University of Southern Indiana
Distance Learning

USI Distance Education offers courses and programs via technology such as CD-ROM, Internet, videoconferencing, videotape, or other digital media. These technologies allow students to enroll in courses that better fit their time or travel needs.  The type of course and the needs of the students usually determine the delivery method or combination of methods by which a course is available to students.

For further information contact a Distance Learning Coordinator at the DE Learning Center.

USI Distance Education Courses

USI originated courses taught by USI faculty.  Students can self-register through myUSI.  These courses are designated with a section number that starts with ‘N’ on the class schedule.  As with on-campus courses, pre-requisites or placement tests may be required.  In addition, you will not be able to register until all holds are cleared.

To locate the current USI Distance Learning course offerings, search the class list through myUSI or visit www.usi.edu/distance/programs.

Distance Education Course Registration

USI students register for USI distance education courses in the same way they register for traditional courses; USI students DO NOT register through the ICN for courses that originate at USI.

Distance Education Schedule Revision (Drop)

Distance Education students who are unable to visit campus to obtain the required signatures in person may use the Distance Education Drop form to drop part of their schedule. Carefully follow all instructions on the form.  If a student is dropping all courses for the semester/term, a Withdrawal From All Classes form is required.  The student’s signature is required, as well as the signature of the Academic Dean of the student's major (or their designee). Students may submit the completed withdraw form in person at the Office of the Registrar, or fax to 812/464-1911 or email to registrar@usi.edu.

Non-USI Distance Education Courses (ICN)

If you have looked through USI's listing of Distance Learning courses and cannot find what you need, then courses offered via the Indiana College Network (ICN) might be beneficial to you.

Because registration for Indiana College Network (ICN) courses requires coordination between multiple campuses, the process can take up to six weeks. PLAN AHEAD!  Academic advisor approval is required before your registration is processed.  As with on-campus courses, pre-requisites or placement tests may be required.  You will not be able to register until all holds are cleared.

Visit the ICN website to locate Distance Learning courses and programs across Indiana.

ICN Course Registration

Before registration can occur, students must create an account  and complete the ICN pre-registration form.  Once the course is confirmed through ICN, the student will register for the course through the drop/add function of myUSI by using a special CRN.  When the course has successfully been added through myUSI, the Originating Institution will register the student in their course and notify the student of acceptance.  Payment will be required once the course has been added to the student’s USI schedule.  The course will become part of the student’s academic record at USI.

ICN Schedule Revision (Drop)

Students MUST fill out an ICN drop/withdrawal form before the course can be dropped.  ICN courses may not be dropped through myUSI.  ICN will notify the USI Distance Learning Office that the student has requested to drop the course.  The USI Distance Learning Office will forward the information to the Originating Institution.  Once the drop has been approved by the Originating Institution, the USI Office of the Registrar will remove the course from the student’s schedule.  Until all steps in the procedure have been completed, the student remains enrolled in their courses.  Refunds are issued according to the USI academic calendar.

Note: Lack of participation in a non-USI course does NOT mean an automatic withdrawal. If the appropriate drop/withdrawal paperwork is not processed, students will receive an F in the course, and this grade will appear on their USI records.

More information about distance learning is available at www.usi.edu/distance.


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