FAQS

  • 01 What is MOOC?
    A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aiming at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching…
  • 02 Why Calwest Subscribes to MOOC Philosophies?
    At Calwest, we subscribe to MOOC philosophies that have at its foundation the belief that a great education should be available to anyone around the world, so that learning can be without limits. However, although most MOOC courses can be taken for free, credit is not given towards earning a…
  • 03 How does it work?
    See Proceedure to Register
  • 04 How much time do I have to devote for each course?
    The four compulsory Tubeclasses courses (‘Ethics’ , ‘Global Issues’, 'Critcal Thinking' and 'Phillosphy') are 3 credit courses. Most MOOC courses are designed to follow a traditional semester system as students do the same course syllabus as the on-campus students. In a face-to-face learning environment, where there is a significant amount…
  • 05 Is there a Deadline for Enrolment / Completion?
    No. There is no deadline for enrolment in any Calwest degree program; and you do the courses at your own pace. However, explanations will be sought if Graduate programs take more than 5 years to complete, and Doctoral degree programs take more than 7 years to complete.
  • 06 What if I don’t have a Credit Card?
    Credit cards are the easiest, safest and cheapest means of payment. If students do not have access to one, then using another’s credit card with his/her authority is acceptable. There is no other means of payment at present.
  • 07 Will the qualifications granted by Calwest be accepted by other institutions and universities?
    The transferability of credits you earn at Calwest University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in any Calwest educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to…
  • 08 Are the degrees offered the Calwest University recognized as an accredited university degree?
    Please see Authorizations. Exempt Institution Calwest University is an exempt institution pursuant to Section 94874 (b) of the California Education Code; Title 5, as it is an institution offering educational programs sponsored by a bona fide professional organization, solely for that organization's membership; and Section 94874 (d) (2) (c) as…
  • 09 Does Calwest have a Campus?
    Calwest is an online university. It only has administrative offices in Los Angles, USA; Melbourne, Australia and Mumbai, India. However, Calwest is actively negotiating to conduct on-campus tutorial support programs in countries in which English is a second language; but where students still wish to have access to a world-class…
  • 10 How many students are enrolled in the university?
    See Performance Facts.
  • 11 What is the maximum fee?
    Students can elect to undertake their entire program at Calwest via Tubeclasses. In such situations they can still access the MOOC study material provided by World-Class Professors, but the supervision and assessments will be done exclusively by Calwest Professors. See maximum fees. Therefore, depending on the amount of credit granted…
  • 12 What is the minimum fee?
    With its truly global reach, Calwest University is determined to offer high level academic education worldwide at affordable prices. See minimum fees.
  • 13 Do we have to buy Text Books?
    All Tubeclasses courses have prescribed text books that are geared to the course materials. Links are given for students to purchase these online from the publisher; or through Amazon. Many of the other MOOC courses provided via leading universities also have text books that require purchasing. It is the student’s…
  • 14 When do I start? How long will it take? When are the exams held /assignments due?
    Tubeclasses courses can be started at anytime once you enroll in them. You work at your own pace. The method of assessment is via online exams or via an assignment at the end of each course. Assessments for Online Courses: Once you have completed all the topics in the course,…
  • 15 Will my Degree/ Testamur/Diploma refer to MOOC or CMA Conversion?
    No. The Degree Certificate/ Testamur/Diploma Certificate will only show that your degree was obtained from the Calwest University. Your Transcripts will show those courses that you have been given a Recognized Prior Learning credit for. All courses examined by Calwest will show the grade obtained.
  • 16 Will Calwest have a Graduating Ceremony?
    Currently no graduating ceremony is envisaged as Calwest students are scattered worldwide. Further, as students progress through the program at their own pace; there is no finish time. However, as Calwest numbers grow, and there is enough numbers in a country to warrant organizing a graduation, then it will be…
  • 17 Will university credit be given for studies undertaken via professional bodies?
    Qualifications obtained at Rating 1 Professional Bodies listed by the AECSA are acceptable for credit in Calwest masters courses. If you have a Rating 1 Professional Body qualification, please register for a degree program, and request credit on a course by course basis. At present Calwest has granted bulk credit…
  • 18 If I am no longer a Financial Member of ICMA; can I do the Calwest degree programs?
    If you are NOT a ‘Financial’ Member of ICMA you can still undertake a Calwest degree program, but you need to rejoin ICMA and obtain a current membership number. Please insert your (expired) Membership Number [CID or MID] in the Calwest Application process. It will list you as a ‘lapsed’…
  • 19 On conversion of my CMA to an MBA, do I lose my CMA designation?
    The MBA is a University degree that you obtain for life. The CMA (from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia) is a Professional qualification that you need to upkeep annually by paying the membership fees and undertaking the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. You don’t lose one…
  • 20 For UAE Residents are Degree Certificates Attested?
    Calwest does not, at present, provide a Degree attestation by a USA ministry and then by a UAE consulate in United States as required by some UAE Residents. In the future, if the numbers are large enough Calwest will explore the feasibility and economics of this attestation service. Meanwhile, UAE…
  • 21 How can I contact the University?
    For students the contact is only by email via the contact form.

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