Online FAQs

Are the College of Western Idaho Online Learning programs and courses comparable in quality to on-campus programs?

Online programs and courses are comparable in quality to those taught on-campus. All of our online faculty must complete an online instructor certification course and are exceptionally well trained to design and teach online courses. In fact, a large number of our on-campus faculty teaches our...

Can I take online and traditional face-to-face courses?

Yes, a large number of our students take a combination of online, hybrid and traditional on-campus courses as they pursue their academic success. ...

How technical do I need to be to be able to take online classes?

Before registering for an online course you should be able to answer YES to the following questions:

  • Are you comfortable using computers?
  • Do you have good time management skills?

Online courses typically follow the time-frame of a normal semester and are...

How well do my credits from CWI transfer to a four-year college or university?

If you are pursuing a four-year degree, College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a great place to start. Here, you can complete your first two years of college at the same quality level as other schools—but for about half the cost. When you’re ready to do your advanced coursework, CWI...

What is a hybrid course?

“Hybrid” courses combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning. A portion of a hybrid course is scheduled on-campus and the rest if completed online. CWI hybrid courses offer students the best of both worlds with regularly scheduled interaction with faculty,...

What support services and resources are offered to online students?

Students taking online classes at the College of Western Idaho receive the same support, services and resources as students taking courses on campus.

Why College of Western Idaho Online?

College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers a variety of online courses that can boost your professional skills and count towards a degree without ever setting foot on campus. Trying to keep up with a busy schedule for work, school, and family is difficult enough. Why add to your stress and lack of...


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