Frequently Asked Questions
Is Post University regionally accredited?
Post University is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This is the regional accreditation agency for more than 200 colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Commission is one of six organizations recognized by the US Department of Education and by the Council on Higher Education as being reliable authorities on the quality of institutions of higher education. This recognition provides for the transferability of credits by assuring standards of quality. Post University has been accredited by NEASC since 1972.
Is Post University a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) network?
Yes, Post University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), Post University is approved by all branches of the military for tuition assistance and is approved for the payment of VA benefits. Military and professional training as well as prior college course work, CLEP, DANTES, and DSST exams can qualify for college credits.
Do I need to take any courses with Post before my transcripts are evaluated for transfer?
No, there is no requirement to take any courses with Post University before we evaluate your transcripts (civilian or military) for transfer.¬† All you need to do is to simply complete the inquiry form and a Military Enrollment Advisor will contact you to go through the evaluation process with you.¬† Once your evaluation is complete, it is up to you as to whether or not to enroll as a student with Post University.¬† However, this will be an un-official evaluation and you cannot receive an official evaluation until you have applied and been matriculated as a student with Post University.
When am I considered a matriculated student?
You will be considered a matriculated student with Post University when you have applied, have been accepted, your official transcripts have been received by the ADP Admissions Office, and you have registered for your first course.¬†
How long will it take for me to receive my initial transfer evaluation?
Normally, evaluations are completed within 7 days after receipt of your transcripts. The initial evaluation is subject to change based on receipt of your Official Transcripts from other schools that you have attended.¬† You will receive your initial evaluation via email from your Military Enrollment Advisor.¬† They will contact you and review with you your evaluation. ¬†Should you have any questions,that is the time to discuss them.¬† If you feel that you should have received credit for something, bring it to your Enrollment Advisor's attention and they will advocate on your behalf to Academic Affairs.
Will Tuition Assistance pay for my course(s)?
Yes and No.¬† The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance Program is a federally managed program.¬† Tuition assistance will pay the tuition cost for each course up to a federal cap of $750 per course and $4,500 per federal fiscal year (October - September).¬† For all undergraduate and certificate programs at Post University, the tuition rate is $750.00 per course and is completely covered by your Tuition Assistance.¬† For graduate level courses, the tuition rate is $399 per credit hour.¬† Since TA will only cover $750 of the total tuition, you will need to use the GI Bill Top-Up Program to pay the difference.¬† Each Branch of the service has its own method of requesting Tuition Assistance.¬† For detailed information on how to request tuition assistance from your branch of the service click on your branch:
Can I use my Montgomery GI Bill to pay for my education?
Yes!¬† Post University is fully certified by the Veteran's Administration for the use of VA Educational Benefits to pay for tuition and other fees.¬† Processing your GI Bill Benefits is now handled completely online by clicking here to apply:¬†
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp. We also have a VA Once liaison who will assist you whether you are starting your benefit for the first time or you will be transferring your benefit from another college.
Will I have to buy books?
No! At Post University, your books are free!¬† You will need to order your books for each class that you take, but they will be paid with a student book voucher that gets loaded once you register for your course(s).
How do I get an Official Transcript for promotion purposes?
Once you have taken six (6) credits with the university, you will be able to complete a request for an In Progress Transcript. This transcript has been designed to meet the requirements listed for promotion consideration and there is no fee for this transcript. Contact your Academic Advisor to request an In Progress Transcript.
How long will it take me to complete my degree with Post University?
It depends on how many credits you were able to transfer in to your selected degree program, and the number of courses that you take each eight-week online module. For example, military students who transfer in 60 total credits between military training and experience and other college credits would be able to complete their bachelor's degree in 3 years even if they took only one course every eight weeks!
Can I attend graduation?
Yes! We hold Commencement every May on our Main Campus in Waterbury, Connecticut. We encourage you to join other students, and our faculty and staff in celebrating this momentous occasion!
Can my dependents take advantage of this program, too?
Yes!¬† Post University's Military Program is offered to active duty military personnel and their dependents.¬† That means your spouse and children also can earn their college degrees through Post University.¬†
What if I am Deployed?
Since Post University offers an online option for students, you do not have to put your studies on hold in the event of a deployment. As long as you have access to the Internet and sufficient time to complete your work, you can continue to take courses regardless of where in the world you find yourself. In fact, we have quite a few students who continue to take courses while serving overseas. However, if you need to take a break from your studies, we have a very flexible Military Leave of Absence policy. Students on a Military Leave of Absence will be able to resume their education without the need of re-applying to Post University by contacting the Registrar‚Äôs Office as long as they resume their studies within six (6) months after the end of the deployment. To learn more about our Leave of Absence policy, click here.