The process for applying to a distance learning program is specific to each program and each academic unit offering a distance learning program has an established process for accepting online applications. Each academic unit must demonstrate that the student who is admitted to a distance learning program is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives credit by verifying the applicant and student identity. Distance learning programs use methods such as a secure log in and pass code, proctored examinations and other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification. Applicants will be asked to provide their full name, social security number and date of birth. For information on how to apply to a specific distance learning program, please visit the program's website. For a list of programs and to apply online, visit the Office of Admissions site.
If you are unable to find the information that you are seeking on the program's website, please contact Chris Newsom, Assistant Director for Distance Learning Student Support.
Each online program has a specific process for advising, tracking and supporting student progress. It is important to communicate regularly with the specific department offering the online program with regard to the program structure and on-going expectations.