PULLMAN, Wash. – The online Winter Session will open to all eligible Washington State University students in 2011-12 and increase the number of courses offered.
 
The 2010-11 pilot session was open only to Pullman students.
 
“The pilot session demonstrated that students and faculty can succeed in this intense learning environment,” said David Cillay, executive director of the Center for Distance and Professional Education, which includes WSU Online. “It helps students ultimately save money by accelerating their education.”
The three-week session lets students take one online 3-credit course between Dec. 19 and Jan. 6. Eleven courses were chosen for this year’s session, based on demand and their effect on degree completion. They include general education, history, communication, anthropology, economics and other classes.
 
Although the schedule is challenging, students can get a head start. They will be given access to course content the day after they register.
 
The course fee is the same as standard tuition rates. Registration opens Nov. 7. For more information, please go to the website: http://winter.wsu.edu.
 
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Source:
David Cillay, WSU Center for Distance and Professional Education, 509-335-5188, dcillay@wsu.edu
Media contact:
Richard H. Miller, WSU Center for Distance and Professional Education, 509-335-5711, millerr@wsu.edu