Frequently Asked Questions
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Notre Dame College Online requires an online application. Additional materials may be required depending on your level of study and specific academic program. Common requirements include:
- Official transcripts
- Any current licenses you hold relevant to your area of study
- An essay or personal statement
- Letters of recommendation
- Completion of a personal interview
Specific requirements for your program of interest can be found on the individual program page.
Yes. Credit transfer allows you to complete your degree faster and with a lower price tag. Learn how you can make your previous academic experience work for you by viewing our Transfer Credits page.
No. Our application is free.
Notre Dame College Online is proud to offer a number of start dates per year, giving you the flexibility to begin classes on your schedule. Refer to our Academic Calendar page for specific dates.
The online format is ideal for students who may not be able to commit to a traditional college learning format. A number of our programs are offered fully online for your convenience. However, some programs simply cannot be taught without a hands-on component, such as our education programs. In these cases, course requirements are a mix of online and on-ground work.
Online students are exceptionally self-motivated. They demonstrate determination, discipline and a willingness fulfill their commitments. Be prepared to devote a significant amount of time each week to your classes. Engage in discussion, meet your deadlines and communicate with your advisor if you have questions or concerns. These habits will help you move successfully through our programs.
Program completion times depend on factors such as the type of program you pursue, your pace of study and transfer credits. Times range between one and four years.
When you study at Notre Dame College Online, you will get the same academically rigorous programs as those offered on our campus. Online degrees offer a flexible alternative for working adults seeking to advance their careers. Successful online students are self-motivated, do well with time management and are comfortable with basic technology.
When you earn your degree online, you have the opportunity to earn the credential you need to advance your career in a format that fits the needs of a working adult. An online format offers the same academic rigor and supportive community as on-campus programs and allows you to study when and where you want. Discover more by viewing our Benefits of Online Learning.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Yes. Please see our Payment Plan page for information about managing the tuition process.
Notre Dame College Online is proud to offer benefits to service members and veterans through the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, (Chapter 33) and the Yellow Ribbon Program. After the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit is applied to students who qualify for 100 percent of their benefits, NDC waives half of the remaining tuition, with the VA matching additional funding for eligible students. This can enable qualified students to essentially attend Notre Dame College Online tuition-free.
The Free Application for Free Student Aid determines your eligibility for financial aid programs, such as loans and grants. It helps identify the types of aid you may receive, such as federal and state grants, work study programs and low interest loans. We strongly recommend you fill out your FAFSA form each year to help identify which financial aid opportunities may be available to you.
Yes! Notre Dame College Online recognizes the importance of an affordable education, and we strive to ensure your financial situation is not a boundary when it comes to your career success. Refer to our Financial Aid page to learn more about how to pay for your degree.