Courses Offered through Online Learning
How Do Online Courses Work?
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Enrollment in an Online Learning course requires the student to acknowledge receipt of the Online Learning Student Policy. Students are responsible for reading and adhering to the policies outlined on the Online Learning website and should contact Online Learning if there are questions or concerns about any aspects of the registration, enrollment on Blackboard, completion timelines, etc.
Online Learning Credits
Credits will be considered in-state residence credits.
Online Learning courses are considered to be self-support and the costs for credits are charged separately and apart from on-campus tuition. Tuition is based on the current EWU undergraduate or graduate in-state per credit rate for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Self-support tuition is not included in the 10-18 credit full-time tuition.
Prerequisites for Online Learning courses are the same as for regular campus courses and must be satisfied prior to enrollment unless waived by the instructor.
Grades & Online Learning Credits
EWU Online Learning course credits are based on the quarter system. Two types of Online courses are offered: quarter-based courses, which are based on the same timelines as the EWU quarter timeline, and On-Demand courses, which can be completed from one calendar month up to one year. Grades are computed as part of a student's grade point average and appear on the official EWU transcript.
Quarter-based course grades will be recorded in the quarter in which the student is registered.
On-Demand course grades will be recorded in the quarter in which the student is registered regardless of the completion date.
Numerical grades are assigned for all Online Learning courses. Students may select a Pass or No Credit grading option for certain courses during the registration process. Grade option changes are accepted within the first 10 days of enrollment.
Students will be able to view final course grades by accessing EagleNet or by contacting Online Learning and providing identification. To obtain written confirmation of final grades, please request an "official" transcript (see Transcripts).
Specific Course Completion Timelines
Quarter Based Courses follow the regular EWU quarter calendar and must be completed by the end of the quarter.
- Must be completed within one year from the date of enrollment.
- On-Demand courses may not be completed in less than one calendar month.
- Financial Aid Students are strongly advised to complete all course work and exams two weeks prior to the end of the quarter to ensure timely grade posting. Course materials are available as early as two weeks before the beginning of the quarter.
- Graduating undergraduate students are strongly advised to complete all course work and exams two weeks prior to the projected graduation date to ensure timely grade posting.
- Students who need credits for fall certification must complete courses by July 31 of that year.
- Professionals (i.e. teachers) who need the course completed by the end of the quarter must complete and submit all course work and exams two weeks prior to the end of the quarter.
One six-month extension may be granted for on-demand courses beyond the course deadline if the student has 50% of the assignments completed and submitted in the course. The request must be submitted in writing to the Eastern Online office. An additional $53 extension fee will be charged to the student’s EagleNet account if approved. Extensions for quarter-based courses are determined by the course instructor.
Online Learning credits are generally accepted for teacher certification. Teachers are encouraged to check with their school districts to ensure these courses meet the districts' recertification and pay increment criteria.
Transfer of Credits
For transfer of EWU Online Learning credits to other institutions, students are encouraged to contact the other institutions regarding credit transfer criteria. Transcript information can be found at www.ewu.edu/transcripts.
This provides a general guideline of Online Learning courses offered by Eastern Washington University. The classes and programs described herein are implemented at the sole discretion of EWU and are subject to change at any time without notice. Information contained about classes and programs is illustrative only and is not intended to create any contractual obligation or covenant with EWU.
Limitation of Liability
Eastern Washington University’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to EWU for those classes or programs. In no event shall EWU be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to loss of earnings or profits.