Common Questions

  1. Are online classes accredited?
  2. What kind of support does the online student receive?
  3. Do I have to attend my online class at a certain time?
  4. What is the "eCompanion?"
  5. How does a typical online classroom session work?

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1. Are online classes accredited?

All Hope Online courses are regionally accredited and maintain the same academic rigor as campus-based programs.


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2. What kind of support does the online student receive?

Hope uses the latest eCollegeTM software, which allows you to download course materials, access library resources, submit assignments, interact with students and professors and contribute to ongoing class discussions. This supportive, student-centered learning environment enables you to collaborate with fellow learners in multiple time zones.


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3. Do I have to attend my online class at a certain time?

No. One of the advantages of online education at Hope is the opportunity to log in and attend class whenever it is convenient for you, day or night. Without the worries of commuting or class schedules, you can receive a quality education from a respected institution of higher learning.


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4. What is the "eCompanion?"

eCompanion is a separate website Hope online students visit to receive posted syllabus, resources, assignments and other materials for each course. The advent of this amazing technology has transformed online education into a truly interactive, personal way to learn. Through the eCompanion, professors can do virtually anything they could do in a face-to-face classroom setting. Online courses typically include:

  • Audio/Visual Presentations
  • Readings and Other Resources
  • Group Assignments and Other Projects
  • Threaded Discussions
  • Quizzes and Other Evaluations
  • Links to Library Materials

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5. How does a typical online classroom session work?

Each course unit remains "open" for a specified period of time. During this period, students log in several times to view readings and presentations, complete assignments and contribute to ongoing discussions.