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  • posted on: Jul 23, 2014

    Rumor:

    Advising is moving to the Student Center Building - right in the middle, or rather the heaviest part of Fall Registration? Why would you redirect people to register? Wouldn't it be more logical to hold off on the renovations for a few weeks? Say, after the 25th or even after Labor Day! Then it wouldn't seem like we are trying to make things more difficult. As if the Advising departments reputation wasn't bad enough, with making students feel bad; now you're going to make it more difficult for them to see students. Stop and think about how this is student centered? The contractor works for the college, not the other way around, they want the job, they'll do it on our time. What's more important? Role: administration_staff

    Response:

    Thank you for your suggestion and concern for students as we continue to improve COM’s Student Services’ facilities.  In any renovation project on a college campus, scheduling can be a challenge.  At registration time, particularly, students and staff are the administration’s first concern.  The final phase of renovation to the Enrollment Center building will be postponed until after fall 2014 classes begin to minimize disruption during a very busy time for the Testing Center and Student Success Center.  We are certain that the new facilities will provide added convenience to the community. 

    Vicki Stanfield, Ed.D.

    Vice President for Student Services

  • posted on: Apr 24, 2014

    Rumor:

    I was told to register online for TSI testing, I cannot figure out where and how to do this. I am a High school student intending to take dual credit classes. Role: other

    Response:

    Students can only register for the TSI Assessment in person in the Testing Center, located in the Enrollment Center, RM 158. The TSI Pre-Assessment is online and must be taken before students are eligible to take the TSI Assessment. The TSI Pre-Assessment can be found at www.com.edu/testing-center/tsi-assessment.php.

  • posted on: Mar 20, 2014

    Rumor:

    When are summer classes supposed to be posted and able to register for them?

    Response:

    Summer 2014 campus and online registration begins April 8th at 8 a.m. The schedule will be posted online by this Friday, March 21st.

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