About University of the People

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...

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...

Can I transfer credits to UoPeople? Do UoPeople courses transfer to other universities?

Yes! In keeping with our mission to open the gates of higher education for all, UoPeople may accept transferred credits from both accredited US and Read more...

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...

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 are the costs involved in order to complete the MBA program?

There is a $60 Application Processing Fee, as well as a $200 per course assessment processing fee. The MBA can be completed for a total of $2,460, Read more...

What are the requirements to apply for the MBA program?

To be accepted to the MBA Program in Management as a Degree Seeking Student, applicants must be 18 years old or older and meet all the admissions 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...

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...

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 do I register a proctor?

Once a student has registered for a course with a proctored exam they will need to click on the “add a proctor” link, which is located next to 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...

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...

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...

What about transferring credits to other universities?

The transferability of credits you earn at University of the People is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Read more...

Who will send me the evaluation results?

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

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...

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...

Is it compulsory to take proctored exams?

Every undergraduate student at UoPeople must take proctored exams prior to graduation. Students that are taking a course, which is listed in the Proctored Read more...

What is a proctor and why do I need one?

A proctor is a person who monitors students during an examination. University of the People students are required to successfully complete the required Read more...

If I have more questions about transfer credit, who should I approach?

Please visit here to find detailed information about our transfer credit process. You may also reach out to your program advisor directly. You may also Read more...

What is the exact UoPeople time and date?

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

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...

Why do I need to fill in a form, and not just submit my transcript when transferring credits?

You may apply to transfer your credits via the UoPeople Self-Service Portal here. We require supporting documentation along with the transcript. Read more...

Why does it cost money to transfer credits?

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...

Is the Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee refundable?

The Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee is non-refundable since it is paid only once the evaluation is completed.  Read more...

What are proctored exams?

A proctored exam is an exam that requires someone (a proctor) to oversee the student taking the exam.  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...

If I submitted my transcript in the past for transfer credit, do I need to send it again?

If your application has been closed, you will need to reapply. To submit a transfer credit request, do so online using the UoPeople Self-Service Read more...

How can I pay to Transfer Credit?

You may pay the Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee in all accepted payment methods at UoPeople, besides wire transfer. Including: PayPal – Transfer the 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...

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...

Can I transfer credits for proctored courses?

Yes, UoPeople may accept transfer credits for UoPeople courses with proctored exams and you will only need to complete the remaining proctored courses as Read more...

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

If and when you are admitted to UoPeople, you will be given the option to apply for a scholarship. Please visit our UoPeople website at http://www. Read more...

If I just submit my transcript for transfer credit, will you evaluate it?

No. You may apply to transfer your credits via the UoPeople Self-Service Portal here. We require supporting documentation along with the 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...

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...

How can I check my grades during the term?

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

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

There are several options available to applicants that are admitted to start their studies at UoPeople. These opportunities are highlighted on UoPeople 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...

Can my proctor oversee my exam remotely?

UoPeople students can take exams with an offline proctor (in person), free of charge, or with an online proctor, using ProctorU services. If you choose to 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...

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...

What does my proctor need to do for me to be able to take the exam?

Proctors must meet several requirements: • be responsible, respected adults, such as a local official, supervisor at work, librarian, or a religious 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...

I am having difficulty locating a proctor, what can I do?

If a student is having difficulty locating a proctor, they may contact their Program Advisor to discuss who may be able to serve as a proctor for them. Read more...

How do I register for a course with a Proctored Exam?

Courses that require a proctor are marked as "required-proctored" under the type column in the course-offering list for the next term, which is Read more...

What happens if my proctor does not receive the e-mail with the code?

It is the student’s sole responsibility to verify that their proctor received such an e-mail. If the proctor did not receive such an e-mail at least 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...

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...

Can I represent UoPeople for my country?

UoPeople is appreciative of all help that is offered. In order to get more information on initiating partnerships, please contact at us communications@ 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...

Can I transfer credits if I study toward a master’s degree?

In keeping with our mission to open the gates of higher education for all, UoPeople may accept transferred credits from both accredited US and accredited 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...

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...

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...

Am I able to take my exam even if my proctor does not show?

If the proctor does not show for the exam, the student will not be allowed to take the exam and will fail the course and be given the letter grade “ 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...

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...

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...

Can I transfer credits from a regionally accredited university?

University of the People will consider transferring credits earned at accredited US universities (regional and national) and accredited universities Read more...

Can I apply to transfer credit later?

You may apply to transfer credit at any point during your studies at UoPeople. Just make sure you have the proof of the course completion. Notice that Read more...

How can I apply for transfer credits? / Where can I submit my request?

Students who are already enrolled at UoPeople will be able to submit their request through the Self Services Portal. Applicants can find the request form 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 I have credits from college, can I transfer them to UoPeople?

In keeping with our mission to open the gates of higher education for all, UoPeople may accept transferred credits from both accredited US and accredited 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...

How many terms are needed to complete the MBA program?

Time to degree will vary by student and depend in great part on whether a student studies full-time or part-time and whether or not they enroll for all 5 Read more...

Can a proctor be anyone that I know?

It is the student’s sole responsibility to choose a proctor (exam monitor), and proctors must meet several requirements: • be responsible, Read more...

Does my proctor need to be there for the entire exam?

Yes, your proctor is required to supervise the entire exam up until you submit the final exam.  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...

What do I do if my proctor has not received the e-mail from Student Services?

If a student’s proctor has not received the confirmation e-mail from Student Services, the student will need to contact their Program Advisor during Read more...

What type of computer do I need?

UoPeople courses are completely browser based. All popular browsers (IE, FireFox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc.) will work and all operating systems ( 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...

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...

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...

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...

Which course credits can I transfer over to UoPeople?

In keeping with our mission to open the gates of higher education for all, UoPeople may accept transferred credits from both accredited US and accredited Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

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

Will I be able to graduate faster if I transfer credit?

Yes! For undergraduate degree programs, UoPeople may award the transfer of up to 50% of the required program credits.This means that students can transfer Read more...

How much does Transferring Credit cost?

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 of Read more...

How does Transfer Credit work?

In keeping with our mission to open the gates of higher education for all, UoPeople may accept transferred credits from both accredited US and accredited Read more...

What is Transfer Credit?

In keeping with our mission to open the gates of higher education for all, UoPeople may accept transferred credits from both accredited US and accredited 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...

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

University of the People anticipates thousands of students to enroll within the first five years of operation. The power of online networking and word-of- 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...

Can I apply to the MBA program while I am still studying for my bachelor’s degree?

No, applicants must have earned their bachelor’s degree in order to apply for the MBA program. Therefore, you must first graduate and only then you 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...

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...

Do you accept transfer credits from vocational courses?

UoPeople will not accept remedial credits, experiential credit or continuing education units. For additional information, please visit here. Read more...

Is there a limitation to the amount of credits I can transfer?

For undergraduate degree programs, UoPeople may award the transfer of up to 50% of the required program credits. This means that students can transfer no Read more...

Can I transfer credits from any institution to UoPeople?

UoPeople is now accepting credits from any accredited university or college within the United States. We also accept transfer credits from universities Read more...

What shall I do if I encounter a technical error while using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?

If you continue to encounter a technical error, Technical Support is available through e-mail at support@uopeople.edu. Please include the following Read more...

Why am I not getting any e-mails and others are?

Chances are your e-mail address in your profile is either wrong or disabled. It could also be that you are not subscribed to the forums that are Read more...

What happens if my request for transfer credit is denied? Can I appeal?

If an application for transfer credits is denied, a student may email the Office of Transfer Credits at Transfer.Credit@uopeople.edu. It is then up to the Read more...