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There are two different ways to enroll in a MVCR course depending on your needs. Each method involves a different set of procedures and different fees. You must choose one or the other, not both. Credit cannot be transferred between CEUs and Academic Credit hours after a course is completed; however, you may take a course twice if you want both.

Enrolling for Academic Credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)

Why enroll for academic credit?

  • As a course in your degree program
  • To earn a second degree
  • To use the professional development stipend available to faculty at some institutions
  • To use credit courses for lane change and advancement for faculty and staff

To enroll in a course through UIS, do NOT enroll in the courses through this Web site. Instead, for admission to UIS courses, determine your appropriate category below and follow the instructions.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

STEP 1 - All students in MVCR courses, regardless of enrollment method, must create a MyMVCR account. This account is required for course tracking, course orientations, student orientation surveys, and course evaluations. Sign up for an account using the link at the top right of this screen and then return to this page for the next steps.

STEP 2 - Students must complete an application and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records. See

STEP 3 - Decide which course(s) you want to register for. MVCR courses are 400 and 500 level courses in the Computer Science (CSC) and Teacher Education Program (TEP) departments at UIS. A full listing of online courses through UIS can be found in their online course catalog.

The following MVCR Courses are commonly offered through UIS. For courses offered with multiple sections, you do NOT take both courses.

  • Online Learning: An Overview
    • TEP 501 - : Online Learning: An Overview OR
    • CSC 410 - : Special Topics- see schedule for section
  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development
    • TEP 503 - : Instructional Design for Online Course Development
    • CSC 410 - : Special Topics- see schedule for section
  • Student Assessment in Online Courses
    • TEP 505 - : Student Assessment in Online Courses
    • CSC 410 - : Special Topics- see schedule for section
  • Technology Tools for Online Learning
    • CSC 410 - : Technology Tools for Online Learning
  • Encouraging Communication in Online Courses
    • CSC 410 - : Encouraging Communication in Online Courses
  • Practicum
    • TEP 508 - : Practicum
    • CSC 410 - : Practicum
  • Web Design Principles
    • CSC 410 - : Web Design Principles
  • Copyright, the TEACH Act, and Intellectual Property Issues In Ed.
    • CSC 410 - : Copyright

STEP 4 - All MVCR courses are enrolled With Permission of Instructor (WPI). In the case of MVCR classes, the WPI is mainly required to assure that enrolling students are aware of the irregular meeting dates and how to contact ION for more information. To receive a WPI that will permit enrollment, the student must send an email MVCR WPI request and provide the following information:

Your UIN # 
(If you do not know your UIN#, you can visit the University of Illinois ID card Web site and click on "Tell me my University ID Number" ) 
Title of course in which you want to register 
UIS Course Code (e.g. TEP 501 A) 
UIS Reference # (e.g. 11867) 
If you have any questions, you can contact the ION coordinator:
Office phone: (217) 333-4393

STEP 5 - The final step to start a course is to register through UIS for the course.
Register via web: If you are new to the UIS system, you will need to follow the directions for creating a NetID and password in order to register.

STEP 6 - Pay your bill at UIS 
Information about tuition and payment can be found at
NOTE: Appropriate Fee Waivers will be applied AFTER registration for MVCR students.

Other helpful information can be found at

The non-degree student generally will not be encouraged to take more than four hours (1 unit) each term. ALERT: The graduate non-degree student will be asked for clarification of his/her status before exceeding 12 hours (3 units). Most MVCR courses are worth 0.5 Units or 2 credit hours.

Graduate Applicants

Note that MVCR is not a program within the University of Illinois at Springfield. The courses are offered for credit within the Teacher Education Program and Department of Computer Sciences, and might be counted for a degree within those departments and others. For more information on which courses count toward your degree program, you must check with your department.

To enroll as a non-degree seeking graduate student at the University of Illinois at Springfield, look for the Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student link on the Apply Today page ( and look for the Graduate Non Degree Seeking Students link. If you are asked for an application fee, you are in the wrong place. If you are asked for transcripts, you are in the wrong place.

It remains possible that you wish to pursue a graduate degree at UIS or any other University of Illinois. You are welcome to do that.

International Students

The admission requirements for Undergraduate/Graduate applicants also apply for international students with the addition of the following requirements. Applicants applying from abroad whose native language is not English must submit official international TOEFL scores as part of the English Proficiency Admission Requirements. All students whose native language is not English are required to take an English proficiency test on campus the week before registration. Test results do not affect admission to UIS but will be used to determine the need for an English as a Second Language (ESL) class. Applicants who have earned an associate's degree or higher in the United States with a GPA of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale are not required to submit international TOEFL scores.

For more information on full-time student admissions, refer to the UIS Admission Requirements.

When applying through UIS, all policies and procedures of the University of Illinois will apply.

Enrolling through MVCR for Continuing Education Units

Another option is to take MVCR courses for Continuing Education Units. All procedures, fees, etc. listed specifically for this Web site apply to this option. Anyone with a Master's degree or other terminal professional degree is eligible to enroll in MVCR courses by this method. Further, we will ask for your institutional affiliation as part of our registration process.

Before you enroll in your first MVCR course, you must create a MyMVCR account. This account provides you with a customized view of the MVCR courses in which you are currently enrolled as well as those completed previously. It is also required to register in future courses and to access course orientation materials, grade reports, and our student survey. This is a one-time process. If you enroll in additional MVCR courses in the future, continue to use the login (your e-mail address) and password you created when you first registered.

Once you have a MyMVCR account, follow the links on the courses page in order to register for a course. Search the catalog for the course(s) in which you desire to register. Make sure that you select the correct course section when registering. Some courses are offered more than once in a given semester. Follow the instructions provided to complete the registration process.

To withdraw from a course, return to the registration page and click the "Withdraw From the Course" button; or contact withdrawing from MVCR course and request withdrawal. The withdrawal deadline may vary for those taking courses for CEU's or for academic credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield. You must execute the withdrawal at the UIS site for UIS registrations.

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