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Good as Gold

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As a community service, Columbus State Community College offers senior citizens who are 60 years old or older the opportunity to enroll in credit courses for self-enrichment tuition free, on a space-available basis for audit "R" only.

Good as Gold students are registered to take the course for audit. Students registered for audit are not taking the course for credit. Faculty members are not obligated to spend office hours and/or evaluate course work for a grade.  Good as Gold student enrollment may not exceed 10% of the class.

Requirements for Participation

  • Senior citizens who are 60 years old or older and who have been certified as eligible for the “Good as Gold” Educational Program.
  • Good as Gold students must apply to the college prior to registration for courses unless he or she has been a for-credit student previously.  You may contact the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 to inquire if you have an application on file.
  • “Good as Gold” students may register for credit courses on a space-available basis for audit “R” only.

 

Responsibilities and Rights

  • Good as Gold students are responsible for payment of lab fees, technology and facilities fees, books, instructional supplies, parking permits and any additional educational expenses required of other students by the fee payment deadline as listed above.
  • Registration will begin on the first day of the semester.
  • Good as Gold students cannot enroll for courses granting academic credit and audit Good as Gold courses in the same term.
  • Good as Gold students must withdraw from the Good as Gold program during the terms they desire to take courses for academic credit and should declare their intent to do so by contacting goodasgold@cscc.edu or calling the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 and asking for the Good as Gold specialist.  These students may need to meet with an academic adviser and complete a placement exam.
  • Student rates to concerts and activities are available to “Good as Gold” students. Financial aid is not available for “Good as Gold” registration as courses are taken for audit “R” only.

 

Contact and Declare Intent to Participate

If you have questions or would like to declare your intent to participate in the Good as Gold program, please e-mail  goodasgold@cscc.edu or call the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 and ask for the Good as Gold specialist.

 

Registration Options

In-person registration:

Faculty signature on the "Good as Gold” Registration Add/Drop Form is required for class registration.

  • Columbus Campus: Student Central, Upper Level, Madison Hall
  • Delaware Campus: Student Services Desk, Moeller Hall

 

Good as Gold Blackboard Online Registration Instructor Permission Form

E-mail the course instructor requesting permission to register for their class as a Good as Gold student. The instructor may complete the Good as Gold Blackboard Online Registration Instructor Permission Form. No in-person registration activity required on the part of the student.  The student will need to provide the instructor with the full course information, (name, section number, synonym number), along with their CougarID Number.

 

Enrollment Period

Students may register beginning the first day of the semester.

 

Semester

Application Deadline

Registration Period

Fee Payment Deadline

Summer 2017 Monday, May 22,2017 May 29 through June 12 Monday, June 12, 2017
Autumn 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017 August 28 through September 11 Monday, September 11, 2017
Spring 2018  Monday, January 8, 2018  January 15 through January 29  Monday, January 29, 2018
Summer 2018  Monday, May 21, 2018  May 28 through June 11  Monday, June 11, 2018
Autumn 2018  Monday, August 20, 2018  August 27 through September 10  Monday, September 10, 2018
Spring 2019  Monday, January 7, 2019  January 14 through January 28  Monday, January 28, 2019
Summer 2019  Monday, May 20, 2019  May 27 through June 10  Monday, June 10, 2019
Autumn 2019  Monday, August 19, 2019  August 26 through September 9  Monday, September 9, 2019
Spring 2020  Monday, January 6, 2020  January 13 through January 27  Monday, January 27, 2020
Summer 2020  Monday, May 18, 2020  May 25 through June 8  Monday, June 8, 2020