WesternOnline Programs and Course Options

WesternOnline offers a variety of flexible options to meet your needs: Online Term-Based courses, Online Self-Paced courses, Distance Degree & Certificate Programs, and Contract Independent Study.

 Term-Based online courses follow the quarterly schedule and require internet access. Students access course information through Canvas and have weekly interaction amongst instructors and other students. A listing of Term-Based offerings can be found here.

 Self-Paced courses are available on your schedule and start anytime. Students access courses online through Canvas but do not require online interaction. A listing of Self-Paced offerings can be found here.

Degree & Certificate Programs allow students to complete a degree or certificate online through Western. These programs have specific application and admission requirements:

Contract Independent Study allows students not currently admitted to Western to arrange an independent study with a Western faculty member. Click here for more information.


Comparison Table

 

Enrollment Deadline

Start of quarter

Enroll anytime

See program page for additional information

Delivery

Courses delivered online via Canvas

Courses delivered online via Canvas

Courses delivered online via Canvas

Course Features

Courses have fixed start/end dates corresponding to Western's quarter

Instructors outline assignment submission and module due dates

Online interaction with instructors and other students

Begin course work anytime and complete the Online: Self-Paced course on your own schedule

One-to-one interaction between students and instructors

Courses have fixed start/end dates corresponding to Western's quarter

Instructors outline assignment submission and module due dates

Online interaction with instructors and other students

Assignment Submission

Assignments generally submitted via Canvas

E-Mail, postal service, fax, or in person at our office

Assignments generally submitted via Canvas

Completion Time

Within one academic quarter

Courses designed for completion in 10-12 weeks, maximum time allowed is 6 months

See specific program page for program completion

Refunds

Western quarterly refund
deadlines apply: Important Dates and Deadlines

Full refund less registration fee available within 30 days of enrollment

Western quarterly refund
deadlines apply: Important Dates and Deadlines

Page Updated 01.19.2016