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Yes. Champlain College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). For more information, visit our accreditation page

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The academic year has three semesters (fall, spring and summer) and within those semesters are shorter sessions. Bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate courses are taught in 7-week sessions, master's degrees and graduate certificates are taught in 8-week sessions, with two terms in the fall, spring and summer. 

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There is no time limit to complete an undergraduate degree or certificate at Champlain. Most graduate degrees and certificates, however, must be completed within six consecutive years. 

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A bachelor's degree requires 120 credits. Certificates require between 9 and 21 credits. Credit requirements for master's degrees vary. So, there are three major factors that determine how long it will take you to finish your degree or certificate: the amount of college credits you transfer in, the number of courses you take at one time and whether you take one or more semesters off.

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Yes, you may take up to two consecutive semesters off without affecting your status as a current student. If you take more than two consecutive semesters off, you will be required to reapply to your program. Upon readmission, please note that the academic requirements for your program may have changed since you were first admitted. Please speak with your advisor to find out what has changed.

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Our bachelor's degree programs are 120 academic credits and contain high-level professional and general education courses. Our certificate programs are 9-21 credit hours (depending on the certificate) in a focused subject area, and allow you to add a credential to your resume. Certificates are also a perfect short-term goal for students interested in pursuing a degree.

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Course enrollment is typically between 15-20 students. This class size will ensure that you enjoy a manageable level of interaction between you, your instructor and your classmates.

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You access your online classes through the online student portal. You can get to the portal via champlain.edu/truedfed under Current Students. You have access your courses whenever it is convenient for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Your lectures and assignments will be posted on Canvas (the learning management system used by Champlain College) in the Modules area, and remain there for the entire semester. In Canvas, both the Discussion Forum and email allow easy communication between instructor and classmates. You will submit all of your classwork, including assignments, reports and projects, to your instructor within your course as electronic documents (e.g., spreadsheets, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc.).  All tests and quizzes are administered online and in a variety of formats, depending not only on the course but also on the instructor. You do not need to go to a different location to be proctored for tests and quizzes. You will receive all course-specific information about homework and tests on your first day of class in the course syllabus.

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Our online classrooms are engaged, interactive environments full of the diverse opinions and life experiences of people at different stages of their lives, in different professions, who live all around the world. Being able to attend class when it's convenient for you, and avoiding the stress of trying to fit on-campus classes into an already full schedule, is a real asset for working professionals.

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Online learning is not easier or less time-consuming than attending class in person. You should plan to dedicate several hours per week to attending class online as well as for completing course assignments. The actual number of hours will depend on the specific course, but a good rule of thumb is to set aside at least four hours a week of in-class time and another 10-15 hours for homework time.

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If you are a self-motivated student who communicates effectively through reading and writing, then you will be well suited for online learning. It is also essential that you have some basic computer skills, including knowledge of word processing. If you have any questions about whether you are suited for online learning, please call us at 877-887-3960 or email truedfed@champlain.edu.

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Yes, because reading and writing are the means by which you will communicate with your instructor and classmates. Some classes, by the nature of the subjects, will require more reading and writing than others.

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Your transcript and degree will indicate that you received your education at Champlain College, but they will not indicate that your courses or your degree were completed online. Credits earned in an online course are no different from credits earned in a classroom course. 

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For the most part, there is no requirement for what time of day, or even what day, you need to log in. Each instructor will have his or her own requirements for how much and how often you need to log in, which you'll receive in the course syllabus on the first day of class. You will be expected to adhere to the due dates that the instructor sets. If you fail to do so, you may be withdrawn from the course without refund. 

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Call our admissions team at 877-887-3960 or email them at truedfed@champlain.edu. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

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