As of Spring 2004 courses, the decision to teach a course using distance technologies for more than 95% of instruction time (that means you have maybe only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored final) will effect the student's fees and residency requirements.

It is the department chair's responsibility to ensure that a program does not go over 50% online, without prior approval from internal campus processes, the BOR, SACS, or any other necessary accrediting body. Whether a course is offered partially online or totally online, according to the the definitions below, it does not matter - the course counts as an online course when trying to determine if the program is more than 50% online.

Please note the following approved UWG business practice:
It is the instructor's responsibility to alert whoever turns in the department's course schedules to the Registrar, if they will be teaching a course using CourseDen/ Georgia VIEW Vista or any other distance technology that meets either of the following two definitions:

1. A Total Distance/Online Course (those which meet at least 95% through videoconferencing, CourseDen/ Georgia VIEW Vista, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face) are marked with an N in the Section Code in the bulletin on BanWeb.  The course must not have more than one face-to-face meeting, in addition to a final proctored exam if desired. The location need not be the Carrollton Campus.

Tuition is charged at the eTuition rate; out of state students are not charged out of state tuition; mandatory fees, except for the technology fee, are not assessed unless the student takes additional on-campus or partially online classes. Courses are not counted in meeting the residency requirements for graduation, unless the program itself has been approved for off-campus / Total Distance delivery (see department).

2. A Partial Distance/Online Courses (those which meet at least 51% - 94%  through videoconferencing, CourseDen/ Georgia VIEW Vista, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face) are marked with a D in the Section Code in the bulletin on BanWeb. 

If the section # is 01D through 39D, these are counted as “on-campus” courses.  Mandatory fees are assessed. Courses are counted in meeting the residency requirements for graduation.

If the section # is 41D-99D, then the course is counted as an off-campus course. Mandatory fees, except for the technology fee, are not assessed. Courses are not counted in meeting the residency requirements for graduation, unless the program itself has been approved for off-campus delivery (see department).

Beginning Spring '04, departments cannot make any changes to the delivery format/ classification of a course once registration ends. Students must have an opportunity to adjust their schedule during published registration times when a course change will result in a change in fees, delivery method, and/or location.