Q. What courses and are offered online?
To find online courses,
go to the West Virginia
University at Parkersburg homepage and click the semester
of interest, then click the Online Courses: Alternative Delivery System
Courses link or the Online Courses: Electronic Courses link.
Online courses are also listed on the Course Schedule with
traditional courses. E-courses will appear on the schedule
with an E preceding them, and ADS courses will
appear on the schedule with an A preceding
To find programs
offered by West Virginia University at Parkersburg, browse our
certificate and degree programs.
Q. Do online
credit courses count the same on my WVU at Parkersburg
transcript as on-campus classes?
Yes. Online credit
classes are identical to the classes taught on campus. The
transcript does not indicate the format or location of course
delivery. The only important difference is the convenience of
time and location enjoyed by the student.
and Records Office can provide you with official and
Q. How much does
it cost to take a course?
Fees vary by the level of courses that you are taking. Tuition
is the same for online and traditional courses, but students
are assessed a WebCT fee for each e-course.
Q. Can I pay by
Tuition may be paid by
cash, check, credit card (American Express, Discover,
MasterCard or Visa) or an installment payment plan. Additional
information is available from the Business Office
(304-424-8223) or the Jackson County
Center Office (304-372-6992).
Q. What do I have
to do to take an online course?
If you are not already
a student at the college, then you must fill out an
Application for Admission to get the process started. The
remaining steps can be found on the
Admission's Checklist webpage. The steps involved in
getting registered at the college will vary depending upon
your educational goals and objectives (professional
development, degree seeking, high school student, etc.).
Have the Registrar of
any previous colleges that you have attended submit an
official transcript to the WVU at Parkersburg Records Office
(300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104).
If you are already a
student at WVU at Parkersburg, then you can register for an
online course as you would any other WVU at Parkersburg
Q. Where and how
often do online courses meet?
Courses are offered in
high schools, colleges, and local business operations that are
conveniently located for place-bound students. Some courses
are also available via the World Wide Web and you may choose
to take those in your home or workplace.
How often the
classes meet depends upon what type of online class you are taking...
ADS Courses -
course involving non-traditional instruction that may include electronic
delivery for up to 80% of the course content. ADS courses may meet up to
five times in a semester.
E Course -
using remote electronic delivery for 100% of the course content. No more than
one class meeting may be required during the semester.
Q. How can I find
out about financial aid?
To speak with a
financial aid counselor, call the WVU at Parkersburg Financial
Aid Office at 304-424-8210 or go online at
Q. How many hours
do you have to carry to receive financial aid?
eligibility for financial aid is complex. A financial aid
counselor can help you sort it all out. An essential
requirement is admission to a degree program.
Q. What is
considered a full-time student?
A student is
classified as full-time if enrolled for twelve or more credit hours
during fall, spring, or summer terms.
Q. What classes
count for certification or renewal?
All teachers should
check with both their county certification representative and
the state certification office. Please keep records of dates
and contact persons you talk with. Call the State Department
of Education-Division of Certification at 1-800-982-2378.