- ARE YOU NEW TO ONLINE LEARNING?
- Is an online course right for me?
- What are the technical requirements?
- How do online classes and my degree show on my transcripts?
- What is tuition?
- How many classes can I take at one time?
- How do I get textbooks and course materials?
- Is an online class easier than on-campus?
- Once I start, can I take breaks? How long do I have to finish all classes?
- How many sessions are offered? How long are they?
- Can I get financial aid?
- Are scholarships or grants available?
- How do I register for classes after I apply and am accepted?
- How do I apply for FAFSA?
- What support do you offer throughout the admissions process?
- What is FRANK?
- GRADUATE PROGRAMS
- How much previous experience/coursework can I transfer in?
- How old can transfer credit be?
- How can I become a teacher if I do not have an undergraduate degree in teaching?
- What is the difference between Certification and Non-Certification?
- How long does it take to get a graduate degree?
- What is an MSACE degree?
- How do I do an internship while working?
- Is UWA accredited?
- How much is the graduation fee?
- What happens if I apply late for graduation?
- What are the deadlines to apply for graduation?
If you are comfortable on a computer, then an online course will be a good option for you. You’ll need some basic computer skills, such as the ability to work with a Word or Excel document, but deep technical expertise isn’t necessary. Your personal student success coach will be able to guide you through the online classroom environment and help with any questions or issues you have.
Successful online students are self-disciplined and approach assignments with the same focus they would in a classroom.
Here are the minimum specifications for your computer. Please note that tablets*, hybrid devices, mobile devices, Chromebooks, and external cameras on Mac computers are not supported.
- Microsoft Office Suite (Latest Version)
- Windows 8.1/10 (32/64 bit) | MacOS 10.12 to 11.11+
- Windows: 2 GB RAM | Mac: 512 MB RAM
- Hard drive: Windows: 75 MB of free hard disk space | Mac: 3 MB of free hard disk space
- Screen resolution: Minimum 1024 x 768
- Internet connection: High speed (DSL, Cable, or LAN) is required. Dialup, cellular high speed, and satellite internet service are not supported for use with Respondus. 200kbs minimum upload speed is required. Please check with your internet provider to help ensure you meet this requirement.
*Note: iPads (with iOS 11.0+) can be abled on a test by test basis by the instructor.
How do I get textbooks and course materials? Visit the UWA Bookstore to order your required materials.
Find answers to commonly asked questions here.
The University of West Alabama offers two ways to apply for financial aid. The first is to go to www.fafsa.gov and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Choose UWA with the code 001024
The second is to use our custom FAFSA site, which helps simplify the financial aid application process. Students who use this feature are usually able to complete their application in less than 7 minutes. Contact your Enrollment Counselor today to get access.
In addition to the support we offer from our enrollment counselors who make the application process as smooth as possible, we also provide access to an online digital tool to streamline the financial aid application process. Applying for FAFSA can be an overwhelming experience, which is why we provide a custom website to simplify an otherwise complex process. Students who use FRANK are usually able to complete their financial aid applications in less than 7 minutes.
FRANK is an online tool that will enable you to complete your financial aid application (FAFSA) more quickly and securely. Applying for FAFSA can be overwhelming for many students, which is why we offer access to FRANK to streamline the process while ensuring you get the most financial aid possible. You can finish your application in less than 7 minutes!