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Sinclair has created this frequently asked questions (FAQs) knowledge base to help answer common questions anytime 24/7. Just type in your question below and we will search for the answer. You can also browser answers by topic or category.

What classes and programs are available online?

Sinclair offers hundreds of courses available online and over 30 programs online. Also available are FlexPace online programs to fast track to a degree, and hybrid courses that let you complete part of the class online.

What is the difference between a hybrid, FlexPace and an online class?

Hybrid courses blend online and face-to-face learning. Some face-to-face sessions are replaced with online instruction, with no greater variance than 40-60% of each modality. Most hybrid classes have 50% online and 50% face-to-face learning instruction time.

SinclairOnline classes are 100% completed online, except where in-person proctored testing is required.

FlexPace courses are competency-based courses intended to be a flexible option for high-performing students to learn at a speed that fits their lifestyle and schedule, where they have the ability to progress as they master a new subject and accelerate to a degree and career faster than the traditional student at Sinclair. FlexPace courses are 100% online. FlexPace courses have specific requirements and grading that you must meet to register for FlexPace courses. Learn more about the requirements.

You may register for any combination of FlexPace, SinclairOnline, Hybrid and face-to-face courses that you wish.

How do I enroll?

To enroll you can apply online or in-person at any Sinclair location. On the Dayton campus you can apply in person by visiting Building 10, First Floor, The Welcome Desk. A one-time nonrefundable $20 registration fee will be assessed at the time of your initial registration for classes.

For more information about enrolling find your specific student type enrollment steps here.

Admission is open to all applicants, with the exception of international students on an F-1 visa. Some academic programs have additional requirements that must be completed prior to actually beginning the program.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Scholarship applications are available at Scholarships may also be included in your financial aid package. Visit the Work-based Learning website for more information on internship opportunities.

What are the important dates for financial aid?

The guarantee date is the date that all required documents must be received by the Financial Aid office in order for the financial aid process to be complete by the payment due date. Please visit the Priority Guarantee Dates webpage.

Do credits earned transfer to four-year universities?

Sinclair Community College provides students with the foundation and experiences they need to successfully transfer to a four year university. Nearly 3,000 students transfer from Sinclair each year.

Transfer admission is guaranteed to any public four year university in Ohio for in-state residents who have earned an associate degree from Sinclair! Sinclair is also accredited by the Higher Learning Association (HLC) as a quality standard that assures Sinclair credits will transfer. In fact, Sinclair students transfer to over 400 institutions across the country. Formal outgoing articulation agreements are in place for over 100 academic programs. In addition, Sinclair offers a complete set of general education requirements that are guaranteed to transfer to any Ohio public colleges and universities as part of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM).

What scholarships are available?

Sinclair offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarships are available to recent high school graduates, new students, current students and returning students. Sinclair students also receive a wide variety of scholarships from external donors and outside resources. View all available scholarships.

When are the important registration deadlines?

Here you can find Important Deadlines for Registration dates and the full academic calendar.

How much does it cost to attend Sinclair?

Refer to the Current Fee Schedule


How do I apply for financial aid?

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at List Sinclair as the school to receive your information (School Code: 003119).

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