New Announcements

COMMENCEMENT UPDATE

Details for our 2020 Commencement have been finalized. Please read a letter from President Schumacher here: http://www.terra.edu/life_at_terra_state/_uploadedfiles/commencement_letter.pdf

NEED HELP WITH YOUR CLASSES?

Tutoring is available for summer classes! You can be tutored by phone, zoom, or through email - depending on your preference. Just send an email that includes: your name, the class or classes for which you’d like some help and a current phone number. Send your email request to tutoring@terra.edu.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Check the COVID-19 page for constant updates

To help ensure you have the necessary resources to complete your Spring 2020 coursework, the recently passed CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) provides emergency financial aid grant for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Emergency financial aid grant funding can be requested to cover Food, Housing, Transportation, Course Materials, Technology, Health Care and Child Care.

To qualify to request emergency financial aid grant funding, you must have been enrolled at Terra State Community College (credit or non-credit) for spring semester 2020 and eligible for participation in Section 484 of the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (possess U.S. citizenship or be an eligible noncitizen; have a valid Social Security number; be registered with Selective Service [if the student is male]; and possess a high school diploma / GED / completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting). Funds will be distributed according to a variety of factors including determined need and consideration of special circumstances.

You may submit multiple requests during the duration of the emergency, but funding is limited. You are encouraged to include as many of the allowable expenses which apply in your initial request, and include documentation as available.

Submit your completed form to Todd Long, Associate Dean of Students, at tlong08@terra.edu.

Click here to download the Terra CARES form

 

NEW STUDENT VIRTUAL IT/CANVAS TRAINING

We are hosting some Virtual IT/Canvas trainings to assist with your remote learning needs. To attend one of these meetings, click on any of the links below to attend one of the meetings during the specified time.

If you would like a reminder, please email Melinda Yerdon at myerdon01@terra.edu and let her know which time you are interested in, and she will send you a meeting invite to your Terra.edu account. If you cannot attend at these times, please let Melinda know and she will schedule an individual training that works with your schedule.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting, Wednesday 5/20 at 10 a.m.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting, Thursday 5/21 at 3 p.m.

 

THE TITAN SHOP UPDATE

The campus bookstore will now be open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. In addition, there will be a few modifications put in place:

  • All students will be required to use the store's exterior entrance on the south side of Building B
  • Students are not allowed in the main atrium of Building B
  • Students will not be required to sign in/sign out when using the outside entrance
  • We will require the use of mask while in the store
  • Patrons must keep their social distancing by maintaining 6' spacing

As an alternative to visiting in person, FREE GROUND SHIPPING has been extended to ensure the campus community has textbooks and other essential items. Visit The Titan Shop website to place an order.

 

LOOKING FOR HELP MAKING AN ON-LINE ACCOUNT PAYMENT?

Watch the video below! If you need any further assistance, please email admissions@terra.edu.

 

Need Help with Canvas?

Watch the video below! If you need any further assistance, please email tutoring@terra.edu.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

 

Graduation Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline to apply for your Spring degree or certificate. The application process only takes a few minutes. If you have yet to apply, please do so immediately. For more information please go to www.terra.edu/commencement

Important FYI dates from the cashier's office

Here are the important dates to remember for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 from the cashier's office.

Terra Alerts

We've made a change in our Terra Alert system and are working with Sandusky Co. going forward.  Anyone who has signed up for the system in the past (before October 20, 2019) will need to re-enter your information into the new system.  Please do so by going to Terra.edu/TerraAlert to sign up and be notified of safety and weather alerts.

2019-20 Academic Calendar Available

The 2019-2020 academic year calendar is available in the online college catalog. Click here to see all the important dates for the upcoming academic year.

Terra State's Scheduled System Maintenance

Every Monday-Thursday Mornings between 6:30-7:45 am Terra State will perform computer system maintenance that may affect Terra State’s computer systems. This may result in intermittent outages. For any question or concern, please contact the Helpdesk.

Title IV Consent Completion Reminder

Do you have your Title IV Consent completed so that it clears your account charges (ex: tuition/fees, Installment Payment Plan, housing charges, etc.) if you have Financial Aid?  Find it on Banner Self Service > Student Tab > Student account > left side forms, Title IV Consent.  If you did the Transfer of Excess Financial Aid for your book voucher, you already completed the Title IV Consent.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities to be on campus

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides career counseling that helps students with disabilities identify a solid career path. To support the students along the way, OOD also provides: 

• Placement assistance and on the job support for internships, co-op experiences and employment after graduation 

• Assistive technology (mainstream or specialized) 

• Work incentives planning. 

• And much more 

• If you think, you have or someone you know has a disability, talk to Tonya about what is available for academic success. 

If you are a student or are an employee who would like to know more about specific programs, resources or funding Tonya Mortimer, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, will be on our campus March 28, April 11 and May 2 from 12:15 pm to 3:00 pm in the Academic Service Center. Stop by or make an appointment 419.559.2109.  Interested persons can also contact that Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation at 419.280.5308.

Terra State's Counseling Services

Need to Talk? Have Questions? We're Here for You! 
Call the Counseling Center at Terra State at 419.559.2342 or email counseling@terra.edu. IF YOU ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CALL THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINE 800-826-1306 ANYTIME OR TEXT HELP 741-741 

The Counseling Center staff provides individual mental health counseling services to help students with academic, emotional, psychological, social, and behavioral problems. It is our basic purpose to help students cope with, or resolve, problems that create distress in daily living and are interfering with academic success at Terra State Community College. The Counseling Center is located in the General Technologies Building (Building B), room B105. 

#15tofinish

Have you thought about adding one more class to your fall schedule to help save money, get better grades, and stay on track to graduate?

15 is the number of credits you need to take each semester to graduate on time!

Statistics show that students who earn 15 credits per semester are more likely to finish college on time and earn better grades.

Of course, you can take less and still receive scholarships and funding. But taking 15 credits a semester (or 30 credits a year) accelerates your graduation, saves money overall, and increases your chances of achieving your personal and professional goals. Contact your Advisor today to schedule an appointment to discuss your options at 419.559.2345. Learn more at https://completecollege.org/strategy/15-to-finish/.

Degree Evaluation Feature

The College is pleased to announce that the CAPP Degree Evaluation Feature is now available in Banner Self-Service. CAPP is the acronym for Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning and it tracks your progress toward completion of your degree requirements. CAPP searches through in-progress courses, transfer credit, and courses taken at Terra State to find courses that match your degree requirements. Your evaluation can be generated and viewed at any time by using the attached instructions.

Financial Aid disbursement processor

Terra State Community College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.

"To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank, click here"

ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT
Money is transferred to another account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school. Typically, it takes 1-2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.

ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT TO A BANKMOBILE VIBE ACCOUNT
If you open a BankMobile Vibe account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.

For questions and assistance please email: Cashier@terra.edu or stop by the Cashier’s Office in Roy Klay Hall, room A200.

FAFSA available

This is to remind you that if you can apply for federal student aid for the school year. Go to www.fafsa.gov, select "Start Here" to login. You will be given the option to complete a FAFSA renewal that has much of your application data from last year. If you have not filed taxes, just select will file and use estimated tax information. You can then use the IRS data retrieval tool after you have filed your taxes to avoid turning in your tax documents to the Financial Aid Office!

Need a Job or Internship?

Be sure to register and check the online Career Services Job Board. There are jobs being posted regularly. Work on your resume and cover letter with a Career Services professional. For more information, contact Career Services in Roy Klay Hall, room A100 or email at careerservices@terra.edu


Banner Self-Service Tutorials

Accessing your Financial Aid information using Banner Self-Service

From accepting your award to completing your Title IV consent, this short video walks you through some different areas of Banner Self-Service.

How to submit authorization to transfer excess financial aid to your Terra State ID card for book vouchers

Book vouchers will be available to use in the CollegeStore beginning May 4 through July 7, 2020. Please be sure to submit your authorization early - these must be completed by 11:59 p.m. to be available the next business day at noon.

Banner Self-Service Registration 

The College is in the process of transitioning to a new student information system. Students will be asked to use Banner Self-Service (new system) to register for summer and fall courses. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic and career advisor prior to registering for summer or fall courses. To schedule an advising appointment please call 419.559.2349. Click here to see step-by-step instructions on how to use the new Banner Self-Service registration or watch the video below.

Last Updated: 5/16/19