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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Correspondence Study

The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) offers undergraduate courses for college credit through correspondence study. DCE provides flexible educational opportunities for students who have

  • conflicting schedules,
  • to meet general education or writing and math requirements,
  • to meet course prerequisites,
  • a desire for professional development or personal enrichment.

UF students must have their college's approval and must meet with an adviser before enrolling in a correspondence study course. No more than six semester hours of correspondence credit can apply toward a UF degree.

Students can enroll for courses by mail, fax, in person or online. Registering for correspondence courses does not require a transcript of previous academic work and the student does not need to apply for or be admitted to the University of Florida to earn college credit. Correspondence study provides continuous enrollment and does not follow UF's academic calendar.

Once enrolled, students have 16 weeks from the date of enrollment (the equivalent of one semester) to complete their course work. If the course work has not been completed after 16 weeks, a grade of "H" (deferred) will be assigned. If more time is needed to complete the course, an additional 16 weeks will be permitted. Should the course remain incomplete at the end of the second 16-week period, an "I" (incomplete) grade will be assigned. After an "I" has been recorded on the student transcript, it can be changed only with special permission from the instructor. If the "I" is not changed, it will be calculated in the studentís GPA as a failing grade ("E") in compliance with university policy.

Courses are available in print or online, and often include an interactive CD-Rom. Students can contact DCE at 352-392-1711 or