NVCC Spring 2000 Class Schedule
    Extended Learning Institute (Home Study and Telecourses)

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    The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) offers courses to students for whom it is inconvenient to attend class. Students may complete most coursework at home. 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, and voice mail. Exams are taken on campus in a Testing Lab. In limited situations, a proctor from outside the College may administer the exams. Please check the hours of the campus testing lab prior to taking tests.

How to Register. For ELI registration information call 703-323-3368. ELI office hours are 8:30AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday (after office hours, you may leave a recorded message). You may register for ELI courses through campus registration procedures, including telephone registration by NOVAnet, the same as for any NVCC course. You may register directly through ELI by mail or in person if you are interested only in ELI courses. ELI cannot accept registrations for campus classroom courses. (Note: If your address has changed since the last time you used NOVAnet, please contact the ELI office.)
    While some courses have closing dates, registration for most ELI courses is continuous throughout the year. When course capacity limits are reached, ELI sections are closed to further registration. In most cases, you start your course as soon as you register. If you register after broadcasts of your course have begun, you may view missed programs in a campus LRC, on rented videotapes, or from overnight VCR taping on some cable TV systems. See the Broadcast Schedule.

Registration Procedure. Students new to NVCC complete the Application for Admission form, the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates, and the Registration and Tuition Worksheet. All forms are included in this schedule and on the NOVA website (www.nvcc.edu). If you have previously enrolled in credit courses at NVCC, fill out only the Registration and Tuition Worksheet. You may pay by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or agency contract. Mail the completed forms and your tuition to the Extended Learning Institute, Attention: Registration, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796.

    ELI Orientation. Students new to ELI should attend a one-hour ELI Orientation on Friday, January 28, starting at 7:00PM at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. An orientation video is also available in campus LRCs and on cable.

    Course Length. ELI courses are 16 weeks. You may request more time if your work is satisfactory and you have completed at least half of the required work. See your ELI Syllabus for details.

    Special Information. When registering for sequential courses, e.g., ENG 111 and ENG 112, sign up for only one course at a time. If you failed an ELI course, you may not re-enroll in that same section without permission of the instructor. To take 12 or more credits simultaneously through ELI, you must obtain permission from the director of the Extended Learning Institute. Call 703-323-3368 for information.

    Financial Aid Recipients. Most ELI courses can be used to determine eligibility for financial aid or loan deferments. Contact the College Financial Aid Office for information.

    Auditing ELI Courses. If you choose to audit an ELI course, you are not required to do any assignments and you will not receive credit. Your grade will not appear on your College transcript. The regular tuition rate is charged.

    Course Materials. A Syllabus will be mailed within a week after you have registered. If you have not received it within 3 weeks, contact ELI immediately at 703-323-3368. After 4 weeks, ELI will assume you have received your Syllabus.

Text Ordering Service. You may order textbooks and other course materials, including Course Guides, by phone, fax, or mail. Call 1-888-SHIP-TEXT for more information. (You may also purchase course materials in a campus bookstore.)

    Refund Period. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to ELI and postmarked within the time period specified by the College. Details are provided in the materials sent to you. These deadlines may occur before the published add/drop period for on-campus courses.

    ELI Course Withdrawal. You may withdraw from the course without grade penalty any time during the time period specified by the College by writing to ELI. Details are included in the Syllabus sent to you.

Courses for Degrees and Certificates. ELI offers all courses required for degrees in Business Administration, Business Management (including specialization in Public Management), Engineering, General Studies, Information Systems Technology, and Liberal Arts. In addition, ELI offers courses for a Career Studies Certificate in Medical Transcription.

World Wide Web: Some ELI courses use the World Wide Web. For more information, see ELIís Web site: http://eli.nvcc.edu. You may start your Web course when you receive materials from ELI with your official enrollment date. You must use a standard Web browser such as Netscape Navigator (version 4.0 or later) or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 4.0 or later). America Online (AOL) software is not standard; AOL users should install a standard browser to use after connecting with AOL.

    New Courses. The following new courses will be offered in the Spring 2000 Semester:

    BUS 201 (World Wide Web)
    BUS 220 (World Wide Web)
    ECO 201 (World Wide Web)
    ENG 150 (Videotapes)
    ENG 252 (World Wide Web)
    IST 133 (Oracle section Ė World Wide Web)
    IST 176 (World Wide Web)
    IST 216 (World Wide Web)
    PSY 165 (World Wide Web)
    PSY 215 (World Wide Web)
    SOC 266 (Telecourse)


take as much or more time and effort as comparable classroom-based courses.
usually require more reading and more written assignments.
usually require several supervised exams.
have assignment deadlines that you must meet.
sometimes require on-campus work.
must be completed in 16 weeks.
require you to start working as soon as you receive your course materials.

    Register for ELIís STD 100 and LBR 105 early in your college studies. Both courses will help you succeed at NVCC.

    If you need help with technology used in ELI courses, watch for information concerning a Student Technology Seminar to be offered early in the semester.

    If you have trouble reading or if your schedule does not permit regular study, ELI may not be for you. Please look over your course materials as soon as you get them. If you decide there is too much work, make sure to request a refund before your refund period ends. The self quiz on ELIís website may help you. http://eli.nvcc.edu/eliforme/eliforme.asp
    The following icons show which technologies are used in each ELI course, as well as any required class meetings. More than one icon indicates that more than one technology is used. "Or" means that you can choose to use one or the other of the technologies shown.

  Computer Software Applications
  Voice Mail
  World Wide Web/Internet
  [meet] Meetings

    Check NOVAís virtual campus web site, http://eli.nvcc.edu/vc/
for links to distance education courses offered by other Virginia community colleges available to NOVA students.

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