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Important Dates

View important add and drop deadlines for print courses.


Print-based courses (PBC) and course credit by examination (CCE) options are available as flexible, independent study for students who do not have access to the Internet or prefer to learn from a distance. These courses do not adhere to the regular Ohio University academic calendar. Students have eight months from the date of enrollment to complete a print-based course and six months from the date of enrollment to take the examination for a course credit by examination option.

For more information about these courses and other independent study options, click HERE. To view the policies and procedures for print-based education, click HERE.

Application and Enrollment

If you are interested in PBC and CCE options, you must be a current Ohio University student to enroll in courses. If you are not a current Ohio University student and you want to take these courses, you must complete the eCampus Admission Application.

Click here to see the list of courses that are available. When you are ready to register, complete a course registration form.

Tuition, Payment, and Financial Aid

Visit the tuition, payment, and financial aid section where we list the various rates and fees associated with flexible courses and special projects, payment instructions, and financial aid options.

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

The Veterans Administration will not cover course credit by examination (CCE). The Veterans Administration does not pay for housing or other expenses when a student is taking online or print-based courses from a distance. You will be reimbursed for tuition and fees only. Click HERE for more information.

Electronic Submission of Lessons

If you are allowed to submit an assignment electronically in a print-based course, there will be instructions for how to do so in your course manual.

Proctored Exams

If you reside near an Ohio University campus, you must take your examination at the nearest campus. Others can arrange to have their examinations proctored at another accredited college or university or, if it is more convenient, at an accredited local high school. Learn more about proctored examinations. Ohio University reserves the right to reject a proposed examination supervisor.

Course Extensions

Print-Based Courses

To compensate for delays that may occur in shipping/receipt of materials/grading extension requests may be granted as follows:


Extension Length

Granted if Completed

Completed By



4 months

50% of course

End of original 8 months



4 months

75% of course

End of 1st extension (12 months)


Extensions are not automatic and must be requested by mailing the extension request form which is included in the course guide. Students may appeal the print-based course extension guidelines when extenuating circumstances are involved. All appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Credit by Examination

Extension requests may be granted as follows:


Extension Length

If Requested Before



4 months

End of original 6 months


No additional extensions will be considered.

Course Withdrawals

To withdraw from PBC and CCE courses, complete the Withdrawal Form and return it to the eLearning office prior to the last date to drop the course(s). As a reminder, the last date to drop information is provided to all students upon enrollment in a print-based course and can be found on the getting started letter that accompanies the lesson cover forms for each course.

The completed form can be e-mailed to, faxed to 740.593.2901, or mailed to:

eLearning OHIO
Haning Hall 102
1 Ohio University
Athens OH 45701



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