Frequently Asked Questions


What is it like to take classes online? Do I have to be online at certain times?
Online classes take place asynchronously—which means you can log on, get your assignments and course materials and complete coursework at any time of the day or night, as long as you meet the deadlines and requirements as set out by your instructor. You can communicate with your classmates and instructor via email, discussions boards and even a chat function. Discussion and interaction is a crucial part of any learning experience, so while you will be studying online, you won’t be studying alone.

What if I need help with an assignment or have a technical problem?
We’re here for you. Gannon University offers 24/7 technical support for online programs and you’ll also have access to a program manager who can answer questions and provide support. In addition, your instructor is there to help you learn and is available by email. Don’t forget that your classmates can also be a valuable source of assistance and information.

How much time should I plan to spend on my coursework?
Most students spend about 12 to 17 hours a week per class, although the amount of time may vary according to your own study habits and abilities.

Is Gannon University accredited? What about the individual programs?
Yes. Gannon University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools1. Gannon’s nursing programs, including the online RN to BSN, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education2. The business school is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs3.

Are there programs to help me pay for my education?
Yes. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For specific details go to the Tuition and Financial Aid page. You may be able to get all or some of your tuition reimbursed through your employer; see the Employer Tuition Reimbursement page. If you are a veteran or a member of the armed services, you may be eligible for benefits available through Veterans Administration and the Yellow Ribbon program; go to the Military Students page for more information.

Do I have to be Catholic to attend Gannon University?
No. Gannon is a Catholic university that offers a value-centered education in the Christian tradition to prepare students to be successful and responsible family members, citizens and professionals. Gannon welcomes students of all faiths and we believe that different perspectives, traditions and beliefs add to the educational experience for all.

When can I start one of the Gannon online programs?
The online programs at Gannon University run in an accelerated, year round format, that is designed to meet the needs of busy working professionals. Classes are starting soon, so please contact an admissions advisor at 877-497-5854

Do you have more questions? Call us today at 877-497-5854 to speak with an admissions advisor, or request more information and we will contact you.

1Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284–5000
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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791
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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356