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Registration under way for Open Learning courses

Nov. 17, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Extended University Programs is now offering undergraduate Open Learning courses.

The online, or e-learning, courses are provided through Academic Technology and Instructional Services. Unlike traditional classes, they have open entry and exit dates and do not follow the normal semester/session schedule.

Most students have a maximum of six months to complete these self-paced courses, beginning from their selected start date. However, completion dates may differ for international students and students receiving financial aid.

Registration is now under way for the two Open Learning courses EUP is offering for the 2009 spring semester. They are ADA 2250, Drug Use: Personal and Social Impact, and ADA 3200, Legal and Illegal Drugs. Additional courses from the departments of Family and Consumer Sciences and Comparative Religion are in development.

Registration will remain open until April 24, 2009, for currently admitted WMU students. Plans call for non-WMU students to be able to begin registering early in spring semester. Students can select their desired start date from Jan. 5, the first day of spring semester classes, to April 24, the last day of spring semester classes.

Before registering, financial aid recipients must contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and international students must contact the International Student Admissions and Services office in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

EUP courses are not part of WMU's flat-tuition-rate structure. Its undergraduate courses, including undergraduate Open Learning courses, cost $297.46 per credit hour and are assessed a $20 per-course technology fee.

For more information, contact Teri Cleveland in Academic Technology and Instructional Services at (269) 387-4199.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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