Online Learning Overview
Online classes offer both flexibility and convenience. William Woods University’s online courses are delivered via Brightspace. Follow this Step-By-Step Guide to Brightspace to learn how to access your online courses.
Online classes follow the William Woods University standard academic year of three semesters – Fall, Spring, and Summer. Each 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week terms. Most online classes are eight weeks long. You can remain continuously enrolled throughout the calendar year.
When you are first registered, your academic advisor provides a degree completion plan. Your degree plan is based on your start date, program requirements, pre-requisite courses, transfer credits, and when each course is offered within the academic year. If adjustments need to be made based on your work demands, family and personal needs, or financial aid, your academic advisor will work with you to make the best adjustments to meet your needs and goals.
What will my schedule be like?
|Session 1||8 week class starting in August|
|Session 2||8 week class starting in October|
|Session 1||8 week class starting in January|
|Session 2||8 week class starting in March|
|Session 1||8 week class starting in May|
|Session 2||8 week class starting in June|
Undergraduate degree seeking students who are seeking federal financial aid may enroll in:
one 3 credit hour course each 8 week session for a total of 6 credit hours per semester equaling half-time status
- OR -
as many as two courses each 8 week session for a combined semester total of 12 credit hours each semester equaling full-time status.
Graduate degree seeking students who are seeking federal financial aid may enroll in:
one 3 credit hour course each semester for a total of 3 credit hours per semester equaling half-time status
- OR -
one 3 credit hour course each 8 week session for a total of 6 credit hours per semester equaling full-time status.
William Woods University is committed to providing excellent customer service in and out of the classroom. 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 within one business day or less. Successful online students communicate well with university staff and engage themselves in their program of study.