How to prepare for WSU Online Programs
Just like face-to-face classes, online learning can differ depending on the instructor and the subject. Fully online courses often require more time and energy than regular classes. Although they are convenient and flexible, students must be disciplined enough to set aside time to study and participate.
Take a Quiz: Online Readiness Self-Assessment
Learn More: Introduction to Learning Online
It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence before enrolling in an online program. View: State Authorization Page
The Wichita State University Course schedules are available to the public. Find out what courses are offered online: Online and Hybrid Course Search.
Please note, you must be an admitted student to enroll in any course. If you are not a WSU student and only considering taking one course, you may apply as a non-degree seeking student. This option will allow you to take courses as a college guest or non-degree seeking student. You can apply for admission, whether degree-seeking or non-degree seeking at: www.wichita.edu/apply.
For college guests or non-degree seeking students: Please contact OneStop for academic advising.
Students in an online program will follow the layout of the WSU Academic Calendar. The calendar is divided into three semesters. Fall and spring being 16 weeks long and summer semester being 8 weeks long.
Please view the calendar to gain a better understanding on how semesters work.
About Online Learning Programs
Undergraduate: $325.87 per credit hour*
Graduate: $404.19 per credit hour*
*Based on 2018-2019 tuition rates and are subject to change. Additional fees may apply.
Undergraduate Program: For bachelor's degrees, time to completion depends on your schedule, transfer credits and the program you choose.
Graduate Programs: Most Master's degrees at WSU require between 30-36 credit hours. How quickly you finish is up to you.
Credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities will transfer to WSU. Credits will also be evaluated by your program of interest to see how many credits will count towards your major and how many will count as elective credits.
For undergraduate programs: Try the Transfer Gateway tool to help estimate how many credits will transfer over to Wichita State.
Students also have the option to email their official transcripts at firstname.lastname@example.org as long as an electronic service such as Parchment or National Clearinghouse is used to deliver the transcripts.
Application and Registration
Wichita State Online has a priority deadline to help students speed up the application and enrollment process. This includes meeting with your advisor, creating a plan of study and registering for classes.
- Fall Semester: July 1
- Spring Semester: December 1
- Summer Semester: April 1
Applications are still processed after these dates, however some classes may fill up faster than others. The Academic Calendar can help students know when school starts and the last day to enroll.
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