Keiser College eCampus
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
For more than twenty-five years, Keiser College has provided high-quality career education and now offers degree programs online to prepare students for high-demand professions. Associate and bachelor's degrees are offered with a student-centered approach and curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends.
Keiser College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone 404-679-4501) to award the associate and bachelor's degrees.
Keiser College eCampus offers degrees in fields that are in high demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni. The College researches trends for growing fields and tailors its curriculum to prepare students for entry into rewarding careers.
Distance Learning Program
Online learning is not impersonal at Keiser College eCampus. From admissions to faculty, Keiser College eCampus staff members are dedicated to superior student care accomplished through accessible staff and faculty members who foster a student-centered learning community, state-of-the-practice online classroom technology and user-friendly format to enhance learning, a one-class-at-a-time approach that allows busy students to focus on their education and develop the skills to excel, and extensive online resources that include information and access to all student services.
Technical requirements are listed on the Web site at http://keisercollege.org/D1index.real?area=66.
Programs of Study
Keiser College eCampus is a fully online education campus. Students interact with their instructors and each other using advanced technology, from anywhere at anytime.
Bachelor's degrees online are offered in accounting, business administration (this program is also offered in Spanish), criminal justice, health services administration, management information systems (MIS), and in nursing (B.S.N.). Associate degrees online are offered in accounting, aquatics engineering, business administration, computer networking and security management, criminal justice, health services administration, homeland security, medical assistant studies, and paralegal studies.
All online students must log in at least three times a week and actively participate in class. Each student must maintain satisfactory progress. Students must maintain at least a C average or better during each grading period.
Keiser College online programs are Web-based courses, designed by qualified faculty and staff members to create an interesting and interactive learning environment. Keiser's virtual classroom is comfortable, and courses can be taken easily by anyone with access to the World Wide Web. Lesson plans, assignments, and class schedules are posted online, while student-teacher interaction and student-student interaction also occur over the Internet. Scheduled discussions, e-mail messages, live chats, and real-time group discussions are a few of the opportunities for interacting during an online course.
Online students have access to all Keiser College resources, from the bookstore to on-campus libraries. In addition, online access to information and services includes application, enrollment and registration procedures, financial aid information, tuition and fee information, course schedules and outlines, course demonstrations, faculty information, and an e-mail directory. Online students also have access to online academic advising and technical support through e-mail or telephone.
Credit for courses or degrees completed at another institution by students enrolling at Keiser College are subject to approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs. These courses or degrees must be similar in content and duration to those offered in the program for which the student has applied. The Dean of Academic Affairs considers only official transcripts mailed directly to Keiser College. Students are responsible for having official transcripts sent to Keiser College from their transfer institutions. Keiser College requires that, as a minimum, the student must complete the last 25 percent of credits in a program of study at the College. All transfer students are informed in writing of any credits accepted as transferable. Preliminary notification is presented, in most cases, prior to enrollment, but in no case, later than the end of the transfer student's first semester.
Keiser College has 95 online instructors, 20 of whom are full-time. Eighteen faculty members have doctoral degrees.
In order to be considered for enrollment at Keiser College, all applicants must supply verification of high school graduation (such as a transcript or diploma), verification of GED completion (GED scores or GED diploma), or proof of graduation from an international institution comparable to a U.S. secondary school.
Home schooled applicants who have a high school diploma are also considered for admission. Home schooled applicants should present their SAT or ACT scores with their application.
Students should make arrangements to take Keiser College's entrance examination (administered at the College) or provide results of their SAT or ACT exam. The College requirements for admission are a combined score of 800 on the SAT and a composite score of 17 on the ACT. In addition, students in Keiser College's medical programs must sign a Statement of Good Health prior to entrance into the program.
Keiser College is proud of the international character of its student body and welcomes students from other nations. All international students must be fluent in English before they enroll. Applicants must furnish proof that they can read, write, and speak English fluently. Keiser College has been approved by the United States Department of Immigration for stu dents to pursue their studies at any of the College's nine campuses. The College can accept only F-1 visas based upon the student's program of study. International student applicants must meet the following requirements for admission to Keiser College: successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the U.S., certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible noncitizen, and the required minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based test or 225 on the computer-based test if the primary language is not English.
Applications for international students can be obtained through the Admissions Office. Students should apply at least two months prior to the start of the program.
Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2006–07 are $1379 per course, plus educational fees of $100 per month.
Keiser College offers a number of financial aid programs to its students, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Keiser College Academic Scholarships, Federal Stafford Student Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and can be accessed online at the College Web site at http://online.keisercollege.edu.
Vice President of Admissions
Keiser College eCampus
1500 Northwest 49th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Phone: 954-351-4040 866-KEISER-1 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://online.keisercollege.edu
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