Online classes begin on the first Monday of the Undergraduate Day schedule and end on the last Friday of each Undergraduate session. Course materials should be made available no later than 6:00 p.m. EST on the first day of class, but instructors are encouraged to make class available before that time.
In the event that the last day of an online class falls on an official University holiday, the class will end on the following Monday.
Online classes are generally asynchronous, meaning that students do not have to log into the class at a particular time. Students should plan to log into the class and expect to have assignments due throughout the course of each week of the session. A class that has required synchronous sessions will be listed as such when the Schedule of Classes is posted so that students are aware, at the time of registration, of any required synchronous meetings.
It is preferable that all assessments for an online class be delivered online. In rare instances, the instructor may find it necessary that students complete an assessment in person. Exams must be scheduled at a time that is mutually agreeable to the instructor and student. Alternately, students may make arrangements to have their exam proctored at a convenient location in consult with the instructor. Such testing sites may include: public libraries, local colleges or universities, or commercial testing centers. Students must coordinate proctor approval with their instructor, and the student will be responsible for any proctoring fees incurred.