FlexNet (Internet Courses)

What are FlexNet Courses?

FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass).  Courses are designed to be asynchronous, which allows students to work at their own pace.  You have up to the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment.  All FlexNet courses will have the same end date; the end date for all FlexNet courses is the last day of the term.  FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

FlexNet courses allow you the opportunity to participate in a college credit course at a time that is convenient for you. You can work on a FlexNet course at your own pace.  However, it is up to you to complete all the requirements of the course, and to be responsible for the accomplishment of course objectives in a TIMELY manner. A significant amount of self-discipline is required of FlexNet students.

When can I enroll in a FlexNet Course?

You can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester or summer term, except within the last four (4) weeks of the term, as long as there is space available in the course.  Enrollment will be closed the last 4 weeks of the term.  You must get permission from Distance Learning in order to enroll in the last 4 weeks of the term.  Iowa Central has many FlexNet courses to choose from.  To view a list of courses, click on “Courses Offered” link found on this page.  If you know what you would like to enroll into, follow these two easy steps:

  1. Click on the “Distance Learning Application” link, found on navigation bar in the upper right portion of this page, complete the application and submit it. This will take you to the next page, which lists the different course delivery options we offer.
  2. Select “FlexNet Courses”, which will take you to the list of FlexNet courses offered.  Click on the box next to the courses you would like to take, and then click on the submit button at bottom of page.

You can also apply and register by phone by calling 1-800-362-2793 and ask for admissions.


You must pay for your FlexNet course in full, including any minimum balance, within seven (7) calendar days after the semester begins, or if you enroll after the semester has started, you have seven (7) calendar days to pay for the course in full, or you will be dropped from your course(s). Login information will not be sent until full payment has been received.


Most FlexNet courses require a textbook.  You can order your textbook by going to the Iowa Central Online Bookstore located at https://www.iowacentral.edu/bookstore


Before you can start your FlexNet course, it needs to be paid for in full, including any minimum balance.  This can be done over the telephone with a credit card by calling Iowa Central at 1-800-362-2793, extension 4880.  You can also mail your payment using a check or money order.  Keep in mind that your course will need to be paid for in full within 7 days of the start of the term.  If the term has already begun, payment must be received within 7 days of enrollment.

When registration is complete and payment is made, a FlexNet Welcome E-mail with login information and the start/end dates for your course will be sent to your Iowa Central Student E-mail Account.

To access your Iowa Central Student E-mail Account, go to the Iowa Central home page and click on the TritonPass link.  This will take you to the login page you need to use to get to your e-mail account. 

Your username is the first part of your e-mail address (without the “@student.iowacentral.edu”). To look up your username click on the link under the “Students” heading on the TritonPass login page that reads:  “Click here if you need help logging in.” and follow the directions on this page.

Your password is the first three letters of your last name in CAPS and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.  (If you do not have a Social Security Number, try using the last four digits of your Iowa Central student ID number.)

If you have problems logging in, please contact the Iowa Central help desk at 515-574-1100 (or extension 1100 if you live on campus).

After you login to TritonPass, your e-mail account can be found by clicking on the TritonPass padlock in the upper left corner of the main page, then click on the “E-mail” link.  This is where you will find your FlexNet Welcome E-mail.  A copy of your FlexNet Welcome E-mail can also be found on your WebAdvisor account under the “Internet Welcome Information” link.

To access your FlexNet course, click on the “iNET” link found in the  TritonPass padlock drop down menu.  This is the iNET student course listing page.  On this page you will find a list of the courses you have enrolled in.  To officially enter a course, click on the course title.

When must I first log into my FlexNet Course?
You must log into each of your courses within the first two (2) weeks of your start date, and successfully complete FlexNet Orientation (if you have not already done so).  If you do not login within the first two weeks of your start date you will be administratively withdrawn from your FlexNet course(s).

FlexNet Withdraw

You must complete the Withdrawal Request form (found in WebAdvisor).  Withdrawal dates will  be listed in the welcome email once a student is enrolled.

To drop a course, students should log-in to WebAdvisor and click on “Withdraw/Drop a Course” to complete the online drop form.  Students choosing not to drop the class using the online drop procedure must pick up a Change of Enrollment form in the Student Records Office, obtain the instructor’s signature, and return the form to the Student Records Office for processing.

If your withdraw date qualifies for tuition credit, it will be calculated in accordance with the current college refund policy.  Refunds are based upon the number of calendar days (including Saturday and Sunday) in the course between the start and end date. 

You must consult your Welcome Email for your specific refund schedule dates.  A copy of your Welcome Email is also saved in your WebAdvisor account. 

The following is ONLY AN EXAMPLE of the refund schedule IF you are enrolled at the start of the term.

Session days 1 – 7. . . . . . 100%
Session days 8 – 14. . . . . 75%
Session days 15 – 21. . . . 50%

In Distance Education courses, a session day is defined as any calendar day, Sunday-Saturday.