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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs:

1. CAN I TRANSFER IN HOURS FROM OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS / IF SO, HOW MANY?

Yes.  60 credits will normally be the maximum transferred from a community college.  The maximum credits transferred from a four-year institution will normally be 90.  The classes that are transferred must be a grade of C or higher.  Grades less than a C and those taken Pass/Fail will not transfer.

2. CAN I TRANSFER CONTINUING EDUCATION OR PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS?

No.

3. DO YOU GRANT CREDIT FOR LIFE EXPERIENCE?

No.

4. CAN THE PROGRAM BE COMPLETED ENTIRELY ONLINE?

No.  Depending on how the various departments schedule classes, you may occasionally have the opportunity to take a class online.  BUT...The program IS NOT set up as an online degree completion program.

5. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE?

That depends upon whether you are a full-time or a part time student.  A full time student should be able to take at least 12 hours per semester.  Taking classes in the summer may also shorten the process.  Part-time students will take fewer hours per semester and therefore will take longer to complete the degree requirements.

6. DO YOU GRANT CREDIT FOR MILITARY TRAINING/EDUCATION?

Yes.  Current and former military students that submit a DD214 or an ERB will receive 2 hours for HEED 112 and 1 hour for PEDU 100.  Military affiliated students can also submit their training/education transcripts for evaluation.  Currently, the Joint Services Transcript (JST) is used by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard.  If the JST has hours listed that have an ACE (American Council on Education) recommended college level equivalent, the student may receive credit for those hours.  The Air Force utilizes the Community College of the Air Force which is a regionally accredited degree granting institution.

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