The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) offers courses to students who prefer to study independently. Most coursework may be completed at home. It is important to schedule at least 2-3 hours of work per course credit per week for each course. Each ELI course uses one or more of the following media: videotape, cable TV, World Wide Web, computer programs on disk or CD-ROM, audiotape or CD, and voice mail. Most ELI courses are self-paced, but you have faculty and campus support when you need it. Faculty provide valuable assistance by telephone, e-mail, office visits, or through the mail. In many ELI courses, you interact with the instructor and other students via e-mail, voice mail, or the World Wide Web. The campuses provide student services. Exams are taken on campus in the Testing Center; in limited situations an approved proctor may administer exams.

You may register for ELI courses the same way you register for campus courses, including NovaConnect on-line and telephone registration. Many ELI courses have multiple sections starting throughout the semester. When course capacity limits are reached, ELI sections are closed to further registration. Advising for ELI courses is available with the ELI counselor.

If you are a veteran and enroll in an ELI course, you will not be certified for benefits until you satisfactorily complete the course.

The Extended Learning Institute has no classrooms or testing centers. ELI offices are located at 8000 Forbes Place, off Port Royal Road, behind the Ravensworth Shopping Center in Springfield.

For information or assistance, see “Extended Learning Institute Course Requirements” in the Administrative Information section of this catalog or visit the Extended Learning Institute’s Web site at http://eli.nvcc.edu . You may write to the Extended Learning Institute, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003-2796. You may also telephone (703) 323-3368.

ELI Staff




Associate Vice President, Instructional Technology      
  Dr. Monica Sasscer   (703) 323-3379  
Director, Extended Learning Institute      
  Dr. Peggy A. Weissinger   (703) 323-3379  
Registrar (ELI)      
  Jayne Townend   (703) 323-3368  
  Lori Johnson   (703) 323-3712  



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