About Distance Education

About Distance Education





The Vincennes University Distance Education Program serves a variety of student educational needs throughout the State of Indiana, the United States, and to internationally located students. A variety of associate & bachelor degree programs, general education, and special interest courses are available. Courses are delivered widely by the Internet. Internet courses are offered with five different term options:

  • On a regular semester basis (16, 14, 12, 10 weeks in the fall and spring; 10 weeks in the summer)
  • On an 8-week term schedule, beginning five times each year

When a student registers for a class, the Distance Education Office provides the student information applicable to the course, including how to purchase textbooks, instructions on how to access online courses, and key administrative details. This information is conveyed electronically to the student by way of a preferred email address of the student’s choosing. The Distance Education Office is available during regular business hours for any additional assistance a student may need.


The mission of the Vincennes University Distance Education Department is to provide quality lifelong educational services to interested individuals located anywhere and at any time to facilitate the achievement of their education goals as they work to improve the quality of their lives and compete economically. These educational opportunities are provided to individuals through degree programs and courses offered via the internet, by use of blended instructional methods and other emerging technologies. Courses and programs are offered in a variety of term options to meet the diverse needs of adult learners. It is the responsibility of Distance Education to connect students with superior instructors as well as provide student and instructor support. These distance education programs meet all values set forth for traditional on-campus programs.


The Distance Education Department will:

  • increase enrollment
  • expand degree offerings
  • expand student support services to enhance retention
  • improve course quality
  • expand faculty support services

We bring educational opportunities to individuals who may not have access to attend classes on a college campus. Our goal is to provide quality courses and services for students who need flexibility in meeting their educational objectives. 

The Distance Education program serves students who:

  • Wish to re-enter higher education in order to complete a degree or certificate
  • Desire to begin a college degree or certificate program
  • Need to complete selected courses for personal improvement or job enhancement
  • Are pursuing a degree at one of our physical campuses, but need to complete some courses through distance delivery


Vincennes University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of Colleges and Schools.  For more information regarding VU's HLC accreditation, contact the Higher Learning Commission at 312-263-0456 or see www.hlcommission.org.

Distance learning courses are developed and conducted by credentialed faculty members with the approval of the appropriate academic departments and divisions. 

Contact Information

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. E.S.T

General Information:
800-880-7961 (toll-free)
812-888-2054 (fax)

Admissions Information:
Admissions Office
Phoone: 812-888-4313

Academic Advisors:
Diane Lady - for online students with last names that begin with A-B, L-R, X-Y

Evan Sievers - for online students with last names that begin with C-K, S-W

Student Support Specialist:
Alison Cook

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