Textbooks for Online Learning courses are available from the Nevada Wolf Shop, located on the UNR campus, 87 West Stadium Way, Joe Crowley Student Union. To purchase your textbooks online, visit www.nevadawolfshop.com.
By University policy, an incomplete can only be requested under defined circumstances: "Under extenuating circumstances, including illness, accident or similar medical emergency or other hardship, as described in the incomplete policy, students have the option of either requesting an incomplete grade in one or more courses, or withdrawing from the university. In both cases, students must follow the rules listed in sections of the catalog regarding policy for the incomplete grade and withdrawal from the university...non-attendance, poor performance or request to repeat the course are unacceptable reasons for issuance of the ‘I' mark. Marks of ‘I' are automatically changed to ‘F' if they are not made up by the last day of the next regular semester (Summer Session excluded)." Please see the General Catalog if you have further questions.
University requirements, core requirements, and some college credits cannot be taken pass/fail. Check with your advisor. Any course may be taken for audit, but you will not have credit for the course noted in your transcripts. Also, both the pass/fail or audit status MUST be requested by the deadline indicated in the academic calendar.
Your instructor has listed contact information and preferred methods of contact in the course site, and you should be cognizant of these preferences. In most classes, all communication with your instructor will be done via email and/or the various communication tools in WebCampus (such as messages, discussions, and chat). You should feel free to contact your instructor in the manner(s) specified whenever you have questions about the content or structure of the course.
Because this is an online course, however, it is important to note that instructors are not available to meet one-on-one with students, and they are unable to provide support equivalent to individual tutoring sessions. Your instructor is responsible for leading the online educational experience of all students in the class and does not have the resources to provide extensive individualized attention to everyone. With that said, if you find you are struggling with the course material and are in need of such support, please contact your instructor so you can be referred to one of the tutoring services provided on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Students living outside the Reno/Sparks area will be responsible for finding a local tutor on their own.
Please contact Online Learning at (775) 784-4652, (800) 233-8928, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rigorous testing policies and procedures are required of an accredited university. To that end, at least one exam in an online class must be administered in a proctored/supervised setting. You are required to show identification for each proctored exam, even ones administered online, to ensure the person completing the class and taking the assessment is the one receiving the university credit.
Options for taking proctored exams depend on the class. In some classes, students have the choice of either testing with Online Learning or with ProctorU; other classes require the use of ProctorU; and some classes require that students test with Online Learning or an outside proctor. Please refer to the course site for specific requirements.
No. Tests must be taken during the days assigned. No early or late tests are allowed.
If you are sick and want to reschedule your exam appointment, you will need to submit a detailed doctor's note to Online Learning. After the note is reviewed by office staff, you will be contacted with an approval or denial of your request.
Please note that the submitted doctor's note must-without violating HIPAA regulations-provide a detailed explanation as to why the diagnosed condition renders you incapable of completing your exam; it should also indicate the number of days you will be incapacitated. A doctor's general request to excuse you from the exam will be automatically rejected as inadequate.
It is also important to point out that rescheduling requests submitted on Fridays do not leave enough time for review and approval; in these situations, you will need to either take the exam or risk not taking the exam, hoping for approval the following week once Online Learning has had sufficient time to review your request. Online Learning recommends you refrain from scheduling exams on Friday in order to avoid this type of situation.
No breaks are allowed during your testing session for any reason. If a student leaves the room, the proctor will end the testing session and the incident will be reported to the instructor and Online Learning. Therefore, you should prepare ahead of time to sit for the exam (normally two hours) without interruption. For example, you should use the restroom, get a drink of water, turn off your cell phone, etc., before beginning your exam. Once the session has begun, no requests to leave may be accommodated. These policies apply to proctored exams administered online as well: once you've started the exam, you cannot step away from the computer for any reason.
Via the Internet and your computer's webcam, you will be connected to a proctor during your exam. This proctor will monitor your testing area and your activities through your webcam and remote control of your desktop, which will allow the proctor to assist you with any questions or technical difficulties.
Sessions are not recorded unless something irregular occurs during the testing period. If something unusual occurs-for example, if a student looks at a cell phone-a video or screenshot may be taken so that the actions can be reported to the instructor and Online Learning for review.
Every proctor undergoes training and completes all proctoring activities at a dedicated center where they are supervised by ProctorU managers.
Testing appointments with ProctorU MUST be scheduled at least three days in advance. If appointments are scheduled late, they are subject to a late registration fee. You may also choose to make a last-minute appointment with ProctorU for an additional fee payable to ProctorU. Late and rescheduled appointments are subject to availability in the ProctorU schedule.
Since semester-based exams must be taken during a specified date range, it is your responsibility to know the dates and schedule your appointment accordingly. Failure to take your exam in the specified date range may result in a zero for the exam.
You can test your computer, webcam, and Internet connection at www.ProctorU.com/testitout/ and receive live technical support before your scheduled appointment. Hardwired internet connections will provide the most reliable internet connection for testing.
You are responsible for knowing ProctorU's technical requirements and ensuring that your computer meets them. You can review the technical requirements and test your computer's compatibility at proctoru.com/tech.php.
Technical issues are not a valid excuse for missing your exam, not completing it, or testing outside of the scheduled testing dates. You are strongly encouraged to schedule your testing appointment for earlier in the testing week; this will allow you time to reschedule if necessary.
No. If your course lists a ProctorU testing option for your exam and you live outside of the Reno/Sparks area, the exam must be taken online with ProctorU.
Students in the Reno/Sparks area may take exams in the Online Learning testing facility on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Make an appointment at least two weeks in advance as space at the Online Learning testing facility is limited. For students outside the Reno/Sparks area that need to take an exam without a ProctorU testing option, please call the testing center of any college or university near you. You may also ask a certified head librarian or a school principal or vice principal to proctor your exams. Once you locate a qualified proctor, fill out and submit the electronic test request form on your course site at least two weeks prior to your anticipated test date in order to allow ample time to process.
Testing space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate your exam if you don't have an appointment. If space allows and the exam can be accommodated, a $50 drop-in fee will be assessed to your MyNEVADA account.
All students must request and/or schedule each exam at least two weeks prior to the designated testing date. If you live within a reasonable distance of the University of Nevada, Reno, you may take the examination under the direct supervision of the University's Online Learning staff. However, space is limited, so if you do not schedule an appointment at least two weeks in advance, we may not be able to accommodate your desired testing date/time.
If you live outside the Reno/Sparks area and are taking an exam without a ProctorU testing option, you must locate an acceptable proctor and submit your proctor request form at least two weeks prior to your exam date. If you have not allowed ample time for your exam to be mailed, you must request that it be sent express mail (FedEx or UPS). Exams will not be faxed or emailed to your proctor. The cost to have your exam expedited is $60 for each exam.
Since semester-based exams must be taken during a specified date range, it is your responsibility for knowing the dates and planning accordingly. Failure to schedule your exam appointments or arrange for a proctor with adequate notice may result in a zero for the exam.
Online Learning is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus in room 225 of the Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia Street. A metered parking lot is located next to the building off of Eleventh Street. The parking meters for this lot allow up to four hours for parking (be sure to give yourself extra time on the meter for check-in at your appointment time and any unforeseen testing delays).
Students are advised to purchase a one-day parking permit from Parking Services to avoid metered parking and alleviate any parking concerns the day of the exam. Permits allow students to park in UNR's West Stadium Complex and Whalen Complex. Visit www.unr.edu/parking for more information. Online Learning is not responsible for any parking tickets that might be received while testing at our facility.
No. This is an unreasonable request for students to make, whether they are asking their professor in a classroom, their proctor, or the Online Learning staff.
Since every student's situation is unique and locations and proctors may change, students taking exams with an off-site proctor must request each exam two weeks before the desired test date, regardless of whether or not the proctor is the same. Exams are never automatically sent.
Summer Session has a flat undergraduate and graduate per-credit rate. Please see the "Summer Session Fees and Refunds" page for more information.
No, out-of-state tuition is not assessed during Summer Session.
Yes, a significant amount of money is set aside for summer aid. Please see the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information and application deadlines.
Summer Session offers a lineup of outstanding courses such as Yoga, Triathlon Training, Digital Media I, History of Dance, Japan: Its Culture, American Sign Language, Vietnam: Conflict and Consequences, International Human Rights, and many other required and CORE courses.
Yes, residential housing is available during the summer, so you can live on campus and take classes!
Students can earn three credit hours in three weeks in Mini Session, which ends in early June and leaves the remainder of the summer for work or an internship. First Session is over by the second week of July, still allowing students almost six weeks before having to return to campus.
Fees are always due the business day before the class starts.
No, deferred payment is not an option during Summer Session.
You will be dropped from your class for nonpayment. If you want to reenroll in the class after you have been dropped for nonpayment, you will need to go through a reinstatement process, which costs an additional $175.00
The UNR Southern Office offers both the Accuplacer and writing exam for students who wish to challenge their placements. Please call (702) 940-5416 for more information.
College-level math and English classes are core curriculum courses that are required for every undergraduate degree at the University. ENG 101, MATH 120, and MATH 126 fall under this distinction. MATH 120 is required for most liberal arts majors, while MATH 126 is required for most science, engineering, business, and health sciences majors. Please see your advisor to find out which classes are required for your particular major.
Your SAT or ACT scores will determine into which math class you'll be placed.
You can either retake the ACT or SAT and get a higher score or you can take alternate placement exams offered by the Math Department and Core Writing Program. For more information, please visit the Freshman Start page.
Yes, these classes will transfer from another school in the Nevada System of Higher Education. Visit the Transfer website for more information.
Students can take the Accuplacer as an alternative placement test into math. More information on the Accuplacer can be found at the Math Center.
For an alternative for placing into English, students can submit writing samples according to the guidelines on the Core Writing website and click on the Core Writing tab.
To find your advisor, please visit the Academic Central's directory.