March 11, 2020
As a smaller college with a single location, thus far we have been able to effectively maintain a safe space.
Cogswell has taken multiple steps to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff including the following:
In the event there is a confirmed case or we are made aware of an exposure, we will immediately notify all constituents and outline next steps.
In the meantime, classes will continue as scheduled.
March 9, 2020
From the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Dear Cogswell Community,
I hope the spring semester is progressing nicely. The safety of our community continues to be a primary focus of the College. With all the attention in the news media regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I ask everyone to help prevent its spread (as well as any other infectious illnesses) by observing a few simple procedures.
All entrances to the building—including the main, front entrance—will remain locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Current students, faculty, and staff must use their ID badge to gain access to the building at all times. You must wear your badge in a manner that is easily visible while on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who do not have a badge will need to check in at the front desk and be issued a temporary name tag. This name tag will be effective for 24 hours. All Cogswell guests will be required to register at the front desk. They will be issued a name badge to be worn while visiting the campus.These increased security measures will only work if we are all vigilant. Safety is everyone’s business. While on campus, please be observant of those around you. If you see someone in the building without a visible Cogswell ID or a visitor badge, please notify a member of the faculty or staff. Also, be cognizant of those around you while entering the building—do not open the doors or hold doors open for individuals without a visible ID.
Even with these safety measures in place, we recognize that emergency situations may arise. In the event that an emergency requires us to evacuate the building, please:
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Students are notified via email when registration is open and made aware of important deadlines. Students are responsible to review the Academic Calendar for specific dates and deadlines. Open Registration extends up to the week prior to the start of a semester. Once open registration closes, students are no longer able to use the student portal to add/drop classes (see add/drop period).
All active students have access to the Online Student Portal where they can find academic, financial and curricular information, along with a degree audit and course schedules. For further registration assistance a guide is available in the Student Portal. Students may consult with their designated Academic Advisor.
Continuing students who register during late registration are subject to a late registration fee.
A student may not enroll in a course for which all prerequisites have not been satisfied. A student may not register for a class and its prerequisites in the same semester. For information on prerequisites and co-requisites, please see the course descriptions in the Catalog.
The Add/Drop Period closes at the end of the first week of the semester (7 calendar days). Students wishing to add or drop classes after registration closes must complete an Add/Drop form. The form can be located through the Student Portal.
Students that do not attend a course in which they have registered may be dropped from the course by the end of the first week. Once dropped from the course seat availability is not guaranteed. An instructor may allow a student from the waitlist who has been in attendance during the add/drop period to enroll, as long as there is seat availability (see Waitlist).
Students on the waitlist for a course may sit in class during the Add/Drop period only if there are seats available. Students that are registered and listed on the class roster have priority. Below are items students should know about attending a course while on a waitlist:
The faculty member for the assigned course has to permit a student to sit in class. Faculty may choose to allow this on a per class basis and seat availability.
If by the end of the drop period, seats do not come available, a student will be removed from the waitlist and will not be able to continue with the course.
Sitting in class does not guarantee that the student will be registered into the course by the end of the add/drop period. Students should be prepared by registering for other courses before the add/drop period.
Students may be asked to leave upon faculty request at any time to accommodate students that are registered in the course.
If seats become available students will be registered into the course(s) by order listed on the waitlist.
Withdrawal from classes
Students may add and drop a class only within the first week of a semester without any academic penalty. Any drop after the Add/Drop period is considered a withdrawal and the student will receive a withdrawal grade (W) if it is within the withdrawal period. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for deadlines.
A student may change programs by completing a Change of Program Form available from the Registrar’s Office and obtaining the required signatures. All course and admissions requirements for the new program must be satisfied to qualify for the degree sought. A change of program does not change the student’s academic standing (Satisfactory Academic Progress). The transaction is not official until the Change of Program Form is processed by the Registrar’s Office and a new degree plan is assigned. Students are limited to a maximum of three (3) changes of program.
Request for official transcripts must be submitted in writing by student or alumni. A $10 fee will be assessed for each official transcript. Any request for transcripts or other official documents can be provided by the Registrar’s Office.
For Official Transcript Ordering, please follow the link below and you will be redirected to the National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Ordering system.
For Unofficial Transcript Ordering or Other Documents, please print the Document Request Form or obtain from the Registrar’s Office. You must use a black or blue ink pen when completing and signing the form. Return to the Registrar’s Office via fax (408-701-0601), email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail attention to Registrar’s Office. Print the Document Request Form.
No official documents including official transcripts or diplomas will be released until all financial obligations are met and library materials, equipment, or other college property is returned.
Cogswell Polytechnical College no longer provides verifications over the phone or faxed requests. The College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:
Henry Cogswell College Students
Please be advised that students trying to obtain transcripts from Henry Cogswell College may contact the Washington Student Achievement Council at http://www.wsac.wa.gov/protecting-education-consumers.
It is the student's responsibility to maintain up-to-date contact information. An Update to Student Information form should be submitted to the Registrar's Office immediately after a change occurs. The form can also be found on the Student Portal.