COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

To address commonly asked questions as Eastern Gateway Community College responds to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. These answers were updated as of Friday, April 3rd, and every effort will be made to ensure they are updated as new information becomes available.


No, but campus access in Steubenville and Youngstown is restricted to some staff and administration. In limited circumstances, students will be permitted on campus by appointment only. College operations, such as financial aid, registration, transcripts, etc., will continue. Students can access these services online, and through email, text and phone calls.

There is no change to online classes, including those that begin Monday, March 16.

All in-person classes will be suspended until Friday, May 1. Eastern Gateway Community College will work with staff and faculty to move as many of these classes online as possible. If online learning is not an option, faculty will work with students to ensure the course requirements are completed before the end of the semester.

Additional program information is below:

  • ASPIRE (High School Equivalency Program)
    These classes, which are offered on-campus in Steubenville and Youngstown, will be suspended until Monday, April 6.
  • Workforce Development Programs (CDL, Phlebotomy, Welding, Machining, Real Estate)
    These programs will be suspended until Monday, April 6. Instructors will work with students to meet program requirements before the end of the semester.
  • Police Academy
    This program will be suspended until Monday, April 6. Instructors will work with students to meet program requirements before the end of the semester.

Instructors who are teaching CCP courses will follow the high school’s schedule and will work with the students to ensure that they are completing the course objectives. College Credit Plus courses being taught on-campus at the high schools will transition classes to online platforms that work best for the school district and students.

Please follow the requests of your on-site contacts. Please contact your instructor directly to discuss next steps.

Any student concerned about the impact clinical availability will have on their ability to meet course requirements should contact their instructor. Additionally, any student who does not feel well should refrain from reporting to a clinical.

At this time, there are not any changes to the published financial aid timeframes, policies, and procedures. We expect financial aid processing to proceed as normal. During regular business hours, there will be limited financial aid staff on-site at the Steubenville and Youngstown campus locations. The financial aid Help Desk can be reached via phone at 888-590-9009 Option 2, or via email at [email protected].

Yes. For assistance with scheduling or dropping a class, please call (800) 682-6553 and ask to speak with an Enrollment Specialist.

Yes. Students will still graduate from EGCC this semester.