Posts Tagged ‘transfer’

CBC Summer Courses Offer Convenience & Value for Students

June 20, 2012

Coastal Bend College BannerCoastal Bend College is offering over 23 sections of core curriculum courses in the second summer session that students can register for such as: history, government, economics, Spanish, biology, and speech. Many of these courses are also offered online.

Because these courses are part of the core curriculum, students can jump start their college education before heading off to the university in the fall. In addition to earning college credit hours, students and their families can save hundreds of dollars per 3 credit hour course.

Texas A&M College Station, Corpus Christi and Kingsville charge an average of over $920 for a 3 credit hour course. The University of Texas at Austin charges $1750. CBC in-district students pay about $300 and out-of-district students pay about $500 for a 3 credit hour course. That is a savings of over 65-percent and 45-percent per 3 credit hour course for in-district and out-of-district students, respectively.

Dr. Bruce Exstrom, Dean of Instructional Services, says, “Students should take advantage of summer courses to get acclimated to the college environment before fall. Summer courses tend to be smaller, which gives lots of individual focus to students. And the cost savings puts higher education within reach for more students.”

Recent high school graduates and other students who did not attend in the fall or spring semesters may be eligible for financial aid, if they qualify, since none of their eligibility would have been used for the 2011-2012 academic year. In order for students to be eligible for summer aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2011-2012 year has to be submitted by June 30, 2012.

Utilizing financial aid in the summer would have no effect on a recent high school graduate or new/returning student’s award amount for the 2012-2013 academic year, if they qualify. If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility or need assistance submitting your FAFSA, please contact the CBC Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2238 for more information.

Students who wish to enroll in the second summer session can register Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm with advisors and counselors at all of our campuses. To talk with an advisor about summer registration, please call (361) 354-2266 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2266.

Don’t wait until fall to start your college courses—at CBC your future can begin here and now in the second summer session from July 9-August 15, 2012.

Students to travel to Spain to study architecture, culture

January 30, 2012

Coastal Bend College students plan to travel to Salamanca, Spain this summer for intensive study in architecture or sociology from June 22 to July 5. Jack Young, Coastal Bend College Drafting and Design Instructor, will lead the group on an exploration of historical and contemporary Spanish architecture in public and private spaces. Kelly Rea will teach Essentials of Sociology with a special emphasis on Spanish culture to an accompanying group of students.

 Young, a member of American Institute of Building Design and the Texas Institute of Building Design, will accompany local guides in introducing Spanish culture through excursions to Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Avila and Granada. The academic emphasis will be on the relationship, culture, geography, climate, natural resources and materials that complement design methods of construction. All students will participate in these excursions.


High school sophomores to gain full access to college

January 30, 2012

A.C. Jones High School sophomores and parents are encouraged to attend the Passport Program, a dual credit presentation by the high school and Coastal Bend College, to receive information regarding dual credit courses. The Passport Program will take place at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center.

Tenth-graders, whose parents signed permission slips, will travel as a group to CBC to learn about earning credits in academic classes and workforce programs. Students will get information on how to take basic academic courses toward bachelor’s degrees or earn certificates in areas including welding, law enforcement, computers, certified nursing and nail technology.

They will receive a CBC Passport that provides information about courses and a college identification card that opens doors to college resources including the library and computer labs and gives card holders free admission to college events and performances.

Information sessions and campus tours are available to parents who attend. Parents may also participate in roundtable discussions regarding educational opportunities for their children.

Sophomores, including those attending Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan High Schools, who are Bee County residents may start taking tuition-free college classes as early as this summer that count for both high school and college credit (dual credit).

Lunch will be provided at no charge. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or email her at Coastal Bend College is located at 3800 Charco Road in Beeville.


A.C. Jones High School sophomore parents invited to dual credit info session

January 24, 2012

Coastal Bend College and A.C. Jones High School will host the annual Sophomore Class Passport Program on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marecek Physical Fitness Center in Beeville. Dual credit students who are Bee County residents can take tuition-free college classes. Parents interested in learning about dual credit opportunities available for high schoolers are encouraged to attend and take part in a parent’s panel discussion. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or or call the high school counseling office.

Register now for Spring 2012

November 4, 2011

Students planning to attend classes at Coastal Bend College starting in January of 2012 may register now. The registration period is open to all students until Jan. 13, 2012.

Students may register online at through Campus Connect (Students). Students with holds on their accounts and those who need assistance with the process may register in person.

A bacterial meningitis vaccination is required for all incoming students with the last shot being administered no less than ten days prior to the start of classes.


Coastal Bend College makes immediate changes to immunization policy in line with new state law

September 30, 2011
Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Required for Spring 2012

 Beginning Spring 2012 semester, a new state law requires all students entering institutions of higher education to show evidence of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five year period prior to enrollment and not less than ten days before the first day of the semester. Entering students include transfer students from other colleges and returning or continuing students who have had a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.

 The law allows for exceptions for:

  • A student 30 years of age or older;
  • A student enrolled only in online or other distance learning courses;
  • A student who submits an affidavit or certificate signed by a physician duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States. It must be stated that, in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student; and
  • A student who submits an affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. A conscientious exemption form (Affidavit Request for Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience) from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. Several weeks are required to have the form approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services after it’s been submitted.

 To get the vaccine, check with your family doctor or local public health department.

Coastal Bend College is working on a process for submission of immunization documentation and once finalized the process will be posted on the CBC website Please continue to check for updated information regarding this new requirement.

 For more information about immunization requirements, contact the Velma Elizalde, CBC Dean of Students Services at (361) 354-2301.


College, university fair in Beeville

September 1, 2011

Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and Coastal Bend College will sponsor Transfer and Recruitment Day on Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m. at the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center at CBC, located at 3800 Charco Road. This college fair is for anyone interested in going to college or university. Representatives from higher education institutions in and around Texas will be there, as well as military service representatives. For more information, contact Eddie Rojas at (361) 354-2731 or

Coastal Bend College Cougar Camp set for area high school seniors

March 31, 2011

 Title V Cougar Camps are for high school seniors who have applied to Coastal Bend College with the intent to start classes in either Summer 2011 or Fall 2011. 

Topics covered during Cougar Camps will be: study skills, learning resources offered at CBC, faculty connections and financial aid. Students will have a chance to pre-register for summer and fall courses. Title V Cougar Camp dates follow, by campus.  

Cougar Camp at CBC Kingsville Campus on April 6

Cougar Camp at CBC Pleasanton Campus on April 14

Cougar Camp at CBC Beeville Campus on April 27  

Cougar Camp at CBC Alice Campus on April 29

For more information please call Amy Gonzales at (361) 354-2581 or Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722. 


Coastal Bend College to promote smart money management skills among college students

September 30, 2010

Monster’s Making It Count “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program provides students with tips on effective credit card use, budgeting, and taking control of student loan debt

Coastal Bend College will host Making It Count’s “Ultimate Money Skills: College,” a financial success presentation about management skills. Making It Count, an educational service provider for students and a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. is teaming up with Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions to provide the free presentation on the Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium. Free lunch will be provided to participating students.

The “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program provides students with an understanding of appropriate credit card use, how to develop and follow a budget, banking options, how to protect their identity and the importance of saving.

 “The Ultimate Money Skills: College program emphasizes the importance of how the choices students make about money while in college can have a direct impact on their future financial success,” said J.R. Cifani, Vice President and General Manager, Making it Count. “Knowing that undergraduates are busy with academics, internships and extra-curricular activities, we’ve developed a succinct, yet informative, program to help them make smart financial decisions.”

 Students and administration who have attended the “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program found the presentation extremely valuable and effective. On a 10-point scale, college personnel rated the program’s value at 9.4 and its effectiveness at 9.6. Students were also impressed, giving the program a 9 for value and 9.5 for effectiveness.

 The presentation is supplemented by, which offers more information on the topics covered in the presentation, as well as opportunities for students to submit solutions to money-related challenges; provide their own money- making and money-saving tips; and read a money-management blog written by college students.

 More information about the presentation can be found online at


Transfer and Recruitment Day to be held for high schoolers and college transfers

September 13, 2010

Coastal Bend College Transfer and Recruitment Day 2010 is Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m. in the Peter Marecek Physical Fitness Center in Beeville. Graduating high school seniors and CBC students ready to transfer can visit with university representatives from Texas and surrounding areas. Admission is free. Call (361) 354-2731 for details.


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