Online Course Registration Guidelines
Distance Learning courses follow all of the same guidelines as Kirkwood's face-to-face courses, with a few exceptions:
Online Registration Restriction:
Students with a grade point average of less than 1.8 for all online classes within the previous three years will have a registration restriction placed on his/her record. The restriction prevents registration in these classes until the average for online courses reaches 1.8 or better, or a three year period has passed. The average for these courses can be improved by retaking failed or low-scored courses in a face-to-face format. This registration restriction does not prevent students from enrolling in face-to-face or hybrid format classes, only online classes.
Test Score Requirement:
All online delivered sections at Kirkwood Community College must have one of the following options completed and on file to take online courses:
If registering for more than six credit hours, please ensure you meet the college's mandatory testing requirements.
Adding Classes Late:
Any student wanting to add a Distance Learning course after the start of class must go through the steps on our website for approval from the instructor. Link is live the first week of classes only, "Late Registration Directions." The second week of classes requires the dean's approval as well as the instructor's.
Learner success in an online class is dependent upon a student’s ability to:
- read critically from a variety of sources
- process information from written material
- produce quality written communication for academic purposes and class interaction
Identity verification of a Distance Learning student can be accomplished through:
- ID verification at the time of placement testing
- proctored exams where student is required to show photo ID
- secure login to a protected learning management system