Online Consortia Courses
Tuskegee University (TU) has partnered with Acadeum, a College Consortium that has a network of accredited colleges and universities that share online course offerings. Advisors, Department Chairs, and Instructors can access the Acadeum catalog of online courses after being added as an authorized user by Acadeum Administrator.
Courses taken through Acadeum are considered institutional credit and impact the student's GPA and graduation requirements in the same way a TU course does. The course will appear on the student's TU transcript as a TU course.
TU primarily allows graduating Seniors to take classes through Acadeum. However, other students may be granted permission to take an Acadeum course by meeting certain qualifications.
Benefits for Students
How to Register
Students who believe that they would benefit from enrolling in a course through Acadeum should contact their Department Chair or Academic Advisor for their major. The University will approve courses on an individual student basis.
Instructions for Students
1. Students must meet with TU Faculty (Advisor, Dept. Head, or Dean) regarding the need/desire for a course.
2. Students and TU Faculty MUST review EVAL.
3. If it is determined that the student truly needs a course, then the student must verify that they are FINANCIALLY CLEARED.
4. They must also verify that they have completed PRE-REGISTRATION.
5. If the course is not currently offered at TU, then the TU Faculty may reach out to the Acadeum Admin.
Instructions for Advisors/Dept. Heads/Deans
1. TU Faculty contacts the Acadeum Administrator to set up Acadeum Access.
2. TU Faculty searches Acadeum catalog for a Consortial course(s) that is equivalent to a TU course(s)
3. TU Faculty maps/approves course.
4. Notify Acadeum Administrator that a course has been identified.
5. TU Faculty will receive a link to submit Enrollment Request.
6. The request will be reviewed by the Acadeum Administrator, Bursar, Financial Aid, and Registrar.
7. Once approved, the student will receive a link to submit their information.
8. The Acadeum Administrator will register student for Acadeum course.
9. The student and TU Faculty will be notified once the enrollment request has been submitted to the Teaching Institution (TI).
10. The TI will either accept or deny the request.
11. If accepted, the Registrar will create appropriate placeholders to track student progress.
12. Acadeum will contact the Bursar for billing (students will be billed at TU’s current tuition rate).
13. Students will receive a Welcome Letter from the TI giving instructions on accessing and "attending" the course.
* If TU offers the same course during the same term, students will be allowed to register for that class ONLY if there is a scheduling conflict that will delay the student's required course sequence.
Enrollment requests CAN ONLY be made by Department Heads/Instructors or Academic Advisors. Contact Ms. JaNeen N. Roberts email@example.com if you have any questions. For emails, please use the following format: Acadeum Request for [STUDENT NAME and ID].
The Office of the Provost, Deans, Departments Heads, and Academic Advisors collaborate to approve a list of consortial courses to make available to students. In choosing courses, they review course syllabi, faculty credentials, and additional assessments of learning outcomes data.
TU functions as a Home Institution (HI) and will also operate as a Teaching Institution (TI) beginning Summer 2024. As a HI, TU faculty will approve courses for their students from the inventory of courses within the consortia to which they belong.
• these courses can be covered by financial aid;
• grades will positively impact GPA;
• and they can establish full- or part-time status for students.
Tuskegee University will bill the student for courses offered through Acadeum at the current University on-campus tuition rate and will depend on the student's current enrollment status and the current hours for which the student is registered. Payments must be made in accordance with existing University payment policies and deadlines.
All payments and financial aid will be processed through TU.
Students with outstanding financial obligations are not permitted to take Acadeum courses.
For information about your overall bill or paying your bill, contact Bursar’s Office at (334) 724-4385
Notes from the Registrar
For courses from Acadeum to count towards your scholarship you must be registered for the course at TU. When the grade is provided then we add that grade to your Transcript.
If you wish to drop or withdraw from a consortium class, contact your Department Head, or notify the Acadeum Administrator.
If you cannot see an approved course on the Acadeum website that fits your need, or if you need any general assistance, please contact Ms. JaNeen N. Roberts, Acadeum Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-724-4238. For emails and voicemail, please provide the course you are looking for. Include your name and the TU course that you are trying to match. Over [3,000] courses are available, and we can work to get one approved for you.