Course Delivery Formats

Andrews University online courses are offered in one or more of the following formats.  Use this table to review the pros and cons of each type, before choosing which section works best in your situation now.

Use the Andrews Course Schedule to look up specific course information for the term you wish to register.
Note: Washington Adventist University and Oakwood University Consortium courses are currently offered in self-paced open learning format only.

  Self-Paced Open Learning Online Asynchronous Interactive Online
Section Number 901 999,998,997,996,950
Benefits 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, within fixed start and end dates. Full term classes are 15 weeks, part-of-term intensives are 7 or 8 weeks.
Registration Guest or non-degree students select their own start date, registration open year-round. Registration is open through the first day of class. See the current schedule for course-specific start and end dates.
Faculty Interaction Faculty support and encourage students who initiate contact as they each work at their own pace. Faculty support and encourage, initiating communication each week and responding to individual students.
Assessment Deadlines You are in control. Decide what pace works for you. Regular study is recommended. Weekly deadlines with no late work accepted, but students pick time of day to study.
Student Interaction Not applicable, as you study alone, at your own pace. Lively interactive learning community; group project and teacher meetings may be required.
Completion Must be very self-motivated to complete the course setting own pace. Deadlines and interaction increase motivation to complete successfully. 
Financial Aid

Not available; class format not available to Andrews degree students.

Available for Andrews degree students; guests can check for eligibility with their home institution.