- If seeking financial assistance, initiate the application/renewal process as soon as possible
- Register for classes at your earliest opportunity! (my.usi.edu)
- Print and keep a copy of your class schedule; locate your classrooms ahead of time
- Have a copy of your class schedule with you when purchasing books; order books online at www.usi.edu/campusstore
- Pay your bill on time! Bills are not mailed; you will be notified by email when an online statement is available
- If living on campus, request/finalize your University housing assignment
- Make any schedule changes now—don't wait until the first week of classes; save time, don't stand in line, go online (my.usi.edu)
- Check your USI email account regularly for important University correspondence (my.usi.edu)
Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to the registration process to ensure timely completion of their academic goals. For more information, visit www.usi.edu/acadadv.
Prior to the priority registration period, any undergraduate degree-seeking student with a cumulative USI grade point average less than 2.00 will have a registration hold placed on their record. A student receiving this registration hold must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration for the next semester to formulate a plan for improving academic performance.
If you live or work on Evansville's east side, downtown Evansville, or in Warrick County, USI courses may be right around the corner! Each spring and fall, many courses (many meeting Core 39 requirements) are offered at the following off-campus locations:
- Eastside–National Guard Armory, 3300 E. Division St. (typically Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays)
- Downtown–Innovation Pointe, 318 Main St. (typically upper-level or graduate classes)
- Warrick County–Castle High School, Hwy. 261, Newburgh (typically one night a week, Monday through Thursday)
For directions, maps, and parking information for these off-campus sites, visit www.usi.edu/nearby. Several other off-campus locations are utilized from time to time; log on to myUSI to Look Up Classes by campus (Main, Distance Education, Off-Campus).
Each semester, a number of courses are offered via Distance Learning. For a listing of distance learning classes, log on to myUSI and search by campus type or visit www.usi.edu/distance for additional information.
USI students follow the appropriate registration schedule to enroll in USI Distance Learning courses. Distance learning courses are designated by a section number beginning with an ".N" and the second character provides additional delivery information:
||Internet-based, some required classroom attendance
||Internet and other media such as CD-ROM
||Internet and required videoconference attendance at remote locations
||Internet and videotape/DVD rental/podcast
NOTE: Distance learning sections may require proctored exam times. It is the student's responsibility to locate a proctor and/or proctoring site to fulfill the course requirements. Consult your course syllabus or contact the instructor to determine if exam proctoring is required.
With academic advisor approval, students may enroll in courses at our partner institutions through the Indiana College Network (ICN). Because ICN distance learning courses require coordination between campuses, students are encouraged to initiate the registration process during priority registration in November. The ICN pre-registration process for spring 2015 must be completed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7. Students who wish to drop/withdraw from an ICN course are required to submit a course drop request on the ICN website (www.icn.org). For further details about distance learning courses, visit www.usi.edu/distance.
Online Student Readiness Assessment
If you are curious about your readiness level for online learning success, the Department of Distance Learning offers a free online assessment tool (a $25 value) for students to learn about their readiness level before making a decision to take an online course or join an online degree program. Log on to Blackboard and enter the course site "FREE Distance Learning Student Readiness Assessment" to get started with the assessment. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. If you do not see this course on Blackboard or have any question about this assessment, contact the Department of Distance Learning at 812-228-5124 for assistance.
Online Student Support Services
The Department of Distance Learning offers various services to support students' online learning success:
- Exam Proctoring Services - Free exam proctoring services is available for online students every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Scanning Facility - students can access a scanner to covert the paper-based document into a PDF file in the Distance Learning Walk-in Center (FA 46); hours of operation can be found at wwww.usi.edu/distance.
- Technical Support - Distance Learning students receive technical assistance by sending calling 812-465-1080 or emailing IT@usi.edu.
Eligible continuing and non degree-seeking or guest graduate students are scheduled for priority registration by their graduate program. If you previously were enrolled as a graduate student but have not attended for two or more consecutive fall/spring semesters, you must submit an online application to Graduate Studies. Online applications may be found at www.usi.edu/graduatestudies. New students must be deemed eligible by Graduate Studies and accepted to a graduate program by the close of business on the Friday prior to the start of the term. New graduate students are eligible for priority registration beginning the second week only (on/after November 10). The Graduate Studies Office is located on the first floor of the Robert D. Orr Center, Rm. 1060. Office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.
Students wishing to enroll in both graduate and undergraduate courses in the same term must have completed an application for graduate admission. Once admitted, you should enroll in the graduate course(s) before the undergraduate course(s).
Quick Guide to Accessing Online Registration
- Log on to myUSI (my.usi.edu) by entering your USERNAME and PASSWORD
- Click on the Self Service icon on the dashboard
- Student takes you to the main Student Services menu
- From the Registration link, you can:
— view your Registration Status and check for holds
— search courses by discipline, day, time, etc. (Look Up Classes)
— check course seat availability (Look Up Classes)
— register for a term (Add or Drop Classes)
— revise your schedule (Add or Drop Classes)
— view your schedule (Concise Student Schedule, Student Detail Schedule)
Don't forget to print your class schedule before logging out!