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Do you take credit cards?
Why am I asked to go to RWU's site to finish the transaction? What happens there?
I'd like to transfer credits from another school to RWU. Is this possible?
I don't live in Wisconsin or even the US. Can I take RWU courses?
May I transfer a course from RWU to my school?
Do I have to pay for an entire school year right now?
Is RWU reputable?
Is RWU a religious school?
Will RWU accept my homeschooled child?
My child is still in high school. Can (s)he take courses with RWU?
Must I maintain continuous enrollment if I am in a degree program?
What if I don't want to take a degree? May I just take courses?
When are your sessions?
Will RWU have a BA in the future?
What are RWU's academic strengths?
What makes RWU special?
Which degree program is available now?


Do you take credit cards?
Yes. We accept all major credit cards through the merchant gateway on our site www.RobertWelchUniversity.org. It is also possible but not recommended to pay by check.

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Why am I asked to go to RWU's site to finish the transaction? What happens there?
As part of our record-keeping duty for the State of Wisconsin we must have a completed application form for every student. A student submits an application with a one-time $35 fee which covers the time spent by the Dean and Registrar to review the application and other material such as prior transcripts and transfer credit requests. The payment is processed on RWU's site by our merchant gateway which accepts credit cards. The student is formally accepted, enrolls in a course, pays $400 for the course and is admitted to the learning management system.

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I'd like to transfer credits from another school to RWU. Is this possible?
It may be possible. The Dean and Registrar examine your transcript and work out the most favorable transfer of credits allowed under our Associate's Degree program rules. No guarantee is made here regarding credit transfers.

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I don't live in Wisconsin or even the US. Can I take RWU courses?
Of course. We welcome students from the US, Canada and around the world. Our Moodle learning management system is open 24/7.

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May I transfer a course from RWU to my school?
RWU works with the Registrar's office at your school on a course by course basis before you sign up and pay for our course. We cannot guarantee that any particular course will transfer, but we can give you the names of schools in Canada and the US which have taken our credits in the past.

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Do I have to pay for an entire school year right now?
No. You pay 1 course at a time. $400 for 1 course. $800 for 2 courses. 2 courses is considered full-time status at RWU. Students at RWU do not have the crippling debt load seen at other institutions.

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Is RWU reputable?
We are approved by the Education Approval Board of Wisconsin to grant the Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. Each year we are required to attend EAB conferences and to submit recertification paperwork to the State of Wisconsin. We are pleased to provide you with references for our Dean and professors, course syllabi and any other material which will put your mind at ease.

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Is RWU a religious school?
RWU respects all religious traditions but is not a religious institution.

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Will RWU accept my homeschooled child?
RWU is a friend to the homeschooling family. We have many homeschooled students who do not have standard test scores or official transcripts. We make the application process straightforward for these families.

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My child is still in high school. Can (s)he take courses with RWU?
Yes (s)he can if the child can keep up with the college-level pace. Several high schools have allowed students to take RWU language courses not offered at the high school.

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Must I maintain continuous enrollment if I am in a degree program?
No. You may take time off between sessions and start again later. Please bear in mind though that the Associate's Degree will take longer than the prescribed 10 sessions if you miss a session.

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What if I don't want to take a degree? May I just take courses?
You may take either the 2-year Associate's Degree or individual courses of your choice.

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When are your sessions?
Regular sessions are in September, November, January, February, April. Summer sessions run from the end of May to July and from July to August. Please see dates under About Us or at http://www.robertwelchuniversity.org/content.php?con=58

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Will RWU have a BA in the future?
RWU is currently working on a BA in Classical Studies which we hope to have approved by the State of Wisconsin in time for September 2008. Some of the individual courses for the BA are now being offered as electives.

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What are RWU's academic strengths?
1. Classical Languages, Literature and Civilization 2. US History and American Studies 3. General Liberal Arts core college courses

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What makes RWU special?
1. Convenience - log in when you wish 2. Good value - $400 US per course 3. Sound scholarship - professors are PhD or ABD 4. Tiny class sizes - personal attention 5. Easy to use - user friendly learning management system 6. We care about our staff, our faculty and our students.

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Which degree program is available now?
Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. Option 1: emphasis on US History and American Studies. Includes US History, American Studies, Classical Languages, Economics, Algebra, English, Western Civilization, Science, Electives. Option 2: emphasis on Classical Studies. Students may replace some US History and American Studies with Classical languages, literature, history and civilization.

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