Catawba College to offer online-only fall option for first-year students
SALISBURY — Catawba College is offering first-year college students a program called “Catawba at Home” for the fall semester as an option to begin their college career fully online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program offers reduced tuition for the semester and scholarship opportunities for enrollment in the college’s day program in January.
The program allows first-year students to take a full-time schedule (15 credit hours) completely online. This program includes a full-semester First-Year Success Studies course, as well as several online general education courses taken in eight-week blocks.
Fall semester classes will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18 through Tuesday, Nov. 24, with final exams to be held remotely during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4.
As a Cat@Home scholar, students will take courses together as a cohort of no more than 25 students and participate in enrichment activities that will keep them connected to the close-knit campus community.
Program highlights include:
• Dedicated First-Year Success faculty member and student success coach.
• Fully online, 15-credit hour, full-time fall course structure.
• Federal and state financial aid eligible.
• Tuition of $379 per credit hour.
• Successful completion of the program will guarantee a $15,000 merit scholarship per academic year if the student enrolls in the traditional undergraduate day program as soon as spring 2021 semester.
• 24/7 access to the college IT help desk, library resources and tutoring services.
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