Distance Education

Internet Courses

What is an Internet course?

With the growing demand of students and faculty nationwide, Rowan-Cabarrus has developed a strategy to provide complete degrees, diplomas, and certificates online. Internet students receive course instruction through the use of online content, email, and textbooks.

Internet students complete their courses without on-campus meetings, although instructors may require on-campus testing. Before beginning Internet courses, however, students are required to meet specific academic and skill prerequisites. The start and end dates of all courses are listed at the top of the syllabus, which will be provided online (Blackboard) within the course site. You will not have access to the course until its official start date.

Steps to Taking an Internet Course

I. Qualify by Meeting Requirements & Prerequisites

II. Register and Pay

  • For more information on applying to the college, registering for classes, or paying tuition and fees, please visit the student success website.

III. Access Your Class

Internet courses follow the regular semester schedule. Students should refer to their class schedule for class start dates. Students are expected to access their course (via Blackboard) on the first day of class (start date) to receive instructions and begin their coursework. Courses are not self-paced.

Important: Each Internet course contains an Enrollment Verification Assignment (EVA), located in the Start Here area of the course. The deadline to complete the EVA will be communicated by your instructor via email or Blackboard. Additional course content may not be accessed until completion of the EVA. To ensure access to course content and continued course enrollment, complete the EVA on the first day of class.

Regardless of any other work you may have completed in the course, not completing the EVA by the due date will:

  • Result in your being administratively withdrawn from the course.
  • Result in your tuition and fees adjusted accordingly. If you are receiving financial aid, we recommend you contact a financial aid representative.

IV. Participate

  • Use your college email account for all email communication.
  • Meet assignment and testing deadlines set by the instructor.
  • Spend an average of two hours or more per course credit hour each week on coursework.
  • Actively participate in the course and maintain weekly contact with the instructor.
  • Adhere to the testing requirements of the instructor.

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