Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: When do your classes begin?

A: Classes begin six times per year: January, March, May, June, August and October.

Q: How long does it take to complete the program?

A:  How long it takes you to graduate depends on multiple factors, including your major, how many credits you transfer into JBU, and how many hours you take per semester/term.

Q: How long do the classes meet?

A:  Classes are eight weeks in length. Online courses are asynchronous, meaning you complete your work on your own time from wherever you are. Assignments are due weekly. 

Q: What if I don't meet one of the entrance requirements?

A:  Talk to your admissions counselor. You may be able to petition for special admission and fulfill your outstanding entrance requirements while enrolled in the program.

Q: What types of credit does JBU Online accept?

A: We accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions as well as approved exams. It is possible that you may receive credit for other prior learning or professional development experiences. Be sure to speak with your admissions counselor to discuss your credit hours.

Q: Can I transfer credits into the major requirements for my program?

A: In some cases, you may be able to transfer in equivalent courses for our major requirements. Please talk with your admissions counselor to determine if you have any courses that will replace any major requirements.

Q: Where do I buy books?

A: You may purchase or rent books from the JBU Bookstore (owned by Tree of Life) or elsewhere. If you intend to use financial aid to pay for books and do not obtain them through the JBU Bookstore, you should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket, at least initially. Find more details about textbooks here.


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