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Future or Prospective eCore Students

What is eCore and What are the Classes Like?

eCore is a set of core curriculum classes taught on the Web and designed for students who need the flexibility and convenience of online learning. Core classes are typically classes required during the first two years of a college degree. Courses are taught totally online so that you will never be required to meet face-to-face with your instructor. The exception is Chemistry, which meets several times during the semester. You will, however, have plenty of opportunities to interact with your instructor and fellow students.

Each online eCore class has a syllabus and schedule to follow. Just as in a class taught on campus, instructors specify the content to be covered, dates for exams and quizzes, individual and group assignments and other activities that you must complete by a specified date.

Key point—these classes are not like independent study or self-paced courses where you work by yourself or at your own pace. eCore courses follow the traditional academic semester calendar; therefore, you cannot start and stop at any time. You are part of a class and your classmates will count on you to be an active contributor. Your class will likely consist of students located throughout GA, in other states and possibly from other countries. Your active participation takes place through the discussion area within your course.

Each course requires at least one proctored test. You must identify a test site near your home or work (can be UWG's testing center—or another place near you). Each semester you must arrange an appointment to take your midterm and/or final exams at the test site. 15 business days before your exam week, you must also notify the eCore Testing Coordinator of the time, date, and location of your proctored exam site. The exam information will be made available to you during your course.  Click here for more information about taking proctored exams: ecore.usg.edu/exams/

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