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Yes. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3324 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  You can read more on our accreditation here:

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a private non-profit STEM-focused university located in the capital city of Pennsylvania. It’s on-campus programs are home to 4,100 graduate and undergraduate students from 75 countries. Learn more about HU at

Either option is available. As a student in the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program, you can choose to attend full time, taking two courses in a seven-week session, or part-time, taking one course in a seven-week session. You can alter your status as your busy life dictates.

Instead of completing your courses in a traditional fourteen or fifteen-week semester you are completing them in a seven-week session. Two seven-week sessions fit into one fourteen-week semester. You take only one or two courses per session which allows you to focus on fewer courses.

Online courses, like all others in the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program, are delivered in a seven-week session. You will log in to the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) through MyHU. The course may be either synchronous (offered at a designated online time such as 7-9 pm every Tuesday) or asynchronous (taken at your convenience).

Adobe Connect is the platform used for the synchronous learning environment. You, your classmates, and instructor will all be logged on at the same time for discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and so on. Adobe Connect sessions may be recorded for review at a later time.

Each online course is modular-based, meaning it is designed in seven modules – one for each week. The Moodle LMS is easy to navigate and includes links to other HU support services.

Approximately 18 hours weekly for a 3-credit course. This is based on a requirement of 126 hours for a 3-credit course; however, hours vary from week to week. It includes time spent in the virtual classroom, chat sessions, discussion boards, readings, prep and all coursework.

Contact your Academic Advisor or Student Services at for information about the Peer Tutoring Program which is free for all HU students. You can also consult on-line tutors through Smarthinking, a tutoring service provided to all HU students at no cost. Access Smarthinking by clicking on the link in the lower left side of any course’s Moodle page.

If you are a first time student, the admissions counselor or the Office of Records and Registration will enroll you in your first course(s).

If you are a current student, you will register yourself through MyHU. You should also confer with your Academic Advisor to ensure you are registering for the appropriate course(s).

Contact the Business Office at to determine what needs to be done to have the hold removed. As soon as the hold is removed by the Business Office, you will be allowed to register for courses.

Contact your Academic Advisor or the Office of Records and Registration at to discuss the courses and possible equivalencies in your degree program. You will need to complete an Off-Campus Course Request Form and obtain approval from the Registrar before registering for a course at another institution.

Contact the Office of Records and Registration at to discuss what documentation we require in order to certify your enrollment.

Tuition for the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program is $500 per credit hour, which is $1500 per one three-credit course.

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Since this is an accelerated program, you should purchase your learning materials at least two weeks prior to the start of the course since an assignment is due in the first week. You can find textbook information in your course syllabus and on the course Moodle site.

Textbooks can be purchased through MBSDirect at The uUiversity coordinates textbook and supplies listings with MBS Direct which guarantees delivery before your course begins.  You are not required to purchase from MBS Direct, but be aware that other sites may not be able to guarantee delivery in the required time. Order early enough to ensure you have sufficient time to complete the course’s initial readings and/or assignments.

Yes.  You will attend a self-paced online New Student Orientation before your start your first course. Your admissions counselor will enroll you in the orientation.

Contact your Academic Advisor or the Office of Records and Registration at or 717-901-5136 and speak with the transfer evaluator.  The transfer evaluator may recommend that you also consult with the head of your program.

Email the for questions related to your HU email account, course Moodle pages, MyHU, or any other concerns involving technology.

Connect with your Academic Advisor first, then complete a change of program form. This form can be found on MyHU. Once you complete it, email the form to

Contact your Academic Advisor or the Office of Records and Registration at for a degree audit. If you are within two semesters of completing your requirements, you must apply for graduation. The Application for Graduation is available on MyHU.

Yes! Contact the Manager of Experiential Programs and Career Services at

Complete a Transcript Request Form. An electronic submission of this form can be found on MyHU. If requesting a paper version of the form, please email the form to There is no charge for this service.

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