Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

U.S. Center Program Information



Programs, Majors and Courses

The programs, majors and courses available at each center are accessible on the UIU web page at uiu.edu under the location and distance education section or by contacting the center.

Center Program Registration

  • New students must register at the center.
  • Currently enrolled students must register through myUIU.

Registration begins approximately six weeks before the start of each semester. Students are strongly encouraged to register early. Classroom capacity may limit the size of classes. If enrollments dictate and there is lead time to make the necessary arrangements, a second section of a course may be added. Without adequate lead time, courses may close when enrollment reaches classroom capacity.

All Upper Iowa University students register through myUIU, Upper Iowa University’s online portal. Access to myUIU is on the University website at uiu.edu. Step-by-step instructions for course registration are listed under the Academics tab in the Student Help folder. All students are issued a username and password by Information Technology Services after their first Upper Iowa University registration.

Tuition and any course-related fees are due at the time of registration or on Wednesday before the start of the semester. Active-duty Army, US Army Reserve, and Army National Guard personnel must register through the ArmyIgnitED portal. For all other military personnel receiving tuition assistance, registration must be completed in accordance with the specific military service re­quirements. Proof of TA must be provided at time of registration. Students should contact their respective Center Program office or academic advisor for more details.

Session Dates and Program Information

Center-specific session dates, programs and majors offered are available at each center or on the UIU web page at uiu.edu under Academics/Academic Calendars and Schedules.

Auditing Center Program Courses

By advance permission of the program/center director or aca­demic advisor, students may enroll for courses on an audit basis. As an auditor, a student will not be required to take examina­tions and will earn no college credit. A special tuition fee of $95 per semester credit is charged (see Center/Online/Self-Paced/International Undergraduate Tuition and Fees ). Note: Financial aid is not available for auditors.

Changes in Center Program Registration

Note the following policies for changing a registration:

  1. A student may not add a course after the registration period has ended.
  2. If a student wishes to withdraw from a course, a Course Withdrawal form (located on myUIU) must be completed prior to the end of the fifth week of an eight-week session. See Financial Aid  for other session lengths. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. Students who register for a course and fail to attend will be assigned a grade of NA unless a withdrawal form is completed prior to the first day of the course.
  3. Courses registered as audit cannot be converted to credit-bearing courses after the last date to add. Courses registered as credit-bearing cannot be converted to audit after the last date to add.

Center Program Refund Policy and Course Withdrawal

If a student decides to withdraw from the University before the end of a semester or session, the student’s charges, financial aid, tuition assistance, and/or veteran benefits could be affected. All students should consult with the Business Office and Financial Aid Office to understand the financial impact of withdrawing prior to initiating the withdrawal process.

Tuition adjustments are independent from academic and financial aid deadlines. Tuition will be adjusted based on the percentages listed in the refund table below for the weeks completed in the eight-week enrollment period. If the course meets on an alternative schedule, consult the center for the refund schedule. The student’s last date of attendance is the official withdrawal date that will be used when calculating a refund.

For students from Wisconsin, Maryland, Georgia, Oregon, or Arizona centers, state laws apply. Wisconsin students and Military Tuition Assistance (TA) students refer to Graduation and Beyond .

Session-long course refund schedule

Fall Semester 2023 Session 1
Aug 28 - Oct 19
Session 2
Oct 23 - Dec 14
Charge Refund Last Date of Attendance Last Date of Attendance
25% 75% Aug 28 - Sep 3 Oct 23 - Oct 29
50% 50% Sep 4 - Sep 10 Oct 30 - Nov 5
100% 0% After Sep 10 After Nov 5
Spring Semester 2024 Session 3
Jan 8 - Feb 29
Session 4
Mar 11 - May 2
Charge Refund Last Date of Attendance Last Date of Attendance
25% 75% Jan 8 - Jan 14 Mar 11 - Mar 17
50% 50% Jan 15 - Jan 21 Mar 18 - Mar 24
100% 0% After Jan 21 After Mar 24
Summer Semester 2024 Session 5
May 13 - July 4
Session 6
July 8 - Aug 15
Charge Refund Last Date of Attendance Last Date of Attendance
25% 75% May 13 - May 19 July 8 - July 14
50% 50% May 20 - May 26 July 15 - July 21
100% 0% After May 26 After July 21

Semester-long course refund schedule

Fall Semester 2023 Aug 28 - Dec 14
Charge Refund Last Date of Attendance
25% 75%

Aug 28 - Sept 3

50% 50% Sept 4 - Sept 10
75% 25% Sept 11 - Sept 17
100% 0% After Sep 17
Spring Semester 2024 Jan 8 - May 2
Charge Refund Last Date of Attendance
25% 75% Jan 8 - Jan 14
50% 50% Jan 15 - Jan 21
75% 25% Jan 22 - Jan 28
100% 0% After Jan 28
Summer Semester 2024 May 13 - Aug 15
Charge Refund Last Date of Attendance
25% 75% May 13 - May 19
50% 50% May 20 - May 26
75% 25% May 27 - June 2
100% 0% After June 2

Upper Iowa University is required to use a pro rata schedule to determine the amount of Title IV aid the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. If financial aid funds have been released to the student because of a credit balance on the student’s account at Upper Iowa University, the student may be required to repay some or all of the amount released to the student. This policy is subject to federal regulations. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Withdrawing from a course in progress may result in significant student account charges. A withdrawal calculation will be performed for any Title IV student who ceases attendance from the University during the semester. This includes those requesting a leave of absence. Consult with a center advisor before withdrawing. For more information on financial aid implications, go to uiu.edu/financialaid.

Validation of Enrollment

 Students who have not attended in person or had academic interaction in uiuLearn during the first seven days of the session/semester will have an NA grade posted.  .

Administrative Withdrawal

During weeks one through six of an eight-week session, students who have not yet attended an on-site class or posted in uiuLearn (attended by discussion post, reply to a post, quiz completion, or assignment submission) for 14 consecutive days will be administratively withdrawn from the course. A grade of AW will be recorded in the student’s permanent record. Students who post in week 5 or after will not be administratively withdrawn.

During weeks one through five of a six-week session, students who have not yet attended an on site class or posted in uiuLearn (attended by discussion post, reply to a post, quiz completion, or assignment submission) for 14 consecutive days will be administratively withdrawn from the course. A grade of AW will be recorded in the student’s permanent record. Students who post in week 4 or after will not be administratively withdrawn.

Administrative withdrawal will affect financial aid funding. If financial aid funds have been released to the student because of a credit balance on the student’s account at Upper Iowa University, then the student may be required to repay some or all of the amount released to the student. This policy is subject to federal regulations. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Additional Learning Options

A feature of our flexible, dynamic academic program is the opportunity for individualized study, with prior approval by the program/center director, for Directed Study, Special Project, and Internship courses.

  1. Special Project: Students and their instructor design a course in an area they are especially interested in exploring.
  2. Internship: Students should contact their academic advisor for internship information.

Note: Internships are not available to Online and Self-Paced Degree students in New Mexico.

  1. Directed Study: A Directed Study (DS) course is an individualized delivery of an existing course found in the catalog and is only offered in exceptional circumstances. Course outcomes and objectives for the DS course are the same as if the course were being taken in a non-individualized delivery mode. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Class Cancellations

If classes must be cancelled on a given evening it will be displayed on the uiu.edu homepage and the local radio/television stations will be notified no later than 3 p.m. When classes will be held as usual, no announcement will be made. Students commuting from a long distance are urged not to take unnecessary risks at times when road conditions are hazardous. If a student must be absent for this reason, inform the instructor and center staff.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend class regularly and promptly in order to do satisfactory work. While attendance will not be used in grade determination, class participation requirements are set forth by individual instructors. These expectations may be more stringent in some classes than others. When students must be absent from class because of illness or emergency, they are expected to arrange for the completion of make-up tests or homework with the individual faculty member(s). These arrangements are to be made prior to the incurred absence, except in emergency situations.