Baylor is offering to undergraduate students in good standing the opportunity to enroll in classes offered by Semester Online. Enrollment will begin September 19 for Spring 2014 classes.
Semester Online is a cutting-edge program offering rigorous, for-credit online classes from a consortium of prestigious colleges and universities. That means that students can access great professors and institutions as they intern, travel, participate in off-campus research programs or manage personal commitments that in the past would have meant putting studies on hold. The institutions providing courses include Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Baylor is a Semester Online Charter Affiliate. As an affiliate member, Baylor students are afforded many of the same privileges and enrollment preferences as consortium students. For example, Baylor undergraduate students may register for classes at the same time as consortium students and will not need to submit official transcripts during the admission process. Additionally, Baylor will have representation at consortium symposia to discuss issues related to delivering high quality online classes in higher education and will have access to all research data generated from the Semester Online program.
All Semester Online courses are 3 credits and may be used to fulfill requirements in accordance with the University’s policy on transfer credit and the course equivalencies that have been approved. The institution teaching the course will provide the course credit, which may then be transferred to Baylor.