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Online + Distance Education Policies

Emporia State University distance education policies

Make sure you understand policies related to your responsibilities as a student at ESU. The important policies include:

Policy on Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing

Any degree-seeking student who wishes to drop, add, or withdraw from a course offered through Distance Education must contact their academic advisor. Any non-degree seeking student needs to contact the Distance Education Office at to add, drop, or withdraw from distance classes.

Refund Policy

Students should inquire with the Cashier's Office about refund amounts. Email the Cashiers Office or call 620-341-5135.

Tuition and Fee payment

Emporia State University is pleased to offer a streamlined payment process to students, faculty and staff. It is Emporia State University policy that students must pay all charges in full prior to the drop date for undergraduate students. Graduate students will not be dropped and will be assessed administrative fees. If a student does not expect to have their balance paid in full by this date, they must enter into an Extended Payment Agreement. Visit the Financial Center on Hornet 365 to learn more.

Distance Handbook (DE Policy).pdf