College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Permission to Enroll in Online Courses

To request permission for enrollment into an online course for summer 2017 or fall 2017 please complete the following:

Online Course Enrollment Request Form.

DO NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE ATTEMPTED TO ENROLL.

There are available spots in online courses for non-online students. You need to attempt to enroll during your enrollment time before seeking this permission.

To Complete the Form You Will Need:

  • Your KUID number
  • Course prefix and number, class number, semester offered. Here is a guide for how to correctly identify the course information
  • Check that you meet the stated pre-requisites for the course as noted in the course description
  • You will need to complete the form for each online course you are requesting permission for

Requests will be reviewed as follows:

Summer 2017 Enrollment Request Review Dates:

  • Initial permission requests will be reviewed on April 24th
  • The last day to submit a request for enrollment is May 18th
  • Any requests received after April 24th will be reviewed on May 19th
  • As of May 22nd any spots not already taken will be made available for open enrollment
  • Click here for a list of courses with plenty of availability as of Stop Day

Fall 2017 (first 8-week and full semester) Enrollment Request Review Dates:

  • Initial permission requests will be reviewed on April 24th
  • The last day to submit a request for enrollment is July 27th
  • Reviews of additional enrollment requests will occur on May 19th, June 30th, and July 28th
  • As of August 4th any spots not already taken will be made available for open enrollment

Fall 2017 (second 8-week) Enrollment Request Review Dates:

  • Initial permission requests will be reviewed on April 24th
  • The last day to submit a request for enrollment is October 1st
  • Reviews of additional enrollment requests will occur on May 19th, June 30th, July 28th, September 11th, and October 2nd
  • As of October 9th any spots not already taken will be made available for open enrollment

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the enrollment process for online courses.

1. Why do I have to request this special permission for an online course?
Spots in online courses are reserved for students in our fully online degree programs because online courses are their only option to earn their degree.
2. What criteria will be used to determine who gets a spot in an online course?
Priority is given first to fully online degree program students, Edwards campus students, and those with graduation hardships. We will do our best to prioritize requests for access to online courses to accommodate schedule conflicts, but those requests are not guaranteed.
3. Why will it take a while before I receive an answer to my request?
In order to make sure we are fairly prioritizing requests, we have strategically chosen points in the enrollment cycle to review these requests. Online program students often begin in their program at the minimester (March in spring, or October in the fall), so we must keep spots reserved until approximately two weeks prior to the start of each 8-week term.
4. Is there someone I can talk to about my request?
There is a space in the request form to indicate your circumstances that require you to enroll in an online course, please be as detailed as possible. If you have questions about the process that are not addressed on this website you can email thecollegeonline@ku.edu.
5. Can I just contact the instructor for this course to get around this process?
If you contact an instructor for access to their online course they will route you back to this process. If an instructor has specifically recommended this online course to you they can email us at thecollegeonline@ku.edu and you should include that information in the request form.

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