Whether you want to take a single course or earn a degree, we offer accredited online college courses and programs that you can study at your own pace, whenever and wherever you wish.
Explore our courses by clicking on your desired category in the menu. For a quick overview of courses, check out our course index.
Is distance education for me?
- Do you have reliable Internet access at home?
- Can you commit a regular, weekly amount of time to the course?
- Are you comfortable with email and searching and browsing the Internet?
- Are you "self-motivated" in your learning?
How do online courses work?
All the courses listed are Andrews University courses.
|Self-paced Open Learning||Self-paced Full Term||Interactive Online|
|Benefits||Flexible and convenient. With 180 days to complete, these courses can be done at your convenience. Schedule time to study in between your daily activities, vacations and holidays.||Flexible and convenient with start and end dates aligned to Andrews semesters.||Flexible and convenient, but within a structure. There is a start date and end date. Courses in the summer tend to be 8 weeks in length; fall and spring semester courses tend to be 15 weeks in length.|
|Registration||Register at any time.||Registration opens in March and continues up to the first day of class. A late registration fee may apply if you register after the first day of class.||Registration opens in March and continues up to the first day of class. A late registration fee may apply if you register after the first day of class. See the website for exact deadlines.|
|Faculty Interaction||Faculty support and encouragement.||Faculty support and encouragement.||Faculty support and encouragement.|
|Assessment Deadlines||You are in control. Decide what pace works right for you.||Students set assignment schedules for each half of the term; but must complete the first half by midterm; and the second half by the final exam.||Weekly deadlines with no late work accepted|
|Student Interaction||Not applicable.||Limited.||Lively interactive learning community.|
|Completion||Must be very self-motivated to complete the course.||Must be very self-motivated to complete the course.||Deadlines and interaction increase motivation to complete successfully.|
|Financial Aid||Not available.||Available; check for eligibility with the institution through which you are completing your degree.||Available; check for eligibility with the institution through which you are completing your degree.|
How do I take online exams?
One or more exams are required for each online class. See the course syllabus for details. All exams are taken online and must be supervised by proctor. See more information about how to choose a proctor, the length of an exam and how exams are graded.
Who can help with course registration?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (269) 471-6323 for help.
If you are completing an Andrews degree, please talk to both your academic and financial advisors before taking an online course.
- Ensure that your academic advisor agrees that you will be successful in the course; and that the course will be accepted for your program.
- Carefully consider the impact of adding a distance course to your financial plan.
- Your advisor's contact information is listed on your preVue page.
Is AU authorized to offer online courses in my state?
Students need to review Andrews University State Authorizations before registering for classes. Do not register if your state is not included in the authorized list. Check each time you plan to register, as regulations may change at any time.