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eCore courses are online general education courses offered through a cooperative arrangement among SACSCOC-accredited institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG). eCore courses are taught by instructors from USG institutions and are transferrable within the USG, as well as to most regionally accredited schools. Whether you are a working adult who wants to get back in school or a traditional college student who needs the flexibility of an online class–the public universities and colleges of the University System of Georgia are well within your reach through eCore.
eCore courses are taught completely online; students are never required to meet face-to-face with their instructors. However, each course requires up to two proctored exams (midterm and/or final). In the virtual environment; however, students will have plenty of opportunities to interact with instructors 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, as well as individual, group, and other activities that students must complete by a specified date.
It is important to remember that these classes are not like independent study or self-paced courses. eCore courses follow the traditional academic semester calendar; therefore, students cannot start and stop at any time. Students are part of a class and classmates will count on one another to be active contributors. Each class typically consists of students located throughout Georgia, in other states and possibly from other countries. Active participation takes place through the discussion area which will be covered in detail later.
All students must log in to their eCore course within the first week the class is available online. It is strongly recommended that students log in on their first day of class.