Online Learning FAQs

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Applying to UW-Superior

  1. Complete the online Universities of Wisconsin application for admission.
    In the UW-Superior section, be sure to select one of the Online Learning Program majors.
  2. Request copies of your transcripts from other institutions you have attended to be sent to the Admissions Office, UW-Superior, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880.
  3. If you meet admission requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from UW-Superior. The letter will identify your assigned advisor.
  4. Contact your advisor to arrange a time for an enrollment conference.
  5. Complete an enrollment conference with your assigned advisor, who will help you with planning and answer questions.
  6. Register for coursework for your initial term through the E-Hive.

View the Graduate Studies Admissions webpage for recommended dates for submission of application materials.

The Graduate Education Online program has six starts per year.

The other online graduate programs, which are the collaboratives; sustainable managementdata sciencehealth & wellness management, each have their application deadlines indicated on their respective pages.

Online learners may earn a Bachelor of Science degree (or a Bachelor of Arts degree if language requirement is met). It is the same degree that is conferred to the on-campus student.

Degrees from online programs are widely recognized as equivalent to campus programs, and have been offered for many years – in the case of our program, more than 30 years with more than 1,000 graduates.

Online Learning

There are several majors available through Online Learning: Communicating Arts, Broad Field Language Arts – 4-12 Education, Computer Science, Elementary Education – Grades K-9, English, Exercise Science, Public Health, Public Leadership and Changemaking, Psychology, Self-Designed Major, Sustainable Management, Transportation and Logistics Management and Writing.

All degree seeking students who meet the general eligibility requirements may apply for financial aid. 

Our top 10 rated online degree programs give you the flexibility you need to balance work and family life with degree completion. For further information, contact the Online Learning Program at 715-394-8487 or dlc@uwsuper.edu. You can also visit the Online Programs page for more information.

Yes, UW-Superior courses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Each course offered through the Online Learning Program has the same learning outcomes as the traditional classroom course. The courses transfer in the same way as classroom courses.

Most Online Learning courses are on a semester basis (e.g., fall semester, spring semester and summer session), with the exception of the Business Administration, Management emphasis major and the graduate Education program. Check the dates of each term by going to the University’s Academic Calendar. Courses must be completed by the end of the term in which they are offered.

Students will take exams online. With the exception of Math 102, 230, 231, as these classes will require a proctored exam.

In most online courses, you’ll submit your assignments in Learn@UW-Superior or as an attachment to an email, depending on instructor preference. Some instructors may require assignments be submitted through regular mail.

Admission and registration procedures, text ordering, etc., can be completed without coming to campus. The majority of coursework can be completed without coming to campus, including all requirements for Self-Designed Majors. 

Elementary Education majors pursuing the Early Childhood Minor must take three Saturday seminars which are offered in Superior, and are sometimes available from other universities which may be geographically more convenient.

Yes. View the available graduate programs.

After you’ve enrolled for your courses, you can order your books and materials from the University Bookstore.

Most instructors will prefer email for regular communication. Some may indicate a preference for phone communication, or the communication tools within Learn@UW-Superior.

Registration and Advisement

There are several majors available through Online Learning: Communicating Arts, Broad Field Language Arts – 4-12 Education, Computer Science, Elementary Education – Grades K-9, English, Exercise Science, Public Health, Public Leadership and Changemaking, Psychology, Self-Designed Major, Sustainable Management, Transportation and Logistics Management and Writing.

Tuition and Bills

Current tuition and fees for online courses are available on our Tuition and Fees webpages.