Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information
As of August 23, 2021, facemasks are required in all CEI buildings.
Please see CEI's Face Mask Procedures for 1) Employees and Contractors and 2) Students and the Public under Policy 121: Communicable Diseases for for additional information.
CEI encourages all faculty, staff and students to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In general, you are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2+ weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna)
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
Please stay home when you don’t feel well. Monitor yourself for the symptoms of COVID-19, which can range from mild to severe, appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus, and include the following:
Fever or chills
Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
We ask that all members of the campus community wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible.
All CEI buildings are cleaned daily by CEI Custodial staff with EPA-approved products.
CEI Course Modes
We are pleased to offer a range of Business & Technology courses via face-to-face instruction on campus and online via Canvas and Zoom.
All of our Trades & Industry courses are offered via face-to-face instruction on campus.
Our Health Professions courses are available via face-to-face instruction on campus and online via Canvas and Zoom. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be necessary in order for Health Professions students to be able to fully interact during certain labs and to complete their program requirements.
Search here for course offerings and availability!
CEI Student Services
CEI Admissions, Recruitment & Advising is open open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
We process all new applications and admit new students to the college, face-to-face, virtually, or over the phone. This includes helping students understand the admission process, identifying needed items for admission, as well as where to find them, or how to complete them. We also assist the new student with onboarding to the college, which includes accessing all the needed CEI computer accounts and planning and registering for classes (virtual new student orientation). We also work with current students to advise them and ensure they are on track to graduate on time.
We are available to schedule appointments in person, over the phone, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.
- What are the Bookstore's hours?
We are currently open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Friday.
- What are my options if I am unable to come to the Bookstore during business hours?
Http://ceibookstore.com is your best option for order fulfillment. You can choose to have books delivered to your home. We also allow family members to pick up orders for you.
- What do I do if I need a book?
To better serve you, please have your schedule ready. You can obtain a printout at Student Affairs or have it on your smart phone. A Bookstore employee will have a booklist to help you prepare as well.
- How do I pick up my online order?
Please have your name and order number ready. Please note: Our online order system can take up to two hours before an order appears in our queue. Orders are then picked by staff from textbooks on our sales floor and processed.
- If you are out of a book I need, when can I expect to receive it?
We will do our best to make certain you are apprised of text arrivals. You are welcome to prepay for a special order, or see if it can be ordered through http://ceibookstore.com where it will be fulfilled by one of our sister stores. Anything we run out of we will overnight at our expense.
- What do I do if my instructor changed the required book?
We will honor changes made by instructors and refund your materials provided they are in the same condition as when they were purchased. Any exceptions will be on a case-by-case basis.
CEI's Cashier Window is open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Students can also pay online by following these instructions.
CEI's Center for New Directions (CND) has a list of community resources available. If you are in need of assistance and are wondering who can help, CND can help you get connected!
The Falcon Food Pantry is open and available for students, faculty, and staff. The Food Pantry also has household and hygiene items available. Please contact CND in Building 5, room 591 or call 208-535-5363 to access the food pantry.
CND offers a variety of services, including:
- Study skills workshops
- Referrals to community resources
- Academic counseling for special populations
- Career exploration, resume and interviewing help
- Bailey's Boutique: interview clothing for men and women
- Scholarships for single parents and students in a non-traditional career field, and
- Childcare grants (must meet eligibility).
You can access any of our services or get connected to a CND counselor by calling our main number, 208-535-5363. We are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Appointments are available in person, via telephone, or online via Zoom.
College & Career Readiness (CCR), helps students earn their GEDs or prepare for college courses. We also teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
The College and Career Readiness Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. On Fridays, we are open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM for general questions and information.
We have an orientation on Monday mornings at 8:15 AM and Tuesdays at 5:30 PM for new students. This lasts 20 minutes. New students will then be scheduled for a free pre-test to be placed in the appropriate classes.
The computer labs in rooms 516 and 518 of Building 5 are reserved for student use during the following times:
- Monday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
- Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
- Thursday: 7:30 AM to11:30 AM
WiFi is also available throughout the parking lot of Building 5.
Hailey Holland provides short-term mental health counseling services to students who request it, via video conferencing or face-to-face, upon availability.
You can learn more at our Counseling Center website or by calling the counseling center at 208-535-5622. You can also request a therapy appointment via the link titled, “Request Therapy Appointment” on our Counseling Center website. These services are offered free of charge to any credit student.
If you are a student who may be dealing with a disability, the Disability Resource Center is available to help establish accommodations. Whether you are renewing existing accommodations or you need to set up an intake interview, staff are available to meet with you virtually or in person. Please reach out to Disability Resources at 208-535-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
The Early College Programs office is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Admissions, Registration and Advanced Opportunities information can be found online at http://www.cei.edu/high-school.
Dual Credit courses will continue within the schedule happening at the high school where the class is held. Concurrent Enrollment courses held on the CEI campus and through CEI online are continuing per campus schedules.
Students should contact their course instructor if they have questions about their class. Students and parents can contact the Early College Programs office for general questions or to request an advising appointment by calling 208-535-5309 or emailing email@example.com.
CEI's Library will have the following operating hours during the Fall Semester:
- Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
- Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Upcoming Library Holiday Hours
Monday, December 13 – Thursday, December 16: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, December 17: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 21: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday, December 22: Closed for Staff Training
Closed December 23 and 24
Monday, December 27 – Wednesday, December 29: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 30: 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Closed Friday, December 31
Monday, January 3 – Wednesday, January 5: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, January 6: Closed for Faculty/Staff In-Service
Friday, January 7: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Regular hours will resume Monday, January 10.
CEI Student Senate is hosting a Pay It Forward challenge for the month of November. This campaign is an opportunity to promote kindness around our campus and to those in our community. Pick up your challenge card in the Student Affairs Office (Room 300) in Building 3.The first 50 students that complete 15 items from the card and tag the CEI Student Life Facebook page with pictures of paying it forward, will receive a $15 Grubhub gift card as a thank you from CEI Student Senate.
While this is a challenge that can award only students, CEI Student Senate encourages all of the Falcon Family to participate in these acts of kindness.
The 15 tasks of your choice must be completed by November 30th, so don’t delay, start to Pay It Forward today!
Student Clubs and Advisors
A few notes about club meetings:
- Your club advisor must be present at your meeting in order for your club to hold a meeting on campus.
- You may book rooms through your club advisor. While the weather is nice, we also encourage clubs to try meeting outside on the quad or other areas.
- Please try to incorporate Microsoft Teams in your face-to-face meetings, when possible/reasonable, to encourage online student participation.
- If a club does not have a laptop or access to a laptop, please contact Associate Dean Hailey Mack or Dean Mike Walker.
The Office of the Registrar is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We are available to schedule appointments in person, over the phone, as well as via Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.
If you need any help with forms or exceptions for registration, please visit our office, inside Student Affairs in Building 3. We process district and state residency forms, evaluate transcripts and CPL material, and process general petitions and transfer equivalency petitions. We also ensure FERPA compliance, release CEI transcripts, and process 10th Day attendance, midterm and final grades, and graduation each term. Additionally, we plan graduation and can assist with graduation-related questions.
We will continue to work closely with other departments when student issues arise.
CEI offers students a variety of Student Affairs services virtually and face-to-face, including:
- Testing services,
- Career Services from the Center for New Directions, like resume writing, building, interview skills, a student job board, and career advising,
- Tutoring services in the Tutoring Center (both virtually and in-person),
- Mental health and wellness counseling services,
- Disability Resources and Services (like accommodations for testing or in classes, interpretation services, and more),
- Reporting services for Title IX and fairness/equity,
- Financial Aid help and services,
- Scholarship assistance,
- Cashiering services (including a payment plan),
- And so much more!
Student Affairs is located in Building 3 and is open 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You can also call us with any questions at 208-524-3000 (option 4 or whichever option you need). Students with complaints or concerns can always email Student.Concern@cei.edu and 208-524-3000 (Option 4). Concerns for the Dean may be addressed directly to the Dean at Michael.Walker@cei.edu.
The Testing Center is open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday.
Walk-in exams are welcome at the CEI testing Center. However, it is highly recommended that students and candidates register for exams by visiting the CEI Testing Center Webpage, by going directly to https://www.registerblast.com/cei/Exam/List. Students can also follow the link to the Testing Center through their CEI apps page. Pre-registered candidates will be seated before walk-in exams during peak times. Walk-ins may have to wait longer to take an exam, so must be aware of what time the Testing Center closes as tests must begin with enough time to be completed before closing. All exams will need to be submitted, regardless of progress, at the close of the day.
The Testing Center can administer a range of exams:
- CEI Academic exams
- Pearson VUE exams
- Occur Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday during normal operating hours.
- PSI Exams
- Occur Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday during normal operating hours.
- Professional Certification exams for IDOPL, ISDA
- Available during operating hours
- Appointments Required for these exams
- Placement Exams
- Available during operating hours
- Appointments are not required but are highly encouraged
- Credit By Exam – DSST and CLEP exams
- Available during operating hours
- Appointments are not required but are highly encouraged