Frequently Asked Questions
- Is a degree or certificate program online as effective as on campus?
- What if I need help with my course work?
- What if I need help choosing classes or understanding my degree plan?
- Can I complete all of the required course work online?
- Will I be earning my degree or Mini MBA For-Credit Graduate Certificate from an accredited university?
- What is accreditation?
- Will I have to take exams?
- When do I need to start the program?
- Will my actual degree or Mini MBA reflect that it was earned online?
- Will my credits from other schools transfer?
- What kind of computer do I have to use?
- What are the minimum system requirements?
- Is financial aid available?
- Is military tuition assistance available?
- How do I get my required course materials?
- Can I pay for my courses with employer tuition assistance?
- If I earn my degree online, may I attend the graduation ceremony on campus?
- How do I get started?
- I am registered for my first class; does that mean I’m admitted?
- What should I do if I have a credit balance on my account?
- What is the Student Complaint Resolution Process?
- Where can I review the textbooks and materials required for my course?
- Is there an application fee?
- I have a disability; how do I request special accommodations?
Yes! More than 3.2 million adult professionals are already pursuing graduate degrees and for-credit certificates through online learning programs. The University Alliance is the largest facilitator of e-learning in the nation, having assisted in the registration of more than 450,000 enrollments to date. Florida Tech’s online undergraduate and graduate programs offer state-of-the-art study materials in audio, CD-ROM, textbook and online formats, which are convenient for your individual educational and lifestyle needs.
You will have many academic support tools available to you. Your first and best resource is your professor. Other resources include your classmates and the online library. You will even have access to smarthinking.com for online tutoring.
As a Florida Tech University Online student, you will be assigned an academic adviser. If you have a specific question about a course, you can contact your academic adviser by toll-free phone, fax, email or regular mail. You will be able to discuss your program progress and any questions you may have. Florida Tech University Online provides you with a high level of personal service and support. Any non-academic or technical questions can be addressed by your student services representative and our technical support staff.
Yes. All of the courses offered are available via the Internet. You will never have to step foot on campus — unless you wish to walk with your graduating class!
Will I be earning my degree or Mini MBA For-Credit Graduate Certificate from an accredited university?
Yes. Florida Institute of Technology is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (404) 679-4501) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.
Accreditation means that an institution of higher education has met the criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program, as delineated by the United States Department of Education.
Your grade will be based on assignments evaluated by faculty. These assignments may be in the form of papers, case studies, business plans and examinations. The evaluation process will be conducted in the same media formats in which the course is presented. It will not be necessary to travel to a testing location or make arrangements for private proctoring of any examinations.
You can enroll at any time and begin your studies six convenient times during the year. Call now before the enrollment deadline passes for the upcoming term.
No. There is no distinction made on the diploma or graduate certificate. Your degree or graduate certificate is awarded based on competency and successfully meeting academic requirements, not upon geographic location or residency.
Florida Tech will consider transfer credit courses taken from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Our courses and programs are available via the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed using a web browser, a computer with a current Windows® or Mac operating system, and an Internet connection.
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Yes. Florida Tech accepts numerous financial aid programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including all government financial aid. For more information, click on undergraduate financial aid or graduate degree financial aid.
Yes. Florida Tech belongs to the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC), which serves active-duty and reserve component members and their family members in all uniformed services. Undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). In addition, you may be eligible for military tuition assistance (TA). The education coordinator at your installation and your University Alliance program representative can answer your questions about your military educational benefits. Florida Tech is also a participant in the Army Continuing Education System or GoArmyEd.com. For more information, click on undergraduate military assistance or graduate military assistance.
When you fill out your enrollment form, you can select which materials you would like to receive. You can select "full shipment" to include textbook(s), student guides, case studies and CD-ROMs; "textbook(s) only;" "materials" to include student guides and CD-ROMS; or you can request ISBNs from your student services representative and purchase textbooks on your own. Your Florida Tech student services representative is available at all times to guide you through the enrollment process and to answer any questions you may have.
Yes. Employer tuition assistance is accepted. Because Florida Tech is renowned and accredited, employers recognize their undergraduate and graduate programs and provide employee tuition reimbursement. Please direct questions regarding your employer's tuition assistance policy to your personnel or human resources director, or call your University Alliance program representative.
Yes. Florida Tech welcomes you to take part in graduation ceremonies on campus once you have completed your degree. In fact, you have an open invitation to visit Florida Tech’s main Melbourne campus anytime you wish. Feel free to contact your academic adviser for the specific details and dates of your graduation ceremony.
From your first phone call or email to the University Alliance, you will be assigned a program representative who will guide and support you throughout your courses. Our program representatives are ready and willing to help you through every step you take toward earning your academic degree or Mini MBA and achieving your personal and professional goals. They are equipped to answer your questions, assist you in completing the application materials, guide you through the enrollment process, help with your selection of course materials and get you comfortably settled into your online undergraduate or graduate program.
No, registration and admission are two different things. Florida Tech allows students to register for up to two 8-week terms while completing the admissions process. To be officially admitted all documents and transcripts must be reviewed and approved. A formal letter of admission will be sent to your Florida Tech email account. Please note that individual situations vary and your enrollment representative can confirm where you are at in the process.
Students with a credit balance not resulting from financial aid should contact their University Alliance representative for refund instructions. Students with a credit balance resulting from financial aid will automatically have the refund processed after the ninth business day of class and will no longer be required to request the refund. Any additional credit balances created after this period will be processed weekly. Please allow four (4) business days for processing and mailing after the date of the refund transaction. For more information and the full refund policy, please click here.
Visit http://www.fit.edu/studenthandbook/ to view Florida Institute of Technology’s Student Complaint Resolution Process.
Students can review course textbooks and all required materials on this website. Click here to search for your books for the upcoming term.
No, Florida Tech University Online does not charge an application fee.
If you have a disability that requires a special accommodation in order to participate in an online course, you must identify yourself as a person with a disability and request an accommodation from the University. Please contact an enrollment adviser to initiate the identification process. Your enrollment adviser will provide further details about the process for receiving special accommodations from the University.