OLOL College

FAQ — Advising & Retention

Frequently Asked Questions in Advising & Retention

Who do I contact for questions regarding transfer credits/equivalents?

Contact the Office of Admissions. Upon admission to the college an evaluation of a student’s academic record is performed by the Office of Admissions. 

Are all new students required to take ACSM 1110?

No.  If a student has previous college work with 30 credit hours and a 3.0 grade point average or 45 credit hours or more with a 2.0 grade point average the student is not required to enroll in ACSM 1110.

What does a number followed by XXX mean? Example SOCI 2XXX?

This denotes a course that was transferred in as an elective under that department name.  It is not equivalent in content with a course represented at OLOL College.

Is there a cap for the number of hours taken in a semester?

Students may enroll for a maximum of 19 credit hours during fall and spring and 10 credit hours during the summer term (combined sessions).  The appropriate director or dean may allow students to schedule a maximum of 21 credit hours in the fall or spring and/or 12 credit hours during the summer.

How many hours can a student who is provisionally admitted or on probation register for?

Students who are admitted provisionally may register for no more than thirteen (13) credit hours in the Spring or Fall and no more than seven (7) hours in the summer.  Introduction to College Education and developmental courses may count as part or all of these hours. Students on probation may register for no more than twelve (12) credit hours in the Spring or Fall and no more than six (6) credit hours in the summer.

Are students guaranteed admission to a clinical program?

Students who exclusively take all arts and sciences courses toward Nursing (WIN-Walk Into Nursing) or one of the health professions (WIHP-Walk Into Health Professions) at OLOL College and who meet the minimum admissions requirements are guaranteed admission to the declared clinical program. 

What are TOPS and Financial Aid Guidelines?

For TOPS purposes students in the nursing program are considered to be full time with 9 or more hours.  For Federal Aid, (grants, loans and work study) a student must enroll in at least 6 hours to receive loans.  For students who fall below 12 hours and are receiving Pell Grants, their grant is pro-rated based on enrollment.

Do you offer completely online programs?

Currently, we offer two completely online programs. For more information about our online programs, please visit the Online Degrees page.