Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History?

Who is eligible for the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History?

What are the requirements to earn a Master of Arts in American History through the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman program?

How do I apply?

What should I know about Gettysburg College student policies?

Can I take courses if I am not pursuing a degree?

Can I earn an Advanced Certificate?

What are the application deadlines for the Fall 2022 semester?

How long will it take for a decision to be made regarding my application?

I have been accepted to the program. What are my next steps?

What is the registration period for the Fall 2022 semester?

When does the Fall 2022 semester begin/end?

Can I get a refund if I drop a course?

 

Course Information

How are courses structured?

What is the workload for courses?

When can I sign up for the Capstone in American History course?

Can you tell me more about the Capstone course?

Are lectures available to view at any time?

 

Costs and Financial Aid

What does each course cost?

When is tuition due?

Are books provided or included in the tuition?

Do you offer scholarships or any other financial aid?

What if I decide to withdraw?

Can I earn continuing education units (CEUs) or professional development points (PDPs)?

 

Technology

How do I access the courses?

How tech-savvy do I need to be to take a Gilder Lehrman online course?

What sort of computer do I need in order to participate in the live sessions? Do I need speakers? Can I use an iPad?

 

Eligibility

Who is eligible for the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History?

May I take a Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA course as a high school student or undergraduate college student?

What if I become unaffiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute?

What if I am a K–12 educator who is not affiliated with a particular school?

 

Current and Former Students of the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

I am/was a student in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History. Do I have to apply to the new Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History?

Can I transfer my credits from the Pace degree program into the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman program?

Can I transfer credits from courses taken with GLI through Adams State University, Dickinson College, or Gettysburg College? What about other coursework?

What if I’ve completed all of my coursework except for my capstone?