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Is this a full-time or part-time program?
This is a part-time program. Students usually take 1 or 2 courses each semester.  Students who take two courses are considered full time.

What time of the day are the classes held?
The program is offered in an online format.  In some cases, students will be required to attend a few class sessions at the main campus for testing or presentations.  These attendance requirements would be scheduled 6:15 to 8:55 during the fall and spring semesters, and 6:00 to 9:15 during the summer semesters.

What is the average age of the student?
Most of the students in the program are working professionals. There is a wide range of student with experience ranging from those with a few years of work experience, to those in the middle of their career looking for a change in profession.

Do I have to take the MAT or GRE?
Yes, you are required to take either the MAT or GRE for acceptance into the program.

What are the cutoff scores for the GRE and MATs?
We expect students to be above the 50th percentile on graduate norms, but take all credentials into consideration.

What is the minimum GPA La Salle University looks for to be accepted?
We usually require a 3.0 but take all credentials into consideration.

Which is better to take? the MAT or GRE?
If you are applying to several programs, including doctoral programs, or if you do well on timed tests you should probably take the GRE. If you have been out of college for several years, or if you read widely you will usually do better with the MAT. Review directions and sample questions before deciding.

How long after my file is complete will I hear a decision and how will I be notified of the decision?
You will be notified by mail; usually within two weeks.

What are the deadlines for each semester for applying?
We have rolling admission. Typically, all documents must be submitted by August 15 (Fall), December 15 (Spring), and April 15 (Summer). Under special circumstances, students may be admitted up to the first day of classes of each term.

Is financial aid available?
Some small La Salle University grants, based on student need, are available. For other options, please contact the Student Financial Services office at 215-951-1070, or click here.

Is this program available for international students?
International students may take this program in the online format, however the revised curriculum no longer meets the requirements set by the United States to allow applicants to qualify for student visa ("F" status).  For international students considering the online format for the program, the application needs to include the World Education Service (WES) evaluation of the transcripts, along with a statement of financial responsibility and an original copy of TOEFL scores.  Students need to contact WES ( for submitting transcripts for evaluation.

Program offered online with some residency requirements for testing and presentations.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.
Program Director

La Salle University
Computer Information Science
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1136
Fax: 215.951.1805

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