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- Are there any prerequisites for these flex option offerings?
- Who is eligible to participate in the pilot program?
- What are my responsibilities as a participant in the program?
- What steps will I follow in the pilot program?
- What will I earn when I complete one of the flexible offerings?
- How much time will I have to complete the program?
- Can I participate in more than one of the pilot program offerings?
- How do I take exams?
- Do I get a letter grade when I take one of the proctored exams?
- Can I get a transcript?
- Will these continuing education units and credits transfer?
- What happens if I enroll but decide not to take one of the proctored tests?
- What happens if I take and pass the first three modules in a course-equivalent and fail the fourth? Do I fail the course?
Are there any prerequisites for these flex option offerings?
No. There are no prerequisites for any of the offerings.
Who is eligible to participate in the pilot program?
The pilot program is open to any interested adult student. All students are encouraged to check with their academic adviser to ensure transferability of offerings.
What are my responsibilities as a participant in the program?
Responsibilities of participants in the pilot program include the following:
- Review program information, including the program description, summary of program offerings, registration instructions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and additional information as posted on the IL Flex Option website, as well as any additional program materials as provided.
- If you are seeking a degree at a UW campus or another institution, you should consult with your academic adviser, to ensure that the course-equivalent will meet your educational goals and/or program requirements.
- Participate and make a good faith effort to complete the program by the conclusion of the pilot period (June 30, 2013), and share experiences, ideas, and perspectives during that period with the Student Services specialist and through formal module and end-of-program evaluations.
- Contact the Student Services specialist with any questions or concerns related to participation in the program and promptly respond to phone and email inquiries from the program representative.
- Understand that information secured through this pilot may be included in published materials and but your name and contact information will not be disclosed.
What steps will I follow in the pilot program?
- Review information on program offerings. Select your program of interest.
- Contact a Student Services representative at 1-877-895-3276 to register and receive an access code for the ALEKS Learning System. The representative can also answer any questions you might have.
- Initiate work on the first module in the program by taking a pre-assessment test in ALEKS.
- Decide how and where to focus your studies. Look through the recommended web-based open sources and other available materials for the module exam.
- When ready, take the first module exam. Continue to work on the other modules as you demonstrate competency through the assessments.
- Successfully complete all assessments for the full module series for your program offering of choice.
- Request a transcript documenting your accomplishment.
What will I earn when I complete one of the flexible offerings?
- You will earn three undergraduate credits if you successfully complete College Algebra or Elementary Statistics.
- You will earn a Business Math and Personal Finance Certificate if you successfully complete Business Math, Business Statistics, and Personal Finance. Foundations of Business Math and Preparation of Business Statistics represent optional preparation courses within the Business Math and Personal Finance Certificate program. You will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each of the non-credit course-equivalents.
How much time will I have to complete the program?
You will have up to six weeks to complete each module, but must complete the program by June 30, 2013.
Can I participate in more than one of the pilot program offerings?
In this pilot program, you may enroll in only one of the following program offerings: College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, or the Business Math and Personal Finance Certificate.
How do I take exams?
You can take the exams wherever it is convenient, as long as your computer meets the technical requirements. You will take the exam under the supervision of an online proctor at Proctor U. Click here for complete details on the exam process.
Do I get a letter grade when I take one of the proctored exams?
You will receive a numerical grade when you complete a proctored exam. Numerical grades 80% and above demonstrate successful completion of a module.
Can I get a transcript?
Yes. To request a transcript, contact the Independent Learning Student Services representative at 1-877-895-3276, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will these continuing education units and credits transfer?
If you are already a college student, credits earned for College Algebra or Elementary Statistics courses may be applied toward an associate's or bachelor's degree, but you should work with an adviser at your home campus to make sure the course will transfer.
If you are earning CEUs for professional development, you should check with your employer or the appropriate agency or organization to make sure that these CEUs will count toward the advancement you seek.
What happens if I enroll but decide not to take one of the proctored tests?
There is no penalty for enrolling and deciding not take a proctored exam.
What happens if I take and pass the first three modules in a course-equivalent and fail the fourth? Do I fail the course?
If you do not score 80% or higher on a module exam, your grade will be listed as an incomplete (I) until you pass the exam. Successful exams will be recorded as a Pass (P).