Courses using online, web-based instruction, satellite transmission, video-conferencing, Outlook/Office 365 or Blackboard software, desktop video-conferencing, and video-streaming technologies are examples of online on-campus and/or off-campus distance education offerings at UNL.
Online/distance sections are designated with an instruction mode of Online Distance Class ("ES") and Online Class On-campus Testing ("EX"). Online/distance (type = "ES") sections of courses are identified with section numbers of 700's or 800's and appear in the Schedule of Classes.
Online/on-campus (type = "EX") sections of courses are identified with section numbers of 900's and appear in the Schedule of Classes. Proctored examinations are taken at one of the testing centers on campus or as directed by the instructor.
Online/on-campus (type = "EX") and Online/distance (type = "ES") courses can be found in the Schedule of Classes. When searching for these types of classes choose a "Subject" and then in the Advanced Search specify an instruction mode of Online Class On-campus Testing or Online Distance Class.
You can also find online/distance classes by specifying "Distance Delivery" under location.
It is recommended that you register for distance education courses no later than one week before the class begins. This will allow time for the department and/or instructor to forward to you the necessary information. You must be admitted to UNL and have a Password set up through TrueYou in order to use MyRED.
Students enrolled should check tuition and fees for rates.
In addition, resident and non-resident students are assessed:
- a $25 per credit hour "Distance Education Fee"
- the "Technology Fee" of $7.35 per credit hour
- a $3 per hour "Library Fee"
- the $20 "Registration Fee" per semester
Some courses may also have additional "Special Fees".
Students taking a combination of on-campus in-person and online/distance education courses are assessed "University Program Facilities Fees" (UPFF) based on total hours of enrollment. Degree seeking students enrolled in distance education courses are eligible for financial aid and scholarships according to the same criteria as students enrolled in on-campus courses.
Final Exams for all online/distance term-based courses must be completed by noon Friday of the Examination Week.
Online & Distance Education Admission
Undergraduate: Admission can be accomplished in one of two ways:
- Complete the online "Undergraduate Application" form (to find the appropriate form, click here), read and follow the directions, and use the credit card payment option.
- Mail the application fee along with the completed "Undergraduate Application" form, (available online) to: UNL, Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0417, (402) 472-2023 or (800) 742-8800.
Graduate: Students who hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) must have a current graduate admission status to enroll for distance education courses. Admission can be requested via the Graduate Studies website. Graduate students who have not attended UNL for three consecutive terms can request their admission status be made current by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Returning Graduate Student form if they need to reactivate their former status.