Correspondence education means:
(1) Education provided through one or more courses by an institution under which the institution provides instructional materials, by mail or electronic transmission, including examinations on the materials, to students who are separated from the instructor.
(2) Interaction between the instructor and the student is limited, is not regular and substantive, and is primarily initiated by the student.
(3) Correspondence courses are typically self-paced.
(4) Correspondence education is not distance education.
34 CFR § 602.3
The following definitions apply to this part: