How are Cleary’s online courses different from the free open source courses I can
access through the Internet?
Massively open online courses or MOOCs typically feature “massive” participation, completion rates are typically very low and the vast majority do not offer an option for academic credit. At Cleary University, we do online “right.” You will benefit from individualized attention from faculty and develop close relationships with fellow students as you interact and create a wide network of professional contacts.
Faculty presence can truly be felt in the online environment: students receive timely and engaging responses to their online discussion posts, which are the heart of the collaborative learning approach. Cleary University’s online teaching is supportive and respectful of every student, and draws out the unique contributions of each. Additionally, students are offered a full college experience with associated access to all student services (i.e. advising, library resources, career services, IT support and disability services).
Once my company signs up for this program, how do I enroll?
Your Office of Culture and Talent will notify all employees of the EDv@nce program benefits. You will be invited to participate in a monthly subscription model, a new employee benefits program that will provide you with access to online (only) undergraduate and graduate degree programs. You will be eligible for this significant educational benefit regardless of whether or not your employer already provides tuition reimbursement. If your employer does provide tuition reimbursement benefits, the cost to you will be further reduced.
Is there an application and acceptance process? How do I register?
Yes, there is an application and acceptance process. You must meet the regular admissions policies and procedures of Cleary University. If you are seeking a bachelor’s degree or certificate you must be admitted through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies; Your organization’s representative at Cleary University will guide you through the appropriate process.
When do classes start? When you are ready to begin we are ready to help you enroll. With six start dates throughout the year, it is easy to get on your personalized education pathway.
Are there certain times I must log on to participate?
Once enrolled, log in anytime, from any Internet connection (broadband access recommended). Read lectures, post responses on the discussion board, receive feedback and submit assignments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A tutorial is available for learners new to online education.
Does the program include all undergraduate and graduate degrees?
This program includes the online programs offered by Cleary University. The “PROFESSIONAL” and “ENTERPRISE” subscription levels provides students with access to any eligible online certificate, undergraduate or graduate degree program and major respectively.
Does the monthly subscription include all expenses?
The monthly subscription covers the cost of tuition only. Fees for books or other expenses are separate.
Once I sign-up, how long is my commitment?
To cancel your subscription you must provide written notice. Upon notification, your subscription will end on the last day of the following month. For instance, if you cancel June 15, your subscription will end July 31.
How long will the degree take to complete?
At Cleary University, we understand each individual has a unique blend of work experience and prior college credit, as well as the challenges of juggling career, family and education. Our personalized approached to advising provides adult students credit for prior college experience as well as credit for skills developed over time allowing you to enroll with up to 90 completed credits, potentially leaving only 30 credits (or approximately 10 courses) required toward bachelor’s degree completion. You will be supported by your counselor to reach your goals the fastest and most affordable way possible.
For students pursing a graduate degree, the program can be completed in 22 months.
How do I transfer classes in towards my degree?
You will work with a Cleary University admission representative assigned to your company to assist with transfer and or test our options. Your official transcripts from any college or university you have previously attended will be required to assist in maximizing your transfer credits. In addition you will have the option to test out or put together a professional portfolio for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) which awards credit for your work and or life experience.