Visit MyCecil or visit the FAQ "How do I register for Fall 2021 courses?" on the Virtual Support page for hours and contact information to speak with a representative.
Contact Admissions at (410) 287-1006, live chat during regular hours on the home page of cecil.edu, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Services Hours
Student Services is back open on our North East and Elkton Station campuses Mondays through Fridays!
The Registration office is open at Elkton Station from 8 am – 4:30 pm. The following hours are for Registration, Advising, Financial Aid, and the Cashiers Office on the North East campus.
Monday – Thursday
8 am – 6 pm
On-site & Remote
8 am – 4:30 pm
On-site & Remote
The following hours are for Admissions, Student Life, Early College Academy (ECA), and Career Services on the North East campus.
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4:30 pm
On-site & Remote
Evening appointments are available for offices that typically close at 4:30 pm.
All offices are still available to chat online or meet via Teams. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Students are asked to limit guests accompanying them to one, if possible. For more information, please visit cecil.edu/virtualsupport.
For the health and safety of our community, Cecil College requires that face masks covering the nose and mouth be worn indoors on all campuses. Guests are required to socially distance 6' from non-household members when indoors and recommended to mask outdoors if unable to socially distance, regardless of vaccination status.
Quarantine: Updated COVID Quarantine Recommendations and Processes for Students
Cecil College continues to follow the CDC and Cecil County’s Health Officer’s COVID-19 recommendations. Due to Cecil County’s high COVID-19 transmission rate, if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, regardless of your vaccination status) with someone who has COVID-19, please quarantine, and do not come to campus for 10 days.
Please refer to the checklist at cecil.edu/coronavirus if you have been exposed to COVID-19 in a situation that is defined as a close contact above.
No. Online courses can be taken from anywhere with a reliable connection to the internet. For some classes, you may need to take an exam on campus or at one of many approved testing sites around the country.
Do I need to apply to Cecil College if I want to take an online course?
Yes, the registration process is the same for online courses as it is for on campus courses.
Do online courses cost the same as on campus courses?
Can I receive financial aid for online study?
Yes, online courses qualify you for the same financial aid and scholarships that on campus courses do.
Can I use my personal email address to take online courses?
No. When you register for an online course you will get a Cecil College email address. You must use your Cecil College email address to log onto your online courses.
I don’t know much about computers. What happens if I need help?
Cecil College’s Instructional Technology Office has an IT helpline available to you Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at (410) 287-4357. The IT helpline can also be reached by email at email@example.com.
What equipment do I need to take online courses?
You will need access to a computer system during your scheduled class time and at other times, as necessary, to complete coursework outside of class. Your computer will need a reliable, high-speed internet connection and either a built-in webcam or a separate webcam with a microphone. Due to incompatibility with our eLearning platform, we do not recommend the use of Chromebooks for online courses.
Do I need special software to take online courses?
In general, at a minimum, you will need a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.), a reliable internet connection, and access to word processing software. Some classes may require other specialized software.
When do online courses meet?
Most online courses are taught asynchronously, meaning that you do not need to log onto your computer on a set day or time. The advantage to online study is that you decide when and where you want to work: day or night, at home or on the go,
when and where you study is up to you.
Are online courses easier or more difficult than on campus courses?
Online courses are neither easier nor more difficult than traditional on campus courses—the work is the same. What makes online courses more challenging is that it is up to you to keep your coursework current. If you do not log on to do
your work on a regular basis, it is easy to fall behind. Readings and assignments will have deadlines. Work submitted after a deadline will receive a reduced grade or possibly even not be accepted. Read the course syllabus carefully for complete
How often do I need to be online and for how long?
You need to log on to your online courses several times a week. Failure to do so will cause you to fall behind in your coursework and miss deadlines for work to be submitted. You can log on as often as you like. If you prefer to do your work
for shorter sessions, such as an hour a day, you can do so. If you want to get more done in one sitting, you can stay online longer. The important thing is to set and maintain a pace that allows you to get your work done on time.
How big are online classes? Will I get individual attention when I need it?
At Cecil College our classes are small so you get the attention you need. Your instructor will reply to your questions and concerns in a timely manner. Whether on campus or online, we want you to succeed in your studies.
I like classroom discussions and I learn a lot from them. Will I still get to hear from other students and the teacher online?
Online classes usually require class participation in the form of online discussions. Just like an on campus class, your final grade will often require participation in discussion groups on specific topics throughout the term.