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Foundation Courses

Now that you accept transfer credits, can I skip some Foundation courses?

If you complete your transfer credit request within seven days after receiving the email notifying you that you are qualified for admission, you may be able to be admitted to the Transfer Credit Foundations Pathway. Those in this Foundations program only need to complete Online Education Strategies (UNIV 1001). Those...
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What are UoPeople Foundations courses, and do I have to complete them?

UoPeople Foundations are Introductory Courses designed to prepare students for online learning, and to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in their chosen academic degree program.  Each student will be required to take between 2-5 Foundations courses. 
At the undergraduate level, students must complete...
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Will I need to take general education courses?

Each of the six undergraduate degree programs offered by University of the People requires completion a certain number of courses in the relevant major as well as general education courses. A comprehensive list can be found in our University Catalog  

What are the courses under Arts & Science?

Arts & Science courses are intended to add both depth and breadth to each student’s overall educational experience by providing opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections between concepts and ideas, as well as an environment to contemplate their meaning and significance.

Mastering the basic tenets of a liberal arts education, students...
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How long do the foundation courses take to complete?

The UoPeople Foundations Courses provide students with an understanding of the unique UoPeople method, and determines whether online learning may be right for them.

Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all UoPeople students. They are specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills needed to thrive in their...
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When will the English 0101 course start for a non-degree special student?

All courses start at the beginning of each term. Please refer to the academic calendar to see the start and end dates of each term –

Does UoPeople offer English writing courses?

One of the main requirements to become a student at UoPeople is that you can prove you are proficient in English. For students who have graduated from a school where English is not the primary language, and are not native English speakers, you will have the option to...
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