CAPS Undergraduate Electives
The electives program within the Liberal Studies Department enables students to complete the credit requirements they may need for graduation. These electives include classes that satisfy general education requirements as well as elective credit. Elective classes are offered in key locations or online and are scheduled to match the credit needs of our students in the various locations. Most elective classes are "enrollment driven," which means there must be at least six students registered for the class to meet.
A complete listing of electives and other pertinent information is published twice yearly and is distributed in November and June. The schedule is also available by accessing http://www.indwes.edu/Adult-Graduate/Undergraduate-Electives/Locations-and-Dates/. It is updated regularly. Elective courses can also be accessed through the IWU portal at http://myIWU.indwes.edu under the "Search for Classes" link.
Tuition and Fees - Tuition for on-site, online, and self-study elective courses is listed in the General Information section of the Electives Schedule. Book/material fees are listed in the course description section of the Electives Schedule. A late registration fee of $50 will be assessed if the registration is received after the registration deadline date. Tuition must be paid by the deadline date to ensure a seat in the class. The student will be withdrawn from the class if tuition is not received by the deadline date. Class registration closes two weeks prior to the start date.
Books and Materials - Textbooks and class materials will be shipped approximately one week before the class start date. A student who wishes to have materials sent to an address other than the home address should indicate the same on the electives registration form. If a student has not received the books a few days before the class start, he/she should call Textbook Distribution.
Registration - Class size is limited. Students should register early. Registration information can be found online at http://www.indwes.edu/Adult-Graduate/Undergraduate-Electives/Register-Now/ or in the twice-yearly Electives Schedule Booklet. Registration closes two weeks prior to the start date. Registrations submitted for on-site overlapping classes that meet on the same day will not be accepted.
Add-On Classes - Add-on classes may be arranged at on-site locations if a class is requested by at least six students. These classes are subject to enrollment, faculty, and site availability. To request an add-on elective class, complete the request form found in the Electives Schedule, at the Electives Web site, or contact the Electives Office at 765-677-2343 or 765-677-2507.
Class Meeting Times - Monday through Thursday classes meet from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Saturday classes meet from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Those groups adding on a class may specify a preferred meeting time other than those listed above.
Online Classes - Because Indiana Wesleyan University is dedicated to meeting the needs of the adult learner in today's society, Indiana Wesleyan University offers courses and programs via the Internet that are accessible from virtually any computer.
These online courses from Indiana Wesleyan University provide student access to a virtual classroom at any time, allow interactivity among participants and instructors, and provide schedule flexibility and timely completion of electives.
Students will complete one workshop (class session) per week, but may do so in asynchronous time (not necessarily at the same time as others). The courses are contained within the familiar five-week format, with specific beginning and ending dates, thereby allowing students to complete their electives in a timely fashion. Each course contains a complete syllabus and standardized assignments/activities for each workshop.
Within the Blackboard delivery system, navigation buttons provide ease of maneuvering throughout the course sections. E-mail allows students to communicate with the instructor, while electronic bulletin board capabilities allow students and instructor to post, share, and read threaded discussions, questions, and comments. Students must use Microsoft Word documents when submitting assignments.
Active links within the course material enable students to do additional research on the concepts presented. Built-in quizzes help students assess their understanding of the concepts being presented. Students are encouraged to complete an anonymous end-of-course evaluation form.
The schedule, course specifications, and other important information are available by accessing the Web page at http://www.indwes.edu/Adult-Graduate/Undergraduate-Electives/. Answers to frequently asked questions are also provided. Registration procedures and requirements for online courses are generally the same as those for onsite courses. Information may also be obtained by calling 1-800-621-8667 extension 2343.
Withdrawal/Refund - Official withdrawal from a course must be completed in order to avoid earning a failing grade and to receive a refund. The student must contact the Office of Student Services by e-mailing email@example.com to withdraw before the last class workshop. Notifying the instructor or other students, or simply not attending class does not withdraw the student from the class.
If a student withdraws two weeks before the course begins, all payments may be refunded.
If a student withdraws less than two weeks before the course begins, a $50 processing fee will be assessed. All outstanding balances must be cleared before future registrations will be approved.
Students who withdraw after the first class session will be assessed a $50 processing fee, 10 percent of the course tuition, and the book fee.
Students who withdraw after the second class session (or after the seventh day of an online course) will not be eligible for a refund. Withdrawal from an elective course may affect a student's financial aid. Call the Financial Aid Office for information.