PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia has announced that the College will continue to offer coursework primarily online in the spring 2021 semester.
“The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are our top priorities in planning for the spring semester,” Dr. Donald Guy Generals, College president, said. “As we head into fall and winter, there still remains a high risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Philadelphia. And while we hope the situation significantly improves by spring, we want to err on the side of caution to keep our students and the rest of our city safe, much as we did for the fall semester.”
A limited number of credit classes and noncredit workforce development programs that can only be offered in face-to-face settings will be provided on campus on a case-by-case basis, as long as it remains safe to do so. In such instances, safety measures will be strictly enforced.
Generals noted by making the decision regarding the spring semester now, the College would have ample time to prepare to continue to deliver online courses and services in an efficient, effective way for students.
“As soon as we made the decision this past spring to operate remotely during the fall, it allowed us to intentionally plan for a quality educational experience for students,” Generals said. “We were able to strategize the most impactful ways to provide online learning and ensure students would have virtual access to the services they were accustomed to having on campus.”
Generals also hoped the announcement would allow students the time needed to plan around their busy schedules in order to continue their education. Many students are balancing additional commitments, including caregiving for children, aging parents or family members, and holding full- or part-time jobs.
Online support services, including academic advising, financial aid assistance and counseling, will continue to be offered through the College’s Virtual Student Resource Center at: www.myccp.online/how-access-virtual-student-support-services.
A small number of on-campus services will be available by appointment only. Any current or prospective student interested in registering for 10-week courses beginning Oct. 6 should visit the College’s for more information.
Current students can register for winter term and the spring 2021 semester via priority web registration, which opens Monday, Oct. 19. Registration for anyone else interested in enrolling in the spring semester opens Monday, Oct. 26. Additional information can be found at: www.ccp.edu.