Information on this page applies to enrollments in Self-Paced Online Correspondence courses after July 1, 2013.

Click here for information regarding enrollments prior to July 1, 2013.


The Self-Paced Online Courses Program

Formerly known as Independent Study

These web-based courses allow students to set their own paces, rather than following structured learning environments led by faculty or instructors. You are not required to be admitted to the YOU of A to take a self-paced course.


5 things you should know before requesting enrollment in a Self-Paced course

Difference between self-paced courses and traditional courses

  • Self-paced courses allow students to take web-based correspondence courses at their own paces, rather than following a structure set by faculty and instructors. You are not required to be admitted to the YOU of A to take an self-paced course, and you cannot earn a degree by taking only self-paced courses.
  • Traditional online courses provide a structured learning environment that is led by a faculty member or instructor, who sets the pace for the class. Although you may not be required to meet online at a set time, you will have assignment due dates, structured interaction with classmates, and other deadlines set out by the course syllabus. You must be admitted as a YOU of A student to enroll in online courses, and you can earn a degree by taking only online courses.

Sessions

  • There are 20+ sessions per calendar year in which students may request enrollment. Session start and end dates and dates on which Requests for Enrollment may be submitted are outlined on the Self-Paced Course Calendar.
  • Three sessions per year will be reserved exclusively for students enrolling under financial aid guidelines.
  • With the exception of the summer “financial aid” session, all sessions will be 12 weeks in length.
  • Students will be enrolled on a space-available basis in the order in which Requests for Enrollment are received.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

  • Three financial aid sessions are available each year, and are reserved for students who will use any type of aid (including scholarships, loans, grants) to cover costs of their Self-Paced Course and/or students who need the credit hours from their Self-Paced Courses to maintain eligibility for any type of aid, including the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship.

"I will have finished a four-year degree in three years while going to school very part-time and raising two toddlers. A lot of that success has to do with my having access to so many non-traditional options. I couldn't have done this without you guys. Thanks."

Angela Watson
Bachelor of Science in Education in Childhood Education -
May 2014 graduation

Contacts for Self-Paced Courses

800.638.1217

479.575.3647


Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition $130 per credit hour
  • Fees $25 per credit hour
  • Textbooks are not included in the costs above

Enrollment Requests

Self-Paced Course Calendar


Now accepting enrollment for...


Select a session start date below to view important deadline information and to access the enrollment request form for the selected session. Take care to note the date on which we will begin and stop accepting enrollment requests for each session.

Start Dates:

Enrollment Start Date 3/10/14
Enrollment End Date 5/30/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 2/3/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 2/21/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 3/9/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 3/17/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 3/19/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 3/25/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 4/3/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 4/11/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 4/19/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 4/27/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 5/2/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 5/30/14
Enrollment Start Date 4/7/14
Enrollment End Date 6/27/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 3/3/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 3/21/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 4/6/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 4/14/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 4/16/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 4/22/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 5/1/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 5/9/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 5/17/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 5/25/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 5/30/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 6/27/14
Enrollment Start Date 4/21/14
Enrollment End Date 7/11/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 3/17/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 4/4/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 4/20/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 4/28/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 4/30/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 5/6/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 5/15/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 5/23/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 5/31/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 6/8/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 6/13/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 7/11/14
Enrollment Start Date 5/5/14
Enrollment End Date 7/25/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 3/31/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 4/18/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 5/4/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 5/12/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 5/14/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 5/20/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 5/29/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 6/6/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 6/14/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 6/22/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 6/27/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 7/25/14
Enrollment under
financial aid / scholarship
guidelines only.
Enrollment Start Date 5/27/14
Enrollment End Date 8/1/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 4/21/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 5/9/14
Fee adjustment deadlines listed below apply only to students who officially withdraw from all courses - including Self-Paced, on-campus, and distance education courses - in which they are enrolled for the term. These fee adjustment deadlines do not apply to dropping a Self-Paced course while remaining enrolled in any other courses.
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 5/26/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 6/2/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 6/4/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 6/8/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 6/15/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 6/22/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 6/29/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 7/5/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 7/11/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) n/a*
Enrollment Start Date 5/27/14
Enrollment End Date 8/15/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 4/21/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 5/9/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 5/26/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 6/3/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 6/5/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 6/11/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 6/20/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 6/28/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 7/6/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 7/14/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 7/21/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 8/15/14
Enrollment Start Date 6/9/14
Enrollment End Date 8/29/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 5/5/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 5/23/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 6/8/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 6/16/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 6/18/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 6/24/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 7/3/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 7/11/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 7/19/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 7/27/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 8/1/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 8/29/14
Enrollment Start Date 6/23/14
Enrollment End Date 9/12/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 5/19/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 6/6/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 6/22/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 6/30/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 7/2/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 7/8/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 7/17/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 7/25/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 8/2/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 8/10/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 8/15/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 9/12/14
Enrollment Start Date 7/14/14
Enrollment End Date 10/3/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 6/9/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 6/27/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 7/13/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 7/21/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 7/23/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 7/29/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 8/7/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 8/15/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 8/23/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 8/31/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 9/5/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 10/3/14
Enrollment Start Date 7/28/14
Enrollment End Date 10/17/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 6/23/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 7/11/14
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 7/27/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 8/4/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 8/6/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 8/12/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 8/21/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 8/29/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 9/6/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 9/14/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 9/19/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 10/17/14
Enrollment Start Date 8/11/14
Enrollment End Date 10/31/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 7/7/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 7/25/14
CURRENT University of Arkansas Students
Enrollment Request Form  
 
NON - University of Arkansas Students
Download Enrollment Request Form  
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 8/10/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 8/18/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 8/20/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 8/26/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 9/4/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 9/12/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 9/20/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 9/28/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 10/3/14
Last day to request enrollment extension (must qualify) 10/31/14
Enrollment under
financial aid / scholarship
guidelines only.
Enrollment Start Date 8/25/14
Enrollment End Date 11/14/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 7/21/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 8/8/14
Fee adjustment deadlines listed below apply only to students who officially withdraw from all courses - including Self-Paced, on-campus, and distance education courses - in which they are enrolled for the term. These fee adjustment deadlines do not apply to dropping a Self-Paced course while remaining enrolled in any other courses.
CURRENT University of Arkansas Students
Enrollment Request Form  
 
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 8/24/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 9/1/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 9/3/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 9/9/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 9/18/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 9/26/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 10/4/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 10/12/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 10/17/14
Last day to request enrollment extension
(must qualify)
11/14/14
Enrollment extension expires N / A
Enrollment Start Date 8/25/14
Enrollment End Date 11/14/14
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 7/21/14
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 8/8/14
CURRENT University of Arkansas Students
Enrollment Request Form  
 
NON - University of Arkansas Students
Download Enrollment Request Form  
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 8/24/14
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 9/1/14
Deadline to drop without "W" 9/3/14
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 9/9/14
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 9/18/14
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 9/26/14
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 10/4/14
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 10/12/14
Deadline to drop with "W" 10/17/14
Last day to request enrollment extension
(must qualify)
11/14/14
Enrollment extension expires N / A
Enrollment Start Date 9/8/2014
Enrollment End Date 12/5/2014
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 8/4/2014
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 8/22/2014
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 9/7/2014
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 9/15/2014
Deadline to drop without "W" 9/17/2014
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 9/23/2014
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 10/2/2014
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 10/10/2014
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 10/18/2014
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 10/26/2014
Deadline to drop with "W" 10/31/2014
Last day to request enrollment extension
(must qualify)
12/5/2014
Enrollment extension expires 2/27/2015
Enrollment Start Date 9/22/2014
Enrollment End Date 12/12/2014
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 8/18/2014
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 9/5/2014
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 9/21/2014
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 9/29/2014
Deadline to drop without "W" 10/1/2014
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 10/7/2014
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 10/16/2014
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 10/24/2014
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 11/1/2014
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 11/9/2014
Deadline to drop with "W" 11/14/2014
Last day to request enrollment extension
(must qualify)
12/12/2014
Enrollment extension expires 3/6/2015
Enrollment Start Date 10/20/2014
Enrollment End Date 1/16/2015
Begin Accepting Enrollment Requests 9/15/2014
Stop Accepting Enrollment Requests 10/3/2014
Deadline for 100% fee adjustment 10/19/2014
Deadline for 90% fee adjustment 10/27/2014
Deadline to drop without "W" 10/29/2014
Deadline for 80% fee adjustment 11/4/2014
Deadline for 70% fee adjustment 11/13/2014
Deadline for 60% fee adjustment 11/21/2014
Deadline for 50% fee adjustment 11/29/2014
Deadline for 40% fee adjustment 12/7/2014
Deadline to drop with "W" 12/12/2014
Last day to request enrollment extension
(must qualify)
1/16/2015
Enrollment extension expires 4/10/2015

Many self-paced courses require face-to-face proctored exams.

Students should take steps to ensure they have access to a suitable proctor prior to beginning coursework.


Examination Proctor Request Form

Exams: Students taking handwritten exams that do not require a computer may begin tests from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Global Campus on the downtown Fayetteville square. The office closes at 4:30 p.m. Students taking web-based exams that require a computer should schedule an appointment in advance by calling 479-575-3647 or 800-638-1217.