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Catawba College Offers First-Year Day Students Online Option

July 29, 2020

Category: Academics, Students


Catawba College in Salisbury is offering first-year college students a program, “Catawba at Home,” for the fall semester as an option to begin their college career fully online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers reduced tuition for the semester and scholarship opportunities for enrollment in the college’s day program in January.

The program allows first-year students to take a full-time schedule (15 credit hours) completely online. This program includes a full-semester First-Year Success Studies course, as well as several online general education courses taken in eight-week blocks.  

Fall semester classes will be held Tuesday, Aug.18-Tuesday, Nov. 24, with final exams to be held remotely during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

As a Cat@Home scholar, students will take courses together as a cohort of no more than 25 students and participate in enrichment activities that will keep them connected to the close-knit campus community.

Program highlights include:    

  • Dedicated First-Year Success faculty member and Student Success Coach.  
  • Fully online, 15-credit hour, full-time fall course structure. 
  • Federal and state financial aid eligible.  
  • Low Tuition – only $379 per credit hour. 
  • Successful completion of the program will guarantee a $15,000 Merit Scholarship per academic year, if the student enrolls in the traditional undergraduate day program as soon as Spring 2021 semester.   
  • 24/7 access to the college IT Help Desk, library resources, and tutoring services.  

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