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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers about Classes

Definitions

Hyflex: hybrid-flexible courses designed to offer their content both in the classroom and online through Canvas, our learning management system.

Moody Online: asynchronous classes offered in 8-week-long modules only online through Canvas. See Learning Models.

Remote learning, distance learning, online learning: synonymous terms for taking a class online.

 

Table of Contents:

Academic Calendar
COVID-19 Resources
Financial Aid
General Student Experience
Health
In-Person Classes
International Students
January Term
New Student Orientation
Online Classes
Options
PCM and Field Education
Residence Life (Housing)
Spokane
Student Accounts
Traveling to Campus

 

Academic Calendar 

Are there any changes to the Academic Calendar for spring?

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While there is a January Term that begins earlier, spring semester begins on January 25 for undergraduate courses. There will be a 1-week spring break for undergraduate Chicago students. Classes will not take a break for Founder’s Week, which will be a mix of virtual experiences and evening presentations.

 

The schedule for seminary and graduate classes remains unchanged.

COVID-19 Resources 

Are there resources available for more information about the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Financial Aid 

If I choose not to come back to campus and prefer to register for Moody Online classes, does my tuition grant apply to these classes?

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If I am an undergraduate on-campus student who wants to take a Moody Online class, will the tuition grant cover this class?

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How will my Federal Pell Grant be applied?

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General Student Experience 

Will student access to the city be limited?

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During the semester, can students travel out of the city, state, or country and be able to return to campus?

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Do I have to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus?

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If I'm traveling from out of state to Moody, do I have to self-quarantine for two weeks?

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What do I need to bring to campus to be prepared for COVID-19?

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What do I do if I am chosen for surveillance testing?

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What will chapel look like this spring?

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What will Student Programs and Groups look like this spring?

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How will the SDR function this spring?

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If I am an international student and cannot return to campus due to travel restrictions, how will this impact me?

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How will student on-campus employment be impacted? Will I get my job back when coming back to campus?

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Will Study Abroad take place in Spring 2021?

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How can I receive mail I may already have on campus if I choose to study online this spring?

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Health 

What should I do if I get sick or come down with COVID-19 symptoms?

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What happens if my temperature is high?

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If I have to self-isolate, how will I get food?

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If I have to self-isolate, how will I be able to continue my classes?

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What happens to my healthy roommate if I have to self-isolate?

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What accommodations are available for immunocompromised or otherwise at-risk students, in regards to both coursework and residence life?

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Will Moody provide masks for students?

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Will I have access to Health Services?

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What measures is Moody taking to help protect the health and safety of our community?

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Why do room capacity limits vary on-campus?

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In-Person Classes 

What does Hyflex mean for me if I am living on the Chicago campus receiving the tuition grant?

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What does Hyflex mean for me if I am living off-campus and not receiving the tuition grant?

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How many students will be in a classroom this spring?

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Will my schedule change?

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Will students be required to wear masks while in class?

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What if I need to do an internship in order to graduate, but none are available? Will this still be required?

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How will professors take attendance if I am quarantined and doing the class online?

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How will I complete lab-type courses that require hands-on training (aviation courses, lifetime fitness, chorale and music courses)?

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Will speech, preaching, and singing classes be held in person, given the higher possibility of spreading the virus while in close proximity to singing and speaking?

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Will students be required to maintain full-time status?

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Will the requirement be different for those living off campus and paying tuition?

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International Students 

How do I maintain my immigration status this spring semester if I return to campus?

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How do I maintain my immigration status this spring semester if I cannot return to campus?

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Do current and returning international students, missionary kids, and third culture kids have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival to the United States?

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What if I am a new international student starting in the spring? Do I need to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival to the United States?

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January Term 

When will January Term (J-Term) classes begin?

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How long will January Term classes last?

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What is the advantage of taking a January Term class?

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Will the tuition grant apply the J-Term classes?

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How will financial aid work if I take J-Term classes?

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What happens if I register for both J-Term and the 16-week semester, and I only finish the J-term classes?

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Can I use scholarships for J-Term?

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In what format will J-Term courses be offered?

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What courses will be offered, who is teaching them, and at what times?

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New Student Orientation 

What will undergraduate New Student Orientation (NSO) be like this spring?

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Will there be adjustments to NSO Move-in Day?

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If I am unable to come to campus this spring, can I delay my enrollment until fall and not lose my matriculation deposit?

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Online Classes 

What is the difference between a hyflex class and an online class?

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Do online students have access to tutoring and writing help?

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Will I still be able to check out books from the library if I live locally?

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Will there be ways to access library materials online?

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Will I still have access to the U-Pass?

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If I choose to take only online classes, will all of my classes be offered? Can I still fulfill all my degree requirements online?

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What will be the format of hyflex classes? Will virtual lectures still be offered?

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Will taking remote classes affect my ability to graduate from a program with residency requirements?

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Options 

For campus-based students, what are the options for spring semester?

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Will the intermission policy change for the spring semester?

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How should I decide whether to return to campus?

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Can I decide to return to campus or move off campus after the semester starts?

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PCM and Field Education 

Will we have PCM?

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If I have online classes, will I be required to have a PCM?

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Will spring semester graduating seniors and prospective seminary grads be able to complete their internship or practicum in the Spring?

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Residence Life (Housing) 

Is there a summary of Moody’s policies and procedures for this spring semester?

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Will individual rooms be available this spring?

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How does this impact my housing assignment?

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Will ADA housing accommodations be impacted?

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How will the move-in schedule be impacted this spring?

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What will our floor and bro/sis communities look like this spring?

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Are visitors or overnight guests allowed in the Residence Halls this spring?

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Are visitors or overnights guests allowed in Jenkins Hall this spring?

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What preventative measures will be taken for common spaces such as bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, or elevators on campus?

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Will I need to wear a mask on campus?

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Spokane 

Do I need to arrive early to quarantine?

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Will any classes be offered remotely?

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Are students required to take remote classes?

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If I am unable to return to campus or am not comfortable doing so, will I be able to start classes online and transition on campus at a later date?

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Will classes be canceled if COVID-19 flares up again?

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How will these scheduling changes affect my program plan and expected graduation date?

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Should I expect changes to the plans for the spring semester?

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What health & safety protocols are put in place for the Aviation campus?

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Will I need to wear a mask in the classroom?

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Will social distancing be implemented?

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Is student housing still available in Spokane?

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What happens if a student starts to show COVID-19 symptoms?

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What if someone in my house starts to show COVID-19 symptoms?

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Are there any traveling restrictions?

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Who can I contact if I have more questions?

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Student Accounts 

What will the spring semester cost?

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If my roommate decides to study online, will I be charged for a single room?

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If I get sick and choose to go home to recover—after the deadlines for room and board refunds—will my room and board be prorated?

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If the campus has to close again, will we receive a room and board refund?

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If I am enrolled in an internship in the spring, will I receive the tuition grant?

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If I choose to stay home, take classes using the hyflex model, and don’t come to campus, which fees will I need to pay?

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Do you offer options for health insurance?

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Traveling to Campus 

What is guiding Moody’s current travel guidelines?

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Am I able to quarantine where I live before I travel to Moody from a high-incidence state or a country outside of the U.S.?

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If I test negative for COVID-19, can I be released from my 14-day quarantine?

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What is expected of me if I quarantine upon arrival at Moody?

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Are my parents able to help move me in if they are coming from a high-incidence state?

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