The Alabama College for Online Studies coordinates the University’s online degree and course offerings with the goal of making it possible for all students to pursue their education in a supportive Christ-centered environment of academic excellence.
Philosophy for the Alabama College for Online Studies
In keeping with the University’s vision statement, the Alabama College for Online Studies is committed to providing students access to a premier Christ-centered academic community offering comprehensive liberal arts and professional programs. The Alabama College for Online Studies is founded on the belief that this community and its mission to distinctively transform the world transcend the University’s physical campus.
Mission of the Alabama College for Online Studies
In accordance with the University’s mission statement, the Alabama College for Online Studies provides opportunities by which its students may renew their minds through intellectual and spiritual development as they advance their personal growth and prepare themselves to better serve their communities.
Admission Requirements for the Alabama College for Online Studies
Admissions requirements for students seeking to pursue their education at UM through the Alabama College for Online Studies correspond to those for all other UM undergraduates.
Recommended Course Load for Students in the Alabama College for Online Studies
Typical Alabama College for Online Studies offerings are scheduled in a format that allows students to complete two courses at a time, for a total of four courses each fall and spring semester, and a total of two courses each summer. Based on this format, the recommended course load for Alabama College for Online Studies students is twelve semester hours in the fall, twelve semester hours in the spring, and six semester hours in the summer. This schedule is designed to allow students to progress quickly toward graduation, and it confers full-time status for financial aid purposes.
Financial Aid Information for Alabama College for Online Studies Students
Aid available to eligible Alabama College for Online Studies students includes the Pell Grant, the Federal Subsidized Loan, and the Federal Unsubsidized Loan. Veterans’ benefits and the Alabama State Grant are also available for those who qualify.
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