Online Courses

Schaumburg, IL
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
American InterContinental University
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5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: While going High School, I hated it, I never seen myself going back to school. My husband is enrolled at AIU also, as he was talking with his advisor, it hit me, I'll never make anything out of my life if I don't do something now. I told him I want to talk to an advisor and they had me signed up and enrolled that day. I am in my 4th course and I am loving it. The online courses gives the working man or woman, single parent, or a person with health problems a chance to get a degree around their own schedule.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: The experience I am having with AIU online is great so far. I have taken online training before, and the Intellipath feature helps with focused learning. Right from the introductory class, I was impressed with the ability to identify my areas that needed improvement. The repeating of lessons aided me in completing my weekly assignments with confidence.

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5 College Senior

Online Courses: Online courses have been heaven for me. I am a mother of 3 and 25 years old. I would strongly recommend this school for parents and working individuals. I have all the time I need to spend with my children and still attend weekly chats and get all assignments in by Sunday. It has been a great experience! I love the fact that the University has tried to make our learning experience similar as the traditional classroom experience. We have weekly chats online and a discussion board thread that gives us students the opportunity to interact with each other, by leaving messages and uploading files and images for the entire class to see and participate.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: This is an wonderful experience

5 College Senior

Online Courses: I didn't like the discussion board but after learning more about I just enjoy interacting with my instructor and classmates.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 4th
    Best Tech Support
  • 8th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 8th
    Best Online Professor Communication

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Logan Whitsitt
Daytona Beach, FL
Business Administration and Healthcare Management
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At American Intercontinental University Online, most students are happily suprised with their ability to navigate through the school Web site and find that the various resources are very user-friendly. The faculty, students, and advisors are all accessible at the click of a button. There is a vertical box on the right side of your screen that shows by color who is on the school Web site at the time, and clicking on their name will immediately open a live instant message (IM) box. These IM conversations also feature the ability to invite multiple people to a chat. It's a great way to meet new friends and peers.

AIU Online offers undergraduate and graduate programs at a flexible pace, so students can hold jobs while in class.  Degree programs are offered in business, criminal justice, design, education, information technology, and more. There is an extensive school library, free tutoring services (if requested), multimedia presentations for each course, various clubs, and even a Support Department that provides immediate aid for AIU Online students.   

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
  • Almost all AIU Online students think it is very easy to navigate throughout the school Web site.
  • Attending class is not required!
Required Tech Skills
Computer and Internet access is a definite requirement, as all work is done on the school Web site. Students must be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and complete average Web navigation. Owning or having access to a printer is a bonus, but not a requirement.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
In a typical lecture, the instructor and students all type in a live chat session. Using multimedia links, the instructor can speak over a microphone as well. The instructors hosting these live chats make use of various visual aid resources such as Microsoft PowerPoint, video clips, and their own actual handwriting, all of which are recorded and accessible anytime.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
An AIU Online course is exactly five weeks long, starting on a Monday morning at 12 a.m. CST and ending on a Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. CST. Every week, except during group week, there are two assignments: a discussion board where students respond to instructor prompts, and an individual project.
Online Testing & Grading
Testing is a rarity at AIU Online, so most grades are determined by class activities. Most classes have a standard grading system based on a 100-point scale, and letter grades drop every ten percentage points. For instance, a student needs to score better than 90 percent on an assignment to receive an A.
Did You Know?
  • Students can take a single test to complete a five week course!
  • All completed work, grades, and class chats are recorded and available anytime.
  • Class loads can be set up to include one or two classes at a time.
  • Microsoft Word 2007 Enterprise is sent to students to help them complete their schoolwork.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 193 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 207 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Learned a lot of new things
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 12% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Learned a few new things
  • 1% Waste of time
  • 0% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 193 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students



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