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News: Winter term launches at Roane State with numerous online courses

News: Winter term launches at Roane State with numerous online courses

Nov. 1, 2019

By Bob Fowler
Roane State staff writer

It’s new at Roane State; a winter term with numerous online classes that can boost grade point averages or enable students to finish college faster.

Classes ranging from American Government to Microbiology will be offered during the four-week program. College officials in touting the offering describe it as a way to “Succeed Ahead of Schedule.”

Registration for the innovative program is from Nov. 11 through Dec. 5, and the classes will run from Dec. 16 through Jan. 16, with two days off for both the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Roane State students were polled to see if they might want to enroll in a winter term, and many expressed an interest, said Dr. Diane Ward, the college’s vice president for student learning.

The winter term could be used to retake a course, improve GPAs, lighten future course loads or complete studies earlier.

Students can use the term as part of either the fall or spring semester. Picking the fall semester is helpful for those wanting to increase their GPA, while spring semester is more likely to have financial aid eligibility and is more suitable for most students.

Those with an academic advisor can obtain counseling and a Personal Identification Number. The One Stop can answer financial aid questions.

The winter term ends the week before Roane State’s spring semester starts, Ward said.

Current Roane state students can contact their success coach to get started. The registration PIN after fall semester will remain the same.

Contact the One Stop at for all non-academic advising questions. For more information contact

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