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General Questions

General Questions

What is a 'study platform'?

A 'study platform' is the method whereby you wish to complete your course. For Virginia, we offer 4 different platforms: Online, Online Pure, Online Pure Pluss, Live & Virtuoso. For Live & Virtuoso, you can study in a live class, or join that live class virtually! 

What does it mean to study in a 'virtual classroom'?

A virtual class allows you to join the class via. video conferences right from your device. We live-stream all our live classes. You can join this class by logging into the link we will provide you. The platform we call 'Live & Virtuoso' includes the option to attend this class physically or just tune in from home, from the office, anywhere where you get internet! We provide you the video conference link whereby you will attend the live session. You are literally in class with everyone else while sitting in the comfort of your home. This is our 'virtual class' we offer through our Live & Virtuoso platform. 

Is it effective studying in a 'virtual class'?

Our students who have attended the 'Live & Virtuoso' classes have had great success in their exams. They participate in a live discussion with the instructors and other classmates, so yes...it is effective. 

Are the classes licensed and approved by the state's real estate board?

Yes.  Our pre-licensing and PLE & CE classes for Virginia are all licensed by DPOR - the Department of Professional Occupational Registration.  The Virginia Real Estate Board is the part of DPOR which supervises the real estate industry and proprietary schools that offer the required state coursework. All other multi-state courses are licensed by the appropriate state departments in their own jurisdictions. 

How do I get my tuition paid back in the Tuition Reimbursement Program?

We have agreements with brokerages that participate with Tri Corner to be a host office. After you finish your coursework and pass your PSI, you are eligible to join a participating brokerage and they will reimburse you for the tuition.

Why does Tri Corner use Dearborn curriculum?

Dearborn Real Estate Education has been the premier leader in real estate curriculum in the US for over 50 years. The success rate of the Dearborn curriculum is much higher than the competition. We know you are invested in your own success, which is why we invest in Dearborn as the curriculum provider.  

I'd rather do a convenient online course because I don't have time for a live class, but I'd rather have an instructor. Is there a way I can have both?

Yes. We give students more options than simply an online class that leaves them hanging for days. You can study with an instructor or without one. You can do our Online Basic, Online Pure or Online Pure+.  Go to the Course Catalog page to review what each platform offers. 

Can I switch platforms after I've started?

Of course, you can. We realize that schedules don't always work out as we plan them. We work with you to ensure you get the needed hours to satisfy the state requirements for pre-licensing. Your student advisor will work with you to ensure you're getting what you need to finish successfully. You can upgrade or downgrade to different platforms. Your advisor will inform you how to do this.  

Payment Questions

Payment Questions

Do I have to use a PayPal account to pay and register for classes?

No. You don't have to use a PayPal account. You can easily use any major credit/debit card to pay and register. When you click on a payment button, you will be taken to a secure PayPal window that will accept your payment. Simply pay as a guest using your Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover card! 

Is it safe to use my major credit card using the PayPal secure payment system?

There's no question about it...Yes, it is 100% secure. PayPal keeps transaction and personal information secure from fraud 24/7.  They are the safest online merchandise solution on the market today.  Under any circumstances, PayPal guarantee your account information is safe. That is why we use them! Go to PayPal to learn more about them. 

Can I pay over the phone instead of using the PayPal button?

Absolutely. Just call or email us. We'll accept payments buy phone, or we'll just send you a link to use to make a secure payment.  

What is your refund policy? If I'm not happy with my order can I get a refund?

Absolutely. We are so sure you will be satisfied with our courses that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guaruntee!  If for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied, we return your payment immediately! 

Registration & Orientation Questions

Registration & Orientation Questions

Will I have someone available to advise me once I get started?

Yes. You will be advised by your assigned student adviser once you have made a payment. They will give you a copy of the enrollment agreement and take you through the basic policies and procedures for students. We will be there for you every step of the way. 

How many students attend the Live & Virtuoso sessions?

We generally limit the number of students attending a live and live streamed session to about 10 (ten). Therefore, you get a better teacher/student ratio per class.  You're not going to be stuck in a video chat or live class with 20+ students. The live sessions are very efficient and productive. We are more interested in your success than profits. Satisfaction comes first! 

Do you close live sessions if only 1 student registers for the live class like other schools?

Nope. We don't do that.  If you signed up for a live session that we have posted on the Registration & Schedules page,  then you will get that schedule. No questions.     

What if I don't see a schedule for the Live & Virtuoso session that fits my schedule needs?

Don't see a schedule that works? Let us know! We can put together a schedule that works for you! YES, that's right. 
We arranage 'Pop-Up' classes that can work around your schedule and fill it with other students who also are looking for a similar schedule. Just call us or email us to ask about alternative 'Pop-Up' scheduled classes.