FAQs

As you continue your journey to obtain your online degree, no doubt you will have questions. Below you will find answers to a collection of frequently asked questions to help guide you and make the transition to online student as smooth as possible.

I have read the Web site. What if I have more questions?

An Enrollment Advisor is available to answer all your questions. To have your Enrollment Advisor contact you, fill out the short form on the right hand side of the page, or call 1-800-226-0075.

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Why is accreditation important?

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the teaching professional’s mechanism to help establish high-quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. Accreditation through CAEP assures a program underwent rigorous external review, meets high standards set by the field at large, and better prepares students for new, more demanding initial licensing expectations in many states

For more information, go to: http://www.caep.org/about-caep/

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What should I look for in a distance-learning program?

A. We recommend you search for a program that has extensive experience delivering distance learning, professional accreditation (CAEP), low student attrition, dedicated full-time faculty, high student satisfaction, and minimal travel. Unlike correspondence courses, the University of Cincinnati’s distance learning programs are not self-paced or independent study. They have the benefit of traditional education, like instructor-led structured curriculum, with the convenience and interactivity of online technologies.

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I am not computer savvy; can I do this?

Yes. We realize that some students are computer novices; therefore, the University of Cincinnati provides technical support for its students. Online support can be accessed anytime. You can speak with a computer technology person about computer issues, including Blackboard, seven days a week.

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Do I earn the same degree that on-campus students earn?

Yes, the University of Cincinnati awards the same accredited degree regardless of the delivery method: the traditional campus-based program or the distance-learning program for working professionals.

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What if I can’t keep up?

One of the benefits of studying in a small learning community is the special support you will receive from your peers and faculty. Students typically find this greatly helps them to stay on track. Your instructor recognizes your challenges and wants to help you succeed.

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How much does the program cost?

Please click here to view current tuition and fees for the program. The University of Cincinnati offers the same quality education through its distance program as in-state, campus-based students receive. Our goal is to ensure that all students with the drive and determination to complete our professional program have the opportunity to do so.

*Tuition rates are based on the current tuition schedule. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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