Beacon College in the Era of COVID-19
- How has COVID-19 impacted Beacon College?
In accordance with Federal Health Guidelines and Florida State Stay at Home Order, Beacon College has ended on campus instruction and students have returned to their homes. Spring semester courses have moved to online platforms. All academic supports continue to be available virtually including tutoring, advising, mentoring, and counseling.
- Is Beacon College open?
Yes! We are open and fully operational. Our community has largely moved online, but remained committed to quality accessible education for all our students and community members.
- If I call Beacon College will someone answer the phone?
Yes! If you call any office on campus we will either answer the phone or, if you need to leave a message, return your call as quickly as possible. We look forward to addressing your questions and assisting you in any way we can.
- Are you still accepting applications for Fall 2020?
Yes! We are currently enrolling our largest class yet, so it is important to get in your application as soon as possible (especially if interested in single-room housing).
- I’m not sure what is going to happen in the fall, should I still apply?
Yes! Remember an application now will give you the most options once you are ready to make a decision regarding your plans for the fall.
- Can I still apply for financial aid?
Yes! Financial aid continues to be awarded. Remember we can’t award your financial aid until your application for the fall has been accepted, but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin by submitting both applications today.
- Suppose I can’t get all the documents I need to complete my application (due to COVID-19)?
We understand given current circumstances it may be difficult to gather all necessary application materials. Begin by submitting the application itself. We will work with you on any required supporting materials necessary.
Document Alternative Official High School Transcript
- Unofficial/Official high school transcript
- Copy of standard high school diploma
- Unofficial junior year high school transcript
- Any 2019-2020 grade/progress report
- “On-time” graduation statement noted on IEP
2-3 Letters of Recommendation
- 1 letter of recommendation sent to Admissions office that speaks on academic skill ability
Documented Learning Difference
- 504 Accommodation Plan from high school
- Neuropsychological, psychological, or psychoeducational evaluation from high school
- Doctor’s record of diagnosed learning disability or disability that impacts learning
- Documented support plan from a high school teacher identifying resources/plans/accommodations in reading, writing, math or executive functioning skills
- Proof of standardized testing accommodations from SAT/ACT
- What happens if classes can’t start in the Fall?
If classes are unable to start in the fall the Beacon College team stands ready to delivery dynamic quality online courses and distance academic support including tutoring, advising, mentoring, and counseling.
- I’ve been accepted conditionally, what does that mean?
Congratulations on your acceptance! A conditional acceptance means that admissions committee was able to come to a decision on your application without official copies of all required documents. Before we welcome you to campus in August you will need provide those missing documents. Please do not hesitate to contact the admissions team if you have any questions or need assistance securing any of the missing items.
- I’ve been accepted. If I submit my deposit and then need to defer my enrollment until the spring will I lose my deposit?
No you will not lose your deposit. We understand that circumstances can change and will certainly defer your enrollment until the spring semester. You will be required to submit an additional deposit for the spring. Be assured both the fall and spring deposit will be credited towards your spring enrollment tuition and fees.