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Time Considerations

Completing a K-16 Education Center Distance Course

All courses have a time limit of 150 days. You have 150 days from the date of enrollment to complete a course, including taking the final exam.

You have the flexibility to enroll at a time that is convenient for you and set your own study schedule. If you feel competent and motivated to complete a course quickly, our program allows you to follow an accelerated schedule.

When one course level normally precedes another, enroll in the courses in sequential order.

During holiday periods, semester breaks, or summer break, please note that instructors on vacation are not replaced with substitutes unless the instructor will be away longer than two weeks.

To meet graduation deadlines, keep the following in mind:

  • Be sure that all assignments have been turned in and that grades have been awarded for 70 percent of the course assignments (“Incomplete” and “Redo” are not considered awarded grades.) before applying to take the final exam.
  • The final exam should be taken at least three weeks prior to the date you need to have the grade recorded in order to allow time for grading and mailing.

When you have a graduation date in mind, time is of the essence. For example, if you plan to graduate in May 2015 and you enroll in a course on Dec. 3, 2014 the following timeline would apply:

  • December 3, 2014: Enroll in course with plans to graduate in May 2015
  • March 3, 2015: Final assignment deadline
  • March 24, 2015: Last day to take the final exam
  • April 15, 2015: Grades posted and sent to your school
  • May 2015: Graduation


April, May, and June: All high school seniors graduate in the spring, so it follows that we handle the greatest volume of activity during April, May, and June. Even with careful planning, students often end up with last-minute tasks such as class projects, assignments, or problems that require the attention of instructors and staff. Although we will do all we can to help you graduate on time, please be prepared for delays during this rush period.

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