- 2018-19 Term Start Dates: Fall − Sept. 4; Spring − Jan. 22; Summer − May 20 or June 10
- Extended Term: A new section begins on the 15th of each month. See Extended Term Dates and Deadlines.
- Eligibility: You don't have to be admitted to the U of M to take a course!
Join a community of motivated and independent learners who want to earn University of Minnesota credit through convenient online courses.
You can complete course credits you need for your degree or certificate or explore topics of interest without being admitted to a U of M program.
Most courses follow the same term timeline as campus-based courses and generally feature weekly assignments.
A few extended term courses are also offered. These are self-paced courses you complete over nine months.
Listed below are courses offered through CCAPS. For online courses system-wide, see online.umn.edu.
Partially v. Primarily v. Fully Online
Partially online or hybrid: A course that blends online and face-to-face delivery and has more than three face-to-face class sessions. When viewing course information, the section number will be 101.
Primarily online: A course where students are required to come to a physical location one to three times during a term. When viewing course information, the section number will be 201.
Fully online: Students will not be required to come to campus but may need to take an exam at a qualified exam site. When viewing course information, the section number will be 301.
- Admitted students | Follow standard registration processes.
- Students not admitted to a program | Visit One Stop's nondegree/guest student registration page for instructions.
|Term||Admitted Students||Students Not Admitted|
|Fall 2018||April 12||May 4|
|Spring 2019||November 14||December 8|
|Summer 2019||March 7||March 14|
Registrations are generally accepted for open courses until a few days after the start of the term. See the U's academic calendar for details.
For registration dates for extended term courses, see Extended Term Dates and Deadlines.
- Auditing a course
- Taking a course as a senior citizen
- Requesting disability accommodations
- Re-registering for a course where you earned an F or N | If you still want to earn credit, re-register in the most recent version of the course (and pay fees, tuition; buy texts; and completing assignments, exams). Both grades will show on your record; only the new one will be factored into your cumulative GPA.
- Taking a course with Regents Scholarship
- Taking a course as an international student. Rules differ for admitted and nonadmitted students. Consult International Student and Scholars Services.
The amount you will pay for your online course will depend on the course level and any associated fees.
- Undergraduate tuition: $502.25 per credit. See full tuition details.
- Graduate tuition: Varies by program of admission and residency. See full tuition details.
- Other costs: $27.00 per credit online fee + college fee + textbooks
Visit the One Stop website for complete course, college, and any additional fee information.
When your billing statement is ready, you'll receive an email (at your University email account). Your billing shows all charges (tuition, fees, bookstore, etc.) to your Student Account and due dates.
Frequently Asked Questions
The College offers a small number of online, self-paced courses that allow you up to nine months to complete. See Extended Term Dates and Deadlines for registration, term, cancellation, and refund dates; due dates for course payments; and change of grade base schedules.
Check with your college (or prospective college) adviser to verify that a course meets the specific requirements of your program or degree. Prospective U of M undergraduate students can contact Admissions.
For term-based courses, yes. Visit the College's Financial Aid page for details. Extended-term courses are not eligible.
Cancel your registration officially to avoid receiving a grade of F or N. The conditions of your cancellation depend on how much time has expired since the start of your course term. See the One Stop Drop a Class page (or Extended Term Dates and Deadlines) for more information. If you wish to complete the course work but won't be able to do so during your term, you must contact your instructor before the term ends to request an incomplete. Your instructor, however, may or may not agree to an incomplete. If the instructor denies your request for an incomplete, the course will appear on your U of M transcript with a grade of F or N.