Step 2: Getting Started (Applying & Registering)
Applying for Admission
If you are not already a student of WWCC, you must begin by filling out an Application for Admissions to Walla Walla Community College. You may request this form from the Admissions Office by telephone at 509-527-4283 or by calling the Extended Learning Office. Once you have the form, simply fill it out and mail to our address below, or Fax it back (509-527-3661) to the Admissions Office.
(Students can apply online now- should probably direct them to that since these will be online courses!)
Paying for eLearning Courses
Choosing a eLearning Course
Review the various modes of delivery and the course descriptions carefully. Most of the courses available today from WWCC are online courses. Many use courseware called Blackboard to support the virtual classroom. There are a few courses being offered in the telecourse format, which is similar to a correspondence course. Check your quarterly schedule to see which courses are offered and the mode of delivery.
Types of Courses/Modes of Delivery
- WAOL (Washington Online): These courses are 100% online and have regular start and stop dates, as well as regular assignments and project due dates. Because online courses are delivered at a distance, they are reading and writing intensive. Students should plan to spend 5 out of 7 days logging into the classroom and between 10 - 15 hours of class work per course each week. WAOL courses are taught by WWCC instructors and instructors from locations in and out of Washington State. This means your instructor may not be accessible on campus.
Note: Quarter start and stop dates for Washington Online differ slightly from all other campus courses. Check the quarterly schedule for exact dates.
- Hybrid Courses: These courses are 80% or more online, with face to face instructions for 1-2 hours a day, one day a week, on the WWCC campus.
- Web Enhanced:
Click here to see the current eLearning classes (image of eLearning schedule cover)
Some courses offered in a distance format may, or may not be transferable and/or fulfill a specific degree requirement. Students are encouraged to discuss course selections with an advisor in order to meet intended goals.