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Frequently asked questions about obtaining credit for Notre Dame OCW courses

  1. Will I get credit for a course that I take?
  2. How does Notre Dame OCW differ from other types of Web-based education, including distance learning?
  3. How do I apply for admission to Notre Dame as a student?

 

  1. Will I get credit for a course that I take?

    No. Notre Dame OpenCourseWare offers course materials for free, but it is not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative. Notre Dame OCW is not the same as a Notre Dame education, and materials offered may not reflect the entire content for a course.

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  2. How does Notre Dame OCW differ from other types of Web-based education, including distance learning?

    Notre Dame OCW differs from other Web-based education offerings in that it is free and open, does not provide university credit, and grants no access to university faculty. Notre Dame OCW is not a distance-learning initiative. Distance learning involves the active exchange of information between faculty and students, with the goal of obtaining some form of a credential. Notre Dame OCW is not meant to replace degree-granting higher education or for-credit courses. Rather, the goal is to provide the content that supports an education.

    Many individual faculty members at Notre Dame OCW and other universities already use the Web extensively to make standard course materials available to their students. Some colleges and universities now require a Web site for every class. But, to a large extent, these Web sites are designed for, and access is only provided to, the students enrolled at these institutions. Notre Dame OCW is an effort of a much broader magnitude, as the goal is to provide the course materials free and open to the world.

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  3. How do I apply for admission to Notre Dame as a student?

    Those interested in applying to be full-time students at Notre Dame are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office:

    Office of Admissions
    University of Notre Dame
    220 Main Building
    Notre Dame, IN 46556-5602
    Phone: 574-631-7505
    Fax: 574-631-8865
    https://admissions.nd.edu/

     

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