7-Week Sessions: Frequently Asked Questions

Why is LeTourneau University changing from 5- to 7-week modules?
We heard from you and want to make sure we are providing the best possible learning experience. The move to 7-week modules is a response to course evaluation data and student feedback requesting more time to engage with course material as students balance their education with the demands of work and everyday life. The change will also allow us to better align with peer institutions that have already moved to 7-week modules. 

Will I need to update my academic plan?
We encourage you to use the Academic Planner tool in MyLETU to map out your courses and monitor your progress towards completion. If you currently have an approved plan, you will need to create an updated plan once the 7-week classes go into effect. Your academic coach will provide more information once the transition takes place in Academic Planner.

Will I still have the option to take 15-week classes?
Yes. Classes that are currently offered in a 15-week format will continue to be available.

Will it take me longer to complete my program in the 7-week format?
Your time to completion is dependent on your individual academic plan and will vary based on a number of factors including your personal and work commitments.

How will this affect my financial aid?
Undergraduate students enrolled at half time status (6 credit hours per semester) will remain eligible for federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans as well as the federal Pell grant with eligibility determined by your FAFSA filing results. Some things that may be impacted through this transition in course length will be Texas Equalization Grant eligibility and how quickly you reach your lifetime loan limit for federal direct loans. Please be watching for subsequent emails that will provide additional information to help you make informed decisions.

Who can I talk to if I have additional questions?
If you have questions specific to your courses or degree progress, please contact your academic coach who can work with you to plan your program of study to meet your individual goals and timelines. If you have questions about your financial aid or have special circumstances that will affect your financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 1-800-759-8811 ext. 4350 or 903-233-4350 or email FinancialAid@letu.edu.