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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:  http://harrisburgu.edu/accreditation/

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 www.HarrisburgU.edu.

Either option is available. As a student in the Adult 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 Adult 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.

A blended or hybrid course meets online as well as in the classroom. It is structured so that you can participate in both learning environments. Check the course schedule to see how your course is set up.

The courses are designed to include forty-two hours of instructional contact over the seven weeks. That averages to approximately six hours weekly. You should pre-schedule enough additional time each week, about five to ten hours, to complete all your course work. The time may vary based on your previous coursework knowledge and current professional experiences.

Contact Student Services at tutoring@harrisburgu.edu 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.

Course schedules and registration details are provided on the Adult Degree Program website at XXX. The seven-week course schedules are shown for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. Each schedule is available a few months prior to the start of the session.

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.

Contact the Business Office at BusinessOffice@HarrisburgU.edu 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 the Office of Records and Registration at Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu 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 Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu to discuss what documentation we require in order to certify your enrollment.

Tuition for the Adult Degree Program is $500 per credit hour, which is $1500 per one three-credit course.

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 http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/harrisburgu.htm. 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 the Office of Records and Registration at Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu 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 helpdesk@harrisburgu.edu for questions related to your HU email account, course Moodle pages, MyHU, or any other concerns involving technology.

Complete a Change of Program form. This form can be found on MyHU. Once you complete it, email the form to Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu.

Contact the Office of Records and Registration at Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu 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 careerservices@harrisburg.edu.

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 Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu. There is no charge for this service.

Email counseling@harrisburgu.edu for information regarding mental health services and to request an appointment.