Jul 20, 2024  
2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult and Online Education Programs

NOTE – Candidates for admission to one of Campbell University’s extended campuses (RTP, Bragg, Lejeune, CU Online) should contact the location they wish to attend.



Policies for Main Campus Students enrolling in courses offered by Adult Education and Online Courses

Main campus students may, depending on availability and certain criteria, enroll in courses at one of Campbell’s extended campuses and/or online courses offered by the Online Education program.  The following conditions apply:


1.  The requested course will not be available on the main campus during the semester in which the Adult and Online Education course is requested.  Furthermore, the student must demonstrate that the requested course is necessary for a timely graduation.

2.  Main campus students wishing to take courses at one of the extended campuses must first complete an Approval to Take Campbell University Adult and Online Education Courses which require signatures from the student’s adviser, the Department Chair for the course discipline, and then the representative of the extended program campus when accompanied by a completed registration form for classes at that campus.  During the Summer Term only the adviser needs to sign. 

3.  A main campus student may enroll for no more than two courses per semester through Adult and Online Education, or combination thereof. 

4.  If a student enrolls for six (6) or more semester hours on main campus and additional semester hours through Adult and Online Education during a semester such that he is registered for at least 12 hours, the student is considered a full time, main campus student and must pay the full time main campus student tuition and applicable fees.

5.  The maximum number of combined hours from all campuses during any semester may not exceed 18.5 hours.

6.  International students must obtain permission from the office of International Admissions prior to enrolling for any courses offered through Adult and Online Education.

Policies for Students Taking Courses Offered Through Online Education

In accord with the definition of the Commission on Colleges, the University defines online education as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. An online course may employ correspondence study, or audio, video, or computer technologies. Any course in which more than 49% of the course is offered with the instructor and the student not in the same place shall be clearly identified as an online education offering. These courses are offered as online courses through the University’s Department of Online Education and Campbell University Online.


The University is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer online programs.


All of the University’s online offerings are to be channeled through the University’s Department of Online Education. The role of the Department of Online Education is to provide training and administrative oversight to the range of matters required for online education. To be offered, all online courses must have approval of the appropriate deans.


Policies for Students Taking Courses Online

1. Cumulative: Students may take no more than 49% of the semester credit hours for the degree online. This means that for the associate degree requiring 62 semester hours, no more than 30 semester hours can be completed online. For the bachelor’s degree requiring 124 semester hours, no more than 60 semester hours can be completed online. These limits of 30 and 60 are the maximum allowable hours of online courses, taking into account core curriculum and majors hours combined.


2. Core Curriculum: A full range of general education core courses may be made available and taken through online courses, as long as the maximum allowance of 49% for each student degree is not violated.


3. Transfer Students: Regardless of the number of hours accepted in transfer, students will not be allowed to complete through online more than 49% of their semester hours taken with Campbell.


4. Main Campus Students: Main campus students wishing to take online courses must first complete an Approval to Take Campbell University Online Courses form which requires signatures from the student’s adviser and the Department Chair for the course discipline, and then present the form to the Department of Online Education office on 79 Bolton Rd. to be registered for a course. These forms may be obtained on the Adult & Online Education website under Academics at www.campbell.edu.


5. Exception for Online Students: Students pursuing a fully online degree are not restricted by the above policies.

Online Education Attendance/Course Participation Policy

Campbell University believes that students must attend class in order to attain the course learning outcomes. The expectation for students in blended or online courses is no different in this regard than for traditional courses. The University attendance policy found in the Undergraduate Studies Bulletin requires students to attend at least 85% of the classes held in order to receive academic credit for a course. 


Though with a different delivery mode and different definition of participation, the same class attendance/course participation expectations hold for blended or online courses. Student attendance in blended or online courses is defined as active and consistent participation in the course as described in the individual course syllabus. Online and blended courses will, at a minimum, have weekly requirements for student participation which can be documented by any or all of the following methods:

  • Completion of tests     
  • Submission/completion of assignments as specified by the professor/instructor         
  • Communication with the professor/instructor 

Students in online or blended courses must demonstrate their participation by the last day of the published add/drop period for the term or semester in order to verify their enrollment. Students who fail to maintain active participation in an online or blended course will not receive credit for the course.