WSU Online offers sessions on a convenient schedule
While WSU is on the semester system, WSU Online offers additional accelerated terms to move you forward faster. Below are the terms offered through WSU Online (the courses offered will vary by term):
- Fall semester: 16 week term, typically starting the end of August through the first week of December
- Spring semester: 16 week term, typically starting the second week of January through the first week of May
- Summer semester:
- Four week session: Typically starting around the beginning of July
- Two six week sessions: The first session is from May – June, the second session runs from June – July
- Eight week session: Typically from May through the end of June
- 12 week term: Typically starting the second week of May through the last week of July
- Intersession: Three credits in three weeks between summer and fall semesters
- Winter Session: Three credits in three weeks between fall and spring semesters
Tips every student should know
Select the links listed with each bullet for additional information.
- Be aware of upcoming academic deadlines: You'll want to be familiar with the various deadlines during each term you are enrolled in, and what consequences you may face if you drop a course late in the term. Keep this page handy, and if you’re pursuing a degree and receiving financial aid, always consult your academic consultant before dropping a course.
- Registration holds: Each semester, degree seeking students will automatically have an advising hold placed on their registration, which is cleared by their academic consultant after a one-on-one advising session. Find out what other holds the University may place on a student’s registration that must be cleared before being allowed to register for courses.
- When you register depends on your class standing: Registration times are assigned based on class standing and total credit hours earned. Check out this page to learn more about priority registration. Degree seeking students will want to shop for courses and contact their academic consultant to schedule an advising session prior to their registration date.
- Computer requirements: Most WSU Online courses have elements which require Cable Internet or DSL access, and up to date media software. Confirm that your computer has the requirements needed to take online courses, and if not, use the links provided to download updates.
- Get to know your virtual classroom: If you’ve never taken an online course, select this link to take a quick tour of the Angel Learning Management System course space, presented by WSU Online staff members.