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Student Guide


This section will provide information on the following:

What is eCore?

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 transferable within the USG, as well as to most regionally accredited schools. Whether you are a working adult who wants to return to 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.

What are eCore Online Classes Like?

eCore courses are taught completely online, and students are never required to meet face-to-face with their instructors. However, students taking eCore courses have plenty of opportunities to interact with their instructor(s) and fellow students. Each course may require up to two proctored exams (midterm and/or final).

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 courses are not independent study or self-paced courses. eCore courses are offered during traditional university semesters, therefore, one cannot start and stop at any time. Students are part of a course, and coursemates will count on one another to be active contributors.

All students must log into their eCore course by a posted deadline, typically within the first week the course is available online. It is strongly recommended that students login on the first day of the course. Participation deadlines and other important dates can be found on the eCore Course Calendar.

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