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
eCore Intro Quiz
Take the eCore Intro Quiz . After you complete it, you will receive a confirmation email, but you can't register until the quiz processes. The eCore quiz processes several times a day. You will know it has passed once you receive a "next steps" email.
Is Online Learning 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.
Full Session Dates: Jan 14 - Apr 26
Last Day to Withdraw w/ W: Mar 6
Final Exams: Apr 27 - May 2
Short Session I Dates: Jan 14 - Mar 6
Final Exams: Mar 7 - Mar 9
Short Session II Dates: Mar 11 - Apr 30
Open Add: Nov 1 - Mar 13
Open Drop: Mar 11 - Mar 15
Midterm Exams: Mar 30 - Apr 2
Last Day to Withdraw w/ W: Apr 4
Final Exams: Mar 1 - May 4
Full Session Dates: May 28 - Jul 19
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Open Add: May 28 - May 30
Open Drop: May 28 - Jun 3
Midterm Exams: Jun 16 - Jun 20
Course Withdrawals Begin: Jun 4
Last Day to Withdraw w/ W: Jun 24
Final Exams: Jul 20 - Jul 24
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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.