Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will classes for the next MBA cohort actually start?
A: Cohorts start every August and February.

Q: Where will classes meet, and will any be offered on the Lexington Campus?
A: Classes are offered at the Midway Campus and in an online format. There may be a few class sessions, not courses, on the Lexington Campus.

Q: How often will classes meet, and what are class meeting times?
A: In-seat MBA classes meet once per week, either on a weekday evening or on Saturday mornings, except for the last term when students will attend classes two times per week.

Q: What if I have to miss classes?
A: Our professors will work with you in that regard, either to make up the missed work, or to arrange for you to take the class with another cohort.

Q: If I cannot start with Class One in the MBA cohort, may I start with Class Two, then make up Class One at a later date?
A: No, students may only start an MBA cohort with Class One.

Q: Am I eligible for federal financial aid as a graduate student, and how do I go about determining my eligibility?
A: Please go to the www.fafsa.ed.gov, and submit the required information. You may be eligible for federal loans, but as a graduate student you will not be eligible for federal grants.

Q: Are there sources of financial aid, loans, etc., available for graduate study other than from federal financial aid programs?
A: There are other sources, and you are encouraged to do your own investigation to determine which of these may be best for you.

Q: Do I need to submit a GMAT score?
A: Only if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.

Q: Should I study for the GMAT?
A: For the best answers to this question, please go to mba.com website.

Q: When will I know the status of my application for admission, or when the admission interviews will be scheduled?
A: After all your required application materials have been received, you will be notified of dates available for meeting the MBA Admissions Committee, after which you will be advised of your admission status.

Q: If I am a former Midway student, do I have to resubmit those transcripts?
A: It is not necessary to resubmit official transcripts that are on file from prior attendance at Midway. However, and this is very important, if you have attended other colleges since you were at Midway, we will require those transcripts without regard to whether you wish to transfer those courses to Midway.

Q: Are students allowed to bring laptops for use in class for taking notes, etc.?
A: Yes, unless your professor directs otherwise.

Q: Since each class period lasts four hours, are there scheduled breaks, and are students likely to be required to take notes for four hours?
A: The classes are structured to facilitate ongoing interactions among and between students and professors, and while some note taking may be helpful, it will not be required for the duration of the class period.

Q: May I apply for Credit for Prior Learning [CPL]?
A: A maximum of six semester hours may be transferred in from any regionally accredited college, or through Portfolio Assessment by the Midway College MBA Faculty.

Q: I know Midway College is accredited, but by whom, or what agency?
A: Midway College [along with Centre, Transylvania, UK, U of L] has the highest regional accreditation a college or university can have, accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Q: I am going to do this, but what should I do next?
A: Initially three things - First, familiarize yourself with the information on this website. Next, submit the electronic Graduate application and the $10 application fee (applications will not be processed until the fee is received). Then complete responses to the essay questions, resume, recommendation form, and transcript request forms for all college transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office at Midway College, along with a current resume, completed recommendation forms, and transcript request forms for all college transcripts. Then go to www.mba.com. and schedule to take the GMAT (if your GPA is below 3.0.) Also, if you will need financial aid, go to fafsa.edu and submit the required information. Finally, register to attend the next MBA Workshop.

Q: What is the tuition for the MBA program?
A: Tuition is $540 per credit hour.

Q: How long will it actually take me to complete the MBA program?
A: The MBA program consists of five Modules, each Module 16 weeks in length, for a total of 80 weeks of instruction. During each of the first four 16-week modules students complete two eight-week courses for a total of six semester hours. During the fifth module, Module V, students take two eight-week courses, in sequence, totaling six semester hours, and an additional course, MBA 650, a 16-week, six semester-hour course, which runs concurrently with the other two.

Q: Okay, I am definitely interested. Now tell me once again what I need to do.
A: Submit the electronic Graduate application and the $10 application fee (applications will not be processed until the fee is received). Then complete responses to the essay questions, resume, recommendation form, and transcript request forms for all college transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office at Midway College, along with a current resume, completed recommendation forms, and transcript request forms for all college transcripts. Then go to www.mba.com and schedule to take the GMAT (if your GPA is below 3.0.) Also, if you will need financial aid, go to fafsa.edu and submit the required information. Finally, register to attend the next MBA Workshop.”

Need additional/general information? Email:MBA@midway.edu