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FAQ for Short Courses | FAQ for Students

FAQ for Short Courses

Q: I enrolled in a short course. Is that class still being held? Will I get a refund?

While we continue to serve students and clients, campus is not currently open to the public. Please feel free to contact us by phone Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Meridian is committed to maintaining a safe environment for staff, students and customers. We are currently planning to resume short courses on June 15. As plans are made to begin offering short courses, safety is at the forefront of our decisions. For those who do enroll either online or over the phone, when we send your enrollment confirmation, details will include health and safety precautions Meridian is implementing to follow state and national guidelines.

Questions about current or upcoming short courses can be directed to Rena Hines, Director of Short-Term Adult Education, at renah@meridiantech.edu.

Q: I’m trying to complete prerequisites for Meridian’s Practical Nursing application, what can I do?

Meridian now offers three of the four prerequisites online – Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology and Medical Math.  These self-paced classes are structured so that you can enroll and begin at any time.  Please call Shelli at 405-377-3333, ext. 211 to enroll and get started.



FAQ for Students

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Posted March 27, 2020

Q: I am on financial aid. How does distance education affect my aid?

Students have 3 choices. 1. Students may choose to continue with enrollment, and we will make note of their agreement to continue with distance learning. 2. You can choose to take an approved leave of absence by submitting an LOA form for up to 6 months due to COVID-19. 3. Students may choose to withdraw from the program. If you have questions about your financial aid, please contact Ashley Hernandez Torres at ashleyh@meridiantech.edu.

Q: How will my clock hours be calculated for financial aid?

Even though students are given the opportunity to continue instruction with distance learning, the definition of a clock hour remains the same – at least 50 minutes per hour. Any resource an instructor can use to document a student’s start and end times is preferred. (Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, etc.) If those methods are not being used, the instructors could possibly have the student email or text when they begin working on assignments and when they are finished, during a certain short period of time.

Q: I’m an adult student in a full-time career training program, am I eligible for a refund?

Because we are providing a continuous learning plan where students can learn remotely and are making the curriculum available to students, we are not offering refunds for adult students.

Q: I’m a high school student and will be starting at Meridian this fall. Are you still holding Signing Day?

With the health and safety of our students and staff in mind, we have canceled Signing Day this year. Our team is working to identify ways we can continue to celebrate next year’s incoming class.

Posted March 20, 2020

Q: Where can I find information on the recent school closure?

The state Board of Education voted to close all Oklahoma schools until at least April 6 in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This includes Meridian Technology Center. Information can be found at Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs for Oklahoma Public Schools. Information from the Oklahoma State School Boards Association can be found here.

Q: I am in a health care-related training program and attend a clinical site. When will clinical rotations resume?

With the cancellation of in-person instruction until April 6, most clinical site training has also been canceled until that time. The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and the clinical environment during this time may impose additional risk. The national pandemic continues to evolve, and we will make a determination as we get closer to April 6.

Q: I’m scheduled to take a GED or HiSet exam during this time. When can I reschedule?

We have notified PearsonVue and HiSet of our campus closing, and they will be contacting you to reschedule on a future date at no additional cost to you.