MSU TO UVU STUDENT TRANSFER GUIDE
Is UVU an accredited institution?
Yes. UVU is a non-profit 30,000+ student, state institution. Recently, in February 2012, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, reaffirmed Utah Valley University's accreditation. You can learn more about the importance of accreditation through the UVU aviation department
Should I be transferring to UVU?
UVU has worked with thousands of online aviation students since 1998. We were one of the first to use a model that allowed students to fly at airports around the country in pursuit of their FAA certifications while also achieving their academic goals online. Ultimately, the decision to transfer to UVU is a personal one, but we believe UVU is a great choice.
At this time, MSU has stated that "Students who have more than 18-24 credit hours to complete are encouraged to consider other educational institutions. MSU encourages only those students who can complete their program during fall semester to enroll."
Do I have to come to Utah?
No. At this time, 100% of the requirements may be completed at a distance.
What is the cost per credit?
As a state university, UVU provides tremendous educational value to all our students. The cost per credit is only $209 for non-aviation courses and $192 per credit for general education courses delivered through distance education. For example, if you were to enroll in just 30 credit hours at UVU, you would save nearly $3,500 as compared with other institutions. That’s an extra 3-5 years of payments on most student loan repayment schedules or funds that can be used towards completion of flight training or an entire add on CFII or MEI rating.
Once I enroll at courses at UVU, how will my flight training apply to my academic work?
At UVU, each FAA certificate and rating has an associated ground and flight course. For example, if you are training for the flight instructor certificate, you will enroll in the Ground CFI and Flight CFI courses. Instruction and coursework provided for both ground and flight courses is provided in an online format, with the flight practicum for your flight course being completed at the flight training location of your choice.