FAQs

When can I start?

There is a new start date every 8 weeks, so you can begin when it’s best for you.

How long will it take to finish my degree?

This varies, depending on how many credits you transfer in, when you start and how quickly you want to progress. An Enrollment Advisor will work with you to evaluate your specific situation and give you an idea of the time it will take. The program is accelerated, meaning you complete a semester’s worth of work in 8 weeks, and it continues year-round. It’s flexible in the fact that you can go at the pace you need – one or two classes every 8 weeks.

Is this a real degree?

The degree you receive from the adult degree program is the same degree you would receive from the traditional undergraduate program.

How much will it cost?

NCU online classes are among some of the most affordable in the state. Earning scholarships, grants and other aid can also help you lower your costs. Each student will be assigned a financial aid counselor who will work with the student to assist in the financial aid process. Students must be registered for at least 6 credits in a semester to qualify for financial aid.

Do I have to take any standardized tests to be admitted (SAT, ACT, etc.)?

No.

Are online classes hard?

Online classes are no more or less difficult than on campus classes – just different. ADP courses are in a 8 week format and are designed with the working adult in mind.

Do online classes meet at certain times?

No. You can do each week’s assignments on your schedule, turning them in at specified deadlines throughout the week – typically Thursday and Sunday nights.

Are all programs 100% online?

While most of our ADP programs can be completed 100% online, there are exceptions. Our teacher education program is a hybrid model (both online and in-person classes).

What assignments are typical for an online class?

Assignments vary by program. Students typically have a forum post and responses each week. Other assignments may include papers, projects, presentations, labs and assessments.

How do I know which courses to take?

Our advisors will help you develop your graduation plan and register you each semester. You can register in person, on the phone, or through email – whatever is most convenient for you! You will never register for classes on your own.

What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer in?

The maximum number of transferable credits is 94 semester hours.

Do I have to have transfer credit before enrolling at NCU?

No. Students can enroll with 0 semester hours of transfer work.

Are there specific requirements for transfer credits to be accepted?

Transferable courses must be at the 100-level (or above), taken at a regionally accredited college (up to 30 transfer credits from a nationally accredited college will be accepted) and with a grade of C- or higher.

Can I get credit for my life/work experience?

Through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, you can earn up to 30 credits for learning you’ve gained from life and work experiences. At only $50 per credit, this is a substantial savings.

How do I start?

Take these simple steps to begin the application process:

  1. Submit a free application
  2. Send us your official transcript(s)
  3. Apply for financial aid

One of our experienced Enrollment Advisors will contact you to discuss next steps.