What is asynchronous learning?

Asynchronous learning means that you can log into your course when learning works best for you – early morning, lunchtime, after the kids are in bed! You do not need to log into your classes at a specific time of the day or day of the week. However, each course will have very specific weekly due dates that you will need to meet to be successful in class. You should plan on logging into your online class several times each week.

What are the computer requirements?

You can get all the computer requirements here: https://www.tunxis.edu/academics/distance-learning/

Can I take some classes on campus?

Absolutely! That is one of the unique features of our program. You can mix and match online, on campus, accelerated or full semester classes.

Is the program accredited and why is that important?

Tunxis Community College is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Tunxis’ Business Program is also accredited by the Associate Degree Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) – the only associate’s degree program in Connecticut with this designation. ACBSP is a leading specialized business accreditation association with a global and diverse membership.
It is very important that your degree is from an accredited program to ensure your courses transfer and are accepted by a bachelor’s degree program.

Are the classes/degree transferable?

All of the courses in the BA Certificate and Degree are transferable to a four year institution. Tunxis’ BA program has specific articulation agreements for those students looking to continue on in an accelerated online format with Charter Oak State College and Quinnipiac University. Contact Amy Feest at afeest@tunxis.edu for more information.

I have previous college coursework. Will those classes apply towards this degree?

Classes from previous college coursework may apply towards your coursework. You can transfer in up to 14 credits to the BA Certificate, and up to 45 credits to the BA Degree. Information on transfer classes can be found here: https://www.tunxis.edu/offices-departments/admissions-office/transfer-students/.

Do you offer credit for life experience?

While we cannot offer direct credit for life experience, if you have extensive experience, you can consider completing a CLEP examination (https://clep.collegeboard.org/business) to earn college credit in place of several required BA courses.

What is the cost of the program?

The cost of our accelerated courses are the same as our traditional, full semester courses. All costs can be found here: https://www.tunxis.edu/offices-departments/business-office/tuition-fees-payment/

How do I start the financial aid process?

You’ll need to complete a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In case you need assistance completing it, the student aid helpline is one option – they are there 24/7 – 800-433-3243; or you can come to Tunxis for a one on one session to help complete it. All of our degrees and some of our certificates are aid eligible. We offer both federal and state grants to assist students, but the FAFSA is the only application we need to check for both kinds for you!

Does the degree program require any prerequisites?

To complete the degree or certificate program, students need to place into Intermediate Algebra and Composition. New students who have not taken any previous college classes will need to show SAT/ACT scores or take the college placement test: https://www.tunxis.edu/offices-departments/academic-success-center/placement-testing/. Students who do not place into college level math and English may need to take preparatory courses prior to beginning the accelerated program.

I live out-of-state and I am planning to take an online course. How do I placement test?

Out-of-state placement testing can be arranged by contacting the Coordinator of Placement Testing. You will need to identify someone in your community (a local librarian, teacher, counselor, etc.) who is willing to proctor your exam at a quiet location where there is a computer with Internet access.