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Extended Learning

Sue Day-Perroots, Dean

http://elearn.wvu.edu/

WVU Extended Learning coordinates online and off-campus programming, Summer Sessions, Continuing and Professional Education, and the Instructional Technology Resource Center.

WVU Online and Off-Campus Programs

Extended Learning takes West Virginia University courses around the state, the nation, and the globe. Some classes are offered in off-campus locations but most are delivered via the web. WVU Extended Learning offers:

Summer Sessions

West Virginia University offers a robust and flexible summer term. Extended Learning provides marketing and administrative oversight of summer academic programs.

Continuing and Professional Education

Extended Learning has an extensive catalog of non-credit classes for personal and career enrichment.

Instructional Technology Resource Center

The Instructional Technology Resource Center supports WVU faculty in the development of online instructional materials. The staff provides consultation and technical support to create engaging, interactive courses.

For more information about online and off-campus courses contact WVU Extended Learning at http://online.wvu.edu , elearn@mail.wvu.edu , 1-800-253-2762, or P.O. Box 6800, 150 Clay Street, Morgantown, WV 26506-6800.

 

 WVU Online

hosts more than 300 undergraduate online classes, and this number increases every year. WVU Online is a unit within Extended Learning that coordinates online and off-campus programs. The staff provides assistance with registration , billing questions , and online tools such as ecampus , and MIX e-mail .

Students must be admitted to WVU to take online classes, and visiting students may choose to enroll with a guest pass for their first semester. Priority registration is available for part-time, adult learners in the fall and spring terms. In the summer, online classes are generally open to all students providing them with an excellent opportunity to move ahead, earn GEC credits, or add a minor.  In addition to hundreds of online courses, there are three undergraduate degree completion programs available to online students:

Community college students have the option to transfer into the online MDS degree through the B.A. Pathway Program .


Admission to West Virginia University

Admission to West Virginia University is required to enroll in credit courses.

Undergraduate Students

Extended Learning offers several options for those wishing to take an undergraduate class. If you're planning to enroll in one of our degree programs, the Office of Admissions will determine how you will be admitted unless you're a candidate for our B.A. Pathway Program

Guest Pass Students (Undergraduate)

The guess pass is for students who want to take an online course or two but not enroll in a degree program. Students may enroll at WVU using a Guest Application/Registration form which is valid for one term of admission. The application fee of $15 plus tuition and fees enables visiting students to take up to 12 hours of undergraduate courses in one term offered by Extended Learning. Note: students who want to take on-campus courses must use the transient form .

A student who wants to enroll in a second term must resubmit another Guest Application/Registration form and pay the $15 application fee plus tuition and fees. A student can be admitted in multiple terms as long as the student has not exceeded the 12 credit hour maximum. However, it is recommended that a student who wants to take classes on an on-going basis or take more than 12 hours should apply for regular admission.

Once the term is over, a student's guest status is deactivated and the student cannot enroll again without reapplying to WVU either as a guest or as a regular student.

Upon completion of the course(s) students can request an official transcript online through the Office of the University Registrar .

Guest students are admitted as non-degree undergraduate students. The hours earned in this non-degree status may or may not count toward a degree program and students are encouraged to talk with their academic advisor.

Admission via the Guest Application/Registration form does not guarantee acceptance to WVU. However, guest students are encouraged to continue their studies at West Virginia University as an admitted student. The admission requirements to WVU can be found at http://adm.wvu.edu

Students can send the application fee of $15 with the Guest Application/ Registration form

. WVU accepts checks or credit cards. The amount of tuition and fees can be found on the Extended Learning Fee Schedule .

. The deadline for guest pass application is ten days prior to the start of the course. For questions about calculating tuition, contact Extended Learning via email at elearn@mail.wvu.edu or call 1-800-253-2762.

WVU Guest Application/Registration Form

Mail the completed application along with payment to: Extended Learning, P.O. Box 6800, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6800 or fax to 304-293-4899.

Student Resources

The Extended Learning staff can answer questions about programs , applying to WVU , billing , registration , WVU IDs , getting started in an online course , or serve as the first point-of-contact for off-campus students.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of courses offered through Extended Learning varies according to program and residency. Students should inquire of individual programs and view the fee schedule . S ome programs are available to non-residents at resident rates through the Southern Regional Education Board or at a reduced rate through the Regional Incentive Fee for counties bordering West Virginia. Note: not all programs are available in all areas.

For more information about online and off-campus courses contact Extended Learning at http://online.wvu.edu , elearn@mail.wvu.edu , 1-800-253-2762, or P.O. Box 6800, 150 Clay Street, Morgantown, WV 26506-6800.

 

 

Extended Learning coordinates all online and off-campus programs. Enrollment counselors can help students determine which program is best for them and assist with the application process.

There are more than 20 graduate degree and certificate programs offered through WVU Online or Extended Learning.  Depending on the program, courses can be delivered in the following ways:

  • Completely online
  • Online with some campus visits (a blended format)
  • Off-site at locations in the State of West Virginia.
  • Online with practicums or internships within a student’s home base.

The most current list of programs can be found here . Students should carefully review the information provided by individual programs.

The Extended Learning staff is available to help students from the day they inquire through their enrollment into a program. Extended Learning offers information sessions around the state and online through a series of webinars or virtual information sessions .  Students can contact the office through

The WVU transcript does not differentiate the method of program delivery. Students planning to enroll in a course must be admitted as graduate students using the same procedures as on-campus. Online and off-campus graduate students abide by the policies and procedures included in the Graduate Handbook. 

The specific requirements for each degree program are available from the college of the selected program. Advising and scholarship standards are governed by individual academic units.

Teachers, in the private and public school system, may seek professional development credit which counts toward their re-certification but not toward a degree. These specialized courses are designated by a 900-950 course level and cannot be applied to a graduate degree.

Admission to West Virginia University

Admission to West Virginia University is required to enroll in credit courses.

Graduate Student

Students who wish to enroll in graduate degree courses must be officially admitted to West Virginia University. Each program has specific requirements for admission so please review them carefully. Online Graduate Application .

Professional Development Students (K-12 Educators)

K-12 educators who need to take a graduate level class for their certification hours can earn professional development credit through Extended Learning. These courses can be used for recertification (depending on state requirements) but do not count as graduate credit toward a degree program. Educators who seek a master's degree to enhance their skills and possible salary should explore the graduate degree page for options. Professional Development courses are designated with a "900" level course number (e.g. C&I 930; IDT 930; RDNG 930) The current list of professional development courses can be found here . Visit the website to read about additional professional development opportunities through WV Department of Education, WV Center for Professional Development, and County Boards of Education and RESA offices.

For assistance, contact Extended Learning at 1-800-253-2762 or elearn@mail.wvu.edu .

Application form for Professional Development Courses

Student Resources

The Extended Learning staff can answer questions about programs , applying to WVU , billing , registration , WVU IDs , getting started in an online course , or serve as the first point-of-contact for off-campus students.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of courses offered through Extended Learning varies according to program and residency. Students should inquire of individual programs and view the fee schedule . S ome programs are available to non-residents at resident rates through the Southern Regional Education Board or at a reduced rate through the Regional Incentive Fee for counties bordering West Virginia. Note: not all programs are available in all areas.

For more information about online and off-campus courses Extended Learning at http://online.wvu.edu , elearn@mail.wvu.edu , 1-800-253-2762, or  P.O. Box 6800, 150 Clay Street, Morgantown, WV 26506-6800.