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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What degree programs are offered online?

Graduate Programs:   Undergraduate Programs:
Business (MBA)   Business: Healthcare Management
Ministry (MMin)   Christian Studies
  Criminal Justice*
  Human Services
    Human Services: Behavioral Science
*This is a degree completion program, which means that students must transfer in 27-33 hours of 100- and 200-level Criminal Justice coursework.

2. How do I apply?
Apply onlinedownload an application (ACCEL), or request an application packet from the address below. Send official transcripts and supporting documents to:
Graduate and Evening Admissions
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

3. What courses are offered online?
You can view our online courses (and all other courses) by visiting IQWeb, our web registration portal. Click here, then simply select the Year/Term you're interested in, "Online" for the Session, and click Search.

4. Do I have to take other courses before taking courses through Anderson University?
Each degree program is different. The Criminal Justice program requires that students transfer in 27-33 semester hours of criminal justice courses from another college. Other undergraduate programs allow students to begin taking classes at Anderson University without prior coursework if they choose to. Our graduate degrees require that students earn a 4-year degree before enrolling in the programs.

5. How will I know what courses to take?
An academic advisor will assist in planning your courses.

6. How do I register for classes?
After your advisor has recommended which courses you should take in a specific term, the advisor will give you a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Go to IQWeb, select the visitor icon, and follow the directions given. To see directions on how to use IQWeb, you can contact the Help Desk at 864-231-2457 or help@andersonuniversity.edu.

7. Will I have an advisor?
Yes. An academic advisor will be assigned to you when you receive your acceptance letter.

8. How do I get books?
To order books online, please contact Beverly Franklin bfranklin@andersonuniversity.edu or Tracy Bolden tbolden@andersonuniversity.edu. You may also call the AU Bookstore at 864-231-2010.

9. Will I qualify for financial aid?
Financial Aid is any form of money for your college education that comes from resources other than yourself. Grants are based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Loans are also considered financial aid even though you have to pay back the loan. Federal need based aid and the subsidized federal stafford loan is awarded based on financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Stafford loan is a low interest loan for students who need assistance with college costs. Almost all applicants are eligible for some type of loan assistance, regardless of income or creditworthiness. You must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours for undergrad) and degree seeking in order to receive the Federal Stafford Loan. For more information on the Financial Aid available go to the following link. 

You should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 each year at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The priority deadline is March 1 of each year.  If you have any questions, please contact Financial Aid Planning Office at 864-622-6007 or finaid@andersonuniversity.edu.

10. Is Anderson University accredited?
Yes. Anderson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Ln, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4501) to award baccalaureate degrees (Level II), and master degrees (Level III).

11. How do online classes work?
You will be required to complete an online training session to assist you in the mechanics of taking an online course. Your instructor will contact you about the time for online "chats."  You can also visit our Online Course Instructions page for more information.

12. What is Anderson University's policy on transfer of credit?
Credit is given for transferable courses successfully completed (C grade or higher) at a regionally accredited college or university. Credits earned at non-accredited institutions, non-college parallel programs at technical colleges, and non-traditional programs are evaluated for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All courses accepted for transfer will be entered on the academic transcript. Transfer grades work will not be computed in the grade point average. A maximum of 64 semester hours will be accepted toward a bachelor's degree in transfer from an institution that awards only the associate degree. Also, 30 of the last 36 credit hours must be completed at Anderson Univeristy to receive an Anderson University degree. Substitution of transfer courses for courses required in degree programs at Anderson University will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Maximum flexibility will be exhibited in determining the appropriateness of course substituiton. Transcripts of transfer students will be evaluated as soon as possible after acceptance, and your will receive the results of the evaluation.

13. If I have a question about the results of the evaluation of my previous college transcript(s), what do I do?
Contact your advisor. You will receive via email, the name of your advisor, along with appropriate contact information.

14. How do I pay tuition?
Mail payments to Anderson Central, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621. For credit card payments, call 864-231-2070 or pay online. Tuition that is 100% covered by company reimbursement and paid directly to AU will be deferred until 30 days after grades are issued for a class.

15. How do I apply for graduation?
See the Registrar’s page for more information or contact them at 864-231-2120.

16. Can I take all my class online?
Anderson University offers courses online in the undergraduate programs listed above, and also a growing number of additional general education courses online. The graduate programs listed online offer all of their courses online.

17. How does AU handle Company Reimbursement?
Students who are receiving Company Reimbursement through their employer will need to coordinate with their employer for reimbursement on their tuition expenses incurred for each term or semester.  Even if your company is reimbursing you for your tuition and fees you will still need to satisfy your balance prior to start of each term or semester.  You may either pay the balance in full by the start of each term or complete the FAFSA in order to borrow Federal student loans.  Some documents will be required to be completed for these loan funds.  For more information please contact the Financial Aid Planning Office at finaid@andersonuniversity.edu or 864-231-2070.

18. How will I know who my advisor is?
Your acceptance letter will will include the name of your advisor, along with appropriate contact information. You can also contact the Graduate and Evening Admissions Office to find out this information.

Graduate and Evening Admissions
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
Phone: 864-231-2020 or 1-800-542-3594
Fax: 864-231-2115
Email: ACCEL@andersonuniversity.edu, Grad@andersonuniversity.edu
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