Interested in taking a distance education course? Browse our course list of print and online offerings and phone 1.800.785.4226, or order online. Please note that our online ordering form does not yet indicate course format (print or online). Consult the course list before placing your order to confirm availability in your preferred format.
If you're considering a full distance education program, please review our DE Programs page and contact Admissions at 1.800.661.2425 (email@example.com).
For details about fees, payment methods, and refund policies, see our Distance Education Financial Information page.
Timeframe and Workload
Students have 6 months to complete a DE course.
A 3-credit course will usually take 80-100 hours to complete. This means it will require around 3.5-5 hours per week for 24 weeks.
Students requiring additional time to complete a course can apply for a maximum of 2 two-month extensions or 1 four-month reinstatement. Extensions and reinstatements begin on the original course due date, not on the date the extension or reinstatement is requested. If a course is not completed by the end of the allowed extension period, re-enrollment will be required. See our Distance Education Financial Information page for extension and reinstatement fees.
Policies & Procedures
For comprehensive information about Distance Education policies and procedures, please see the DE Academic Guide.
Prairie Distance Education staff are happy to answer your questions and assist you in any way we can. Email us at Distance.Ed@prairie.edu or call 1.800.785.4226.