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Grantham University Online Profile

By Ron Dicker

(LifeWire) - Grantham University Online Basics:

Website: http://www.grantham.edu
Phone: (816) 595-5759
Address: 7200 N.W. 86th St.
Kansas City, Mo. 64153

Grantham University Online Academics:

With a generous transfer-credit policy and an online program that encourages speedy study, Grantham University provides an ideal platform for motivated learners at the associate, bachelor's and master's degree levels. The courses are self-paced, but students are welcome to accelerate in order to finish before the allotted eight weeks. Some students, the school says, finish their bachelor's in as little as 18 months. Business travelers and active military can always have their virtual campus at their disposal. The school allows undergraduates to transfer up to 75% of the credit hours needed to graduate, making Grantham well-suited for experienced students eager to complete their degrees. The programs focus on practical fields, from technology and engineering to business and criminal justice. Courses start weekly all year.

Grantham University Online Accreditation:

Grantham University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.

Grantham University Online Degrees and Programs:

The associate and bachelor's programs almost mirror each other, with degrees in areas including business administration, business management, computer science, computer engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, criminal justice, and multidisciplinary studies.

Graduate-school enrollees can earn a general master's of business administration or one with concentrations in project management or information management, or a Master of Science in information technology with concentrations in project management or management technology.

Grantham University Online Admissions:

Students applying to Grantham's undergraduate virtual campus should provide a transcript showing completion of high school or a GED; all transcripts from colleges previously attended; and copies of professional certificates earned. Military have to meet other documentation requirements, especially to qualify for financial aid. Incoming students may have to take placement tests to assess English and math skills. Students from non-English speaking countries will have to prove their fluency with a minimum paper score of 500 on the TOEFL (or a comparable score on the web or computer versions). Students can transfer up to 45 credits toward an associate degree and 90 credits toward a bachelor's. Master's applicants, who can transfer up to nine credits, need at least a 2.5 grade point average in a completed undergraduate program, or they may apply for a GPA waiver. The school does not require standardized tests.

Grantham University Online Costs:

The regular undergraduate and graduate tuition is $265 per credit hour. Active and ex-military pay $250 per credit hour, as do others who qualify for the university's "corporate partner rate" and "association rate." Tuition includes textbooks, software and other course materials. Potential fees include $10 for a transcript, $75 for changing a degree program or specialization, and a $50 international shipping fee per course.

Interesting Fact:

Final exams are proctored by a student-chosen, university-approved authority in the students' community.

LifeWire, a part of The New York Times Company, provides original and syndicated online lifestyle content. Ron Dicker is a New York-based freelance writer who covered sports for The New York Times from 1996 to 2005.

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