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Networking

Does UoPeople have a diverse student body?

UoPeople admits students from around the globe.  This ensures that classes will have representation from many different cultures.  It broadens horizons and enriches the curriculum as students bring their local experiences to the conversation about teaching around the world.

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Are there networking opportunities?

Networking is also an essential tool to building a successful career. UoPeople’s international community of students and faculty provides a global networking community. With students hailing from over 200 countries and faculty from top international universities, corporations and foundations, students can find people living and working in places that they...

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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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Careers

What kind of job can I get with a degree bachelors degree in health science?

The Bachelor’s Degree program in Health Sciences is focused on public and community health, environmental protection, preventative community health initiatives, and emergency response. The degree prepares students to work in advocacy, education and organization. The course of study also includes a number of general education courses included to lay an...

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Can I work after graduating from UoPeople?

UoPeople graduates are working in very highly renowned companies around the world after graduating with a UoPeople degree. Many of our graduates decide to take the skills and knowledge they acquire in their degree program, and start their own businesses. Additionally, many of our students have reported promotions and career advancement upon...

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What internships are offered?

University of the People provides access to a number of different internship opportunities offered by internationally recognized corporations and organizations, and are available exclusively to University of the People students.
To learn more about internships click here: https://www.uopeople.edu/student-experience/quality/career-development/internships/

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Will I get a diploma when I finish my UoPeople degree?

Yes, once a student successfully satisfies all requirements of a program, University of the People will issue an official UoPeople Certificate of Completion and transcripts stating that a student has successfully completed his/her program, with the final grades for each course taken.

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Exams & Courses

How many hours per week should students expect to devote to their coursework?

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.

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How is UoPeople’s academic year organized?

UoPeople’s academic year runs from September 1 through August 31. There are five terms in the academic year. Each term is nine weeks in length, and there are one or two weeks between terms. Term 1 begins the first week of September. Term 5 ends in the middle of August.

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I e-mailed my instructor and never got a response, what shall I do?

All students have the right to expect a timely response from their instructors. If you have e-mailed an instructor and have not heard back, please feel free to e-mail your Program Advisor. 

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Can I study part-time?

Degree Seeking Students may choose to be part-time students taking 1 course per term, or full-time students taking 2-3 courses 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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What is my first step as a student?

Before the first term begins each new student is assigned a designated username and password to log into the University of the People online platform and courses. All new students are registered for their first term courses by the Office of Student Services.

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Grades

What steps do I take when I am about to complete the program?

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.

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What is the grading system? Do you base the grading on GPA 4.0 ?

At the end of each course, a letter grade will be given by the Course Instructor for the course, based on the student’s performance. All course credits where a letter grade is issued are factored into a student’s term and cumulative GPA.

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How can I check my grades during the term?

You may review your grades in the UoPeople online learning platform, Moodle, throughout each term.

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How are the final grades calculated?

University of the People has a grading scale which may be viewed in our Catalog https://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/essential-uopeople-documents/university-catalog/ . However each course has it’s own syllabus detailing the specifics of how said course will be graded, including the weight of each assignment, quiz, and exam.

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How can I appeal my grade?

Students who believe they have been graded unfairly may appeal their final course grades.
Students appealing a grade should note that the burden of proof in challenging a grade rests with the student.
For a change in grade to be recommended, a student must make a compelling case...

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Proctors

Will I still be registered for my course if my proctor does not confirm?

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.

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Can I provide with a proctor through a third-party company/organization that offers proctoring services?

Yes you can! Students may select to use a third-party service such as ProctorU and pay directly for its services. They may also select other approved third-party individual or organization offering proctoring services; however students should be aware that they will be responsible for any fees incurred for this service....

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Can my proctor oversee my exam remotely?

UoPeople students can take exams with an offline proctor (in person), free of charge, or with an online proctor, using ProctorU services. If you choose to have offline proctor, your proctor cannot oversee your exam remotely. A student using an offline proctor is not allowed to start a Proctored Exam...

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Is it compulsory to take proctored exams?

Every undergraduate student at UoPeople must take proctored exams prior to graduation. Students that are taking a course, which is listed in the Proctored Course List, must take a proctored exam in that course. A student cannot graduate unless the exams in all courses that are listed in the Proctored...

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How do I register a proctor?

Once a student has registered for a course with a proctored exam they will need to click on the “add a proctor” link, which is located next to the course the student has registered for. This link will allow the student to input all proctor details. Once this is done...

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What are proctored exams?

A proctored exam is an exam that requires someone (a proctor) to oversee the student taking the exam. 

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