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Please refer to the USG eCore website for general information on the program.
Take the eCore Introduction Quiz HERE!
eCore offers the first two years of college core courses completely online. eCore was developed by the University System of Georgia (USG) and approved by the Board of Regents. eCore classes transfer to 31 institutions within the University System of Georgia and most other colleges.
To assess if eCore is a viable option for you, check out the readiness tool for distance education (READI) and take the Student Online Readiness Tool assessment at that same link.
Spring and Fall classes are listed below. During Summer session, the same classes are offered, with the exception of CHEM, GEOL, MATH 1501, PHYS, & SPAN.
* Available to Non-Science Majors and Transient students only.
BEFORE you will be able to register for an eCore course, you must 1st successfully complete the eCore Introduction Quiz (required for all new eCore students). The orientation is required ONLY one time and can be found online at http://ecore.usg.edu/prospective/orientation/csu/.
Any student who has NOT completed the eCore orientation, will receive an eCore PREREQUISITE ERROR when attempting to register for eCore classes. After completion of the orientation, an automated email is sent to the eCore advisor and to your CSU email address. At the top of every hour, a process runs that updates your DUCK record. You will see eCore Introduction Quiz under the heading of Standardized Test Scores.
A prerequisite error may also occur when a student has not completed the course prerequisites. CSU adheres to higher standards on some courses than listed on the USG website. If in doubt of the prerequisite, click on the class name in the Academic Schedule.
Please contact your advisor or eCore advisor for assistance if you have met the prerequisites and you are still receiving an error that prevents registration.
eCore adds seats based on demand. Choose a section with available seats and register with the appropriate Course Number (CRN). See http://apps.clayton.edu/courses/schedule for section availability and course numbers. A seat balancer process runs every 5 minutes so if there is not a seat available, check back in a few minutes for available seats.
eCore classes are $169/credit hour. Most classes are 3 credit hours; Calculus I and classes with labs are 4 credit hours. If you are taking only eCore classes, this tuition is in addition to the Clayton State Institutional fee. If you are also taking on-campus classes, all fees also apply including technology, student activity, athletic, student activity center fee, parking fee, card fee, & health fee. Visit the Registrar’s website for a complete listing of the current fee schedule: Financial Aid and VA will cover expenses of eCore courses up to your eligibility. http://www.clayton.edu/bursar/Tuition-Fees.
You should consult your academic advisor before registering for eCore courses. If you don’t know who your advisor is, then contact the advising department in your major. Click on the following address to find your major: http://www.clayton.edu/academics then look for contact information for Academic Advising. This page provides links to all the Advisement Centers at Clayton State. If you a transient student, you should talk with your advisor at your home institution about whether the course transfers. An eCore advisor is available to answer questions specific to eCore including admission, orientation, registration, textbook ordering, and drop/add procedures.
The University System of Georgia (USG) eCore website maintains the relationship with the online bookseller for eCore. You may go to that page and order your materials directly by clicking the following link: eCore Bookstore . A description of required textbooks for each eCore course is listed at http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php.
Institutions affiliated with eCore must follow the eCore Common Academic Calendar. Each term this includes a common registration begin/end date, class start/end date, attendance verification deadline, midterm, final exam dates, grade submission deadlines, etc. Clayton State follows our own Academic Calendar for admission and fee payment deadlines only. See the Clayton State eCore home page for specific dates.
If you find yourself struggling in your eCore course(s), please ask for help. There are several tutoring resources available to you:
eCore students have access to a variety of resources that can improve their educational experience. Each semester, students enrolled in eCore classes are provided a password to access GALILEO, a virtual based library. GIL Express, an extension of GALILEO, enables students to borrow information resources held in the University System of Georgia (USG) libraries. eCore students can choose any of the 31 USG libraries, including the Clayton State University Library, as their resource pickup location.
The Clayton State University Library offers eCore students reference services including LibGuides and Ask a Librarian:
LibGuides provide research assistance, subject guides and useful resources compiled by the CSU librarians. LibGuides often recommend a variety of information sources for researchers including books, electronic resources, digital collections, periodicals, websites, multimedia and social media that concentrate on a single topic. In addition, LibGuides highlight library services to assist researchers in utilizing the library. Users can search by keyword or browse by broad topic.
Ask a Librarian is a reference services suite. Do you have a library or research question? eCore students can contact a CSU librarian by Chat, Text (678) 573-1067, Call (678) 466-4346 and walk-up services.
If financial aid is your only means of payment, the Loch Shop may be able to special order eCore books and lab kits for you (which you can pay for with financial aid).
Contact the Loch Shop ASAP if you will utilize this method, as there may be a delay in receiving your materials when late ordering.
If you encounter software or hardware problems with your computer, The HUB may rescue you. The HUB provides a free service to eCore students enrolled through Clayton State. They will help you find solutions to your software and/or hardware problems with your personal computer. As an eCore student at Clayton State, you may opt to participate in the Microsoft Campus Agreement. This will allow you to obtain certain Microsoft software at no cost.
Visit them by accessing http://www.clayton.edu/hub or by calling (678) 466-4357 or emailing TheHub@clayton.edu.
If you are a student who never comes to campus, contact TheHub@clayton.edu to make alternate arrangements.The HUB also helps students with computer software.
What are the hardest courses to take online?
When do I register for a second session course?
If you are attempting to register for a second session course after full session has begun, you may either contact the eCore advisor for assistance or wait until the first day of drop/add as listed in the eCore calendar.