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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions




Drop date: August 23 by 5PM for full refund.  After this date, your are responsible for the full tuition. To drop the course contact the registration office at 434-395-2580 or

Withdrawal date: November 3 for “W” in course, with NO refund. To withdraw from the course contact the registration office at 434-395-2580 or


Getting Started

Login credentials – Once you register for the course, it will take 7-10 days for the registration process to complete. Once your application has been entered into the admission process, you will receive an email (like this one) at the email used to register for the course. If you have not received your Longwood credentials, please check your spam folder.  If you cannot locate the email, please contact the help desk at 434-395-4357 (M-F, 8-5, CLOSED ON WEEKENDS).

Course content – All course content and video lectures are at

Graded assignments – Quizzes and exams are administered via Canvas at

This is a very analytical course and students should expect to spend significantly more time on this course material than the typical EPF high school course.  On average, students should plan on average, 120 hours over the duration of the course.

Suggested approach for the course

  1. Students should view/listen to YouTube lectures found at
  2. Read the associated material (textbook or provided material) paying close attention to the material that was emphasized in the lecture.
  3. Take the practice quiz found at the end of each module, carefully reviewing material which posed difficulty. These practice quizzes ARE NOT graded and can be taken multiple times.
  4. Students should contact the professor for assistance only after attempting to resolve any questions about missed questions.
  5. Take graded quiz (  If there still exist uncertainties in the covered material, the student should review material and/or contact professor.




Required material for the course:

  • Textbook – “Personal Finance, Turning Money into Wealth”, 7th edition by Keown, Prentice Hall. E-book and previous editions are acceptable (5th or 6th edition), however student is responsible for any differences in layout materials.
  • Financial calculator – BAII PLUS is the financial calculator used in the course/online lectures, however students may use another calculator with financial functions (NO PHONE APP) however it is their responsibility to learn how to operate.  I suggest you “GOOGLE” tutorials for your specific calculator.
  • Students must have access to a computer with audio/video capability (webcam) that meets following specifications.

Minimum Requirements (Windows)

      • 256 MB RAM/512+ MB recommended
      • 1 Ghz Processor/1.2+ Ghz recommended
      • 25 Gb Hard Drive/25GB recommended
      • Reliable Internet Connection
      • Virus Protection with latest definitions
      • Latest Operating System Patches
      • Laptop Speakers/Headphones

Minimum Requirements (MAC)

      • 500 Mhz Processor/1.2 Ghz recommended
      • 25 Gb Hard Drive/25
      • Reliable Internet Connection
      • Mac OS X
      • Virus Protection with latest definitions
      • Latest Operating System Patches
      • Laptop Speakers/Headphones
      • 256 MB RAM


Longwood Email and CANVAS

Login information – Once you register for the course, it will take 7-10 days for the registration process to complete. Once your application has been entered into the admission process, you will receive an email at the email used to register for the course. If you have not received your Longwood credentials, please check your spam folder.  If you cannot locate the email, please contact the help desk at 434-395-4357 (M-F, 8-5, CLOSED ON WEEKENDS).

Communication in the course – Students (NOT PARENTS) are expected to use their Longwood email for communications with faculty.  Faculty does NOT monitor Canvas email.

    • Professors will respond to pertinent emails within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).
    • Before sending an email, please review the material provided with the course in attempts to find your answer.
    • Professors will not answer questions that have been previously answered elsewhere which includes the syllabus, email communication or posted video instructions.
    • This is a large class and the best way for us to communicate is to send emails to everyone enrolled in the course. If the topic of email does not apply to you, please ignore.
    • Professors do not monitor CANVAS for email. Please correspond via your Longwood email with Dr Waller or Wentland via their Longwood email.

Resetting your Email password

Resetting your password – Go to to change your password.

Additional Assistance with email –If you need additional assistance contact the HELP DESK at 434-395-4357 or (M-F, 8-5, CLOSED ON WEEKENDS).

Help with CANVAS – Contact the Digital Education Collaborative (DEC) at (434)395-4332 or email (For urgent questions please call us at (434)395-4332)


Registrar’s office

Final grades –  Once the course is complete, grades will be provided to your high school once all forms have been completed and fees paid. You may view your final grade at  No grades will be shared via phone or email.

Transcripts – If you would like a copy of your Longwood transcript, or would like to request your transcript be forwarded to another University, contact the Registrar’s office at 434-395-2580 or  You may also go to

FINA150 will satisfy your high school Economics and Personal Finance requirement (SO6120) and earn 3 hours of college credit which should transfer to any college/university.

Dropping or withdrawing from the course? – If you decide to drop or withdraw from the course, please contact the registrar’s office at with your request.

Longwood repeat policy
Longwood students are allowed to repeat a course if they wish, however it is Longwood’s policy that the latest grade is the one of record, even if it is a lower grade. This may or may not impact the grade your high school uses for your EPF grade; however, Longwood has no control or influence on other school policies. The student should be aware that the latter grade earned will be the official grade on Longwood transcript and the one sent to other colleges that you might apply should you want to transfer the course. If you have questions, please ask.



Parent/guardian agreement – All parents/guardians must acknowledge that they realize this is a university class and students are expected to perform at a university level and exhibit adult behavior.  Students, and not the parent, are expected to communicate with faculty.  Furthermore parents agree to full payment and acknowledge that students withdrawing from the course after the third day of course official start date will be responsible for the full tuition amount.





Immunization forms – are NOT required for students enrolled in this course.




Exams and Quizzes

    • Exams and quizzes are multiple choice and come from the textbook or other provided material.  Exams are proctored using Honorlock, which is a web-based proctoring software to monitor the student while taking the exam.  Honorlock does require audio/video capability and a picture ID.
      • If you do not have an ID to use with Honor Lock, please create one using the link below or own your own.  ID must include a picture, Longwood ID (L number), and full name.
      • All graded assignments are due by 11PM (eastern) of due date.
    • Exams are NOT cumulative by design. Each exam covers only the material from the previous exam.  For example, exam 2 only covers material following exam 1. However, much of the material is cumulative as many topics build upon or are related to previously covered material.
    • Quizzes and/or exams will not be reset for ANY reason. Do not wait until the last minute to take graded assignments.
    • Students may NOT use their textbook, notes, phones or other electronic media when taking any graded assignment. Students MAY NOT communicate or collude with others while taking any graded assignments.
    • WISE exam –
      • is a standardized national exam and ONLY scratch paper may be used.  No calculators!!!
      • Covers only personal finance topics and the questions are fundamental in nature.  The faculty do NOT know the exact questions on WISE exam. If you have performed satisfactorily in the course, you should not have any problems with this exam.
      • Exam has 50 questions and 45-minute time limit.




This course requires the use of Honorlock for online assessments; Honorlock is an online proctoring and cheating deterrent software. Honorlock requires the use a computer, webcam, and stable internet connection. The webcam can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. You DO NOT need to create an account, download software or schedule a proctoring appointment.

Honorlock is very simple! All you need to do is log into Canvas using Google Chrome and click on the quiz you need to take. You will be prompted to add the Honorlock Chrome Extension, which is required to take your exam. Honorlock requires the use of Google Chrome and the Google Chrome Honorlock Extension to complete assessments. Click here to install Google Chrome (Links to an external site.)Click here to install the Chrome Extension. (Links to an external site.)  (Links to an external site.) Honorlock will then take your picture, require you to show a valid ID, and complete a room scan. Honorlock will record you via webcam, as well as record all movement on your screen. Honorlock has an integrated algorithm that can detect search-engine use, so do not attempt to cheat or look-up answers. This program will also detect secondary device searches, i.e. looking up questions on your cell phone. 

Getting Started with Honorlock:

Honorlock Student Guide (Links to an external site.)

When taking an Honorlock assessment, follow these guidelines:

  • Honorlock is not a live proctoring-service, you do not need to schedule an appointment with Honorlock in advance
  • Use Google Chrome and ensure you have the Honorlock Chrome Extension ( to an external site.))
  • Ensure you are in a location where you won’t be interrupted
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc.
  • Clear your desk of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
  • Make sure your webcam is plugged in or enabled before clicking “Take the Exam”
  • When you are ready, click “Take your Exam” to start the authentication process
  • If you are asked for an access code, it means you are not in Google Chrome or do not have the Honorlock Chrome Extension installed
  • Know that you will be recorded during the assessment to ensure you’re using only permitted resources
  • Honorlock will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exitthe test until all questions are completed and submitted

For technical difficulties with Honorlock, please contact Honorlock directly. Call (1-855-828-4004) or e-mail .

Honorlock Privacy Policy

Creating an ID for use with HONORLOCK: