Are classes and degrees offered online?
The Distance Education Department offers a wide variety of online courses to supplement students’ academic or professional career. Credits from Distance Education courses may be applied toward any degree at UVU, and the following degree programs may be earned in their entirety through Distance Education:
- Associate of Science - a non-major transfer associate degree that will qualify for pursuit of a four-year degree at UVU or at another college or university.
- Aviation Bachelor of Science - see www.uvuaviation.com for more information on the aviation degrees.
- Aviation Associate of Applied Science - designed for those who plan to go directly into the workforce.
- Aviation Associate of Science - will transfer into the Aviation or other bachelor degree.
- Business Management Associate of Applied Science - a workforce-ready, non-transfer degree.
- Business Management Associate of Science - designed for transfer to a bachelor program. (This degree currently requires three on-campus courses.)
- Public Emergency Services Management Bachelor of Science - a regionally accredited degree designed to give the working professional the skills needed to advance their career and increase knowledge in critical areas in today's complex emergency environment.
Is Distance Education like Independent Study?
No, Distance Education courses are semester based, meaning that they begin and end at the same time as on-campus classes. Most courses have deadlines for assignments and class work that can affect your grade if you miss them.
Will online courses count toward my degree?
Yes. UVU offers over 150 courses through Distance Education with more under development. Some courses apply toward general education requirements and others apply toward specific degrees.
Do I have to login to my class at a specific time?
No. Online and TV classes can be accessed 24/7. Many of the courses do have scheduled dates for exams and assignments. It is wise to know these in advance and to put them in your calendar.
How do I register for Online or TV courses?
Log in to UVLink and then click on the Student Tab. If you know the CRN for the courses for which you wish to register, you can click on Add/Drop classes and enter the CRN into the worksheet.
What is UVLink?
UVLink is the online campus portal that provides students, faculty, and staff with authenticated access to web-based content and services. You can register for classes, check e-mail, access online services, and use WebCT for your course content.
How much do Distance Education courses cost?
The cost is the same as for on-campus classes, plus a $52.00 fee per course. However, on-campus student fees are not added, often making the total cost less. Textbooks and any other required materials are in addition to tuition and fees.
Is Financial Aid available for Distance Education?
Yes. Financial aid is available to students who qualify. See the Financial Aid website.