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How long will it take me to earn my degree?
Is University of the Rockies an accredited school?
How do University of the Rockies online courses work?
How often do I need to participate in my online class?
Do I have to log in at a specific time?
What assistance does University of the Rockies offer to students who need extra academic support?
Is it true that I can get a degree for free?
Do I qualify for Financial Aid?
What if I need to fax something to University of the Rockies, but I do not have a fax machine?
What if I want to talk to a real human being and get more information?

How long will it take me to earn my degree?

Thanks to University of the Rockies' accelerated pace, you can finish your Master's degree in about 18-20 months or your Doctorate degree in about three years.

Classes begin throughout the year, rather than in traditional semesters. Typically, you take one course at a time and move on to the next course without a break. Opportunities to enroll and begin a course sequence in a degree program are available frequently.

Is University of the Rockies an accredited school?

Yes, University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

How do University of the Rockies' online courses work?

As an online student with University of the Rockies, your online classes take place in the University's online platform. The online learning platform is an asynchronous environment, meaning that you can log in at any time at your convenience. You will communicate with your instructor and fellow students, read some assigned digital course readings, post your assignments, and comment on other students' assignments, all through the online learning platform.

How often do I need to log in to my online class?

You are expected to attend each week of your course with courses beginning on Tuesdays and ending on Mondays. Attendance is defined as participating in an academic activity within the online classroom which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. You must attend once in any 14 day period or you will be dropped from your course.

In addition to meeting attendance requirements, you are expected to participate in your courses by actively engaging in weekly discussion forums with substantial posts and completing the required assignments for each week.

Do I have to log in at a specific time?

No, you get to choose when and where to log in, which allows you to fit your degree program into your busy schedule. Your online classroom takes place in an asynchronous environment, which means that all students are free to participate at their own pace, as long as they log in and participate in an academic activity at least once in any 14 day period.

What assistance does University of the Rockies offer to students who need extra academic support?

If you are like most online students, then you are probably a working adult, and maybe it has been some time since you took a college-level class. Have no fear! University of the Rockies' online degree programs are specifically designed for adult learners. You will have your own personal Student Advisor who will support you through the entire process, and to whom you can direct your questions. You will find your instructors very understanding, supportive, and easy to contact.

Is it true that I can get a degree for free?

Not at all. There is no such thing as a university education that is free of charge. Almost all students choose to apply for student loans, which do have to be re-paid. The idea that you can go to a graduate institution for free is a persistent misconception. Some students receive small grants and scholarships, but these are relatively rare and almost never cover the full cost of tuition.

Do I qualify for Financial Aid?

You will partner with a Student Advisor to determine whether you can benefit from the various Financial Aid options offered. Financial Aid programs include the Federal Direct Loan (unsubsidized), Graduate PLUS Loans, Private Loans, Veterans Educational Benefits, and Military Tuition Assistance.

What if I need to fax something to University of the Rockies, but I don't have a fax machine?

The vendors below typically offer faxing services on site. Please visit their websites to find a location near you.

FedEx Office
Postal Annex

In addition, many websites offer e-faxing, including:

faxZERO
eFax
myfax

Please note that University of the Rockies is not affiliated with these companies or sites, and they are offered as suggestions only.

What if I want to talk to a real human being and get more information?

No problem! Don't wait - call us today toll-free at 866.621.0124. An experienced Admissions Counselor is ready for your call.

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