NVCC Spring 1999 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. Many ELI courses have television programs on videotape or cable, others are on the World Wide Web. Some courses require audiotapes or computer work. Exams are taken on campus in a Learning Lab. In limited situations, a proctor from outside the College may administer the exams.

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. New students 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 the back of this schedule. 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 January 22, 1999 starting at 7:00PM at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center forum at the Annandale Campus. An orientation film is also available in campus LRCís and on cable.

    Course Length. ELI courses are 16 weeks. You may request more time if your work is satisfactory. 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 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 with information on textbooks, assignments, exams, and procedures will be mailed within a week after you have registered. If you have not received it within 3 weeks, contact ELI immediately at 323-3368. After 4 weeks, ELI will assume you have received your Syllabus.

Text Ordering Service. Textbooks and other course materials, including Course Guides, are available by mail for distance learning students. Students can order 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, Engineering, and General Studies. In addition, ELI is developing the courses required for certificates in Clinical Data Coding Specialist and Medical Transcription.

    World Wide Web: Some ELI courses use the World Wide Web. For more information, see ELIís Website: http:// eli.nvcc.edu

    New Courses. The following new courses will be offered in the Spring 1999 Semester:

    ADJ 100 (World Wide Web course)
    ADJ 107/SOC 236 (World Wide Web courses)
    ENG 251-90 (World Wide Web course)
    ENG 253 (World Wide Web Course)
    ENG 255/HUM 241 (World Wide Web course)
    FRE 202 (Video Telecourse)
    HIT 122 (Voice Mail course)
    IST 123 (World Wide Web course)
    IST 128 (World Wide Web course)
    IST 133 (World Wide Web course)
    LBR 105-90 (World Wide Web course)
    MTH 151 (World Wide Web course)
    PBS 100 (World Wide Web course)
    PBS 116 (World Wide Web course)
    PBS 240 (World Wide Web course)


    l 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 LBR 105 and STD 100 early in college studies. Both courses will help you succeed at NVCC.

    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.htm

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