Your Guide to SPI Courses at Iowa Wesleyan University

IW Self-Paced Instruction (SPI) Term: M Term June 7th through August 1st

SPI courses are offered through a self-paced, fully online environment. To sign up for a SPI course, please fill out the form at this link:  SPI Student Form Here

Please make sure to read the directions and initial and sign where needed. We will accept electronic signatures.

Grades taken through SPI will transfer over to the IW transcript, as long as the student takes a course on the IW equivalency list.

Course Equivalency Chart for Summer 2021

Self-Paced Course TitleIW Course OfferedCredits
PSC 1103: American GovernmentGOV 105: American Government3
ECON 2103: MicroeconomicsECN 101: Microeconomics3
HIST 2103: U.S. History IHIST 125: U.S. History Survey3
HUM 1203: World CivilizationsHIST 173: Western Civilizations3

Please talk to your advisor or the registrar to sign up for a SPI Term course. You will need to fill out the form above for the SPI courses.

All SPI courses must be signed up through the Registrar’s office by May 14th.

Additional financial aid is not available to cover the cost of your SPI winter/summer courses.

  1. Pick the days that you can work on a SPI course and plan a specific amount of time to set aside to work on the material. Spread out working on each assignment and make sure to stick with a plan to finish the course on time.
  2. You can re-do the first assignment in any SPI course. Re-do the first assignment as many times as needed to receive a high score and to prepare yourself for future assignments.
  3. Plan when you want to take your mid-term and final exams with the SPI company a week ahead before you take the exam.
  4. You will need a computer or laptop with a video camera to take exams.

SPI Course List

Course Equivalency Chart for Summer 2021

Self-Paced Course TitleIW Course OfferedCredits
PSC 1103: American GovernmentGOV 105: American Government3
ECON 2103: MicroeconomicsECN 101: Microeconomics3
HIST 2103: U.S. History IHIST 125: U.S. History Survey3
HUM 1203: World CivilizationsHIST 173: Western Civilizations3

For more information on SPI classes contact registrar@iw.edu