FAQs
Peru State College Online Education

Peru State understands that many students have responsibilities outside of the classroom; however, that should never inhibit them from getting their education. Peru State’s online program allows students to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree, all while continuing their fast-paced life.

Peru State is committed to the success of our online students. Online learning is a mode to expand our educational opportunities. 

The following criteria are recommended for successful completion of online courses:

• Approximately 6 hours a week to devote to your online course(s) (depending on your course load)

• Comfort with using the Internet and basic computer software

• Comfort with expressing your thoughts and ideas in writing

• The ability to work, to some extent, independently

• Access to a reliable computer with the following:

          • CPU of 2.0 GHZ or greater

          • RAM of 2 GB or greater

          • Operating system of Windows 8 or greater*, or Mac OS 10.12 or greater*

          • *A variety of devices and operating systems were used to test the supported browsers. Support is not limited to these specific operating systems. The desktop browser versions below are supported regardless of the particular device or operating system on which they run.

• Internet Browser requirements

          • Firefox 57.0 or greater

          • Chrome 63.0 or greater

          • Safari 12.0 or greater (Mac version only)

          • Edge 42.0 or greater

          • Internet Explorer is not supported by Blackboard.

• Access to a reliable Internet source (broadband Internet is recommended)


Peru State College Online students benefit from the same supportive community, course offerings and program outcomes as our students taking classes on-campus. As an online student, you’ll take classes led by the same instructors, earn the same degree, and graduate alongside your campus-based peers – but you’ll attend lectures, take tests and have discussions all online. This means you have the flexibility to complete your degree on your own time, from anywhere in the world.

Applying online is fast (it should only take you about 15 minutes), easy, and completely free! And there are no GRE requirements for graduate students. You can start the application process here. If you have any questions, please speak with a representative from the Admissions Office. You may reach the Admissions Office by email at Admissions@online.peru.edu  or by phone at 402-902-3005.

The total cost of your Peru State Online degree varies depending on program and any previous college credits or experience you might have. However, the cost of attendance is simple with our one rate, any state policy. The cost per credit hour is $296.50 for online Undergraduate courses and $370.75 for online Graduate Students. That’s it. No additional, per-credit-hour fees. 

Once your admission file is complete, you will meet over the telephone with an advisor at Peru State College to discuss your schedule for the next semester. Following that meeting, you are able to register for courses through myPSC. If you have troubles at any time, your advisor will be able to assist.


Ideally students will be registered and have their course materials the weekend before the term starts. However, students can drop and add courses during the first week of each term. 

After you have registered for an online course, you will be assigned a student email account. You will then be sent an email with your new student email login and Blackboard login information. Once you have your student email access information, it is very important to check it often. Your online courses will be available the Friday before the start date of the course.

Peru State College strives to keep class sizes as small as possible. While class sizes vary, our average student-to-faculty ratio is 22-to-1

SAT: 6468

ACT: 2470

Yes! Peru State College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915. Peru State is also accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System. Read more about our accreditation standing and other memberships. 

Scores are automatically sent from the ACT or the Collegeboard (SAT) to the places you requested when you registered. You can also have your scores sent to Peru State from ACT or the College Board (SAT) after you take your test.

You can review Peru State’s courses by visiting the Schedule of Classes. If you are not a current student, you may use the ‘General Public View.’

Of course! At Peru State, your credits count! We accept up to 66 hours of credit from a community college and up to 90 undergraduate credit hours from an accredited four-year institution. That’s enough to get you 75% of the way to graduation. Learn more about transferring credits by emailing admissions@online.peru.edu or call us at 402-902-3005. 


You can see how your classes will transfer to Peru State by visiting the transfer student resources available from our Student Records office. You can also use Transferology to see if your courses will transfer.

Once you submit your application, you’ll receive an NUID and login to MyPSC. To see your application status, as well as a list of any outstanding items needed to complete your application, log in to your MyPSC account. 

Once you’ve submitted an application, you’ll receive an NUID and login to MyPSC. MyPSC will be your portal where you’ll be able to see not only admissions status, but also a list of items that are needed to complete the application process. Once each of those items are received, they will be removed from the list of items needed. When there are no remaining items on the list, the application process is complete and your status will update accordingly.

Admissions letters are processed within seven (7) days of receiving all application documents.

In order for first-time students to register for classes, you must have been officially accepted into Peru State, and also must have met (via phone) with your academic advisor. Log in to your MyPSC portal to schedule your advising appointment.