Distance Education


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, but need to complete some courses through distance delivery


Vincennes University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of Colleges and Schools. Distance learning courses are developed and conducted by credentialed faculty members with the approval of the appropriate academic departments and divisions.

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Contact Us

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:

Michelle Strate

Academic Advisors:

Diane Lady - for online students with last names that begin with A-B, H-I


Evan Sievers - for online students with last names that begin with C-G, J-K


Bridget Butcher - for online students with last names that begin with L-Z








Student Identity Verification

Vincennes University Distance Education take multiple steps to verify the identity of its online learners.  These steps encompass all areas of the academic process, including admission, registration, and course completion.


Students are required to submit a detailed application one of the following forms of picture ID to complete the admission process:

  • Current Driver’s License
  • Current State ID
  • Current Passport

Student Account

At the time of admission, each student is assigned a University Student ID# and a University MyVU student account.  The Student ID# and log in information for MyVU is provided to the student’s University Preferred Email Address.  If a student has forgotten their Student ID# or their MyVU log in information, they must contact the Management Information Center.





Students who enroll with the Distance Education Office are required to submit a registration form each time they wish to enroll in courses.  On the registration form, the student is required to include their assigned University Student ID#, their date of birth, and a handwritten signature, along with other identifying information.

Course Completion/Exam Proctors

To maintain the integrity of online course work, students are assigned unique log in information (username and password) to access the University’s course delivery systems.  If the student has forgotten their assigned log in information, they must contact either the Distance Education Office, or the Center for Teaching and Learning:




Distance Education instructors may require that students secure a proctor to oversee the performance of certain assignments and examinations.  If a proctor is required for examinations, the student must select and individual from a list of approved University and non-University personnel.  The approved proctor will require the student to show a form of photo ID to verify student identity.