HELPING STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SEMESTERS
Several distance learning options are available to help students fit additional classes into their schedules and optimize enrollments each quarter before semesters begin. These options include term-based online classes, independent study online and correspondence classes, or course credit by exam. Each of these options has pros and cons to consider, but each can be beneficial to help fit additional classes into a busy schedule.
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A variety of tier 1, 2, and 3 requirements and electives are scheduled online every quarter, from every campus. Students work asynchronously with a class of students and many student-student and student-teacher interactions are provided. Students may register for any combination of these classes and the credit hours are included in their quarterly comprehensive fee. More information about this opportunity is available at www.ohio.edu/ecampus/current/online_knowledge.htm
A variety of tier 1, 2, and 3 requirements and electives also are available either online or via correspondence. Students work independently and progress at their own pace; they may take up to five months (online) or eight months (correspondence) to complete coursework. As these are self-paced courses, students may complete in less than the maximum time allotted. Students may register and begin work at any time during the year. Course costs are not included in the comprehensive fee and financial aid may not apply. More information about these opportunities is available at Flexible Correspondence Course Opportunities
A variety of tier 1, 2, and 3 requirements and electives are available through course credit by exam. Students receive permission from their college to take a class in this format, study independently following a specially prepared course syllabus, and schedule a single comprehensive exam to pass the class. Course cost are not included in the comprehensive fee for this option and financial aid does not apply; current tuition is $72 per credit hour. Because no instruction is provided by faculty, students should be responsible, independent learners who are serious about completing a requirement in this format. More information about this opportunity is available at Course Credit by Examination
The semester system begins with Fall 2012. That means that there are two quarter-based summer sessions remaining to help students fulfill degree requirements before semesters start. Summer is the perfect time for students to take up to 20 hours of additional course work from any OHIO campus, from home, while studying abroad or working part-time. Students can take any combination of classes from any campus or online. A wide selection of options is available. More information about this opportunity is available at Summer Sessions.
|Through these alternative sessions and delivery options, many more students will be able to fulfill all graduation requirements or complete sequence or key course requirements before the start of the semester system. Encourage your students to make use of these opportunities before the semester system begins.