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How long will it take to earn my degree?
Is McKinley College accredited?
Do you accept financial aid?
Can I sign up for more classes without paying off my current tuition balance?
Will McKinley accept my credits for transfer from another school?
What kind of transfer credits do you allow?
Will my credits transfer to another school?
I struggled in high school; will this be too difficult for me?
What qualifications do the faculty hold?
What is the availability of the faculty?
What other materials will I need to purchase to earn my degree?
What is an AAS Degree?
Will I be ready to work when I graduate?
How do I submit exams?
I am in the Military; do you have special residency requirements for Military?
If I’m in the military, can I be reimbursed for my tuition?
Do you offer a discount to military spouses?
Is McKinley College state approved?
When are classes offered?

How long will it take to earn my degree?
It’s up to you! How long you take depends upon the number of courses in your degree program and how many courses you take each session. If you take the maximum number of courses each session, you could graduate in about 16 months. We have start dates available year round so you can start right away!
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Is McKinley College accredited?
Yes. In addition to being a state-approved college, McKinley is also accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission in Washington, DC. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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Do you accept financial aid?
We believe that students should not have to graduate with interest-incurring student loans. McKinley College does not accept federal financial aid. Instead, we strictly control costs to keep our tuition affordable and we offer low monthly payment plans to all students regardless of how many classes you sign up for. Students may also qualify for military education benefits or employer reimbursement.
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Can I sign up for more classes without paying off my current tuition balance?
Yes! Just pay the required down payment, and we will simply add your remaining tuition payments to the end of your existing payment schedule.
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Will McKinley accept my credits for transfer from another school?
The McKinley Registrar will review official college transcripts free of charge. The appropriate forms and instructions are in the McKinley College Catalog (PDF).
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What kind of transfer credits do you allow?
You may transfer credits from an accredited college, CLEP exams, ACE-evaluated courses, DSST and ECE. You may also earn credit for the knowledge and life experience you may have gained working in your field by taking Challenge Exams. See the McKinley College Catalog (PDF) for more details.
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Will my credits transfer to another school?
The acceptance of transfer of academic credits to another institution is determined by the receiving institution. Colleges/institutions individually establish criteria for transfer credit acceptance based on many factors, including but not limited to course content, final grade, credits per course, type of accreditation, age of credits, etc. Courses in McKinley College degree programs may or may not transfer to other colleges and transferability depends solely on the receiving institution’s criteria and determination. McKinley College does not imply or guarantee the transferability of credits from its courses.

McKinley College is pleased to offer our graduates the option of pursuing a bachelor degree with one of our partner schools. These schools have agreed that certain McKinley courses are equivalent to courses in some of their bachelor degree programs, and they will accept McKinley College credit from students who meet their requirements. Depending on the program and partner school, up to 100% of transfer credit will be accepted. Certain requirements and/or restrictions apply. Students desiring to transfer credits to a McKinley partner school or any other institution should contact the new school about their transfer credit guidelines and requirements.

To learn more about McKinley College’s transfer credit policies, see the full McKinley College Catalog (PDF).
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I struggled in high school; will this be too difficult for me?
Absolutely not! Many students find studying from home to be easier and more rewarding than their previous experiences with school. Because you set your own schedule, the program is customized to your needs. Plus, we are with you every step of the way, from instructional and student support to graduate counseling. Your success is our top priority, and we take pride in helping you overcome any challenges.
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What qualifications do the faculty hold?
McKinley faculty hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and have direct professional experience in the fields they teach. Plus, they are credentialed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education in their specialized areas.
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What is the availability of the faculty?
Students can message individual faculty members directly through their online course. Additional contact methods vary by faculty member and class and are posted within each course syllabus.

You are welcome to write to our faculty any time at:
McKinley College, 2001 Lowe St, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
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What other materials will I need to purchase to earn my degree?
Each course includes your textbooks, study guides/workbooks and supplements. You will need to review the technical requirements. Some courses may require additional resources that you can obtain at your local library.
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What is an AAS Degree?
An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Program offers a high concentration of courses directly related to your chosen field instead of primarily general education courses found in an Associates of Arts (AA) degree. Your AAS degree represents a well-rounded, career-focused education.
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Will I be ready to work when I graduate?
Your program covers everything you need to know to start your career, including a Career Development Strategies Course that will jump-start your career. When you graduate, we will provide you with career support. That means we’ll help you develop your resume and interviewing skills, as well as answer any questions you may have in your job search and beyond.
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How do I submit exams?
All exams can be submitted online.
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I am in the Military. Do you have special residency requirements for Military?
McKinley College will limit academic residency to twenty-five percent or less of the degree requirement for all degrees for active-duty servicemembers and their adult family members (spouse and college-age children). In addition, there are no “final year” or “final semester” residency requirements for active-duty servicemembers and their family members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers and their family members are enrolled. Reservist and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner. Learn more about military benefits with McKinley College.
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If I’m in the military, can I be reimbursed for my tuition?
McKinley College is approved for military education benefits. This includes the GI Bill® Military personnel, veterans or veteran spouses may be eligible. McKinley College also accepts MyCAA funds for military spouse education assistance. For more information contact the Veteran’s Administration or your military education office.
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Do you offer a discount to military spouses?
We recognize the sacrifices our servicemen and women make each day. To show our appreciation, McKinley College is pleased to announce that we will extend a 25% tuition discount to ALL active-duty service members, as well as their spouses and to honorably discharged and retired veterans, as well as their spouses! Please contact our Admissions department for additional information.
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Is McKinley College state approved?
Yes, McKinley College is regulated by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. Texas Residents Please Note: The school is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. Please review the school catalog for regulatory addresses and school grievance policy.
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When are classes offered?
Classes are offered in pre-scheduled terms. To see a list of terms and their classes, please see the school catalog.
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