Online Accelerated Program Students

Registration for online accelerated program students, currently enrolled for academic credit, is held every 7 ½ weeks for the following part-of-term. Prior to initial pre-registration, all students must participate in an online orientation. Upon successful completion, you will connect with an academic advisor/program director in your respective program. You will receive special instructions and registration information. Students who complete registration and pay fees by the designated date are registered, except in the event that they are declared academically ineligible, at the end of the preceding semester.

Registration occurs immediately prior to each part-of-term according to the schedule announced by the Office of the Registrar. This process is for students who did not pre-register or are new to the university. Classes may not be added after the last day of registration (otherwise known as the add/drop deadline). Undergraduates may take up to 9 hours and graduate students may take up to 6 credits without special permission. Students who have a high cumulative grade point average may be allowed, with special permission of the appropriate dean, to carry an overload of part-of-term hours.

Undergraduates who intend to withdraw from an individual class or from all classes for a part-of-term must email

The online accelerated program calendar can be found at

Graduate students who intend to withdraw from all classes for a term must process an official withdrawal form through the Graduate School, by the deadline indicated in the university calendar.

Some concepts to become familiar with:

Online Accelerated Program, sometimes abbreviated OAP

Part-of-Term = 7 ½ week session. There are 6 parts-of-term each year.

A semester contains two parts-of-term. Academic standing is assessed at the end of the semester, not part-of-term.

Main Campus vs. Extension Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are charged according to campus of the course (main campus or extension) and not student classification. When using the SeaNet registration system, please keep in mind that Extension courses are courses with section numbers 800 or higher and a campus of "EXT." Only these sections of courses are billed at the Extension tuition rates which are calculated on a per credit hour basis. All other section numbers are considered on-campus courses and are billed as such. Tuition and fee rates for both on campus and Extension courses can be found on the Student Accounts website. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to be aware of these differences and the impact they have on tuition charges.

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