Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to be online for the online program?

You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each eight-week course and depends on your rate of learning.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online Educational Technology program at an APU campus location?

No. You can complete your educational technology degree entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How do I get started?

You can request more information about the program, start an online application, or contact an admissions representative who can answer your questions and walk you through the application process.

For more information on how to get started in an APU online program, please contact the Graduate and Professional Center at (626) 815-4570 or at

How long is a term?

School of Education graduate programs run on eight-week sessions, with two sessions each term.

How many units do I take each term?

Students take two classes per term. To be classified as a full-time graduate student, you must be enrolled in at least nine units during each of the two eight-week sessions (e.g., Fall I and Fall II or Spring I and Spring II).

Is there an application deadline?

Applications are continuously accepted and processed. It is recommended that you submit your application at least two months prior to the term you wish to attend. This ensures the best possible service and allows appropriate time to process your financial aid.

How large is the cohort size?

Each cohort will have a learning community of 15 students.

When can I start the program?

The program starts three times per year during Fall I, Spring I, and Summer I. Contact the program director to find out when the next cadre is available.

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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