Contact an advisor about the degree plan you are interested in at Academic Advising.
Search for Online Courses
To find out which classes are offered online for a particular department each semester, search the TWU Schedule of Classes.
- Click on the link above.
- Click on Search for Classes under the blue bar that says “Registration.”
- On the following page, you must fill in at least 3 fields. You can start by choosing the Term, Subject and then under Course Type select “Online/Distance.”
- Click on the Submit button.
Once you have registered for your online courses you will find them in Blackboard, TWU's online course management system. More about “How to Find Your Online Courses in Blackboard”...
In the past, course-related fees at TWU have been assessed as Course Fees and Distance Education Fees, both of which varied according to discipline. The University is replacing both of these fees with a simpler, standardized fee structure for students. More about “TWU Fee Structure”...
All students enrolled in distance education courses are responsible for knowing and adhering to TWU guidelines and policies. More about “DE Policies and Guidelines”...
As a result of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) requires that institutions comply with any applicable state approval or licensure requirements in each state in which distance education instruction is delivered. More about “Student Complaint Process”...
Distance Education courses cost exactly the same as on-campus classes. Your bill will vary semester-to-semester and from other student’s depending on your residency status and the level of the courses you sign-up for (lower-level, upper-level or graduate).
At this time, no fees are waived for students who take only DE classes. For a list of all fees and their definitions, please visit the Office of the Bursar’s website.
To drop an online or televideo course, you must contact the academic department that is offering the course you wish to drop. A staff member in that department will fill out the proper paper work for you and send it to the Registrar's Office for the drop to be processed. You do not have to come to campus to drop any of your courses.
The Drop/Add fee is $10.00. Please see the TWU refund policy for refund amount. The last day to drop a course is listed in the Academic Calendar for each term.
A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from all credit classes must formally withdraw from the University through the Office of Student Life at 940.898.3601 or email@example.com.
The effective date of withdrawal is the day upon which the student submits the completed Request for Withdrawal Form, and it is approved by the Office of Student Life. Withdrawals are not permitted during the week preceding the first day of final examinations for either the long sessions or summer terms.
A student who withdraws on or up to the official day of census will have no record of coursework on the transcript. A student who withdraws after the day of census and before the last day to drop without penalty will receive a grade of "W." After the last date of withdraw without penalty, the grade of "WF" is assigned, unless the student withdraws for medical reasons or a "W" is recommended by the instructor.
TWU Student ID Card
Student ID cards are mailed to distance learners after the 12th class day. After that time, if you have not received a Student ID Card, please contact ID Card Services at 940.898.3565.
Please be aware that all students pay the $15 Student Identification Card Fee every semester. This does not mean you are issued a new ID each semester. You are issued a card your first semester. The fee pays for the student ID computer system.
All students who park on campus during the week must have a TWU parking decal. Parking decals are enforced Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. students may parking in gray, black, blue, or auburn curbs with a valid parking permit. Handicapped restrictions are enforced at all times.
In order to accommodate those students who are taking only distance education courses, DPS has agreed to issue a complimentary, one-time (once a semester) temporary pass upon request. So if you are taking all of your classes at a distance and do not have a parking permit, drop by the DPS Office on your next trip to campus [campus map]. DPS staff will check your name from a list provided by Distance Education and ask to see a photo ID before issuing the pass. Remember that this is a once-a-semester, complimentary pass for those students who are enrolled in distance education classes only.If you have further questions about this policy, please contact the TWU DPS at 940.898.2911.
SmarterMeasure (formerly referred to READI) is an online tool to provide you with information on your ability to succeed in distance education courses. Distance education courses are not any easier than traditional courses, are usually not self-paced and often contain more information than corresponding face-to-face courses. To be successful in distance courses, information about your personal strengths and weaknesses may be helpful. The purpose of SmarterMeasure is to help you learn more about skills and traits that have been shown to help students become successful in distance education. More about “SmarterMeasure”...
The online environment is more student centered than face-to-face classes are. Logging in to your class, reading the materials, and interacting with your classmates and instructor are all crucial forms of class participation. More about "Guide for Online Courses"...
The Online Student Life Experience
The TWU Student Handbook is available to all TWU Students. You can download a PDF of the handbook from that page, or request one by mail.
The Department of Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services has social media tools that you can join in order to know what's going on around campus and meet up with fellow distance learners.
Epsilon Omega Epsilon (EOE) is the national honor society for students in higher education pursuing a degree through online education. More about "Epsilon Omega Epsilon"...
Find out the steps you need to take in order to prepare for graduation and learn about commencement procedures. More about “Graduation and Commencement”...
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