Austin Community College announced April 8 that all classes scheduled for the coming summer semester will be held online.
The announcement comes one week after the community college district announced it would close its campuses to students and the general public through at least May 31 after initially closing due to the coronavirus March 13. Classes for the current springs semester are also being held online.
“We are in uncharted territories that require extraordinary teamwork to navigate,” ACC President and CEO Richard Rhodes said in a news release. “Our hope is to bring back in-class instruction as soon as possible, but our primary concern is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We know how challenging it was to make the transition to online courses in the middle of the spring semester. Our goal is to minimize disruption for summer. To help our students, we’ve been able to transition all the support services students rely on to a virtual environment."
For students currently enrolled in classes for the ongoing spring semester at ACC, the college district is offering students a pass or no-pass option for classes. The pass or no-pass options will not count toward or against an ACC student’s grade point average for the semester, though a pass grade will count toward a student’s earned semester hours.