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How does the educational model of UoPeople differ from the MOOCs?

What is a MOOC? A MOOC is defined as a massive open online course which aims to obtain hundreds of thousands of students in mass-classrooms to provide knowledge to significant numbers of people in an open way. Many UoPeople students have no other access to higher education; whereas approximately 80%...
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What kinds of research resources does UoPeople have?

UoPeople offers its students access to library resources through the Library Information and Resources Network (LIRN).

 

These resources support the research, writing and homework needs of its students. With a simple query, students are put in touch with an experienced librarian who can help them navigate the array of...
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How does University of the People promote its students’ success?

UoPeople offers several tools to promote students’ academic success. The learning model includes lessons, classes, discussions, readings, assignments, exams and so much more. Owing to UoPeople’s online learning model, students have the opportunity to choose their location and hours of study. University of the People’s goal is to allow students...
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When can I start studying?

University of the People accepts applications on a rolling basis. UoPeople has five academic terms yearly, and students are invited to begin their studies in any one of these five terms.

 

For details on the start date for the UoPeople academic terms, as well as the corresponding admissions cut-off...
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How long is a course term?

The course term is 10 weeks long, including 9 learning weeks and 1 week exam period.  
In total there are 5 terms a year, below you can find a detailed academic calendar: 
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How is a course conducted?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with information technologies and the internet. Taken together, this creates an affordable opportunity for universal access to quality higher education with an innovative pedagogical model.

Peer-based learning is a collaborative approach that encourages deep reflection...
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How long does it take to complete a degree?

Full time students who are enrolled year-round are able to complete an Associates degree in a year, a Bachelors degree in two years, and a Master degree in less than a year. This may vary depending on your course load per term. Students can verify their progress through the degree...
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How long does it take to complete the program?

Full-time Degree Seeking students may enroll in up to 2-3 courses per term, and part-time Degree Seeking Students may enroll in 1 course per term. Students must complete all requirements for the Associate’s Degree in no more than 25 terms of active enrollment, excluding any periods of separation from the University;...
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How many credits do I need to finish my degree?

In order to complete an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration & Computer Science, you will be required to complete 60 approved credits. In order to complete an Associate’s Degree in Health Science, you will be required to complete 62 approved credits. 

In order to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business...
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How many hours do I need to dedicate to studying each week?

A student should expect to spend at least 15 – 17 hours per week on each course, and we recommend students take 2 courses per term.

 

University of the People offers high-quality, accredited degree programs, together with a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with cutting-edge...
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Can I complete my degree in under 4 years?

Yes! If the student maintains a minimum 3.00 CGPA, they will be eligible to take 43 courses per term. If that is maintained throughout the studies, it is possible to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at UoPeople in a minimum of 2 years!

Where does studying take place?

University of the People degrees and courses are 100% online. This means that, as long as you have an internet connection, you can access UoPeople’s comprehensive online learning programs!

 

Our cutting-edge online platform provides students with instruction by some of the top university lecturers in the world. Part of...
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What is the learning model for University of the People?

University of the People offers high-quality, accredited degree programs, together with a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with cutting-edge information technology and the Internet. Each student will be connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who will remain with them until...
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Do you offer degree programs?

University of the People is an American accredited university that offers high-quality degree programs, which include: Associate and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science; Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration; Associate and Bachelor degrees in Health Science; and a Master degree in Education. For more specific information on our...
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