thing. Is there someone I can talk to?

A: Calhoun’s Counseling Services are available via phone call. Please contact ada@calhoun.edu to schedule an appointment for a phone session. You may also call 256.306.2630 to schedule an appointment for a phone session.

Other

Q: How long will the Calhoun campuses be closed?

A: All of Calhoun’s campuses are closed to the public until further notice. We will provide additional information as we receive it from the Alabama Community College system and the Alabama Department of Public Health.