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Thank you for your interest in Distance Learning at WKU.

Distance Learning is an exciting and rapidly growing method of obtaining higher education course work. The benefits are numerous, including flexible locations, flexible scheduling, and cost savings. At WKU, we are committed to bringing an ever increasing number of distance learning opportunities to you.

Please follow the links below to learn more about the Distance Learning programs at WKU:

WKU Online

Online Learning refers to online semester–based courses taught via the Internet.

WKU offers more than 40 programs online at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels and over 1,000 courses each year. So whether you’re hoping to take a course or earn your degree online, Online Learning can help you meet your goals. We are here to help you succeed!

Independent Learning

Independent Learning provides self-paced, non-semester based courses outside the traditional college classroom. These credit courses are offered via web, email, and mail.

You can register any day of the year and take as little as eight weeks or up to nine months to complete a course. With more than 100 courses from 30 different academic disciplines available, you are sure to find the course you need to fit your busy schedule and lifestyle.

DL Testing Center

The DL Testing Center provides proctored testing services to Distance Learning students. The Testing Center also assists WKU students in finding proctored testing sites near their homes and sends out exams to those testing facilities.

There are two testing center locations in Bowling Green to serve students, as well as testing locations at each of the WKU Regional Campuses in Elizabethtown/ Radcliff/ Fort Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro.

Online Learning Research Office

The DELO Online Learning Research Office provides methodological, technical, programmatic, and financial support to faculty conducting research in the areas of online learning and online education.

Please contact our office if you have an idea for a research project that explores some aspect of online education and learning. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.


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