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 internet. Taken together, this creates an affordable opportunity for universal access to quality higher education with an innovative pedagogical model. Before the first term begins each new student is assigned a designated username and password to log into the University of the People online platform and courses. All new students are registered for their first term courses by the Office of Student Services. These courses are defined by the student course of study and major. Courses, communication and interacting with your classmates are conducted through the UoPeople Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. You will be instructed on how to use Moodle in the introductory course 'Online Education Strategies.' Courses take place over a nine week term. Each term has eight weekly learning units, one week for preparation and taking the final exam. New students can read more about our study process by looking at the links on the Student Portal homepage.