Please fill out this questionnaire if you are requesting permission to take all your courses fully online instead of in person at any Tulane campus during the Spring 2021 semester due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that students who begin the semester fully online must also finish it fully online; you will not be able to come to campus and begin attending courses in person, even if your circumstances change. Your intent to be a remote learner will be shared with appropriate campus offices such as Accounts Receivable, Academic Advising, your dean’s office, Housing and Residence Life, and other offices as we deem appropriate. In addition, the faculty teaching the courses for which you are enrolled will be made aware that you are a remote learner.
COVID-19 Remote Learner FAQs
Q: I was a remote learner in Fall 2020. Am I required to complete this process again if I will be a remote learner in Spring 2021?
A: Yes, this election must be completed each term for which you are requesting to be a remote learner.
Q: How will I know if my request has been approved?
A: After your remote learner request has been submitted, you will receive a communication via your Tulane email account to confirm it has been approved or denied within one to two business days.
Q: Can I register for in-person courses as a remote learner?
A: No, approved remote learners will be able to enroll in online courses and courses that accept remote learners. If you have already registered for Spring 2021 classes when you complete this application, your in-person classes that are not accepting remote learners will be dropped from your Spring 2021 schedule by the Registrar’s Office at the point at which your remote learner application is processed. By submitting this request, you must acknowledge that your in-person classes not accepting remote learners will be removed from your Spring 2021 schedule.
Q: What courses are available to remote learners?
A: Approved remote learners will be able to enroll in online courses and courses that accept remote learners. To search for these courses using the Schedule of Classes, click the checkbox to “Exclude Courses Closed to Remote Learners” on the search page.
Q: What if I change my mind and would like to cancel my Remote Learner status BEFORE the Spring semester begins?
A: Return to the same request form HERE, which you will need to submit again agreeing to cancel your Remote Learner Status. Be aware that Remote Learner status is locked in once the Spring semester begins.
Q: If I begin the Spring 2021 semester as a remote learner, can I later change my status to in-person?
A: No, students who begin the semester fully online must also finish it fully online; you will not be able to come to campus and begin attending courses in person, even if your circumstances change. Students will be permitted to cancel their remote learner request prior to the first day of classes.
Q: As a remote learner, will I be required to pay fees?
A: As a remote learner you will not be charged the Student Health Center Fee, the Reily Center Fee, or the Student Activity Fee as part of your Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Assessment as long as this form is submitted by the last day to drop at 100% for the Spring 2021 semester, Friday, January 29, 2021. Students submitting this form after that date will be charged these fees regardless of their remote learner status.
Q: Are remote learners permitted on campus?
A: As a remote learner, you cannot attend any on-campus events and are not allowed to be physically presenton any Tulane campus, nor are you allowed to participate in university-sanctioned student activities. Youalso will not be included in the University's Covid-19 testing protocols unless you will be living within 50 miles of New Orleans. If you are living within 50 miles of New Orleans the Student Health Center will reach out to you with information on being included in Covid-19 testing.
Q: Can I have a job on campus?
A: As a remote learner, you cannot be employed as a student worker with a job that requires you to be physically present on campus.
Q: I receive or have requested accommodations through the Goldman Center. How does this impact me?
A: The remote request is not connected to Goldman Center approval. Students who believe they have a condition that may qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are encouraged to apply for accommodations through the Goldman Center. Remote learning may be a reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities who are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Students for whom remote learning is approved as an accommodation through the Goldman Center may have greater flexibility in terms of class selection; however, there may be some courses that are not suitable for remote instruction, and students are not guaranteed the ability to remain in their current registration. More details about the reasonable accommodations request process can be found here.
Q: I am having trouble accessing the remote learner questionnaire. What could be the problem?
A: You must be logged into your machine with the TU credentials. To resolve this: clear your cache in your internet browser settings, open a new browser window, log into your Gibson account, and then proceed to the form on a new tab. If you are still having trouble accessing the form, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 504-865-5231 or email@example.com.
Q: I am a graduating senior that needs a course currently closed to remote learners to make satisfactory progress towards my degree. Can I request an override?
A: Approved remote learners can request special permission to add a course section that is not open to remote learners if there is a compelling reason they must register for the course in Spring 2021 by completing this form. If you can take this course later in your career, do not submit this request. Requests are sent to the appropriate department/school official for approval. The decision should be made within 2-3 business days. If the request is approved, the student will receive an email with the instructions to login to classschedule.tulane.edu to add the requested section. All other registration conditions must be met to successfully register for the requested course section (pre-requisites, co-requisites, open seats, etc.). If the request is denied, the student will receive an email notifying you of that decision..