Student Resources for Online Learning

Transitioning to Online Classes

The faculty and staff at Atlantic Cape understand that this can be stressful time for you as a student. We are here to support you as the college transitions to online learning. Below is information to help you succeed during this challenging time. We hope that you use this as a valuable resource to help you complete your courses.

Being Successful in Remote Learning

We welcome students to view our Academic Orientation, where we review important academic expectations and requirements for the fall semester. This orientation prepares students for the unique experience of online learning.

Topics include:

  • Academics
  • Technology Needs & Requirements
  • Video Conferencing & Remote Classes
  • Assignments
  • How to Address Potential Issues
  • Library Access
  • Campus Restrictions
  • Transfer & Career Planning

Please check out our Academic Orientation:

How to succeed in Online Learning

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As Coronavirus has impacted the world, higher education has rapidly responded in a number of ways, one of which is to move instruction online for the majority of our classes. For our students who have minimal experience taking a course online, we understand that it may be overwhelming. Atlantic Cape is dedicated to providing a high-quality education; we are here to help you succeed. 

Find out more from our comprehensive guide on Succeeding in an Online Environment.

If you need any help with this process, email academics@atlantic.edu

If you need a loaner computer, or camera, to do your classwork, please email  techloan@atlantic.edu  with your name, student id, email & phone number.
Blackboard

Login to Blackboard Learn

Access discussion boards, course materials & content.

Student tutorials

Blackboard Learn Info and Tutorials

Learn how to quickly navigate Blackboard Learn

technical support

Online Courses Technical Support

Have a technical problem? We can help.

Internet resources

Computer and Internet Resources

If you have limited or no access to technology or the Internet, here are resources to help keep you connected.

email login

Check your email frequently

Important communications from Atlantic Cape and your professors will be sent to your Buccaneer account.

mobile app

Use our Mobile App to get ahead

Register for classes, check your financial aid status, & make payments easily from your phone. Download for free today.

Online databases

Access to Library Databases

We have reference sources for getting started, e-books on all topics, databases for finding articles, and subject guides with resources for many fields of study. 

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Tutoring

FREE 24/7 Online Tutoring

Get help understanding your classes and completing your assignments. Questions? Email tutoring@atlantic.edu.

Log in to Blackboard Learn then select “Tutoring Services” and “Online Tutoring”. 

 

ask a librarian

Need more help? Ask a Librarian

Contact a librarian 7 days a week by emailing library@atlantic.edu

Need Coronavirus information? Check out our Coronavirus Guide. Includes health information and help for studying and living in a lockdown.

Self Care During this Challenging Time

mental health resources

Coping with stress and anxiety during this time could take an emotional toll on you. It is important to know that there are ways to reduce stress and anxiety:

  • Stay informed by checking reliable news sources
  • Focus on things that you can control; following safety procedures, keeping up with your classwork and staying at home as much as possible
  • Stay connected with family and friends by using video chats, FaceTime and/or social media outlets
  • Take care of your body by finding ways to exercise, maintain a regular sleep schedule or get out and take a walk (practicing social distancing)

More resources can be found below. 

Find out more from Academic, Financial, and Wellness professionals

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Fall classes start August 31st. Register now to save your spot in the classes you want. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

COURSE CATALOG

Based on the state and local reopening orders and our concern about conducting classes in a safe environment, Atlantic Cape will offer the majority of courses for the Fall 2020 semester in a remote learning format. We have four possible course options for this upcoming semester that meet state safety guidelines and will provide you a supportive and collegiate learning experience.

Remote learning is a way to stay connected with your professors while they guide you through your coursework. You will meet on the same days and times on your schedule and can include group meetings with your classmates. It will be a unique learning opportunity and will prepare you for the future of higher education.

Online classes use Blackboard Learn to receive lessons and assignments from your professor and to turn in your work. These are guided courses set by your professor and must be completed within the individual professor’s timeline.

On-campus classes are limited for your protection. Courses including STEM or the Academy of Culinary Arts will meet and adhere to safety protocols. We ask that when you are on any campus at Atlantic Cape to observe social distancing at all times and wear a mask.

Hybrid courses are a combination of the above formats.

For questions, email academics@atlantic.edu

If you need to talk to someone, the following resources are available:

  • Mental Health Hotline  866-202-4257
  • NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 855-654-6735
  • NJ Vet2Vet 866-838-7654

For support groups and more resources, you can visit the following websites:

Mental Health Association in Atlantic County

Mental Health Resources/Cape May County, NJ

If your job has been impacted, if you need food/financial assistance, or if you need help caring for a family member with special needs, view New Jersey Council of County College's Coronavirus Financial Assistance Resources

 

If you think you are sick, need to reach the health department, need health insurance or need access to mental health professionals view New Jersey Council of County College's Coronavirus Health Resources.

 

A comprehensive guide on the Coronavirus for New Jerseyans with a variety of helpful resources

Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker

For more information, call (609) 343-5010.

Our Academic Advisors are here to ensure that you're on the right track. 

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO SET UP A VIRTUAL ADVISING APPOINTMENT.

Payments for Fall 2020 are due upon registration. Payment plans are available for the Fall semester.  Any student in good financial standing is eligible to apply.

View your Financial Aid Status, Balance & Payment History and Make a Payment online through Webadvisor Self Service or through our New Mobile App, Atlantic Cape Connect.

MAKE A PAYMENT THROUGH WEBADVISOR SELF SERVICE. 

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW MOBILE APP, ATLANTIC CAPE CONNECT.

Bursar: bursar@atlantic.edu 

Enrollment Services: register@atlantic.edu 

Financial Aid: finaid@atlantic.edu (609)343-5082

Academic Advising: advising@atlantic.edu 

Library: library@atlantic.edu (609) 343-5665

Tutoring: tutoring@atlantic.edu 

Help with email, WebAdvisor or Self-Service: register@atlantic.edu 

Help with Blackboard Learn: onlinehelp@atlantic.edu 1-800-617-2191

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CARES Act Emergency Funding to Students reporting and disclosure information

On April 14, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College (the College) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the U.S. Department of Education. The College assures that it intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Click here for CARES Act Emergency Funding to Students Reporting & Disclosure Information

Atlantic Cape Community College will receive up to $1,980,171.00 from the U.S. Department of Education under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

As of May 14, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $890,500.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

45 Day Update: As of June 26, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,303,675.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  

90 Day Update: As of August 10, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,449,200.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

9/30/2020 Quarterly Update: As of September 30, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,451,950.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of May 14, 2020, 1,061 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

45 Day Update: As of June 26, 2020, 1,364 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 

90 Day Update: As of August 10, 2020, 1,404 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

9/30/2020 Quarterly Update: As of September 30, 2020, 1,406 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

There are an estimated 7,000 students at Atlantic Cape Community College who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act must be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

Students seeking an Emergency Financial Aid Grant must complete a short application process affirming which categories of expenses (Food, Housing Needs, Course Materials, Technology Equipment, Technology Services, Health Care, and/ or Child Care) the student incurred resulting from the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  Each expense category was assigned a cost rating.  Four specific award amounts per term were established based on ranges of the cost ratings (Spring 2020: $325, $650, $975 and $1,300; Summer 2020: $250, $500, $750 and $1,000; Fall 2020: $250, $375, $500 and $600).   Based on each student’s application and expense category selection(s) certified by the student, the student will receive the respective award amount.

Students enrolled in Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020 terms impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

Students enrolled in Spring and/or Summer 2020 terms impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant via email with the following instructions which accompanied the application link:

Dear (student's name),

The Federal Government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which includes funds to provide emergency financial relief to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

 

Based on your eligibility for Title IV funding in (term here) and the interruption of your on-campus coursework to online learning, you are invited to apply to determine CARES Act emergency relief.  In order to determine if you qualify for funding through the Federal CARES Act emergency relief grants, you must complete the following short application. By completing this application, you are confirming that you have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  You must complete the application in the link attached to be considered for funding.   Complete the application for this emergency relief grant today. The deadline to complete is (deadline here).

 

If you have questions regarding the Federal CARES Act emergency relief grant and/or the application, please send your question to cares@atlantic.edu and a financial aid representative will respond to your inquiry. 

 

The above students were also sent a text message alerting them to check their email for information on the CARES Act Emergency Grant funds and application.

In addition, a message on the College’s Website regarding the availability of the Emergency Grant funds directs current students to check their email addresses for a link to the request form.   The message also directs students who do not receive an email with the link to the application to contact a dedicated financial aid representative for further information. Students who do not have a FAFSA on file have been encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

Quarterly update 9/30/2020:

Students enrolled in the Fall 2020 term impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant via email with the following instructions which accompanied the application link:

 

SUBJECT: Apply Today for the Fall 2020 Federal CARES Act Grant!

Dear [FirstName],

Based on your eligibility for Title IV funding in the Fall 2020 term and the interruption of your on-campus coursework to remote learning, you are invited to apply for Fall CARES Act emergency relief for your expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus for Fall 2020. Even if you applied during the Spring/Summer semester(s) and received an award(s), we encourage you to apply for the Fall 2020 CARES Act funding because you may be eligible for additional funding if you have incurred eligible expenses for the Fall 2020.  Please click on the button below that says Fall 2020 CARES Act Application to get started.

Thank you for registering for Fall 2020 classes.  Please note most courses for Fall 2020 are remote instruction or online classes with the exception of limited in-person instruction in our Nursing skills labs, the Academy of Culinary Arts, and the Aviation program. Fall registration is still open if you wish to sign up for additional courses. We have three sessions starting on August 31st, September 21st and October 26th.

Visit http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/registration.php to see what is available. If you need help picking your classes or want to make sure you are on track for graduation, schedule a virtual appointment with an Academic Advisor today (advising@atlantic.edu).

Thank you for choosing Atlantic Cape!  

A reminder email was sent on September 17, 2020 for students who had not yet applied for Fall and confirmed the initial deadline of September 21, 2020 to apply.

In addition, new students enrolled in the Fall 2020 term impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are enrolled in all off campus courses, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant via email.  The application for these students included the following additional question to determine whether they are in an exclusively online program:

When in-person classes resume, do you plan on taking traditional classes on campus, online only or both?  

  • In-person
  • Online Only
  • Both in-person and online

Students declared in an academic program that can be completely fully online answering ‘Online Only’ were excluded from the Emergency Financial Aid Grant eligibility.