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
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 email@example.com or calling (956) 721-5109 or (956) 794-4110.