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Good as Gold

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As a community service, Columbus State Community College offers senior citizens who are 60 years old or older the opportunity to enroll in credit courses for self-enrichment tuition free, on a space-available basis for audit "R" only.

Good as Gold students are registered to take the course for audit. Students registered for audit are not taking the course
for credit. Faculty members are not obligated to spend office hours and/or evaluate course work for a grade.  Good as Gold student enrollment may not exceed 10% of the class.

Requirements for Participation

  • Senior citizens who are 60 years old or older and who have been certified as eligible for the “Good as Gold” Educational Program.
  • Good as Gold students must apply to the college prior to registration for courses unless he or she has been a for-credit student previously.  You may contact the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 to inquire if you have an application on file.
  • “Good as Gold” students may register for credit courses on a space-available basis for audit “R” only.

 

Responsibilities and Rights

  • Good as Gold students are responsible for payment of lab fees, books, instructional supplies, parking permits and any additional educational expenses required of other students by the fee payment deadline as listed above.
  • If the Good as Gold student's course(s) are dropped due to non-payment of fees, the Good as Gold student will be unable to re-register as the registration deadline will have passed.
  • Registration will begin on the first day of the semester and must be complete by the census date for the course(s) for which the student is registering, (for most classes, this is the end of the second week.)
  • Good as Gold students cannot enroll for courses granting academic credit and audit Good as Gold courses in the same term.
  • Good as Gold students must withdraw from the Good as Gold program during the terms they desire to take courses for academic credit and should declare their intent to do so by contacting goodasgold@cscc.edu or calling the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 and asking for the Good as Gold specialist.  These students may need to meet with an academic adviser and complete a placement exam.
  • Student rates to concerts and activities are available to “Good as Gold” students. Financial aid is not available for “Good as Gold” registration as courses are taken for audit “R” only.

 

Contact and Declare Intent to Participate

If you have questions or would like to declare your intent to participate in the Good as Gold program, please e-mail  goodasgold@cscc.edu or calling the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 and asking for the Good as Gold specialist.

 

Registration Options

In-person registration:

Faculty signature on the “Good as Gold” Registration Add/Drop Form is required for class registration.

  • Columbus Campus: Records and Registration Department
  • Delaware Campus: Student Services Desk, Moeller Hall

 

Good as Gold Blackboard Online Registration Instructor Permission Form

  • E-mail instructor requesting permission to register for their class as a Good as Gold student. The instructor may complete the Good as Gold Blackboard Online Registration Instructor Permission Form. No in-person registration activity required on the part of the student.

 

Enrollment Period

Students may register between the first day of the semester through the census date for the course(s) for which the student is registering (for most classes, this is the end of the second week).

 

 Summer Semester 2015:

    • Application Deadline: May 18
    • Registration Period:  May 25 through June 8 for full, 16-week courses.  For all other courses, May 25th through the last day to drop a class without a 'W' as listed on the Academic Calendar.
    • Fee Payment Deadline: June 8

 

Autumn Semester 2015:

    • Application Deadline:  August 10
    • Registration Period:  August 31 through September 14 for full, 16-week courses.  For all other courses, August 31st through the last day to drop a class without a 'W' as listed on the Academic Calendar.
    • Fee Payment Deadline:  September 14

 

Spring Semester 2016:

    • Application Deadline: December 28
    • Registration Period:  January 18 through February 1 for full, 16-week courses.  For all other courses, January 18th through the last day to drop a class without a 'W' as listed on the Academic Calendar.
    • Fee Payment Deadline:  February 1