Programs offered through Graduate & Continuing Studies are considered "blended" combining online and classroom experiences. Undergraduate courses are offered in eight and 16-week formats for the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer sessions are eight or ten weeks.
To participate in courses, students must use their Stephens Graduate, Online & Non-credit Email account and have regular access to the Internet. Using the online Blackboard system, students may review the syllabus, readings, and notes from the instructor. Students communicate with fellow students and the instructor through discussion boards and e-mail. While students are expected to log-in regularly to the course web site they are not required to do so at particular times.
Upon acceptance to Stephens College Graduate & Continuing Studies, each student is assigned an academic advisor who will work with the student until graduation. The advisor is a professional member of the Graduate & Continuing Studies staff. The advisor and the student work together to develop a degree plan. The advisor also serves as a liaison for the student to all campus constituencies. The advisor must approve all courses in the student's degree plan. The advisor assists the student with any problems that may arise and, when necessary, refers these problems to the appropriate administrative offices. The student is urged to have frequent contact with his/her advisor. While the advisor oversees the student's degree plan, the student is responsible for completing all necessary degree requirements.
Any concerns about advising should be referred to the Director Advising & Student Services.
The Hugh Stephens Library, located on the Stephens College campus, serves the learning needs of Stephens College students and faculty by providing access to print and electronic materials. The library can be accessed through the Stephens College web site at: www.stephens.edu/library . Students may also visit the library on-campus. Those students wishing to utilize this service must get an Student I.D. in order to check out and use library materials.
Students have the option of buying their textbooks online from the Stephens College Bookshelf.
Textbooks will be posted on the Stephens College Bookshelf website at www.stephensbookshelf.com . The textbook listings will be updated during enrollment periods.
Students must order the required texts following course enrollment. They must be prepaid or purchased by credit card before The Bookshelf can send them to the student.
Stephens College will provide e-mail accounts to all active Graduate & Continuing Studies students. All communications from Stephens College will be sent to this e-mail address. Students are accountable for information sent to their Stephens e-mail account. E-mail accounts will be issued automatically upon a students' acceptance to the college. This account will remain active during the student’s course of studies at Stephens College.