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Are you ready for Leadership Studies?

This self assessment is designed to help you decide if the Leadership Studies online program at HSU is a good fit for your educational goals. This assessment is for your own informational purposes and is not required for enrollment. For additional help deciding whether this program is a worthwhile option for you, please e-mail.

Admissions Requirements

You are considered an upper division transfer student and are eligible to apply as long as you have met all other requirements for admissions.
You are not eligible to apply until you have completed or are in the process of completing these units and have met all other admissions requirements.
You can check copies of your transcripts. You must complete or be in the process of completing these units before you apply.
You are eligible to apply as long as you have met all other requirements for admissions.
You must complete or be in the process of completing these units before you apply.
You can check copies of your transcripts. You can also check GE courses online for California public colleges by going to www.assist.org for course lists by college and GE subject area. You must complete or be in the process of completing these units before you apply.
You are eligible to apply as long as you have met all other requirements for admissions.
You must complete the above courses with a C- or higher, or be in the process of completing them before you apply.
You can check copies of your transcripts. You must complete the above courses with a C- or higher, or be in the process of completing them before you apply.
You are eligible to apply as long as you have met all other requirements for admissions.
You must complete all required subjects before your first term at Humboldt.
You are eligible to apply as long as you have met all other requirements for admissions.
You must complete coursework to raise your GPA to 2.0 or above before applying.
You can check copies of your transcripts. You must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA before you can apply.
You are eligible to apply as long as you have met all other requirements for admissions.
You must be in good standing at the last institution you attended before you can apply.

Program Fees and Budgeting

It’s important to complete the FAFSA to see if you are eligible for federal aid.
It’s important to complete the FAFSA to see if you are eligible for federal aid.
Good. Remember to complete the FAFSA if you have not yet done so, to see if you are eligible for federal aid.
Remember to complete the FAFSA if you have not yet done so, to see if you are eligible for federal aid.
If you are paying for the program, make sure you create a budget to ensure that you have funds to complete the program. (Current fees (2015-2016) are $299 per units, or $897 per 3-unit course.) When you are calculating total cost, remember to include all coursework, not just the Leadership courses.
Make sure that you communicate with your employer to see what funding is available to you, and how funds are disbursed.

Leadership Studies Program

The Leadership Studies program offers asynchronous courses, which means you can access your courses on your own schedule. However you will be required to log in regularly to meet deadlines for coursework and projects.
Students are expected to devote the same amount of time for an online course as they’d spend in a regular on-site course. Online courses can be more rigorous than face-to-face classes, due to reading requirements and online discussions. It is expected that you will spend 18-20 hours per week on each Leadership studies course.
The Leadership Studies program is designed for adults who hope to advance in their careers into leadership positions that require a college degree.
Good. Creating a regular study space and time can help you manage your time.
You may not be ready to begin the program, until you are able to dedicate more time for study.
Depending on your transfer units and completed requirements, you will have additional requirements such as upper division general education, residency requirements, and electives to total 120 units or more, and meet all requirements. You can find more information on the Leadership Studies website at humboldt.edu/leadership/program.
Depending on your transfer units and completed requirements, you will have additional requirements such as upper division general education, residency requirements, and electives to total 120 units or more, and meet all requirements. You can find more information on the Leadership Studies website at humboldt.edu/leadership/program.
Good. The courses are designed to be completed as follows: First year: 2 Leadership courses during the fall semester, 2 Leadership courses during the spring semester, 1 Leadership course during the summer semester. Second year: repeat of the above, to complete 10 Leadership courses in 2 years. Depending on your other requirements (general education, electives, etc…) you may take extra courses each semester, or take these courses after completing the Leadership courses.
The courses are designed to be completed as follows: First year: 2 Leadership courses during the fall semester, 2 Leadership courses during the spring semester, 1 Leadership course during the summer semester. Second year: repeat of the above, to complete 10 Leadership courses in 2 years. Depending on your other requirements (general education, electives, etc…) you may take extra courses each semester, or take these courses after completing the Leadership courses.

Technology Access and Experience

Good! Success in online courses relies heavily on your ability to regularly access your course and use apps to create documents that you will submit for grading.
Make sure to find out the hardware/apps requirements for the course you will be taking and check with your friend/computer lab to verify that it meets your requirements. Also be sure that your study schedule matches when you’ll be able to access your friend/computer lab computer.
Success in online courses relies heavily on your ability to regularly access your course and use apps to create documents that you will submit for grading. Check in with your school’s bookstore and faculty for recommendations on computer purchases.
Good! A reliable, high-speed internet connection will allow you to access your course and any multimedia required.
Make sure to check out the technology requirements for your course (syllabus and/or ask the instructor) to determine if not having a high-speed internet connection will be a problem. Many courses contain a lot of multimedia resources that may be difficult to access with dial-up.
A reliable, high-speed internet connection is recommended for taking online courses. Check with your local DSL or cable company to see what options are available to you.
Good! Many online courses will require you to view videos and participate in audio/video chat.
Many online courses will require you to view videos and participate in audio/video chat. Find out the technology requirements for your course (syllabus and/or ask the instructor) and then check with your school’s bookstore, local electronic store, or online store to acquire the hardware you’ll need.
Good! Most online courses will require you to view, create, and submit documents.
Most online courses require you to view, create, and submit documents electronically. You’ll want to spend time becoming comfortable navigating your computer’s file management capabilities.
Good! Many online courses ask you to submit Microsoft Word documents for assignments and projects.
Many courses allow ask to submit Microsoft Word documents for assignments and projects. There are many articles and videos available online that will teach you how to use word processing apps.
Good! You’ll need to be comfortable using the internet and retrieving files in order to be successful in any online course.
You’ll need to be comfortable using the internet and retrieving files in order to be successful in any online course. Check in with your school’s advising department and/or ask your instructor for recommendations on learning more.

Online Communication

Good! Online courses often require a lot of reading. Being able to understand and analyze what you're reading is important in an online course.
Online classes center around reading and writing. If this is a struggle, you will have more success taking online courses once you’ve improved your skills. Check with your school's writing center or equivalent to see what resources are available to you.
Good! Being able to express yourself in writing is very important when taking an online course.
Being able to express yourself in writing is very important when taking an online course. Check in with your school’s writing center or equivalent to see what resources are available to you.
Good! Many online courses rely heavily on discussion forums for course discussion and group work discussion.
Many online courses rely heavily on discussion forums for course discussion and group work discussion. Check in with your instructor, advisor, or tech support to find out what resources are available to you.
Good! Being able to resolve issues on your own or by reaching out to others will help you be a successful online learner.
If you’re unable to resolve an issue on your own, make sure to ask for help immediately. Getting a response via e-mail, discussion forums and ticketing systems usually takes longer than in person. Make sure to include as much detail about your issue/question as possible.
Good! Being able to collaborate using a variety of different communication methods is important in online courses.
Being able to collaborate using a variety of different communication methods is important in online courses. If you’re unsure if you have the skills necessary, check in with your instructor or advisor to evaluate what additional resources you may need to help you succeed.

Motivation, Organization and Learning Skills

Good! Regular participation -- in order to keep up on course discussions, instructor feedback, and due dates -- is very important to your success as an online learner.
Regular participation -- in order to keep up on course discussions, instructor feedback, and due dates -- is very important to your success as an online learner. Online courses typically allow for flexibility in study schedules, but make sure to set aside enough time each week to complete all work required.
Good! Having a place that is optimal for how you study/work will help you succeed in your studies.
Having a place that is optimal for how you study/work will help you succeed in your studies. Try and get your family and friends on board so you have the space and time you need to complete your course work. Consider coming to campus, your local library, or a coffee shop to work if your home environment is not conducive to studying.
Good! Having effective time management and organizational skills are important components to succeeding in any course.
Take advantage of reminder options within the course’s learning management system, calendar apps, todo lists, etc., to manage your study schedule and track deadlines.