CCC Online Course Exchange

ATTENTION STUDENTS
  • picture of computerAre you having trouble finding courses you need when you need them?

  • Are you having trouble enrolling in that ONE class you need, semester after semester?

  • Would completing that ONE required class help you to speed up your ability to graduate or transfer?

If you answered "YES!" to any of the above questions, then you might want to check out the online courses through the Course Exchange!


What is the CCC Online Course Exchange?

It's basically an online system that allows you to take online courses at OTHER participating California community colleges, while being a student at Mt. SAC and having those online courses count for your Mt. SAC credits. Sounds awesome right?

The purpose of the Course Exchange is to expand student access to classes that may not be available when they need them at their home (primary) college. Course Exchange gives students an opportunity to take an online class offered at a participating college (teaching college) that would be accepted by their home college. To learn more about the Course Exchange please watch the videos below.


Eligibility Requirements and Other Common Questions

    • How do I know if I am eligible?

      Excellent question!

      To be eligible, you need to complete these requirements at your Home College (Mt. San Antonio College):

      1. Enroll in at least one course at the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College);
      2. Complete an orientation;
      3. Complete an assessment or be exempted;
      4. Complete an educational Plan with Counseling;

      As determined by the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College), students who are included in one or more of the following categories are currently NOT eligible to participate in the Course Exchange this term:

      • International F1 Visa
      • Students with an address outside of California
      • Incarcerated
      • Vacation or Visitor Visas (B Visas)
      • AB540 with out-of-state addresses
      • High school dual enrollment

      Additional questions? Check out the Course Exchange FAQ!

    • Will I be eligible for financial aid?

      Another fantastic question!

      Colleges participating in the Exchange Consortium have agreed to a Federal Financial Aid consortium agreement. Under agreement the Home College will be responsibility for the distribution of Financial Aid awards for Exchange students.

      If you are eligible for federal Financial Aid at your home college, you may be able to have your teaching college units and home college units combined counted towards your maximum financial aid award.

      Will my Board of Governor's fee waiver (BOGW) cover my Course Exchange course tuition?

      • Students will not be required to complete a separate BOGW Fee waiver application at the teaching college to cover the cost of the Course Exchange course. Instead, if a student has a completed and approved BOGW at the home college, that student may consent to have the information electronically shared with the teaching college. If the student meets the eligibility requirements at the teaching college, a BOGW Fee waiver can be granted by the teaching college to cover tuition for the Course Exchange course, without requiring a new BOGW application.

      I don't have Financial Aid or a BOGW waiver, what is the process for paying for my Course Exchange courses offered by the teaching college?

      • After completing the registration process for your Course Exchange courses, you will be directed on-screen to the teaching college’s payment system so that you can pay for your Course Exchange course. Please note that this will be a different system than your home college system since you will be paying your tuition for the teaching college course directly to the teaching college.

      Additional questions? Check out the Course Exchange FAQ!


How do I get started?

    • How do I get started?

      Here's how to get started!

      1. Register for as many of the courses you need at your home college first. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 class at your home college in order to qualify for the Course Exchange.
      2. Look for the Course Exchange Link on the screen when you receive confirmation that you have successfully registered at your home college (see graphic below)

      CCC Online Course Exchange Entry Button Example


      Please Note

      Students are strongly encouraged to contact a counselor to ensure you are registering for classes on your educational plan. Online counseling appointments are available by clicking below.

      Request Online Counseling Appointment


Detailed Information for Students

  • If Mt. SAC is your Home College

    This information is for current Mt. SAC students who are participating in the Course Exchange and taking a course offered by another participating college. In this instance, Mt. SAC is your home college.

      • Eligibility

        Eligibility

        To be eligible, you need to complete these requirements at your Home College (Mt. San Antonio College):

        1. Enroll in at least one course at the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College);
        2. Complete an orientation;
        3. Complete an assessment or be exempted;
        4. Complete an educational Plan with Counseling;

        As determined by the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College), students who are included in one or more of the following categories are currently NOT eligible to participate in the Course Exchange this term:

        • International F1 Visa
        • Students with an address outside of California
        • Incarcerated
        • Vacation or Visitor Visas (B Visas)
        • AB540 with out-of-state addresses
        • High school dual enrollment

        Additional questions? Check out the Course Exchange FAQ!

      • Requirements

        Requirements

        Mt. SAC students must meet all eligibility criteria and be registered in at least one credit course before being eligible for the Course Exchange.

      • Fees and Payments

        Fees and Payments

        You will be required to pay the fees for all registered classes, including up to 2 classes in the Course Exchange.

        After completing the registration process for your Course Exchange courses, you will be directed on-screen to the teaching college’s payment system so that you can pay for your Course Exchange course. Please note that this will be a different system than your home college system since you will be paying your tuition for the teaching college course directly to the teaching college.

      • Financial Aid

        Financial Aid

        • Students completing units at any of the Course Exchange Colleges may be eligible to receive financial aid for these units under the Exchange's Federal Financial Aid Consortium Agreement.
        • Under the Consortium Agreement, as long as certain requirements are met, units from a Teaching College may be combined with units from the Home College (college who authorizes the financial aid eligibility, which is Mt. San Antonio College) to ensure financial aid disbursement includes all combined units.
        • With the exception of the BOG fee waiver, all federal, state, and local financial aid processing and disbursement for students participating in the Course Exchange will be handled by the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College). Since Mt. San Antonio College is your Home College, you can learn more information about your eligibility to receive financial aid as well as processing information regarding combined units by contacting: financialaidAT_mtsac.edu or (909) 274-4450
      • Disability Accommodations

        Disability Accommodations

        If you use services from Access Center (formerly Disabled Students Programs and Services), then please use that resource to provide accommodations for your classes. As needed for your educational success, Access Center at Mt. SAC may share information about your accommodation needs with the Teaching College DSPS staff.

      • Transcript Policies and Procedures

        Transcript Policies and Procedures

        As a Mt. SAC student, if you take a Mt. SAC class through the Course Exchange, that class grade will be recorded on your transcript.

      • Support Services

        Support Services

        The following online resources are available to support student success:

      • Dropping a Course Exchange class

        Dropping a Course Exchange class

        In order to drop a Course Exchange class you will need to access the student portal of the Teaching College and initiate the drop from there.

        Please note: Dropping this class may affect your financial aid if you receive aid to pay for this class. You may want to contact your Home College financial aid office.

  •  If Mt. SAC is your Teaching College 

    This information is for students who are participating in the Course Exchange and taking a course offered by Mt. SAC, where Mt. SAC is NOT your home college. In this instance Mt. SAC is your teaching college.

      • Eligibility

        Eligibility

        To be eligible, you need to complete these requirements at your Home College (Mt. San Antonio College):

        1. Enroll in at least one course at the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College);
        2. Complete an orientation;
        3. Complete an assessment or be exempted;
        4. Complete an educational Plan with Counseling;

        As determined by the Home College (Mt. San Antonio College), students who are included in one or more of the following categories are currently NOT eligible to participate in the Course Exchange this term:

        • International F1 Visa
        • Students with an address outside of California
        • Incarcerated
        • Vacation or Visitor Visas (B Visas)
        • AB540 with out-of-state addresses
        • High school dual enrollment

        Additional questions? Check out the Course Exchange FAQ!

      • Requirements

        Requirements

        You must meet all eligibility criteria and be registered in one class at your Home College to be permitted to register for up to 2 classes through the Course Exchange.

      • Fees and Payments

        Students must pay their registration fees for all Exchange courses via the Teaching College (Mt. San Antonio College) payment portal. Fees are due upon registration, and if payments are not received, students MAY be dropped from classes.

        To access the Teaching College (Mt. San Antonio College) bill payment system, see instructions here:

        How to Pay Fees Online

        Students participating in the Course Exchange may not opt out of Mt. San Antonio College campus-based fees.

      • Financial Aid

        Financial Aid

        Students wishing to drop/withdraw from an Exchange course offered at a Teaching College must adhere to the policies of that Teaching College (Mt. San Antonio College). It is the student's responsibility to officially drop a class in which he/she no longer wishes to be enrolled. Before attempting to drop or withdraw, please consult with a counselor because it may adversely affect your academic standing and financial aid package.

        If you are receiving maximum financial aid as a result of combined units from both the Home College and Teaching College, withdrawing from your Exchange course may result in a change in your financial aid status and can affect your financial aid disbursement. Students who receive financial aid disbursements and have withdrawn from Exchange courses should contact his/her Home College Financial Aid Office.

        You may contact the (Mt. San Antonio College) Financial Aid Office at (909) 274-4450 or financialaidAT_mtsac.edu.
      • Disability Accommodations

        Disability Accommodations

        If you currently receive services or accommodations from Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) and will require services or accommodations for the Exchange course you are taking at the Teaching College (Mt. San Antonio College), please contact your home college’s DSPS office to make arrangements for services or accommodations

      • Transcript Policies and Procedures

        Transcript Policies and Procedures

        Once you have completed your Exchange course at the Teaching College (Mt. San Antonio College), you will need to request your transcript to be sent to your Home College, to have the completed course credits added your Home College (where you plan to earn a degree or certificate) academic record.

        To request transcripts students should follow the instructions from the link below.

        Transcripts and Records

      • Support Services

        Support Services

        All students new to online learning or those interested in extra support in their first online courses should complete the Smarter Measure Online Readiness Diagnostic Assessment which is part of the Quest for Online Success Readiness Workshop (Quest), prior to beginning his/her first online course.


        The Quest Workshop is completely online and available to you after you complete registration as well as throughout the term. You can self-enroll in the Quest for Online Success - Mt. San Antonio College by clicking below

        Quest for Online Success


         

        The following online resources are available to support student success:

      • Dropping a Course Exchange class

        Dropping a Course Exchange class

        In order to drop a Course Exchange class you will need to access the student portal of the Teaching College and initiate the drop from there.

        Please note: Dropping this class may affect your financial aid if you receive aid to pay for this class. You may want to contact your Home College financial aid office.


Questions?  Please contact our campus lead for the Course Exchange: Meghan Chen at mchenAT_mtsac.edu, or (909) 274-5659

Students may also submit their own help tickets for technical issues to: support@openccc.net or call 1-877-247-4836. Please note that you will need your CCC-ID in order to submit a help ticket. Once you are in the Course Exchange, you can find your CCC-ID on the top right of the page. For more details click here.