Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1861
Fayette, IA 52142-1861
Toll free phone: 800-553-4150 (daytime or after-hours voice mail)
Direct phone: 563-425-5252
Registration and Enrollment
The program features open enrollment and allows you to start in any one of our six terms each year. You can take up to six-months to complete your course.
Several options are available to register for an Independent Study course.
Register Online through myUIU: Go to https:/my.uiu.edu/ics. and follow the step by step instructions for course registration as listed on the student tab and also found under the student handouts portlet. All students are issued a username and password through their center/program after their first Upper Iowa University registration.
All Active Duty Military:
All other military personnel using military tuition assistance (MTA) will have their education officer approve the class and submit the completed TA form to the Center for Distance Education office. For those learners who do not use MTA through GoArmyEd, an approved copy of the MTA form must be supplied to the Center for Distance Education. All military tuition assistance forms must be received in the CDE office before the first day of the term. If you need assistance applying for Military Tuition Assistance, please contact your respective education office.
Helpful resources when applying for Military Tuition Assistance:
For students who may not have access to myUIU:
- Telephone: Call 800-553-4150 to register: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST.
- Mail: List your full name, UIU student number, complete address and contact information, course number and title on a piece of paper. Your registration should include your preferred version of the syllabus – print (hard copy) or PDF (electronic). Enclose with payment and mail to: Upper Iowa University, Integrated Enrollment Center, PO Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142. Include the name on the credit card to be used for tuition payment, the credit card type (Discover, MasterCard or VISA), the credit card number, three digit security code on back of card and expiration month and year.
Note: Payment is due at the time of registration either by check or credit card. Payment information is best given over the phone as e-mail is not a secure environment.
You have six months from the date of your enrollment to complete an independent study course. You should begin work on the course immediately upon enrollment and begin submitting lessons for grading and evaluation on a regular basis. If no course work has been submitted within the first 60 days, an administrative withdrawal will be processed. A steady work flow will assure your successful completion of the course in the least amount of time.
After your original six-month enrollment period has passed, you will be issued an incomplete and you will no longer have the option to withdraw from a course. You must finish the course or you will be issued a final grade based on the work submitted as compared to the total required.
Learners who have reached their six month end date and have made satisfactory progress toward course completion may receive one six-month extension for a fee of $50.00.
Note: Learners are considered less than half time during extension periods and are not eligible for student loan deferment.
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