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|HAPS-I Frequently Asked Questions|
Why would you want to participate in a HAPS-I course?
What courses are available from HAPS-I?
Check the current list of courses for availability. Click on each course title to find out about faculty, topics covered, format, and schedule. The menu at the top of this page will take you to the list of current courses.
Does each HAPS-I course cover ALL aspects of its listed topic?
No. Each HAPS-I course covers selected topics, often those considered especially interesting or especially troublesome to understand or to teach. Thus, a "renal biology" course may focus on nephron physiology and integrative functions rather than on gross anatomy of the kidney.
Please consult the syllabus for details before enrolling in a course. For details not mentioned in the syllabus, please contact the faculty of each course (listed in the syllabus).
What is the format for HAPS-I courses?
Our courses are increasingly fully online with weekly assignments. Courses typically require preliminary guided reading and/or discussion assignments, and creation/review/publication of an academic paper or similar project. Some courses require participation in group activities at a conference or workshop and include pre- or post-conference online discussions. See the individual course descriptions and proposed syllabi for more information.
Is credit awarded for HAPS-I courses?
Yes! All courses are eligible for graduate-level biology credit. You can choose to not receive this credit if you want - see below.
Our courses follow grading policies on a "credit / no credit" basis. Like many progressive graduate programs, HAPS-I does not use letter grades in our courses. However, a "credit" grade is equivalent to a letter grade of B or better.
A "credit" grade is earned by satisfactorily accomplishing a set of specific goals (at a "B" level or better) as outlined in each course syllabus and in the online course material (Blackboard course management system) as determined by the course faculty.
I don't need graduate credit. Can I take a HAPS-I course on a non-credit basis?
Yes, we have a Professional Development option for people who do not need graduate credit. This will be the same course with the same expectations, you just will not receive credit.
How much do HAPS-I courses cost?
The cost of HAPS Institute courses are very competitive at $550 per credit for members wanting graduate credit. Some courses may require other expenditures such as conference registration, travel, lodging, books, meals, or other incidentals.
Yes! Check out our scholarship page! HAPS-I scholarships pay for one credit (so the award is smaller in the case of Professional Development courses).
Does the HAPS Board of Directors have an Individual Enrollment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy?
Yes! Here it is:
Why are no refunds given once the course's start date has arrived?
There are many expenses incurred in each course on behalf of participants. Most, if not all, of these have been paid already by the time the course starts and cannot be recouped by HAPS-I. After the course starts, wait-listed individuals are not usually available to fill the spot. Although you may have very good reasons for not being able to participate, HAPS-I has very good reasons for not being able to refund your fees.
Can I take more than one HAPS-I course at a time?
More questions about HAPS-I? Contact HAPS Main Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-448-4277 for questions or concerns related to registration, billing, refunds, conference/lodging information.