Due to increased concerns with rising COVID-19 cases across the state, Temple College has announced it will be offering predominately online classes for the fall 2020 semester. There will be some exceptions in the health professions, career and technical education, and science disciplines.

Online classes will be available in both a synchronous format (meaning the class will have specific virtual meeting times) and in an asynchronous format, which means the class will not have specific meeting times. The course schedule is being updated to let students know whether online classes will be taught in a synchronous or asynchronous format.

“Students should register for the class type that works best for their schedule,” said Temple College President Dr. Christy Ponce.

Fall classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 19. This fall, Temple College will be offering many 8-week course options, allowing students to concentrate on two courses in each 8-week session and still be considered full time. “This will allow students to stay on track toward graduation and maximize their full financial aid potential,” Dr. Ponce said.

The dates for the fall sessions are as follows:

8-Week Session I: 8/19/2020-10/13/2020
8-Week Session II: 10/19/2020-12/11/2020
16-Week Session: 8/19/2020-12/11/2020

“Our priority is keeping everyone safe and making sure that students are able to complete the fall semester successfully,” Dr. Ponce said. “Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job to prepare for student success this fall. They are prepared to deliver quality instruction virtually, respond to student needs, and make more support services available like virtual tutoring, online chat tools, zoom office hours, interactive virtual college classes, and engaging fall semester courses designed to keep students learning and on track toward graduation.”

Ponce noted that scholarships, emergency aid, a student food pantry, counseling services, and many other support services are available for Temple College students.

Temple College is providing $500 scholarships to all 2020 graduating high school seniors in its service area who enroll in at least 12 hours this fall. This includes students graduating from public, private and charter schools, as well as students who have been home schooled. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply to Temple College, visit www.templejc.edu/seniors2020.

The Temple College service area includes the following ISDs: Academy, Bartlett, Belton, Buckholts, Cameron, Coupland, Granger, Holland, Hutto, Rockdale, Rogers, Rosebud-Lott, Salado, Taylor, Temple, Thorndale, Thrall, Troy and Westphalia.

The college offers classes in Temple, Taylor and Hutto, as well as online.

Temple College offers more than 60 certificate and degree programs. Core curriculum classes taken at Temple College transfer to all public four-year colleges in Texas.

Fall registration is currently underway and will continue through Aug. 14. For assistance, call 254-298-8282 or toll free: 833-TCFIRST.