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Welcome to Zane State College

You made a great decision by choosing Zane State College!
If you are nervous about being a new student, we understand. That's why we offer orientation, which we call ZSC ROAR (stands for Rally for Orientation, Advising, and Registration), where you can ask questions, make friends, take a tour, and leave feeling energized. For these reasons and more, we require all new students complete orientation (this means you arrive on time and stay until the end). Once you complete orientation, you can schedule classes.

At orientation, expect to spend three hours getting to know ZSC (bonus, we get to know more about you, too). Learn about My Z-Online (student web portal), campus support services, financial aid tips, tutoring, and advising. Professors also attend orientation to meet with you and help schedule the classes you need to graduate on time. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend (sorry, but children are not permitted at orientation).

If you're wondering what you need to do to prepare for orientation, the list is short:

  • Complete the math, reading, and English assessment test or place in math or English (within the last three years) based on your ACT score.
  • Transfer students should submit an official transcript from other college(s). 

If you are a transfer, returning, or distance learner, please call 740.588.5000 to talk with an advisor about your orientation requirements.

Need accessibility services? Please call 740.588.5000 for arrangements.

To schedule for ROAR, call 740.588.5000.

Review of Materials ... Made Easy!

Here are a few of the most important things to know. Want to talk more about these, just ask by calling 740.588.5000.

  • Code of Conduct - to keep our academic community successful, we all have rights and responsibilities.
  • College Cancellation - it's raining, it's pouring, and the old man is snoring. Can you keep snoring, too? Are classes cancelled?
  • Printing - how to print, copy, and add funds to you printing account.
  • Safety and Security - Locked your keys in the car? Flat tire? Lost your favorite sunglasses? Also call to report any suspicious behavior ... if you see something, say something.
  • Text Alerts - The Blackboard Connect notification system is activated in the event of an emergency or winter weather delays/closings. We encourage all students to have current contact information in My Z-Online in order to ensure proper notification.
  • Title IX - as a ZSC student, you are protected against discrimination on the basis of sex.

Need help with ...

The One Stop for Student Services is your go-to-place for help. Whether you are a new student, about to graduate, or an alum, the One Stop is here for you.

  • One Stop for Student Services My Z-Online page - a complete list of services and hours (we have extended hours and offer evening appointments just for you ... and your fellow classmates).
  • Student ID - get your ID at the One Stop ... say cheese and receive free tuition (only kidding but you will get a great photo that way).


What's on Your Shopping List?

Stop by the Campus Bookstore on the Zanesville campus or shop online to buy (or rent) books, materials for class, or even a card for mom :) At the Cambridge campus? No worries, orders can be delivered to the Cambridge campus free of charge or sent to your home. Students may also use financial aid to pay for books!



Support When You Need It!

  • Academic Help - math, English, APA style guide help all in one spot.
  • Accessibility Services - if you need assistance, we can help.
  • Counseling Services - feeling stressed or anxious? There is help for you, right here on campus.
  • TRIO - provides academic and support services to students who are first generation, income eligible, and/or have a documented disability. Our mission is to help these students persist in college and achieve graduation. Your success is our goal. To apply, call 740.588.4115.
  • Scholarships - money does not grow on trees, but we have generous donors who make it seem like it does.
  • The Learning Center - give me an A! Give me a B! But not a C ... meet with a tutor, when it's convenient for you, for FREE.
  • Veterans - you served us, now let us serve you.

Something for Everyone ... Including You!


Find Out Where to Park and More

Click here to see and print campus maps.

Zanesville (Main) Campus


Cambridge Campus      

Financial Resources Just for You

Let's Get Down to Busine$$

  • Tuition and Fees - get in the know about tuition, fees, and other charges so you can prepare for paying for college.
  • Payment Plan - what are payment plan options?
  • Refunds - you love refunds, so do we. Find out how refunds work at ZSC.
  • Bank Mobile - manage student loan accounts and refunds.


E-mail, Blackboard, and Text Alerts

  • Activate Your Outlook Account - reading your e-mail is KEY to being a success at ZSC, so go ahead and open a new account today! You will need to use and frequently check this e-mail.
  • Blackboard - ZSC's virtual learning environment and course management system.
  • Technology Solution Center - the name says it all ... program this number in your phone: 740.588.1327.
  • Text Alerts - The Blackboard Connect notification system is activated in the event of an emergency or winter weather delays/closings. We encourage all students to have current contact information in My Z-Online in order to ensure proper notification.
  • Bring Your Own Device - Zane State College now has two new services to support student progress to graduation.