FAQ

What does the University of Mount Olive have to offer nontraditional students? (Students over the age of 21 years)

The University of Mount Olive (UMO) offers associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. While the location in Mount Olive offers programs for traditional students in daytime format, UMO also offers programs for adult students in Mount Olive,
Jacksonville, New Bern, Research Triangle Park, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Smithfield at JCC, Washington,
Wilmington, and Online.

  • Students enroll in 15-week, fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Semesters are divided into three, five-week sessions named A, B, or C.
  • Classes vary in length. Most are five, seven or ten weeks in length. Ten-week courses overlap two five-week sessions.
  • Classes are accelerated and meet one night a week from 6-10 pm or online.
  • Students have the opportunity to take more than one class at a time if they wish. Some programs may require students to enroll in more than one class per session.

Program offerings:

  • Business Administration: Accounting, Bachelor Degree (major courses offered online only)
  • Business Administration: Business Management, Bachelor Degree (courses may be taken seated or online)
  • Business Administration: Health Care Management, Bachelor Degree (courses may be taken seated or online)
  • Business Administration: Human Resource Management, Bachelor Degree (major courses offered online only)
  • Business Administration: Management Information Systems, Bachelor Degree (major courses offered online only)
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology, Bachelor Degree (program offered in seated and online formats)
  • Early Childhood Education, Bachelor Degree (Licensure and Non-Licensure options available)
  • Leadership, Bachelor Degree (both seated and online courses are required)
  • Nursing, Bachelor Degree (RN to BSN Program – RN licensure required prior to enrollment; major courses offered online only)
  • Religious Studies, Bachelor Degree (offered only at the Mount Olive, Jacksonville, New Bern, and Washington locations)
  • General Studies, Associate Degree (for adult students with little or no college experience)
  • Health Science, Associate Degree (offered through the RTP location in conjunction with the Watts School of Nursing in Durham, NC)
  • Master of Business Administration Degree (offered online only)

 

Is the University of Mount Olive accredited?

The University of Mount Olive is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866
Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mount Olive. The Robert L. Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  The RN to BSN at the University of Mount Olive is
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

When do classes start each semester?

The University of Mount Olive offers start dates throughout the year.  Contact the University of Mount Olive location nearest you or visit http://www.umo.edu/admissions/adult-students/start-dates for upcoming dates.

 

Can my life experience be counted as college credit?

The University of Mount Olive recognizes that learning takes place in settings other than the traditional
classroom. Such experiences, when properly documented with actual application in work and other situations, may be evaluated for possible academic credit.  This is called Experiential Learning Credit (ELC). Any credit awarded for experiential learning will apply to general electives, related studies, and by exception with the appropriate department chair’s written approval may apply to general education requirements.  ELC will only be evaluated for enrolled students and cannot be used to gain
admission to a particular degree program.

Does the University of Mount Olive offer disability services?

The University of Mount Olive is committed to providing inclusive academic and campus programs to college students with documented disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations. The Disability Services Coordinator in the Student Success Center assists the University in meeting the needs of students with disabilities through facilitating the coordination of service delivery to these students, maintaining records and documentation, and developing the program among students, faculty, and administration. For more information visit http://www.umo.edu/admissions/adult-students/disability-services.

Does the University of Mount Olive offer tutoring services?

The Academic Resource Center offers individual or group tutoring in a variety of subjects through online and/or face-to-face tutoring. For more information visit http://www.umo.edu/tutoring-services.

What does it cost to attend the University of Mount Olive?

Nontraditional undergraduate students attending Evening College, Jacksonville, Smithfield at JCC, New Bern, Research
Triangle Park, civilians attending Seymour Johnson AFB, Washington, Wilmington, Watts Health Science, and Online
Programs will be billed at the rate of $420 per credit hour for the 2015-2016 academic year. These rates are for all
nontraditional undergraduate courses including online; $100 per credit hour will be charged for any ELC credit awarded.
Undergraduate active duty tuition assistance students will be billed at $210 per credit hour regardless of
location. Most courses are three credit hours each. Books are not included. Graduate students will be billed at $500 per credit hour. All new students are expected to pay a confirmation deposit ($50 undergraduate, $100 graduate) prior to registration. All students receiving a degree will be charged a $70 graduation fee.

Does the University of Mount Olive offer financial aid?

Yes. The University of Mount Olive awards a variety of state and federal grants, as well as student loans, to students who
qualify. The amount of aid students receive will be determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the number of credit hours students are taking each semester. You can complete your financial aid application by visiting the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure you complete the appropriate FAFSA application and use the correct tax
returns and W2’s depending on the start date of your classes. The school code is 002949.  Students may be eligible for the
Federal Pell Grant, the NC Need Based Scholarship, and Federal Direct Student loans.