2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 25, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Extended Learning

Distance Education Office

Indiana State University offers a variety of educational opportunities through distance education for both graduate and undergraduate work in single course or full degree program formats. These distance education courses are offered on-line via the Internet. A few, however, may require minimal visits to the ISU campus.

Distance courses:

  • Are the full equivalent of our campus programs,
  • Receive the same accreditation as campus programs, and
  • Are taught by ISU faculty.

ISU, however,  provides special resources for distance education students, including help with admission, registration, and financial aid. For specific details, visit the program’s Web site at http://www.indstate.edu/distance; contact the office’s services via email at ISU-distancestudent@mail.indstate.edu; or for admissions questions contact the Office of Admissions toll free at 800-GO-TO-ISU, or via e-mail at admissions@indstate.edu.

DegreeLink Program. DegreeLink is a baccalaureate degree-completion program designed to simplify the transfer of credit from other universities and colleges to a degree program at Indiana State University. DegreeLink offers students the flexibility of taking classes on campus or on-line. All students who wish to participate in the DegreeLink Program must declare a major upon admission to Indiana State University.

Eligibility: Students who have accumulated credit hours from accredited institutions or have earned articulated associate of science degrees (A.S.) or associate of applied science degrees (A.A.S.) may be eligible to enroll in DegreeLink programs. For information on articulation agreements, visit www.indstate.edu/transfer/articulations.htm.

Transfer of Credit: Transfer of credit depends on each student’s program of study, academic record, and the institution from which the credit is transferred.

For additional information on DegreeLink, call the Office of Admissions at 800-GO-TO-ISU or visit DegreeLink on the Web at http://www.indstate.edu/degreelink.


State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). www.alsde.edu.


Indiana State University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.


Indiana State University is registered in the state of Maryland and is in compliance with the requirements of the Education Article, Title II, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 13B.05.01. Policies and the process for Maryland students to submit complaints are found at www.indstate.edu/sci.


Indiana State University is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


Indiana State University is a non-profit corporation authorized by the state of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 1500 Valley River Dr., Eugene, Oregon 97401.


Indiana State University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Indiana State University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Master of Education in School Administration and Supervision – This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.