Transferring From an On Campus Course to an Online Course After the Registration DeadlineRevised: February 08, 2012
In general, an online course is not a solution for on campus students that decide after the Registration Deadline that they need to leave campus. While there are several parallel courses taught online and on campus with similar learning objectives, often differences in class discussions, point totals, syllabi, and assignments make transfer between course sections nearly impossible.
If an on campus student is experiencing extenuating circumstances, it may be determined that the student could be transferred from an on campus course to an online course. Examples of extenuating circumstances may include:
Not extenuating circumstances are:
- Complications with pregnancy
- Serious family illness or death
- Serious injury that prevents a student from coming on campus, but not from doing school work
On campus instructors should not offer online courses as a solution unless extenuating circumstances exist. If there is a question concerning extenuating circumstances, students should be directed to the Online Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-672-2984.
- A really good job/internship
- Students unable to handle school right now
- Insufficient funds to stay on campus
Email template for Students
Thank you for contacting me. Even though the courses and learning objectives between online and on campus classes are the same, there are many differences between course sections. The University does not allow students to transfer from an on campus class to an online class after the Registration Deadline. Of course, if there are serious extenuating circumstance a transfer may be considered. If you feel that you have an extenuating circumstance, please let me know. Otherwise, I apologize but we will not be able to transfer you to an online course.