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eCore are online core courses that are provided through a state-wide collaborative program. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. Courses satisfy the basic core curriculum requirements at any University System of Georgia institution.

 

 

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Q. Can I earn an Associates Degree by taking eCore courses?
Q. I haven't been in school for years and I have never attended UWG. Where do I start?
Q. It has been over a year since I attended UWG. Now I want to go back to school. How do I begin?
Q. I have earned course credit hours from another college. How do I know which ones will transfer?
Q. I am a high school student. Can I take eCore courses for college credit?
Q. What are some other course options for distance students besides eCore?
Q. How many total credits can I get from eCore?
Q. How do I figure out which classes I need to register for and when?
Q. I've been admitted to UWG. Now, how do I register for an eCore class?
Q. I don't have an advisor - where do I go for help?
Q. I'm not doing well in my course. Can I get an Incomplete and take it on campus next term instead?
Q. The eCore class that I want/need to take is full. What can I do?
Q. Will courses taken many years ago transfer?
Q. I attend another college, but I want to take an eCore course through UWG. How do I do this? How do I become a Transient student?
Q. I'm having trouble logging into my eCore course in GeorgiaVIEW. Where can I get help?
Q. How and when can I access my final grade?
Q. After my final grade is posted, will my school be sent a copy of my grade automatically or do I need to do a transcript request?
Q. I don't believe my final grade in my eCore course is correct. How do I appeal the grade?
Q. I've been admitted to UWG, but I've been told I have to take Learning Support courses. Can I still take eCore courses?
Q. I am or will soon be a High School graduate and I've never attended college. Where do I begin?
Q. I am a Military Veteran. Who do I contact for information on Veteran's programs and aid?

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FAQ Answers

Q. Can I earn an Associates Degree by taking eCore courses?

The eCore program is Georgia's Core Curriculum Online. The core curriculum includes the general studies courses that are part of any degree program in the University System of Georgia. The eCore program is not a degree program per se, but supports a degree program by offering the core curriculum studies.

Any core class taken through eCore will transfer to any of the University System of Georgia institutions, and some of the USG institutions offer Associates Degree programs. See the USG website for more information: http://www.usg.edu.


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Q. I haven't been in school for years and I have never attended UWG. Where do I start?

Case 1. If you've been out of school for more than 5 years and never attended college, you will not be required to take the SAT and some other requirements will be waived. However, you will have to take a placement exam (COMPASS) and may be required to take Learning Support/ Remedial (LS) courses before being allowed to enroll in eCore or other college-credit courses.

As of June 2003: "A student with LS requirements who is enrolled in all required LS courses may now take an eCore course if the student has met the LS prerequisite(s) for the course. (For example, a student with an LS requirement only in math who is enrolled in LS math may take an eCore course in English.) The student must drop the eCore course(s) if dropping the required LS course(s)."

Case 2. To be classified as a non-traditional student, you must have not attended high school/college within the past five (5) years, and earned no more than 45 quarter/30 semester hours of transferable college credit.

In either case case 1 or case 2 , see this website: http://www.westga.edu/~admiss/ for a quick review of the admission documents you will need.

Please contact the UWG Admissions Office at 678-839-5600 for additional assistance with Admissions.

Deadlines for Admission are located here: http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/apply.php

Click here to find the upcoming deadlines - registration dates, dates classes begin, dates classes end, deadline to Withdraw: http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/calendar/


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Q. It has been over a year since I attended UWG. Now I want to go back to school. How do I begin?

If you were previously admitted to UWG but have not registered for or attended classes in more than one calendar year, you will need to apply for readmission to UWG. Go to the UWG Registrar's Forms website for more information: http://www.westga.edu/registrar/index_8698.php.

Deadlines for Admission are located here: http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/apply.php

Click here to find the upcoming deadlines - registration dates, dates classes begin, dates classes end, deadline to withdraw: http://ecore.usg.edu

If you have questions about past course credits or the re-admission process, contact the Registrar's Office in Parker Hall: 678-839-6438 or registra@westga.edu


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Q. I have earned course credit hours from another college. How do I know which ones will transfer?

First, you'll need to know which courses you took. You should contact your college for a copy of your transcript.

Then, there is a website to assist you in determining which course credits UWG will accept. See the transfer equivalency website: https://grim.westga.edu/pls/UWGP_DAD/hwwktreq.find_state

If you cannot find your institution or a particular course, you may e-mail your question to the UWG Registrar for clarification: e-mail registra@westga.edu

After you have been accepted as a transfer student, it takes about 2 weeks for a representative from our Registrar's office to review your transcript and verify specifically which credits will transfer and which will not.

If it has been more than 2 weeks since you received your acceptance letter and you have not received notice from the Registrar on which credits will transfer, you may contact a UWG Registrar representative at registra@westga.edu to follow-up. Be sure to include your full name and student ID (917) number in your email.

Click here to find the upcoming deadlines - registration dates, dates classes begin, dates classes end, deadline to withdraw: http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/calendar/


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Q. I am a high school student. Can I take eCore courses for college credit?

A high school junior or senior can attend UWG on-campus or distance (online) courses as a joint-enrolled student through UWG's Accel Program. The eCore program is a particularly good opportunity to gain college credit while in high school for those who are unable to regularly travel to a college campus.

For admissions requirements and more information on joint enrollment, see: http://www.westga.edu/admiss/index_1065.php or contact the Advanced Academy at 678-839-6249.


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Q: What are some other course options for distance students besides eCore?

1. UWG offers other courses and programs either wholly or partially online, in addition to the eCore. See: http://distance.westga.edu/

2. UWG offers many courses at our Newnan Campus. See: http://www.nc.westga.edu/
However, no Learning Support/Remedial courses are currently offered on the UWG Newnan campus.

3. Other institutions in Georgia offer courses and programs online, as well: http://www.georgiaonmyline.org

4. A large collection of resources related to opportunities for online education around the world, can be found here:
http://www.petersons.com/distancelearning/


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Q: How many total credits can I get from eCore?

It depends on your track (whether you opt for a science or non-science major) and it depends on the specific credit hours of the courses you choose to take. Also, the number of eCore courses offered changes each term as new online core classes are developed and added to the eCore options.

A typical core schedule includes between 41-43 credit hours worth of courses.

You would need to look at the list of eCore class options and compare it to your major's requirements to decide how many credits you personally can achieve online.


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Q. How do I figure out which classes I need to register for and when?

Here's how to do it...

Step 1:
Do you have a science major, non-science major, or undeclared major?

*If you have a science major, here's a list of the core classes you need to take.
http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/curriculum.php#science

*If you have a non-science major, here's a list of the core classes you need to take. The ones in BLUE are available on eCore. http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/curriculum.php

*If you are undeclared, you may contact an eCore advisor for advisement:

Julili Fowler (eCore students whose last name starts with A-L)
jfowler@westga.edu
770-254-7435

Dawn Senfeld (eCore Students whose last name starts with M-Z)
dsenfeld@westga.edu
678-839-5489

*It is important to note that your should ALWAYS double-check with your specific program requirements. Contact the department in which you have declared your major. Sometimes specific programs require specific core courses.

Step 2:
After you note the courses that you still have left to take and verify that they are available through eCore, check the Class Bulletin to see if seats are available.

If you cannot remember what courses you have already taken, you can find your complete transcript by logging on to Banweb through myUWG Once you click on Banweb, go to Student Services & Financial Aid, then Student Records, and then Academic Transcript.

Step 3:
To find out when you are permitted to register at UWG, check The Scoop. Be sure to register during your registration time or during the eCore drop/add. The eCore academic calendar is not the same as the UWG academic calendar. The drop/add dates will be different. See the eCore Academic Calendar for eCore drop/add dates, start and end dates, and withdrawal deadlines. .

Step 4:
Before you can register for an eCore course, you must take the eCore online orientation and the quiz that follows: http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/orientation/

About 48 hours after submitting the quiz, you will receive an email to your myUWG email address with your quiz results and if you've passed, you will be given permission to register for eCore courses.

Step 5:
To register, you will need to login to myUWG and go to Banweb. For instructions on how to register in Banweb, click here. For instructions on how to login to Banweb, in order to Register, see: click here.

Questions about registration may be answered most easily by the Registrar's office website: http://www.westga.edu/~registra/

More information on eCore can be found on the University System of Georgia's eCore website and the UWG eCore website.


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Q. I've been admitted to UWG. Now, how do I register for an eCore class?

By virtue of being admitted to UWG you are eligible to register for an eCore class, unless you have been ttold that you need to take a Learning Support/Remedial course - in this case, you cannot sign up for an eCore course until you complete all required learning support courses. Once you are admitted and receive a student ID number, you can obtain your myUWG email address through the myUWG login page. After you've obtained your UWG email address, you must take the eCore Orientation and Quiz in order to be given permisstion to register for eCore courses. You will receive an email once your results are analyzed by an eCore advisor (usually within 48 hours).

The registration process is the same as any other UWG course BUT the fees and dates are different. See The Scoop for eCore fees and the eCore Academic Calendar for dates

For directions on how to register online, go to http://banweb.westga.edu/help/registerbanweb.htm For directions on how to login to Banweb, in order to Register, see: http://banweb.westga.edu/help/logintoban.htm


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Q. I don't have an advisor - where do I go for help?

For eCore courses and related issues, you should contact your UWG eCore advisor:

Julili Fowler (eCore students whose last name starts with A-L)
jfowler@westga.edu
770-254-7435

Dawn Senfeld (eCore Students whose last name starts with M-Z)
dsenfeld@westga.edu
678-839-5489

If you have declared a major or are also taking on-campus courses, here's where you can find out who to go to for advising: http://www.westga.edu/~advising


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Q. I'm not doing well in my course. Can I get an Incomplete and take it on campus next term instead?

NO!

If you receive an Incomplete, you must complete the rest of the same exact coursework with the same instructor (if possible) by the end of the next term enrolled or within a year - whichever comes first - or the "I" will become an "F".

If you enroll in the on-campus version of the class the next term, you will not have the same exact coursework and you will probably not have the same instructor. The "I" in the eCore course taken in the previous term will become an "F" regardless of your grade in the on campus version of the course.

If you expect to fail a course, you can withdraw before the withdrawal deadline to recieve a "W" instead of an "F" on your transcripts. A "W" does not count negatively toward your GPA. You should contact your eCore advisor before withdrawing to make sure it is the right thing to do:

Julili Fowler (eCore students whose last name starts with A-L)
jfowler@westga.edu
770-254-7435

Dawn Senfeld (eCore Students whose last name starts with M-Z)
dsenfeld@westga.edu
678-839-5489

Click here for instructions on how to withdraw from an eCore course. Be aware that upon withdrawing from your course, you will not be refunded any tuition or fees and a permanent "W" will be placed on your transcripts. The deadline to withdraw from an eCore course is the midpoint of the semester, which can be found on the eCore Academic Calendar.

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Q. The eCore class that I want/need to take is full. What can I do?

The eCore advisor does not have the ability to override a course's maximum enrollment.

Continue to monitor the enrollment on the Class Bulletin or Banweb throughout registration and drop/add. Seats may open as students adjust their schedules.

See The Scoop for registration dates and the eCore Academic Calendar for drop/add and other important eCore dates.


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Q. Will courses taken many years ago transfer?

UWG does not have an expiration date on undergraduate courses. Your transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar's office and the courses you've taken will be assigned credit where acceptable. Keep in mind that a course may transfer for credit, but not meet a current degree requirement.

To assist transfer students, UWG has compiled a list of typical Transfer Course Equivalencies.


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Q. I attend another college, but I want to take an eCore course through UWG. How do I do this? How do I become a Transient student?

If you are enrolled at another college or university and you wish to take eCore courses at UWG, you must apply for admission as a Transient Student. A Transient student is a student who wishes to only "visit" UWG for a semester and not transfer. For non-eCore courses at UWG, you may only be a Transient student for one term. However, for eCore courses, you may take courses for additional terms as long as you send an updated Transient letter prior to the beginning of every term. Transient students are not eligible for financial assistance (grants, loans, HOPE scholarship, etc.) through UWG. They must make financial assistance arrangements with their "home" institution.

For more information on becoming a Transient Student and application instructions, click here or call the Admissions Office at 678-839-5600. Ask to speak with Mark Taylor.


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Q: I'm having trouble logging into my eCore course in GeorgiaVIEW. Where can I get help?

If you are entering the username and password into the GeorgiaVIEW site and it is not permitting you access, check the following:

1. Make sure you are attempting to login through the eCore GeorgiaVIEW site and not the UWG GeorgiaVIEW site: https://ecore.view.usg.edu

2. Make sure you are entering the username and password EXACTLY as the information is provided below:

Enter your username: (Your username is your MyUWG email address- Ex: jsmith12@my.westga.edu)

Enter your password : (Your initial Password is your birth date in mmddyyyy format (ex: you would enter 06031972 if your birthdate is June 3, 1972). Once you initially login, you will be required to change your password.

If your username or password doesn't work, please contact your eCore Advisor, Dawn Senfeld at 678-839-5489 or dsenfeld@westga.edu

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Q. How and when can I access my final grade?

It typically takes 3-4 weeks for final grades to be posted in Banweb. Contact your eCore advisor for a more approximate date for your semester.

Instructions on how to obtain your final grade:

Step 1
Go to myUWG and login.

Step 2
After you've logged into your account, click on the Banweb tab.

Step 3
Once inside Banweb click on the "Student Services and Financial Aid" link and then the "Student Records" link to find your grades.

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Q. After my final grade is posted, will my school be sent a copy of my grade automatically or do I need to do a transcript ?

You will need to request that an official copy of your transcripts be sent to your home institution. Click here for instructions on how to do so through the UWG Registrar's Office. There is a small fee for each transcript requested.


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Q. I don't believe my final grade in my eCore course is correct. How do I appeal the grade?

A grade appeal must be initiated within 30 days after the grade has been posted. The appeal itself must be completed within one calendar year from the date the grade was assigned.

Step 1: Student first appeals in writing to instructor via e-mail and CCs the eCore Student Success Manager, Stacey Rowland (srowland@westga.edu).

Step 2: If the instructor denies the appeal and the student wishes to further appeal, then the appeal goes to the Instructor's Department Chair. Email Stacey Rowland (srowland@westga.edu) and she will forward your appeal to the Department Chair.

Step 3:
If not resolved, the next level of appeal is to the eCore Dean, Dr. Melanie Clay. Send your appeal to your eCore advisor and request that she forward it to Dr. Clay.

Step 4:
If not resolved, the final appeal goes to the eCore sub-committee.

Additional info on Grade Appeals:
http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/grades.php


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Q. I've been admitted to UWG, but I've been told I have to take Learning Support courses. Can I still take eCore courses?

Beginning Fall 2008, a student who is enrolled in a learning support class may be allowed to take an eCore course provided that the subject or discipline of the eCore class does not overlap the learning support class. For example, if a student is taking learning support math, then the student could take an eCore history class; however, if the student is taking learning support reading or English, then the student should not take eCore history. The student must make this decision in consultation with an advisor at the studentís home institution.

If you have questions about your Learning Support requirements, see the Learning Support and Testing Office website or call 678-839-6435.


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Q. I am or will soon be a high school graduate and I've never attended college. Where do I begin?

In order to take eCore courses at UWG, you must first apply for admission. For more information on admissions, click here.

Upon being admitted to UWG, you are eligible to register for eCore classes, unless you have been told that you are required to take a Learning Support course. Students cannot sign up for an eCore course until they complete all required Learning Support courses. For more information on Learning Support, see the Learning Support and Testing Office website or call 678-839-6435.

The registration process is the same as any other UWG course BUT the eCore Academic Calendar and fees are different.


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Q. I am a Military Veteran. Who do I contact for information on Veteran's programs and aid?

See: http://www.westga.edu/~registra/veterans.html

or contact Delores Moore, the VA representative in the UWG Registrar's office, 678-839-6438 or dmoore@westga.edu

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