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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following is a list of questions that are frequently asked by prospective students about NMC's online programs.
Online Classes
How do online courses work?

Classes are taught through D2L Brightspace. Class format varies but many times includes, presentations, disscussion boards, papers, tests and other assignments.

Students have the option of enrolling in Nebraska Methodist College part-time. Those who wish to explore this option should work with an advisor to plan their schedules.

Clinical/Practicum hours are a requirement of all online nursing programs. Students may choose to fulfill this requirement somewhere that is easily accessible to them.

Can online students receive financial assistance?
Yes, online students are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information about scholarships, loans, grants and other resources available, visit our Financial Assistance page.
Where do I turn in my assignments?
Each student receives a syllabus for each course which details the instructor's requirements for how and when assignments are to be turned in.
How do I get in contact with my instructor?
Contact information is provided to you by the instructor when you first begin the course. Professors are easily accessible via email or phone.
Do I have to be online at a certain time every day?

Some of our online programs utilize weekly virtual class meetings to assist with learning, and other online programs allow you to study at your convenience.

If virtual class meetings are a requirement of a course in which you are enrolled, your faculty member will communicate this to you in the syllabus.

Deadlines, tests and required outcomes are outlined in course syllabi. Online learning is meant to be flexible and available 24/7.

What type of interaction will I have with other students and my instructors?
One of the advantages students have in online programs is the ability to interact with instructors and a diverse student population.  Each course varies in its approach and all courses use different forms of interaction which may include chat rooms, e-mail, blogs, conference calls, social media, and other forms of interaction.
How do I get the right textbooks and course materials?
All books for online students can be purchased through the NMC Bookstore.
How many hours per week does an average student devote to his or her studies?
The average amount of time spent per week studying will vary by course, course work, and program.  Generally, students should plan on an average of 10 - 30 hours of studying per week for course work.  These hours will vary depending on the type of course work such as a reading assignment versus a written project.
Do any online courses involve group work?
In some courses and in some instances, students will work and collaborate in small groups. In all cases, these instances are determined by the course instructor.
What kind of computer equipment, software and internet connections do I need?
For the list of technical requirements, visit our Online Technology Requirements page.
What technical support is available to me?
The Education Technology Department is available to assist all NMC students, faculty and staff at NMC.helpdesk@methodistcollege.edu or (402) 354-7008.
Transfer Students
Will my credits and courses transfer to Nebraska Methodist College?

NMC may accept credit for courses taken from any educational institution if it is accredited by a regional accrediting body and if transfer credits can be applied to your program of study and required learning objectives. We encourage prospective students to visit the Transfer Student page for more information and the Transfer Student Guides.

How are my grades transferred from my previous institution?

Courses are accepted if a grade of "C-" or better is achieved at the undergraduate level. A grade of "B" or better must be achieved at the graduate level. Grades earned in transfer courses will not be used in determining the student's cumulative grade point average unless the student has already matriculated and has been given permission to enroll at another institution. All courses accepted for transfer will be noted on the transcript. Such transfer courses will be included in the total number of hours completed.

If the student has a question about any course(s) not being recognized for transfer, direct them, in writing, to the Registrar within 30 days of receipt of official transferred courses.

Where should I send my transcripts?

Official transcripts should be submitted directly from your previous institution to: 

admissions@methodistcollege.edu

or

Nebraska Methodist College Admissions

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114

Do you accept older coursework?

Courses completed more than five years ago will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for transferability. To maximize the chance of student success in any program, we recommend that a student retake any course taken more than five years ago, regardless of whether the course is transferable.

I think I have completed a course that is transferrable but it is not listed on the Transfer Guides or in Transferology, how can I check to see if it can be transferred in?

If you have a course that you feel is a good fit for transfer credit we recommend submitting this course for review to Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator.

How do I get an academic evaluation done?

Prospective transfer students are encouraged to create an account in Transferology and submit their completed coursework. Once this is complete your admissions coordinator can go over your profile and discuss what your transfer path might look like at NMC.

How do I set up a Transferology account?

Visit www.transferology.com to set up your account. You will be asked to share your first name, last name and email address. Once your account is created you can begin adding coursework from previous colleges attended

I have questions about Transferology?

We are happy to assist you with your Transferology account. We also encourage you to take a look at their FAQ page for more information.

When will I receive an official transfer credit review?

Transcripts will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office for an official evaluation of transfer credit once a student is admitted to the college and a deposit is received. Students will have access to review their transfer credit evaluation via the myMethodist portal. Your student ID number listed below will serve as your user ID to the myMethodsit portal. Once a deposit is received it can take up to 4-6 weeks for a official transfer evaluation to be completed.

Are there scholarships available for transfer students?

Yes, we do have scholarships for Transfer Students. Transfer students are eligible for Upfront Merit Scholarships as well as a few other scholarship opportunities! Visit our scholarship page for more information.