MTSU Online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What Programs Are Online?

Click here for information about online undergraduate and graduate programs.

How do I register for an online course?

  • Students register for MTSU online courses as they would a traditional, on-campus course through the online portal PipelineMT. However, some courses may require completion of a Permission of Department (POD) form prior to registration.
  • MTSU offers a tutorial explaining how to register for MTSU online courses.

What Does It Cost?

Tuition and fees are found at the MT One Stop, which provides integrated services in the areas of Financial Aid, Tuition and Billing, and transcripts.

A distance education fee is charged, per credit hour, for online course instruction.  Information is available on the Miscellaneous Course Fees page.


When do I have access to my online course?

  • In most cases, students have access to their online courses five days prior to the start of the semester. Some professors may prefer, however, to make their content available on the first day of class. 

How do I log in to my online course?

How do I purchase textbooks?

What types of library services are available for online students?

  • Distance learners are provided numerous services by the MTSU Walker Library.

If proctored exams are required, how do I request a proctor?

  • The University College Test Center can assist students with scheduling a proctored exam for MTSU online courses.

Am I required to attend any on-campus meetings?

  • Students taking MTSU online courses are not required to attend any on-campus or online meetings at scheduled dates/times. Professors may offer optional meetings, but students are not penalized for non-attendance.
  • Proctored exams may be required, but students must be able to schedule to have the exams proctored at approved locations if they are unable to come to campus.

Is online tutoring available?

What are the technical requirements to take an online class?

  • A systems check may be run on your computer the first time you log into Desire2Learn (D2L), the online course learning platform. This is the statement and link to the systems check:  Run a system check on your computer to make sure you have installed everything you need to run D2L. 

What types of technical support are available to distance learners?

  • The MTSU Help Desk provides multiple services for distance learners including tutorials and D2L support. Additional services are available at the ITD webpage.

How do I obtain a student ID and Parking Permit?

Who is my advisor?

How do I file a complaint?

How do I appeal a grade?

  • MTSU students will use the instructions on this link to complete and submit a grade appeals for an MTSU online course.

How Can I Get Involved?

When Does the Semester Start?

  • MTSU’s Academic Calendar provides each semester schedule including the dates of priority registration, start and end of classes, holiday closings, final exams, etc.


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