Frequently Asked Questions
We now have 153 courses available for the coming terms. Please make sure to visit the Acadeum CAREOnline course list and contact the CAREOnline representative for your institutions to learn about the approval process that your school has in place before filling in any information
CAREOnline exists for two related main purposes: a) To allow participating institutions to increase the number of students at other institutions who may choose to enroll in online courses at participating institutions and to retain some of the tuition that students currently invest in courses taken at third-party institutions and b) To enhance the pace at which students at participating institutions complete degree programs by providing them with additional convenient course options from mission-aligned institutions.
The Adventist institutions that are participating are:
Pacific Union College
Southern Adventist University
Southwestern Adventist University
Walla Walla University
An example of the efficiencies gained by using the Acadeum platform comes from the experiences of one of our NAD institutions in summer semester 2021 to satisfy demand for courses that the institution was not currently offering. In previous semesters, students would have to go to other schools to take their courses and then transfer them back to the home institution. On this occasion, however, ten students were able to register 32 credits in their home institution, while taking the classes in five different Acadeum partner schools. Students paid a total of $18,976 in tuition. $8300 went to the teaching institutions (of which $2075 went to Acadeum) and the home institution realized a contribution of $10,676 that would otherwise have been lost. In addition, goodwill was generated as the students were happy to continue making progress.
CAREonline was initiated by the Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities as a partial response to the Future of Adventist Higher Education Summit in Chicago which highlighted the need for collaboration to enhance the likelihood that we thrive as a system and continue to support the mission of the church.
The consortium’s first initiative is working with Acadeum using a model of course sharing that will benefit all parties involved: the student, the Teaching Institution, the institution the student calls Home, and all who value the principles and philosophy of Adventist Education.