The School of Extended Learning (SEL) is committed to serving a diverse community of learners by designing and delivering educational programming through a variety of venues, both face-to-face and online. SEL extends the academic resources and services of Eastern Illinois University beyond traditional campus boundaries. Our learner and consumer-centric programming is designed to enhance educational and professional development opportunities for individuals and organizations alike.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, which is an undergraduate degree program geared toward nontraditional students. Credit classes are offered at area centers, including Danville Area Community College, Richland Community College, Lake Land College, Parkland College, Triton College, Forest View Education Center (2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Hts, IL) and University Center at Lake County (1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL). We provide a large number of contract-credit classes to a wide variety of constituents, both of a credit and non-credit nature, throughout the state of Illinois. We are also greatly expanding our online class offerings. Any requests for information should be forwarded to the School of Extended Learning.
Students who do not meet criteria required for admission to on-campus programs must be reviewed by the program director.
Students must meet the same criteria for admission to continuing education programs as is required for admission to on-campus programs.
Pre-enrollment in continuing education courses using the PAWS system is highly recommended. However, in a few cases, students may enroll up to the second class meeting, if space is available. See the off-campus continuing education web site at www.eiu.edu/adulted for complete details.
All tuition and fees are based upon student classification. Student costs are based upon the following:
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(Students should calculate tuition costs, textbook and continuing education fees.)
Scholarships – Waivers
Scholarships and fee waivers must be validated by the appropriate office prior to use in off-campus/online courses. Contact the School of Extended Learning for information regarding waivers.
Military Tuition Assistance
Military personnel should process their tuition assistance forms through their respective agency in advance of the registration date. No registration can be accepted without completed assistance forms.
Classification of Students
Undergraduate students are classified as follows:
Freshmen: 0-29 semester hours
Sophomores: 30-59 semester hours
Juniors: 60-89 semester hours
Seniors: 90 and above semester hours
Graduate students are those students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Schedule of Classes
The schedule of continuing education credit classes is available on our web site at www.eiu.edu/adulted/schedulehome.php. The summer schedule is also located in the university on campus class schedule.
Please address inquiries:
School of Extended Learning
2303 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Avenue
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
Web site: www.eiu.edu/adulted
Online, off-campus and hybrid degree programs of particular interest to the adult nontraditional learners can be found at: http://www.eiu.edu/adulted/offcampus.php.
Academy of Lifelong Learning
The mission of the Academy of Lifelong Learning is to help everyone embrace their own personal learning experience by offering free and low-cost classes, workshops, seminars, trips, clubs, and other engagement opportunities. We are committed to enriching the lives of our community members through advancement, development, relationship-building, and self-improvement. We welcome everyone from all walks of like to come on the learning journey with us.
Conferences, Institutes, and Workshops
The School of Extended Learning (SEL) is committed to facilitating high quality conferences, institutes, and workshops (both for-credit and non-credit). Each year, SEL collaborates with individuals, agencies, and organizations to develop and implement a wide variety of special courses and programs. SEL has a professional staff that provides expert program planning services. For more information, contact the School of Extended Learning at 217-581-5114.
The School of Extended Learning can develop special credit courses and workshops with educational and governmental agencies on a contractual basis. These special courses can be offered at locations convenient for the students involved. For more information, contact the School of Extended Learning at 217-581-5114.
Credit for Continuing Education Courses
Credit received in EIU courses taught by EIU faculty, whether face-to-face, online, on-campus, or off-campus, will be counted as credit in residence. Students may audit courses with permission of the instructor and with payment of the appropriate fees.
Technology Delivered Classes/Workshops
The School of Extended Learning is offering a growing number of classes via technology delivered modalities. For more information, contact the School of Extended Learning at 217-581-5114.