STCC announces academic calendar changes
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College announces the following changes to the academic calendar as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
Accommodations are being made to provide students more time to evaluate their options while acclimating to the current realities of remote learning.
"We pushed back the registration dates since STCC is operating remotely,'' said Dr. Geraldine de Berly, STCC’s vice president of academic affairs. “We’re doing everything we can to help maximize student success.”
Withdrawal Deadline Extended
To give currently enrolled students time to balance their new remote learning schedules with other COVID-19 impacts on their lives, the withdrawal deadline for spring 2020 (both the 15-week term and the 7-week Spring 2 flex term) is extended to May 6.
Revised Priority Registration/New Student Registration
Priority Registration (for currently enrolled students) is from April 14 to April 20. For new students, New Student Registration will now begin on April 21.
Screening Waivers through June
CORI/SORI and health requirements for fall 2020 have been waived until June 1, but students will need to adhere to their program requirements by that date. Students with incomplete health records are encouraged to continue submitting all required records to the STCC Health and Wellness Center, as they are able. Registration for summer or fall classes will not be blocked due to a health hold during the curtailment at STCC.
Commencement has been postponed and further details will be shared once new plans are finalized. This year’s May Honors Convocation has been canceled. The STCC Registrar’s Office is communicating directly with students who are eligible to graduate. It is important to note that students who are eligible to graduate and meet requirements will graduate. The postponement of ceremonies will not affect their status.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, liberal arts, and STEM fields continue to provide the most affordable options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of about 7,000 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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