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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Inquire or Apply to one of our graduate programs. After you submit your information, you will be contacted by an Admissions Counselor to discuss the opportunities in your area.

How do I apply?

Complete the FREE online application.

What is the cohort model?

William Woods University is one of a number of graduate-level institutions that employs the “cohort instructional format” as an instructional delivery system. Unlike the traditional delivery models which allow concurrent enrollment in several courses over the course of a semester- the cohort model requires consecutive enrollment in several concentrated, highly focused courses. Courses are 8 weeks in length, and students in a specific cohort move through the entire degree sequence as a cohesive group. Continuity and sequence are critical in the cohort instructional format.

How many students does it take to start a cohort?

For a better educational experience, we require a minimum number of eight students to start a cohort in your community. If you have a group of students interested contact us today to set up a meeting.

Is there a program starting near me?

View an Info Session schedule, or contact us directly at 1.800.995.3199 or for events and meetings in your area.

When can I start courses?

There are six start dates each year: August, October, January, March, May, and June. Please contact your Admissions Counselor to find a cohort starting in your area.

How do I register for courses?

After you are accepted into your program of study, you will be registered for all courses listed on your cohort calendar provided the cohort will begin with the minimum number. Your Academic Advisor will answer any questions about potential schedule changes once you have started the program.

What happens if I need to drop a course?

Cohort students considering interruptions of study are strongly urged to consult their program director and the Advisor prior to interruption to insure they are thoroughly aware of the implications and possible consequences of interruption. Because cohort content is continuously updated, students wishing to resume study after withdrawal may be subjected to program, degree, and content requirements instituted to their initial enrollment.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available to most students. To start this quick and easy process, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and enter the WWU school code 002525.