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Fall 2020: Learning

The fall 2020 semester is going to be different than any of us imagined. But this is CCA—we’re distinctly equipped to handle a change in plans, and your faculty have been preparing for an online semester all summer (just in case), imagining creative possibilities for studio work from anywhere. Here you’ll find information to help you navigate this unusual time—and have a robust, high-quality academic experience.

Online Learning: A Student’s Guide

Wherever and whenever you are, CCA faculty and staff want to support you. Make sure you’re set up for success with our Online Learning: A Student’s Guide, where you’ll find information and resources to help you get started with an online learning address, email, access and guides to online learning technologies, student making and technology support, online CCA services, your Zoom login, and more. You’ll also find important dates and reminders, announcements, and policy updates here.

Additional Resources for Incoming Students

For new students, the Online Learning for Fall 2020 Incoming Students page provides information and insight to help you understand both the philosophical and logistical aspects of our remote semester and help you be the most prepared and set up for success. Here you'll find answers to your questions about what online instruction at CCA will look like, what you need to be successful in the online learning format, answers to concerns we've heard, and where to find the support you need! 

Software Licenses

CCA has secured off-campus access to most software needed for class projects. Many of our titles are already free or available to students (such as Adobe), and many vendors are offering discounted or free software to allow students to succeed in their courses. Software license offers for students and faculty impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here: Software for Online Learning and Teaching. You’ll find more resources on the Academic Computing COVID-19 Resource Hub.

Financial Support and Resources

We recognize that some students and their families are experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to the disruptions caused by COVID–19. If you need financial assistance to purchase equipment and supplies, access the technology required for remote learning, or basic household needs, there are several programs available that may be able to help. Find out more about the financial resources available, including funding from the Federal CARES Act, and how to file a financial aid petition if your circumstances have changed due to the pandemic.

Helpful Contacts

Student Records

Course schedule & registration information

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Academic Advising

Academic advisors will be available to assist undergraduate students.

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Graduate chairs and program managers will be available to assist graduate students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid and support

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Housing, Dining, and Residential Education

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International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP)

Assistance for international students, including advising for students on F-1 and J-1 visas.

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