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General Questions

  • What is a child life specialist?

  • Is the Child Life Studies Diploma Program still running?

  • Will it be necessary to come to campus, or are all courses online?

  • Will I learn online as much as I’d learn in a traditional classroom?

  • Can I start my courses online at any time, or are there specific dates for the sessions?

  • When are my assignments due? How quickly will I receive feedback on assignments?

  • Do I need to go online at a particular time?

  • If I need support from my instructor, how can I contact them?

  • Are there exams?

  • Are textbooks required for online courses?

  • Will I be notified of the status of my application?

  • Will you be accepting late applications?

Stream 1

  • Can I complete Stream 1 as a part time student?

  • Since this is an online program, how much time will I need to invest each week for my coursework?

  • I have many hours volunteering in a childcare setting (daycare) but not with a child life specialist; does that count?

  • I won’t be completing my volunteering hours before the application deadline, would you still accept my application?

  • I have attended more than one college/university; do I need to send all my transcripts?

  • Can I mail my reference letters/transcripts myself when I send in my other application material?

  • English is not my first language, what are the requirements?

  • I have a bachelor’s degree and I’m interested in the program, would I be accepted?

  • I have several courses in psychology. Will those count towards the required child development courses?

  • Can you recommend any specific courses to take as part of the undergraduate courses requirement?

  • What type of courses are you looking for the undergraduate courses requirement?

  • I am in high school and interested in child life, what program do you recommend I take in undergraduate studies?

  • Can you recommend some places where I can complete my volunteer placement?

  • Where can I find the tuition and fee information for this program?

  • What are the grade requirements for admission and do you review all grades or just the last two years of study?

  • Will you accept late references?

Clinical Education

Stream 2

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