Academic Flexibility

Tempe, AZ
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5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I go online, so it is very convenient for me.

College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I did not transfer in any credits, so this does not apply to me.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: They are very reasonable when it comes to flexibility and finding a time to work with their students one on one.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Professors always have their email, phones, and doors open!

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The school offers a lot in the way of online education.


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  • 727th
    Most Flexible Class Schedules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hugh Cortney
Las Vegas
Game Design
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Flexibility for classes and scheduling at UAT is top-notch. Don't want to take a class on a certain day? It's up to the student if he or she wants to or not. Students can make their own schedules, but they must keep in mind that only certain classes are offered at certain points in the semester. Because the school counts internships as credits, students can take a big course load credit-wise and not be too overwhelmed by it. Students are consistently updated about new classes and new courses coming out, and they are informed if a class is changed or altered.

Most students are full-time students and have jobs and internships on the side along with personal projects. It is safe to say students at UAT keep pretty busy. Students this busy need flexibility, and the school answers this problem by providing flexible schedules, days, and multiple classes. Most struggles students encounter from time to time include certain classes being changed from one semester to another, and students will often have to wait for certain availability of classes for another semester. Class availability is major-specific, but most students find the classes they need in the time they need it without too much hassle. Different classes will change, and students will have classes canceled sometimes, due to a low amount of registration or the school has some changes to the curriculum.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
18 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
12 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
6 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
4 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
15 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
10 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Academic/Testing Requirements
Placement tests are available for students wishing to break into new classes.
Transferring Credits In & Out
If your transfer credits are relevant to classes offered at UAT, then they will be transferred with no problem.
Typical Session Length
An entire semester of classes lasts 15 weeks.
Class Style & Structure
Standard classes that you would expect at a college. The professors challenge students accordingly. Tests and quizzes are usual things.
Course Registration Process
Most students register online for classes using a registration tool. It is very simple to register and get books for courses.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 28 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% They are not flexible at all.
  • 12% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 4% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 0% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 79% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 24 responses

  • 42% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 4% None of my credits transferred.
  • 17% They only replaced electives.
  • 4% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 33% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 25 responses

  • 36% Non-applicable
  • 8% No
  • 56% Yes

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 25% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 71% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
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