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Get traditional classroom support: Teachers and chalkboards, PowerPoints and peers, advisors and cafeterias. Metropolitan College students have complete access to Johnson C. Smith University facilities.

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Log on and plug into our powerful online curriculum. Professors are available on email or videoconference. Take your tests from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. Learn more about our fully online degree programs.

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Take classes online and on campus. We understand the restrictions of being an adult student, so we give as many options as possible. So long as you are eager to learn, we can customize a curriculum for you.

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great news, big announcements.

April Open House at Metropolitan College

Looking for a way to obtain your college education as an adult? We got what… (read more)

On Site and Virtual Open House at Metropolitan College

Looking for a realistic way to obtain your college education as an adult? We got… (read more)

Metropolitan College's student triumphs on debate contest

Marvaleeta Blye is the debate team's first Metropolitan College member (read more)

Metropolitan College’s First Certification Program of 2017 A Success

Twenty-seven students assembled to sharpen their skills to lead professionally and personally. (read more)

The Spring I Term 2017 Schedule is available

Students can find the updated Spring I Term Schedule on this page for their convenience (read more)

The Mobile Vet Center visits JCSU’s Campus to serve the veteran community

The Vet Center Program is a community-based service that welcomes home, with honor, all combat… (read more)

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Metropolitan College supports school students at Bruns Academy

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE SUPPORTS SCHOOL STUDENTS AT BRUNS ACADEMY A carload of school supplies delivered to support academic achievement CHARLOTTE, NC – Metro C.A.R.E.S. (Campus and Allies Reaching Each Student), an extension of Metropolitan College at Johnson C. Smith University’s outreach initiatives, successfully delivered a carload donation of school supplies to Bruns Academy. The items were donated by Metropolitan College faculty, staff, students, alumni, Orthocarolina, the Magistrates and Mecklenburg County Courts. Metropolitan College is constantly looking for ways to connect and expand the scope of the service it offers to the community, by going beyond its core focus on adult students. As a result of this determination to further advance community engagement, one of the “Seven Expectations” at Johnson C. Smith University, Metropolitan College joined forces with key individuals and organizations to assist Bruns Academy’s students. “We realized that our mission is fully aligned with Bruns Academy’s commitment to ‘empowering ALL… (view story)

Earlee Corbin pays it forward: meeting Bill Gates

Earlee Corbin, Metropolitan College Student of Business Administration, takes selfie with Bill Gates. Education plays an extremely important role in our everyday lives. Education helps the economic growth of a country, it provides us with ethical values, but most importantly it helps an individual gain happiness through building a stable, well-balanced self-sufficient life. The reality is that for some individuals, gaining higher education is not so easy. Education is powerful but can be a challenge to attain for low-income students and first-generation students. Earlee Corbin is one of those first-generation students whose path to success has been a challenging one. Earlee is a junior at Metropolitan College who is working toward a degree in Business Administration in addition to working a full-time job and also being a husband and a father. Earlee is a self-proclaimed country boy who was born and raised in a small town in Maryland. This is… (view story)

“Now that I have made the leap, there is no turning back!”

Karitsa Kerns, Metropolitan College Business Administration Graduate 2014 From Dream to Goal Karitsa Kerns represents the vision of Metropolitan College. She currently runs her own Tax and Accounting firm, and is making all her dreams come true. “When I started my degree in Metropolitan College, I came to realize that I could take control of my life and get to the places where I wanted to be,” said kerns. Five years ago, Karitsa didn’t know how much her life would change as she took one of the most defining steps of her life: enrolling in Metropolitan College at JCSU to obtain her Bachelor’s degree. Karitsa had always wanted to go to an HBCU, but with a full time job in a busy company’s accounting department, and as a single mother of two, it was not easy or even realistic for her to enroll in a traditional college program. “One day… (view story)

Veteran george curtis reflects on experiences as a college student.

The Metropolitan College at Johnson C. Smith University supports non-traditional students who want to earn a college degree. The institution is also the home of the new support hub for student veterans attending Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). George Curtis is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a graduate of JCSU. Curtis considers the Student Veterans Association a helpful resource for student veterans interested in gaining higher education. Curtis earned a degree in psychology from JCSU, as a traditional student. Curtis said, “I felt like I missed out on something by not going to college.” Curtis joined the U.S. Army as a young man and dedicated 20 years of service to the military. When Curtis retired from the military he went back to school and earned a computer science degree from ECPI, then focused on his degree from JCSU. Curtis said, “I also wanted to set an example for… (view story)

Important Contacts

Dr. Laura McLean, Dean

(704) 378-1295

lmclean@jcsu.edu

 

Dr. Melita Pope Mitchell, Assistant Dean

(704-378-3593

mmitchell@jcsu.edu

 

Dr. Cheryl Curtis, Director of Educational Enhancement Services

(704) 378-3581

ccurtis@jcsu.edu

 

Irene Sandoval Arce, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing & ESL Coordinator

(704) 378-3512

isandoval@jcsu.edu

 

Faculty Leads

Dr. LaSonya Townsend, Assistant Professor of Social Work

(704) 330-1309

ltownsend@jcsu.edu

 

Dr. Lucinda Blue, Assistant Professor of Business

(704) 378-1002

lblue@jcsu.edu

 

Dr. BerNadette Lawson- Williams, Associate Professor of Sport Management

(704) 330-1436

bwilliams@jcsu.edu

Damon Miller, Enrollment Manager & Community Relations Specialist

(704) 330-1310

dmiller@jcsu.edu 

 

Tarji Caldwell, Enrollment Processing Specialist

(704) 330-1321

tlcaldwell@jcsu.edu 

 

Andrea Hylton, Director of E-Learning

(704) 378-1131

ahylton@jcsu.edu

 

John Bannister, Instructional Designer

(704) 378-1152

jbannister@jcsu.edu

 

Jose Gutierrez, Data Analyst

(704) 378-1152

jgutierrez@jcsu.edu

 

Jessica Taylor, Enrollment Specialist/Office Coordinator

704-330-1349

jtaylor@jcsu.edu

 

 

Course Enrollment and Access

All online courses are delivered through Canvas™ Learning Management System via jcsu.instructure.com.
Students are uploaded hourly each day once courses are created by the University Registrar. Please allow at least two of these uploads to occur on the day that you validate, before contacting Canvas Help to resolve the issue.
Users who are enrolled in or teaching a hybrid or online course at JCSU will automatically be added to class rosters in Canvas. Course rolls are updated hourly each day with enrollment data from Jenzabar. You must have your JCSU network ID and password (the same credentials to access your email) to log into Canvas

Logging in to Canvas
Step 1: To log into Canvas, visit http://jcsu.instructure.com
Step 2: Use your JCSU network ID and password
Step 3: Choose ‘Work or school account’ option (you may be prompted to enter your ID and password again)
Step 4: On the left click on ‘Dashboard’
Step 5: Click the course name to go to the page for the course

Canvas Help
For assistance click on the ‘Help’ link in the lower left-hand corner of the site. There you will find various avenues for technical support including email ticket, chat, and telephone. This assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The eLearning Department also provides guided knowledgebases for students and faculty. The following link provides access to the latest Canvas information, frequently asked questions, and instructional videos.
https://jcsu-my.sharepoint.com/personal/elearning_jcsu_edu/canvas-kb/SitePages/Home.aspx
Password assistance is provided by the JCSU Information Technology Department. Go to http://adportal.jcsu.edu to change, and/or reset your password. Also, familiarize yourself with the Password Policy Information linked at the bottom of the page for important password conditions and restrictions.
Technical Requirements

Today’s technology environment is ever changing, therefore it is impractical for Johnson C. Smith University to recommend specific hardware performance requirements to students. In general, the technical requirements below govern acceptable computer interaction with Canvas. It is the responsibility of all students to have regular and unlimited access to the computing technology they need for their courses.
Minimum Technical Specifications
(Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible)
Operating Systems
• Windows XP SP3 and newer
• Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
• Linux – chromeOS
Mobile Operating System Native App Support
• iOS 7 and newer
• Android 2.3 and newer
Computer Speed and Processor
• 1GB of RAM
• 2GHz processor
Internet Speed
• Minimum of 512kbps

Web Browsers
Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using as well as the most up-to-date Flash plug-in.
Canvas supports the two most recent versions of Flash and popular web browsers only. Some supported browsers may still produce a banner stating ‘Your browser does not meet the minimum requirements for Canvas’. If you have upgraded your browser but you are still seeing the warning banner, try logging out of Canvas and deleting your browser cookies.
Required Components
The following may be needed to view the activities and links in your Canvas course:
➢ Flash Player – is required in several places in Canvas: media recording/streaming and viewing as well as uploading files to a course or an assignment. Other than these features, Flash is not required to use most areas of Canvas.
➢ Adobe Reader
➢ Java plug-in – is required for screen sharing in Conferences. Please note that some browsers do not support Java.
Otherwise, there are no other browser plug-ins used by Canvas
Also be sure to have cookies enabled and pop-ups unblocked.
For further information regarding eLearning at JCSU, contact us at elearning@jcsu.edu

Online Degree Complaint Process

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) has established student grievance policies and procedures to provide a method for aggrieved students to express substantive complaints about University administration and staff members and have them resolved in a timely manner. This complaint process for courses taken in online programs mirrors the onsite academic complaints and are described below and are available in the JCSU Written Student Grievance Policy as outlined in the University Catalog (p. 319).

Grievances Involving Academic Concerns

In the event of a grievance regarding an Academic issue, the aggrieved student must initiate the process.

• This requires bringing the grievance to the person against whom it is being made, such as instructor, staff person or administrator. If the grievance is resolved at this time, no further action is needed but both student and respondent should keep a record of the complaint with copies forwarded to the Council of Deans.

• If the grievance is not resolved, the student is entitled to bring the concern to the supervisor of the person against whom the complaint is being made, such as a Department Chair. If the grievance is resolved with this person, no further action is needed but student and both respondents should keep a record, and the person against whom the complaint was made should be informed of the resolution, with copies forwarded to the Council of Deans.

• If the grievance is not resolved, the same procedure moves up the leadership chain, such as to College Dean, Council of Deans, Executive Vice President, then the President. A determination by the Office of the President is final.

Additional Complaint Options
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the complaint process, you may choose to file a complaint by filling out the SARA-NC Complaint form, which can be found here: http://www.saranc.org/docs/SARA-NC-ComplaintForm.pdf
For additional information please visit the SARA North Carolina Student Complaint Process page: http://www.saranc.org/Complaint.html

Complaints may also be filed with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges by filling out the SACSCOC Student Complaint form. (PDF)

North Carolina Students may also choose to file a complaint by visiting the State of North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints page.

Students outside of North Carolina should visit the State Higher Education Executive Officer Association (SHEEO) for information on filing complaints in your home state.

What are the Application Requirements?

  • Official transcripts: high school or college.
  • If you have military history, submit a DD214 or Notice of basic Eligibility.
  • $25 application fee: money order or certified check.

What are the Admission Requirements?

To be considered for admission as a degree-seeking candidate, prospective students must submit the following:

  • A completed application for admissions
  • A personal statement highlighting accomplishments and goals
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A resume.
  • Submit Official transcript from all previous colleges or universities attended.
  • Submit a high school or GED transcript only if you did not attend a college or university

Metropolitan College requires a 2.0 GPA for all transfer students. If an applicant’s GPA is below 2.0 there may still be an opportunity for admission after review of all supporting documents and the completion of a math and writing assessment with a passing score.

Note: The University reserves the right to modify these requirements.

What Placement tests are required?

  • A writing placement test is required.
  • A math placement test is recommended.
  • Schedule appointments for placement tests at 704-378-1114

How much is tuition?

  • Tuition varies depending on your status as a full time or part time student, how many hoursyou take, what type of class is offered. To determine your tuition rate, please contact our business Office at 704-378-1229.

Is Financial Aid available?

  • Metropolitan College offers a variety of attractive Financial Aid packages. To contact the Financial Aid Office please call 704-330-1498.

When do terms begin?

  • Terms vary for the Accelerated Degree Program and the Regular Degree Program. Generally, seven week terms begin in January, March, April, August, and October.

Can I pay for my application fee and tuition with a credit card?

  • Online applicants may use their credit card or debit card. Other payments are accepted through cash, money order or certified check. Application fees are non-refundable.

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#CaminosHaciaElExito is back! Our English Classes begin on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm at #JCSUsMetropolitanCollege. Please join us and share with the non English speaking community. Thank you! #StudentDiversity #CommunityEngagement #PathwaysToSuccess ... See MoreSee Less

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This is #OpenHouse Live! Leave your comments and questions, we can't wait to hear from you! Mr. Damon Miller will be offering an overview of our programs. Stay tuned! #JCSUsMetropolitanCollege ... See MoreSee Less

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JCSU's Metropolitan College is hosting the Regional NC STRIVE Conference. NC STRIVE (Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education) welcomed students, faculty, staff and anyone in the community that is a veteran or supports the successful transition of veterans through the means of higher education. The audience has been meeting at the New Science Center since 8 am and will continue the sessions until 4:30 pm. Our very own Dr. Cheryl Curtis, Director of Educational Enhancement Services, and Dedicated Veteran Advocate, served as MC for the day. #JCSUsMetropolitanCollege #CommunityEngagement #Veterans ... See MoreSee Less

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Our very own Dr. Lucinda Blue was appointed as Honorary Member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honors Society. Also, three of our students at #JCSUsMetropolitanCollege were inducted due to their academic excellence. Congratulations and may we celebrate together many more successes in your path! #AdultStudents #DeltaMuDelta ... See MoreSee Less

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Metropolitan College held high the Gold and Blue at this year’s Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education Conference (ANTSHE), held at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Each year the conference features presentations highlighting the adult student perspective as well as insights from adult educators and support staff. During this year’s conference, Metropolitan College students Earlee Corbin Jr. (pictured with advisor John Bannister) and April Edwards received academic scholarships from the organization. Congratulations Earlee and April! You make us proud everyday! #JCSUsMetropolitanCollege #AdultStudents #ANTSHE ... See MoreSee Less

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Johnson C. Smith University's Metropolitan College would like to congratulate the new members of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society on their academic achievement. Well done! We are so proud of you! Keep up the great work!! #JCSUsMetropolitanCollege #HonorSociety #AdultStudents ... See MoreSee Less

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