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COVID-FAQ

Will you be opening the campus to on-ground instruction in the Fall?
Yes – click here to view updated “Fall Return to Campus Plan
What are the precautionary steps you are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The Fall Return to Campus Plan outlines all precautionary steps to ensure a safe return to campus.
Can you switch from on-ground courses to virtual instruction or vice-versa?
Yes, you can make a change, but it will be important to talk with your advisor before you make that change.
Is there a price difference between the on-ground and virtual class format?
No, pricing remains the same and scholarships and discounts apply across both formats
Will I save money taking classes online?
Not necessarily, scholarships and discounts awarded for residential programs do not automatically apply to online coursework. You would need to check with student financial services to evaluate your best option
What is the difference between virtual experience and online experience?

The virtual experience emulates the on-ground classroom experience by taking place in real-time and allows for active engagement with your professor and other students.

The online experience allows for students to view lecture material at a time of their choosing, while still having access to engage professors and a vibrant online community.

What is the recommended minimum technology requirement at SDCC?

Computer with basic audio, microphone and camera, at least 4GB ram & up-to-date operating system

High speed Broadband or DSL internet

If there is a delay in athletic seasons or all classes are virtual, will my scholarship (athletic or academic) still be accepted?
Yes
Will there be refund options available for students adversely affected by COVID-19?
Refund options will only be considered under extreme circumstances and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
How will you be conducting chapel in the fall? Will I still be required to go if I chose to take courses virtually?

Chapel in the Fall 2020 semester will be conducted in a virtual platform in accordance with local and state guidelines. All students will be required to attend the Monday Live Stream Chapel at 10:00 am each week. This Chapel will include announcements, worship, and a diverse lineup of speakers. We are excited to launch this new Chapel venue with panel discussions with Christians leaders from various industries and paths of life.

We will also have additional weekly opportunities to grow in your relationship with God throughout the semester. The Department of Spiritual Life will host new venues which include the FCA Team Huddle, and Wednesday Live Stream Worship and Devotion with local Pastors from our community.

Are guests permitted in campus housing during the semester?
Guests, apart from blood relatives, are not permitted in on-campus housing during the Fall 2020 semester. Blood relatives are permitted at the apartments for day activities, but their temperature will be taken upon entering the facilities.
What happens if a student has a temperature over 100.4?
The student will be asked to visit the HAWC center for a secondary temperature check and if the temperature is confirmed by the physician to be over 100.4, the student will be asked to stay home (self-quarantine) and participate in classes through the Virtual environment for 14 days.
What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19?
Students would be asked to self-quarantine and transition into participation in the Virtual Synchronous modality. Students will be asked to visit a physician and receive a COVID-19 test to confirm a Negative result, which will be submitted to the SDCC Campus Nurse for clearance prior to returning to campus.
What if my roommate tests positive for COVID-19?
You and any other roommates will be asked to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days in one of our Agape Apartments (specially designated rooms at the SDCC apartments). You and any other roommates will be monitored for symptoms. All roommates will be asked to visit a physician and receive a COVID-19 test to confirm a Negative result, which will be submitted to the SDCC Campus Nurse for clearance prior to returning to campus.