Returning to college to finish your bachelor’s degree can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We will be with you every step of the way. We know you may have questions. Below are answers to some of the most common ones.
Admissions Q & A
Q: When is the online undergraduate program application deadline?
A: Classes begin on the first of every month. You can apply when you’re ready to start the program.
Q: How many credits will transfer to Chaminade’s online undergraduate program?
A: Once your official transcripts are submitted, our team will evaluate your credits from your previous institution(s).
Q: Do I need an associate’s degree or 60 transfer credits to apply to Chaminade’s online undergraduate program?
A: No, you do not need to have any transfer credits to apply/be admitted.
Q: If I have admission questions, who can I contact?
A: You can contact an admissions counselor at [email protected] or (808) 739-8340.
Financial Aid Q & A
Q: Are there financial aid opportunities available for online students?
A: Yes, there are opportunities available. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website. Remember to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid guidelines are a bit nuanced in the Flex program, so you are encouraged to review the Flex Financial Aid webpage.
Q: If I have financial aid questions, who can I contact?
A: T You can contact a financial aid counselor at [email protected] or (808) 735-4780. Please be sure to indicate that you are a Flex student.
Online Undergraduate Program Q & A
Q: Will my degree be considered an “online” degree?
A: No. When you earn your degree from Chaminade University, you receive the same degree/diploma as on-campus undergraduate students. There is no online distinction.
Q: Who is my dedicated academic advisor?
A: For students in an education program, your advisor is Bro. Allen Pacquing ([email protected]). For all other majors, your advisor is AJ Simpao. Your advisors will help you plan your academic journey and guide you through your program.
Q: How long will it take to finish my program?
A: Each student’s journey is unique because each student’s experience and needs are unique. Students go through the program at different speeds that fit their schedules and life. You can take one class at a time or take three at a time.
Q: When do courses start and how long does it take to complete them?
A: Courses begin on the first of every month. You can finish a course in as quickly as you like. Currently, we have two tracks: A Flex Accelerated track (10 weeks to complete the course) or Flex Standard (four months to complete the course.
*Note: If you are using VA benefits, you must register for 10-week Flex Accelerated courses.
Q: What is an online course like?
A: Online courses are asynchronous, you do not need to be online at a specific date/time. You will be able to log into the online learning platform, Canvas, and complete your assignments at your own pace.
Q: How do I interact with my professor and classmates?
A: You can message your professor and classmates through the online learning platform, Canvas. You can also contact your professor through your Chaminade email account. Professors will provide you with more information in their syllabus.
Q: Can I use on-campus services and resources?
A: Yes. The Sullivan Family Library is available to all students. You may schedule an in-person appointment with your professor, academic advisor or career development advisor. In-person tutoring is also available. Please note that these services and resources are also available online.
Q: Will I be able to attend/participate in commencement?
A: Yes, Chaminade encourages you to participate! You must complete your degree requirements and file your graduation petition. You can find more information here.
Q: If I am utilizing VA benefits what else should I keep in mind?
A: Students using VA benefits are restricted to taking 10-week Flex Accelerated courses (the 4-month Flex Standard courses cannot be funded using VA benefits). You should also review the Military and Veteran Benefits webpage for additional information.