About UoPeople

What is the grading system? Do you base the grading on GPA 4.0 ?

At the end of each course, a letter grade will be given by the Course Instructor for the course, based on the student’s performance. All course Read more...

Is University of the People an accredited university?

Yes. In February 2014 UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a U.S. Department of Education Read more...

May I talk to someone?

UoPeople is always ready to answer your questions. Visit our Contact Us page to find the relevant department for your query.  Read more...

How do I drop or withdraw from a course?

Students who do not wish to participate in courses must communicate with the University in order to drop or withdraw from a course. Failure to request a Read more...

What is the UoPeople time zone?

Because UoPeople students come from all over the world and from all time zones, our clock is set to GMT (-5). This ensures that we have a consistent Read more...

How long does it take to complete the program?

Full-time Degree Seeking students may enroll in up to 2-3 courses per term, and part-time Degree Seeking Students may enroll in 1 course per term.  Read more...

I don’t understand how my final grade is calculated?

University of the People has a grading scale which may be viewed in our Catalog. However each course has it's own syllabus detailing the specifics of Read more...

I cannot afford to pay the Assessment Fees. What are my Financial Aid options?

That’s ok! Our university’s mission is to never leave a student behind due to financial barriers. That’s why we offer grants and Read more...

Is University of the People degrees transferable?

University of the People offers the following six degrees: Associate (2 years) and Bachelor (4 years) degrees in Computer Science, Associate and Bachelor Read more...

Can I get a grant or a scholarship to study at UoPeople?

Our university’s mission is to never leave a student behind due to financial barriers. That’s why we offer grants and scholarships to those Read more...

Will my degree be accepted at other universities?

University of the People and all of its academic degrees are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Students will need to check with Read more...

I cannot afford to pay the transfer credit evaluation fee. Do you have grants or scholarships for that?

Asking for credit evaluation does not cost money. Only if and when your transfer credit request is approved, you will be asked to pay an evaluation fee Read more...

What is the difference between an Associate degree and a Bachelors degree?

The Associate’s program introduces students to the basic tenets of the field and also provides a foundation for continued study towards a Bachelor Read more...

What is the exact UoPeople time and date?

UoPeople time is GMT -5 (Eastern Standard Time).     Read more...

Does UoPeople have a telephone number?

The U.S number for University of the People is (626) 264-8880.  UoPeople is a non-profit, tuition-free, online university whose resources are Read more...

How can I check my grades during the term?

You may review your grades in Moodle throughout each term. Read more...

Can I work after graduating from UoPeople?

UoPeople graduates are working in very highly renowned companies around the world after graduating with a UoPeople degree. Many of our graduates Read more...

How can I appeal my grade?

Students who believe they have been graded unfairly may appeal their final course grades. Students appealing a grade should note that the burden of proof Read more...

Where is the University based?

University of the People is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. Our Office of Admissions is Read more...

Which foreign evaluation agencies do UoPeople accept transcript evaluations from?

Any provider on the list of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services), including: World Education Services (WES - www.wes.org) Read more...

What can I do if the payments options you offer are not available for me?

If you are unable to make payment via PayPal or Western Union, you may submit payment for the Application Processing Fee with a Cashier's Check, which Read more...

Will I get a diploma when I finish my UoPeople degree?

Yes, once a student successfully satisfies all requirements of a program, University of the People will issue an official UoPeople Certificate of Read more...

What is an elective course?

Electives enable students to select coursework tailored to personal interests and offer the opportunity to acquire breadth beyond that specified in Read more...

How can I apply for a scholarship to pay for the assessment fees?

To apply for financial aid, you need to first apply to be a student. To become a student, you need to be at least 16 years old, have a high school diploma Read more...

What is my first step as a student?

You will automatically be enrolled in the UoPeople Foundations courses for your first term.Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all Read more...

When will course registration be open?

To see when course registration will be open, please check our Academic Calendar at the following link: http://www.uopeople.edu/groups/academic_calendars Read more...

Is it possible to repeat introductory courses?

Students are permitted to enroll in ENGL 0101 English Composition 1 on two occasions only, excluding course drops and withdrawals. Those who fail the Read more...

Am I required to attend my courses at a special date or time?

At UoPeople, there are no set times for lectures, discussions, or any other activities. However, each course is divided up into units we call Learning Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

You may access your courses through our online learning platform 'Moodle'. Read more...

I got a grade of x on my assignment/discussion forum post and I think I deserve y, what should I do?

Students who believe they have been graded unfairly may appeal their final course grades. Students appealing a grade should note that the burden of proof Read more...

What is an accredited university?

In the United States an accredited university is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution that has been approved by the Council Read more...

Who are the Course Instructors?

It is institutional policy that a UoPeople Course Instructor must hold, at a minimum, an earned degree that is at least one Read more...

What are the requirements for completion of the MBA program?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires the completion of at least 36 semester hour credits of graduate level study including all courses Read more...

Who is Simone Biles?

Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medallist. She joined the University of the People (UoPeople) as Read more...

What is the difference between a two year and a four year degree program?

The Associate of Science degree level has many goals in common with the Bachelor of Science degree level. This reflects the fact that students at the Read more...

If my proctor did not confirm during the registration period, can I re-register for the course before the term commences?

Should a proctor not confirm during the registration period, students will have the opportunity to re-register for the course and appoint a proctor during Read more...

How is a course conducted?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with information technologies and the Read more...

Can I take just one course?

At this time, UoPeople is unable to offer individual courses and students must take the programs in full. However our students are able to take our degree Read more...

What is the learning model for University of the People and who are the students?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning, with information technologies and the Read more...

How can I change my e-mail address in your files?

You can edit your contact details by going to the 'Change Personal Information' page in the Self ServicesPortal or contacting your Program Advisor Read more...

I don’t understand the assignment or course material, what shall I do?

In an open learning, online environment such as UoPeople, your fellow students are your best resource. Try e-mailing them or posting a question in the Read more...

Do I have to download any course materials?

All course materials can be accessed online. It is not necessary to download anything to a local computer. However, you will normally have the option to Read more...

Can I register for two programs?

At this time, UoPeople does not permit dual enrollment in our courses of study. Read more...

What do I need to apply?

To apply for an Undergraduate program, you will need: High School CompletionEnglish ProficiencyFor more in depth information regarding the graduate degree Read more...

Do you offer degree programs?

University of the People offers the following six degrees: Associate (2 years) and Bachelor (4 years) degrees in Computer Science, Associate and Bachelor Read more...

How can a tuition-free university succeed and be effective?

Distance learning is a growing trend in the U.S. and around the world. When applied to a tuition-free model, distance learning has enormous potential to Read more...

Do you give online programs for International students?

Yes! University of the People was created to open the gates of higher education for all qualified individuals, around the globe. It is the aim of the Read more...

What is the Education Revolution?

The University of the People is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. Read more...

Are you considered an American University?

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online academic institution dedicated Read more...

Does UoPeople have a campus?

Since UoPeople is strictly an online university with no physical campus, all UoPeople functions are conducted through the internet to provide  Read more...

How will I know that I am keeping up with the Satisfactory Academic Progress?

Undergraduate students must maintain a CGPA of 2.00 to be in good standing according to satisfactory academic progress. Master's level students must Read more...

I cannot provide transcripts because I’m a refugee – what can I do?

Please contact your Admissions or Program Advisor in this case. Read more...

If the Office of Transfer Credits decides to accept my transfer credits application but I already completed the course(s) at UoPeople, will I get a refund for the Exam Processing Fees I have paid?

Regardless of transfer credit status, students who remain in their course beyond the course withdrawal deadline are not eligible for a refund of the Read more...

Does UoPeople offer programs in other languages?

Currently all classes in UoPeople are conducted in English. This is why we ask our applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Read more...

Will I be provided with housing?

University of the People is a fully online institution. Students have the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world, as such, University of the Read more...

How does the educational model of UoPeople differ from the MOOCs?

What is a MOOC? A MOOC is defined as a massive open online course which aims to obtain hundreds of thousands of students in mass-classrooms to provide Read more...

Where does the study take place?

UoPeople offers comprehensive online learning, which can be accessed via any internet connection from anywhere in the world. This platform provides Read more...

I e-mailed my instructor and never got a response, what shall I do?

All students have the right to expect a timely response from their instructors. If you have e-mailed an instructor and have not heard back, please feel Read more...

Where should I send my transcript?

If you would like to submit a transfer credit request, do so online using the UoPeople Self-Service Portal here. Read more...

Who will send me the evaluation results?

Please check on your Self Services Portal or email your program advisor. Read more...

If I transfer a course (from a previous university) that I failed, what happens?

We will only accept credits for courses with a C level grade and above. If you received below a C level grade in a course, you cannot transfer it.  Read more...

Can I represent UoPeople for my country?

UoPeople is appreciative of any help to spread the word in countries around the world. In order to get more information on representing UoPeople in your Read more...

Why do you not accept applications from some states?

UoPeople is licensed, authorized, exempted or approved in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia. UoPeople accepts applications from every state Read more...

How does University of the People promote its students' success?

The learning model includes lessons, classes, discussions, readings, assignments and exams like any university. Due to University of the People's Read more...

What does University of the People look like?

As mentioned there are no buildings, trees or grass to rest on between classes – all the programs, materials, and services can be found online. Read more...

Who started University of the People?

Founder and President Shai Reshef established University of the People to marry the opportunities between unprecedented access to the Internet, dropping Read more...

Where can I find the Undergraduate University Catalog?

You can find the University Catalog on the UoPeople website, the UoPeople online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or by clicking this link:  https:/ Read more...

If I transfer a course (from a previous university) that I failed at UoPeople, what happens?

Both courses will appear on your transcript, but your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be affected by your F grade at UoPeople. For additional Read more...

Does the number of credits needs to be identical to UoPeople’s?

No. There is a process to evaluate the number of credits depending on the credit hour system and the Office of Transfer Credit will make the relevant Read more...

If I have more than one transcript, should I apply with them both in one application?

Yes. Because you will not be able to submit additional applications, please make sure to submit all courses from all transcripts in the ONE application. Read more...

How many students does University of the People expect to enroll?

As of the end of 2018, UoPeople has over 18,000 students enrolled and that number is expected to continue growing each year. Read more...