Sierra College installs application deadline
Special to the Sun
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. and#8212; This year, for the first time, Sierra College is instituting an application deadline.
Students hoping to be cleared to take classes this fall must apply by Aug. 1 or wait until spring classes start in January, said Nevada County Campus Dean Stephanie Ortiz.
and#8220;We want to appropriately start students on their path to success in college,and#8221; Ortiz said. and#8220;To do that, we need some time to bring them into the system.and#8221;
With demand for classes on the rise, officials at the college need to process applications, meet with students for counseling and administer the proper entrance exams for incoming students before classes start Aug. 23, Ortiz added.
and#8220;We now have such a demand for our classes, that we were finding that when students started the application process too close to the start of a semester, there weren’t enough classes to get into,and#8221; Ortiz said. and#8220;So they go through all this work, quite frankly and#8230; and then the class is full.and#8221;
Students can access a computer to apply for classes at the college, Ortiz added.
Those who do not or cannot apply for courses by Aug. 1 are welcome to start applying for spring courses at that point, Ortiz said.
She anticipates the college will go to an application deadline before all of its semesters from this point forward, she said.
Students can expect some limited parking access at the start of the fall semester, Ortiz said. The firm Borrego Solar is expected to be constructing solar arrays in the campus’ parking lots, meaning accommodations could be tighter at the start of the school year. Borrego’s work is expected to wrap up later this fall.
College officials plan to open the campus’ new gym for public use sometime next spring, Ortiz said. They are currently drawing up guidelines and fee schedules for public use, she added.