Frequently Asked Questions
Does the online format provide the same quality education as a traditional format?
Yes. Numerous studies have proven that distance learners perform as well or better than their on-campus counterparts. The No Significant Difference Phenomenon (2001, IDECC, fifth edition), by Thomas L. Russell, cites 355 research reports, papers, and summaries dating back to 1928 that found no significant difference between distance learning and in-class learning. Where a difference was identified, it generally favored the distance-learning student. Visit the book’s companion website http://www.nosignificantdifference.org for additional information.
Will my diploma specify "online" degree?
No. You will receive an official, traditional diploma from Post University. Both your diploma and university transcript will be exactly the same kind as those of students who earn their degrees on campus.
Do you offer the same curricula and degrees as on campus?
In many cases. Some classes we offer on campus are not available online, and some classes are only available online and not on campus, but the same academic standards apply in both environments. Our online programs are typically taught by the same professors who teach on campus—most often faculty members of Post University—with Ph.D. degrees and real-world expertise in the subjects they teach. There is no distinction between on-campus and online students. See individual degree programs for more information.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Visit the Tuition and Financial Aid section of this website for additional information.
Is Post University accredited?
Yes. Post University is, please visit the Accreditation page for more details.
How long is the program?
Post University Online offers eight-week accelerated terms six times per year. Typically, students take two courses per term. Depending on the number of credits being transferred, and on how many courses taken per term, a bachelor’s degree can be completed in two to three years. Our graduate programs can typically be completed in a year to 18 months. For associate degrees and professional certificates, and depending on the number credits being transferred, these programs can be completed in a year to 18 months.
How many credits and courses can I take within each eight-week term?
Typically, students take two courses per term. Depending on your personal schedule and responsibilities, you may be able to handle more than two courses per term. If you are considering enrolling in more than two courses at one time, we strongly encourage you to discuss this with one of our academic success counselors. Academic Success Counselors can be reached via email at AcademicSuccessCounselors@post.edu.
Do you accept transfer or grant credits based on work experience and certifications?
Yes. Post University accepts transfer credits from accredited universities. Credits based on work experience or professional certifications are decided on a case-by-case basis.
How much does the program cost?
Tuition varies by degree program and type. Please visit our tuition page for additional information.
When do I start the program?
There are six start dates per year for our online programs, and a spring and fall start for main campus. You can see the calendar within the Course Catalog.
Whom do I talk with if I have more questions or want to apply?
Contact us by phone, email, or postal service at:
Telephone: 1.800.345.2562 or 203.596.4520
Office of Admissions
800 Country Club Road
P.O. Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723
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