At Arkansas State University Mid-South, we offer live, hybrid and online sections for many courses. Our high-quality online classes are designed by ASU Mid-South’s full-time faculty to provide flexible learning options that meet your needs and interests. This page is a guide to resources for students seeking to take courses, or complete their entire degree, through online instruction.
ASU Mid-South offers several degree programs for which all coursework can be completed entirely online. Currently, each course required for the Associate of Arts in General Education, Certificate of General Studies, Associate of Science in Business, Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration, Technical Certificate in Business, Certificate of Proficiency in Business, and Certification of Proficiency in Accounting is offered online at least one semester each academic year.
In addition, several requirements for degrees in Health Studies and other Allied Health programs can be taken online, including Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Introduction to Medical Professions. All General Education courses offered at ASU Mid-South are transferable to other institutions in Arkansas through the Arkansas Course Transfer System. ASU Mid-South students also regularly transfer credits earned at the college to public and private institutions across the United States. In some cases, the college has a formal 2+2 agreement that supports transfer into a specific four-year degree program.
You can find a full listing of courses for current and upcoming semesters by clicking on the appropriate course schedule in the sidebar of this page. ASU Mid-South offers a selection of online courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters as well as our eight-week short term sessions.
Canvas is ASU Mid-South’s system for accessing content in all online, hybrid and most live courses. Within the Canvas learning management system, you will be able to communicate with your instructor, read announcements, complete, assignments, view grades, and access a wide variety of resources. Click here for ASU Mid-South’s Student Portal page to log in. One advantage of Canvas is a helpful mobile app that allows you to see your messages and much of your course information on your mobile device. You can view this tutorial from the Canvas website to see a demo and link to other help videos.
Arkansas State University Mid-South is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA member institutions are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts. SARA also provides additional support for students with grievances involving distance-learning. For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership or see the ASU Mid-South Student Complains page for details on the grievance process.