|Frequently Asked Questions|
Welcome to the world of online learning! Indeed, quality education is no longer beyond your reach. But before embarking on this mode of education, be sure to understand the unique traits of online learning. The aim of this section is to acquaint you with the nature of study in an online mode and guide you on how you can enhance your professional career with us through higher education.
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AIIAS Online was conceived with YOU in mind—people who are busy yet determined enough to take a forward leap in their professional career; people who not only want to satisfy personal achievement goals but who want to be of greater service to God and humanity! Through online learning, quality education is no longer impossible whenever or wherever you may be, in the office or in the comfort of your home, daytime or night time. Yet, in spite of this flexibility, you can receive the same quality education as any on-campus experience.
But why choose AIIAS? AIIAS is an international institution of higher learning. Its faculty is carefully selected from different countries, bringing with them a rich experience of an international standard. As such, it also caters to students from around the world, regardless of religion, race, or creed. The richness of online resources, the concomitant activities that are done in students’ strategic localities, and the interactions and sharing with students from around the globe make up the curriculum of an online course in AIIAS.
So decide NOW. Take control of your career and life through e-Education! Send us an e-mail or download the AIIAS Application Form.
The Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) welcomes applications from persons showing initiative, maturity, and interest in learning. AIIAS accepts all applicants irrespective of color, race, sex and religion as long as they are supportive of the mission, goals, and values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Anyone who has a baccalaureate degree and has fulfilled the respective prerequisites for each of the online programs may enroll. These prerequisites are detailed in your chosen graduate degree program. Some technical requirements also need to be satisfied before starting the online course.
If you think you can fulfill all the requirements to be admitted in any of our online programs, and decide to apply, congratulations! You are now a step ahead toward fulfilling your dreams. You must, however, send your application to us at least three months before you intend to start your coursework. This is to allow sufficient time for processing your credentials.
The AIIAS Online program utilizes the AIIAS-DOL custom-built Learning Management System via the Internet to create virtual classrooms that provide instructional content as well as personalized learning experiences. Course participants access course syllabi, announcements, and course materials online, while engaging in an array of learning activities-such as online forums, threaded discussions, real-time chats, and team-based projects-that facilitate frequent student-teacher and student-student interaction.
An online course functions principally through cohort, non-simultaneous learning. Although class participants begin and end a subject together and progress through the major topics on a week by week basis, they are generally not required to be online at a specific time. Rather, students sign on and participate at times convenient to them, within the overall course calendar. In essence, online graduate programs at AIIAS Online connect a student to faculty, classmates, advisors, and other experts in the field through today's communication technology.
Assessment procedures in online courses can be in the form of assignments, case studies, research projects, online discussions, and examinations. Online discussions consist of student-professor and student-student interactions via the discussion board or chat room. Examinations can be online or proctored in a time and place within the student’s vicinity that is specified by AIIAS. In proctored exams, students will be required to present government issued identity document (e.g. passport, driver’s license) to the official AIIAS proctor. This document must contain the student’s photograph.
After the examinations are submitted or grades in various evaluation procedures posted by the instructor, the course management system automatically computes the grades of the students. A student can then periodically check his/her grade to determine his/her status in the course.
Graduate courses taken at AIIAS or at another recognized or accredited institution (including a graduate-level correspondence program) may be transferred to an AIIAS program if the credit meets all of the required conditions.
Courses in each degree programs are offered one at a time for a maximum of four to five courses (of three credits each) per year. This is to allow you to concentrate more deeply on each subject area while fulfilling your professional responsibilities. Thus, it could take you as little as 3 years to finish a 36-unit master’s degree.
(see Curriculum under each Program)
Although an online course may not be fully self-paced because of course schedules and deadlines, the decision to participate is always a personal choice. As in any graduate level course, much of the students’ success comes through personal decision to learn through deep research, reflective reading, interaction with other members of the class, and careful study of the materials provided by the instructors who act as facilitators to their learning.
It is therefore expected that students who enroll in online courses must be self-directed and deeply motivated to study and finish the course requirements. It is suggested that a specified time and/or day within a week be set aside solely for study. Frequent postponement of study schedules could be disastrous.
To gain access to a quality education, such as offered by AIIAS, has never been as convenient as now. Through online learning you can enroll without going through the costly process of leaving regular employment and moving residence. The fees to be paid by students are as follows:
Tuition fee is to be paid in full upon registration for a course. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars, except for those residing in the Philippines who may pay in the local currency. Students may send their payments to AIIAS through various modes of payment.
If your application to your desired program of study is approved, you will receive a Notification of Acceptance from the Admissions office. You may now look at the course schedule to see what courses are currently offered and start your enrollment.
You will need a decent computer with internet connection. If you could see this website, chances are you could take classes with us.
Some software you will need:
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