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What is the location of the College for Lifelong Learning office? How can I reach the office by phone?

The College for Lifelong Learning is located in Building 10, Room 112.  You may call either 937-512-2372 or 937-512-5184.

What are the hours for the College for Lifelong Learning?

The College for Lifelong Learning office is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

Where can I park?

Parking information can be found here at the Parking Information webpage.

How much will parking cost?

Starting in Fall 2015, anyone taking Non-Credit, 6000-Level Courses exclusively will receive for free parking at all Sinclair locations. For those auditing credit classes or taking classes for credit, there will be a $50 Auxiliary Service Fee charged, which allows unlimited parking for the semester. The Auxiliary Services fee will be waived for students with Senior Residency (60 and above) who are enrolled in solely non-credit and/or audit coursework.

Do I pay for parking when I am taking a College for Lifelong Learning Seminar or Workshop that meets on campus?

If you are also enrolled in non-Credit, 6000-Level courses, you will receive free parking.  If you are attending Sinclair classes at off-campus community sites, parking will be in the lot at the site.

Starting in Fall 2015, anyone taking Non-Credit, 6000-Level Courses exclusively will receive for free parking at all Sinclair locations.  For those auditing credit classes or taking classes for credit, there will be a $50 Auxiliary Service Fee charged, which allows unlimited parking for the semester. The Auxiliary Services fee will be waived for students with Senior Residency (60 and above) who are enrolled in solely non-credit and/or audit coursework.

 

Do I need to come to the campus to register for a Non-Credit, 6000-Level Course?

You can register either in person or online.  The College for Lifelong Learning will hold “Registration Days” at each off-site location to answer any questions, as well as to help you register.  You may also register in person at the Downtown Campus, or at any one of our Regional Centers in Englewood, Huber Heights, Preble County, or the Courseview Campus in Mason.  In addition you may register for the Non-Credit, 6000-Level Courses online.

Do I need to come down to the campus to register for Audit classes?

Yes, during the Golden Age Audit Registration, you will need to come to any Sinclair campus in person to register.  You may visit the Downtown Campus in Dayton, or any one of our Regional Centers in Englewood, Huber Heights, Preble County, or the Courseview Campus in Mason. Currently, online registration is not available.

How do I register for a Non-Credit, 6000-Level Course Online?

Using your username and password for my.sinclair.edu log into “WebAdvisor”, clicking on “Students”, then choose “Search and Register for Sections”.  Follow the on-screen instructions to register.

How do I log into my.sinclair.edu?

A student’s username is the “first name.last name” (i.e., jane.doe), and for first-time users, the password is PassXXXX (XXXX is the last four digits of your Social Security number).  If you have a fairly common last name, you will need to choose the “Find Username?” link underneath the search box at my.sinclair.edu.  Follow the prompts to obtain your Sinclair username.  If you have your username but have forgotten your password, you will need to choose the “Forgot Password?” link underneath the search box.  If at any time you feel you need assistance, please call the College for Lifelong Learning office.

Can I register online to audit a credit class?

No, you must register in person when auditing a credit class.  Only the Non-Credit, 6000-Level Courses are available for online registration.

How can I register for Seminars & Workshops?

To register for Seminars & Workshops, you can: 
•    Mail your completed application, which appears in the College for Lifelong Learning catalog, to the address listed. 
•    Take your application and payment to Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning, Building 10, Room 10112, Downtown Dayton Campus.  You can also take your application to your nearby Regional Center in Englewood, Huber Heights, Preble County, and Courseview Campus Center in Mason.
•    Call 937-512-2372 or 937-512-5184 to register by phone.

When can I start registering for Seminars & Workshops?

Typically, whenever you receive your catalog, you may register for Seminars & Workshops. For a more accurate date, check the “General Information” section of the current course catalog or for a specific date please check the College for Lifelong Learning website.

Can I register over the phone for classes?

You can register for Seminars & Workshops over the phone.  For Audit and Non-Credit classes however, registration must be done in person at the Downtown Campus in Dayton, or at any one of our Regional Centers in Englewood, Huber Heights, Preble County, or the Courseview Campus in Mason.  For Non-Credit, 6000-Level courses, “Registration Days” will be held at College for Lifelong Learning off-campus sites.

I am under 60 and have a Golden Buckeye Card. Can I take classes using that card?

The Golden Buckeye Card pays for the class tuition.  Other course fees, books, etc. are not covered under this program.  Note, if you are taking a Non-Credit, 6000-Level course, the course fee cannot be paid using your Golden Buckeye Card.

How can I find out if I am eligible for a Golden Buckeye Card?

If you are age 18 to 59 and have a disability as defined by Social Security, you may apply for a card at most public libraries and senior centers.  Due to ID, age, and disability verification requirements, you cannot apply for the card by phone or online.
   
All Ohioans age 60 or better, who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive the Golden Buckeye Card in the month of their 60th birthday.

Do I have to provide my Social Security Number to Sinclair when I register for classes?

If you have your Tartan Card Number (student ID number), you do not have to put down your Social Security Number.  However, if you are a first-time student, a Social Security Number must be provided on all needed documentation (application and registration form) for a Tartan Card Number to be issued.  Once a Tartan Card Number is issued, you can provide that number in lieu of your Social Security Number.

I’m not a senior, but I would still like to audit a course. Can I do so?

If you are under age 60 and would like to audit a class, you may do so by paying the usual tuition and other class fees.

Will I be charged when auditing a credit course?

Yes, sometimes. For example, most PED courses have a course fee.  Either visit the online scheduler or contact the CLL office if you wish to know the course fees for specific classes.

When is Golden Age Audit registration? And when is Non-Credit, 6000-Level Course registration?

View the College for Lifelong Learning website for the most current dates.

Can I audit a class on the web?

Yes, you may audit an online course.  There will be a course fee per credit hour; the Sinclair online schedule planner will list course fee.  You can also call the eLearning Office at 512-2990 for additional information.

Can I audit a credit class and use it toward a degree?

No. By definition, when you audit a class, you do not receive any credit toward a degree. You may register as a traditional student and take it for credit if you need the class for your degree or certificate.

Can I audit a class (if I am 60 and better) one term, and then take it later for credit if I wish to have it count toward my degree or certificate?

Yes, you may do that. In fact, this is one way to brush up on class material that you are not familiar with or that has challenged you in the past.  When you are ready to take the class for credit, just register as a traditional student, and pay the tuition and any course fees.

How can I receive a College for Lifelong Learning catalog?

You can call the College for Lifelong Learning office at 512-2372 or 512-5184 to request a catalog, and be added to our mailing list.

How do I pay for a Non-Credit, 6000-Level Course?

Take your copy of your registration form to the Bursar at the Downtown Dayton campus (Building 10, 2nd Floor) or to any of our Regional Centers at Englewood, Huber Heights, Preble County, or Courseview Campus in Mason to pay for your classes.  For the Non-Credit, 6000-Level Courses only, you can pay online through my.sinclair.edu using “WebAdvisor” choosing the “Students” option, and then underneath the “Student Finance” header, click “Make Payment for Tuition”.  Just follow the prompts to submit payment information.

How do I pay for a class I am auditing?

Take your fee bill to the Bursar at the Downtown Dayton campus (Building 10, 2nd Floor) or to any of our Regional Centers at Englewood, Huber Heights, Preble County, or Courseview Campus in Mason to pay for your classes.  You can pay online through my.sinclair.edu using “WebAdvisor” choosing the “Students” option, and then underneath the “Student Finance” header, click “Make Payment for Tuition”.  Just follow the prompts to submit payment information.

Can I hand in my payment during “Registration Days” at the off-site locations?

No.  Staff cannot accept payments on “Registration Days”.  One easy way to pay for your classes is to mail your check to Sinclair Community College, Bursar’s Office, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402-1460.  Make the check to Sinclair Community College; be sure to indicate your Tartan Card Number (your student I.D. number) to ensure that your account is credited for the payment. Or, you can pay online through my.sinclair.edu using “WebAdvisor” choosing the “Students” option, and then underneath the “Student Finance” header, click “Make Payment for Tuition”.  Just follow the prompts to submit payment information.

How can I easily find the list of Non-Credit, 6000-Level courses?

You can find the Non-Credit, 6000-Level courses in the College for Lifelong Learning catalog.  You may also go online to the Online Course Schedule Planner and then “Open Schedule Planner”.  Once you have the planner opened, in the search box in the middle of the page, type “non-credit”.  Make sure that the term (summer, fall, spring) you need is selected by using the drop down menu, and then hit “Enter” or click on the grey magnifying glass within the search box.  This should display the complete list of Non-Credit, 6000-Level courses. If at any time you feel you need assistance, please call the College for Lifelong Learning office.

How can I find credit classes available to audit?

You can go online to the Online Course Schedule Planner and then “Open Schedule Planner”.  Once you have the planner opened, in the search box in the middle of the page, type a few keywords (i.e., ART, HIS, PED) concerning the class you wish to take.  Make sure that the term (summer, fall, spring) you need is selected by using the drop down menu, and then hit “Enter” or click on the grey magnifying glass within the search box. If at any time you feel you need assistance, please call the College for Lifelong Learning office.