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- In order for your correspondence or telecommunication course to count toward your enrollment status for a semester, you must be enrolled in the class by the end of the drop/add period for that semester, based on main campus term dates. See the Registrar's Webpage for semester calendars. Financial aid eligibility is determined as of enrollment on the drop/add date. You may enroll in correspondence courses after that date but your financial aid eligibility will not increase as a result of the enrollment.
- If you are enrolling in independent learning and they are correspondence courses only, regardless of the number of credit hours you are taking in excess of 6 credit hours each semester, federal regulations prevent us from considering you anything other than a half-time student. If you are eligible for a Pell Grant, you will only receive funding as a half time student. If you want to be considered a full time student, you must also be taking at least 6 credit hours of non-correspondence coursework.
- A correspondence course is counted the same as a regular course when calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress. You must complete the course within the term in which you enrolled in the class. If you have not completed the course by the end of the term, you will not receive a grade. This will count as an incomplete when calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress. In order to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, you must complete at least 67% of the credits you attempt each term. Please the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more information.
- In addition, if you are enrolling in correspondence courses only and are eligible for SEOG, Work-Study, Perkins Loan, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and/or PLUS Loan, your estimated cost of attendance for calculating your financial need will only include tuition, fees, and books (excluded are room and board, personal, medical and transportation expenses).
- If you withdraw from the independent learning course after main campus census date, you will receive a W grade for the term. This may also impact Satisfactory Academic Progress and your completion rate. If you withdraw completely from the term, you may be eligible to keep all or a portion of the term, depending on how many days you remained enrolled in the course based on the length of the term. Please see the Financial Aid Withdrawal policy for more information.