Yes. In February 2014 UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This can...Read More
University of the People is based on the premise that education is crucial to the advancement of individuals and society at large. Millions of people around the world, especially in developing countries, are excluded from higher education for various reasons. As a volunteer with UoPeople, you help make the dream...Read More
University of the People is constantly seeking out volunteers for its various departments. While we cannot promise that each and every potential volunteer will be able to find a suitable volunteer position with us, we try our best to match potential volunteers with their desired position.
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To meet admission requirements, applicants must: be 16 years old or older, be able to demonstrate high school completion, and have English proficiency To apply for admissions consideration to UoPeople, applicants must complete an online application. For additional information, please visit our admissions requirements page.Read More
If your country does not use the zip/postal code system, please type NA or 00000 into the zip code field.Read More
Yes, we welcome undocumented students. In fact, around 1/4 of our US students are undocumented. Higher education is the key to opening up doors for undocumented students. A lot of the undocumented students living in the US are young and driven but have no access to higher education, therefore they...Read More
Please contact your Admissions or Program Advisor in this case.Read More
UoPeople is based on the belief that education is a basic right for all qualified applicants, not just for a privileged few. The University works to open the gates of higher education to qualified students anywhere in the world, because everyone deserves a chance to improve their future. Therefore, no...Read More
To complete a certificate at University of the People, students will need to have consistent access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. If students are working on a computer that is not their personal computer and are unable to save documents, it’s important also to obtain an external drive. Because there...Read More
Yes. Students who wish to transfer their UoPeople graduate credits to another institution are strongly advised to discuss this with the receiving institution as the transferability of credits earned at UoPeople is at the complete discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer.Read More
There is room for everyone in an online classroom and there is no limit to how many students can be accepted into UoPeople’s certificate programs.
However, at this time UoPeople only accepts new students into the UoPeople certificate programs. Students already seeking a degree at UoPeople are ineligible at this time.Read More
Each certificate program has an advisory board to guide and develop the program courses included to ensure students receive a quality education. For example, the Business Administration Advisory Board contributes to the development of the Business Administration Certificates program.Read More
It is the University’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. University of the People is tuition-free, which means there is no charge for teaching or instruction.
To help support the university’s continued operation, UoPeople charges a $60 application fee, and an Assessment Fee per course completed ($120...Read More
Will someone in admissions be able to assist me with a tuition deferment once I am accepted to uopeople?
Once you will be accepted to University of the People, we will be able to sign your loan deferment form. Please note that UoPeople does not directly participate in any federal financial aid programs.
Your program advisor will be happy to help you.
So, you’ve provided an estimate of cost of fees to complete various degree programs. What are the fees for the cost of books, supples, etc.?
University of the People does not charge students to take classes, for any reading or study materials, or for annual enrollment. It is the university’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. UoPeople charges nominal fees in order to remain sustainable.
For students who cannot afford those fees,...Read More
A student should expect to spend at least 15-17 hours per week on each course. This includes readings, research work, writing, project work, etc.Read More
Students in their final term of study complete and submit the Graduation Application. The Office of Student Services does a graduation audit and notifies the student of his/her readiness for graduation.Read More
Registrations for courses with a proctored exam are pending upon the approval of a proctor. Students who do not successfully identify a confirmed proctor will not be successfully registered to the course.Read More