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Douglas College faculty, staff and administration are working hard to provide instructional and support services to our students while following the recommendations of health authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
MARCH 27, 12:30pm
We would like to thank all our students for their on ongoing patience and flexibility as Douglas College responds to the evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that students are working hard to finish the semester and, the College is also working hard to provide the resources needed for students to be successful.
Below are updates on how the Winter term will conclude, as well as how Summer semester will operate.
Summer semester courses will be online only
In support of the Public Health Officer’s social distancing directive, and in recognition of students’ planning needs, Douglas College has made the difficult decision to move all Summer 2020 courses online. There will be no in-person classes for the Summer term. Summer semester starts May 4, as originally scheduled.
As the situation continues to evolve, Douglas College cannot guarantee ongoing access to our physical campuses, so students registering for the Summer term need to ensure access to a computer and internet to be able to meet the requirements for instructional delivery. Some courses may have specific technology requirements, which will be identified in the course catalogue.
In addition, services for students have also moved to alternative delivery modes and will continue throughout the Summer semester in this manner. We are continuously working to improve the virtual experience. Contact information and services information can be found here.
Summer semester tuition deadline extended
The Summer semester tuition deadline is extended to April 27, 2020 for both domestic and returning international students.
Winter withdrawal deadline extended
We have extended the withdrawal deadline, with a W notation on the student record, to April 9, 2020 from the prior deadline of March 15, 2020. Students are encouraged to try to complete their courses for the Winter semester, and continue to keep in touch with their instructors.
Exams for the Winter semester will not be hosted in-person. Instructors will provide information directly to their classes about how to complete the Winter term. Please check the exam schedule on the website, as it is regularly updated.
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