Blackboard is an e-Education platform designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. For login instructions and a list of frequently asked questions, visit About Blackboard. Questions answered include:
Buzz In is Emporia State University's web portal that serves as the single point of entry for the university's information assets. For information about accessing Buzz In and other details, visit About Buzz In.
In addition to offering Internet courses, Distance Education offers ITV and face-to-face courses at several locations throughout the state of Kansas. Some of our programs have homes at our Metro Learning Center in Overland Park, KS, Kansas City Kansas Community College in Kansas City, and at Butler Community College in El Dorado. We also offer credit for workshops, conferences, and special elective credit classes. Visit our Online Course Catalog for a complete listing of classes available to you.
ESU’s innovative distance learning programs embody the latest technology to customize the educational experience for place/time bound adults faced with the challenges of juggling work, family and school responsibilities. Click on Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs, and Master's Degree Programs.
You may request an official enrollment verification from Academic Records.
Visit Verifications for details.
ESU E-mail Accounts
Emporia State University students enrolled in Distance Education distance courses are REQUIRED to maintain an e-mail account through Emporia State University. Visit About Your ESU E-mail Account for login instructions, password information, how to forward your e-mail to another account, details on using e-mail clients, and a link to the ESU E-mail Policy.
Full Time Status
Undergraduate students must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours to be full time. Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours to be full time. Full-time status for financial aid purposes is calculated differently. See Financial Aid Enrollment Status for details.
Responsibilities of Distance Students
Visit Post Enrollment Information for a list of your responsibilities. Among others, links include textbook ordering, instructions for Internet courses, and aids for finding your schedule and dropping courses. WE RECOMMEND THAT STUDENTS VISIT THIS SITE EVERY SEMESTER FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.
Student ID Numbers
Student ID numbers have been assigned to all ESU students to replace the use of social security numbers for conducting university business including registering for classes and requesting transcripts.
To look-up your Student ID, use our ID Look Up Form. You will need your username and SSN. If you did not provide a SSN at time of application, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-332-4249 to learn your ID.
NOTE: Students who applied before March of 2007 will have an ID starting with several zeros. You may continue using that number or begin using your new Student ID that starts with an E.
The Hornet Card assesses products and services on campus in the library, bookstore, dining areas, athletic and cultural events. Cost of Hornet Card is $18.00. If a student is unable to appear in person at Emporia State University to verify his/her identity, the student must provide a copy of a valid government-issued photo identification and complete an ID Verification Form.
For assistance you may call Distance Education office to acquire a Hornet Card at 877-332-4249 or 620-341-5385.
The I.D. office is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, 620-341-5859.
Textbooks can be reserved or ordered through the Memorial Union Bookstore web site or by phone. Visit Textbook Information for details.
Tuition & Fees
Refer to this page for tuition & fee costs.
Students do not need to be admitted to ESU to take a course offered through Distance Education. However, students who plan to seek admission are encouraged to apply no later than the second semester of enrollment. Please note that some courses are limited to students who have been admitted. For more information, visit Undergradauate Admission or Graduate Admission.
Weather & Class Cancellations
Please check the weather located on the home page OR call Distance Education at 1(877)332-4249. Courses are cancelled when site facilities are closed or at the instructor's request.