Semester-based online courses are offered through Online, Summer, and Winter Sessions (OSW) These courses have a specified start date and end date to the course. Assignments are due at specific times throughout the semester. In an Ole Miss Online semester course, you progress through the course in a group with your classmates online according to the University's semester calendar. Students complete the course work and exams using the online learning platform Blackboard.
Fall Semester: Late August to mid-December
Winter Intersession: Early January
Spring Semester: Late January to mid-May
May Intersession: Mid-May
Summer Session I: June
Summer Session II: July
Summer Session Full: June-July
Self-pased online courses are offered through iStudy@OleMiss. You can enroll in these courses any time of the year and take between six weeks and twelve months to complete the work. You move through the course at your own pace rather than progressing with a group of classmates. However, if you elect to use an iStudy course to qualify for federal aid, you must adhere to semester enrollment and completion deadlines. iStudy offers both print-based and online courses; only the online courses appear on this website. To see a complete listing of iStudy@OleMiss courses, click HERE.
Taking an online course will enter you into a "virtual classroom," allowing interactive discussions with your instructor and classmates. It is important to access your online site on a regular basis to meet course requirements.
Online courses are developed and taught by the University of Mississippi academic departments. As an online student, you complete a similar amount of work and receive the same credit as you would in on-campus courses. Your work is graded according to the same standards established for on-campus courses.
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