Here are some of CourseAdvisor's most frequently asked questions. Click on the question to see the answer.
- Can you help me find the school or program I'm looking for?
- What are the enrollment deadlines for the schools on your site?
- Could you send me a course catalog for the school I'm interested in?
- What are the admissions requirements for your schools and programs?
- Can you help me with Financial Aid and Student Loans?
- Do you offer GED prep classes or the GED Test?
- Can I get college credits for my military service?
- Can you help me get a copy of my high school or college transcript?
- Can you help me with transferring credits to a new school?
Can you help me find the school or program I'm looking for?
Yes, the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard can help you by finding schools and programs that match your education goals and qualifications. Just choose the subjects you're interested in and the Education Wizard will search CourseAdvisor's schools for you to find the best matches to your request. Click here to go to the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard.
Or, you can browse the CourseAdvisor Education Directory. In the Directory, you can browse schools and programs three different ways:
If you Browse by School, look for the school you want in the alphabetical listing. Click on the school name and scroll down the page until you see the school's list of programs. Those program links are clickable and take you to the program descriptions. Click here to search by school name.
If you Browse by Area of Interest or Browse by Degree, choosing an area of interest will be your next step. You'll get a list of schools where you can click directly on the program that interests you to get more information directly from the school, or click on the school logo to see the school's complete program list and program descriptions.
What are the enrollment deadlines for the schools on your site?
Every school is different, so there is no one enrollment deadline that is the same for all schools. Fortunately,
- Many schools offer rolling admission throughout the school year. That is, they start new classes every six weeks or eight weeks or so all year.
- If you choose your school through the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard, the school will contact you directly and give you all the information you need to enroll for a convenient class. The school will help you through the entire enrollment process.
Could you send me a school or course catalog for the school I'm interested in?
CourseAdvisor doesn't have course catalogs or any other printed school information. You can:
- Choose a school through the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard. When the school admissions representative contacts you, ask for a catalog.
- Contact the school you're interested in directly. Some schools have catalog request forms on their school websites.
What are the admissions requirements for your schools and programs?
Every school is different, so requirements may vary from school to school. If you choose your school through the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard, the school will contact you directly and tell you about its requirements. The school will help you through the entire admissions process.
Admissions Requirement Tip!
- Associate and Bachelor degree programs require a high school diploma or GED
- Master's degree programs require a bachelor's degree
- Doctoral and PhD programs usually require a master's degree
Can you help me with financial aid? Where can I find out more about financial aid and student loans?
CourseAdvisor does not offer either financial aid or assistance with obtaining financial aid. However, we do have a lot of information about financial aid and student loans. Visit our Financial Aid Resources section, where you'll find articles on:
- Types of education financing and student loans
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Also, most schools offer assistance with finding financial aid. If you choose a school through the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard, an admissions representative from the school will contact you directly. Be sure to ask what help the school can offer you in finding and obtaining financial aid.
Do you offer GED prep classes? Can I take the GED test on your site?
CourseAdvisor does not currently list any schools that offer GED prep classes. But here's something you should know...
GED Test Tip!
The official, accredited GED Test is NOT offered online and cannot be taken online or through a correspondence course. Don't be fooled by web sites offering you the opportunity to take the GED Test online! The General Educational Development Testing Service, a part of the American Council on Education, published this warning:
"Please be advised that the GED credential cannot be earned via the Internet nor through correspondence programs. The GED Tests, developed by GEDTS, require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.
"The GED Tests are administered in each U.S. state and insular area, Canadian provinces and territories, the U.S. military, and federal correctional institutions via Official GED Testing Centers ONLY. Any services that purport to offer a GED credential through any other means are NOT affiliated with GEDTS or ACE, may be of dubious value, and may deliver a product that is not accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military."
For more information about the GED Test and to find an Official GED Testing Center near you, visit the American Council on Education, GED Test web site.
Can I get college credits for my military service?
Yes, but not from CourseAdvisor. Find out how to get credit for your military service at AllThingsMilitary.com. This web site advises military personnel to begin the college credit process by requesting your service transcript.
Can you help me get a copy of my high school or college transcript?
No, you must get your transcript (and all other academic records) directly from the school you attended.
The school will probably require a written request from you, with your contact information and the year you graduated. Check to see whether your school's web site has an online transcript request form — or at least a list of all the details you'll need to include in your request letter.
Can you help me with transferring credits to a new school? How do I do it?
CourseAdvisor cannot help you with transferring credits to a new school. Talk to an admissions representative at the school you want to apply to and find out how many of your credits the school will accept before you pay any tuition.
If you choose a school through the CourseAdvisor "Match Me" wizard, an admissions representative from the school will contact you directly. This is the person who can help you with the credit transfer process.
Credit Transfer Tip!
Accredited schools will consider accepting transferred credits only from another accredited school. Before you enroll at a new school, make sure it is regionally or nationally accredited by an authorized accrediting agency, so the credits you earn there can be transferred to other accredited schools.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation web site keeps a list of officially accredited postsecondary schools and a list of authorized accrediting agencies. If your school's accreditation is up-to-date, you should be able to find it on the first list. Or, check the second list to see if your new school's accreditor is there.
1) General Educational Development Testing Service
2) American Council on Education
3) Council for Higher Education Accreditation