Moraine Valley is dedicated to supporting our students as they begin their college experience. While the campus is currently closed we have adjusted our enrollment steps so they can be completed online. Our admissions team is here for you every step of the way and is available to answer all of your questions.

Student FAQs

What to do if I am Ill

If I believe I have COVID-19 or have had known contact with someone with COVID-19, what should I do? 

Answer: Do not come to campus and contact your health care provider by phone for further instruction.

What should I do if I am sick or in quarantine and am unable to come to campus and/or complete my course work?   

Answer: Please contact your instructor via email only for contingency instructions. Please note that every instructor must follow an internal college protocol to report suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 to campus officials.

Personal Protection and Cleaning Measures

What measures are the college taking to clean common surfaces?

Answer: The schedules for the limited on-campus class sessions has been provided to our Campus Operations department. Cleaning staff will clean classroom surfaces between sessions, and the night crew will thoroughly clean with appropriate and effective disinfectant. Restrooms will be monitored and cleaned throughout the day.

Will I be required to wear a mask/face covering while on campus?

Answer: Yes. All employees and students are required to wear a face-covering while on campus. Instructors will have a very limited supply of masks for any student who does not have one when they arrive for class. Individuals who fail to maintain appropriate distancing or fail to wear an appropriate face covering may be asked to leave the campus and could face disciplinary action.

What measures are the college taking to ensure social distancing?

Answer: The college is following guidance from the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cook County Department of Public Health, Illinois Community College Board, and Illinois Board of Higher Education. In accordance with state guidance, the college is allowing a small number of classes with required hands-on components to meet in classrooms with a total of 10 or less individuals, including the instructor. A distance of 6 feet will be maintained wherever possible. Additionally, the campus remains closed to all non-essential employees and other students, so only small numbers will be on-campus at any given time. Individuals who fail to maintain appropriate distancing or to wear an appropriate face covering may be asked to leave the campus and could face disciplinary action.

Is there a limit to how long I can remain on campus?

Answer: Yes, students are only allowed to remain on-campus for the time it takes to arrive at their class location, complete the class session and leave campus. An instructor may allow additional time adjacent to a class session for a student seeking assistance.

How many students will be in the classroom with me?

Answer: To comply with the state’s guidance, groups are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Up to 9 total students and 1 instructor will be allowed in a single classroom space at any time. Some classes have been broken into multiple sessions to ensure this limit.

How will entering and exiting the classroom take place?

Answer: Please follow the directions provided by your instructor. The college recognizes that classroom entrances, some classroom spaces, hallways, and restrooms may result in close contact with others. Please use your best judgment to maintain appropriate social distancing at these locations.

What Campus Resources are Available

Will any campus resources will be available?

Answer: All physical campus departments continue to remain closed, but are offering remote services to enrolled students. For full details visit https://mvconnect.morainevalley.edu/Pages/coronavirus-preparedness.aspx

Will water fountains and vending machines be available?

Answer: The college recommends each individual bring their own food and beverage with them. Drinking fountains will not be available, but touchless water bottle filling stations will still be operational. Vending machines will be operational.

Will food services be available?

Answer: No, all campus food service locations are closed. Please see the above answer for additional detail.

How do I get my books and supplies?

Answer: The campus Bookstore is shipping books free of charge and doing curbside pickup. Please order through https://books.morainevalley.edu/. If you need additional assistance, or also need supplies that may not be easy to ship or could be picked-up, please email the Bookstore staff at textbooks@morainevalley.edu.

Is the campus open to the public?

Answer: No. The campus buildings and grounds remain closed to the public. Only essential employees and students who are attending class should be present.

General Course Related Questions:

What should I do if I have course-related questions? 

Answer: Please contact your instructor for course-related questions.

If I am currently taking classes and have other general questions related to campus operations or supports, who do I contact?

Answer: If your questions are still unanswered, please send an email to questions@morainevalley.edu.

What class formats are available?

Moraine Valley Community College will offer classes in three formats: online, virtual and hybrid.

What kind of technology do I need?

Online, virtual and hybrid classes will require access to a computer (desktop or laptop) and the internet to get into your courses. We do not recommend completing coursework from a cellphone. See the computer and browser requirements for Canvas, which is Moraine Valley’s online course management system. Some classes will require webcams and a microphone to participate in synchronous sessions (set days and times). Other technology requirements for specific courses may be defined by faculty members. You may need access to a word processing program such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs to create your assignments. You have free access to Office 365 through your Moraine Valley student email. In email, in the top left corner, click on “Office 365” and download the full version. Optionally, Canvas has a “Canvas Student” app available for Android and iOS that helps students stay connected to their courses on the go. See the Canvas Guides – Canvas Student page for more information.


What are ONLINE classes?

An online course is a mostly asynchronous learning experience (no set meeting dates and times) using Canvas (Moraine Valley’s learning management system) and/or other technology via the internet to deliver content, facilitate communication, collect student work and assess student performance. Any components with set days and times, if any, are optional.

 What are VIRTUAL classes?

Virtual classes have scheduled, real-time, online sessions at specific dates and times. A virtual class is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous (scheduled dates and times as well as learning that takes place on our own) online learning experiences using Canvas (Moraine Valley’s learning management system), real-time video, and other technology via the internet to deliver content, facilitate communication, collect student work and assess student performance. Scheduled real-time virtual class meetings require participation/attendance. If a student is registered for a virtual class, students are expected to attend any synchronous (scheduled dates and times) components added by the instructor, which must occur during the regularly scheduled class time. Students will “attend” online via web conferencing tools, and these virtual meetings will be set up and scheduled by the instructor. 

What are HYBRID classes?

Hybrid Classes: A hybrid course is a blend of mostly asynchronous online learning experiences (NO set online meeting dates and times) and face-to-face class sessions. Hybrid courses have learning activities that must be completed via Canvas (Moraine Valley’s learning management system) or other technology, as well as class sessions that require on-campus or other in-person attendance, such as labs and clinicals. If a student is registered for a hybrid class, the class session offered will be in person on campus or other locations depending on the needs of the program. These in-person meetings must occur during the scheduled in-person class time. If required by health concerns or governmental orders, synchronous components (online, scheduled dates and times) will be added by the instructor if the course must go fully online at some point during the semester.  

What about my LAB, CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, OR OTHER ON-CAMPUS CLASSES? 

Most fall 2020 classes will be offered as online or virtual options. Some classes are a blend of online and face-to-face components. See HYBRID information. Students should refer to their course schedule on MVConnect. 

What platforms will be used for the classes?

All courses will use the Canvas learning management system available on the web. Some courses may use additional online tools to support instruction, such as publisher resources. Virtual courses will require online web conferencing for synchronous class meetings (scheduled dates and times). Registered students will be able to log into Canvas. Instructors will provide details for publisher resources and other online tools.

How do I know if I need to come to campus? 

Students in HYBRID classes that require on-campus class sessions should check the course section detail listing to see the dates, times and room location for class meetings. If there is no information listed, contact your instructor.

How do I identify on my schedule if a course is online vs. virtual vs. hybrid?

The location field that appears on your schedule will indicate if a class is online or virtual. Hybrid courses will have a physical room location.

What are the start and end dates for my class?

Classes have various start and end dates. Students should refer to their course schedule on MVConnect. Students also can view the academic calendar on MVConnect for additional semester dates.

NEW!

Visit Moraine Valley without stepping foot on campus with our new virtual campus tour. 

Step 1.

Apply to the College

Step one to admission is to complete an admission application. 

Step 2.

Complete Your FAFSA

Get help paying for college by submitting your application for financial aid and scholarships. (School Code: 007692)

If you have questions or need help getting started Financial Aid will be available remotely from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Financial  Aid at (708) 974-5726 or financialaid@morainevalley.edu.

Step 3.

Take Your Placement Test

Take the Placement Test or submit ACT/SAT test results to Records to complete the next step in enrollment. College placement tests are now offered online.

Please visit MVConnect to submit a Remote Accuplacer Reading/Composition Request Form. 

Check the test exempt list before scheduling your placement test. 

The Testing Center staff is available remotely from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the Testing Center at (708) 974-5309 or testingservices@morainevalley.edu.  

Step 4.

Submit Your Transcripts

You can submit your official  ACT/SAT, (sealed) high school transcript or High School Equivalency Certificate electronically. Please send them to transcripts@morainevalley.edu

If you have taken college courses at another institution and would like to transfer to Moraine Valley, you must additionally have your official transcripts from college(s) previously attended and transcript evaluation request form sent to transcripts@morainevalley.edu.

If you need assistance please contact 708-974-5730.

Step 5.

Complete Orientation Online

Complete New Student Orientation. This mandatory Orientation includes an online module (Part I) and on-campus session (Part II).

Due to the college remote operations at this time, Part II is currently being offered virtually in 1-on-1 sessions. Please follow the directions after successfully passing your Part I quiz in order to request your 1-on-1 session with an advisor.

Part I presents key policies and student resources, and Part II allows you to select and register for your classes.

Step 6.

Register for Classes

Register for courses and make payment using MVConnect or by calling 708-974-2110.

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