Online Programs

WesternOnline offers a variety of flexible options to meet your needs:

Online Classes are available with Term-Based or Self-Paced delivery options. See the Online Courses page for a comparison.

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

Courses delivered online via Canvas

Comparison Table

 

Term Based Courses

Self Paced Courses

Degrees and Certificates

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

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