Credit Requirements - Full Time
Credit Requirements - Part Time
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
Average Course Load - Part Time
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
The Peace Corps is an example of a great way to earn extra college credit.
The academic requirements for starting school at AIU Online include two things: a high school diploma or GED and a placement test.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transferring credits into AIU Online is very easy. They accept course credit from a variety of sources, including the military and other community colleges. Transferring credits out, however, depends solely on the institution that is requesting the transfer.
Work & Life Experience Credits
AIU Online has a section in the Virtual Campus called the Learning Center. This is where a student may take a challenge exam to test out of a course. Students with previous applicable work history may also utilize prior learning assessmnents to gain credits.
Typical Session Length
Classes at AIU Online are five weeks long. This does not vary.
Class Style & Structure
The structure of classes at AIU Online is very simple. Students typically complete one individual assignment per week, make one discussion board post per week, and finish one group project per class session. However, not all classes include group projects.
Course Registration Process
The registration process at AIU Online is fairly easy. Applications can take as little as four days, with class starting on the fifth day. The AIU staff makes it easy to sign up and register for classes with the "E-Sign" option on documents.
Did You Know?
- AIU Online courses can now be taken at the chosen pace of a student.
- Courses can be taken at a slow or an accelerated pace.
- Master's degree programs take only 10 months to complete.