Each 3 credit course costs $500/credit + $50 student services fee, totaling $1550. Students who take more than one course at a time only pay one $50 student services fee per term.
Our Graduate Psychology Preparatory Courses are offered in an asynchronous format which means you can complete most of the course requirements at your own pace, provided you meet the weekly deadlines. For each week/module there will be several activities including readings, video lectures and assignments. Readings and lectures can be completed at any time during the week, however assignments must be turned in by the weekly deadline. A typical course calendar can be found below:
Dates indicate final deadlines. Early submissions are acceptable
Light Yellow = student due-date
Dark Yellow = instructor due-date
|1||Course Opens||Discussion 1 Post Due||Assessment 1 Due|
|2||Discussion 1 Instructor Response||Assessment 1 Returned||Discussion 2 Post Due||Assessment 2 Due|
|3||Discussion 2 Instructor Response||Discussion 3 Post Due||Assessment 2 Returned||Assessment 3 Due|
|4||Discussion 3 Instructor Response||Discussion 4 Post Due||Assessment 3 Returned||Assessment 4 Due|
|5||Discussion 4 Instructor Response||Discussion 5 Post Due||Assessment 4 Returned||Assessment 5 Due|
|6||Discussion 5 Instructor Response||Discussion 6 Post Due||Assessment 5 Returned||Assessment 6 Due|
|7||Discussion 6 Instructor Response||Discussion 7 Post Due||Assessment 6 Returned||Assessment 7 Due|
|8||Discussion 7 Instructor Response||Discussion 8 Post Due||Assessment 7 Returned||Assessment 8 Due
Course Evaluations Due
|9||Discussion 8 Instructor Response||Assessment 8 Returned||Last Day of Course|
|10||Final Grades Due|
The GPPC courses have an open and rolling registration with a start date every Monday. For applications received on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, students will most likely be able to start the course that Monday. For applications received on a Thursday or Friday, students will likely be enrolled for the following Monday. Upon receipt of your completed registration form, someone from the EdTech department will contact you regarding your course start date.
Since the GPPC courses are self-paced, you will not likely be a part of an online cohort of students. Instead you will have frequent interaction with your course instructor as well as guided interaction with the course material. If another student enrolls at the same time you do, there may be an opportunity for peer to peer collaboration. This will be determined by the course instructor.
Courses are limited to 10 students at a time, so that instructors can provide frequent interaction and ample feedback for each student. If a course meets maximum enrollment, applicants will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which they applied. Waitlist times will vary depending on the time of year, however it may be as short as one week.
The GPPC courses are not limited to students with advanced technical skills, however students who enroll are expected to be comfortable with today's educational technology. All of the course materials are web based, and require a secure internet connection. Please see our minimum technical requirements page for more information.