Yes, The World Association of
Universities and Colleges accredits Lacrosse University. The WAUC is a
Global Private Accrediting Agency.
For additional information about our
accreditation you may contact W.A.U.C. via phone (702) 990-3204, or you
can visit their web site at www.web-hed.com/wauc/
How long has Lacrosse
University been in business?
Lacrosse University has been
accepting new students since September 1999. Currently we have close to
800 actively enrolled students. Lacrosse University has an open enrollment
policy, which means students are enrolling and graduating on a daily
How does the tuition cost compare between
education and distance learning?
of a degree achieved through distance learning is a fraction of the cost
of a degree offered through traditional residential study programs. The
reason is simple. In distance learning students do not pay for extra
curricular costs such as stadiums, classroom maintenance, University
security, Student Centers, sporting programs, and so forth. Therefore,
distance learning programs are much more affordable because operating
costs are significantly less.
What are the University’s
The University’s colors are teal blue and
have to purchase my textbooks through Lacrosse
Lacrosse University has a bookstore for the
convenience of students, however we will provide you with a booklist and
you may purchase your textbooks locally or online if you
have to take the courses in the order that they appear on my course
It is not required that students follow the
order of the curriculum outline.
What is the
difference between earning a degree with a traditional University and a
distance learning University such as Lacrosse?
difference is the method of learning. Resident study, by its very nature,
is inflexible and instruction is generally delivered on a group basis as
opposed to an independent basis. With Lacrosse University distance
learning degree programs, your method of learning is individualized, using
an independent study format and a one to one tutorial method. Study time
is done at the student’s convenience, and instruction is designed to
progress at the individual student’s level.
What is credit for
The process is termed
“challenge.” Work and life experience is credit granted by Lacrosse
University for job training, seminars, military training and life
experience. Work and life experience translates into University credit
when there is a substantial correlation between on the job training and/or
life experience and the course requirement(s).
Transfer Credit -
are courses that a student has completed as another University that
are similar in content and description to the course the student is
required to take at Lacrosse University. The student would supply Lacrosse
University with official transcripts for evaluation of transfer
Work/Life Experience - is granted when the student
has the equivalent knowledge of a course requirement and that knowledge
has been gained through work/life experience. The student may supply
documentation on a course by course basis by means of training
seminars/certificates, third party verification (past or current
employers), and by writing a brief synopsis of that course. The Student
would attach the documentation to a Challenge Form that is supplied in the
Student Forms packet. After faculty reviews the Challenge, finds it
acceptable, the student will receive a grade. Challenging course work is
done after registering as a student.
Curriculum Study -
course requirements not met through transfer credit or work/life
experience will be completed through Curriculum Study. This simply means
the student would obtain the required text, read the text and then
complete the comprehensive, open book final exam. If an exam is not
available the student would write a short (10 page) Applied Knowledge
Paper that would demonstrate a knowledge of the required text and an
ability to apply that knowledge to their specific situation.
How long does it take to
complete a degree program? When can I graduate?
University utilizes an open enrollment policy, allowing students to work
at their own pace without the stringent guidelines presented by the
traditional academic year. Each degree program has an allotted time for
completion and most students complete their degree obligations well within
the time allotment.
Will credits from Lacrosse University transfer to other
institutions of higher learning?
Credit transfer varies
widely. The fact that an institution is accredited does not mean another
school accredited by a different association will automatically accept
transfer of credit.
It is the responsibility of each student to
determine, prior to registration with Lacrosse University, that his or her
degree program will meet admission or transfer requirements with regard to
Will I be certified in
the state in which I live, or in any state?
The answer depends on the
certification requirements of a particular state, as they may vary widely.
Each state sets its own standards, criteria, and laws with regard to
certification and licensing. It is the student’s responsibility to
determine in advance whether or not the degree program will meet a
certification or licensing requirement. This is very important because
each state may have different requirements and those may change
Will my diploma and/or transcript
specify distance learning or external studies?
will be nothing noted on either the diploma or the transcript that
reflects the learning was done at a distance.