May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Online Courses and Online Academic Programs


The University provides individual online courses and fully-online degree programs at the certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional endorsement level. Policies and procedures that govern them are included here. Students taking online courses either as a part of in-person program of study or for a fully-online degree should read the Online Student Handbook.

Students wishing to enroll in an online course or a fully-online degree program should consider the following:

  • Students attending the Campbellsville campus may take no more than two online courses (6 credit hours) per the fall or spring semester. There are no limits for winter and summer terms.
  • First-semester freshmen may not take online courses without approval of the advisor and vice president for academic affairs.
  • Online courses are condensed in time (typically 8 weeks), but not in content.
  • The attendance policy is enforced in all online courses.
  • A $75 fee (per online course) may apply, depending on the student’s academic program or enrollment status.
  • Coursework must be completed by posted deadlines regardless of participation in athletics or music ensembles.

Campbellsville University’s Online Course Attendance Policy

Bi-Term and 8-week Terms: Online students must participate weekly as defined by the professor in the syllabus. After one week (12.5%, 1/8th of the class) without meaningful activity within the course the student will be issued an official warning. After the second week (25%, 1/4th of the class) without meaningful activity within the course the student would fail the course and a WA would be recorded.

Responsibilities of the Online Students

The following items apply to the student in a fully-online degree or a taking an individual online course.

The student is responsible…

  1. To have consistent and easy access to a computer (Windows or Mac) with a reliable high-speed internet connection.
  2. For gaining access to online courses in the learning management system (LMS).
  3. To acquire all course materials (textbooks, software, etc.) in a timely manner.
  4. To know and abide by all applicable policies and procedures as prescribed in the Bulletin-Catalog, Online Student Handbook and individual course syllabi.
  5. For acquiring and maintaining the knowledge base needed to operate successfully in an online course/program.
  6. For communication to and from the instructor via the LMS and the CU student e-mail address.
  7. To access the online course regularly and complete course activities on time regardless of equipment/technology problems.
  8. For observing deadlines as stated on the academic calendar and in individual course syllabi.
  9. To communicate hardships with the advisor and instructor(s) immediately.
  10. For paying the online technology fee, if applicable.

A more detailed explanation of policies and procedures governing online courses and degrees is provided in the Online Student Handbook.