Our Online Transition: Questions and Answers
Classes for all current students have temporarily moved to remote and online delivery as of March 23, 2020.
"I was very worried with having been out of school for ten years… and I know I’m not the only one – the thought of doing classes online was really scary, but I can say that the entire staff at FORTIS has been so great. They are keeping everybody updated at all times ensuring that no one is left behind."
Dental Assisting Program
Fortis College, Orange Park, FL
What does this mean for me?
During these uncertain times, our goal is to keep all current students and enrollees on track for academic success and on-time graduation. Effective immediately and no later than Monday, March 23, remote and online education is available for all campuses.*
Is it safe to visit to the campus?
Most campuses remain open and accessible. Student Services and Admissions are active both online and at the campus, as appropriate. We are practicing social distancing and following all CDC and local guidelines. Additionally, we are maintaining rigorous hygiene protocols for all facilities.
How will students attend class remotely?
Campuses have introduced ZOOM as our platform for remote instruction and all are migrating to remote and online delivery effective Monday, March 23, 2020. You should already have been contacted by your program director. If not, please reach out to your program director via phone or email.
I’m a student. What about my classes?
As we transition to remote and online delivery, we have been reaching out to each student regarding specific program details. If you are a student who has not made contact and/or still has questions, please contact your Program Director via cell phone or email. Your campus leadership has been hard at work to prepare students for this transition.
What if I don’t have online access?
Your campus leadership will work with you to address any connectivity issues. If you do not currently have internet access at home, you can still participate through most digital devices. If you don’t have a desktop or laptop computer, many campuses can lend you one from the learning resource center. Staff is working directly with each student every day to get them the connectivity they need to keep their academic progress on track to graduation.
- FCC agreement states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
- Cox Communications free wifi hotspots
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers.
Will my program start date be impacted?
For current and future enrollees, we are committed and confidently believe that we can keep academic programs operating on schedule. Admissions Representatives are contacting all current and prospective enrollees. If you have specific questions, please contact your Admissions Representative via phone at or via email.
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?
Please call and we will connect you to the right person to answer your questions.
*Some portions of some programs may not easily transition to online delivery.