A federal SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Programs) representative has reported to multiple reputable organizations that they will continue existing COVID-19 Enrollment Accommodations through Spring 2021. This means that most F-1 visa students may continue to enroll in all online classes in Spring 2021. Exceptions to the 100% online accommodation include students who arrive to the U.S. in F-1 visa status for Spring 2021 and potentially also students who were not enrolled in the U.S. on or before March 9, 2020. For new Spring 2021 students, the New International Student Seminar will fulfill the in-person requirement. For students who were new to F-1 visa support after March 9, 2020, please notify CIE if you are having difficulty finding at least one course with some in-person components. As always, we will provide additional updates as we receive further information or clarification.
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline
If you wish to request a waiver of the group health insurance plan, the deadline to apply is February 2, 2021. Even if you have previously been approved for a waiver of the insurance, you must re-apply each semester. You can find more information about the health insurance plan and the waiver process on the Required Health Insurance webpage.
Welcome New Students
The Center for International Education would like to welcome all of the new students that are joining Madison College for Spring 2021. We were pleased to see your faces during our virtual Orientation this week and we look forward to continuing to get to know you.
As we all get ready for the new semester we request your patience as we work to respond to all student needs during this busy semester start time. Please remember to utilize the Virtual Front Desk, Monday through Friday from 11 am to noon and from 1 pm to 2 pm. You can also email us at ISS@madisoncollege.edu for support.
CIE is Hiring!
Center for International Education Student Assistant
The Center for International Education (CIE) is looking to hire a student to assist with several projects and services for approximately 10 to 20 hours per week. A period of paid training would begin immediately with hours continuing through summer and fall. The position will involve assisting CIE staff with office duties, student inquiries, creating materials, and other projects as assigned.
A written letter explaining how you meet the above mentioned criteria of an idea applicant, the experience you have completing the necessary tasks this position requires, and why you are interested in the position.
Optional, but recommended: A letter of recommendation from a previous or current employer (preferred), or from a previous or current instructor, student club advisor, or another person who can attest to your level of responsibility and attention to detail.
Cultural Connect is an international friendship program to create meaningful cross-cultural experiences. For Spring 2021, Cultural Connect will be meeting online via Microsoft Teams. Join the chat: https://bit.ly3i6WyH4
Fall 2020 Textbook Rental Returns
Due January 15, 2021
Fall 2020 rental books were due on Tuesday, January 5. We are not in the late fee period. You still have until January 15 to return your books with a late fee charge only. After January 15, you will be charged the full replacement value of your textbooks. Textbooks can be returned throughout the district. Find more information here.
Bookstore Pickup and In-Store Services
Until February 1, 2021, the Truax Bookstore is offering curbside pickup and in-store support by appointment only. Curbside pickup as at the Anderson Street turnaround, by appointment only. You will receive an email to sign-up for a pick-up time when your order is ready. You should only come to the bookstore if you have an appointment. You can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring services are provided to students who would like added support for core concepts, homework or tests in a credit level course through our walk-in service in our Centers. Tutors will work with students to identify stumbling blocks in the learning process that will build course confidence and lead to academic success. We assist with courses in math, science, writing, reading and more. Tutoring is free to all currently enrolled Madison College students and is offered at every campus when appropriate. Find more information here.