Summer 2020 Semester
Summer 2020 Semester
In response to Covid-19, Centennial College’s Summer 2020 Semester is being taught entirely at a distance, though an online model. On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about registering for and taking online classes, as well as information on tuition, textbooks, and program postponements.
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Summer 2020 FAQs
Based on the principles of public safety Centennial College has suspended clinical and onsite unpaid field placements. Labs, field and clinical placements, and all or part of unpaid internships have moved to teaching at a distance where feasible. In programs where labs, placements or unpaid internships cannot not be facilitated through alternative/distance models, we have extended the Winter 2020 semester and will extend the Summer 2020 semester as needed to allow students to complete these components at a later date.
Students are not required to complete the work experience component of their program while public health directives are in place and students may complete placement requirements at a later date. However, students may opt to complete their placement requirements at sites currently deemed as essential workplaces (that are willing to accept the student) either onsite, following appropriate health and safety protocols, or remotely. Students who voluntarily accept such placements will be asked to read and sign a Student Informed Consent form in order ensure that they understand their rights and the potential health and safety risks. Similarly, employers and/or placement hosts will be required to complete an Employer/Placement Health and Safety Site Checklist. We’ve also created two resources for students on a work placement - Working from Home During COVID-19 and Safety Tips for Working During COVID-19.
There are several ways to pay your fees during the College closure. If you are an international student wishing to make a payment, please visit Payment Options for International Students. Domestic students may pay fees for one or two semesters at a time using one of the following payment plans or methods.
1. Pay Online at myCentennial
It’s the easiest and fastest way to pay. Go to myCentennial and login with your student ID number and password and follow these steps.
- Log into myCentennial using your Centennial Student ID.
- Select the Student Services Tab (Left side of the screen)
- Click Registration
- Under the “Registration Information” section, click on payment
- From there you can make your tuition payment using your credit card or debit card.
2. Pay by Telephone
You can call 416-289-5300 and pay your fees with the assistance of our Enrolment Services Representatives. Payment can be made by Credit Card.
3. Pay at a Canadian Bank or Financial Institution
Payments made at your bank will take approximately five business days to be sent to Centennial. Please allow sufficient time to avoid missing the fees due deadline. Visit our webpage for more information about paying at your bank or financial institution.
4. Pay with Aeroplan Points
Visit HigherEdPoints for information on how to redeem your Aeroplan Miles and transfer them to your Centennial account. Please note, you can only convert points through this website, and not through Centennial College or via the other payment options on myCentennial. Visit this webpage for more information on paying your tuition.
All campus bookstores are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can order from the bookstore website by clicking on their campus link at the bottom of the main Bookstore webpage.
The item may be shipping from a location that has closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Orders will be filled when that location is once again accessible. Items that are in this situation are marked as BACKORDERED on the website. However, the BACKORDERED status may not have been displayed if the ship-from location was not yet closed or was in the process of closing when the order was originally placed. We recommend students recheck the item for confirmation. Sorry for the inconvenience during this uncertain time.
Students who wish to cancel material in BACKORDERED status can click “Contact Store” in the website footer and complete the section under “Questions & Comments”. Remember to provide your Web Order Number.
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit was introduced to help students who are struggling financially because of the pandemic. The benefit recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in fewer summer jobs for students, and fewer hours for students and those who graduated in December 2019. Eligible postsecondary students will receive $1,250 a month from May through August. Eligible students with dependents or who provide care for someone with a disability will receive $1,750 monthly. Working students earning less than $1,000 a month may also apply. Payments will be made through the Canada Revenue Agency. If you are able to work, you must be actively looking for a job to be eligible to receive the CESB. You cannot apply if you have already applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance. Applications for CESB opened on Friday, May 15, 2020; applications must be submitted before September 30, 2020. To learn more about eligibility, and how to apply, visit this webpage.
Students wishing to pursue a summer semester program should contact their Success Advisor.
Your academic school can confirm when the specific courses you require will be offered next. Contact your Success Advisor for more information.
The tuition deposit deadline for Summer 2020 was May 4, 2020. Students can still enroll in available programs and pay tuition fees up until June 1 via myCentennial, by telephone at 416-289-5300 or through your Canadian Bank (allow 5 business days to process the transfer).
Tuition Payment Flexibility
Students do not need to abandon their Centennial College application due to the challenges of personal finances during the pandemic. The College understands the financial impact that COVID-19 is having on students and is therefore offering flexible payment options.
1. If you are not able to afford your tuition deposit, you may:
- Request Centennial waive your tuition deposit so that you may register in your courses
2. If you are not able to afford to pay the balance of your fees by your due date, you may:
- Request a Tuition Fee Payment Plan
Please note, if you have not already done so, you may apply for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) assistance. If you are a recipient of OSAP assistance, Centennial will automatically defer your full tuition fees deadline until the Ministry electronically remits fees to Centennial on your behalf for your tuition balance.
You are paying tuition fees for a quality education and we will continue to deliver that quality through Teaching at a Distance and online learning, so tuition will not be discounted or refunded. Our faculty, with the support of their colleagues at the College, have transformed their learning materials and created digital content that you can access remotely. We have also transitioned our student services, including counselling, to allow us to continue supporting your success via phone, email and video conferencing.
The College will continue to support your success, no matter how long the Declaration of Emergency lasts, and remain committed to helping you as you complete your Centennial College program. We are monitoring official public health and government directives as we develop our plans for delivering fall 2020 semester programs. Keep in mind; our plans will be flexible to allow us to adjust for sudden changes or resurgence of COVID-19. Rest assured, every option balances your health and safety with your academic success.
You are paying tuition fees for a quality education with specific learning outcomes over the entire semester. You can be certain that we will continue to deliver programs to ensure these learning outcomes are met through online learning and Teaching at a Distance for the duration of the summer semester, so tuition will not be refunded.
Your professors have transformed their learning materials and established a variety of ways for you to engage digitally through technology. Student services have also migrated to virtual formats that you can access from the comfort of your home. Rest assured, we are committed to supporting you in completing a successful semester.