FAQs

Who can take online courses?

Anyone with a high school diploma or GED may begin taking courses through Undergraduate Online Learning. However, if you wish to complete a degree from University of Northwestern, you must apply for admission to the college.

When are courses offered?

Online courses are available year round and coincide with Northwestern’s fall, spring and summer terms.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

TermRegistration OpensOnline Registration DeadlineDates of Term
Summer 2014April 10May 25May 19–Aug. 26
Fall 2014April 14September 3Aug. 27–Dec. 18

Do I need a computer to take online courses?

YES. All courses offered in the online format require ready access to the Internet. View online course computer requirements.

How much time do I have to complete my courses?

Our courses are offered on a semester calendar basis. All online courses will expire if not completed at the end of the semester.

Is University of Northwestern affiliated with any religious denomination?

Northwestern is a nondenominational Christian college in the evangelical tradition. Classes are taught within the framework of a biblical Christian worldview. You may read our Doctrinal Statement to learn more.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available to students enrolled in an online degree or certificate programs. Government regulations prohibit offering financial aid for students enrolled only in individual courses.