NVU Online Programs
NVU Online programs are designed for those seeking an alternative to the on-campus educational experience but who are expecting the same challenging courses and prestigious degree as those enrolled in our traditional on-campus program.
Students enrolled in NVU Online programs are generally restricted from participating in and/or gaining access to certain college activities, events, and facilities. They are eligible for certain student services related to their program such as advising, career planning, etc., as well as other student support services.
Support services available to distance learning students include but are not limited to:
- Academic advising
- Disability services
- Financial aid
Activities, events, and facilities not available to distance learning students:
- Campus housing
- College transportation services including the Badger Bullet Bus and Morrisville Shuttle
- Participation in campus-based clubs and organizations
- SHAPE Fitness & Athletics Center
- Student Government Association
- Varsity Athletics
- Wellness Center
Regional vs Virtual Services
NVU Online students may receive either Regional or Virtual Services. The key differences between Regional and Virtual Services are how students access resources, what types of courses the students can take, and the tuition model. Regional Services are intended for those who live in and around Vermont and who may want to periodically meet with their advisor or take a face-to-face class. Virtual Services are available to students anywhere in the world and rely primarily on electronic and phone communications for academic services outside of the online classroom.
All NVU Online courses are available to all NVU Online students. Regional students, however, are also eligible to take courses offered by either the Lyndon or Johnson campus-based departments, while Virtual students are not.
Regional students pay tuition at standard in-state and out-of-state rates based on their residency status. Virtual students living outside of Vermont receive in-state tuition rate, which applies only to NVU Online courses.
Refunds and Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policies
Add/drop/withdrawal policies vary by institution. While students can add, drop, or withdraw from a course based on the deadlines of their home institution, the refund policy of the institution offering the course will apply. For example, if a Regional NVU Online student is taking a CCV course that has an earlier drop deadline than NVU, the student can drop the course based on NVU’s deadline but that may affect whether or not the student receives a refund of tuition.
NVU Online Regional Centers
NVU Online Regional Centers serve adult students throughout Vermont who have already completed 60 or more credits of acceptable, college-level work. Each student works closely with an advisor who has an office at the student’s local Community College of Vermont site. The advisor helps the student develop and carry out a plan to earn the remainder of the credits needed for a B.A. degree. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned while in the program.
Students receiving Regional services can take courses in a variety of formats and at various locations, including: face-to-face courses offered at either the Lyndon or Johnson campus, 15-week online courses, accelerated 7-week online courses, and courses offered by other schools within the Vermont State Colleges System.
The following degree programs are available through NVU Online:
For information onf specific requirements, please refer to the departmental and General Education Core Curriculum sections of this catalog.