Nevada State College, the second fastest growing college in the nation, has announced plans to safely and effectively resume classes for the Fall 2020 semester ahead of July 1 admissions priority deadline. The Fall 2020 plan ensures current and prospective students receive quality educational experiences as they continue their path to graduation.
Nevada State College, which is the most affordable four-year college in the state, offers 24 bachelor’s degrees in several areas of study. Tuition for Fall 2020 full-time students begins at $2,400 a semester and several financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify.
Due to the current landscape impacted by a global pandemic, many class formats will change to an online platform. For students who have not participated in online classes before or who may find this format daunting, Nevada State College is offering a Student Online Preparedness tutorial designed to prepare students for online instruction.
To accommodate the current circumstances, fall 2020 courses will be offered in several formats:
- Online Classes “Web Courses” including Zoom sessions with professors:
Asynchronous Classes – Do not require the use software to meet with the instructor/class at a specific time. Assignments are completed entirely online. These classes will not have any times or dates listed on the schedule.
Synchronous Classes – Will require you to meet with the instructor/class at specific times and dates using video conference software such as Zoom. To participate in this class, it is necessary to meet with the instructor/class virtually during set times.
- Hybrid Classes – Will require you to meet in-person on campus, but less frequently than a traditional in-person course. A significant portion of the course will be completed online.
Courses that require an in-person component will be limited in size to reduce the overall number of students in the classroom and will follow the guidelines set forth by the State and Nevada System of Higher Education. If courses require in-person instruction, special exceptions will be made for students who are at an elevated risk for COVID-19 or for students who live with someone who is considered high-risk.
To continue its support of students, Nevada State College will open all of its student services such as the library, café, Academic Success Center and Career Center. In addition, Nevada State College is developing spaces where students can study and work safely. Face coverings will be mandatory in all interior common spaces and classrooms as well as outside areas where the six-foot social distance guideline cannot be maintained.
For prospective and current students who would like more information about classes offered at Nevada State College and financial aid opportunities, visit nsc.edu.