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Online and On-Campus Options

PAU understands that most of its students are juggling work, family and many other responsibilities. Online and hybrid formats enable students to attend class when it's more convenient and keep their jobs while completing their degree.

Online Format On-Campus (Day) Format Hybrid Format

PAU's online format offers the flexibility of online course delivery. The format and schedule enables students to continue working while completing their degree. There is no residency requirement. Courses are offered in both asynchronous and live, synchronous formats.

Instructors do offer regular video conference sessions as well.

 

Please note that online students must be located in a state in which we are authorized to provide online education. 

In this full-time, day format, classes meet on the De Anza College campus. The program is for students seeking a more traditional college experience that includes lots of face-to-face interaction with professors and fellow students, and access to the resources of a community college campus, including food services, libraries, and computer labs.

Classes meet once a week, Monday through Thursday, for three hours (usually 8:30 am - 12 pm or 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm).

The hybrid format includes one on-campus class meeting and two online classes per week. It enables students to combine regular face-to-face interaction with professors and students in their cohort with the convenience of online study. 

On-campus classes meet one evening per week from 6 - 9:40 p.m. on the campus of De Anza College.

 

Comparing Formats

 

On-Campus Format

Hybrid Format

Online Format

Quarters per year

3

Fall-Spring

4

includes summers

4

includes summers

Classes per week

4

3

3

Classes per week on campus

4

1

0

Classes per week online

0

2

3

Class hours

Monday-Thursday

10 am - 3 pm

One evening/week

6-9 pm

Synchronous evening and Asynchronous

Annual tuition (2018-19)

$22,752

$22,752

$22,752

Location

De Anza College

 

De Anza College

 

Online using a combination of

live video conference and asynchronous discussions with professors

Technology Requirements

Example of a video conference with Palo Alto University students and teachers

PAU uses the ZOOM video conferencing system to foster real-time interaction among professors and students. To experience ZOOM, sign up for an online info session.

Students will need access to a reliable computer with an internet connection to participate in online classes and download course materials. Online students also need a headset with a microphone to join discussions.

All PAU faculty teaching online courses receive training on best practices and instructional effectiveness for online courses.

 
 
 
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