Alliant Pre-Requisites/Requirements: These classes are designed to prepare students to successfully participate in the first year CSPP classes at Alliant International University. The courses are self-paced, however, you need to finish all coursework by the end date.

Registration is now closed. The pre-requisite courses will be offered again starting in October.

Online Admissions Prerequisite Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any advantages to taking these courses through Alliant?

Yes, there are several advantages to taking these courses through Alliant’s CE Division:
• The instructors have been designated by Alliant program directors. They are very familiar with our programs
and know what is needed to prepare you properly.
• The courses will be accepted by Alliant as meeting the academic prerequisites for admission.
• You will receive an academic transcript showing your grade, and we will also report your enrollment in and
completion of the course directly to your campus Admissions Office. (Reminder: Entry requirements for the
Clinical Psychology programs state that you must receive a grade of “C” or better; entry requirements for the
Organizational Psychology programs state that you must receive a grade “B” or better.)

What is the format of the courses?
he courses are offered online as Guided Independent Study. All course material will be online, in Moodle or Wordpress.
They are 2-unit or 3-unit, upper-division undergraduate courses.

How can I get help from the instructor?
The instructors for each course will provide extensive online resources to support your learning. If you have
questions, you will be able to contact the instructor by email and all emails will be answered within 48 hours.

What is the cost of each course?
The cost for 2-unit courses is $480, and the cost for 3-unit courses is $680. Tuition is due in full at the time of
registration and does not include the cost of textbooks.

When do the courses start?
Students will have access to the online courses beginning on May 14, 2017.  All courses must be accessed by June 11, 2017 to formally begin.

When do the courses end?
All of the courses will end by August 14, 2017.   All course cancellations and transfers will be charged a $120
processing fee. You must contact the Alliant Continuing Education department via email or phone to be
eligible for the partial refund and/or to be transferred to the next course session.

Are there required textbooks?

Five of the courses being offered have required texts. Learning Theory has no required text.
1) Statistics
Spatz, C.Tales of Distributions (11th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
2) Psychological Testing/Tests and Measurements
Cohen, R. & Swerdlik, M. (2010). Psychological Testing and Assessment: An Introduction to Tests and
Measurements (8th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

3) Abnormal Psychology
Butcher & Mineka & Hooley. Abnormal Psychology (16th Edition)
Abnormal Psychology: Core Concepts 1st edition by Butcher, James N.; Mineka, Susan; Hooley, Jill M. published by Allyn & Bacon Paperback: Books
4) Human Development
Cavanaugh, J. & Kail, R. Human Development: A Life Span View, 5th Edition.
5) Personality Theories
Berger, Jerry M. Personality, 8th Edition.
6) Reserach Methods in Psychology
Kazdin, A. E. (Ed.). (2017). Research design in clinical psychology/ Boston:Pearson