Our Online Transition: Questions and Answers
Keeping Our Students, Faculty And Staff Safe Is Our Highest Priority.
Dear Prospective Student,
We know that these are challenging times and we applaud you for taking steps to continue your education. As you plan to go back to school to prepare for a new career, we thought you might have some questions, so we’ve tried to answer the most common questions below. If you have additional questions about our response to the pandemic, your campus or specific program or study, please reach out to your Admissions Representative or call 855-436-7847.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fortis!
I’ve been thinking about attending Fortis, what does this mean for me?
Our goal at Fortis is to keep all current students and enrollees on track for academic success and on-time graduation. In these unprecedented times, we have been keeping our students, faculty and staff safe through social distancing, improved hygiene protocols and remote and hybrid instruction. Your local campus admissions team member can answer specific questions about your program and courses.
Is it safe to visit to the campus?
Covid-19 policies are rapidly changing around the country as the economy begins to reopen. Each campus is following local and state guidelines for safety and hygiene. As the pandemic eases, new students should expect to attend classes on campus as our education delivery continues transitioning from remote to full on-campus delivery. To learn more about your local campus and program of interest, please call 855-436-7847 to connect with the Admissions team at your local campus.
How can I get started on my career education?
In response to COVID-19 guidelines, we have transitioned our Admissions Teams to an online process. Admissions activities including virtual campus tours, questions about program specifics and coordination with Financial Aid Representatives are now being conducted virtually. Give us a call at 855-436-7847 to learn more about getting started on your career education.
Will my program start date or graduation date be impacted?
For current and future enrollees, it is our goal to keep academic programs operating on schedule for on-time completion. If you have specific questions, please contact your Admissions Representative via phone at 855- 436-7847 or by email.
If I am a new student, will my classes be online or on-campus?
All new students should expect to attend all (or most) classes on campus. At each campus, we are following local guidelines, therefore, depending on your campus location and program, some courses may still be delivered remotely via our Virtual Classroom. Please note, our campuses are returning to full on-campus delivery via in person instruction in the classrooms and labs. If your program is a hybrid program then there will be a blend of on-campus and remote deliver following the hybrid model for your program. Your admissions representative will be able to explain and answer any questions.
What if my program is a hybrid learning program?
Hybrid learning programs for Nursing and other programs areas are back on their regular campus catalog schedules. If your program of interest is structured as a hybrid learning program, then the education delivery is a blend of traditional on-campus face-to-face courses, and remote learning with some courses delivered online.
How do students attend class remotely?
For courses that are being conducted remotely, we are utilizing our Virtual Classroom technology. If you have questions about our platform, your program, or specific courses, please contact your Admissions Team Representative. They will be able to explain the remote learning process and answer your questions specific to your program and campus location.
I'm a student, what about my classes?
Your campus leadership has been hard at work helping students to stay on track to graduation. If you have other questions or need assistance, contact your local Program Director or the office of the Campus President for assistance.
If I started as a remote student, when will I be able to come back on campus for my labs and hands-on skills classes?
We recognize that hands-on skill development and laboratory courses are essential to many of our programs, therefore we are happy to say that laboratory and hands-on skill development courses are fully back on campuses. Additionally, our skilled trades programs are fully on-campus for both classroom and hands-on skill development courses.
What if my program includes an externship or clinical instruction?
During the pandemic, externships and clinicals were mostly being delivered via remote learning platforms, but as the pandemic eases, sites are also re-opening to again allow on site externships and clinicals. Note: this can and will vary by state and externship and clinical site and in many areas, clinicals may still be a blend of remote and on-site. Contact your program director at the local campus if you have any questions about the process for your specific program at your campus.
What if I don't have online access?
Your campus leadership is working with students to address any connectivity issues. If you do not have an appropriate device (tablet, desktop or laptop computer, or phone), your campus may be able to lend you one. Our staff is working directly with students to get them the connectivity they need to keep their academic progress on track to graduation.
Will I still be able to graduate as scheduled?
We know how hard you have worked, and we are committed to keeping all enrolled students on their academic track.
I have other questions. Who can I talk to?
You can always reach out to your campus leadership with your questions about your program, courses, campus access and more. For help with technology, please check out our new Student Technology Support and Resource Center. And if you need additional assistance, please call 855-436-7847 and we will connect you to the right person to answer your questions.