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Cohort Learning Overview

Cohort Delivery

William Woods University employs the “cohort instructional format” as an instructional delivery system in graduate-level programs. 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, and accelerated courses.

Cohort Support

Your success is important to us. Communication is key to the support process. For this reason, a class representative is designated for each cohort. This selection process takes place during the first course of the program and is facilitated by the course instructor. The class representative serves as a liaison between the university and the cohort.

Class representatives are contacted periodically by our Location & Quality Assurance Coordinator. This ensures the lines of communication between the cohort and the university remain open. Any student may contact the Location & Quality Assurance Coordinator to ask general questions, report concerns, or ask for assistance.

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Courses are eight weeks in length, and students in a specific cohort move through the degree sequence as a group. Continuity and sequence are critical in the cohort instructional format. William Woods University’s cohort classes follow the university’s standard academic year schedule of three semesters. Each semester offers two class start sessions allowing you to remain continuously enrolled across the calendar year.


William Woods University is committed to providing excellent service. We view our goal of student success as a partnership with our students, faculty and staff - each working together so our students can flourish. If you have questions and or concerns please contact us. We strive to return your call/email in one business day.