Q: How is Braden different from traditional colleges and universities?
Q: Do you have any residency requirements?
A: No. For maximum convenience, geography is not a barrier to prospective students who wish to earn a certificate of completion from Braden. As a distance learning institution, Braden facilitates learning through online technology rather than the physical constraints of traditional colleges institutions. Due to the benefits of this method, we can boast a range of students from across the United States, and around the world.
A: Braden improves upon the traditional
college experience by adding online
classrooms, flexible class availability
and focus skills training and workshops
greater than those available in other distance learning educational institutions
as well as traditional colleges. Unlike
traditional colleges and universities,
we have no residency requirements and we
capitalize on the latest online
education technology to allow students
greater flexibility, focused and
relevant assignments that can be taken
directly into the workplace and allowing them to pursue their certificate of completion
or certifications wherever is most
convenient to their lives. We recognize that not everyone has the time or money required to attend a traditional university. Our programs take far less time and money than the traditional route. thereby allowing you to advance your career without having to take time away from work or family.
Q: What types of online certificates of completion
programs and certifications does Braden offer?
A: Braden grants skills certifications,
undergraduate and graduate certificates of completion in a
variety of fields focused around
information technology and business
Q: Can my employer pay directly or
reimburse me for my online education at
A: Many employers will pay students
tuition and fees directly.
Our job skills classes in compliance,
computer security and web development
have shown to provide a high return on
investment and a wise risk management
strategy that far outweighs the invest
in online education. Our students and
faculty come from Fortune 500 companies, government and military agencies, small businesses, and more.
Maximum utilization of our certification
or PROGRAMS depends on the individual company, agency, association, or
human resource departments specific
criteria for the assigned requirements. We recommend checking with the institution concerned prior to enrollment.
Q: How will I be able to verify my certificate of completion to prospective employers?
A: Your academic record at Braden
Institute is kept confidential, however we will release the information to outside parties seeking verification for employment purposes with your written consent. When you grant Braden permission to verify your certificate of completion, we will confirm your certificate of completion and date of graduation in writing to any and all inquiries from legitimate third parties. Note: We cannot respond to phone inquiries for security and confidentiality reasons. Verification requests should be faxed to us at (713)
Q: If I obtain a certificate of completion from Braden, will I be able to transfer my credits or use my certificate of completion to enter a graduate or post-graduate program at another institution?
A: In most cases you credits will be
able to transfer to any other accredited
Some colleges or universities recognize
a limited number of credits earned at other institutions.
Acceptance of online educational credits
is growing and becoming more traditional
as minutes pass. It is expected that
more than have the certificates of completion granted in
this nation in 2020 will be online
certificates of completion. Therefore, if you
choose to use your online educational
credits or certificate of completion as the basis for further education or to transfer your
earned credits to another educational institution, we encourage you to contact that institution before pursuing your certificate of completion at
any online university to see what their policy is on this matter.
Q: Can I transfer credits from other Institutes to Braden?
A: Yes. If you have completed college coursework at another educational institution, you can transfer those documented credit hours toward your
online certificate of completion at Braden Institute. Some
qualified candidates completely satisfy
their general education requirements
through transfer credit in addition to
alternate training that meets our
Q: Do you accept military education programs, such as the GI Bill?
A: Braden does not participate in Federal Student Aid programs
at this time but expects to offer this
option in the near future.
Q: I earned an Certificate certificate of completion from a local community college. How many of these credits will transfer to one of the Braden Institute undergraduate PROGRAMS?
A: Braden welcomes credits from nationally or regionally accredited community colleges. Because Certificate’s certificates of completion typically require general education courses, students are usually able to receive 60 hours of transfer credit for their Certificate certificate of completion coursework.
Q: How much does it cost to obtain a certificate of completion from Braden?
A: Braden's tuition fees vary according to the
course work and laboratory workshops
required in your major. Typically
an online certificate of completion has a substantially
lower cost than traditional universities
because of the lower overhead, reduction
of travel, availability of library and
equipment resources provided directly by
the university and other indirect cost
savings. However, fees are the same for all students, regardless of their location. Please see our fees page for more specific information.
Q: Does Braden offer a student loan or financial aid program?
A: Not at this time.
We are going through the state and
federal approval process to be able to
provide these programs but we have not
be approved at this time. Payment of all tuition fees is entirely the responsibility of the student. However, because Braden operates
with a small central campus or
require the expenses Certificated with a
traditional university, the fees are much lower than you would expect to pay
to achieve an online certificate of completion or training
certification from a traditional college or university.
Q: What if I don't have a computer or access to the Internet? Can I still obtain a
my online certificate of completion from Braden Institute?
A: Yes. Many students have access
to local libraries, internet cafes,
neighbors, friends or other public
access points that would be adequate for
lectures and coursework.
Q: Do you issue diplomas to all countries?
A: No. Braden Institute will not issue diplomas to individuals in restricted countries, which include: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Serbia, and Sudan.