Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Harrisburg BSW Degree Completion Program
Do I need to attend orientation in June? If not, will there be a separate orientation for the cohort?
No, you do not need to attend the main campus orientation in June. We will have a separate cohort orientation sometime this summer once we have confirmed that there are enough students to begin the cohort. You may receive communication from the university about the main campus orientation, but it does not apply to the off campus cohort.
When will I schedule my courses?
You will be scheduled for your SU social work courses as soon as we can confirm that we have enough students to start the program. You can schedule your HACC courses as soon as you are able. If you would like advice about which HACC courses to schedule, please contact your academic advisor, Dr. Liz Fisher, email@example.com.
Who should I contact about scheduling my courses?
Contact the BSW Program Director, Dr. Liz Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I know which books I'll need for classes?
You can find textbook information through the university bookstore: http://www.bkstr.com/shippensburgstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials
What do I need to do in order to take courses at HACC and Ship at the same time?
If you plan to use financial aid to pay for HACC classes, you need to contact Dr. Liz Fisher, BSW Program Director, email@example.com and let her know which courses you have registered for at HACC. Then Dr. Fisher submits a form to the SU financial aid office so that your aid can be processed for the combined number of credits between both schools. HACC requires their bill to be paid by the due date or you may contact their Student Accounts office to inquire about payment arrangements. You will need to have your HACC transcript sent to SU as soon as grades are available from the class(es) you are taking so that the courses show up on your SU transcript.
When will the courses start for the Fall semester?
The cohort follows the same schedule as main campus so classes begin the week of August 29. For SU Academic Year calendars, please visit http://www.ship.edu/Provost/Academic_Year_Calendar/
Dr. Liz Fisher, BSW Program Director, serves as academic advisor to all cohort students. firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 477-1365
How much will each course cost?
Tuition and fees have yet to be set for the upcoming academic year. The following information includes the 2015-2016 rates.
2015-2016 Cohort Tuition
$294 per credit in tuition plus the following fees per credit:
• Educational Services Fee $31
• Technology Tuition $19
• Off Campus Activity Fee $10
This would bring the total per credit to $354 = $1062 for a 3 credit course