The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University is delivering online, self-paced, competency-based education (CBE) in high-demand workforce areas (cybersecurity, geospatial intelligence, and K-12 education). Our CBE approach focuses on teaching specific job-related skills needed to complete a critical task within the workplace.
Financial aid is not available at this time.
A learner can apply at any time and will be placed in the next available term following application submission.
A learner may request in writing to defer their start only if their term has not yet begun and they have not accessed the learning management system.
Learners may pause their progress at their discretion, but it is the learner's responsibility to complete their program within the allotted timeframe.
IMPACT Graduate Grading:
IMPACT uses a Pass/Fail grading scale. Per the Radford University graduate catalog, the following statement applies to IMPACT pass-fail (P/F) courses: P indicates passed with satisfactory work of “B” or better. https://catalog.radford.edu/content.php?catoid=47&navoid=1913#Grading_System
Radford University Graduate Grade Appeals Process:
Grade Appeals. Students wishing to appeal grades received in courses should refer to the Graduate Grade Appeal Procedures and associated forms posted on the Graduate College website at www.radford.edu/gradcollege under the “Forms and Policies” tab. https://catalog.radford.edu/content.php?catoid=42&navoid=1610#Grading_System
IMPACT Undergraduate Grading:
IMPACT uses a Pass/Fail grading scale. Per the Radford University undergraduate catalog, the following statement applies to IMPACT pass-fail courses: A passing grade is awarded if the student passed with satisfactory work of “C” or better.
Radford University Undergraduate Grade Appeal Process
Grade Appeals. Students wishing to appeal grades received in courses should refer to the Radford University Procedures for Formal Grade Appeals. The appeal
procedure and associated forms are posted on the registrar’s website: http://www.radford.edu/content/registrar/home/about/academic-policies/grade-appeal.html.
The Academic Dishonesty policy may be found here:
The Accessibility policy may be found here:
The University’s FERPA policy may be found here:
To withdrawal from an IMPACT Program or course, the learner must send a written request via email to the IMPACT Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to send the request from the email address the University has on record. The process is completed once you receive an email confirming the withdrawal.
Learners who withdraw from IMPACT through census date will not be charged any tuition and fees. Census date is the 15th of the month following enrollment. For example, if a learner enrolls any time during the month of October, s/he could withdraw at any point through November 15th and receive a full tuition refund.
There is no proration of tuition and fees for learners who withdraw after the census date.
Whether you are an employer looking to improve employee effectiveness and retention or an individual who wants to level up in cybersecurity (click here), geospatial intelligence (click here), or K-12 education (click here), IMPACT will take your career to the next level. For general inquiries, please click here.