Frequently Asked Questions
Please apply online - Application for Admission
Once your application is processed, you are admitted on a conditional basis and can enroll for the semester you applied to begin taking your courses. The conditional basis is on the condition that you submit the required materials listed on our admissions requirements page. Failure to submit these documents can prevent you from registering for future semesters' courses. We encourage students to submit the documents as soon as possible.
Graduate credit earned from another accredited graduate institution may be applied toward the Master of Science degree provided: (1) the hours are of a grade of “B” or above; (2) the credits would have counted toward a graduate degree program at that institution; (3) courses must have been completed within the last seven years from the date of first class with Peru State; and (4) the credits have been approved by the Dean of Graduate Programs. The Dean of Graduate Programs retains the right to request a student to provide course descriptions/syllabi for the courses being considered for transfer. All transfer credit requests must be submitted during the initial admission phase and prior to the beginning the program of study.
Transfer credits are applied toward elective credits only within the program. A maximum of six (6) transfer credit hours may be applied toward the degree requirements.
Students must request permission from the Dean of Graduate Programs for approval of transfer credits to be applied to a program of study by submitting the Transfer Credit Request form and by requesting that an official transcripts from the institution where credit was received be sent to the Graduate Programs Office.
Blackboard orientation is required to be completed by all students.
The first time a student logging into Blackboard there will be only one link - orientation. Click on this link to complete Blackboard's orientation. This orientation is an introduction to the screens and technology tools that a student is most likely to use while completing the course with Peru State. Estimated time to complete this orientation is 1/2 to 1 hour.
Degree-seeking students will utilize the Internet program, LiveText, to create and build a portfolio as they progress through the program. There is a one time fee of approximately $100 for a multi-year membership to LiveText, which is an electronic portfolio system that is provided online.
Students will complete this portfolio throughout the program coursework by including course assignments/projects in the portfolio and reflecting upon each one in relation to your growth and development. It will be checked for progress at the point of application for admission to candidacy and for completion at the point of application for graduation. The completed portfolio is a required part of the program completion for the Master of Science degree.
Students will also complete and submit the exit survey that will be provided upon successful completion of your LiveText portfolio.
Students will be given specific instructions about purchasing the membership to LiveText during your first course - EDUC 612- Technology and Mediated Instruction.