Duquesne University

How is the current semester delivered?

Teaching for the current semester is delivered fully online.


When is the next intake?

24 August 2020 – possible arrival extension for international students.

Details to be confirmed. Please check back for updates.


Will the next intake be delivered online or on campus?

For the Summer 2020 intake: Courses are offered online.

For the Fall 2020 intake: The University is building an infrastructure that will allow it to pivot into different modes of educational delivery, if necessary, whether at the beginning or in the middle of the semester. Essentially, “movable pieces” are built around three possible scenarios:

  1. Scenario #1: Hybrid/Blended Model: in-person and online classes, and scaled-back on-campus housing, are recommended, in order to de-densify for health and safety purposes, at least for a period of time in the academic year.
  2. Scenario #2: Fully-Online Approach: instruction is required for a period of the academic year, if the virus recurs and the government orders another period of shut-downs.

While Duquesne University is still working to determine which scenario they will follow, International students can register for the Full-Online Approach option.


What if a student’s visa is rejected for spring 2021 after commencing online for fall 2020?

If a student’s visa is rejected for on campus spring 2021, the credits received from fall 2020 online are transferable to universities within the student’s home country. A student will not receive a refund from the University.


Is deferment allowed?

Yes. Please contact your local EduCo representative to place this request.


How flexible is the university in requiring transcripts and final documents for registration/enrolment?

The University is flexible around collecting final Year 12 transcripts/diploma. If the student is waiting for final semester documents, this will not prevent him/her from enrolling & starting the Fall 2020 semester.


Can international students attend courses online if they are unable to get into the country?

Yes.

Please check back for updates on how students can register.


If studying online, is the cost the same as on campus?


What is the deposit and payment policy?

The deposit is refundable. In order to request a refund, students must email [email protected]

Tuition is due by the end of the first week of class, Friday, August 28, 2020. Please read more about paying tuition from abroad.


What is the refund policy?

Please click this link for Duquesne University’s Refund Policy.


Is there a visa requirement for a student studying online from offshore?

No.


What are the alternative admission requirements given the COVID-19 situation?

Click here for a complete list.


What is the CPT/OPT policy?

The University requires one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time, in-person study on campus before they will assist the student to apply for CPT.

There are no regulation changes for OPT at this time. Read more about OPT here.


Are Agent incentives still applicable to online study?

Agents’ commission structure will follow the normal process and requirements. Students enrolling online must enrol full-time in order for the agent to be compensated.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

How is the current semester delivered?

Teaching for the current semester is delivered fully online.


When is the next intake?

24 August 2020 – possible arrival extension for international students.

Details to be confirmed. Please check back for updates.


Will the next intake be delivered online or on campus?

For Summer 2020 intake: The University is offering courses online.

For Fall 2020 intake: The University may offer a bridge option, allowing students to start online in the fall and transition to spring on campus.

The University announced a plan to host a virtual Academic English Program (VAEP): This is a fully online English Class and could be a good alternative to IEP admitted students.

If you have a student interested in pursuing this option for fall, please contact Karissa Malone at [email protected]


What if a student’s visa is rejected for spring 2021 after commencing online for fall 2020?

If a student’s visa is rejected for on campus spring 2021, the credits received from fall 2020 online are transferable to universities within the student’s home country. A student will not receive a refund from the University.


Is deferment allowed?

Yes. Please contact your local EduCo representative to place this request.


How flexible is the university in requiring transcripts and final documents for registration/enrolment?

15 October 2020 is the approximate date to complete the required documents.

If a final transcript is not available, UNL will accept a certificate or original letter of graduation from the student’s high school.

If the student is waiting for final semester documents, this will not prevent him/her from enrolling & starting the Fall 2020 semester.


Can international students attend courses online if they are unable to get into the country?

To be confirmed. Please check back for updates.


If studying online, is the cost the same as on campus?

To be confirmed. Please check back for updates.


What is the deposit and payment policy?

The deposit is refundable if a student receives a visa rejection. At this time, there are no additional policies in place.

Tuition payments are only due once a student has successfully completed his/her enrolment checklist and registered for classes. It is only then that he/she will then be billed.

For more information, please refer to: https://studentaccounts.unl.edu/charges

https://registrar.unl.edu/academic-calendar/projected/


What is the refund policy?

Please click this link for UNL’s Refund Policy.


Is there a visa requirement for a student studying online from offshore?

No. At this time however, no courses are offered online.


What are the alternative admission requirements given the COVID-19 situation?

Visit https://educoglobal.com/alternative-entrance-requirements/ for a complete list.


What is the CPT/OPT policy?

The University requires one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time, in-person study on campus before they will assist the student to apply for CPT.

There are no regulation changes for OPT at this time. Read more about OPT here.


Are Agent incentives still applicable to online study?

Agents’ commission structure will follow the normal process and requirements. Students enrolling online must enrol full time in order for the agent to be compensated.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

How is the current semester delivered?

Teaching for the current semester is delivered fully online.


When is the next intake?

1 September 2020


Will the next intake be delivered online or on campus?

There are no changes to the Fall 2020 intake.


Is deferment allowed?

Yes, please contact your local EduCo representative to place this request.


How flexible is the university in requiring transcripts and final documents for registration/enrolment?

There are no updates regarding transcript policies. Final transcripts are due by the first day of classes, 1 September 2020.


Can international students attend courses online if they are unable to get into the country?

At this time, NJIT is not offering fully online opportunities to international students.


What is the deposit and payment policy?

The deposit is refundable if requested prior to the first day of the semester (1 September 2020).

Students will not pay tuition until they have arrived to campus.


What is the refund policy?

Please click this link for NJIT’s Refund Policy.


What are the alternative admission requirements given the COVID-19 situation?

Click here for a complete list.


What is the CPT/OPT policy?

The University requires one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time, in-person study on campus before they will assist the student to apply for CPT.

There are no regulation changes for OPT at this time. Read more about OPT here.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

How is the current semester delivered?

Teaching for the current semester is delivered fully online.


When is the next intake?

27 August 2020


Will the next intake be delivered online or on campus?

Eligible programs are offering a Flex Launch program for the Fall 2020. You can enroll for your classes online and arrive by Spring 2021. Please find online course offerings here.

Students however, still have the opportunity to begin Fall 2020 courses on campus if boarders re-open. Students may arrive 1-2 weeks late upon the approval of the Graduate Program Director and IES. If approved, IES will issue a late arrival letter to assist students at the port of entry.


What if a student’s visa is rejected for spring 2021 after commencing online for fall 2020?

If a student’s visa is rejected for on campus spring 2021, the credits received from fall 2020 online are transferable to universities within the student’s home country. A student will not receive a refund from the University.


Is deferment allowed?

Yes. If you decide to defer, please click here to process your deferral.


How flexible is the university in requiring transcripts and final documents for registration/enrolment?

Official transcripts from the final year of Undergraduate study can be submitted in mid-October AFTER students have already initiated their UMBC program for the Fall 2020 semester.

If a student is waiting for final semester documents, this will not prevent him/her from enrolling & starting the Fall 2020 semester.


Can international students attend courses online if they are unable to get into the country?

Yes for any of the courses listed here.

Online opportunities for programs outside of those listed are currently not offered online.


If studying online, is the cost the same as on campus?

Yes for any of the courses listed here.

Online opportunities for programs outside of those listed are currently not offered online.


What is the deposit and payment policy?

No deposit required.

Students will not pay tuition until registered for classes. Students should not register for classes until their Visa is granted.

If a student registers, receives a bill and does not get a visa, he/she will have to drop his/her classes by the 10th day of the semester to get a refund.

If a student registers, receives a bill, does not get a visa, and drops after the 10th day of the semester, he/she will need to request an enrolment adjustment.

If the drop is retroactively changed to a date through the 10th day, charges will be removed. This process is lengthy, so it is very important that a student does not register until a visa is granted.

Once registered, the Fall 2020 semester is billed on 1 August 2020 and payment is due on 20 August 2020.


What is the refund policy?

Please click this link for UMBC’s Refund Policy.


Is there a visa requirement for a student studying online from offshore?

No.


What are the alternative admission requirements given the COVID-19 situation?

Click here for a complete list.


What is the CPT/OPT policy?

The University requires one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time, in-person study on campus before they will assist the student to apply for CPT.

There are no regulation changes for OPT at this time. Read more about OPT here.


Are Agent incentives still applicable to online study?

Agents’ commission structure will follow the normal process and requirements. Students enrolling online must enrol full time in order for the agent to be compensated.

Seattle Pacific University

How is the current semester delivered?

Teaching for the current semester is delivered fully online.


When is the next intake?

The University has shifted it’s intake date to 14 September, 2020


Will the next intake be delivered online or on campus?

For the Summer 2020 intake: The University if offering courses online.

For the Fall 2020 intake: A hybrid approach will be implemented- a combination of in-person (socially-distanced) and online classes.


Is deferment allowed?

Yes. Please contact your local EduCo representative to place this request.


How flexible is the university in requiring transcripts and final documents for registration/enrolment?

Undergraduate: Final year transcripts can be submitted after the start of the Fall 2020 semester. If the student is waiting for final semester documents, this will not prevent him/her from enrolling & starting the Fall 2020 semester.

Postgraduate: Final transcripts should be submitted as soon as they are available from the UG institution. The timeline can be adjusted on a case-by-case basis by talking with SPU admissions staff.


Can international students attend courses online if they are unable to get into the country?

At this time, SPU is not offering fully online opportunities to international students.


What is the deposit and payment policy?

Deposit deadline: 30 August 2020. The deposit is $200 and is fully refunded in case of challenges caused by COVID-19.

Tuition payment for the Autumn 2020 Quarter is due by 10 October 2020.


What is the refund policy?

If a student drops classes by 2 October 2020, the refund amount is 100% of tuition payment.


What are the alternative admission requirements given the COVID-19 situation?

Click here for a complete list.


What is the CPT/OPT policy?

The University requires one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time, in-person study on campus before they will assist the student to apply for CPT.

There are no regulation changes for OPT at this time. Read more about OPT here.

Duke University MIDP Program

How is the current semester delivered?

Teaching for the current semester is delivered fully online.


When is the next intake?

17 August 2020


Will the next intake be delivered online or on campus?

For the Summer 2020 intake: The University is offering courses online.

For the Fall 2020 intake: There are no changes.


Is deferment allowed?

Yes. Please contact your local EduCo representative to place this request.


How flexible is the university in requiring transcripts and final documents for registration/enrolment?

Final transcripts are required to complete the application. Students also need a minimum of 3 years of work experience to apply.


Can international students attend courses online if they are unable to get into the country?

At this time, Duke MIDP is not offering fully online opportunities to international students.


What is the deposit and payment policy?

No deposit required.

First semester tuition is due by 1 August 2020 and can be paid online using the Duke University student portal.


What is the refund policy?

If a student withdraws or is unable to attend the fall semester, he/she can receive a 100% refund before classes begin. More refund details available here.

What are the alternative admission requirements given the COVID-19 situation?

Click here for a complete list.


What is the CPT/OPT policy?

The University requires one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time, in-person study on campus before they will assist the student to apply for CPT.

There are no regulation changes for OPT at this time. Read more about OPT here.