Returning Student Information

Students who have not accessed their courses by the end of drop/add will be automatically dropped from those courses.

  1. For first-time Distance Learning (DL) students taking only online courses: Completion of the New Student orientation course is mandatory within the first four weeks of class for all first-time DL students. Please log in to the Saint Leo University portal (http://my.saintleo.edu) and click the "eCollege" link to access your orientation course. Individuals without personal access to the orientation course (non first-time DL students) who would like to access the orientation course may do so by logging into eCollege directly at http://saintleo.ecollege.com with the User ID "newstudent" and the Password "77777". (First-time DL students should use their personal log-in to receive credit for the course.)
  2. Go to the MBS Direct online textbook site for Distance Learning textbook information and online ordering. Textbooks for the current term are posted as soon as they are available. Please order your textbooks as soon as you are officially registered and the correct term’s textbooks become available so you will have them to begin the course on time. Be sure to order the textbooks from the Distance Learning list and not the list for your center/location. You should also verify the textbook title,edition, ISBN, and author on the syllabus as soon as you gain access to your course when the term begins.
  3. On the first day of class, or as directed by your instructor, log in to the Saint Leo University portal (https://my.saintleo.edu) and click the “eCollege” link to access your course(s). Students who have not accessed their courses in eCollege by the end of the first week will be automatically dropped from those courses. (Please be advised that the Financial Aid office will revoke your award if you have not accessed each of your courses by the time the drop/add period ends.)
  4. If you register after the Wednesday before the term begins, please allow two business days to have access to your course(s) before contacting anyone for assistance. However, access will be granted sooner, if possible. Please note that the earliest day courses can be accessed will be the Thursday night or Friday before the term begins.
  5. If the course you are registered for is not listed in eCollege or if you receive an “Access Denied” message when you click the eCollege link in the Saint Leo University portal, please contact Susan Boyd, student coordinator for distance learning, at dl@saintleo.edu. Please include your full name, seven-digit student ID, course sections for which you are registered, description of your problem, and any error message you received.
  6. Please feel free to contact John Cain, assistant vice president of continuing education for distance learning, at john.cain@saintleo.edu with your concerns or feedback. For technical assistance, call 1-866-501-1636 or use the link in the upper right corner of your eCollege screen.
  7. Please contact your continuing education center or academic advisor for all advising and other academic issues. If you need to drop or withdraw from a course, you must contact your continuing education center or academic advisor to complete the paperwork.