FAQ Q: Are the Organic Master Gardener and Organic Horticulture Specialist courses the same? A: Yes, the two courses are the same. The reason for the two course titles is based on preferences expressed by educational partners and different students groups. Q: Can I access the online resources even after I finished the course? A: Yes, you will have access indefinitely to the resources of this course. Once the course is closed, you will get transferred into the Alumni course where all the resources are made available. Q: Though I am logged in...it will not allow me to access the online course A: Please try this first: Log out of our website and then log in again. Q: Can I use RESPs at Gaia College? A: Yes, Gaia College is on the Certified Educational Institutional list for RESP eligibility. You can find the list here or contact them by phone at 1-800-267-3100. Q: Can I send proof of completing programs that included SketchUp Pro and horticulture to act as my prerequisites for the Ecological Landscape Design program? A: No, we do not accept other education programs as equivalent pre-requistes for the Ecological Landscape Design Online course. Q: Is the Mac book Pro a sufficient device for the Sketch Up Pro for Landscape Design Course? A: The Mac book Pro would be sufficient in ‘brain power’ to do the work. However, we recommend an additional screen to have a larger workspace to work with. Q: Do studies at Dalhousie fufill the prerequisites for these courses? A: Courses done at other institutions (not Gaia College curriculum) are not accepted to account for a prerequisite course. Q: Is it a problem if a lesson cannot be completed in the specified week? A: There are no scheduled times for the course work. Students are expected to complete their allotted work at their own convenience during each week. If you are not available during the week, discuss it with your instructor and she will guide you in how to work ahead or catch-up. Q: I don't live on Vancouver Island, is my region covered in the Organic Master Gardener course? A: Yes, the course is designed to be completed wherever you live and during any season. Whether you live in an apartment or on a farm has no impact on completing the assignments. When completing the course in the winter, before the ground feezes solid, collect a 1 cup soil sample from an area you'd like to have the soil tested for. You can keep it in a plastic bag until needed thoughout the course. Tip - the soil can cust over with frost/ice but just below the surface, with a good spad or pick the soil is usually digable, also, closer to buildings the soil freezes last. Q: Am I able to see a detailed syllabus? I wasn't able to find one on the website. A: Yes, the week by week course lessons are displayed in the course schedule under the course of your choice. Q: Will the Organic Master Gardener course be relevant for areas outside of Canada? A: Our course is designed to take non-Canadian students into consideration and offers alternatives. Q: Are your fees Canadian dollars? A: Yes, all our fees are listed in Canadian dollars. Q: What payment options do you accept? A: We accept Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cheque or Money Orders Q: How much time each week should I commit to a course? A: We recommend 6-10 hours per week for most of our courses, please check the studying online tab for the specific course you are interested in. Q: Are your courses tax deductible? Do you issue a T2202A? A: We issue a T2202A for tuition paid directly to Gaia College. Students that register with another education partner need to contact that education partner. Q: When do you send out T2202As? A: We send T2202As by email the course enrollment deadline has passed, usually 3 weeks after the course has started. Please check the junk folder in your email account, if you cannot find it in your inbox. Q: Is there a timeline on how long I would need to complete the other courses in order to obtain the diploma as well? A: No, there isn't a timeline for completing the diploma. Q: Are scholarships available for your programs? A: Proven Winners has scholarships a available, please visit their website for more information: https://www.provenwinners.com/scholarship Q: I've downloaded Google Chrome but I'm having trouble installing it on Windows 10, can you help? A: Follow this link for instructions on installing Google Chrome from the download Q: Are printed materials available or provided for your courses? A: No, we are unable to provide printable versions of the slideshows from our courses. If you do not see your question here, please contact us.