FAQs


Some in-depth info to help you on your EMERGE journey

FAQs

Some in-depth info to help you on your EMERGE journey

  • General

    • Is the class live? What are livestream classes like?

      All of our classes are taught online and include weekly live sessions with instructors and students hosted on ZOOM. The live online experience is similar in many ways to a traditional classroom experience.

      Participating students can interact with their instructors, ask questions, and connect with fellow students (all from the comfort of home). Course materials, assignments, and class recordings are all available online.

    • Who will I be working with?

      Your primary instructor is listed under “Meet Your Instructor” on the course page.

    • How many classes does it take to complete the course?

      Each course has a specific number of weeks listed at the top of the course page, usually between 4-8 weeks on average.

    • Can I take more than one course at a time?

      Absolutely. We encourage students to take the courses they are the most excited about. See the details for each course on the course page.

    • How often does the class meet per week?

      Excellent question. Typically, your class will meet 1 time per week with your instructor. The course assignments are self-paced outside of the class session. Each course is 2 hours in length unless specified otherwise. The date and time for each course are detailed on the course page and the confirmation email sent to your inbox.

    • Am I Required to Attend Live Classes?

      Participants in our programs should plan to attend livestream classes. However, if you cannot attend, students should make arrangements with their instructor prior to the start of class.

      Many of our courses also allow students to enroll as auditors. Auditors observe live classes and/ or re-watch class recordings, with a less “on-the-spot” experience. If you cannot make all of the course’s live classes, auditing is a great option.

    • Are There Prerequisites for EMERGE Courses?

      The majority of our programs do not require prerequisite courses. However, our Professional Training performance program courses are designed primarily for intermediate-to-advanced actors and performers; if you’re a beginning performance student, we encourage you to start at our Youth level. University programs may require prerequisites and/ or minimum admission criteria. Please feel free to ask us for more information.

    • What is an Auditor? Do Auditors participate in class?

      Many of our Performance program courses allow students to enroll as participants and auditors. As an auditor, students can observe a Livestream class, but auditors are not full participants. Auditors observe and participate remotely at their own pace; they do not interact with the instructor or participating students directly.

      Auditing a course is ideal for:

        •   Students who cannot attend live classes.
        •   Those who want to experience a class before participating.
        •   Students who prefer to learn through observation.
  • University Programs

    • How do I enroll in courses? Is there an admission fee?

      To enroll, choose the course that you want. See our full catalog Here (hyperlink). On the course details page, select “Register For This Course.” Then, follow the steps to enroll and checkout.

      There is an application fee for admission into University Degree Programs and the international College Bridge Program. Students must pay a one-time $65 (USD) fee when completing the application.

    • Are the certificate and degree programs offered through the university?

      Yes! The certificate or degree program will be offered, taught and administered by the university - on the Emerge platform. Your certificate or degree will be sent to you by the university with the university credentials upon successful completion.

    • How many courses does it take to complete a Certificate?

      Great Question! Typically, the certificate programs consist of 4 courses total.There are some exceptions but feel free to reach out with any questions.

    • How many weeks is each course?

      Each course is 4 weeks long. So, you can complete a full certificate in a single semester.

    • Can I take more than one elective?

      Absolutely! We encourage students to take courses that they feel drawn to and inspired by. However, the certificate only requires 4 courses total to complete.

    • How often do class sessions meet per week?

      You will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours in length. The exact date and time will be detailed on the course page and sent to your inbox upon enrollment.

    • What if I miss a class? Or want to review the class recording?

      No problem. You will be able to access your courses content and recordings from ‘My Dashboard’. Simply login after the class has ended and you will be able to review class recordings at your convenience.

    • What if I miss the start date? How often are courses offered?

      Not to worry. Each course will be offered on a rolling 4 week cycle. This gives you plenty of time to sign up for the next round of courses and programs in 4 weeks, giving you time to enroll and get prepared for an exciting journey ahead.

    • How do I pay? Can I pay in payments?

      The universities require payment in full prior to the start of the first class session. However, Emerge will allow you to pay in installments and offers payment options to allow you to pay for your education as-you-go at an affordable price.

  • Admission Requirements

    • How do I prepare to apply for university?

      Be sure to read the requirements carefully when applying to US universities. Some will require standardised tests (e.g. GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT), and others will ask for different documents (writing samples, portfolio, list of patents) as part of the application process. Most students apply to 3-5 universities to increase their chances of being admitted.

      University application fees are usually between 75-100 USD, depending on the university. If you have trouble paying your admission fee, contact the university or programme directly. Non-US students may be required to supply proof that their English-language skills are proficient enough to attend classes. Be sure to have your TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, or C1 Advanced certificates available.

      The US doesn't currently have an application system for all universities.

    • What are the language requirements for universities in the US/ UK?

      To ensure that you are able to effectively learn and participate in your classes, you will need to show that you have good enough English-language skills to apply for admission to a U.S. university. The minimum scores will depend largely on the programme and the university. Most U.S. universities will accept one of these tests:

        •   IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service)
        •   TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
        •   PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)
        •   C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced)
        •   Double check the university and programme requirements to see the minimum score they expect from applicants.
    • What documents do I need to prepare when applying to university?

      Different universities and programmes will require different documents. However, these are the items you are most likely to need if you apply to a university in the US:

        •   Transcripts or records of grades (high school and/or university)
        •   Résumé/CV
        •   Test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT)
        •   Proof of English-language proficiency
        •   Motivation letter or statement of purpose
        •   Application fee
        •   Writing sample
        •   Passport photo
    • When should I apply? What are the university application deadlines in the US?

      If you are applying for an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree in the US, universities will typically offer two application deadlines - early admission and regular admission.

      If you're applying for the fall (autumn) admission, early deadlines will be between October and November, the previous year.

      If you're applying for the fall (autumn) admission, regular admission deadlines will be between February and March, the same year.

      If you are applying for a postgraduate (Master's or PhD) degree, your American university application deadline will depend on the semester in which you are enrolling (spring intake or fall intake).

      If you are applying for the fall admission, your deadline can be anywhere from January to March.

      If you are applying for the spring admission, your deadline is probably anywhere between July and September, the previous year.

      These deadlines can vary drastically depending on which programme you are applying for or which university you wish to attend. Be sure to contact the programme itself if you're not sure about the correct deadline.

    • Is there anything I should know or prepare after acceptance?

      Congratulations on getting your acceptance letter!

      If you aren't a US citizen, you will need to use your acceptance letter to apply for the F-1 student visa.

      Be sure to take some time to apply for funding and scholarships. You can also check out the Studyportals Scholarship to get some help on financing your studies abroad.

      Check whether the university you applied to requires an enrolment fee to secure your spot there.

      Celebrate your victory of being admitted to the university of your dreams!

  • Professional Training

    • Is the class live? What are livestream classes like?

      All of our classes are taught online and include weekly live sessions with instructors and students hosted on ZOOM. The live online experience is similar in many ways to a traditional classroom experience.

      Participating students can interact with their instructors, ask questions, and connect with fellow students (all from the comfort of home). Course materials, assignments, and class recordings are all available online.

    • Who will I be working with?

      Your primary instructor is listed under “Meet Your Instructor” on the course page.

    • How many classes does it take to complete the course?

      Each course has a specific number of weeks listed at the top of the course page, usually between 4-8 weeks on average.

    • Can I take more than one course at a time?

      Absolutely. We encourage students to take the courses they are the most excited about. See the details for each course on the course page.

    • How often does the class meet per week?

      Excellent question. Typically, your class will meet 1 time per week with your instructor. The course assignments are self-paced outside of the class session. Each course is 2 hours in length unless specified otherwise. The date and time for each course are detailed on the course page and the confirmation email sent to your inbox.

    • Am I Required to Attend Live Classes?

      Participants in our programs should plan to attend livestream classes. However, if you cannot attend, students should make arrangements with their instructor prior to the start of class.

      Many of our courses also allow students to enroll as auditors. Auditors observe live classes and/ or re-watch class recordings, with a less “on-the-spot” experience. If you cannot make all of the course’s live classes, auditing is a great option.

  • College Bridge Program

  • General

    • Is the class live? What are livestream classes like?

      All of our classes are taught online and include weekly live sessions with instructors and students hosted on ZOOM. The live online experience is similar in many ways to a traditional classroom experience.

      Participating students can interact with their instructors, ask questions, and connect with fellow students (all from the comfort of home). Course materials, assignments, and class recordings are all available online.

    • Who will I be working with?

      Your primary instructor is listed under “Meet Your Instructor” on the course page.

    • How many classes does it take to complete the course?

      Each course has a specific number of weeks listed at the top of the course page, usually between 4-8 weeks on average.

    • Can I take more than one course at a time?

      Absolutely. We encourage students to take the courses they are the most excited about. See the details for each course on the course page.

    • How often does the class meet per week?

      Excellent question. Typically, your class will meet 1 time per week with your instructor. The course assignments are self-paced outside of the class session. Each course is 2 hours in length unless specified otherwise. The date and time for each course are detailed on the course page and the confirmation email sent to your inbox.

    • Am I Required to Attend Live Classes?

      Participants in our programs should plan to attend livestream classes. However, if you cannot attend, students should make arrangements with their instructor prior to the start of class.

      Many of our courses also allow students to enroll as auditors. Auditors observe live classes and/ or re-watch class recordings, with a less “on-the-spot” experience. If you cannot make all of the course’s live classes, auditing is a great option.

    • Are There Prerequisites for EMERGE Courses?

      The majority of our programs do not require prerequisite courses. However, our Professional Training performance program courses are designed primarily for intermediate-to-advanced actors and performers; if you’re a beginning performance student, we encourage you to start at our Youth level. University programs may require prerequisites and/ or minimum admission criteria. Please feel free to ask us for more information.

    • What is an Auditor? Do Auditors participate in class?

      Many of our Performance program courses allow students to enroll as participants and auditors. As an auditor, students can observe a Livestream class, but auditors are not full participants. Auditors observe and participate remotely at their own pace; they do not interact with the instructor or participating students directly.

      Auditing a course is ideal for:

        •   Students who cannot attend live classes.
        •   Those who want to experience a class before participating.
        •   Students who prefer to learn through observation.
  • University Programs

    • How do I enroll in courses? Is there an admission fee?

      To enroll, choose the course that you want. See our full catalog Here (hyperlink). On the course details page, select “Register For This Course.” Then, follow the steps to enroll and checkout.

      There is an application fee for admission into University Degree Programs and the international College Bridge Program. Students must pay a one-time $65 (USD) fee when completing the application.

    • Are the certificate and degree programs offered through the university?

      Yes! The certificate or degree program will be offered, taught and administered by the university - on the Emerge platform. Your certificate or degree will be sent to you by the university with the university credentials upon successful completion.

    • How many courses does it take to complete a Certificate?

      Great Question! Typically, the certificate programs consist of 4 courses total.There are some exceptions but feel free to reach out with any questions.

    • How many weeks is each course?

      Each course is 4 weeks long. So, you can complete a full certificate in a single semester.

    • Can I take more than one elective?

      Absolutely! We encourage students to take courses that they feel drawn to and inspired by. However, the certificate only requires 4 courses total to complete.

    • How often do class sessions meet per week?

      You will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours in length. The exact date and time will be detailed on the course page and sent to your inbox upon enrollment.

    • What if I miss a class? Or want to review the class recording?

      No problem. You will be able to access your courses content and recordings from ‘My Dashboard’. Simply login after the class has ended and you will be able to review class recordings at your convenience.

    • What if I miss the start date? How often are courses offered?

      Not to worry. Each course will be offered on a rolling 4 week cycle. This gives you plenty of time to sign up for the next round of courses and programs in 4 weeks, giving you time to enroll and get prepared for an exciting journey ahead.

    • How do I pay? Can I pay in payments?

      The universities require payment in full prior to the start of the first class session. However, Emerge will allow you to pay in installments and offers payment options to allow you to pay for your education as-you-go at an affordable price.

  • Admission Requirements

    • How do I prepare to apply for university?

      Be sure to read the requirements carefully when applying to US universities. Some will require standardised tests (e.g. GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT), and others will ask for different documents (writing samples, portfolio, list of patents) as part of the application process. Most students apply to 3-5 universities to increase their chances of being admitted.

      University application fees are usually between 75-100 USD, depending on the university. If you have trouble paying your admission fee, contact the university or programme directly. Non-US students may be required to supply proof that their English-language skills are proficient enough to attend classes. Be sure to have your TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, or C1 Advanced certificates available.

      The US doesn't currently have an application system for all universities.

    • What are the language requirements for universities in the US/ UK?

      To ensure that you are able to effectively learn and participate in your classes, you will need to show that you have good enough English-language skills to apply for admission to a U.S. university. The minimum scores will depend largely on the programme and the university. Most U.S. universities will accept one of these tests:

        •   IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service)
        •   TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
        •   PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)
        •   C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced)
        •   Double check the university and programme requirements to see the minimum score they expect from applicants.
    • What documents do I need to prepare when applying to university?

      Different universities and programmes will require different documents. However, these are the items you are most likely to need if you apply to a university in the US:

        •   Transcripts or records of grades (high school and/or university)
        •   Résumé/CV
        •   Test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT)
        •   Proof of English-language proficiency
        •   Motivation letter or statement of purpose
        •   Application fee
        •   Writing sample
        •   Passport photo
    • When should I apply? What are the university application deadlines in the US?

      If you are applying for an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree in the US, universities will typically offer two application deadlines - early admission and regular admission.

      If you're applying for the fall (autumn) admission, early deadlines will be between October and November, the previous year.

      If you're applying for the fall (autumn) admission, regular admission deadlines will be between February and March, the same year.

      If you are applying for a postgraduate (Master's or PhD) degree, your American university application deadline will depend on the semester in which you are enrolling (spring intake or fall intake).

      If you are applying for the fall admission, your deadline can be anywhere from January to March.

      If you are applying for the spring admission, your deadline is probably anywhere between July and September, the previous year.

      These deadlines can vary drastically depending on which programme you are applying for or which university you wish to attend. Be sure to contact the programme itself if you're not sure about the correct deadline.

    • Is there anything I should know or prepare after acceptance?

      Congratulations on getting your acceptance letter!

      If you aren't a US citizen, you will need to use your acceptance letter to apply for the F-1 student visa.

      Be sure to take some time to apply for funding and scholarships. You can also check out the Studyportals Scholarship to get some help on financing your studies abroad.

      Check whether the university you applied to requires an enrolment fee to secure your spot there.

      Celebrate your victory of being admitted to the university of your dreams!

  • Professional Training

    • Is the class live? What are livestream classes like?

      All of our classes are taught online and include weekly live sessions with instructors and students hosted on ZOOM. The live online experience is similar in many ways to a traditional classroom experience.

      Participating students can interact with their instructors, ask questions, and connect with fellow students (all from the comfort of home). Course materials, assignments, and class recordings are all available online.

    • Who will I be working with?

      Your primary instructor is listed under “Meet Your Instructor” on the course page.

    • How many classes does it take to complete the course?

      Each course has a specific number of weeks listed at the top of the course page, usually between 4-8 weeks on average.

    • Can I take more than one course at a time?

      Absolutely. We encourage students to take the courses they are the most excited about. See the details for each course on the course page.

    • How often does the class meet per week?

      Excellent question. Typically, your class will meet 1 time per week with your instructor. The course assignments are self-paced outside of the class session. Each course is 2 hours in length unless specified otherwise. The date and time for each course are detailed on the course page and the confirmation email sent to your inbox.

    • Am I Required to Attend Live Classes?

      Participants in our programs should plan to attend livestream classes. However, if you cannot attend, students should make arrangements with their instructor prior to the start of class.

      Many of our courses also allow students to enroll as auditors. Auditors observe live classes and/ or re-watch class recordings, with a less “on-the-spot” experience. If you cannot make all of the course’s live classes, auditing is a great option.

  • College Bridge Program