Western Carolina University Online

Western Carolina University Online

Western Carolina University Online

Western Carolina University was founded in 1889 and is nestled in the western region of North Carolina. It is a member of the University of North Carolina system, and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It currently provides educational opportunities to students from 38 states and 32 countries. Those numbers increase when you take into account the University's online and distance programs. The University offers a number of programs online to allow those who are unable to meet on campus to continue their education.

Admission to a distance learning program at Western Carolina University is determined by two steps. The first step is to complete and submit an undergraduate or graduate application to the University. Once accepted to WCU, the second step is for your application to the distance learning center and credentials to be forwarded to the applicable department or program you are interested in. Admissions to their distance learning programs are highly competitive and many require a year in advance of planned attendance. Applications for distance and online programs are available on the University's website.

Western Carolina University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs via the internet, as well as many certificate programs. Some of the undergraduate degrees that can be obtained online include criminal justice, emergency medical care, health information administration, and nursing. A degree in any of theses fields is a great starting point for a long and successful career.

Graduate degrees are also available including education administration, entrepreneurship, human resources, and project management. If you already have an undergraduate degree, going back to school to obtain your graduate degree can give you a much-needed advantage over your competition.

Perhaps you are not interested in obtaining a degree, but are interested in a course or certificate. Western Carolina University offers a number of certificate programs as well including financial planning, project management, nurse educator, and construction management. A certificate in any of these fields can help to better your career.

If you know what you are interested in studying and have completed your admissions application, there may be one remaining hurdle on your path to success. For many individuals, that final hurdle is money. Fortunately, Western Carolina University provides a number of financing options for potential students. They offer convenient payment plans as well as a number of scholarship opportunities. A representative in the University's financial planning office is available to answer any and all questions regarding payment.