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Online Learning and Technology Requirements

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Holy Apostles College & Seminary
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Cromwell, CT 06416

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Students who are interested in studying online at Holy Apostles should possess or be prepared to develop the following computer and internet skills:

• Familiarity and basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (or comparable   software)
• Ability to identify a web browser and navigate around it
• Ability to access an email account, send/receive emails, and attach documents
• Ability to upload and download documents on the internet
• Ability to utilize an online database, such as a library database
• Experience with watching videos online and the ability to listen to CDs

The free Online Orientation for New Students walks students through the steps to navigating Populi, our online learning management system. Each student will also be assigned a Holy Apostles (Google-based) email account which must be used for all academic-related correspondence at Holy Apostles.

While IT support is available to students, it is generally limited to Populi and Google email account questions. The IT Office cannot teach students basic computer and internet skills such as those outlined above. If you would like to develop those skills, we suggest you enroll in an in-person computer training course at your local library or community center.

In addition, these links may assist you in adequately developing your skills for free:

Computer Basics
Internet Basics

As a new online student at Holy Apostles, we recommend that you have a computer with the following basic hardware and software:

• A computer (not tablet) that is no more than three years old
• A reliable high-speed internet connection
• Populi requires the use of one of the following web browsers (please ensure that your version is up-to-date):

Google Chrome

• Microsoft’s Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or OpenOffice. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase or download these programs
• A DVD and/or CD player for online courses which may require one or both

The following are also highly recommended:

• A printer that prints from the computer. This is useful for students to print course syllabi, class notes, emails, and discussion forum conversations.
• Some courses offer the optional opportunity for synchronous engagement through Skype, WebEx, or other free video conferencing software like Google Hangouts or Zoom. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these products for those classes.

Important Dates & Deadlines

2024 Spring Semester

December 1 - Spring 2024 Admissions Deadline
December 8 - Spring 2024 FAFSA Deadline
November 13 - Spring Registration Opens
December 22 - Priority Registration Ends
January 3 - New Student Online Orientation Begins
January 8 - Spring 2024 Semester Classes Begin

2024 Summer Semester

April 5 - Summer 2024 Admissions Deadline
April 5 - Summer 2024 FAFSA Deadline
March 18 - Summer Registration Opens
April 26 - Priority Registration Ends
April 29 - New Student Online Orientation Begins
May 6 - Summer 2024 Classes Begin

2024 Fall Semester

July 19 - Fall 2024 Admissions Deadline
July 19 - Fall 2024 FAFSA Deadline
July 8 - Fall Registration Opens
August 16 - Priority Registration Ends
August 19 - New Student Online Orientation Begins
August 26 - Fall 2024 Classes Begin