School of Education

Arcadia University School of Education partnering with AIM Institute for Learning & Research

AIM Pathways participants are eligible to enroll for graduate credits through Arcadia University for the following AIM Pathways courses:

Pathways to Proficient Reading 
Pathways to Structured Literacy
Pathways to Literacy Leadership
Pathways to Proficient Writing (beginning in Summer 2021)
Pathways to Structured Literacy Practicum (beginning in Fall 2021)

Cost: $450 for a course ($150/credit)
Registration open dates: Registration for Arcadia University graduate credit opens 30 days prior to the course END date. Register between the 1st and the 15th of the month in which the AIM Pathways course is scheduled to end.
Registration close dates: Registration STEPS 1-3 are required to be completed by the 15th of the month in which the AIM Pathways course ends.
Payment: Due at the time of registration

Before Enrolling for Graduate Credit, review this Important Information:

  • The registration process STEPS 1-3 must be completed.
  • Register between the 1st and the 15th of the month in which the AIM Pathways course is scheduled to end*
  • Incomplete registrations and/or registrations not received by the 15th are not processed.
  • Payment in full is required at the time of registration.
  • All Fees paid to register for transcribing graduate credit for AIM Pathways course are non-refundable.
  • Your registration process provides confirmation at the end of each STEP.
    • STEP 1 confirmation, automated email that confirms your request has been received.
    • STEP 2 confirmation, automated message on your screen that provides you your username to log into self service in the future.
    • STEP 3 confirmation, your Paypal receipt is your payment and STEP 3 completion confirmation.

*AIM Pathways course end dates are as noted on the Arcadia Request to Register form.



How to Enroll for Graduate Credit:


Complete a Request to Register for graduate credit form.  
  • Registration for Arcadia University graduate credit opens 30 days prior to the course END date*. 
  • Register between the 1st of the month and the 15th in which the AIM Pathways course is scheduled to end. 
  • *See course end dates on the Request to Register form
  • STEP 1 confirmation is received as the form notification that you have submitted the request to register and provides the needed link to complete STEP2.

Complete Request to Register Form


Create Your Personal Profile
  • A personal profile account is required for a finalized course registration to be added to your account. 
  • In your confirmation email from STEP1, a link to create an account is provided.  Copy and paste the link in your browser and create an account.
  • Follow the steps to set up a student account. 
  • You are only creating an account and do not need to search or select a course to register in Self - Service system.  You will be registered by our office for the course you selected in STEP 1. 
  • Please do not attempt to make multiple student accounts.  See FAQ on this page for assistance.
  • If you have previously created a student account and had a course transcribed to an Arcadia transcript, please SKIP this STEP and move to STEP3.
  • STEP 2 confirmation is received as a message on your screen at the end of creating your personal account and provides you your Arcadia account username. Use this username and the password you set up in the process of creating the account to log back into self service in the future for access to unofficial transcripts.
  • Your course information will not appear in the student account until after the course is transcribed.


Payment Due and Completing Registration
  • Using the Paypal form below, submit your payment to Arcadia for the course. 
  • If you are using a Paypal account with a different name than your student account information, please make the notation in Paypal to who the payment should be applied.
  • Payment in full is expected with your Request to Register form and is required to complete the registration process.
  • The fee(s) ($450/course) for graduate credit is non-refundable.
  • Once your payment has been received, your registration process is complete.
  • Registration is finalized and you will be enrolled in the course one week prior to the course end date.
  • STEP 3 confirmation is the Paypal receipt and is your confirmation of payment and that STEP3 has been completed.    


Final Grades and Transcripts
  • At the conclusion of your Pathways course*, AIM provides your final grade for transcribing and it is entered on your transcript.  Approximately one week later, your student account and transcript will reflect the course and the final grade.
  • Unofficial transcripts are available to current Arcadia students free of charge. Students access them directly through their Self-Service account.
  • Official transcripts are available to students and alumni for a fee. The cost per transcript depends on the method of delivery. Request an official transcript 
  • * See course end dates on Request to Register form

ACT 48

Collegiate credits may be applied to the continuing education requirements if earned during the current Act 48 compliance period. The credits must relate to the educator’s area of assignment/certification or within a program leading to administrative certification.

For complete information on ACT 48 reporting and to request an Arcadia course credit be reported, please see our ACT 48 Information page.


About requesting to Register (STEP 1)

If I request to register for the incorrect cohort or course, should I send another request to register? 

  • NO, students should only request to register one time. If there are corrections needed after you submit, send an email to to have the request modified.

My cohort information and course are not listed on the Request to Register form. Should I just pick another?

  • No, please only select your correct information. If your cohort course is not listed, email for assistance.

About creating a student account and accessing my student account (STEP 2)

I completed all three steps and cannot find any information in my student account after I log into Self-Service. Where is my course information?

  • Course information becomes available in the student Self-Service system AFTER grades are transcribed.

I don't know if my student account was created in Self-Service. Should I make another one?

  • No, please do not create duplicate student accounts in the Self-Service system. You should receive a pop-up message with your Arcadia username as confirmation that your account was successfully created.  If you did not, please email OR contact for assistance.

About making payment (STEP 3)

Do you accept any other payment methods? 

  • No, the transcrption fee is collected through Paypal only.

When do I need to make payment?

  • At the time you request registration. All three STEPS in the registration process should be completed at one time.

Can I be billed?

  • No, payment is due at time of registration through Paypal.

I  made a payment in Paypal, but received an email that I did not make payment and my registration could not be completed. Why?

  • Paypal payments are reconciled to student account names. If your Paypal payment was made in another name and no notation was provided, we were unable to map your payment to your student account.  Send the receipt to so the payment can be reflected on  your student account. 

Where do I get a receipt so my employer will reimburse me for the cost of the graduate credit?

  • Your Paypal receipt is your receipt for payment.  We do not provide any other billing information for the transcription fee.

I tried logging into Self-Service to make my payment for the course and I am unable to make a payment. Why?

  • Payments are made through the Paypal link only. 

About getting transcripts (STEP 4)

Can I get a transcript?

  • Yes, once your course is transcribed, unofficial transcripts are available to you by accessing your student account in Self-Service.  

Where do I get a transcript to provide to my employer?

  • If your employer requires an official transcript, make a request through the registrar's office.  Unofficial transcripts are available for no fee by accessing your student account in Self-Service.

Other FAQ 

Do I receive a confirmation that my registration process is complete? 

  • Registrants receive three confirmations during the process, one after each STEP.  After registration closes on the 15th of each month. A final confirmation when the registration is being processed is sent to students.

I'm not sure all the STEPS were completed, how will I know?

  • You receive a confirmation at the end of each STEP1-3.  A final confirmation is sent by email after registration closes on the 15th. 

I've attended Arcadia as a student, do I need to complete all the STEPS?

  • As a previous/current/alumni Arcadia student, you do not need to complete STEP2, creating a student account.  You do need to complete STEP1 and STEP3. 

I've had a previous AIM Pathways course transcribed for credit, what STEPS do I need to complete?

  • As a previous Arcadia student you do not need to complete STEP 2, creating a student account.  You do need to complete STEP1 and STEP3. 

Is this an official college course on a transcript?

  • Yes, the AIM Pathways courses that are offered for graduate credit have been approved by the University for graduate credit.

Can I get ACT 48 credit?

  • Yes, any collegiate credit applicable to your certification area can be requested to be reported to PDE for ACT 48 credit.