Frequently Asked Questions

How do I test out?

Candidates entering the program may elect to take pre-assessments. By taking and passing appropriate assessments, candidates may "test out" of up to two courses in the program. 

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I haven't earned a college degree. Can I be admitted?

A college degree is not required to earn any of the web certificates.
Some college level/course work is recommended.

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How much and what kind of experience must I have had?

A working knowledge of computers and the internet ideally achieved through professional experience; access to high speed internet.

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What if I am not successful on the "post-tests"?

You will have 2 opportunities to take each test. If you fail to earn a grade of at least 75% on either of your attempts, you will have to audit the class and you will be allowed to take the test again.

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Will the courses I have already taken count towards my certification?

Yes, any classes that are part of the web certificates that you have taken in the last year will be counted towards your completion of the certificate if you choose to enroll.

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What is a passing score in the capstone?

You must receive a score of at least 75% in the capstone course in order to receive your certificate. This score is based on your homework assignments in the capstone course, as well as evaluation of your final project. Evaluation of your final project is based on your use of the skills and techniques you've learned throughout the program.

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Will I receive grades in each class? Are there any exams?

The courses that require exams are noted on the appropriate Certificate Process page. Each certificate varies. Students who complete courses that require exams will receive a letter grade in those courses, in addition to the capstone courses. All other course grades will be issued on a complete/incomplete basis.

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Can I register for classes before I apply for the certificate?

Yes you may. However, keep in mind that in order to qualify for the certificate you must enroll in the program.

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Do you accept the Hope Scholarship?

The majority of financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, or the Hope Scholarship are only available to students attending credit courses which lead to a degree or other academic credential. Since Emory Continuing Education does not offer credit courses, we are unable to process these traditional forms of financial aid.

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I am a veteran, how can I find information on which classes I can attend with my VA benefits?

Please visit www.ece.emory.edu/military/ for details, or contact Gerald Clay at 404-727-9543 / gclay@emory.edu.

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My credit rating is not the greatest. Should I still try to get a loan?

Many lenders will be happy to loan you the money if you have a co-borrower who will sign your loan agreement. Be aware that the interest rate on the loan will vary according to your credit rating.

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Can I start a class while I am waiting for my loan to be approved?

No, but we will be happy to charge your credit card for the cost of the class and refund the same card when the loan money arrives.

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My employer offers tuition vouchers. Do you accept these vouchers?

Yes, we will accept your tuition voucher and invoice your employer. The voucher must clearly give the name and address of the employer as well as the amount allowed for the class. Please contact Gerald Clay at gclay@emory.edu for details.

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