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Spring registration for 2022 is now open at Prairie State College

Spring registration for 2022 is now open at Prairie State College [11/19/2021]

Registration is open for the spring 2022 semester at Prairie State College (PSC) with various options, including in-person, online, and hybrid classes, with flexible scheduling options and convenient start dates throughout the semester.

"The pandemic has given us all a moment to pause and think about what we want to do with our lives, rethink our career choices, and prioritize ourselves in new ways. Now might be the perfect time to level up with a degree, certificate, or training from Prairie State College,” said Dr. Michael Anthony, PSC president. 

Continuing and prospective students seeking a degree or certificate can now enroll in 16-, 14-, 12- and eight-week courses. The 16-week and first eight-week courses begin Jan. 18. Classes for the 14-week session begin Jan. 31. The 12-week courses begin Feb. 11, and the second eight-week session begins Mar. 21. All classes offer the same course material and credit hours. For shorter weeks, class session times are extended.

To enroll at PSC, students must first complete an online application. New students must speak with an advisor to register for the first semester by making an appointment on Qless. Current and returning PSC students can register through WebAdvisor or complete an Online Registration Form. 

Classes for the spring semester are offered in one of four ways: online with no meeting pattern, online with a meeting pattern, hybrid, or in-person. All courses are marked to identify how the course will be taught. Classes with no identifier are held in person. 

IN - Online courses with no designated meeting time | (Example: ENG 101 IN)

Students learn independently through readings, videos, exams, written work, and online exercises. Although there are no meeting times, and students can access lectures and lessons at their convenience, these classes are not entirely self-paced—students will be required to complete assignments and sit for exams according to given deadlines. Faculty may choose to offer optional supplemental opportunities to support the classroom activities.

MP - Online with a designated meeting pattern | (Example: CHEM 110 MP)

Although entirely online, students attend these classes as they would a traditional course. Connected by webcam and microphone, students and their professors will engage in lectures and class discussions. As with other online classes, coursework will not be self-paced, and deadlines for assignments and exams will apply. 

HYB or HY - A blend of online learning and face-to-face sessions | (Example: NURS 100 HYB01) Hybrid courses have learning activities that must be completed online as well as class sessions that require on-campus or other in-person attendance, such as labs, clinicals, presentations, or other activities. If a student is registered for a hybrid class, the in-person class session offered will be on campus or at other locations depending upon the needs of the program. These in- person meetings will only occur during the scheduled in-person class time.

Face-to-face courses are listed with designated meeting times, days, and an assigned room. (Example: ECON 201-01, MW 9:30-10:45, Room 3140.)

All classes are listed on WebAdvisor, along with instructions on how to search for courses. 

The college is open to the community from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Current hours of operation for individual departments are listed on the general information page at prairiestate.edu

Financial aid and scholarships are available to eligible applicants. The PSC Foundation also offers scholarships for tuition, books, and fees to those who qualify. For more information, visit prairiestate.edu/foundation.

For more information on how to enroll, visit prairiestate.edu/startDue to the executive order from Illinois Governor Pritzker, PSC is mandated to require COVID-19 vaccination and/or weekly testing for personnel and students who take on-campus courses. For more information about the mandate and safety precautions, visit prairiestate.edu/covid19.