eCore

eCore—short for electronic core-curriculum—allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.

All CCGA students are eligible to register for eCore courses, but there are many details to consider. For more information and advice on taking eCore courses, please contact the CCGA eCore advisor at ecore@ccga.edu.

Is eCore Right for Me?

eCore Tuition

Tuition for eCore is different than for other courses at CCGA and is set at $189 per credit hour. This tuition rate is the same for either Georgia resident and non-resident students. Additional expenses include textbooks, course materials, and test proctoring charges. Students who take only eCore courses at CCGA will also pay a mandatory campus fee as well as the technology fee. Students taking eCore courses plus on-campus courses will pay all regularly applicable fees.

Orientation

Before you can register for eCore courses the first time, you need to complete the eCore Orientation and Quiz. This orientation gives you very important information regarding what it is like to be an eCore student. The eCore orientation quiz will take approximately 15 minutes. You must know your CCGA Student ID number as well as your campus email address to complete the quiz.

How to register for eCore

Within 24-48 hours after taking the orientation and quiz, you will receive an email from the Academic Support Counselors for eCore (ecore@ccga.edu) with instructions on how and when to register for an eCore class.

eCore Start and End Dates

the eCore calendar (class start and end dates) is different than regular CCGA courses. To see the calendar, go to- http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/calendar.php.

Books

Find your required eCore textbooks at http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php
You have a couple of options for buying your eCore textbooks
  1. The Lighthouse Bookstore (CCGA on-campus bookstore) will have your eCore textbooks available in-store and online at www.ccgabooks.com. Students enrolled in eCore courses may use their awarded financial aid to purchase them in the bookstore January 7th through the 16th.
  2. Purchase your texts from the eCore Online Bookstore MBS Direct.
If Financial Aid is your only means of payment, the CCGA Bookstore may be able to special order eCore books and lab kits for you (which you can pay for with financial aid). Contact the eCore advisor for more information at ecore@ccga.edu..

More Information

Advising- discuss your academic coursework including taking eCore courses with your CCGA Advisor. To get assistance with registering for eCore, taking proctored exams, or other similar questions, please contact the eCore Advisor at ecore@ccga.edu.

Log in to eCore- you must sign into your eCore course the first week of class to verify your attendance. eCore courses are taught on a different Desire2Learn (D2L) than regular CCGA courses. To log into your eCore courses, go to- https://go.view.usg.edu

Username: To find your username for https://go.view.usg.edu, follow these instructions:
  1. Login to  my.CCGA.  Your user ID is the same as your student ID (find ID number). Your initial password is your birth date as mmddyy (i.e. if your birth date is January 1, 1992 your default password is 010192)
  2. Select the C.O.A.S.T icon from your MyApps portlet
  3. Select "Student Information"
  4. Next select "View Desire2Learn/GoVIEW Account"
  5. Write down the Desire2Learn/GoVIEW username for future reference. 
    Remember, your GoVIEW username will not be your student ID (9200 number).
Password:
Your initial password for GoVIEW is the same PIN you used to access my.CCGA (6 digits) OR your birth date as mmddyy (i.e. if your birth date is January 1, 1992 your default password is 010192). If you cannot remember your password, you may access the "Forgot Password?" link directly under the login area on the GoVIEW site, https://go.view.usg.edu.

Please note:
If you choose to reset your password you will need to wait 5-10 minutes for the change to be processed OR refresh your browser window. If you still cannot access GoVIEW, please contact the eCore Helpdesk at 678-839-5300 or 1-855-93ECORE (1-855-933-2673) or ecore@westga.edu. If your problem is not resolved, please contact the eCore Student Success Manager at ecore@westga.edu or 678-839-0632.

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