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Academic Novel Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Novel Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: March 24, 2020, 8:30 AM

Beginning Monday, March 23, through to the regularly scheduled semester end on Friday April 17 (or April 19 for weekend courses), Centennial has moved to a Teaching at a Distance model. All students will receive individualized, program-specific Semester Recovery Plans from their Academic Coordinator or Department Chair by Tuesday, March 24.

Please note that not all programs can be facilitated through alternate, distance models. Students enrolled in programs where labs, placements, or unpaid co-op work make up part of their program requirements can expect that their semester will extend beyond April 17. If this applies to you, it will be identified in your individualized Semester Recovery Plan.

To further help you complete your academic year, you now have access to a wide array of digital and online supports, services, and ways to connect with the College during the Teaching at a Distance period. Please refer to our Student Success Resources for a comprehensive list of College and community services available to help you succeed.


How will the College closure affect my placement?

A decision has been made to suspend all clinical and field (unpaid) placements effective Monday, March 16 until at least April 5, at which time we will re-evaluate. Our decision is based on the principles of community safety and to support our partners who may be overburdened during this unprecedented and challenging time.

The College is monitoring this evolving situation and will be reviewing and investigating completion options for field and clinical placements (unpaid). These will be communicated to students once determined. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work towards determining winter semester end dates.


Will Part-time Learning courses still be running?

All online courses in Part-time Learning will continue as scheduled. While on-campus, face-to-face classes are suspended, all online courses (OntarioLearn) are ongoing and will continue as originally planned. This includes full-time students registered in a part-time online course.


Do I get a discount on tuition due to the present circumstances? *New

You are paying tuition for a quality education and we will continue to deliver that quality during the Teaching at a Distance period from March 23 to the end of the semester, so tuition will not be refunded. To provide a bit more context, during the temporary suspension of classes, faculty used the time to transform their learning materials and establish a variety of ways for you to engage digitally through technology. Services for your success have also migrated to formats that you can access from the comfort of home. Rest assured, we are committed to supporting you in completing your semester - and students in each program will receive a Semester Recovery Plan tailored with this goal in mind.