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Academic Flexibility

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3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Nice flexibility. Could be better though. Can't complain.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I took AP classes in high school and once the information from CollegeBoard transferred I had the credits for the classes I needed them in.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It has been difficult finding ways to pay for school, but every person I've communicated with regarding financial aid or simply advising in general has been extremely helpful.

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: There's classes at all times of the day making it easy to have a flexible schedule.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Since I always scheduled my classes as soon as it became available, I was able to set up my schedule with ease. There are however a couple of classes that are only offered at two or three different times, which makes it a bit more difficult to schedule around.

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Onondaga's Academic Flexibility is pretty amazing. The College serves a very large chunk of non-traditional students, parents, GED recipients, international students, and educational opportunity students. Since there is such a diverse group of peers at Onondaga, the school has established a variety of class times for all all majors; many degrees can also be earned online.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Average Credits Per Course
3
Average Course Load - Full Time
4 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
36 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Academic/Testing Requirements
Onondaga requires students to take placement tests to gauge skill levels in Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Mathematics.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Coursework from many other colleges is generally accepted for credit, as long as the student earned a C or higher.
Work & Life Experience Credits
Some previous work/life experiences are worth credit toward your degree. In the past, students have received credit for things like previous internships and CPR certification courses.
Typical Session Length
Fall and spring semester courses are typically about 14 weeks, with two half-semester sessions of seven-week courses available. Winter term is about two weeks long. In the summer, there is one ten-week session and two five-week sessions.
Course Registration Process
Registration is generally done online through WebAccess on the OCC site. Students can also register on campus with one of the Enrollment Associates at Student Central.
Did You Know?
The College offers a few courses and seminars to teach students about time and money management.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 111 responses

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

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 83 responses

  • 30% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 8% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 1% They only replaced electives.
  • 8% None of my credits transferred.
  • 52% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 82 responses

  • 68% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 28% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 4% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 82 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 7% No
  • 43% Non-applicable
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