Frequently Asked Questions
THIS PART EXPLAINS WHY WE ARE USING DOMAIN NAME (WEB ADDRESS) ENDING WITH .ORG AND NOT .EDU
Many people are confused about meaning of these indicators (generic top-level domain identifier) and are assuming that each educational institution must have web address ending with .EDU. These assumptions are absolutely incorrect.
Firstly, it is obvious that not every university or institution of education would use ".EDU" for very simple reason; it is only a personal choice of institution. There are no any rules or regulations about use of .ORG, .EDU, or any other generic top-level domain identifier.
The domain name extension .ORG is a generic top-level domain extension of the Domain Name System (DNS) used in the Internet system. The name is truncated from word “organization”. It was one of the original domain extensions established in 1985 and operated by the Public Interest Registry since 1988. This domain extension was originally created for non-profit organizations of a non-commercial character, but this designation no longer exists and today it is commonly used by schools, open-source projects, and communities as well as by for-profit entities.
Secondly, EDU initially (during development of the Internet) originated in the United States to identify institutions providing educational services. At that time, domain names had restrictions in number of letters/characters; therefore, with limitation of characters in the domain name, many educational institutions were not able to identify institution as an educational entity.
At the initial stage of the Internet development, .EDU was a valuable addition to the domain name to identify educational institution. Universities were abbreviating their names in the form of initial letters and .EDUaddition was letting people searching the Internet to know that website belongs to the educational institution. It was only a form of convenience when .EDU was originally created.
At some point, .EDU registrations (domains with .EDU) were for sale to any person (even without any clear educational agenda) or organization (in any part of the world) that was willing to pay high registration fees for that extension (sometimes, you can see private websites owned by individuals, where domain name displays .EDU extension).
Later, .EDU (available for new purchases) became an attribute that was reserved to the schools and universities controlled or influenced by the United States organizations; and only reserved for the institutions, which are accredited by the accrediting agencies that were selected by the issuers of .EDU (domain) extension. In such way, these issuers of .EDU domains (domain names issuers that have no any educational authority), are attempting to control educational affairs (but have no legal authority to do it) and are forcing educational establishments to use only accrediting agencies that issuers of .EDU (domain) extension are promoting.
Accordingly, .EDU (domains) became nothing more, but a symbol of political manipulations that cannot be tolerated in any civilized educational environment. Educational affairs must be motivated only by the educational efforts of institution and not by political manipulations of private organizations that have no any educational authority.
- UNIVERSITY is always the ORGANIZATION of the administrators, staff members and students; therefore, .ORG is more suitable for our organizational structure. We also are religious (operating under Religious Authority) and NOT for profit educational organization.
- Our domain name already has word “university” and there is no need for additional identifiers.
- We are the International University that is open for people from any part of the World. We are the Worldwide University and we have no desire to be characterized as the university submitting its own authority to some organization that has no any educational background or any educational authority (but attempting to interfere with free educational affairs).
- We are clearly and openly rejecting any other designation, but only as the Independent INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (established by religious organization) that is not under jurisdiction or control of any (secular) government. Accordingly, use of .EDU (controlled by the U.S. organization that has no any educational background or any educational authority) will be totally disagreeable with our INTERNATIONAL POLICY for education affairs (our educational services are open to all people of the World without involvement of any political manipulations).
- . We are fully separating our Independent Educational Entity (operating under the Religious Authority) from any political structures of any secular governments. It is the same as, for example, the United Nations or UNESCO (International Organizations that are not under legal jurisdiction of any country of the World) would not be selecting any domain name extension that may give a wrong assumption that they are in any way subordinates of the United States or any other country.
- As the Independent International Educational Establishment, we are NOT the political subordinates of the United States and obviously, we would not be using any domains with .EDU extension (extension that is controlled by the politically motivated U.S. organization that is attempting to make their own "rules" for institutions that want to use their .EDU extension).
All facts described can explain the reasons for our use of .ORG instead of .EDU
Do you use language other than English?
We are not requiring from our students perfect knowledge of English language. In addition to English language, we are accepting Dissertations and other educational work in many commonly used languages.
Do you have problems with reading our pages in English because you live in the country that uses different language?
You can use Google Translator (free online translator) or other online automatic translators (copy and paste text into translator), or you can download modern internet browser (free online downloads) in your own language that will be offering entire website translation every time when you open our site (please note that automatic translations are not grammatically correct).
The best feature of our programs
Student will have an option to complete Dissertation/ PhD dissertation in own native language (we will provide details for the students accepted into desired program). We prefer to see Dissertations prepared in English language, but at the same time, we want give to every person an equal opportunity and we will be accepting Dissertations and other educational work in many languages.
Correspondence between student and our offices must be performed in English language (but we are not requiring perfect English and free online automatic translators can be used by students, for example "Google Translator").
You may receive your Master's Degree in our University
If you never completed Master's degree, please consider possibility of entering into Dual Degrees Program. Dual degrees are representing a program that is offering two degrees, Master's and Doctoral (PhD). Upon graduation, you will have two degrees and two diplomas for Master's and Doctoral degrees.
Dual Doctoral Degrees
With our lowest educational costs for graduate / postgraduate education, there is no need to limit yourself just with one Doctoral degree, consider possibility of getting two Doctoral degrees in the related subjects or related professions.
Languages that are acceptable for all our Master's, Doctoral, PhD and other programs
In addition to English language, we are accepting Dissertations and other educational work in many commonly used languages, such as Spanish, French, German, Russian, Arabic, other Western and Eastern European languages, and numerous other languages.
You need to communicate with us in English language (even if your English is not perfect), but all your educational work can be submitted in your native language. Our guidance will be in English language. If student’s English is not too advanced, student always may use free online electronic translators to translate our letters to student and student’s letters addressed to us.
Please go to page : "Educational Documents"
From time to time, we are getting requests for full scholarship. Please be advised that we DO NOT HAVE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS because our educational costs already reduced to the minimal level. We have small and reasonable administrative fees, but it is what secures our ability to provide to all people education with minimal costs. Our negligible administrative costs can be considered as a form of instant scholarship.
Comparing to many other universities that are charging significant tuition fees (and at the same time are receiving different forms of financial support from different governments), we are not receiving any financial support from any unrelated to us government.
Any person can search for a private sponsor who can provide scholarship fund to cover our administrative fees for the benefits of applicant. If in your country education is free, then we only can suggest to study locally. We cannot compete with universities offering free education (these universities, in most cases, are not doing anything for free, they only are offering discounts and scholarships when they have donations or government grants/money for that).
Financial Aid available for students that are citizens of the United States. Usually all forms of financial aid are based on federal grants (monies from the U.S. government) and from other forms of financial support (from other unrelated to university parties, such as donations designated for financial aid). Even richest and most expensive universities never (in most cases) are giving anything from their own funds (unless they have direct interest to do it); they only are arranging financial aid between student and other institutions (it is not coming usually from any university).
Universities are doing such arrangements only because they are collecting all (or most part) of financial aid that student receives (in another words, they are doing it for own benefits). Financial aid usually used when universities have large tuition costs (average cost in US for each YEAR of studies is from $20,000 - $50,000, plus thousands of dollars in additional costs).
We are not associated with any unrelated to us governments and we are not using any grants from any government.
We ARE NOT OFFERING ANY HELP in arranging FINANCIAL AID. We have administrative fees that are representing very small portion of what other students are paying for each year of studies in other universities. Each student can search and arrange own financial aid (but we are not involved in such endeavors). We are accepting payments from third parties on student’s behalf (such as relatives, employers, etc.).
For more information, please see page "Financial Assistance"
Ability to study independently. Obviously, student is not doing everything independently and we are examining student’s work, we are issuing recommendations and guidance, but most of studies are done in independent manner in the place where student resides.
We are International University administered by the Autonomous Self-governing Religious Authority. Autonomous Self-governing Religious Authority selected the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania as one of its worldwide international designated locations and located on the religiously sovereign land in the City of Philadelphia.
Autonomous Self-governing Religious Authority is not under jurisdiction of the United States or any State of the United States. Furthermore, according to the laws of the United States and provisions of the International Laws, not the United States government, neither government of any State of the United States can make any laws or rules that can regulate in any way or in any manner sovereign affairs of the Autonomous Self-governing Religious Authority.
ICASR represented by students located in any part of the World and administered by the Autonomous Self-governing Religious Authority. Regents of the University (degrees issuing authority of the ICASR ) are selected by the President of the University and can be located in any corner of the World. University educational advisors and administrative staff are also selected from international academic representatives that can be located in any part of the World. All these matters are making ICASR a truly International University that is part of the World and operates on the worldwide basis (and not from the one limited location).
We are International University that is open for people from any part of the World. We are also Worldwide University that is not under jurisdiction of any unrelated to us governments (including any State of the United States) and location of the Autonomous Self-governing Religious Authority in the United States is not making us in any way subordinate of the United States or any State of the United States. Our degrees are comparable with degrees awarded in the United States and European Union (and are based on the same educational principles and the same educational requirements).
Also, please see page "Contact ICASR"
Students are starting studies at any time, as well as graduating at any time. You can start immediately after the admission.
For our very low costs (administrative fees) per year (or per program), we definitely are not providing any textbooks or study materials. Student must search for own textbooks. With achievements of the Internet and with many online libraries (some are free and some have fees), students can find significant amount of information without buying actual textbooks. Free public libraries still exist almost in every city of the world.
Please search the Internet and you will find many online academic libraries with reasonable fees. Many places are free (where you can read materials online).
You can buy books (any books that are relevant to the course of studies), you can use books in libraries, you also can search the Internet for FREE information.
We want to see that you are learning the subject and it does not matter where you got the information. In these days, free information obtained from the Internet can be as good, as information printed in paper books. You also may find free digital books on the Internet. Sometimes you can find free books on the Internet in digital format, sometimes you can compile information relevant for your studies from different trusted sources on the Internet (usually it is free, just spend time to search for related subject).
Feel free to search the Internet for the information on the books used by students in other universities. You can perform a simple test, just type in the search box of any web browser (western style) some information, for example, “books for civil law” or "civil law" and you would find probably hundreds (if not thousands) of different books and websites offering guidance and compilation of free information. Check these books (and other information) for relevance to your courses.
If you have a local university in your city, very often library can be used by any member of the public (many universities supported by public monies and they cannot limit access to the library only for students). If you cannot gain regular access to university library in your city, you may offer your services to the library as a volunteer and in exchange, most likely, you will have unlimited access to all library resources. Try to use books in English language (if you selected English as a language for your studies), it would be helpful when you are preparing your written Essays.
With development of the Internet and modern technology, very often, for some subjects of study, you have no need to buy any books and free information can be found in many places (on the Internet and in real life). Obviously, to spend many hours on the Internet, you must to have an access to the Internet (preferably not limited). You need to use western "Internet Browser" (there are always free downloads from the original companies) and must use popular "Search Engines". If you are studying in English language, then you need to use popular "Search Engines" that are operating in English language.
This is what can be defined as an independent study. Student selects own textbooks (we are not providing list of textbooks and student has significant degree of freedom related to this matter), student buys own textbooks (or student searches for study materials on the Internet, according to course of studies), student studies at home. Sometimes, instead of buying books, student can use online libraries (usually they are not free, please do your research). Regular free public libraries still exist around the world; therefore, students can use these libraries. Internet is another source of free information. When student finished studies for the course, he/she sends to us written summaries of studies (every enrolled student will get detailed instructions). We would be examining student's written work, we will be evaluating it and we would be making decisions how many credits such studies can generate for the student and if studies are completed in proper and diligent manner. We would be issuing additional recommendations, if needed.
Any degree that is based on studies (educational degree) is a valid degree. In our University you will be studying for your degree; accordingly, your degree is a valid degree. Educational degree is legitimate, as long as you perform studies for your degree.
There is no university in any country that can guarantee acceptance of any degrees. Some people are asking about worldwide acceptance, but not a single university can guarantee such. It is up to your employer and licensing regulations in your country (only a few professions require professional licensing, but business license usually has no regulations about degrees).
Educational diploma is not an easy pass to any job position, but only your personal qualities and your levels of knowledge are (in combination with your diploma). Not diploma (as a piece of paper), but a person and his/her level of knowledge makes diploma valid in the world’s market today.
Also see our page "Documents Recognitions"
If you have documented professional training, we can issue a limited number of educational credits based on your supporting documentation. However, if you are looking for the degree that is not based on studies, but entirely on “life experience”, we are NOT issuing any “life experience degrees”. Any "life-experience degree" is a fraudulent degree because degrees are issued ONLY as a result of academic/educational studies, and NEVER for any sort of life experience. Educational degrees from any University only can be issued for the documented educational efforts of student that are controlled by representatives of the University.
“Life experience degrees” in all countries are considered to be “novelty”, or “entertaining degrees" that have no any educational value and only can be used for entertainment purposes (similar to placing colored poster on the wall). Every potential employer has access to the Internet and if you would "graduate" from the "life experience university", this fact only can represent a nice joke (you can be hired, and not because of your "life experience diploma", but only if your previous experience can be useful for your potential employer).
We are only considering real studies, where student’s knowledge reflected in the form of educational degree.
We are not accepting people with "life-experience degrees"; the same way, we are not accepting people with "diplomas" from imaginary “universities” that are printing "paper degrees" without any studies (for example, "degrees" that are based on life experience, or "degrees" from non-existing places).
Please do not apply for the any step-up degree if your previous degree was from so-called “life experience or any fake or non existing university”.
If you are looking for educational degree with educational value, we can offer this degree only for your educational efforts. It is not difficult to study in our place. Our costs are one of the lowest in the World. You also can complete any degree in accelerated manner. More time you will spend for studies - sooner you can graduate.
Using of word “year” can be confusing to people, especially not in academic field. People are assuming that “year” is what they usually accustomed to see, they think that each year lasts 365 days. HOWEVER, 365 days are representing "calendar year" (astronomic year). “Calendar year” is the year with days, weeks, and months.
In educational field, “academic year” has NOTHING to do with "calendar year" (astronomic year). “Academic year” in universities is just a measuring unit and word “year” is only used in HYPOTHETICAL MEANING. Each “academic year” has assigned number of educational credits that student must receive for his/her studies (see our page “Educational Credits”).
Educational Degree is always based on the number of educational credits received (or number of academic years). American higher education system uses 30 educational credits per academic year, European "Bologna Process" recommends 60 educational credits per academic year. Both systems are identical in number of study hours; and Bologna Process only offers more credits with twice less hours assigned for each educational credit.
If you would ask us to use European educational approach based on the Bologna Process (completion of 60 educational credits in each “academic year”), then, Bachelor’s Degree must have 240 educational credits (the same as 120 credits in the U.S. system). These credits are representing four academic years, but it is not equal to studies for four calendar years. When student receives 240 educational credits (or 120 credits in the U.S. system) for Bachelor’s Degree, it is equal to completing FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS of studies, but in reality, if student spends more hours for studies, this student can complete FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS in TWO CALENDAR YEARS (sometimes even in shorter period). We cannot guarantee these deadlines, because student regulates own time.
Some students can graduate fast, some may need extended time. All studies are independent. Therefore, more hours you would spend for studies, sooner you can graduate. If you devote most of your free time for studies, you may complete program in accelerated manner.
Administrative fees are assessed for each ACADEMIC YEAR or PER PROGRAM. If you completed FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS in TWO CALENDAR YEARS, you are paying fees for each of FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS, or FOR THE PROGRAM (because many of our programs have fees assessed PER PROGRAM). Fees are the same, even if you completed program in accelerated manner; for example, in two regular-calendar years.
See our answer above. See also pages:
- Educational Process
- "Educational Credits
We are not "starting classes" because studies are independent (under our supervision and guidance). It would be correct to say, “you will be able to start your studies”, because you are studying independently at your home. You can start studies as soon as all required documents received and approved for the admission; and after making a payment (at least partial) covering administrative fee. Payment can be in full or partial. See our page "Educational Costs"
You are studying according to the Curriculum offered to you (or prepared by you, but accepted and adjusted by us) in your own home, by using your own books and you are sending to us (by e-mail) written summaries of your studies (detailed comprehensive Essays). By examining your written Essays, we will know extent of your studies. We will issue proper number of educational credits after examination of your written work. When you are admitted, we will provide more details (and we are not discussing these maters with people that are not admitted).
We are not providing any research laboratories for our students. We are ONLINE UNIVERSITY offering distant education (student learns a subject and we are examining level of knowledge). Students are studying materials that can be obtained in printed or digital form (from bookstores, libraries, research materials, Internet). We also are not providing study materials. Any proper information (from any book, textbook, or even free information obtained from the Internet) is acceptable as long as it correctly covers course of studies. In addition, any student may feel free to use any local laboratories (in the area of student's residence) for any laboratory research (if needed).
We have High School equivalent classes/courses in the ICASR. You can take all required classes to complete your High School educational requirements and after that, you can enter into our professional education program, or into our any degree program.
Please NOTE that we are offering only supplemental classes that person needs to complete High School educational requirements. For example, if you are missing a few courses from the original full-time High School located in your country and you are able to provide verifiable educational transcripts of all completed courses. We are not offering entire High School equivalency programs. We also are not accepting any partially completed High School that was performed "online".
We do have several requirements.
We are not accepting "online" High Schools due to significant proliferation of fake "High Schools", where diplomas sold on the Internet for a few hundred dollars. In some limited cases, we may accept Online High School (if it is well-known and legitimate High School), but all information will be subjected to verification and we would need to have all contact information for that institution.
Customary requirement applicable for High Schools is a completion of secondary education in the student's own country (or in the place of regular residence), full or part-time attendance in bona-fide locations offering day or evening classes.
Not only we are asking for the High School (secondary education, or equivalent) diploma, we also are asking for the transcript / academic record for your classes/courses. High School (secondary education, or equivalent) diploma never comes as a single document, but it always issued together with educational record.
It is an additional step for verification of the legitimacy of your previous education. We sometimes are receiving requests for the admission into graduate programs from people that never completed even secondary education. Therefore, we are tracing all levels of previous education (at least are trying to confirm each level of previous education). Secondary education documents are absolute requirement for any Bachelor's or Associate degrees. For graduate programs we may have some exceptions (if documents are lost), if we are satisfied with documents issued for previous degrees.
There is no need for any travel. All studies, examinations, dissertation approvals, evaluations and all educational/administrative affairs in the ICASR are performed through indirect contacts by using Internet communications and no any travel involved.
After successful completion of the selected by student program, we are sending to our students all graduation documents.
We are not organizing and not holding any graduation ceremonies. Our education is simplified, inexpensive and convenient to most of people. We perfectly aware that attendance of any ceremonies can represent extraordinary expense for some students, especially when it is very difficult to receive U.S. travel visa.
Our students are starting at any time and are graduating at different time. Administration of any ceremonies is not practical.
You will receive graduation documents by mail.
Use this link to read about different ways that we are using to send graduation documents
Use this link to see what documents you will receive
Use this link if you want to order additional prints of graduation documents, or any other additional documents
We are not forcing anybody to be our student and we are not providing any guarantees (we only are providing guarantees that educational/academic degree will be based on educational efforts of student). You can select us, or you can select any other university (but there is no any other university that can provide more guarantees that we are providing).
The U.S. Embassy in any other country has nothing to do with any form of education. They are dealing only with political matters and NOT EDUCATIONAL. They also are not specialists in any educational affairs and cannot issue any official opinion because educational affairs ARE NOT a part of their job description, neither a part of their expertise.
The U.S. Embassy in any country has no legal power to give any assurances regarding higher education in the United States (or in any country). Any Embassy representative ONLY can give his/her personal opinion that is based on the level of education, knowledge and intelligence of the person that gives personal opinion (and very often personal opinions are not correct). There is no guarantee that personal opinion has any legitimate value, because personal opinions only based on subjective feeling of the person that gives his/her personal opinion.
As a form of financial investments, the United States government is issuing educational loans for students studying in overpriced (high-costs) universities, therefore, any governmental representative, most likely only can suggest overpriced (high-costs) universities in the U.S.
FURTHERMORE, not only any Embassy, even the United States government has nothing to do with any form of higher education in the U.S., because U.S. government HAS NO LEGAL OR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CONTROL ANY FORM OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
NOBODY can give you any guarantees (not even a single university). It is up to your government and your employer to accept your degree. This is why graduates are obtaining governmental certificates that are issued NOT by the
U.S. Embassies, but by the United States government. See page “Documents Recognitions”
See also pages (links to pages):
Deceptive Opinions in the United States
Deceptive Practices in the United States
What to expect
United States Department of Education
Accreditations in the United States
Educational Disinformation in the United States
This question sounds absolutely illogical because we are providing distant form of education and there is no need for student to be present in the United States for studies. Nevertheless, some people are asking this (illogical) question.
Any person can seek and can request travel visa from the United States Immigration Services, but we are not assisting in these endeavors. We are not a "travel agency" and students in Distant Education programs are NOT eligible to obtain "student visa" for travel to the U.S. based on the admission into distant studies program. Only students of regular programs that are based on classroom studies can request "student visa"; and in addition to that, person requesting "student visa" must demonstrate that he/she has funds to cover costs for one year of studies and all living expenses (information is only general). Each person needs to deal with the U.S. Immigration Services and and WE ARE NOT SPONSORING ANY VISA APPLICATIONS. Also, each person needs to realize that our costs are for distant studies only. Classroom studies in any university (in the United States) are approximately $20,000 - $30,000 (even for local students); plus numerous other expenses that can be almost the same, or even more, as the costs of studies. We are not offering classroom studies (at least not at present time but possibly will do it in the future).
NOTE: Highly educated people (with advanced degrees) usually have preferential treatment in the obtaining visa for the entrance to the United States.
Our students can be from any smallest corner of the World, and obviously, we are not able to arrange job placements. The ICASR provides educational services with lowest costs and not involved in any employment services.
Absolutely NOT. It is irrelevant where you live and what kind of citizenship you have. We are International University for all people around the World.
We are not accepting any "degrees" received from so-called “universities”/places that are printing diplomas without any studies (or with some questionable "studies"). We only are considering degrees issued for real studies, where student’s knowledge reflected in the form of educational degree.
If student received somewhere "degree" for the life experience (without studies), for us it is similar to no degree at all (because degrees obtained without studies are not real degrees). If you have no educational degree, you can study in the ICASR , but you will be starting from Associate's or Bachelor's degree level.
Acceptance or rejection of any school or university is strictly under the discretion of our Admissions Representatives. We are not obligated to provide any explanations if for some reasons we cannot accept your previous education or previous academic/educational degree.
Upon successful completion of educational program we will issue to student our standard educational degree.
All studies are independent. Therefore, more hours you spend for studies, sooner you can graduate. “Academic year” can be described as a completion of number of credits required for each academic year. “Calendar year” is 365 days and measured in days, not in number of required academic credits. If you devote most of your free time for studies, you can potentially complete four academic years in two calendar years (sometimes even in shorter time). We cannot guarantee such deadlines, because student regulates own time. Some students can graduate fast, some may need extended time. See page: "Accelerated Studies"
At present time, almost all our programs have fees "PER PROGRAM" and not for each academic year (fees are the same, even if you completed program in accelerated manner). This arrangement can be very useful for many students. See page: "Costs of Education" Student is not obligated to make full payments and can use easy payment plans
Answer is simple. Our costs are assessed per "educational program" because we are NOT charging fees for education and we have no tuition costs (as in other universities).
When university charges student for each educational credit, such university collects tuition costs (educational charges). Regular universities are not interested to charge student for each academic year (or per program) because when they are charging for each educational credit, they always are adding many other additional charges. Just to name a few additional fees that other universities are charging: early graduation fees, technology fees, campus fees, admission fees, credits processing fees, re-examination fees, documents processing fees, printing costs fees; and this list can continue probably for a few additional pages. It was described in educational "news" that one student was given a full scholarship for one year of studies (by the university located in the United States). This "full scholarship" was covering one year of so-called "free studies" (one year of "free education"). Unfortunately for the student, it was not a free education, because student that received this one year of "free education" needed to pay an additional $8000 in other fees (other fees that were applied for EACH year of studies in that university). For the student, it was expensive "free education" (university was charging each student not only "per-credit costs" but also about $8000 in many other additional fees).
Some universities in the United States are charging $2,800 only as an "enrollment fee" for some graduate programs and most graduate programs have costs about $30,000 - $45,000 for each year of studies; and these costs can go up to $75,000 (for each year). Very similar costs are also applicable for undergraduate programs in most so-called “well-known universities”.
In our place, you are not studying “online”; it is just a literary expression. You are studying (according to curriculum offered to you) in your own home, by using your own books and you are sending to us (by e-mail) written summaries (detailed summaries/Educational Essays) of your studies. By examining your Educational Essays, we will know extent of your studies. We will issue proper number of educational credits after examination of your written study summaries. After the admission, we will provide more details.
Preparation of written summaries will also improve your knowledge of English language.
When you are visiting our informational pages, you will see a list of programs that we are offering. General rule is that our lists are not all-inclusive. You may always request program and study subjects (courses) according to your needs, desire, experience and knowledge (we cannot guarantee acceptance of your request, but most likely, it would be granted). We also are offering "Self-Designed Programs" that are programs tailored to your personal needs. Costs are the same for the Regular and Self-designed programs.”
Educational curriculum plans are representing a list of study disciplines that usually assigned for each semester or academic year. You may save your time and can stop looking for curriculums on our website.
As you probably noticed, we are offering to each student greatest degree of freedom and expression. Our curriculums are custom-made and tailored to each student individually. Also, please note that our studies are independent, but we are controlling educational standards and quality of student’s work.
Firstly, you need to be admitted.
Education process starts with option given to student to prepare own curriculum (not everybody can do it, but we are giving to students this opportunity). Obviously, we are not expecting professionally made curriculum; but it could be to some degree, at least a list of desired disciplines prepared by student (this way, student can include subjects that he/she prefers to learn).
Another important reason for giving student this option (to participate in preparation of studies’ curriculum) can be explained by the specifics of ONLINE education that is extended to people from different countries. Each country has own specifics and local universities (universities of student’s own country of residence) usually are offering some study areas (disciplines) that are not offered in other countries. It can be assumed that after graduation, each student is planning to work in his/her own country.
When we are asking student to make a list of desired study subjects, we are assuming that he/she would investigate most popular study disciplines commonly offered in universities of student’s own country. This way, education received by student would be to some degree similar to education offered in student’s own country.
We will examine the list of disciplines (subjects of study) made by student and we would apply all necessary corrections to make it equal to the international educational standards. Most definitely, plan prepared by student, probably will be listing only desired disciplines and we would be preparing complete curriculum plan for the student, taking into consideration plan made by the student.
Making own curriculum is not obligatory, but only optional approach. In any way, if student is admitted, student needs to tell us (in writing) his plans for professional career. After that, custom curriculum plan (list of study disciplines) will be prepared reflecting educational and professional goals of each individual student. This is the reason for not posting study lists on our website, because all studies will be reflecting individual preferences, but at the same time, we would make such plans (curriculums) equal to common international standards for education.”
Each admitted student will receive proposed curriculum. Our courses are similar to the courses offered in other similar programs in the United States (you also will have an ability to request some additional courses that you may need in your profession).
We are not living in the perfect world and some people have tendency to use lists of courses for the preparation of illegal documents; this is another reason for not publishing detailed lists of required courses (our Admissions Department receives regularity applications from people that are submitting fake educational documents or similar).
Please see page "Payment Plans"
Student will have flexible payment arrangements.
After the admission, you can request an Admission Letter. We are not giving Admission Letters unless you are admitted. All Admission Letters are sent by email. Admission only completed when all documents are accepted and initial payment is received.
This question sounds illogical because we are providing distant form of education and there is absolutely no need for student to be present in the United States for studies. Nevertheless, many people are asking this question.
See our answer to the similar question:
Any person can seek and can request travel visa from the United States Immigration Services, but we are not assisting in these endeavors. We are not a "travel agency" and students in Distant Education programs are NOT eligible to obtain "student visa" for the U.S., based on the admission into distant studies program. Only students in regular programs [that are based on the classroom studies] can request "student visa"; and in addition to that, person requesting "student visa" must demonstrate that he/she has funds to cover costs for one year of studies and all living expenses (it is our guess only, because we are not involved in any visa affairs). Each person needs to deal with the U.S. Immigration Services and and WE ARE NOT SPONSORING ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.
Highly educated people usually have preferential treatment in the obtaining visas for the entrance into the United States, but before expecting more favorable immigration treatment, you need to graduate for the educational program (you will not receive any preferential treatment only because you have an Admission Letter).
We are small religiously managed university that is not participating in any secular (nonreligious) “rankings” or “ratings”. University ranking is nothing more, but just a form of advertisement where people are creating rankings very often based on the fact how much university paid for that "ranking". If you are looking for highest ratings and rankings, we would suggest to explore possibility of entering into $60,000 per year program in the most expensive university (and they usually will attempt to stretch even Master’s degree into at least two-year program).
We are offering to people convenient and the least expensive form of education. Surprisingly, some people still are assuming that for smallest fee for the entire program (no one else has such small fees for educational programs in the United States), they can enjoy the same benefits as from largest and the most expensive universities (that admit only the best of the best and only if you can demonstrate that you have money to pay their highest fees). Most expensive programs are more prestigious and not because such programs are better, but only because they collect more monies from students to run better advertising and self-promoting campaigns.
Most likely, we can be ranked as THE BEST UNIVERSITY because we are the most convenient and most affordable university that is not supported by any government.
Most likely, we can be ranked as THE UNIVERSITY WITH LOWEST COSTS or THE MOST AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITY because we have the lowest and the most affordable educational costs.
Most likely, we also can be ranked as THE BEST STUDENTS-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY because from the day of our creation we had ability to exist without a single real complaint. If any person ever had a real complaint (not some imaginary and non-existing claims), we are challenging this person to contact us and to explain any grievances. We are very upfront with any student and it is only a student who can make personal decisions. We cannot make any miracles, but we are doing the BEST from what we can do.
"Costs for Education"
Sometimes we are observing people that are engaging our representatives into endless discussions. We can appreciate personal curiosity, but we also have no ability to allow engagement of our representatives into long discussions with people that probably would never be our students.
We can suggest reading each page on our website. All answers to the most questions that people are asking are already posted on our pages (you only need to read it).
We cannot go into educational details before person is admitted and we are not discussing educational plans (Curriculums) and educational strategies with people that are not admitted.
We also believe that person that is not capable to read simple pages (or has no desire to do it), most likely is not ready for independent studies (and not ready to be our student).
See our pages "What to Expect"
See our page "Educational Plans"
See our page "Educational Costs"
See our page "Payment Plans"
Send us electronic mail with details of your questions. Please check each page on our web site before you ask your questions (almost all questions can be answered after that). We can give you an answer contingent on future evaluation of your education, degrees, credits, etc.