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Extended Learning

WVU Extended Learning coordinates online and off-campus programming, Summer Sessions, iDesign, and K12 initiatives. Extended Learning  provides seamless access to academic courses, lifelong learning opportunities, and student services through a personalized yet convenient process.

WVU  hosts more than 400 undergraduate online classes, and this number increases every year. Depending on the program, courses can be delivered in the following ways:

  • Completely online
  • Online with some campus visits (a blended format)
  • Off-campus 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.

Admission to West Virginia University

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


 

WVU Online

WVU Online hosts more than 400 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.

Guest Pass Students (Undergraduate)

The guest 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 twelve 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 twelve credit hour maximum. However, it is recommended that a student who wants to take classes on an on-going basis or take more than twelve hours should apply for regular admission.

Once the term is over, the 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 . 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.

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

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.

 

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.

 Depending on the program, courses can be delivered in the following ways:

  • Completely online
  • Online with some campus visits (a blended format)
  • Off-campus 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.

Admission to West Virginia University

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