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COVID-19

PLATT COLLEGE UPDATE: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019) INFORMATION

Platt Campus:

The campus remains accessible for essential services only. All classes are offered virtually until the Governor of California lifts the “Stay at home” designation for schools.

Platt College Business Phone Line:

Platt College San Diego is committed to provide the best customer service, information and resources to our students, faculty/staff, prospective students and our community. Platt College San Diego main phone line (619.265.0107) will be on every week as follows:Monday – Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM & Fridays from 8 AM to 12 PM Questions? These email accounts are monitored daily:

Update: Aug. 3, 2020

The Admissions Department is scheduling on-campus tours with ALL COVID-19 safety recommendations observed. Schedule your tour now! Schedule My Personal Tour

New Module begins on 8/14/2020 Remotely – Please Read!

While the California lock down order remains in place, Platt College San Diego won’t be able to offer classes on site. A new module begins Aug. 14th, ending on Sept. 18, 2020. The new module will once again begin remotely.

The campus remains accessible for essential services by appointment. If you are unable to complete your classes remotely, please reach out to the Registrar Natalie Davies, or the Director of Education, Julio Frizza to discuss your options.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.

Download the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) application.

  1. The School Chairman Robert Leiker signed HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) and returned to The Department of Education the certification agreement for HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) funding on April 15, 2020. This agreement assures that the Institution will use no less than 50% of the HEERF to provide emergency student grants to Title IV recipients.
  2. Total amount of funds the institution has received from ED for emergency student grants: $93,689 for emergency grants for students received on May 3, 2020.
  3. Total amount of emergency student grants distributed to students as of Sept. 8, 2020: $64,603
  4. The estimated total number of students eligible for student grants: 93
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency student grant as of Sept. 8, 2020: 69
  6. The institution’s methodology used to determine which students receive grants and how much each would receive:
    1. Student must be in attendance at Platt College during the Covid-19 Pandemic period
    2. Students must have a current/correct ISIR on file
    3. Student must complete HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) grant application listing expenses
    4. Pell eligible students whose expenses are equal to or exceed $1,200 will be awarded: $1,200
    5. Non-Pell eligible students who are eligible for the Title IV loans will receive $1,000 if their expenses exceed or equal to $1,000.
    6. The student’s award will be reduced below the standard amount if the student reports expenses less than the award or if the remaining fund balance is less than the standard award.
    7. Students will receive grant payment in the form of a check within 5 to 7 business days of award approval.
  7. How to apply: Platt College San Diego Financial Aid Office is working remote until the quarantine order has been lifted and will communicate via Email so please check your Platt email and respond promptly. If you have not filled out the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) application yet below are the instructions to apply:
    1. Fill out the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) application.
    2. Forward completed signed application to ooliver@platt.edu or ljoseph@platt.edu.
    3. Once application has been approved you will receive a confirmation email from your financial aid office.
    4. Please follow up with an email with a correct mailing address to send check.
    5. Remember we are here to help so please email us with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your patience and for adapting to new challenges, as we work to find solutions during this unprecedented time.  Details will follow as the COVID-19 situation resolves. Please stay healthy and safe.

Information About COVID-19:

Detailed information about the Coronavirus, how it is transmitted, how to protect against it, and areas to avoid travel is available at the following websites:

Update: June 20, 2020

The Admissions Department is scheduling on-campus tours with ALL COVID-19 safety recommendations observed. Schedule your tour now! Schedule My Personal Tour

New Module begins on 7/10/2020 Remotely – Please Read!

While the California lock down order remains in place, Platt College San Diego won’t be able to offer classes on site. A new module begins next week on Friday, July 10th, ending on Aug. 13, 2020. The new module will once again begin remotely.

The campus remains accessible for essential services by appointment. If you are unable to complete your classes remotely, please reach out to the Registrar Natalie Davies, or the Director of Education, Julio Frizza to discuss your options.

Update: May 20, 2020

The Admissions Department is scheduling on-campus tours with ALL COVID-19 safety recommendations observed. Schedule your tour now! Schedule My Personal Tour

New Module begins on 5/29/2020 Remotely – Please Read!

While the California lock down order remains in place, Platt College San Diego won’t be able to offer classes on site. A new module begins next week on Friday, May 29th, ending on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020. The new module will once again begin remotely. The granted exception will be in place until June 19th, 2020. An update will be shared with the Platt College San Diego community by then.

The campus remains accessible for essential services by appointment. If you are unable to complete your classes remotely, please reach out to the Registrar Natalie Davies, or the Director of Education, Julio Frizza to discuss your options.

Update: May 6, 2020

The Admissions Department has begun scheduling on-campus tours with ALL COVID-19 safety recommendations observed. Schedule your tour now!Schedule My Personal TourWhile we are still preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and continuing with California’s “Stay-at-Home” ordinance, Platt College San Diego once again is extending remote instruction for all classes until May 28, 2020, the end of the current module. Syllabi for all classes are still being completed as planned. The campus still remains partially open for essential services.

Update: April 16, 2020

A new module begins on Thursday, April 23rd, ending on Thursday, May 28, 2020. No classes on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. In compliance with the stay-at-home State ordinance, our new module will again begin remotely. This granted exception will be initially in place until May 8th, 2020 with the possibility of another complete remote module, to be determined by May 6th. Natalie Davies (Registrar) will be sharing enrolled students’ emails with each instructor to set virtual classrooms. The orientation for new students will be conducted by the Registrar and Director of Education (Julio Frizza) by appointment. The campus remains partially open for essential services. Our yearly “Graduation Ceremony” has been postponed due to the outbreak. A new ceremony date will be shared at a later time. The school is committed to return classes to campus as soon as the local authorities deem safe to do so. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, be safe.

Update: April 9, 2020

In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities, and following California’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ orders, Platt College San Diego is extending remote instruction for all classes until April 22, 2020, the end of our current module. All Platt College Spring 2020 gatherings and campus events are being postponed.

Update: March 30, 2020

Dear Students, In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following California’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ ordinance, Platt College San Diego is extending remote instruction for all classes until April 22, 2020, the end of our current module. Syllabi for all classes will be completed as planned. The campus remains partially open for essential services.Attention: If you are unable to complete your classes remotely, please reach out to the Registrar Natalie Davies, or the Director of Education, Julio Frizza, to discuss your options. A new module starts on April 23, 2020. If circumstances are not improving by April 17, the new module will run remotely initially for two weeks, with the possibility of another extension. We’ll keep the Platt College community updated as the crisis evolves. Again, thank you for your patience and for adapting to new challenges. Please be safe, Julio Frizza, Director of Education

Update: 3/23/2020

Dear Students,Following San Diego County’s March 17, 2020 ordinance restricting in-person classes and gatherings, Platt College San Diego swiftly transitioned to deliver all instruction remotely, while keeping the campus open only for essential operations. The college’s classrooms are closed following California State Government’s guidance to stay home. The college is committed to reopen the campus to students as soon as the State Government deems safe to do so. All classes are still active and running, all essential staff will remain working remotely. Thank you for quickly adapting to these unprecedented circumstances. A new update will be shared with the Platt community as the situation evolves. Stay Safe, Julio Frizza, Director of Education

Update: 3/17/2020

Dear Students, Due to the elevation of the Coronavirus to a Pandemic classification and national emergency, as well as the intimate nature of our classrooms and campus, and in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety our school is offering our students and teachers the possibility of remote instruction. Platt College San Diego is committed to delivering classes as scheduled. A new module starts Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. If instructors and students are in agreement, instruction can be delivered remotely by means of Google Classroom, Google Hangouts or similar interfaces. We ask that all students connect with instructors for guidance on how classes will be administered. However, Platt College San Diego campus will remain open for students and instructors if they choose to utilize our facility. If you are sick, please communicate with your instructor or supervisor, stay home, and seek medical attention. The remote instruction exception will be in place for two weeks, March 17, 2020 until March 31, 2020. This is an unfolding situation; the school will reevaluate on March 31st and update the Platt College community accordingly. Please check your Platt emails, website and social media regularly. We ask everyone to remain calm and understanding as we navigate through this transition together. The health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority. Sincerely, Julio Frizza, Director of Education

Graduation 2020

Platt College’s in-person 2020 Graduation ceremony, initially scheduled for Friday, May 15th, is being postponed until Fall 2020.  While it is disheartening to postpone Graduation 2020 the most effective way to slow and disrupt the transmission of this pandemic – and therefore get back to normal — is by continuing to implement social distancing practices. Students, faculty, and staff should continue checking their Platt College email accounts and Platt College COVID-19 web page regularly. We will continue to update you through our Platt College emails and will provide updated information from Julio Frizza, our Director of Education. He will be our primary means of communication for updates. This situation is fluid, and changes will be made as necessary when additional knowledge regarding the virus and state government orders becomes available.