August 16, 2017

Online Learning FAQs

An online education is a different experience from classroom learning, but at its core, the two are very similar. As an online learner, you will attend lectures, participate in discussions with peers and instructors and complete assignments to build your knowledge. 

But, you will be able to do so whenever and wherever it fits your schedule. UW Colleges Online is designed to give students like you a high-quality UW education that can adjust to your schedule and lifestyle. Here are some answers to a few of our most common questions:

How will an online education fit into my schedule?

How will an online education fit into my schedule?

Online courses allow you to learn while balancing work and family commitments by providing convenient and flexible class options. As soon as you enroll in an online course, you create your own virtual campus that goes wherever you have an internet connection. You can schedule learning time around your job, life and location. Take a closer look at how online education works by comparing it to a traditional classroom experience.

How much does tuition cost?

How much does tuition cost?

UW Colleges Online is not only convenient for those with busy schedules, it also makes financial sense. We offer the lowest tuition in the UW system at $238 (tuition & fees 2016-17 school year) per credit. You may also be able to take advantage of the many financial aid options or scholarships.

What kind of support is available to me as an online learner?

What kind of support is available to me as an online learner?

Many people assume that as an online learner, you are giving up the availability of services and resources that you would receive on a traditional campus. But the UW Colleges Online Student Services are committed to helping you succeed and are available to help with anything from tutoring to student health to planning your long-term career goals.

Can my online credits help me in my long-term academic goals?

Can my online credits help me in my long-term academic goals?

Yes! You can earn an Associate of Arts and Science degree through UW Colleges Online. This degree fulfills the general education requirements for four-year bachelor’s degrees in the UW system. This fact paired with the Guaranteed Transfer Program is perfect for those planning on transferring to a four-year institution or supplementing their bachelor’s degree program. By fulfilling certain credit and GPA requirements, you can transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who began their education at a four-year university.

As a student at a four-year campus, can I supplement my course schedule through UW Colleges Online?

As a student at a four-year campus, can I supplement my course schedule through UW Colleges Online?

Taking a class through UW Colleges Online is a great way to supplement your course schedule if you can’t get a class at your four-year campus or you're just looking to add some skills to your career toolkit. You can apply as a special student and you don’t need to pay an application fee.

Online education is a fantastic opportunity for students to get a college degree on their own time. If you have more questions about UW Colleges Online, get in touch with our advisors today!

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