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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions 2017-09-11T15:46:41+00:00

Many of the following questions are primarily related to our non-traditional, post-professional programs; however, each question and response indicates to which program(s) it is relevant. For students in the entry-level DPT program, questions may be posted directly to the department at [email protected]. For students in the Physician Assistant program, please see the program’s FAQ.

Because of the cohort and sequential nature of our programs, we strongly encourage you to stay with your program. However, we do understand that situations arise in which a student must miss a semester. In this situation, the student will need to return to complete the missed courses with the following program. However, these courses may occur during different semesters which will require multiple trips to Utah.

We require laptop computers for all programs. Educational discounts through Dell and Apple are available for your convenience. Please click either of these links to take advantage of these discounts: Dell | Apple. Technical support for student laptops is not provided; you should obtain any technical support from the laptop manufacturer. All students should have mobile technology (internal wireless or a wireless adapter) and the Microsoft Office Suite (2010, or compatible). Students must have a minimum level of technology literacy. To evaluate technical literacy so students may increase competence prior to program start, download and complete the Applicant Technology Literacy Self-Evaluation.

The post-professional programs are designed for working professionals who want to seek higher education, but without the need to relocate. Our students attend four-month semesters which generally include an on-site module of intensive, face-to-face instruction at our campus in Provo, Utah. The remainder of the program is completed from the student’s home community.

Some exams are taken with a proctor’s supervision. Proctors are responsible to receive, supervise, and return exams to the University upon completion. Students select their proctor from criteria provided by the University. The Proctor process helps ensure the integrity of the off-site exam process.

The majority of students fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport (approx. 40-60 minutes from campus).  Discounted rates with Express Shuttle and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are available. For details visit the Student Services website. The hotels we recommend also provide transportation to and from the University. Some students, however, elect to rent a car. The majority of students will fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport. Flying directly to the Provo Municipal Airport may also be an option.

Class sizes are small and range anywhere from 10-50 students.  We believe the best atmosphere for learning is one that is hands-on and one-on-one.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fees link for additional details.

Yes, several payment options may be available. For more details, please click on the Tuition & Fees link or email the Finance Office at [email protected].

Time management is very important. The average student dedicates 15-20 hours per week during the didactic portion of the degree programs. However, this number varies between students and programs.
Utah has four distinctive seasons – Fall and Spring are very mild; summer is hot; and winter is cold and snowy. Many of our students take advantage of the winter sessions and stay later to participate in the great skiing nearby. Please visit http://www.theweatherchannel.com for current information.
Bring your laptop computer, writing equipment, notebooks, textbooks, a water bottle and/or lunch (if you’d like), and anything else that will help you sit through nine hours of class.

Although you can purchase your books from wherever you choose, a convenient online bookstore of one-stop shopping is located at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/rmuohp.htm. 

Many students elect to buy food and store it at the University. Other students go out to lunch. There are several eating establishments within a reasonable walk or drive of the University. Students also may order lunch for delivery from local restaurants as well.

Additionally, the recommended hotels are situated close to many restaurants.

We have arranged discounted arrangements at several local hotels, most of which offer free local transportation, breakfast, free internet, and more! For the hotels, students must mention Rocky Mountain University to receive these rates. Students may, however, stay at any facility of their choosing. Students are encouraged to check website pricing as low season discounts may be greater than those available through our arrangements. For a listing of discounted facilities, click here!
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