How do I receive advisement and register for a Distance Course at UWG?


Registering for a distance learning course is much the same as registering for a traditional course. All of the info needed is available off of the UWG homepage: at http://www.westga.edu -- from there you will be able to find the links mentioned below in these step-by-step instructions...

Step 1. Seek advisement on which courses you need to complete your program of study.

The UWG Excel Center provides academic advisors and online information, to help undecided students explore various options and help them
choose a major best suited for them.
Students can even "Ask Andy"(a virtual online advisor) questions. Visit the EXCEL website here: http://www.westga.edu/~EXCELCenter/pages/AcademicAdvising.htm

If you have been told (by the Office of Admissions) that you need one or more courses in developmental reading, writing, or mathematics or if you have one or more high school CPC deficiencies, then you need to talk with Ms. Francie Taylor in the Office of Learning Support and Testing for advising. Call for an
appointment at 678-839-6435 or e-mail ftaylor@westga.edu. Visit the Office of Learning Support and Testing here: http://www.westga.edu/~lst

If you think that you may need a fully online core course, contact a University of West Georgia eCore™ Advisor by going to: http://ecore.westga.edu/ecore/index_14502.php.

The Online Graduate Catalogue and the Online Undergraduate Catalogue are available at: http://www.westga.edu/index_students.php

More info about getting an advisor: http://www.westga.edu/excel/index_3273.php

Check here for information about eCore: http://ecore.usg.edu/

Step 2. Look to see if any of your required courses are taught via "distance" technologies.

All courses offered at a distance are noted in the published bulletin and on Banweb (http://banweb.westga.edu/schedule.htm) with an "N", a "D", or a "G" beside the section number. The written bulletin also provides specific information about the type of media used in the distance course, how often, and sepcific instructions on how to get started -- but often Banweb does NOT.

Specifically:

At UWG, a "G" in a course section number means that the course is taught COMPLETELY ONLINE through the University System of Georgia. The course is either an eCore™ course or a WebMBA course. Be sure to visit the eCore™ website for more information: http://www.westga.edu/~ecore or the WebMBA website at: http://www.westga.edu/~busn/webmba.html. Both the written bulletin and Banweb provide specific information about the type of media used in the distance course, how often, and specific instructions on how to get started. See the course listing on Banweb (http://banweb.westga.edu/).

At UWG, an "N" in a course section number means that it is a Total Distance Course (those which meet at least 95% through videoconferencing, WebCT, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face).  The course must not have more than one face-to-face meeting, in addition to a final proctored exam if desired. The location need not be the Carrollton Campus. Mandatory fees, except for the technology fee, are not assessed. Courses are not counted in meeting the residency requirements for graduation, unless the program itself has been approved for off-campus / Total Distance delivery (see department).

AT UWG, a "D" in a course section number means that is a Partial Distance Course (those which meet at least 51% - 94%  through videoconferencing, WebCT, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face). 

If the section # is 01D through 39D, these are counted as “on-campus” courses.  Mandatory fees are assessed. Courses are counted in meeting the residency requirements for graduation.

If the section # is 41D through 99D, then the course is counted as an off-campus course. Mandatory fees, except for the technology fee, are not assessed. Courses are not counted in meeting the residency requirements for graduation, unless the program itself has been approved for off-campus delivery (see department).

* The Distance & Distributed Education Center page will also give a list of classes (past, present & future), an explanation of the distance technologies used, and other helpful information: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/distancecourses/

If an questions remain, after you have read over the Bulletin & Banweb course listings, you may contact the Distance Education Department or email at (distance@westga.edu) directly for clarification.

Step 3. Decide if distance education is right for you.... take the RU Ready Test at http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ruready.html

Step 4. Apply to UWG online:

If you wish to attend as an undergraduate at UWG, you may apply online. An Undergraduate Application is available at http://www.westga.edu/~admiss/index.php?id=applicationforms

If you wish to attend a graduate course at UWG, you may also apply to the Graduate School. An Online Graduate Application is available at https://www.westga.edu/grad/

Step 5. Register and pay fees. Plan ahead for financial aid...

For directions on how to register online, go to http://banweb.westga.edu/

Questions about registration may be answered most easily by the Registrar's office website: http://www.westga.edu/~registra/

Undergraduate Fee information is available: http://www.westga.edu/admiss/index_1070.php

Graduate Fee information is available: http://www.westga.edu/~gradsch/finaid.php

Financial Aid info can be found at: http://www.westga.edu/~finaid/

Registration dates and fee payment deadlines can be found under IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES or refer to the more inclusive ACADEMIC CALENDAR website.

How to pay fees can be found at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/online/fees.html


Note: Thank you to the Registrar's Office, Student Accounts Office, Student Services, and Dr. Micheal Crafton, for providing the compiled information above.

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