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Laredo College fall semester begins August 17

Laredo College is reminding prospective and returning students who have not registered for the fall semester to start the enrollment and registration process as soon as possible before classes begin on August 17.

 

Since the beginning of the summer, Laredo College was bold and decisive in announcing its plan to continue with virtual classes in the fall. The safety and well-being of students was a major factor in this decision. Only a few select workforce and health sciences programs will remain in a face-to-face format. Students and instructors in these courses will follow all applicable local, state and federal health and safety guidelines, such as the use of face coverings, frequent hand-washing, physical distancing and thorough cleaning and sanitizing practices.

 

Laredo College’s certified online instruction is backed by Quality Matters, a nationally recognized, faculty-centered peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. The college will also provide free Wi-Fi access in designated parking lots at both of its campuses for students who do not have internet at home. Students must respect social distancing rules by remaining in their vehicles at all times.

 

“Our fall 2020 semester will continue in an online format in order to safeguard the health and safety of our students,” Laredo College President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis said. “Our faculty and staff members have spent over four months preparing for this. Through online learning, students will be able to take classes on their own terms and at their own pace while remaining safely at home.”

 

Financial aid and scholarships are available to qualifying students. Students are encouraged to apply as for these as soon as possible to ensure that their classes and other educational expenses are covered prior to the beginning of the semester.

 

Additionally, although students will be at home, they can still enjoy all the student services provided at the college, such as 24/7 tutoring, access to digital library books and catalogs, counseling services and more.

 

Laredo College also understands that many students are going through a difficult financial time. Hence, the Board of Trustees and college administrators made it a priority to offer great initiatives such as the Fall Momentum Program, the Laredo CARES Program and the Adult Education & Literacy courses, all of which provide free classes and workforce training certifications to students.

 

For additional information about how to register for the fall semester, visit www.laredo.edu. To get the registration process started, contact the Laredo College Admissions Department by sending an email to admissions@laredo.edu or calling (956) 721-5109 or (956) 794-4110.