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BECAUSE INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW

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What is EduForum?

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We are a marketplace where you can find online courses, enroll in them, and earn credit for a certificate or degree.  We work with non-profit colleges and universities, state agencies, companies, and other organizations to help learners on their education paths.  From our one site, you can find a class you want (or need), pay for it, and be enrolled in it – within minutes.

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Why is EduForum different than just enrolling from a school’s site?

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Rather than searching one school at a time, EduForum offers the only way learners can compare prices, start dates, and course descriptions from a single location.  As the EduForum catalog grows, you will have more comparisons at your fingertips. Our unique universal non-degree application means you are automatically enrolled in courses where you meet all of the requirements. 

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What does it mean that I’m a “non-degree” student?

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It means that you are not officially accepted to earn a degree from that school.  But it does mean you have permission to take that course (or courses).

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Does EduForum teach the courses or assign the grades?

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We do not.  Once you pay for your course, you are enrolled at that institution.  We do not interfere in any aspect of the course, and we do not track the grades given. 

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What if I didn’t do well in high school? Can I still enroll?

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We’re here for you. If you graduated with a high school diploma and meet any other requirements for the course(s) you select, then you can be enrolled as a non-degree student.  Our partner schools will give you a chance – the rest is up to you.

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Do I have to take the SAT?

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No.  If you decide to enroll at a school to seek or complete a degree, then you might. Each school will tell you what is required if you continue with them.

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How many classes can I take at a time?

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Well, if you’re just starting out with college courses, we strongly (!!!) recommend taking just one course at a time.  We want you to be successful, and that means starting slowly. But don’t worry!  We have classes starting all the time, so you can keep going.

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Can I use my current college financial aid?

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No.  You need to pay for EduForum courses when you enroll from our site.  We use PayPal, so you can set up easy two to six-month payment plans.  As a non-degree student you can earn college credits, usually up to 12 from any one school.

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Will my EduForum courses transfer to other schools?

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We cannot guarantee what courses will count towards a degree at another school.  As a general rule, lower division courses such as English 101 or Sociology 103 are general education courses that will apply at most two or four-year schools.  Please see our site, under EduPath, for more transfer information.

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If I take courses from EduForum will I still be considered a student at my home institution?

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Yes, you will still be a student at your home institution.

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Is my EduForum bill all I have to pay for my classes?

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Some EduForum courses include book and material costs, but not all of them.  If books are not included, those are the only additional fees you should have to pay.

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How do I earn a degree?  Is the degree from EduForum?

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Only fully online courses are available on EduForum.  At this time on ground or hybrid courses are not available.

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What colleges are offering EduForum courses?

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We are adding new schools as quickly as possible.  Visit _____ to see the current list.  If you have a school in mind, please let us know.  You can email us at ask@theeduforum.com

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Will EduForum courses count towards my degree?

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If you are enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another school, we encourage you to meet with a counselor at your home institution to get help identifying the correct courses for your degree or transfer requirements.

Once you identify what courses you need, use EduForum to find the equivalent course offered.

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I maxed out my attempts at completing a particular course at my Home College, and still did not complete it. Can I retake the course through the Exchange?

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Yes.

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Will I be required to complete my New Student Orientation and English and math assessment before I registering for a course in the Exchange?

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Yes.

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How do I get my transcripts after completing my Exchange course?

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In order to get a transcript of the courses completed at the Teaching College, you will be required to request a copy of your transcripts sent to the Home College using the Teaching college transcript request process.  Once the Home College receives the transcripts, under the Consortium agreement, the student will receive completion credit for the Exchange course/s.

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What about grade changes? Who do I contact regarding if I want to request a grade changes for an Exchange course?

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Since the course was offered by the Teaching College, any grade change issue would be subject to the grade change policy of the Teaching College. A student needing a grade change would need to contact the Teaching College not the Home College.

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Are Student Support Services at the Teaching College available to me?

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Yes. If you submitted a pre-filled CCCApply admission application and it is accepted at the Teaching College, you then become an enrolled student of the Teaching College, and thereby entitled to access all services that are available to students attending that college. Consortium member colleges participating in the Exchange have agreed to provide Exchange students with quality online student support services in the form online counseling, tutoring, test proctoring, online student readiness and more.

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