School of Online Studies & Graduate School FAQ
- Is Crown College accredited?
Yes, the college is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Teacher Education licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching through the Minnesota Department of Education.
- When are classes offered?
All Online Degree Program classes and Graduate Program classes are offered completely online, one course at a time. You may log on whenever you choose to complete your courses throughout the week.
Each course is between 5-7 weeks in duration. This allows you to earn your degree quickly!
- Does Crown College offer financial aid?
Yes, we offer federal and state financial aid that is available for Crown students who are US citizens or legal aliens. For the Free Application for Federal Student Aid go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and our school code is 002383. We only offer state aid to MN residents.
- How much does it cost?
Tuition is charged per semester credit. Each credit is $380 in the undergraduate program, $430 per credit in the graduate program, $470 in the MBA program, and $315 per credit in the teacher licensure program. Most classes are 3 credits.
- What credits can I transfer in?
Undergraduate college credits obtained from a regionally accredited institution can potentially transfer if a "C" or higher was earned. Graduate credits from a regionally accredited college can potentially transfer with a grade of "B" or higher if taken within the last ten years. Students must take at least 24-30 credits at Crown to obtain a degree from the institution. Our enrollment staff would be glad to look at your transcripts and give you a tentative evaluation and timeframe to complete your degree.
- How long will it take to get a degree?
With no previous college experience, an associate's degree takes three years to complete and a bachelor's degree would take two additional years to complete.
Any TRANSFER CREDITS can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to earn your degree. For instance, if you have already earned an associate's degree, or an equivalent number of credits from various colleges, it will likely take you only two years to complete your bachelor's degree.
Graduate degrees are designed to take approximately two years to complete. We do accept transfer credits into the graduate programs as well.
- How much study time is involved?
The general guide is for every credit hour, you will have 1-2 hours of homework. A survey was conducted of our 600 adult students and the average time spent studying is 8 hours per week.
- What things do I need to do to get accepted?
For the complete list of required items, visit our Steps to Enroll page. You may also contact the Crown School of Online Studies & Graduate School office for program specific requirements at 952-446-4300 or 1-800-910-GRAD (4723).
- When can I start?
Prior to the start of your first course, you will be required to complete a self-paced online orientation. For your convenience, we also offer periodic LIVE interactive online orientations.
- When do I pay for class?
Payment is required by the first day of the semester. Students have the option to pay their bill in full or set up a payment plan with the Student Billing Office. This payment plan divides your bill into three equal payments which are due the first three months of the semester.
Accepted payment includes credit card, cash, or financial aid. You can either pay online or at orientation.