Academics
Allen Term
December 16, 2013 - January 17, 2014


Don't let your brain freeze during winter break!
Take an on-line Allen Term course!


Alfred University Students on a IglooWhat is Allen Term?

Allen Term refers to the weeks between the end of the Fall Semester and the beginning of the Spring Semester when our students can take Alfred University courses on-line. So, even though you are going home for Winter Break, you can take an Allen Term course! Allen Term courses are perfect for either catching up or springing ahead of schedule.

Allen Term may sound like something brand new, but it is actually very much a part of Alfred University's history. In fact, it was an official part of Alfred University's Academic Calendar from 1969-1978. What is different about this newly launched Allen Term is that all the courses are being taught completely on-line*!

Why Should I Take an Allen Term Course?
Allen Term offers a great opportunity to:

  • Complete a full semester course, on-line*, within a few weeks
  • Make up a course that you failed or got a low grade in during the Fall Semester
  • Concentrate on one course without the burden of a heavy course load
  • Lighten your course load in the Spring
  • Advance your academic standing
  • Accelerate your degree
  • Be productive over the break by taking a course that will satisfy a requirement (for major, minor, gen ed, elective) in a condensed format

*Please check out the Online Learning Readiness Checklist to view the technical requirements for on-line courses, and to assess your readiness to take an on-line course.

How Much Does it Cost?
The tuition rate is $960* per course (not per credit hour). Both 3 and 4 credit courses are available and all classes are being offered in a distance learning, on-line format - there will be no class meetings on campus.

*Additional fees may apply to some courses.

How Do I Register for a Class?
Students can register for Allen Term courses in Banner beginning November 4. Any questions about registration may be directed to the Student Service Center at 607-871-2123, or via email.

What Courses are Available?
A variety of great courses will be available during Allen Term! The list of courses as of December 10 is included below. Please visit Banner to view the complete, most up-to-date course list and to register.

  • ANTH 300 DL Topics: Surf, Play, Meet, Shop - Anthropological Explorations of Weblife - 4 cr - Robert Myers
  • BUSI 300 DL Topics: Gender Issues in Leadership - 3 cr - Jennifer Griffith
  • CHEM 310 DL Basic Organic Chemistry - 3 cr - John D'Angelo
  • COMM 200 DL Topics: Professional Communication - 4 cr - Julia Overton Healy
  • MATH 151 DL Calculus I - 4 cr - Joseph Petrillo
  • PSYC 322 DL Health Psychology - 3 cr - Robert Maiden
  • WMST 300 DL Topics: Gender Issues in Leadership - 3 cr - Jennifer Griffith

Why Is It Called Allen Term?
Allen Term is named after Dr. Jonathan Allen, Alfred University's second president and a pioneer educator. P.A. Burdick once said that "Jonathan Allen did not live for what the world could give him, but for what he could give the world."

"Education is the healthful growth, the harmonious perfecting, of the whole being." - Jonathan Allen

"The scholar should be open-eyed to all truths, and filled with their light; he should flash new ideas along the pathway of humanity, thereby kindling new light, awakening nobler sentiments, and inspiring to higher and broader activities." - Jonathan Allen