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Ready to get started at Sinclair? We are so happy to that you are considering or have already chosen Sinclair for the next part of your educational journey. We are committed to keeping students, faculty and staff safe while learning, and we all play a part in make sure that this happens. Click on any of the boxes below to read more about what Sinclair has put in place to keep you safe, learn how you can keep yourself and others safe, and find out what you can expect on campus for Fall Semester 2020.

Sinclair campuses are open remotely with some limited in-person staggered shifts and services. Fall 12-Week and B Term classes are still available.

For more information about how to begin at Sinclair, visit Sinclair Admissions for your next step!

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Enrolled Student Resources for COVID-19

Students enrolled at Sinclair can also seek additional support during these times:

Student Assistance Request Form

Students please complete this Student Assistance Request Form and a Sinclair Staff Member will be reaching out to help you.

Student Relief Grant

Student Technology Request Form

A Sinclair Staff Member will respond via email. The Technology Distribution Center is located in the lobby of Building 13, at 5th and Perry street. We are open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our number is 937-512-2661. All borrowed equipment is due back (10) days after the completion of your testing or course(s).

Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Advising

+ Is academic advising still available?

Yes. You are encouraged to schedule a phone appointment and may schedule this via my.sinclair or by calling 937-512-3700.

+ Can I meet with my advisor face-to-face?

Academic Advising is serving students remotely via Zoom or phone. If you are unable to access an advisor through one of these methods, please e-mail academicdvising@sinclair.edu or call 937-512-3700. We will do the best we can to find a way to connect you with an advisor in a safe and timely manner. If you already have an academic advisor, simply schedule an appointment with them via my.sinclair and the “Academic Advising” tile.

 

Admissions Info

+ Are campus tours available?

Currently, campus tours are being led virtually.

+ Will my application for admission to Sinclair be processed?

Yes, all admission applications will continue to be process, and students should receive notifications about their admissions status via email. Acceptance letter notifications will continue to be sent via email, and acceptance packets should be received within 5-7 business days. If you have questions about your enrollment steps or admissions status, please email the Admissions team at admissions@sinclair.edu or call 937-512-3675.

+ Can I speak to someone in the Admissions office about my enrollment questions or next steps?

Yes. You can email the Admissions team at admissions@sinclair.edu or call 937-512-3675.

 

Bursar and Financial Aid Info

+ Are FAFSA/Scholarship Workshops still being held?
+ Can I still turn in required documents for enrollment or financial aid?

Yes. All Sinclair offices will continue to process documents as they are received electronically. Please upload documents using my.sinclair through the Secure Document Upload tile or FA Online Forms through your Financial Aid Portal.

 

Classes Info

+ Will fall classes be online or in-person?

Courses are currently being offered in the following formats: online, remote, blended, and face-to-face.

Face-to-Face Online Remote Online/Face-to-Face Blended Online/Remote Blended FlexPace (CBE)
Course meets in a classroom or lab with instructor present on specific schedule. Course is delivered online; typically, without required streaming or meeting times. Course is streamed online at designated days/times. Requires a computer or phone with a camera, microphone, and high-speed internet. Blends online and face-to-face formats on designated days/times. Blends online and remote formats on designated days/times. Online, with flexible pacing with limited deadlines based on your own performance.

For the current semester schedule visit the online registration portal.

+ What are my options if I am uncomfortable taking in-person classes?

The overwhelming majority of Sinclair classes are available online. Since the onset of COVID-19, the college has converted several thousand courses to online modalities. Most students will be taking most courses online during the fall 2020 semester.

It is important to discuss your academic goals as well as your level of comfort or any restrictions you may have with your academic advisor. Students who are not comfortable taking in-person classes should choose online options. If a required course is not offered in an online format, contact the department chair for guidance.

Certain courses require some amount of in-person instruction. If you are not comfortable or able to participate in the in-person instruction portion of a course, you may have to wait until a later term to take it or select another course. You should contact your academic advisor to discuss alternatives.

+ When will fall class registration end?

Fall registration for full term classes is over, however Sinclair has added additional 12-Week and B Term fall classes that are still available. 12-Week classes start September 21 and B Term classes start October 19. View available fall classes at regportal.sinclair.edu

 

College Credit Plus (CCP)

+ CCP classes

CCP students can be enrolled at courses at different locations (Sinclair or high school) or online. Please follow the guidance below based on your course location:

Given that all K-12 schools have varying fall plans, if you are wanting to take a fall class at your high school (Face-to-face or online), the Sinclair CCP Office is working with the Sinclair faculty and high schools to develop an instructional plan for CCP courses. 

Please visit www.sinclair.edu/academics/ccp/contacts to find contact information for your CCP coordinator.

+ Will new CCP student applications continue to be processed?

The CCP Office is still processing new applications despite high schools being closed and Sinclair’s physical offices being closed. Please make sure you communicate with your high school counselor about your Intent to Participate form and the Authorization Form. Remote Placement Testing is now available.  More information can be found by going to CCP Program Eligibility.   If you have immediate questions, please email your CCP Coordinator, found at: www.sinclair.edu/academics/ccp/contacts.

+ Is placement testing open for CCP Students?

Due to COVID-19, Sinclair's testing centers have temporarily closed. However we now have Remote Placement Testing available.

Remote testing is available to CCP Students with a fully processed application & Student ID number.

Students will need to make an appointment 48 hours in advance to set up the testing. More information on scheduling an appointment and the equipment needed can be found by going to CCP Program Eligibility. If you have immediate questions, please email your CCP Coordinator, found at: www.sinclair.edu/academics/ccp/contacts.

+ What are the new deadlines for CCP students applying for the 20-21 school year?

PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS - The State of Ohio has extended the INTENT TO PARTICIPATE form due to the high schools to MAY 1, 2020. Please contact your high school for questions receiving and submitting this form.

HOMESCHOOL/NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS – The State of Ohio has extended the INTENT TO PARTICIPATE & FUNDING APPLICATION deadline to MAY 1, 2020. Application Processed & Acceptance letters are being mailed out weekly to all newly processed students. Please allow 14-18 days to receive this letter in the mail. Students may also use the Application Processed email as a Conditional Acceptance letter to upload with the funding application.

+ Will I still get an acceptance letter mailed to me?

Due to the CCP Office working remotely, all Application Processed, Acceptance & Newly Tested student letters are being mailed out weekly. Please allow 14-18 days to receive this letter in the mail. Students may also use the Application Processed email as a Conditional Acceptance letter to upload with the funding application.

 

International

+ As an international F1 visa student, if I travel now, will I have any problems entering the United States? If I can't travel now, can I still enroll at Sinclair?

Please contact the International Education Office for specific guidelines and online course options by emailing international.ed@sinclair.edu, contact us at 937-512-3060, message us on the WhatsApp, or chat with us at the WeChat number: 1-937-602-3748

 

Testing Services Info

+ Is placement testing still available?

Yes. Contact your academic advisor or 937-512-3000 for instructions on how to access the tests remotely.

+ GED Testing

GED testing is not available until further notice. Visit GED.com to locate additional testing options.

+ What equipment is needed to take the placement tests remotely?

You will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam and microphone or headset to test. Unfortunately, other devices such as cell phones, iPads, Surface Pro, and other tablets will not work. Chromebooks work for the English test but are not compatible for Math (ALEKS) testing.

+ What if I don't have the necessary equipment to placement tests?

Students please complete this Student Technology Concern Form.

 

Additional Services Info

+ What services are available for me remotely and/or in person?

All student services will continue to be available via remote operations (website, phone, videoconference, etc.). Students who cannot access services remotely and/ or would like face-to-face service are asked to call 937-512-3000 for assistance or to inquire about on campus services availability.

  • Academic Advising
  • Accessibility Services
  • Admissions
  • Cashier/ Bursar
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Tutoring
  • International Student Services
  • Military Family Education Center
  • Placement Testing
  • Registration & Student Records
  • Tartan Cards
  • Transcripts
+ When will events on campus resume?

Due to the nature and uncertainties of COVID-19, on-campus events and mass gatherings are suspended indefinitely.

Please check the calendar of events and social media channels for a list of discussion groups, presentations and more.

+ Is the Dayton campus library open? Are the media centers at the regional centers open?

The library on the Dayton campus will continue to offer remote services for the Fall Semester.  Most library resources are online and you can use them anytime. You can get help from a librarian by chat or email: ask@sinclair.libanswers.com. Check the library website at library.sinclair.edu for information on borrowing and returning books.

Media centers at the regional locations will be open beginning August 24, 2020 during the following hours:  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Most library resources are online, and you can use them 24/7 at the website. You can get help from a librarian by chat or email: ask@sinclair.libanswers.com.

+ What community resources are available?

During this difficult time, Sinclair faculty and staff remain committed to supporting you, in and out of the classroom. The following resources are only a few of the numerous community resources that you may be able to access. At any time, if you need further assistance, or are facing a specific challenge, please do not hesitate to contact the college through the Ombudsman’s office or the Coronavirus Concern Form


General Resources (Food, housing, financial support, and more)

Miami Valley COVID-19 Resourcesdaytonohio.gov/coronaresources

Access current information for the Miami Valley region.

Community Resources database – auntbertha.com 
Find resources in your community by searching with your zip code. 

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area - dayton-unitedway.org/helplink-2-1-1
Information regarding COVID-19 and access to community resources. 

VETLINK 2-1-1 - dayton-unitedway.org/vetslink-2-1-1
Resources and support for veterans and their families. 

The Dayton Food Bank - thefoodbankdayton.org
Access to food for individuals facing food insecurity. 
 

Utilities and Internet Resources 

Vectren Energy vectren.com/billing/plans 
Information on flexible payment options and payment extension information. 

Dayton Power and Light - dpandl.com/Landing-Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-Customer-Support
Information regarding payment relief and additional resources. 

Spectrum – spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-educational-internet-offer 
Offering free broadband and Wi-Fi to students without. Website offers more information. Call 1-844-488-8395 to Enroll. 

ComCast – internetessentials.com 
Access to free internet services. Website includes option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Health Information and Wellness Resources:

Ohio Department of Health - odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home 
Access to information from the State of Ohio and the COVID-19 emergency. 

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County - phdmc.org
Access to local information regarding the COVID-19 emergency. 

Crisiscare Montgomery County - sbhihelp.org/crisiscare-montgomery
Access to resources for dealing with mental health issues and resources for coping with stress 

For urgent needs, call CrisisCare at 937-224-4646.

Dayton YWCA - ywcadayton.org
Access to resources for domestic violence. 

+What help is there for students with disabilities accessing online or computer technology?

Any student with a disability who may have questions or concerns about accessing online or computer technology should contact Accessibility Services 937-512-5113 (Public Videophone: 937-701-6784), accessibility@sinclair.edu. See, Sinclair's website on Web Accessibility Help.

+ What should I do if I need internet access? *

Starting on Monday, March 16, the company Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps.*

To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

If you currently have Spectrum internet but have financial concerns Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

*Sinclair provides this information only as a resource for students needing broadband access. We will list other options as they come to our attention.


Last updated August 28, 2020.