Does the program have an orientation?
Yes. Upon acceptance to the program, students will receive a Lynchburg College email address, user ID and password to access MyLC. Here they can register for classes and access our Moodle course delivery platform. Students will be enrolled in an online orientation via our Moodle platform. The orientation will include both written and video material covering the College’s support services including library access, information about financial aid eligibility and procedures, course registration procedures, navigating Moodle, and an orientation about online and on-campus education at Lynchburg College. In addition, there will be modules for program specific information such as program specific policies and videos discussing how the curriculum and student expectations. In addition, there will be a module in the orientation titled “Are you ready for Online Learning?” to gauge student preparedness for working through the online module of our courses. As part of the orientation, students will take a Moodle quiz to gauge their understanding of how to use our course delivery software. They will then schedule a meeting online with an advisor to discuss their goals for the program and craft a learning plan. Upon completion of the learning plan they will be ready to register for classes and begin the program.
Can I complete the program in one year?
Yes. The program is designed with the possibility for completion in one year. To complete the program in one year, students will need to complete each course in half a semester and progress to the next available offering of the following course. Failure of a course or taking longer than half of a semester to complete a course, will limit the ability to complete the entire program in one year.
Can I complete the program entirely online?
Yes. The program is designed to be completely online. Local students or those wishing to visit campus can contact faculty directly and work with our faculty in person at our Center for Cybersecurity.
Can I see the course curriculum before enrolling?
Yes, for the first course. All admitted students will have access to the materials from the first course in each sequence. Students will be able to see the level of expectation for the curriculum prior to registering for the first course.
What is the time commitment for each course?
Each course requires approximately 120 hours of work, consistent with the Department of Education’s credit hour definitions. The time spent may vary based on an individual student’s prerequisite knowledge.
What is the cost associated with the program?
The tuition is currently $665 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition, a General Technology fee of $5.10 per credit hour applies. Completion of the full certificate will cost $8041.20 in tuition and technology fees.
Is a deposit required?
A deposit of $100 is required and is credited to the tuition for the first class.
Can I use financial aid for this program?
Students enrolling in at least 6 credit hours (2 courses) in a particular term are eligible for financial aid. Should a student drop below 6 credit hours in the term, financial aid amounts and eligibility will be affected. Given the successive nature of the courses, students must maintain an appropriate pace in prerequisite courses to remain enrolled in subsequent courses in the same term.
Is the GRE required for admission?
Is there housing available near campus?
Yes. In addition to on-campus housing options, Lynchburg College has a close working relationship with Acorn Hill Lodge (located less than 1 mile from campus) to provide accommodations for faculty and students on a temporary basis.
Is there on-campus housing available for this program?
Yes, on a limited basis. On-campus graduate housing is available on a limited, first-come first serve basis. Lynchburg College has arrangements with local hotels to provide discounted rates for our students. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information.