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Disabilities Act accommodation), policies, procedures, and protocols for taking courses.

  • 3.

    Students With Disabilities: The University shall provide appropriate program accommodation and support services for students with disabilities.

  • 4.

    Library Information: Students shall be provided distance education library services information —via a short handout, World Wide Web, or other means—to be included by the instructor with the course materials for the students, and promulgate the availability of such a handout. Information regarding modem access to the university network should be included as well as the Distance Education librarian’s contact information, and interlibrary loan forms.


Since distance education students have limited access and available time to collect information and carry out procedures related to application, admission, enrollment, and course activities, it is important to include information regarding a distance education program in an organized and complete manner. The following information should appear on your program web site and/or accessible via links to other sites or on printed materials that the student may request.

The Distance Learning Office maintains a University-wide distance education website for students and one for the support of faculty. (See www.auburn.edu/auonline and www.auburn.edu/dl).

  • A.

    Name and accreditation of the Institution (Provide a link to the institution home page)

  • B.

    Title of the program, level, and academic home department and school/college (provide link/contact for the department and school/college home pages)

  • C.

    Program Description: purpose, approach, delivery method, audience, number of students applying/accepted/graduating, orientation possibilities, accreditations

  • D.

    Program Requirements: curriculum overview, credits required, prerequisites, electives, thesis/project requirements, campus residency requirements, field/lab/clinical work, faculty committee requirements, advising process, examination procedures, special local or personal resource needs (such as computer, software, tape player, etc.), required student technical skills, time frame limitations and expectations (provide link/contact for course listings for the program), special graduation requirements

  • E.

    Admission Requirements and Procedures: Expected student background and credentials, required test results, transcripts, letters, transfer credit policies, policies regarding enrollment prior to admission, application forms, application procedures, application deadlines, application fees, where to begin and who to contact (provide link/contact for appropriate admissions office)

  • F.

    Cost of Program: tuition and fees, additional expected costs, policies regarding payment of tuition and fees, deadlines, refund policies, policies regarding in- state or out-of-state fees, application, admission, graduation, etc. fees

  • G.

    Financial Aid: Availability of and procedures for accessing financial aid. Criteria. Who to contact. Other potential sources of financial support

  • H.

    Upon Admission: Student preparation and personal scheduling of program work, course selection, registration, advising, methods of communication with


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