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Online Course Request


Online courses are primarily intended for students enrolled in online programs at the Graziadio School. Students enrolled in on-ground programs may be granted access into an online course on a space-available basis. Requests are individually reviewed by the Program Office, and approval is not guaranteed. To ensure that your desired online course aligns with your overall program completion plan, please consult your program advisor prior to submitting your request.

Online Course Availability
The availability of online courses is determined by the scheduling needs of students enrolled in online programs. On-ground students may request access to online sections, but the following exceptions apply. 
  • BSM students: BSCI 468 must be taken in the on-ground format
  • MBA students: BSCI 650/651 must be taken in the on-ground format
  • MSML students: online options only exist for ISTM 654, OTMT 617, and OTMT 670

Please note for Spring '18, we will not be able to accommodate requests for the online sections of ISTM 654. We do not anticipate having spaces available in this course.

 

Substantiating Your Request
Due to the limited availability of online courses, not all requests may be granted. Priority will be given to students who have a compelling and verifiable reason for not being able to enroll in an on-ground course, which may include one of the following:
  • Work-related (e.g., relocation, travel demands)
  • Military duty
  • Personal medical/family care (e.g. birth/adoption of a child or extended care of a family member) 
  • Lack of availability of an on-ground section of the desired course, causing a delay in the student's program completion timeline
To substantiate your request, please forward any relevant documentation (e.g., letter from employer, medical reports, etc.) to your program advisor after submitting the request form.

Expectations for Online Learning
  • If your request is approved and it is your first time enrolling in an online course at Graziadio, you must complete an online technology orientation. Students who fail to complete the orientation by the specified deadline will automatically be dropped from the online course in which they were enrolled. 
  • Online courses are taught using a combination of asynchronous (self-paced) learning activities and virtual synchronous interactions (VSI) in real time. Students are expected to participate in both realms.
  • The VSI schedule for each course is determined by the instructor and will be provided in the course syllabus. 
  • Questions about the VSI schedule and/or potential conflicts should be discussed directly with the course instructor.

Request Timeline for Spring 2018 Course Enrollment
Students are eligible to submit the request form on/after their assigned priority registration date, which is located in the Student Center within WaveNet. Requests submitted by November 9, 2017, will receive a response the week of November 20, 2017. Late requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 
The final date to submit an online course request form for the Spring 2018 trimester is Wednesday, January 3, 2018.