Are the classes taught online?
The classes are taught using the online learning tool WizIQ.com. Students can view the class materials through the online whiteboard and listen to the class lecture through their computer speakers or headphones. The chat feature is used for questions. All students will need to have a computer and high-speed internet access for class.
What are the fees?
Charges for the program are $55/month. The academic year is broken up into three trimesters (Fall, Winter and Spring) and each trimester is approximately 3 months ($165). Students pay on a per-trimester basis. Financial aid is available upon request.
Can I register and just listen to the recordings instead of attending class live?
Ilm Essentials is geared toward live teaching therefore attendance is mandatory. Recordings are only provided for the rare occasion when a student misses a class. There are other online programs which offer predominantly pre-recorded classes for those students who have scheduling conflicts.
If I am not happy with the class, can I get a refund?
Full refunds will be issued within 30 days of the first class. No refunds can be issued thereafter.
Do I need a PayPal account to pay online?
You do not need a PayPal account to pay online and register. We use PayPal to process all payments, so once you are taken to the PayPal payment page, there is an option on the right toward the bottom of the screen which says:
If you click the highlighted link, you can pay via credit card without a PayPal account.
Can I join in the middle of the year?
I have already studied before, can I skip into 2nd year?
Students are required to start from Year 1 and progress through the course. This allows us to ensure each graduating student has covered the requisite material properly.
Are there discounts for multiple family members?
Provided they will be accessing the class from the same computer, members living under the same roof can share a single registration. However if each student will be logging in separately, or they are in different years of the program, each will have to register individually.
Is there an attendance policy?
While there is not a set attendance policy, all students are expected to attend classes regularly, having reviewed the previous week’s lesson.
Will the sessions be recorded?
Audio recordings of previous year’s classes will be available for those who miss class or need to review material from the previous sessions.
Is Ilm Essentials accredited?
No, Ilm Essentials is not accredited.
What are the system requirements for the online learning tool?
Students can verify their system meets the requirements by visiting http://www.wiziq.com/info/technicalinfo.aspx and clicking the “Check System” button under “System Configuration Tests.”