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Best on-line classes: Everest University Online check it “OUT”

on May 13, 2014

The questions and answers that I have covered in the section below can help highlight some of the most frequently asked questions concerning Everest University Online. This information may be a resource for you to refer to in the event your family or friends have any questions concerning how our online programs work.

One of the admissions requirements is that an online admissions representative must interview you. I have been assigned to assist you in determining if we can be of assistance. I have included my e-mail address, phone number, and office hours at the conclusion of this e-mail. Please contact me as soon as possible. Have a great day and I look forward to talking with you soon.


Janine Cox


Mon & Tues & Fri 9am-6pm, Wed- Thur 12:30pm-9:30pm EST

Who is Everest?

Everest University is one of the largest private universities in the state of Florida, and traces its roots back to 1890 when it was founded as Tampa College.* Everest University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The ACICS is listed as a recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. We are also part of the Everest family of schools, which has more than 100 campuses throughout North America.

*The name change to Everest University occurred in November 2007.

What degrees do you offer online?

We are currently offering:

  • Accounting – Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Business – Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
  • Criminal Justice – Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
  • Computer Information Science – Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Criminal Investigations – Associate Degree
  • Homeland Security – Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Paralegal – Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees

What is your curriculum like?

What truly makes Everest University outstanding is that 50 percent of our classes are focused on the major core classes. This means that our students are utilizing their time and money concentrating on the classes that can prepare them for their careers.

Is the program 100% online?

Our online students never have to go into a classroom or go to a campus. Our students enroll, select classes, attend school, take tests, obtain their books and complete their degrees all from the comfort of home.

What makes Everest University Online convenient?

Our online university allows our students to attend class when they choose at any time of the day or night, and any day of the week. It is flexible and convenient. The classes work around our students’ needs.

What do I need to do to get started? How do I apply?

Qualified applicants to the university must:

Interview with an online admissions representative. The interview is conducted over the phone.

  1. Complete and submit the Student Application for Admission (e-mailed after interview).
  2. Complete and submit the financial aid** application, if the student is interested in seeking financial aid (e-mailed after interview).
  3. Complete the additional enrollment documents online.
  4. Attend orientation online.

**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

What do your online classrooms look like?

You may visit the demo at our website:

Click on “Class Demo” to view an example of an online classroom.

When our students log into our online studies website, they will see the classes that they have signed up for and pick the class they would like to attend at that time. Our students will then be able to see the lectures, homework assignments and exams due. The lectures are posted by the instructor for the student to review. Our students have the option of printing their lectures so that they can review them anywhere at any time. Discussions are posted and students will reply with their opinions. The exams or quizzes are all open-book and are accessible online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What are the admissions requirements?

Graduation from high school or its equivalent (GED) and proof of graduation are prerequisites for admission to the university. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age or older, or 17 with parents’ consent. Complete our online quiz to determine if online learning is right for you.

What classes will I need to take to complete my degree?

Please and click on programs. You will be able to view and print the curriculum.

How do I take student learning assessments?

All student-learning assessments are clearly identified in your course syllabus and can be taken from where you participate in your classes.

Where team assignments appear in your program of study, they make up no more than 10 percent of the total grade for the given course. To receive full credit on these assignments, you must participate in them. Your instructor will assign grades based on your participation and on that of the team.

How often do I have to log into my classes?

Attendance is taken weekly. To be marked present in a class, you must do one of the following: post twice in a discussion forum or team assignment, turn an assignment into the drop box, or take a quiz. Meeting theseminimum attendance requirements will not earn you a passing grade in any of your classes. To be successful, you should set aside 10 to 12 hours per week, per class, dedicated to actively participating in your courses.

Who are your instructors?

Our instructors are professional individuals who possess real-life experience in the fields they teach.

How can I be assured I will have personalized attention?

Our classes are small (18-25) and are designed to encourage your active participation. Our faculty members are there to answer your questions, provide feedback on assignments and help you take advantage of every teachable moment in the online classroom. Faculty will post office hours every week so you know when your faculty member is online waiting to help you.

If you cannot attend office hours, you can ask your faculty questions via e-mail, which they will answer within 24 hours.

The more you are engaged and participate, the more you will get out of your classes.

What if I need help?

At Everest University, we take great pride in providing our students with fast and courteous help. We have designed numerous avenues for our students to get the attention that they deserve:

—I will be youronline admissions representative. I will explain how the university works, assist you in deciding if an online education is right for you, and answer all your questions. I will also guide you through the enrollment process should you decide that online education will meet your specific needs.

—Our professional academic advisors assist our students with choosing the right classes in order to ensure that our students stay on target all the way through to graduation. Your advisor will evaluate and assist you in transferring credits from previous institutions.

—TheStudent Finance Office will also be working closely with you to process and answer any financially related questions.

—Everest’sOnline Help Desk is also available for free help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

—Our students also have the convenience of avirtual library, which means you never have to leave home to have access to our library. There is nothing to check out and it is open 24 hours a week, 7 days a week.

—We also provide an extensive list ofsupport and research sites.

—We offer tutoring viaSmarthinking®, phone and live webcam.

—Our career services representatives are here to assist our students in obtaining a career in a field that is pertinent to their studies.

How long will it take to obtain my degree?

Our students can obtain their associate degree in as little as 24 months, their bachelor’s degree in 24 months upon completion of their associate degree, and their master’s degree in typically 24 months after earning their bachelor’s degree. This will depend on the number of classes taken per quarter and, if applicable, the number of hours that you transfer. The more classes you take, the sooner you may graduate.

Can I go to school part-time or full-time?

Our students can choose to attend school part-time, full-time or full-time plus. In order to be considered a full-time student, our you must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per full quarter (12 weeks), which is approximately three classes or six credit hours per mini-term (six weeks). Everest University Online utilizes the quarter credit system as opposed to the semester system. A three-credit class on the semester system is valued at 4.5 credits in the quarter system.

What if I would like to transfer prior credits to Everest University Online?

We do transfer credits from other accredited institutions. Our Registrar’s Office would need a copy of your transcript to evaluate what hours would be transferable.

What about financial aid, grants, student loans, GI benefits, company tuition reimbursement and other forms of assistance?

We are an accredited university. Therefore, numerous forms of financial assistance are available for those who qualify. Our student finance representatives can work with you to apply for any financial assistance you may be eligible for and to assist you in working out an affordable payment plan, which will allow you to meet your tuition obligations. The Student Finance Office is available to assist in establishing eligibility, providing all necessary forms and assisting with the completion of all necessary paperwork, as well as answering any questions.

What are my tuition fees?

The cost of the program will be dependent on several factors such as transfer of credits and the program you choose. Please call me and we can discuss your specific needs in order to access what your investment and financial options would be.

What are some other important things to keep in mind about Everest University Online?

—The degree and transcripts our online students receive are exactly the same as what our campus students receive.

—Our entire program is online. Our students are not required to go to a campus for testing or to pick up books.

—We do not require our students to log in at a specific time or a specific day. You will be responsible for completing all the necessary homework in time to meet the deadline, but the amount of time you spend completing homework and studying is your responsibility. However, we recommend that you set aside 10 to 12 hours per week per class to participate in your courses. If you are taking three courses, this would mean that you set aside 36 hours per week for your coursework.

—Our students can attend school full-time or more if desired.

I hope this information has been helpful, and I look forward to talking with you soon.


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