ENROLLMENT: Poteau Campus

[ Summer Fall 2018 Course Schedule ] || [Advisors ]  ||  [ Admissions Contacts]  || [Expanded Academic Calendar 1819 ]  …  [see Cost to Attend CASC below]

New and Transfer Students

New and Transfer Students must submit credentials with their application for admissions and have those credentials evaluated by Office of Admissions Staff. Enrollment begins April 2 and ends May 31 for summer term classes and August 17 for fall term classes.

SAIL Workshops for the Poteau Campus

The SAIL Workshop is new to CASC this year and designed to help students receive that “need to know” information before their first day of classes. During the SAIL Workshop, students will learn about college resources, how to setup their VIKECONNECT account and a payment plan, access their CASC Email and Blackboard, enroll into classes, receive their CASC ID and Parking Decal, receive information and assistance with financing their education, and more!

Parents, family or friends may participate in a “Parent Orientation” and learn a few things about the college, its educational structure, and topics commonly asked by parents and family. We want you to understand we are committed to helping your student succeed!

(check back for dates of SAIL Workshops; dates are being revised (for New & Transfer Students)

Readmissions of Former CASC Students

Students who were previous enrolled with CASC and not re-enrolled in one or more semesters must submit a READMISSIONS Application and official transcripts from any college attended since last at CASC. Returning CASC students may visit with an Advisor in their academic major or self-enroll with VIKECONNECT.

High School Concurrent Students & Non-Degree Seeking Student Enrollments

Students who are enrolling with CASC under Concurrent Enrollment must submit their credentials to the Office of Admissions along with an CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: APPLICATION PACKET for NEW STUDENTS. Second semester concurrent enrollments should alternately submit the one page Permissions Form for Returning students. Participation is not allowed I the SAIL Enrollment workshops, but on a walk-in basis to the Office of Admissions.

Students who are not seeking a degree in higher education or have not earned 9 or more credit hours are categorized as non-degree seeking students and may enroll on a walk-in basis to the Office of Admissions.

Enrollment: at the SALLISAW Campus

Students attending the Sallisaw campus may enroll on a walk-in basis and without an appointment, but, should call 918-775-6977 to confirm their credentials have been received, schedule a placement examination (if needed), or visit with a financial aid counselor.

Enrollment: WEB only Student

If you are enrolling in all web classes with CASC and expect to receive your degree all online, then, you are a Web Student. You may call CASC’s Director of the Virtual Campus who can assist you in enrollment (by phone: 918-647-1471 or email: sbrown@carlalbert.edu ).
<h2Enrollment: Important Dates to Remember

The Academic Calendar is the official calendar of dates the college will begin and end classes, show the last day to withdraw from classes with refund, holidays, and other important dates. The Expanded Academic Calendar is posted online and found in our college Catalog and Course Schedules. For enrollment purposes, the following table shows a list of those dates the campus is expected to be closed and unavailable for enrollment. So, plan your visit accordingly!
(click here for the Expanded Academic Calendar 1819)

Campus Closed on the Following Dates:

2018  2019
Spring Break – March 19-23
Easter Holiday – March 29-30
Memorial Day – May 28
Fridays in Summer (June & July)Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
Independence Day – July 4-5
Labor Day – September 3
Fall Break – October 18-19
Thanksgiving Holiday – November 19-23
Christmas & New Year’s Holiday – Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 7, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday – January 21
Spring Break – March 18-22
Easter Holiday – April 18-19
Memorial Day – May 27

First Semester Course Enrollment

Enrollment Counselors will enroll the student into the recommended first semester courses using the degree plan published in their academic area of interest (for example Allied Health, Business Administration, …). Students are typically enrolled into ORI 1111 Freshman Orientation, CS 1103 Microcomputer Applications, ENGL 1113, and any/all remedial course requirements.

Full time enrollment is considered 12 credit hours for academic reasons and financial aid full-time benefit funding. However, CASC strongly encourages student to THINK 16 or 16 cr-hrs enrollment in the fall and spring terms. Since most associate degree programs require a total of 62 credit hours and most students expect to spend 4 semesters with CASC, then, the math works out to about 15 to 16 cr-hrs per term (i.e. five 3 cr-hr courses a semester).

We understand that life happens and that not everyone will take 16 cr-hrs in a term and it may take you more than 4 semesters to complete your degree. So, plan your per semester enrollment with your final goal in mind. You will find our associate and certificate programs at Academics>>Degrees Offered with a semester by semester guide to aid you in degree planning.

Cost to Attend CASC

Students may estimate the cost to attend CASC using a few tools. Estimated costs vary depending on a number of factors such as: the number of courses or credit-hours to be taken, what type of class is being taken (web course or on-campus course; lecture or a science course with a lab), will student be living in on-campus housing. (Tuition and fees are subject to change beginning in the Fall term. The Tuition-Fee Chart will be updated at that time).

For a quick estimate, students should click on the Net Price Calculator and answer a few question to see estimates published by the Department of Education for CASC. The Net Price Calculator reflects previous years and should be used as a “broad” estimate only. However, for a more detailed look, students should use these guidelines:

  1. Estimate TOTAL tuition and fees. Using the Tuition-Fee Chartfind the Total Tuition & Fee charges for the estimated number of credit hours the student plans on enrolling. This amount covers the tuition and mandatory fees charged per credit hour.  [ FY18-Tuition-Fee-Chart ]
  2. Add additional charges that apply based on the type of course being taken. For example and using the Tuition-Fee Chart, students taking a 3 cr-hr web course will be charged an additional course charge of $99.00 (i.e. $33.00 per credit hour x 3 credit hour web course). Students should review the “Additional Charges That May Apply” and add those charges to the TOTAL tuition and fees. [ FY18-Tuition-Fee-Chart ]
  3. Add the cost of the textbook. Textbooks are required for most classes and may vary per section or instructor, and may be rented or bought used or new. So, students should use the college’s online Textbook Costs site for this cost.  [ Textbook Costs ]
  4. Add on-campus Housing with Meals. If the student anticipates living in on-campus housing, then, this cost should be added to the semester tuition and fees, and textbook charges. However, if the student will not be living in on-campus housing, then, this cost is zero and will not be added to the tuition and fees, and textbook charges. Basically, students may estimate $2,000.00 per semester for a semi-private room with meals and $2,00.00 per semester for a private room with meals.  [ CASC Housing   ]
  5. Add personal expenses. Students often overlook common expenses such as fuel required or transportation to and from classes, supplies for a course, meals if not in housing, … With 16 weeks required in the fall and spring terms, and 8 weeks in the summer, these personal expenses should be considered.
  6. Sum all the above to get your estimated cost.

Students who are enrolled with CASC may view their estimated semester charges in their VIKECONNECT portal account. Their Business Account highlights their estimated aid (FAFSA, scholarships, grants, or loans) and subtracts tuition-fees charges to get their personal, estimated cost of attendance. While this value should not be viewed as their final charges, it will provide an estimation.

[FY19 Tuition & Fee Chart]   [Net Price Calculator]   [Textbook Costs]   [CASC Housing]