Student Info and Resources during COVID-19

All Summer Courses are Now Remote Learning or Online classes

Per the state of New Jersey and out of an abundance of caution, we will continue our Remote Instruction and Online classes during all three summer sessions.

Remote Instruction is a virtual way of meeting with your professor in real-time during scheduled class hours.

Online classes require you to visit Blackboard Learn several times a week to receive your assignments, complete them, and interact with fellow students via the discussion board.

If you have questions, please contact academics@atlantic.edu.

Announcement About Spring 2020 Grading Options

In light of the COVID-19, Atlantic Cape is offering a grading option of Pass/Fail named “PC” to students enrolled in courses during the Spring 20 semester only. After receiving your letter grade, if you believe that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted your course performance, you can opt for a change from a traditional letter grade to the “PC” grade.

You have until June 22 to request the change to your grade to “PC.” You cannot apply until after you have received your letter grade. We have created a document below that can help you in the decision on whether to use this grading option.   Please note, the "PC" option cannot replace an "F" grade.

Is the “PC” Grading Option Right for You?

Announcement About Spring 2020 Grading Options

Have questions?

  • Contact your Academic Advisor for guidance in making this decision
  • For Financial Aid implications for this decision, contact Michelle Andrews, (609) 343-5129 or via email at mandrews@atlantic.edu
  • For other questions and to officially request the PC grade, contact our Registrar Heather Peterson, (609) 343-5008 or via email at grades@atlantic.edu

Virtual Graduation

Virtual graduation will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook, and will also be available on our website on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m.

Visit the Atlantic Cape Virtual Graduation page for more information.

Transitioning to Online Classes

The faculty and staff at Atlantic Cape understand that this can be stressful time for you as a student. We are here to support you as the college transitions to online learning. Below is information to help you succeed during this challenging time. We hope that you use this as a valuable resource to help you complete your Summer courses.

Blackboard

Login to Blackboard Learn

Access discussion boards, course materials & content.

Student tutorials

Blackboard Learn Info and Tutorials

Learn how to quickly navigate Blackboard Learn

technical support

Online Technical Support

Have a technical problem? We can help.

Internet resources

Computer and Internet Resources

If you have limited or no access to technology or the Internet, here are resources to help keep you connected.

email login

Check your email frequently

Important communications from Atlantic Cape and your professors will be sent to your Buccaneer account.

online bookstore resources

Online Bookstore Resources

Find out more about FREE eBooks, courseware and shipping programs

Online databases

Access to Library Databases

We have reference sources for getting started, e-books on all topics, databases for finding articles, and subject guides with resources for many fields of study. 

User name: study
password: s1112y

Tutoring

FREE 24/7 Online Tutoring

Get help understanding your classes and completing your assignments.

Log in to Blackboard Learn then select “Tutoring Services” and “Online Tutoring”. 

Questions? Email tutoring@atlantic.edu

ask a librarian

Need more help? Ask a Librarian

Contact a librarian 7 days a week by emailing library@atlantic.edu

Need Coronavirus information? Check out our Coronavirus Guide. Includes health information and help for studying and living in a lockdown.

How to succeed in Online Learning

succeed online

As Coronavirus has impacted the world, higher education has rapidly responded in a number of ways, one of which is to move instruction online for the remainder of the summer semester. For our students who have minimal experience taking a course online, we understand that it may be overwhelming. Atlantic Cape is dedicated to providing a high-quality education; we are here to help you succeed. 

Find out more from our comprehensive guide on Succeeding in an Online Environment.

If you need any help with this process, email academics@atlantic.edu

Self Care During this Challenging Time

mental health resources

Coping with stress and anxiety during this time could take an emotional toll on you. It is important to know that there are ways to reduce stress and anxiety:

  • Stay informed by checking reliable news sources
  • Focus on things that you can control; following safety procedures, keeping up with your classwork and staying at home as much as possible
  • Stay connected with family and friends by using video chats, FaceTime and/or social media outlets
  • Take care of your body by finding ways to exercise, maintain a regular sleep schedule or get out and take a walk (practicing social distancing)

More resources can be found below. 

Find out more from Academic, Financial, and Wellness professionals

We are here to help!

If you need to talk to someone, the following resources are available:

  • Mental Health Hotline  866-202-4257
  • NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 855-654-6735
  • NJ Vet2Vet 866-838-7654

For support groups and more resources, you can visit the following websites:

Mental Health Association in Atlantic County

Mental Health Resources/Cape May County, NJ

If your job has been impacted, if you need food/financial assistance, or if you need help caring for a family member with special needs, view New Jersey Council of County College's Coronavirus Financial Assistance Resources
If you think you are sick, need to reach the health department, need health insurance or need access to mental health professionals view New Jersey Council of County College's Coronavirus Health Resources.
A comprehensive guide on the Coronavirus for New Jerseyans with a variety of helpful resources

To register for Summer and Fall classes visit: Registration for Summer/Fall 2020

All courses have been transitioned online. 

For questions, email academics@atlantic.edu

Our Academic Advisors are here to ensure that you're on the right track. 

Complete our Online Advising Appointment Form to set up a virtual advising appointment.

Services offered by financial aid will be offered online. Self Service will let you view your Financial Aid Status, Balance & Payment History and Make a Payment online. Login to Self Service here using your WebAdvisor login and password. 

REMINDER: Returning students must renew their FAFSA by the state's June 1st deadline in order to be eligible for financial aid for Fall 2020 semester. FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

Email finaid@atlantic.edu for more information. 

For more information, call (609) 343-5010.

Bursar: bursar@atlantic.edu 

Enrollment Services: register@atlantic.edu 

Financial Aid: finaid@atlantic.edu (609)343-5082

Academic Advising: advising@atlantic.edu 

Library: library@atlantic.edu (609) 343-5665

Tutoring: tutoring@atlantic.edu 

Help with email, WebAdvisor or Self-Service: register@atlantic.edu 

Help with Blackboard Learn: onlinehelp@atlantic.edu 1-800-617-2191

On April 14, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College (the College) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the U.S. Department of Education.

Click here for CARES Act Emergency Funding to Students Reporting & Disclosure Information

Atlantic Cape Announcements

5/18/20 An Update from Dr. Gaba

5/5/20 An Update from Dr. Barbara Gaba

4/27/20 A Message from Dr. Gaba

4/13/20 A Message from our President, Dr. Barbara Gaba

4/6/20 A Message from Atlantic Cape President, Dr. Barbara Gaba

4/3/20 2020 Commencement Ceremony Postponed

3/30/20 A Welcome Back Message from Dr. Barbara Gaba

3/23/20 A Message from Dr. Barbara Gaba

3/23/20 Online Bookstore Resources for Students

3/18/20 Free Internet & Technology Resources

3/17/20 Coronavirus Task Force Press Release

3/13/20 Atlantic Cape Coronavirus Task Force Update

3/13/20 A Message to Students: Succeeding in an Online Environment

3/12/20 Coronavirus CDC Recommendations

3/11/20 Information About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/5/20 The Novel Coronavirus 2019 

Where can I get more information on Coronavirus?

Anyone who has questions or concerns about COVID-19 may call the state hotline at 1-800-222-1222, which is available 24/7 with multi-language capacity. People in New Jersey with a non-New Jersey cell phone may call 1-800-962-1253. Operators are not able to diagnose or provide specific medical recommendations. Those seeking medical advice should contact a healthcare provider.