Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office of Extended Learning

Online Learning

Office of Extended Learning
241 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3200 or (866) 762-2177
Fax: (810) 766-6803
Helpdesk phone:  810-237-6691
Helpdesk email:

Online learning at UM-Flint is supported by the Office of Extended Learning. Online courses may be fully online (W sections) or offered in mixed mode (M sections), which require some visits to the campus or off-campus site.  There is a per-credit convenience fee for online and mixed mode courses.  (Check the Cashier/Student Accounts web page at All academic online and mixed mode courses are taught by UM-Flint faculty–usually the same faculty who teach the face-to-face sections–using Blackboard. 

Online and Mixed-mode Academic Programs

The University of Michigan - Flint offers a variety of fully online and mixed mode degrees. Students should refer to this catalog for more information on program requirements. In addition, online minors may be found in the catalog. OEL supports transfer students seeking online degree completion programs.

For a list of current fully online, degree completion, and mixed mode programs, please visit

Student Support

OEL provides online orientation sessions for students new to online learning prior to the start of each semester, and provides Blackboard helpguides, software downloads, and an extended-hours help desk dedicated to online faculty and students, (810) 237-6691, seven days a week.

State Authorization for Distance Education

The University of Michigan-Flint is a SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) participating member institution and is authorized under SARA to enroll students in online courses and field experiences all SARA states.  California is the only state that has not joined SARA as of 2019.

However, SARA membership does not have control over professional licensure boards.  If you are seeking a degree in a field that requires professional licensure, clinicals, or internships, please review the Professional Licensure section on our State Authorization page using the link below or contact the appropriate University department for verification. 

**Note:  Students who reside in Tennessee, Washington, New York, Oregon, or Connecticut should contact Nursing directly before applying to verify clinical eligibility in their state.
Please visit our State Authorization page for full information regarding policies regarding nondiscrimination, student location, international students, complaint processes and other important information regarding distance education. 

Satellite Locations

Degree completion programs are available at the following locations.


Non-Credit Professional Development

OEL supports professional development courses and certificate programs for business, healthcare professionals, and K-12 teachers and administrators. K-12 courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Education for State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). OEL is also a provider of CEUs for the International Association of Continuing Education.