the withdrawal regulations in effect for campus-based courses.
Independent Learning students (AU or non-AU) under the “Extended” option may withdraw within 30 days from an Independent Learning course with no grade penalty.
AU Independent Learning students in the “graded” option shall follow the course refund regulations pertaining to campus-based courses.
Independent Learning students in the “extended” option will receive a refund of tuition, less a service fee, if a course is dropped in writing within 30 days. Any completed assignments submitted and graded will be charged a per assignment grading fee.
Financial aid for eligible students shall be reviewed only for the term of initial enrollment for Independent Learning courses, and not in subsequent terms if the enrollment continues (for “extended” option students) into additional term(s).
A student may not enroll in more than two Independent Learning courses at a time.
AU students may enroll in a third course with written approval from the appropriate dean.
A maximum of 25% of the total semester hours for the baccalaureate degree may be earned through correspondence or asynchronous Independent Learning courses by an AU-matriculating student. Further limitations for AU students state that a maximum of 12 semester hours of the final year may be earned through correspondence or asynchronous Independent Learning courses and only a maximum of 10 semester hours of the final year may be earned through correspondence or asynchronous Independent Learning courses if fewer than two semesters in residence have been completed.
The tuition rate for Independent Learning courses is currently set by the Board of Trustees each year.
AU students must obtain written approval from the appropriate dean and advisor prior to enrollment in an Independent Learning course. The advisor is to check for academic suspension, overload, graduation readiness, availability of an on-campus section of the course, and appropriateness of the particular course for the student’s program.
Auburn athletes generally cannot take independent learning courses while away from campus to fulfill requirements for cumulative hours and satisfactory progress. However, AU athletes may take independent learning courses while in residence on the AU campus. In all cases, AU students should consult their academic advisors to assure that