May 29, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online Learning

The Office of Multimodal Learning seeks to assure that Central Washington University maintains the highest standards of excellence in online learning and is recognized regionally and nationally for offering outstanding online programs that provide increased access of educational opportunities to diverse, place-bound, traditional, and non-traditional students.

Online offerings at CWU are meant to:

  • provide more flexible access to content and instruction for learners who are unable to attend traditional face-to-face offerings
  • provide greater educational course and program selection for students
  • improve time-to-degree completion by offering students greater course scheduling flexibility

More information about online learning at CWU is available on the web at:


Students interested in entering an online program may submit an application at Once admitted to the university, students must also apply for their major.

Continuing students follow the same procedures as noted in the registration part of this handbook. Be sure to study the procedures for MyCWU. Non-matriculated students may register for classes on a space-available basis.

Online students are encouraged to visit the Online Student Resource Center webpage at to explore all the advising resources and services available. General transfer advising is available by emailing and specific program advising is available by contacting your faculty advisor. A list of advisors for the online programs is available on the web at: Final official transcripts must be received for articulation of all transfer courses.

See current tuition rates and fees or refer to the Registrar Services home page at Continuing Education courses are offered on a self-support basis. The self-support tuition schedule is separate from full-time tuition and fees. Visit the Continuing Education web site at Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Student Services  
Questions regarding services that accommodate physical- and learning-disabled students can be directed towards Disability Services at CWU also offers career counseling through our Career Services office. They can be contacted by emailing Tutoring is available for some subjects, including math and writing. Students can email for additional information.

Financial Aid   
Students enrolled in an online program are eligible to apply for financial aid. You can apply online at

For more information about financial aid, visit All students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin the process.

Information on veterans benefits is available through the Veterans Center on the Ellensburg campus by calling 509- 963-3028 or by emailing

Access to library services is available to students enrolled in the online programs through the CWU Brooks Library, which is available by logging on to Assistance in acquiring reference materials may also be obtained by calling 800-290-3327. On-site library resource centers are also located at CWU- Ellensburg, CWU-Des Moines, and CWU-Lynnwood.

Textbooks may be purchased through the Wildcat Shop at

Final Exam Schedule  
Online Learning final exam dates can be different from the Ellensburg or Center campus schedule. Please review your syllabus and confirm with your instructor for the appropriate date and, if applicable, time.


Online Graduate Degree Programs

MEd Higher Education
MEd Literacy
MEd School Administration
MEd Special Education
MS Health and Physical Education
• Athletic Administration Specialization
MS Health and Physical Education
MS Information Technology and Administrative Management

Online Undergraduate Degree Programs

BA English: Professional and Creative Writing
BS Information Technology and Administrative Management
• Administrative Management Specialization
• Retail Management and Technology Specialization
• Retail Management and Technology Specialization FlexIT Competency Based
BAS Information Technology and Administrative Management
• Administrative Management Specialization
• Information Technology Specialization
• Cybersecurity Specialization
BS Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences
BA Law and Justice
BS Paramedicine (Hybrid)
BA Psychology
BA Sociology

Online Minors

Administrative Management Minor
Family Studies Minor
Latino and Latin American Studies Minor
Law and Justice Minor
Library and Information Science Minor
Non-Profit Organization Management Minor
Psychology Minor
Retail Management and Technology Minor
Sociology Minor
Sports Business Minor 

Online Certificates/Endorsements

Global Literacy Development Certificate
Library Media Endorsement
Non-Profit Organization Management Certificate
Reading Endorsement