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WCC Distance Education Helpdesk 919-739-7023 or 919-739-7029 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall and Spring Hours: Mon-Thu 7:45 AM- 5:30 PM Fri 8 AM-1 PM
Summer: Mon-Thu 7 AM-6 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it Right for me?
Earning college credit by taking distance courses is convenient and flexible, but responsible study habits and the ability to learn independently are a necessity to successfully complete the course. Distance courses are most appropriate for disciplined students who can work independently and complete course work on time. Click here to see if online courses and distance education is right for you.
Are there specific Requirements/Recommendations for Online Learners
Click here for requirements/recommendations to help online students prepare for online learning. Information ranges from prerequisites to Internet connections. Click to view.
How do I know if I am ready to take an online course?
WCC has a simple form, Student Readiness Assessment Check Sheet used by Advisors for students interested in registering for a distance education class.
Is there any other information I should read about distance education?
For more information on distance education we suggest you look at the What is Distance Education page and the Online Courses and Distance Learning - Is it for me? page. Other information about distance education courses, policies, and enrollment and login instructions are defined the WCC Schedule of Courses.
I am ready, how do I Apply Now?
How do I register?
Registration for an online course is the same as registering for any other course the college offers. For admission info, please call 919-735-5151ext 6720 or click here for admissions info.
Using the WCC Cruiser Portal, Current students (who are enrolled in courses) can register and pay for classes online using the WCC Cruiser portal. However, students must meet with their advisor prior to your posted registration date, which will be emailed to you via your Campus Cruiser email. To visit the WCC Campus Cruiser site go to: http://prod.campuscruiser.com/waynecc
Recipients of veterans educational benefits must see the coordinator of Military Assistance Programs before enrolling in a distance education course.
For more information on Admissions and Registration, Schedules & Calendars, Course Search, Non-Credit courses, Student Services, Bookstore, WCC Technology Services, Policies, etc. click Distance Education Resources page.
Can a distance learning course be full?
Yes. Courses do have enrollment limits and online courses generally fill-up fast. Register for classes as soon as you are allowed.
How much does it cost?
For tuition or refund questions click here.
You are financially and academically responsible for all classes in which you enroll. If you wish to discontinue college attendance you must officially withdraw.
When you register for a class, the charges for tuition and any fees will appear in the “Financial Profile Menu” in WCC Cruiser Webadvisor. There is no paper bill sent in the mail. You are responsible to pay your tuition by the designate date or you will be purged from the classes you registered for. Payments can be made online through “Financial Profile Menu” in WCC Cruiser Webadvisor.
Students who do not access or attend classes during the first week of the term may be dropped from their courses. In order to avoid possible administrative withdrawal:
- Students enrolled in an online course must access the course and complete initial assignments within the first 48 hours of the day your class is scheduled to begin.
- Hybrid courses generally meet on-campus prior to entering the online course environment.
- Do not assume that the instructor will automatically drop you from their class; it is your responsibility to drop any class you do not plan to attend.
Do I need to buy textbooks?
Yes. All credit distance learning courses require textbooks. Prices vary widely. Books are available in the WCC Bookstore, the main campus bookstore. You may also order books online or over the phone using VISA/MasterCard. You can see the textbook list for each course on the WCC Bookstore website or call the Bookstore (919) 735-5151.
When do I begin my distance learning course?
Distance Learning courses follow the same term schedules as classes on campus. WCC offers 16 week and 8 week courses. Students enrolled in a Distance Learning course must access the course and complete initial assignments within the first 48 hours of the day your class is scheduled to begin.
Am I required to be online at a certain time?
Generally, no. Most online courses run on a week to week schedule. Students are expected to complete assignment on a week to week basis, however all courses are different. Once in the course, always read the syllabus and welcome message carefully.
Will I need to come to campus for tests?
Some instructors may require proctored examinations. Online classes that do have some on-campus requirements will have that identified in the WCC Schedule of Courses. Students can make arrangements to complete these at other proctoring locations, not just on campus. The instructor will work with you or setting up an approved testing or proctoring site.
How do I contact my instructors?
Your instructors’ contact information may be listed in the WCC Schedule of Courses or can email them directly through the directory in the WCC Campus Cruiser or through your online course in the Communication area.
Helpdesk for Distance Ed and Cruiser
If you need further assistance, please contact the Distance Education Office at 919-739-7023 or 919-739-7029; or toll free at 1-866-414-5064; or email to email@example.com