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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Letter to Students from Grant Snyder, May 11, 2020

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Dear Student,

Because of the coronavirus, the College made the decision during the Spring Semester to move all classes and services online. This required students to make adjustments and changes in their own learning processes. Due to the continued uncertainties created by the coronavirus, the College has made some additional decisions, which I want to share with you. Please read carefully all of the important information below.

Fall Semester
The College has made the difficult decision to continue offering most courses in an online format for the Fall Semester. This means if you have already registered for a face to face course, it will likely be changed to a fully online format. These online courses may have assigned meeting times during which students and faculty convene online at the same time, they could have no set meeting time with students engaging online with faculty, course content, discussions, and testing at different times, or a combination of both. A small number of courses will be scheduled in a hybrid format which includes limited class meetings on campus with other work assigned online. If you have any questions, you can call Career and Counseling (610-356-5324) or email [email protected] to speak with an academic advisor.

Tuition Freeze
The College is committed to making education affordable. Given the ongoing crisis in the United States and in our local community, and in an effort to assist students with the cost of education, the College has elected to freeze tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Tuition Discount for Summer 2
To further assist students who may be facing uncertain economic times, the College is offering a 10% tuition discount for all classes taken during Summer 2 (June 29 – August 6).

Summer 1 and Summer 2 Sessions
I want to remind you that the College previously announced that course instruction and student services would continue in an online format for both Summer 1 and Summer 2

Registration for Summer 1, Summer 2 and Fall Semesters
Accelerate the completion of your certificate or degree by taking courses this summer. There is still time to register for Summer 1 (starts on Monday, May 18) the College’s Power Up session (begins Monday, June 1) and the Summer 2 session (starts Monday, June 29). Call Career and Counseling (610-356-5324) or email [email protected] to speak with an academic advisor. In addition, if you have not yet registered for the Fall Semester contact Career and Counseling to register.

Student Readiness Sessions
To help prepare you for the summer and fall online courses, sign up for a 30-minute orientation that will provide you with tips on using Canvas, an overview on what to expect with online courses and how to successfully complete your coursework in an online course. Bring your questions and concerns to the orientation.

Apply for Financial Aid
Due to these uncertain economic times, it may be more important than ever for you to apply for help paying for college. I want to remind you to complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Please visit for information on how to apply. For students who have already completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA and whose financial situation has had a recent and dramatic change (i.e., parent or student job loss), please call 610-359-5000 to discuss your situation with a member of Financial Aid to determine if you may qualify to submit a special condition form that may increase your eligibility.

Grant Snyder, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Delaware County Community College