What is eCore?
eCore, the University System of Georgia's electronic core curriculum, is a statewide collaborative program that offers students the opportunity to take core classes online. Core classes are typically classes required during the first two years of a college degree.
eCore is designed for students who need the flexibility and convenience of online learning. eCore courses are taught entirely online so that you will never be required to meet face-to-face with your instructor. You will, however, have plenty of opportunities to interact with your instructor and fellow students.Find eCore courses
Is Online Right for You?
To help you make an informed decision, take the SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment . SmarterMeasure is a web-based assessment which measures a learner's readiness for succeeding in an online and/or technology rich learning program. SmarterMeasure indicates the degree to which an individual student possesses attributes, skills and knowledge that contribute to success in learning.SmarterMeasure LoginUsername: uwgPassword: student
Fall 2016 Dates
Full Session Term Dates: Aug 15 - Nov 30
Full Session Final Exam Period: Dec 1-5
Last Day to Withdraw with W (Full Session): Oct 5
Short Session Two Term Dates: Oct 10 - Dec 2
Last Day to Withdraw with a W (Short Session Two): Nov 3
Short Session Two Final Exam Period: Dec 3-6
How does eCore work?
Each online eCore class has a syllabus and schedule to follow. Just as in a class taught on campus, instructors specify the content to be covered; dates for exams and quizzes, individual and group assignments and other activities that you must complete by a specified date.
Key point: These classes are not like independent study or self-paced courses where you work by yourself or at your own pace. eCore courses follow a traditional academic semester calendar; therefore, you cannot start and stop at any time. You are part of a class and your classmates will count on you to be an active contributor. Your class will likely consist of students located throughout Georgia, in other states and possibly from other countries. Your active participation takes place through the discussion area within your course.
Each course requires at least one proctored exam, but no more than two. You must identify a testing center near your home or work (can be UWG's testing center—or another place near you). Each semester you must arrange an appointment to take your midterm and/or final exams at the testing center. Exam information and sign up instructions will be made available to you during your course.