April 30, 2016: We have now started an FAQ section. We will continue to add questions as needed or suggested by potential or current Students to help you.
Is there an enrollment fee?
Yes. All students must pay a $10.00, non-refundable, enrollment fee. Your application will not be processed without this fee.
How long does it take to process my application?
Typically it will take 2-3 days after you pay the enrollment fee to process your application.
How long does it take to complete the enrollment application?
This depends on the way you answer certain questions within the application. Typically it should take you 5-10 minutes, but may take longer if you wish to enter longer responses to certain questions.
When can I start my first course?
Effective May 21, 2016: EcoArt courses will start on a rolling basis (when enough Students have enrolled.) In the interim students will be be able to start other courses in the certificate right away.
How many hours does each course take?
This will depend on the course and will vary depending on the amount of work you put into your studies. For EcoArt courses it is estimated that it will take 2-3 hours per week, but it can be more or less.
Which courses can I do self-paced?
Students have the option to take courses , with a Mentor, and complete them at their pace. You will receive supplemental materials to support you. We recommend, whenever possible, that you take one or two courses in a group to help you with learn the processes of the course and help you with your studies for Eco 533(Student Facilitating).
What is the difference between self-paced and interact group courses?
You will not receive the feedback of other Students or their support.
Although you will be sent supplemental reading you may miss out on important learning experiences of other students and support.
In an Interact groups you are part of a group. The variety of individuals you work with will offer diversity to your experiences. In these groups there is student to student feedback, support, and guidance. You also have the opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests and are learning/sharing knowledge alongside you.