Correspondence Courses A correspondence course is a home study course offered by a school under which instructional and examination materials are provided to students who are not physically attending classes. Differences for Correspondence Courses There are several differences between correspondence courses and regular courses taught on campus for students wishing to apply for and receive…

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The Correspondence Courses Program is an opportunity to enroll in and complete courses from Seattle Central Community College from your home or work. The courses enable individuals to earn credits towards an A.A. or A.A.S. degree.

Correspondence courses are open enrollment. Students who register for these courses have two quarters (180 days) to complete course requirements.

Financial Aid may not be used for Continuous correspondence courses and full–time tuition fees are not applicable. Loan deferment eligibility is not available for these courses.

Tuition cost per course is $554.20 for Washington state residents and $654.20 for non–residents which includes a 20.00 non–refundable materials fee.

There are no required on–campus meetings for correspondence courses. However, some courses require students to take their exams on campus. Students who are unable to come to campus to take their exams are responsible for finding their own proctor to supervise exams.

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Correspondence courses offer students a flexible, convenient alternative to earn college credit for those who cannot attend regular classes. In addition, they provide an opportunity for all UNM students located anywhere to add to their credit hours in their degree programs. Lower and upper division courses spanning a wide range of disciplines are available for registration. Many degrees allow, with some restrictions, up to 30 credit hours of correspondence courses to be applied toward graduation.

Admission  

Students currently admitted to UNM are eligible to register for Correspondence Courses through the Correspondence Office during specified registration periods. Students not currently admitted must apply either for readmission or non-degree admission online or through the Admissions Office located at the One Stop in Mesa Vista Hall (Albuquerque main campus) or at the One Stop located at 1155 University SE at the corner of University and Cesar Chavez (across the street from “The Pit” in Albuquerque). Complete admissions information is available at www.unm.edu/admissions (click on “Apply to UNM”) or call 505-277-2446. Once admitted to UNM, complete the Application for Correspondence form to register for your correspondence classes.

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Correspondence Program


The Correspondence Department provides directed study opportunities for students whose responsibilities prohibit their being enrolled for regular classes on campus.  Image courtesy degreedriven.com
 
Students who are considering a correspondence course option should realize that self-discipline is required. Students must set aside time for study. Correspondence courses seek to develop individual study techniques that will continue to be a source of enrichment for the student.
 

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About the Correspondence Program

Many of the courses have been developed by our faculty, and some have been prepared by the International Correspondence Institute. All courses are reviewed and graded by our faculty.
 
The material for each course varies.   Course material consists of one or more of the following items: lessons, study guide, textbook, student packet, progress evaluations, or audio cassettes.
 
The final exam is sent separately to an approved proctor. It is a major portion of the grade in most courses.

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Correspondence

Correspondence courses involve individual, independent instruction of a student by an instructor on a one-to-one basis. Typically, this will entail study at home, as well as the exchange of materials and evaluations through a mail/courier sImage courtesy www.nashvillescene.comervice. Interaction and feedback between correspondence course faculty and students take the forms of written assignments, testing, evaluations, guidance, and assistance via such media as D2L, print/written word, telephone, fax, e-mail, and other electronic technologies. Computer access and/or a proctored exam will be required as determined by your correspondence instructor. A student must be self-motivated and self-disciplined to successfully complete a correspondence course.

Correspondence courses follow the university Academic Calendar and Tuition and Fees Schedule. University admissions procedures must be followed before registering for these and other distance learning courses. An Admissions application may be completed online and, upon admittance to the university, students may register for courses online via Pipeline.

Course Materials

The links below are to the materials for your course. (If you choose to use this electronic version you do not need to purchase the printed version of the packet but you still need to purchase your textbooks*.) You may choose to print this material from home or a University computer lab or simply save the file on your computer desktop and access it as needed (no printing).

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Our Paper courses (by mail) are our traditional, self-paced correspondence courses; students may receive and submit all material through the mail. Take this course anywhere; students who are traveling, in a remote location, or are institutionally bound are not limited by a need for Internet and computer access.

A course packet is mailed to you and contains everything needed to complete the course by mail including; the syllabus, course readings, non-graded self-check assignments, and computer-graded assignments with bubble sheets. Students can submit computer-graded (Speedback) assignments online or by mailing the completed bubble sheet. Students have the option of submitting instructor-graded assignments by e-mail, fax, or mail. Exams are administered by a certified proctor or testing center. Student support is available by phone, e-mail, and live chat. Students can also request free tutoring support.

This is best for students who:

  • Have no internet access
  • Prefer hard-copy assignments
  • Are not in a rush to complete the course
  • Do NOT have a counselor or parent that wants to closely follow their progress
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Welcome to Colorado State University Pueblo’s Continuing Education Independent Study and External Degree Completion program.  We are committed to extending some of the best correspondence courses and degree completion programs our University offers to thousands of academically engaged students like you, all over the world, through distance learning.

Our three baccalaureate degree completion programs in Sociology, Sociology with an Emphasis in Criminology, and Social Science can be delivered any time and any place according to your individual learning needs.  Every one of our 100+ courses, together with our world-class faculty, will help you achieve your higher education goals.
 
By taking just a single course that may transfer to your degree program at another college or university, or taking many courses to earn your degree with us, you will be partnering with a fully accredited regional comprehensive public university that is committed to your success.

Join us today and share our University’s values of being accountable, promoting civic responsibility, employing a customer focus, promoting freedom of expression, demonstrating inclusiveness and diversity, encouraging and renewing innovation, acting with ingenuity and mutual respect, providing opportunity and access, and supporting excellence in teaching, research and service.

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The Spring 2014 CCE Course Catalog is now available online.

Convenient, Flexible Courses 

Complicated schedules are a fact of life in the 21st century. For many adults, juggling work, family, and personal commitments can be challenging. But don’t let that keep you from pursuing your personal, professional, and academic goals. Enroll in a University of Minnesota evening or online course today through the College of Continuing Education:

  • You’ll have access to University of Minnesota faculty experts, whether you’re taking a class via on-campus evening courses or distance learning.
  • You don’t need to be admitted to a University program to register for these courses.
  • These courses may be applied to a certificate or degree at a later date.
  • Some degrees and certificates can  be completed partially or fully online.

Start with a Single Course

If you are wondering if returning to school is right for you, try starting with a single course. You don’t have to be admitted to a program to enroll in a course. Many non-admitted students take courses to:

  • Fulfill program admission requirements
  • Try out a course before applying to a program
  • Satisfy their thirst for knowledge
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Photo courtesy natcom.orgThrough Self-paced Courses, part-time students can earn college credit by taking correspondence or online courses at their own pace. All courses are taught from a distance—no class attendance is required. The courses can be started at any time and are not tied to a semester schedule. Students have nine months to complete the course work.

The institutions offering courses are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All courses have been approved by the department offering the course. Courses originate and credit is granted from eight institutions in the University of North Carolina system:

  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Western Carolina University
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