Start by looking on the websites of institutions located near you or ones with which you are familiar. Your state may have a statewide distance learning web portal to help you find courses from all or most of the public institutions in the state. Many community colleges have an “open door” policy so you may be able to enroll right away. Other two-year schools and colleges and universities may have a two-part process: you must apply for admission and be accepted before enrolling in a course. This can take several weeks unless the school has a “quick admit” process which offers immediate and/or conditional acceptance for enrolling in a limited number of courses. Just be sure to check with your advisor at your home institution before enrolling if you are planning to transfer the course.
Article by Margo Colalancia, WICHE Director of Student Exchange Programs
Students — and parents who are bankrolling their kids’ education — are often amazed to learn that they can afford an undergraduate education outside of their home state, thanks to a program called “WUE” that’s been around for almost 30 years. Some say it’s like winning the lottery.