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Academic Alternative Programs - Distance learners will find a guide for busy students who wish to explore the various flexible and convenient non-traditional course delivery options offered by the Alternative Learning division. This source will also lead you to our Field and Interdisciplinary based course offerings.

Center for Independent Learning (CIL) - This is a link to the CIL web site and our course descriptions and course codes of our flexible learning course offerings. Here you can review the descriptions of our different mixed-media courses that are delivered by independent study. The schedule includes the upcoming course offerings with their five digit codes that you use to register. Prior to registering you are encouraged to learn more about our different course delivery formats in the CIL. Full-service off-campus CIL's are located in Bloomingdale, Lombard, Naperville and Westmont.

COD Internet Course offerings This is a gateway to our "COD Online" web pages where you can review our growing number of Internet delivered courses including the course syllabi. You can gain some general information about the courses and determine if you are a good candidate for this type of on-line learning. Included is an explanation of the technical requirements of the hardware and software needed by the on-line learner to enroll for an Internet delivered course through the Center for Independent Learning and an FAQ Section. You can link to our Online Faculty and Support Services by e-mail.

Are you a good candidate for Independent Study Courses? Successfully completing an independent study based course requires that you are well organized and use a structured approach to learning. You also must possess the self-motivation and self-directiveness needed to not procrastinate but essentially teach yourself the subject matter using a variety of mixed-media course materials while you communicate with your instructor who acts as a facilitator and guide. You can use a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to get some basic information about these courses and services. You are strongly encouraged to take a brief on-line self-assessment to help you determine if you are a good candidate for this type of course delivery.


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