About University of the People

Is University of the People an accredited university?

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

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...

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...

What are the requirements to apply for the MBA program?

Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements for the MBA program: • Applicants must be 18 years old or older • Have a minimum of 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 is the grading system? Do you base the grading on GPA 4.0 ?

Please see our grading system - http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/additional-information/ In addition please go to our University 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...

Is it compulsory to take proctored exams?

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

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

As a non-profit academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education, UoPeople has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of Read more...

Do I need to assign a proctor for every course?

If a student did not register for a course that requires a proctor then there is no need to assign proctor details to the system. Read more...

What is the exact UoPeople time and date?

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

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

Please note that both the Associate’s and Bachelors of Computer Science programs will enable the students to develop programming skills, skills 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 do I need to apply?

If applying to an undergraduate degree program, students will be considered for admission to the UoPeople Foundations Courses upon submission of the Read more...

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

Yes, as long as it’s recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accredited academic institution, upon review and evaluation by the Office 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 apply? / Where can I submit my request?

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

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...

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

Yes, there are grants which may be available for unique cases. If you cannot afford UoPeople’s Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee, please contact your 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?

Please review the University Catalog and read about the grade appeal process. A student may only appeal his final grade; all other grade components should 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...

Can a proctor be anyone that I know?

An approved proctor is a third party reputable person of integrity but not a UoPeople student or a relative of a UoPeople student. For example, a proctor Read more...

What are the prerequisite courses for the MBA program?

Applicants must complete 8 prerequisite courses either at UoPeople or at another institution in order to be admitted to study towards the MBA degree. If 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 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 Student Portal. Read more...

Where is the University based?

With a convenient virtual address, www.uopeople.edu, University of the People is accessible anywhere a computer and Internet connection exists. The 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...

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...

What is a proctor and why do I need one?

A proctor is an impartial individual appointed to monitor or supervise a student during their examinations. All students taking proctored exams are Read more...

What is an elective course?

All programs of study here at the University of the People have required courses (which all students must complete in order to satisfy the program 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...

What are proctored exams?

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

What is my first step as a student?

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

Now that you accept transfer credits, can I skip some Foundation courses?

If you complete your transfer credit request within seven days after receiving the email notifying you that you are qualified for admission, you may be 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)Foreign Read more...

How many terms 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...

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...

Why do you not accept applications from some states?

Due to US regulatory requirements, University of the People is unable to accept applications for admission from applicants residing in the following 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 my proctor oversee my exam remotely?

UoPeople students can take exams with an offline proctor, free of charge, or with an online proctor, using ProctorU services. If you choose to have Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

You can only access courses you were registered to in the past term or courses you are currently taking. Simply scroll down your VLE homepage to view Read more...

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

Please review the course syllabus to see the different components of the final grade. Read more...

Is it possible to repeat introductory courses?

Passing Introductory courses is a pre-requisite for further study at UoPeople; as such, students who fail an Introductory course twice and who do not Read more...

Will transferring credit reflect on my Degree Audit? When?

Yes, once your transfer credit will be approved and the processing fee will be paid, the courses will transfer onto your UoPeople transcript. You will Read more...

Do I need to pay for transfer credits?

Yes. There is no connection between the other processing fees at the University and the Evaluation Fee. It is a very expensive undertaking for the Read more...

Do you offer degree programs?

Once a student successfully satisfies all requirements of a program, University of the People will issue an official UoPeople diploma and transcripts Read more...

Will my degree be accepted at other universities?

University of the People is an accredited institution by a US accrediting agency and all of its academic degrees are accredited. Students will need to Read more...

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

Please read about the different programs, their curriculum and credits for each program in the University Catalog: http://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/ Read more...

When will I get an answer about my transfer credit request?

Once we are in possession of all necessary components of the transfer credit application, you should receive an answer within 48 hours. The full 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. We have Read more...

Does UoPeople have a campus?

Since UoPeople is strictly an online university, all UoPeople functions are conducted through the internet to provide accessibility, flexibility, Read more...

Will I still be registered for my course if my proctor does not confirm?

Registrations for courses with a proctored exam are pending upon the approval of a proctor. Students who do not successfully identify a confirmed proctor 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...

Does UoPeople have a telephone number?

The U.S number for University of the People is (626) 264-8880.  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...

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...

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:  http:// 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 disagree with an assessment of their work should feel free to contact their instructor with specific issues and to explain their reasoning. Read more...

Should I register for courses for next term or should I wait until I receive the transfer credit decision from the Office of Transfer Credits?

We strongly recommend that you continue your studies as usual and not change your future registrations before you get an answer on your evaluation. Any Read more...

If I change programs later, will it impact the transfer credit decision?

Once your application for a transfer credit is submitted, it will be evaluated according to your current degree program / requested degree program 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...

What about transferring credits to other universities?

The transferability of credits and acceptance of a UoPeople degree, as with any other higher academic program, are at the complete discretion of 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 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 does my proctor need to do for me to be able to take the exam?

The proctor will compare the student's personal details, as presented in the Official ID, with the personal details that he/she received from UoPeople. 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 can I find more information about transfer credit?

On our website: UoPeople.edu, the Student Portal, or your Program Advisor! 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...

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...

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...

Can my proctor confirm the request at any time before the new term starts?

Unfortunately proctors must approve the request during the registration period. If the proctor is not confirmed during this period, the student will not 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...

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...

How do I find course X?

If you are not already enrolled in a course you can search for it by name and description. 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...

Can I register for both programs?

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

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

Students’ academic progress will be evaluated at the end of every term, starting in the third term of their studies. We recommend reading more about Read more...

How long does it take to complete the program?

Please read about the different programs and the duration for each program in the University Catalog: http://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/essential- Read more...

How does the Office of Transfer Credits make their decisions?

Once a student has submitted all necessary documentation for a credit transfer, the Office of Transfer Credits at UoPeople will review the information Read more...

Where should I send my transcript?

Please upload it here. Read more...

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

No, if you don’t fill out an “Application for Transfer Credit Form” we won’t be able to process your request. Read more...

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

This is the process we have decided on as we believe it is the best way. Read more...

What is Transfer Credit?

Transfer Credit is the University’s recognition of prior education courses. Courses that have been transferred are not counted towards your Grade Read more...

Where does the study take place?

University of the People classes take place online, so students can learn wherever an Internet connection is available. Whether you have a fast connection Read more...

How can I stop all of these e-mails?

E-mails are an essential part of the way the VLE works. They are used to keep you up to date with what is going on. If you wish to reduce the amount of e- 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. Therefore, one can pursue their studies from Read more...

How can I check my grades during the term?

You can monitor your grades at all times by clicking the “Grades” link on the right hand side of the course homepage. All current grades for Read more...

Who will send me the evaluation results?

The Transfer Credit Office Read more...

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

Yes! For every course you transfer, you have one less course to take at UoPeople in order to graduate! Read more...

Will the grades from my transfer credit course be calculated in my CGPA/GPA?

No, all approved (and paid) transfer credits will appear on your UoPeople transcript without the letter grade. Read more...

Can I transfer credits from a regionally accredited university?

Sure, as long as it’s recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accredited university – it doesn’t matter if it’s a 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...

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?

No, the payment for the completed course(s) went toward your Exam Processing Fee, and the University already processed your exam(s). Read more...

Why does it cost money to transfer credits?

UoPeople is a tuition-free university and as such, University of the People does not charge students for their educational instruction, course materials, Read more...