IUPUI offers numerous educational options outside the traditional classroom. These Distance Learning Delivery Systems are found at convenient locations, at times stretching over seven days and nights, and, in addition to regular course formats, are offered online, on TV, and through the U.S. mail. For more information on course and credit program options, see the Registrar Special Course Listings (http://registrar.iupui.edu/splashcln.html) or the IUPUI Community Learning Network at  www.cln.iupui.edu.

See also information about CUE (Consortium for Urban Education), http://registrar.iupui.edu/cue.html a group of Indianapolis colleges and universities that augments IUPUI's traditional -on campus courses. Students in some programs may be registered on more than one campus simultaneously. Check with either the school involved or the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Distance Learning

 IUPUI’s Community Learning Network (CLN) offers classes off campus year-round and on the weekends. Through television, CLN connects college-bound learners in metropolitan Indianapolis and central Indiana with the academic and technical resources at IUPUI. Lectures are delivered over public television, WFYI-TV Channel 20, Time Warner Channel 19, Comcast Cablevision Channel 39, or by videotapes purchased from the IUPUI Bookstore. Syllabi are offered online. Students interact with peers and faculty through computers, fax, telephone conferencing, and voice messaging systems. Students may complete all requirements for the School of Liberal Arts Associate of Arts and the School of Continuing Studies Associate of Arts in General Studies degrees through CLN. Each semester, new courses are offered over the Internet. Visit www.cln.iupui.edu for more information.

Internet and Online Courses

Increasingly, Internet programs are part of the way IUPUI offers classes. Internet programs use e-mail, the Internet, computer conferencing, and other Internet-based applications. Students often can complete program requirements without going to a learning center. Currently, course descriptions are online, and over 2,600 courses have their syllabi and, in some cases, all class materials online via Oncourse. 

Off-Campus Sites

In 1979, the nation's first major off-campus Learn and Shop College Credit Program began offering classes in the training rooms of major department stores in three suburban Indianapolis shopping centers and in area high schools. The program now teaches at two permanent sites: Glendale Mall and the Carmel Community Life and Learning Center. Students may satisfy the requirements for the School of Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree and the School of Continuing Studies Associate of General Studies by taking courses exclusively in off-campus locations. The Weekend College Office is located in the Enrollment Center, open Saturdays and Sundays during the fall and spring semesters. 

Correspondence Courses

IU's Independent Study Program offers numerous credit courses through home study. Instructors and students communicate in writing, by phone, or by e-mail. Students start these courses any time and complete them at their own pace. This flexibility is especially valuable to adult learners or people with swing-shift jobs, for whom regular classes are virtually impossible to attend. These courses, however, do not count toward a full- or part-time load for the purpose of financial aid. Students need to check with their academic units to determine which, if any, correspondence courses can be used to meet requirements for their degree programs. The Independent Study Program booklet is available in most school offices and by calling (800) 334-1011. For additional information, see Independent Study Program in the School of Continuing Studies section of this bulletin or the Web site scs.indiana.edu.

Indiana College Network (ICN)

This system delivers classes from seven Indiana universities and several independent colleges over satellite, intercampus television networks, the Internet, CD-ROM, or through correspondence. The ICN evolved from the earlier Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS), which delivered programs by satellite to 300 receiving sites. For information, visit www.icn.org.