I haven’t been able to take the ACT/SAT since the pandemic began. How will that affect my college admission and scholarships/financial aid? Crowder is an open admission institution and an ACT/SAT is not required for admission.
My GPA went down for my last semester. Will this affect my scholarships or admission? Crowder is an open admission institution and a minimum GPA is not required for admission. Crowder uses a 7th semester transcript (the transcript from the end of the fall 2019 semester) to award scholarships. The scholarship priority deadline was March 1; therefore, most scholarship materials were submitted prior to moving to the online environment.
I don’t like online courses or didn’t do well in online courses. Can I take in-person courses in the fall? If courses are moved online, how will technical courses be offered? Crowder is offering on-ground, online, and flex (combination of on-ground and online) courses for fall 2020. Technical courses will be offered in a traditional, on-ground, hands-on format. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crowder College has implemented temporary changes that will be in effect through the Fall 2020 semester. Due to the pandemic, course delivery is subject to change at any time. The Fall 2020 Campus Plan details these changes, including social distancing measures and face-covering policy for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Read more about the campus plan by visiting https://www.crowder.edu/covid-19/fall-2020-campus-plan/.
Will there be any changes to the requirements to receive transfer credit for AP or CLEP exams? There are no changes to the requirements at Crowder to accept AP or CLEP exam scores. Crowder is currently accepting exam scores for AP and CLEP
My last semester high school dual credit courses were online. Will they still count for college credit? Yes, Crowder College expects to award college credit, through dual credit, even if the spring 2020 course transitioned to online.
I was in college prep (AP, dual credit, or honors) courses my senior year before they were moved online during the spring 2020 semester. I’m not sure I am ready for college-level work now. What are my options? What services will be available to help me?Crowder College provides a wide range of course offerings and academic supports to help students at all academic levels. College advisors will help with course selection and course load. A high school student might also complete a placement test to provide additional guidance with course selection. Placement testing is available. Crowder provides free one-to-one, small group, and online tutoring, faculty have generous office hours to support students, and there is also a wide range of academic support programs students can choose to participate in, as needed.
How is virtual/online high school education viewed in the admissions and financial aid processes? Is it considered equal to in-person instruction? Crowder College views online high school instruction as regular high school instruction and it does not impact admissions or financial aid processes. Crowder requires high school completion. Online or virtual high school instruction is considered equal to in-person instruction as long as it results in high school completion.
Will there be any changes to financial aid packages for the fall? Crowder does not anticipate any changes to financial aid packages for fall 2020 based on the federal financial aid guidance.