You should plan to spend about 3-4 hours for every credit hour of coursework you are completing. Online courses are available in a more flexible format, but the assignments and tests are not any easier than a regular classroom-based course. Please budget time in your weekly schedule to make sure you have plenty of time to get your work done. You should log in to your class several times a week to see if there are any announcements or updates and include homework as one of your required "To-Do's" on your list. Trying to complete coursework in 15-30 minute increments usually ends up being unsuccessful. You will need to block off at least an hour each time to study.
Online Program FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don't see the answer to your question below, please feel free to reach out to Lisa S. Dael, Online and Outreach Programs Coordinator for assistance.
To access classes on Blackboard Learn from a computer, your system must meet these minimums. Please note that you must have Administrator access to your computer to install programs and use Blackboard Learn. Public or loaned (work or business) computers often do not allow file downloads or plugin installations and thus may not work with Blackboard Learn.
- Operating System: Windows Vista or newer; Mac OS 10.6 or newer
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- RAM: 512 MB or more
- Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
- Internet connection: Download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps
- If you are using a satellite internet provider, you may experience timeouts, IP address issues, session problems, or course mail issues caused by latency. Please try to use a different provider when accessing Blackboard Learn.
- Microsoft Word software
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to open .pdf documents
- Livetext software (Some programs require this software as well. Check your syllabus for details. Purchase available at www.livetext.com
The cost of our online programs vary depending on whether you are completing undergraduate or graduate class; certificates or full degree programs; or endorsements. Please review the tuition and fees.
For Undergraduate Programs, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/undergraduate-tuition
Look for "eCampus Undergraduate Tuition".
For Graduate Programs, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.
Look for "Graduate Programs with Differential Tuition" and then select "Patton College of Education." You can choose the program you are interested in pursing. All fees will be listed except the cost of materials.
That depends on the program. There are several different forms you can use including
Start by visiting the application page.
For Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Programs, select the Online Programs Application.
For Graduate Online Degree Programs, select the Graduate Degree-Seeking Programs Application.
For Graduate Online Endorsements and Certificates Programs, select the Graduate Endorsement and Certificates Application.
For Graduate Online Non-Degree Professional Development courses, select the Graduate Non-Degree Application
For Graduate Students who wish to Reapply to wish their degree, please select the the Graduate Re-Apply for a Degree Application.
You will need to know the Plan Code listed on each program page to select the program you wish to apply for.
If you still have questions, please contact Lisa S. Dael at email@example.com for assistance.
That depends. Non-degree programs, certificates and endorsements do not generally qualify for financial aid, but degree programs may. Please contact Financial Aid to determine what options are available to you.
Each online program has a Program Coordinator or Advisor who will work with you to develop a Plan of Study. You can use that plan to enroll in courses each semester. If you have questions about your Plan of Study please reach out to the program coordinator.
No. Our courses cannot be completed at our own pace. While you will not have to log-in at a set time each week for live instruction, we do recommend that you check in regularly to make sure you are not missing any due dates for assignments.
Contact your instructors immediately and alert them to the issue. They will usually try to work out a way to help you, but they can't help if they don't know about it until the last week of the course.
Yes! Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Accessibility Services to discuss his/her specific needs and provide written documentation. Instructors cannot make accommodations until official documentation is received from Accessibility Services so if you are not yet registered as a student with a disability, please contact Nina Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org at Student Accessibility Services or visit www.ohio.edu/uc/sas/ for information about registering.
You can transfer up to 6 hours from another program into your graduate degree as long as you make the request at the beginning of your program so your coursework can be reviewed. Requests to transfer courses into the program once you have begun, will not be honored.
Please visit the eCampus Registration page: https://www.ohio.edu/ecampus/student-knowledge-center/resources/registration.html#anchor for information regarding registration. Refer to the Plan of Study provided by your advisor to select the courses you should enroll in each semester.
The Office of the University Registrar website includes registration instructions. If you have questions, call their office at 740.593.4324 or email email@example.com. If you have technical questions about the registration system, call the Office of Information Technology at 740.593.1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many programs are part of a cohort. Depending on where you are in the program, this could delay your graduation up to a year or more. We highly hencouraged you to continue with your cohort through the program as much as possible. If you get off cohort or wish to take courses at a different pace, please consult with your advisor in order to complete a new signed Plan of Study.
You will need to submit a complete Re-enrollment form in order to be able to register again after missing 1 semester or more.
If it is a financial hold, you will need to pay your bill in full before the hold will be released.
If you have an academic hold, it means your GPA has fallen below 3.0 and you may be either put on probation or dismissed. Please consult with your advisor to discuss your options.
Please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/registrar/graduation-faq to review information about applying to graduate. If you miss the deadline, you can still apply, but your diploma may be delayed and you may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony in the fall or spring semester.
As you progress through the course, grades for assignments are posted in Blackboard. Click here for instructions on how to check grades in Blackboard.
Your official final grade for your class is posted on your MyOHIO Portal, usually a week after the end of the course. You will sign in, click on "other academic..." drop-down box, choose "Grades,” and click .
Graduate students are required to keep and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate and to meet SAP financial aid requirements. Students who do not meet a cumulative 3.0 GPA and do not have the potential to successfully recover their GPA within the remaining coursework will be dismissed from the program.
A grade of C- or lower is considered failing. C- or less is not acceptable at the graduate level. Graduate students are expected to receive at least a C or better in every course. If you receive lower than a C, then you will need to retake the course when it comes available again in the carousel course sequence. Refer to the Graduate Catalog.
If you fail a class, you will be expected to retake the course when it is available. Once completed, your previous failing grade and your new grade will be combined to determine your grade for this course and your overall GPA.
If you wish to drop classes from your schedule, you should use the MYOHIO portal to remove them. To drop all classes from your schedule once the semester has started, you will need to reach out to the Graduate College.
If your cumulative GPA in the program drops below a 3.0 GPA, you will be put on academic probation and unable to register for the following semester until your hold is released following the submission of grades for the semester. You will need to bring your GPA up.
Email Associate Dean Dr. Ann Paulins at email@example.com with a detailed description of why you should be reinstated. If approved, you will receive a letter from Dr. Ann Paulins and Dr. Bruce Martin that includes the conditions you must meet to continue in the program. You will then submit a re-enrollment form and an updated Plan of Study before registering for coursework.