Science Prerequisites for Health Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions

Round out your science prerequisite courses online with UNE

Prospective Students     |     Registered Students

Prospective Students


Get­ting Start­ed
  • Do I need to apply to UNE?

    No. Our online sci­ence pre­req­ui­sites cours­es are not part of a matric­u­lat­ed degree or cer­tifi­cate pro­gram. You can sim­ply reg­is­ter and pay online for the course(s) that you need.

  • When do courses start?

    Cours­es begin on the 1st and 3rd Wednes­day of every month, with the excep­tion of the first Wednes­day in Jan­u­ary.

  • Is there a registration deadline?

    Your reg­is­tra­tion must be sub­mit­ted by noon (12:00 PM EST) on the Mon­day pri­or to your pre­ferred start date

  • Will these credits be accepted by my college, university, or professional school?

    You are strong­ly advised to check with some­one of author­i­ty at the school of your choice to be sure online dis­tance cred­its are accept­ed.

  • Do I need to come to the University of New England campus in order to take one of your online courses?

    No, all cours­es can be com­plet­ed online with­out leav­ing your home.

Reg­is­tra­tion
  • When can I register?

    You can reg­is­ter for any of our online cours­es 24 hours a day, sev­en days a week, online. You must be reg­is­tered for your class by noon (12:00 PM EST) on the Mon­day before the class starts.

  • How can I register?

    To reg­is­ter for a course, please vis­it our Online Reg­is­tra­tion Por­tal. Full pay­ment is due at the time of reg­is­tra­tion. Be sure to select the cor­rect sec­tion with your pre­ferred start date when you reg­is­ter. For step-by-step instruc­tions, please see the Reg­is­tra­tion Guide.

  • How many courses can I register for at one time?

    Stu­dents are rec­om­mend­ed to reg­is­ter for no more than two cours­es, but are strong­ly encour­aged to take only one course at a time.

  • Do I need to provide transcripts before I can register for a course?

    No, but it is rec­om­mend­ed that you review the sug­gest­ed pre­req­ui­sites which can be found on each indi­vid­ual course page. These pre­req­ui­sites inform you of what con­tent you are expect­ed to know in order to be suc­cess­ful in the course.

Cost
  • How can I pay for this course?

    You can pay for a course using deb­it card, cred­it card (Visa, Mas­ter­card, or Dis­cov­er), or elec­tron­ic check. Only one form of pay­ment is accept­ed at this time.

  • Do you have a payment plan for your online courses?

    We do not offer any type of pay­ment plan at this time.

  • What type of financial aid is accepted?

    Non-matric­u­lat­ed cours­es are not eli­gi­ble for finan­cial aid ben­e­fits includ­ing fed­er­al stu­dent loans, schol­ar­ships, or grants per the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion.

  • Can I use Military Assistance/GI Bill to pay for these courses?

    Tuition Assis­tance — Please sub­mit your Tuition Assis­tance paper­work to Cathy Mahan via email at cmahan@une.edu.

    Vet­er­ans Assis­tance & GI Bill — Please sub­mit your Vet­er­ans Assis­tance or GI Bill paper­work to Shawn Plante via email at splante@une.edu.

    Mil­i­tary stu­dents using any of these ben­e­fits will be reg­is­tered man­u­al­ly through our Registrar’s Office. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the types of accept­ed ben­e­fits can be found here: une.edu/registrar/veteran-benefits

Cours­es
  • How long do I have to complete my course(s)?

    Stu­dents have a max­i­mum of 16 weeks from the offi­cial course start date to com­plete their course(s).

  • How soon can I complete my course(s)?

    There is no min­i­mum time require­ment, cours­es can be com­plet­ed at a faster pace depend­ing on the student’s time man­age­ment and knowl­edge of course con­tent. The aver­age com­ple­tion time for most stu­dents is 10–14 weeks. Please be aware that these cours­es are designed to take 16 weeks to com­plete.

  • How will I communicate with my instructor?

    All com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your instruc­tor will occur through course mes­sages in Black­board or through the instructor’s vir­tu­al office hours.

  • How soon can I request an official transcript?

    Once you com­plete the final exam, your final grade will be avail­able with­in three to five busi­ness days. You can then request an offi­cial tran­script from the Registrar’s Office, which will take an addi­tion­al sev­en to ten busi­ness days to process. You do not need to wait until the offi­cial end date to request a tran­script.

  • How are exams proctored?

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of New Eng­land has part­nered with Proc­torU to pro­vide stu­dents tak­ing any one of our online cours­es with the most con­ve­nient, at home, online exam proc­tor­ing sys­tem. This sys­tem pro­vides a sim­ple, no cost to the stu­dent, secure, online proc­tor for all of your exams. Exams must be sched­uled at least 72 hours in advance in order to avoid addi­tion­al charges. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on sched­ul­ing your proc­tored exam, vis­it www.ProctorU.com.

Resources
  • Will my accommodations be honored by the University of New England for extended time on exams?

    All dis­abil­i­ty-relat­ed inquiries relat­ed to online cours­es may be addressed to:

    Lau­ra Schulz, Stu­dent Access Cen­ter Coor­di­na­tor
    Phone: (207) 221‑4438
    Fax: (207) 523‑1919
    Email: lschulz@une.edu

Registered Students


Cours­es
  • How long do I have to complete my course(s)?

    Stu­dents have a max­i­mum of 16 weeks from the offi­cial course start date to com­plete their cours­es.

  • How will I communicate with my instructor?

    All com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your instruc­tor will occur through course mes­sages in Black­board or through their vir­tu­al office hours.

  • What happens if my course end date is approaching and I do not believe I will finish on time?

            ●     Stu­dents are expect­ed to com­plete all course­work by the appoint­ed end date of the course.

            ●     Stu­dents who do not com­plete course­work by the end date will earn a final grade com­prised of com­plet­ed course­work and zeros reflect­ing any incom­plete assignments/assessments.

            ●     Under very exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances and pri­or to the end of their course, the stu­dent may peti­tion their instruc­tor for a tem­po­rary grade of Incom­plete. Please review our Incom­plete Grade Pol­i­cy.

  • How soon are grades released after the final exam?

    Once you com­plete the final exam, there are two ways in which you can receive your final grade:
            ●     Option 1: If course­work and final exam are com­plet­ed ahead of the end date for the course, stu­dents may reach out to their instruc­tor and request their final grade.
            ●     Option 2: A final grade will be post­ed with­in two to three busi­ness days of the end date of the course.
    Final grades can be viewed on your U-Online Stu­dent Por­tal.

  • How can I request a transcript?

    Please refer to this link for tran­script request options: http://www.une.edu/registrar/records/academic-transcripts

  • How long after course completion does it take to order and receive a transcript?

    It gen­er­al­ly takes about sev­en to ten busi­ness days for the tran­script to be processed once the instruc­tor has post­ed the final grade and you have sub­mit­ted a request to the Registrar’s Office.

  • Can I retake a course?

    Stu­dents may retake a course through the sci­ence pre­req­ui­site pro­gram. How­ev­er, all pre­vi­ous and cur­rent grades will appear on a tran­script from UNE.

Course Mate­ri­als

All required course mate­ri­als will be list­ed in the course syl­labus. The syl­labus can be found under ‘course infor­ma­tion’ in your Black­board course.

Exams
  • How are exams proctored?

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of New Eng­land has part­nered with Proc­torU to pro­vide stu­dents tak­ing any one of our online cours­es with the most con­ve­nient, at home, online exam proc­tor­ing sys­tem. This sys­tem pro­vides a sim­ple, no cost to the stu­dent, secure, online proc­tor for all of your exams. Exams must be sched­uled at least 72 hours in advance in order to avoid addi­tion­al charges. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on sched­ul­ing your proc­tored exam, vis­it www.ProctorU.com.

Reg­is­trar Poli­cies
  • What is the refund policy?

    1.    100% refund on or before the offi­cial start date of the course.

    2.    40% refund with­in the first sev­en days of the offi­cial course start date.

    3.    No refund after the first sev­en days of the offi­cial course start date.

  • Can I withdraw from my course?

    If you are still in the first eight weeks of your course, please com­plete and sub­mit the With­draw­al Form via your UNE email or fax. A suc­cess­ful with­draw­al will result in a grade of W on your offi­cial tran­script.

Resources
  • What if I need additional support?

    For any ques­tions, com­ments, or con­cerns about your course, please reach out to your assigned Stu­dent Sup­port Spe­cial­ist or the Sci­ence Pre­req­ui­site Team at prehealth@une.edu.

 

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