Courses With Russ - Online Graduate Continuing Education Courses


Frequently Asked Questions about Courses With Russ

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about online courses, regiustration and enrollment, scheduling, technical requirements, books and videos, transcripts and more. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us for more information.

All credits are offered through MidAmerica Nazarene University. Courses offered through Courses With Russ are non-degree credits and may not be transferred to a degree program at MNU. For more information please visit the MidAmerica Nazarene Continuing Education Department.

Most school districts nationwide accept credits from our program through Mid America Nazarene University. However, we highly encourage students to receive permission from their respective district before enrolling. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be granted for courses and credits not approved by your school district.

Course participants can obtain required textbooks from virtually any source available. Most participants obtain books from such sources as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, local libraries, school libraries and Half Price Books. Certain texts and books are also available as digital downloads to such devices as IPad, Kindle and other tablet/reading devices.

All required videos are easily available through local libraries, Netflix, Redbox, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Hulu, Amazon and others. Please do not purchase or rent required videos until you have access to courses on Moodle as they can change from term to term.

Upon enrollment / registration with MNU participants will receive detailed information regarding course expectations, required textbooks / journal articles, Moodle credentials and contact information. Please contact Russ Pieken with any questions at
Participants may drop any course through the first week of the term. All course drops are subject to a $15 processing fee.

Please follow these steps to order MNU transcripts after the completion of your course.

  • Ensure grades are posted before ordering transcripts. Grades are generally posted 7-10 days after course completion unless otherwise communicated.
  • When ordering if a grade is not posted: select the option “After Grades Are Posted” under the section Processing Timeframe. Failure to select this option may result in a transcript being sent with a grade showing as “in process.” A new transcript would need to be completed and another fee paid to send a transcript with the grade. If this option is not available, this typically indicates all grades are posted.
  • Official transcripts are available through the MNU registrar’s office. You may complete a transcript request form by following the link below. Paper submissions are no longer accepted. If you have questions regarding a transcript order, please contact the MNU registrar’s office at 913-971-3626.

Order transcripts here.