Quarter to Semester Transition
In the Fall of 2012, Clark State Community College will be transitioning from a quarter academic calendar to a semester academic calendar. This transition will align the College’s calendar with other public colleges and universities in Ohio and with more than 90 percent of higher education institutions across the country.
The faculty, staff and administration at Clark State will work with each student to ensure that he or she is able to maintain his or her academic progress before, during and after the transition to semesters. The guiding principle of our Pledge to Students is that the transition to semesters will not adversely affect the time to graduation or increase the cost of a degree or certificate.
It is important to complete as many required courses as possible prior to the change from quarters to semesters. The course planning guides below will show you when courses will be offered through Summer Quarter 2012.
- Course Planning Guide (all locations)
- Course Planning Guide (Springfield only)
- Course Planning Guide (Greene Center only)
What Students Need to Know:
- If you graduate before Fall 2012, you WILL NOT be affected by the academic calendar transition.
- If you begin your studies prior to Fall 2010 on the quarter calendar and do not graduate before Fall 2012, you WILL BE affected by the change and will be considered a "transition" student.
- Transition students will be fully informed of how to complete their degrees through the use of intensive advising and frequent notifications.
- Undergraduate students will develop an individualized advising plan called My Advising Plan—MAP for short—once the new degree requirements are finalized.
- Read the Pledge to Students.
- Have questions? Visit the FAQ page.
What Students Need to Do Know
- Meet with your faculty advisor each term before scheduling your classes.
- Complete your CPE requirements before the change.
- Complete as many of your prereqs as you can before the change.
- Complete sequence courses. For example: ACC 111, 112 and 113
- Pay attention to information about the Quarter to Semester Transition and meet with your advisor to develop your MAP as soon as you are able to do so. (Information will be distributed to let you know when these MAP appointments will begin.)
BIO 121, 122 and123
HST 111, 112 and 113
Semester Transition Questions?