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Online Learning Overview

Online Delivery

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.

Format

William Woods University’s online classes follow the University’s standard academic year schedule of three semesters. Each semester offers two class start sessions. You can remain continuously enrolled across the calendar year.

Online classes are typically eight weeks long. You can customize your schedule around your personal and professional lives. Work with your academic advisor to develop a personalized degree plan. Because each student’s needs as well as degree completion goals are different, degree plans will often vary.

What will my schedule be like?

Fall Semester
Session 1 8 week class starting in August
Session 2 8 week class starting in October
Spring Semester
Session 1 8 week class starting in January
Session 2 8 week class starting in March
Summer Semester
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.

Expectations

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.