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|COLLEGE OF ADULT & PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS|
Can I really do this at this point in my life?
Yes! It is possible because adult students are commonly more motivated, responsible, and have tremendous time management skills to be successful in an accelerated adult program.
How much studying is required outside of the classes?
Students should be prepared to spend 15-20 hours each week outside of the classroom in preparation for class. Included in this study time will be a learning team meeting.
Yes, learning teams are an integral part of the success of the Shorter University education model. Learning teams function as a support mechanism through which students can learn from the professional expertise of peers. Working adults seldom have time to devote to full-time, formal education. Through continuing and sharing the talents, experience and learning resources of the learning team, a system of trust and support evolves and the learning process becomes more efficient.
How many hours a week will I need to spend with my learning team?
All groups will meet once a week for four hours. Many Shorter University learning teams have chosen to meet more often and for longer periods of time because they find the time shared is more efficient and motivational.
You must complete your application process as quickly as possible. Your previous college credits will be evaluated to determine exactly what requirements you have outstanding. You will be advised to start in a component that will allow you to fulfill all the requirements to graduate as quickly as possible. You will then be ready to register for class.
When can I get started?
Almost immediately! When we have at least fifteen students who have applied and qualified for a component we will begin a group. This makes your application extremely important to us in setting a date for your class to begin. It could happen within a month of your application date. An online application is available.
Class attendance and learning team meetings are mandatory. However, an absence may be excused by notifying your instructor. A maximum of one absence is allowed within a five-week course. Each course syllabus will outline instructors' policies.
How are my payments structured?
A $175 resource fee for undergraduates and a $250 resource fee for graduates is due upon registration for each component. This process can be completed through the mail. The remainder of the first-term payment is due on the first night/day of class. All other payments are due per the payment plan, approximately every ten weeks.
Yes! As a full-time student you will have the option to apply for grants and loans. Click here to read more about Financial Aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (770) 951-8382 if you have specific questions.
How does financial aid effect my payment plan?
A $175 resource fee for undergraduates and a $250 resource fee for graduates is due upon registration for each component. If your Financial Aid forms are complete and have been processed, those funds will be applied to your remaining payments as they are due.
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