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Health Requirements

In any one semester the following applies: For anyone taking solely online courses, the University mandated health requirement will be waived. However, if you take any courses in person, you must complete the state and University mandated health requirements. Not doing so will prevent you from registering for additional courses or receiving your grades. You can find the health requirements at the Student Health Service website www.easternct.edu/health/, click on “Health Entrance Requirements.”

Course Cancellation

A course may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The decision to cancel is usually made one week prior to the beginning of a course. The Deans of the appropriate schools reserve the right to cancel a course or to make necessary schedule changes.

Credit Course Limit

Fall/Spring
A student can take a maximum of 11 credits per term without formal admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. Any student carrying fewer than 12 credits is a “part-time” student in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning.

Summer
During the summer, a student can take a maximum of 12 credits overall for the entire summer without special permission from the Program Adviser in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning. Credit limits for Summer Sessions are: (a) through the end of Summer Session A, students may take up to seven (7) credits; (b) during Summer Sessions B & C, students may take up to seven (7) credits. Note: a student enrolled in Summer Session C (three weeks) may not also enroll in an overlapping week long, intensive course. The Program Advisor of the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning may approve a registration for up to three additional credits for a total of 15 credits provided that the student is in good academic standing.

WinterSession
During Winter Session, a student may enroll for a maximum of four (4) credits. In rare instances, a student can be given permission by the Program Adviser in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning to enroll for up to a total of seven (7) credits for the entire Winter Session provided that: (a) the courses are offered sequentially; and (b) the student completed the first course with a grade B or higher, or the student’s overall GPA is in good academic standing.

Approval of the Program Adviser is required before registrations will be processed by the Registrar’s Office.

Final Grades

Grade reports are not mailed to students.

Access eWeb, http://eWeb.easternct.edu. Click “Login”; Enter your User ID (Student ID); Enter your PIN; Select mid-term or final grades from the menu. Note, if this is your first log-on, your pin was initialized as your DOB, in a MMDDYY format (ex. 030681) or the last six digits of your Eastern ID. The system will immediately expire your PIN and request you change your PIN. Your new PIN must be a 6-digit number.

Connecticut State University

Policy Statement on Student Use of University Computer Systems and Networks

  1. University computer systems and networks are provided for student use as a part of the University academic program. Students are encouraged to become proficient in the use of computers as a means of enhancing their educational experience. However, widespread student use also necessitates certain rules of computer conduct. Computer misconduct can result in restrictions on or revocation of computer access privileges.
  2. University computer systems and networks constitute an expensive and valuable resource. The capacity of this resource to fulfill all the legitimate academic and administrative needs of students, faculty, and staff is limited.
  3. Student users have a responsibility to use University computer resources in an efficient, ethical, and lawful manner.
  4. The University has a right and a duty to protect its valuable computer resources and to restrict student access to uses that are strictly related to the students’ university related programs as well as reasonably limited in time. The University reserves the right to define what are unauthorized student uses.
  5. The Chief Computer Administrator or designee(s) at each University in the CSU System and at the System Office may monitor student user accounts, files and/or log-in sessions for appropriate management purposes. Such purposes include but are not limited to performing archival and recovery procedures, evaluating system performance, and ensuring system integrity and security.
  6. Upon identifying a violation of the policy which constitutes and immediate, clear danger to the University computer systems or networks the Chief Computer Administrator or designee(s) at each University and in the System Office may immediately limit or suspend a student’s access to University computer resources with immediate notification of charges and actions to the appropriate Chief Student Affairs Administrator or designee(s). This emergency suspension of computer use will then follow the student judicial procedures for “Interim Suspension” as provided in the CSU Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Procedures document.
  7. Violations of University computer policy which do not constitute an immediate, clear danger to the University computer systems or networks will be referred to the regular student disciplinary process.
  8. Student computer offenses, which are included as number 25 in the Appendix of Punishable Offenses in the CSU Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Procedures document are as follows:
    1. Unauthorized use of University computers and/or peripheral systems and networks;
    2. Unauthorized access to University computer programs or files;
    3. Unauthorized alteration or duplication of University computer programs or files;
    4. Any deliberate action to disrupt the operation of University computer systems which serve other members of the University community, including all networks to which University computers are connected;
    5. Use of University computer systems and networks for committing crimes, violating civil laws, or violating University rules.
  9. UNAUTHORIZED USES for students include but are not limited to the following:
    1. Computer games which are not assigned course work;
    2. Development or transmitting of chain letters;
    3. Entering or transmitting of commercial advertisements or solicitations;
    4. Entering or transmitting of political campaign material relating to elections to be held outside the University;
    5. Entering or transmitting of obscene material;
    6. Sexual harassment or other forms of harassment aimed at others or otherwise threatening others;
    7. Sharing ones own computer account with others or using another person’s accounts;
    8. Violation of copyright laws or using or copying software in ways that violate the terms of the license;
    9. Entering or transmitting computer viruses or any form of intentionally destructive programs;
    10. Intentional disruption of network services;
    11. Connecting any device to the network without permission;
    12. Copying, modifying, replacing, or deleting any other user’s account or any software used for system management;
    13. Harming University computer equipment;
    14. Uses which violate rules developed at each University which are necessitated by facilities limitations or other circumstances unique to each University.

Summer/Winter Course Cancellation Policy

A course may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The decision to cancel is usually made one week prior to the beginning of the course. Every effort is made by the University to inform students of such cancellations.

When to Register for EasternOnline courses

Current policy is that Students can register for an EasternOnline course up to the day before the course starts.

If students wish to register on the first day of class or later, they need instructor permission.

Lead time is required to enable students to access online courses.

See Dates on Academic Calendar

To drop an EasternOnline course

  1. Print out and complete an Initial Add & Drop Form (PDF).
  2. Fax the completed form to the Registrar’s Office at (860) 465-4382
  3. No grade will be recorded.

To withdraw from an EasternOnline course

  1. Print and complete the withdrawal form. (DOC), collect required signatures. Submit form to the Registrar’s office for processing.
  2. Follow-up with the Registrar’s Office to make sure the withdrawal was processed.
  3. If you are having difficulties obtaining the required signature or are past the withdrawal date, please contact Arielle Rose at 860-465-0476.

    Prerequisite Course Policy

    The prerequisite requirement for a course identifies prior courses or experience expected to provide the background necessary to successfully complete that course. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy prerequisites prior to registering for a course. If the student has not taken the prerequisite course either at Eastern or an equivalent course at another college or university, written permission from the department chair or the course instructor is required to register for the course. You may not be able to register over the web if you do not have a prerequisite. Call the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning for assistance: (860) 465-0206.