Online Learning and Technology Requirements

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Holy Apostles College & Seminary
Admissions Office
33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

Admissions Phone:
860-632-3066

Admissions Email:
[email protected]

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
Firefox
Safari

• 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

2020 Fall Semester

July 24 - FAFSA Deadline
July 31 - Admissions Deadline
August 24 - Fall Semester Classes Begin
December 4 - Last Day of Fall Semester Classes

2021 Spring Semester

December 4 - FAFSA & Admissions Deadline
January 11 - Spring Semester Classes Begin
April 30 - Last Day of Spring Semester Classes

2021 Summer Semester

April 2 - FAFSA and Admissions Deadline
May 10 - Summer Semester Classes Begin
August 20 - Last Day of Summer Semester Classes

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