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Low Tuition Rate
The eCore tuition rate is $169 per credit hour and is the same for both Georgia residents and non-residents.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are digital textbooks available inside the course at no cost to the student, and are currently available in over half of eCore courses. eCore is working to incorporate OERs into additional classes each semester.
Visit the eCore Textbook Page to see which courses currently include Open Educational Resources.
Free Online Tutoring
All eCore students have free unlimited access to Smarthinking, an online tutoring service. Several eCore courses also have live tutors embedded in the class, so they're right there to help you out when you need it.
Student Success Team
The eCore Student Success Team made over 6,700 outreach calls to students in 2014! eCore's model for student success has been recognized by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and U.S. News & World Report. Our outreach starts before the first day of class, with online tutorial classes and personal start-of-term phone calls. During the term, we work closely with our instructors to monitor student activity in each class, and engage with students through phone calls and email in an effort to improve performance.
Accredited and Transferable Courses
eCore courses are offered by affiliate institutions within the USG. These institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credits earned through eCore courses will transfer to institutions within the University System of Georgia and to most other colleges and universities. However, before registering for an eCore course, you should consult your campus advisor to determine if the course fits your chosen major's program of study.
Also, students enrolled in eCore lab science courses are advised to consult with transferring institution to determine transferability of course credit.
Convenience and Flexibility
eCore courses are taught entirely online in an asynchronous format. Students are not required to log in for assigned "class times". Each course has a syllabus and schedule to follow, but students are free to complete these assignments before work in the morning, on a lunch break, or even in their pajamas after the kids are put to bed! And with full 16-week courses in addition to accelerated 8-week courses, finishing college is more flexible than ever with eCore.
Highly Qualified Instructors
Faculty members from universities and colleges throughout the University System of Georgia are selected to teach eCore courses. Current eCore faculty members include leaders in innovative teaching practices and published researchers, just as you would find in face-to-face classrooms. These faculty members are experienced online instructors, and also attend additional training in online teaching through eCore.
Accessible Course Design
Courses comply with ADA and Section 508 requirements to accommodate students with disabilities or special needs.