General Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission Materials

Admission materials may be downloaded from the University of the Rockies website at www.rockies.edu.
An applicant must submit the following information and forms to be considered for admission:

  • University of the Rockies' online Application for Admission;
  • Unofficial or official transcripts from institution granting:
    a) Bachelor's degree and any graduate schools attended (for Master's-level courses)
    b) Master's degree and any schools where post-Master's degree credit was earned (for Doctoral-level courses);
  • Satisfy all prerequisite courses or degree(s) required for admission to the University of the Rockies degree program in which the courses are offered; and
  • Unofficial or official copies of TOEFL, if applicable.

English Language Requirement

You must have the ability to study in English indicated by one of the following:

  • Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English
  • Received a GED that was taken in English
  • Earned a Bachelor's, Master's, or other post-secondary degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States in which the primary language of instruction was English
  • Earned a minimum of 30 college level credits from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States in which the primary language of instruction was English.

If you do not satisfy one of the requirements above, you must provide the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination taken within the past two (2) years. A minimum score of 213 computer based, 550 paper based, or 79 Internet based is required. An unofficial copy of scores must be submitted prior to provisional enrollment; official scores must be submitted prior to full admission.

Technology

Student Computer and Internet Access Requirement
Students must possess the following online competencies:

  • Ability to access course and program material on the Web;
  • Ability to correspond with University staff, students, and faculty using email and the Web; and
  • Ability to use appropriate antivirus utilities so that files transmitted and received are virus free.

System Requirements

  • Platforms: Mac OS X 10.2 or greater or Windows XP or greater;
  • Hardware: 256 Mb RAM, CD-ROM, DVD player and 1 Gb free disk space;
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2003 or greater; Adobe Reader 8 or greater;
  • Web Browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher, or Chrome;
  • Networking: 56k dialup modem, DSL, or cable modem; and
  • Email: Outlook, Outlook Express, Mac Mail, Eudora, Entourage, or Yahoo/Hotmail/Gmail.

Recommended for optimal performance

  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2007 or greater;
  • Networking: Broadband internet connection (DSL, Cable, or other).

Please note that you may be required to download standard software readers for electronic document sharing in a course. Certain courses require the use of a microphone to record sound files or access to a scanner for document submission. Instructors may conduct optional tutoring sessions where student use of a webcam would optimize the learning experience.

Transfer Credits

You can transfer up to 9 graduate-level semester hours into Master of Arts programs; up to 12 semester hours into the 68 credit post-master's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) non-licensure specializations from regionally accredited institutions when that coursework matches University of the Rockies' curricular offerings.

University of the Rockies may accept non-traditional credit courses evaluated by American Council for Education (ACE) as a graduate-level equivalent on a course-by-course basis. Students will be responsible for requesting military transcripts and/or ACE transcripts that may include graduate-level equivalent courses in order to be officially evaluated for course-specific transferability.

Only courses with a grade of "B" or above will be considered for transfer credit. University of the Rockies reserves the right to determine the relevancy of the transfer course content based on institutional catalog course descriptions, course syllabi, and/or other satisfactory documentation. Courses that must be taken at University of the Rockies and cannot be transferred from another institution are identified in the University of the Rockies Catalog.

Applicable transfer credits will be applied to a student's record once all required official transcripts have been received and the student has been fully admitted.

Admission Materials

You must submit the following information, forms, and fees to be considered for admission to the Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, or Doctor of Psychology programs:

  • University of the Rockies online Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts from institution granting the Bachelor's (for consideration to Master of Arts programs) or Master's (for consideration for Doctorate programs) degree and any graduate schools attended
  • Official copies of TOEFL, if applicable

You must submit the following information and forms to be considered for admission to a Graduate Certificate program:

  • University of the Rockies' Application for Admission
  • Unofficial or official transcripts from institution granting the Bachelor's degree and any graduate schools attended
  • Satisfy all prerequisite courses or degree(s) required for admission to the University of the Rockies degree program in which the courses are offered
  • Official copies of TOEFL, if applicable

Nondiscrimination Policy

University of the Rockies does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, veteran status, or political affiliation, in any policy or practice, including but not limited to admissions, academic requirements, financial aid, or any school administered program or service. It is the intention of University of the Rockies that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on qualifications and projected ability to excel in the University's academic programs

Course Delivery

Enjoy the flexibility of online courses 24 hours a day. Online classes are asynchronous, so like with email, you can login anytime to participate and post your work in class.

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