Florida Memorial University offers select online courses to its students. FMU supports its students and their educational goals by being a member in the Acadeum (formerly CIC) College Consortium. This partnership for select online courses found through the College Consortium Platform supports the commitment to our students and is a conscientious effort to assist them academically whether there is a need to repeat a course, to increase one’s grade point average to remain enrolled, or to increase one’s grade point average to maintain athletic eligibility.
Consortial Courses are transcribed on the student’s FMU transcript, and this practice makes it possible for:
- the Home Institution (FMU) to apply financial aid to the courses;
- students to have an opportunity to improve the cumulative GPA by a substituting consortial course grade when the course is eligible for course repeat (typically a C-, D, F, FN or WF); and,
- students to count the course(s) towards part- or full-time status and residency requirements.
The Provost, Chairs, Deans, and 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 assessment of learning outcomes data.
Registration Request Process
A student should request courses through their advisor via the Acadeum Registration Request form. The courses requested must have been previously approved by the Advisor or Dean. The completed and signed form must be e-mailed by the Advisor to the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation of Registration
After a student submits an Acadeum Course request, Acadeum will send one of two e-mail communications:
- Denied, which may require the student to respond with additional information.
- Approved, which gives the student course information and the course fee that will be charged.
Accepted students will receive the required course materials from Acadeum. Students must contact the FMU Campus Bookstore to request the required course materials. E-mail email@example.com with the name, author and ISBN number of the required textbook.
Course billing and student payment
The student pays FMU’s course fee rate for the Acadeum Course. Many institutions require full payment before a student can start an Acadeum Course.
Maintaining the official course record
Institutions transcribe Acadeum courses differently, but here are the most common practices:
- Use a “C” designation and a course number that is the same or similar to the equivalent Home Institution course (e.g., C SPA102 Elementary Spanish).
- Course numbers may vary from the strict Home Institution equivalent, but in all cases, they correspond to the academic level (e.g., freshman, etc.).
Some institutions also use an Advising Requirement Code for each “C” course to differentiate courses and to ensure equivalencies are recognized.
Finally, some institutions record full details for each course (e.g., equivalency, etc.) in the “section master course text” section or its equivalent in the Student Information System, so that all can understand what course has been transcribed and its relation to the Home Institution’s equivalent.
Home Institution Billing
The Home Institution (Florida Memorial University) will bill the student for courses offered on the College Consortium Platform, according to our schedule of tuitions and fees.
Once a student enrolls in a course offered through the College Consortium Platform the student agrees to pay the course fee(s). The fee is non-refundable after the first day of class.