Since its foundation in 1891 as Lordsburg College, the University of La Verne has been promoting the academic, personal, and professional growth and development of students. In order to accomplish this as much as possible, the University offers its adult students the opportunity to earn a degree in a convenient online environment. The online material is the same as an on-campus course. Online classes donít have regular class meetings. All coursework is conducted according to a schedule, but lectures, coursework and discussion board postings take place at the students' convenience from home, work or anywhere with internet access.
Students get the same high-quality instruction and course content that the University of La Verne has been providing for adult students, but without the day-to-day obstacles that prevent so many from pursuing educational goals.
Courses offered for degree credit by ULV Online are regular university courses normally offered in the classroom that have been adapted to take full advantage of the unique educational opportunities of the World Wide Web. They cover the same material, require the same prerequisites, and fulfill the same requirements as the classroom courses, but they can be taken, for the most part, from the student's home or office at times convenient to the student.
ULV Online courses have all the campus courses have - textbooks, term papers, library research, class discussions, examinations, presentations, and other components of traditional courses. Except the classroom is created by the Internet and the worldwide resources of the Web are at the students' fingertips.
Students tend to have the mistaken view that online courses will require less time and work. This is not a correct assumption. Although online courses save time in commuting, they may end up being more time consuming in the long run due to the attention to detail required by this method of learning, such as: reading both textbooks and online content; reviewing online lecture materials; exploring online resources posted by your instructor; participating in online discussion forums, in chat discussions, in virtual group projects; library research; and other learning activities.
There is funding available from the Federal Government for working adults who want to continue their education. There are a variety of financial assistance programs available depending on an individual's financial situation and income level.
The University of La Verne is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).