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Fall 2020 | INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

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For the health and safety of our community, all college offices have moved services online through Jan. 1, pending further announcements. We are serving students and the community remotely during this time. Please visit edcc.edu/international/fall2020.

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$500 Tuition Reduction for the 20-21 Academic Year!

Starting Summer Quarter 2020, each new student (Intensive ESL, High School, and College) taking 12 or more High School or College credits, or 4 Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) classes, will receive a $500 tuition reduction for a maximum of 2 quarters for the 20-21 Academic Year (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring). This amounts to a tuition savings of $1,000 to students. For example, if a student starts in Summer Quarter 2020, Fall Quarter 2020, or Winter Quarter 2021, they will receive a tuition reduction of $500 each quarter for two quarters (total of $1,000). However, if a student starts in Spring Quarter 2021, they will receive a tuition reduction for one quarter only (total of $500). Questions? Email iss_fiscal@edcc.edu

On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced that it would no longer provide exemptions for international students taking all online classes due to the pandemic during the Fall 2020 quarter.

On July 14, 2020, ICE rescinded the policy from July 6 and will allow students to continue their studies in the U.S. even if they are taking online courses.

What does this mean if you are a current student of Edmonds College?

  • If you are currently enrolled at the college and want to continue in the fall, you may take a schedule that is fully online. There may be more hybrid courses available, but there will not be a requirement that you must enroll in a hybrid class.
    Students studying Intensive English as a Second Language may also continue to study fully online.
  • If you are currently studying in your home country, you can continue to do so, or you can return to campus to study in the fall. 
    If you are planning to take online courses in your home country in fall quarter and want to return home, please fill out the Student Status Report.
    If you have any questions please email iss_advisors@edcc.edu.
  • Please check your EdMail every day for important updates.

What does this mean if I am applying to Edmonds College this Fall 2020? 

  • Edmonds College will offer online classes this fall with some exceptions to lab courses. 
  • New students are encouraged to take their quarter from their home country! Studying online saves on travel and housing expenses.
  • If you plan to study online from your home country this Fall 2020,  you do not need to have an F-1 visa. You will need to have an F-1 visa in order to enter the US for a future quarter such as Winter 2021 (January).
  • There is no deadline for new students to apply for Fall 2020 as long as we are able to get them registered into classes by mid September. From Orientation to online learning, we are prepared to walk alongside you and help you succeed.
  • Please visit our New Student Page for more information. 
Event Date
Labor Day Holiday: College Closed Sep. 7
Fall Quarter Tuition Payment Due Sep. 8
Fall Quarter Classes Begin Sep. 21
Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund Sep. 25
Last Day for 50% Tuition Refund Oct. 9
Veterans Day Holiday: College Closed Nov. 11
Winter Quarter Registration Begins Nov. 16
Thanksgiving Holiday: College Closed Nov. 26-27
Final Exams Dec. 8-11
Last Day of Fall Quarter Dec. 11
Winter Quarter Tuition Payment Due Dec. 18
Grades Available Dec. 18
Winter Holiday: College Closed Dec. 19-27
New Year's Holiday: College Closed Jan. 1

We warmly welcome you to the Edmonds College community!

  • If you are considering applying to Edmonds College, please visit our Admissions page.
  • If you have already applied and been accepted to Edmonds College, please visit our New Student Page for next steps and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • New to online learning? Do not worry! Please see below for resources and helpful information!

We are here to help! We understand you may have concerns about your Fall quarter and your academic plan. Below is what you need to know for the upcoming quarter. Please reach out to us with any questions.

 

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. We remain dedicated to offering our top services to your students. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with this new quarter's format.

Parents/Agent/Community Member Resource Page

Questions? Chat or email iss_desk@edcc.edu

Online Learning

Online courses allow you to learn whenever, wherever, and however works best for you, making it easier to earn your degree or certificate while balancing work and family commitments.

Am I ready to learn online? Take our self assessment test here. Based on your responses, you will receive recommendations for what you need to get started and become a successful online student.

Do not worry! We are here to help. Get started on online learning with valuable resources and helpful information below.

Edmonds College use Canvas for online learning (see next question for more on Canvas).

To use Canvas, you will need:

  • A phone, tablet, or computer
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A web browser: Firefox and Chrome work best

The following technology are also suggested for online learning at Edmonds College:

  • PC Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS 10.4 or higher
  • A Chrome book will work though some applications do not run well 
  • A printer
  • A head set
  • Speakers
  • A web camera (if your computer does not have one built in)

Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:

  • Chrome 83 and 84
  • Firefox 78 and 79 (Extended Releases are not supported*)
  • Edge 83 and 84
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 12 and 13 (Macintosh only)
  • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.

Edmonds College uses Canvas for online learning and teaching. It allows professors to post grades, information, and assignments online. It is used by universities and colleges all over the world.

Canvas has a lot of features and tools that will make your online class interactive and engaging, but it can seem overwhelming at first. Here’s a quick explanation of some of the most commonly used parts of Canvas:

  • Announcements are a tool that your instructor can use to send out messages to the entire class.
  • Inbox is a tool that lets you and your instructors message each other. Copies of inbox messages are sent to the email address set in your Canvas profile.
  • Modules are a way that your instructor may organize your online class. Think of modules as folders that contain readings, media, and assignments you may have to do each week, chapter, or unit.
  • Assignments are just like assignments in a face-to-face class, except submitted online. You upload your work, your instructor gives you feedback, and you receive a grade.
  • Discussion boards are a way for you to interact and share ideas with your classmates and instructor online. Your instructor will post a topic and give you instructions, then you’ll share your ideas in a discussion board post. It’s just like a written conversation.
  • Grades is where you’ll find scores on assignments you’ve submitted in Canvas. It’s important to keep track of your progress so you can succeed in your online class.

First familiarize yourself with Canvas.

  • Log in to Canvas to familiarize yourself.
  • First time logging in? Get instructions for logging in to Canvas for the first time. If you are a beginning English Speaker, you can watch this video.

Would you like to see an example of an online class?

  • Check out this video from Edmonds College faculty Melody Schneider introducing her History class!

 Need tech support?

 Tips for Successful Online Learning

Student Videos Coming Soon!

We are here to help. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are having difficulty navigating Canvas or being an online student. Chat with us or email iss_desk@edcc.edu

Resources

Visit the International Student Health Insurance Page for free virtual services with certified doctors and medical professionals with assistance in different languages. These services are all included in your student health insurance.

Questions? Chat or email iss_fiscal@edcc.edu 

Pay your tuition online. 

Questions? Chat or email iss_fiscal@edcc.edu 

Questions? Chat or email iss_fiscal@edcc.edu 

Online advising is available at edcc.edu/international-advising

Questions? Chat or email iss_desk@edcc.edu 

  • Visit the International Student Health Insurance Page for free virtual services with assistance in different languages.
  • Available remotely by calling 425.640.1358 or emailing counseling@edcc.edu . For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or Safety and Security at 425.754.0154. Crisis Response Resources: 24/7 Crisis Line 425.388.7215 | 24/7 Crisis Text Line 741-741.

Log in to Canvas. First time logging in? Get instructions for logging in to Canvas for the first time.

Questions? Email start@edmail.edcc.edu 

Online tutoring service, Ask A Tutor, and online writing assistance, e-Tutoring, is available.

Questions? Email tutoring@edcc.edu or call 425.640.1750.

Email the Testing and Assessment Services team for your testing and placement needs. While we are on remote operations, online proctoring is free for English and Math placements through Examity.

Questions? Email testingcenter@edcc.edu or call 425.640.1546

Student Technology Advice and Resource Team (START) provides technical assistance, training, assistance for research, and navigation.

Questions? Email start@edmail.edcc.edu or call 425.640.1101. Or visit START online.

  • Internet: Comcast is providing free internet access for 60 days to new, low-income customers, providing free internet at Xfinity hotspots, and suspending its data plan rules.
  • Mental health: Tips and hotlines assembled by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Washington 2-1-1: Connect with thousands of resources across the state. Call 2-1-1 or visit or visit wa211.org to find information about employment, financial services, health care, transportation, housing, and more.
  • Food: Please use this map to find food banks and K-12 school food pickup sites.