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First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.


Graduate Programs

Students who wish to apply for master’s degree programs or advanced certifications.


Online Programs

Students who wish to apply for our online-only degree programs.

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Undergraduate Programs

First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

Adult and Graduate Programs

Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

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Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Undergraduate Programs

High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.


Adult and Graduate Programs

Adult learners applying to our undergraduate or graduate degree programs at either our Buffalo or Rochester campuses.


Online Programs

Adult learners applying to our online undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

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You are a professional with a demanding schedule, balancing your career, family and education. You'll find Medaille College's online programs flexible, challenging, fulfilling and above all, manageable.

Complete coursework from home, work, the park - anywhere you're online. No need to come to campus. You can participate in class discussions, interact with classmates and submit assignments all online.

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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Specific admission requirements vary by degree program. Please click on the degree you are seeking for detailed information:

Associate and Bachelor Degrees

Master’s Degrees

Advanced Certificate (Post-Master’s)

 

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At the Medaille College Adult and Graduate Admissions Office we want to get to know you as an individual, help guide you the enrollment process and help you make a good decision about your academic journey.  We feel the best way to do this is for us to sit down and have a conversation with you or have you attend one of our many events or lecture series. 

 

Admissions Interview and Campus Tours

You can arrange a personal appointment and tour by contacting the Buffalo Adult & Graduate Admissions Office at (716) 932-2568 or the Rochester Adult & Graduate Admissions Office at (585) 272-0030.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8am to 7pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 12noon. 

 

Information Sessions

Medaille College offer Information Sessions that allow you to explore your field of interest by meeting the faculty and admissions staff in our many graduate programs. Information on campus resources and financial aid will also be available.  Register here for upcoming events.

 

Coffee Talks

Enjoy a free Starbucks coffee and learn about the Medaille graduate education programs for Canadian students. Medaille representatives will be available to discuss the Canadian Education Programs (Teacher's College P/J or I/S). Application and information packages will also be available.  For detail and to register click here

 

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Scholarships

Medaille College offers a variety of scholarships for students enrolled in online programs. 

Medaille wants to reward you for pursuing the degree you deserve and advancing your career. There is no additional scholarship application required. 


To learn more about scholarship opportunities, contact admissions:

adultgradadmissions@medaille.edu

(716) 932-2568

(800) 292-1582

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Financial Aid

Medaille believes that no one should be denied the opportunity for a college education due to financial hardships. Our Financial Aid Office works with you to create an individualized plan to help pay for your education so you can get your degree without adding more stress to your daily life.

There are a number of financial aid options available to you as a Medaille student, including loans, grants and academic scholarships.

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Accepted Students

The next step in your enrollment at Medaille College is to officially confirm your intention to begin your academic work.  Please complete and sign the Enrollment Confirmation Form to trigger the following actions, so that you are prepared for the next chapter in your educational journey:

  • Class registration
  • Finalization of your financial aid
  • Creation of your Medaille email, access to our learning platform (Blackboard) and student portal
  • Ordering of your textbooks

Within 48-72 hours of your Enrollment Confirmation Form being processed you will be able to do the following:

Accessing MedailleOne

      

MedailleOne is where you go to access personal information such as grades, billing, and financial aid and access your Medaille email.

  • Please click on the following link: https://accounts.medaille.edu
  • Click on “Click here to pick up your first accounts” on the left side under “New to Medaille?
  • In the “What is your Banner ID number?” field, please enter your Social Security number.
  • Enter your date of birth, zip code, and country and click “OK”.
  • Continue following the directions in order to pick up and activate your accounts.

 Accessing Blackboard

 In order to attend class you will need to access your Blackboard account. Blackboard is Medaille's virtual classroom.

  • Please click on the following link: https://blackboard.medaille.edu
  • You will use the same username and password that you used to access your MedailleOne account. If you do not know your username and password, please contact me and I will help you retrieve it.
  • Once you have accessed Blackboard, you will see several boxes on the homepage such as “My Messages”, “My Courses”, “What’s New”, and “Alerts.” Your course will be listed in the “My Courses” box.
  • Please click on the class listed in your “My Courses” box and this will take you into the virtual classroom. On the left side you will see links to assignments, weekly lectures, and group discussions.
  • Begin by clicking on “Course Information” on the left. You will see a link titled “How to Use this Course.” This will give you detailed instructions on how to use each section of the class.
  • You may begin participating in the class by clicking “Start Here (Content).” Feel free to move around in the classroom and get comfortable with the online system.

 

Please write down your username and password in order to access your MedailleOne and Blackboard accounts. Once you have picked up and activated your account, it can take up to 24 hours before you have access. If you cannot access your accounts, please contact the Medaille Help Desk at (716) 880-2282.

Purchasing Textbooks

You will be purchasing textbooks through the online bookstore….

Please click on the following link:  http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=34406&demoKey=d

  • Click on Books in the blue bar near the top of the page  
  • For Select Your Program, select All.
  • Select Your Term.
  • Select Your Department.
  • For Select Your Course, please choose the number that corresponds to your first

class listed above in your course list.

  • Select Your Section.
  • Click Submit.

 

The next page will display all the required textbooks and materials for your course. View the options for each textbook, such as buying, renting, or digital options. Select the option you would like and add them to your cart. If you choose to rent, please complete the rental agreement section before you make payment. Once your purchase decisions have been made, you can select Go to Cart and then review your cart items. Once you have confirmed your items, please click “Checkout.”

Next, create a new account. Click on Register under New Users. Please complete your billing and shipping information. You can use either your Medaille or personal email address. You will then select your shipping and payment method. If you have a book voucher, you may enter your student ID and Student Account Services will verify your information to confirm that you are eligible for the voucher. After completing the payment portion, you will continue the checkout procedure and confirm your order.

Agreements and Academic Policies

It is essential that all students understand the academic policies of Medaille College as set forth in our academic catalog, which you can access at http://www.medaille.edu/academics/online

Academic grades can affect your ability to choose your own courses and register on your own.

Please be mindful of how these policies affect you and use this information as a resource. Knowing and understanding these policies will help you to avoid confusion and assist you as you pursue your academic goals. I look forward to supporting you throughout your enrollment with Medaille College. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 800-430-1042 or via email at enrollmentservices@medaille.edu

 

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Instructional Methodology

Instructional Methodology FAQs

How can we cover enough material for a four-credit course in just seven weeks?

What is self-directed learning?

What is collaborative learning?

How much time will I need to allow for my work each week?

Who teaches the Undergraduate and Graduate Program online classes?

What options are available if I am having trouble keeping up with a class?

What happens if I have to miss a class?

What is a course blueprint?

 


Q: How can we cover enough material for a four-credit course in just seven weeks?

A: Two educational concepts make the pace of the Adult and Graduate Program possible: self-directed learning and collaborative learning.  Recent studies in adult learning patterns have shown that the traditional learning model may not be the most effective one for adults.  Because adults bring so much experience to the classroom, they tend to be more efficient in their learning.  And because they have such varied experiences, much of their learning is immediately applicable.  People tend to learn more quickly when they can immediately apply what they have learned.

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Q: What is self-directed learning?

A: In a traditional learning environment, all educational activities were directed by the instructor.  Initial instruction - defined as the first time a student is exposed to a concept - always took place in the classroom under the watchful direction of the teacher.  The Adult and Graduate Program acknowledge that most of our students have outgrown this traditional model.  Classroom time will be used to apply, evaluate or analyze concepts that you and your study group have first researched and explored.  Most initial instruction will take place as part of your individual assignments.  Next you will be asked to manipulate and further examine those concepts in your study group assignments.  Finally you will come to class, having already been exposed to the concepts twice and ready to move on to higher thinking activities such as application and analysis.

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Q: What is collaborative learning?

A: Collaborative learning refers to the active interaction that occurs when a group of students undertake a learning experience.  It may be one study group member explaining concept to another or it may be a group of stimulating discussions that generate insightful and original solutions.  Much of your high school learning was not only individual, but also passive.  You were the receiver and the teacher was the transmitter.  Recent educational research has demonstrated how efficient collaborative learning can be; this kind of active learning is what occurs in your learning teams.

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Q: How much time will I need to allow for my work each week?

A: You can anticipate to spend at least twenty hours a week in your online course. Depending on the course and your own learning styles, you will need to plan for time to complete your individual and learning team work each week. 

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Q: Who teaches the Undergraduate and Graduate Program online courses?

A: We are very proud of our faculty because they represent a unique combination of educational and business experience.  All of our instructors hold the necessary academic qualifications and degrees.  However most of them also bring to the classroom years of experience in local business.  It is this personal knowledge of how the business world actually operates that is cited again and again by our graduates as one of our strengths.  Adult and Graduate Program instructors bring more than just textbook learning to the classroom. 

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Q: What options are available if I am having trouble keeping up with a class?

A: Sometimes the program may move too quickly for you.  Often your learning team will provide the supplemental instruction that you need.  But if your whole group needs extra help, or if you feel you have fallen too far behind your team members, tutoring is always available for you.  Medaille College can provide tutoring in most subjects for individuals or groups. Buffalo Students contact Academic Support Center at (716) 880-2214 and Rochester Students request for tutoring online. This program moves rapidly, so request help as soon as you find you have a need for it. 

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Q: What happens if I have to miss a class?

A: Attendance in an online course is mandatory. However, we could not tailor a program for working adults without planning for such contingencies as business travel, family emergencies, and illness. If you do miss a week, you will be responsible for communicating with the instructor, your learning team, and completing the work. You must adhere to the attendance policy.  Because of the nature of the program, absences must be kept to a minimum.

If you do not log on and participate 3 weeks in a row, you are automatically withdrawn from the course. Changes in registration may affect financial aid status.

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Q: What is a course blueprint?

A: Every course in the Adult and Graduate Program is guided by a detailed syllabus that we call our course blueprint. Each week’s section of the Blueprints (called a Roadmap) is available for all courses in Blackboard.   All your individual and team assignments are included in the blueprint, as well as the grading criteria that will be used to calculate your grade and a list of required materials. On the last night of a course you will receive the text books for your next course.  The online blueprint will be available at the same time. 

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Working in Collaborative Learning Teams

Collaborative Learning Teams FAQs

How are learning teams formed?

Where can I find support if working in groups is difficult for me?

Do learning teams ever change?

What does a healthy learning team look like?

Why are learning teams so important?

Aren’t larger teams better than smaller ones?

What if I am part of a small team, and someone has to leave the program?

What if I don’t like working in learning teams?

What if my team doesn’t get along?

 


Q: How are learning teams formed?

A: In online courses, learning teams are created by course instructors. It is not uncommon for you to have the same group of people in your learning team each course.  If a student is leaving, his/her team may wish to explain its preference - combining with another team or finding a new member to replace the one who left.  If a new member is joining the cohort, each team should give thought to how they might accommodate him/her. If a cohort has difficulty resolving its study group problems, Student Services can help by providing an open forum where concerns are addressed.

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Q: Where can I find support if working in groups is difficult for me?

A: You will want to review the information found in the Guide to Collaborative Learning Teams: Forming and Maintaining Healthy Groups. It contains information and exercises to promote success, including team roles, member responsibilities, and techniques for dealing with conflict.  It also includes advice on when and how to involve Student Services to develop and maintain a healthy, functioning group. If you need a copy of this, please contact Student Services.

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Q: Do learning teams ever change?

A: Yes, they do. You should expect teams to change as students join or leave your classes.  Because cohorts may be combined for some courses, you will often find new students  joining your classes. It is important to remain flexible when approaching group changes and to keep the health of the cohort in mind.

It is also healthy for long-standing groups to reassemble occasionally. Sometimes teams change because students find that another group is a better match for them.  Your work schedule may change so that a weeknight meeting is better than a weekend one.  Student expectations and performance may change, requiring a shift in groups.    

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Q: What does a healthy learning team look like?

A: A healthy team includes people with a variety of skills and knowledge.  Don’t be afraid to include those with backgrounds and experiences far different from yours.  Compare your group with a sports team: do you have players for all the positions?  Do you have a computer specialist?  A writing ace?  A math whiz?  Putting together a team with a variety of strengths will increase your chances of success.

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Q: Why are learning teams so important?

A: Because we emphasize active, participatory learning, your group activities will provide increased comprehension of concepts.  Most of the time, you are first exposed to a new concept in your individual assignments.  In your group, through discussion and personal exchanges, you will learn how to use and analyze new concepts, developing broader applications for them.  Therefore, it is extremely important for maximum learning that you be prepared and participate in the learning team.

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Q: Aren’t larger teams better than smaller ones?

A: No.  Although teams of up to five students are permitted, our most successful groups are made up of three or four students.  Larger groups may experience difficulty coming to consensus on the issues and may tend to generate more personality conflicts, splintering into an “us” versus “them” mentality.  Smaller groups tend to be more flexible, an important quality in this demanding learning environment.  When students leave or join a course, smaller groups allow more options for combining within the remaining groups. Most learning team assignments are developed with a group of three or four students in mind.

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Q: What if I am part of a small team, and someone has to leave the program?

A: The remaining members of your team will consider the options available and decide their course together.  If you were on a team of four, you may wish to continue as a group of three.  A group of two may decide to combine with another team or invite another person to join.  Your instructor may assist in the reformation of learning teams. Student Services can assist by talking to other teams, talking to the instructor, and arranging meetings between groups.

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Q: What if I don’t like working in learning teams?

A: Group learning is an integral part of this program, and we require that all students participate.  If you find the adjustment to group learning challenging, Student Services may be able to help you with counseling and practical advice.

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Q: What if my team doesn’t get along?

A: Troubled teams can affect everyone’s learning; it is important to address problems while they are still small.  Deal with issues before they grow to excessive proportions.  If you are uncomfortable addressing an issue, contact Student Services for some help and counseling.  We ask that each learning team discusses your problem before we intervene, and we will only become involved at your request.  However, it is important to remember that we are here if you need us.  Discussing sensitive issues in a non-threatening and non-confrontational manner can be tricky; Student Services can help you decide how to approach your particular situation.

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Contact us at:

Phone:

(800) 430-1042

Email:

enrollmentservices@medaille.edu