Carl Albert State College Classes Begin January 14, 2015!
Make Sure You Are Prepared
Classes at Carl Albert State College begin Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Offices are open Monday through Friday at the Poteau and Sallisaw campuses to assist with admissions, financial aid, housing, and enrollment. The bookstore is open as well.
Randy Graves, Associate Vice President for Student Life, stated there are several rooms available in residential housing on the Poteau Campus this spring. Call 918-647-1315 for assistance in securing a dorm room. Students who have already signed up for residential housing for the spring semester will move in Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Jay Falkner, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, explained that the College now has online applications at carlalbert.edu. Students are encouraged to call 918-647-1393 or stop by the Enrollment Center on the Poteau Campus in Hemphill Hall for any assistance needed in preparing for the spring semester. Students can also receive assistance in Sallisaw by going to campus at 1601 Opdyke or by calling 918-775-6977.
Because full payment of all tuition and fees is due by the first day of classes, the college has enlisted the assistance of Nelnet to offer Tuition Payment Plans. The plans allow students to spread their out of pocket costs out over a period of time instead of being required to come up with all of the funds at once. If a student would like to defer payments to allow financial aid to cover costs, they may enroll in a deferred payment plan called Pending Aid. Rena’ Brooks, CASC Business Office Manager explained, “If financial aid covers all expenses, the payment plan is not put into motion for that student.” The payment plans are done through a student’s Vike Connect account.
Carl Albert State College offers a variety of certificates and degrees that prepare students to enter the workforce and/or continue their education elsewhere following graduation. President Garry M. Ivey shared, “You may be employed and need additional education for your current job or a new one, or you may be unemployed looking for a way to prepare for a job. You may have attended college at some point but for whatever reason had to discontinue your course work. You may be right out of high school, or you may have been out of high school for years. Whatever your situation, we encourage you to take classes this spring at Carl Albert.”