ADULT ONLINE FAQS
Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. We realize you may still have some questions, so feel free to call us and let us help you find what you’re looking for.
WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?
Warner University offers several undergraduate online programs, designed for working adults, to complete an associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree. The associate’s degree programs get you ready to tackle the bachelor’s degree programs. If you’re applying to one of the bachelor’s degree programs, you may be required to first enroll in an associate’s degree program to fulfill general education requirements.
WILL A COLLEGE DEGREE MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY CAREER?
In our increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are placing greater value on education than ever before. Today, college graduates earn on average 75 percent more than high school graduates. Over the course of a career, that means a college graduate will earn, on average, almost $1 million more than a high school graduate, while individuals with a master’s degree will earn on average an income of 110 percent more than high school graduates.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Education is essential in getting a high-paying job.…In fact, for all but one of the fifty highest paying occupations, a college degree or higher is the most significant source of education or training.”
IS AN ONLINE FORMAT COMPARABLE TO ON-CAMPUS FORMAT?
Yes. Numerous studies have proven that online learners perform as well as or better than their on-campus counterparts. In the book The No Significant Difference Phenomenon, author Thomas L. Russell cites 355 research reports, papers, and summaries dating back to 1928 that found no significant difference between delivery modes of education. Where a difference was identified in recent studies, it generally favored the online student.
HOW FAST CAN I COMPLETE MY DEGREE?
Some students are able to finish a degree in 12 months and some finish in three years. Degree completion greatly depends upon your qualifications, personal commitment and work schedule. For undergraduate programs, the more credits you transfer in, the faster you’ll complete your degree. You may be able to earn credits from professional training or by utilizing credit from previous college courses you have taken. Our graduate programs are designed to be completed in 24 months.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MOVE TO A NEW LOCATION?
The benefit of Warner University Online is that it does not make a difference where you are located while completing your degree program. Warner’s classes can be continued from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to the Internet and a computer that meets our technology requirements.
WHEN AND HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO BE ONLINE FOR CLASS?
When and how long you log in during the week is completely up to you. Warner University Online offers you the flexibility to complete assignments at your own pace, at a time convenient to you within each week. Courses are constructed with no required login times during the week. As long as you meet the deadlines specified by the professor for turning in assignments, you can complete your assignment at any time of the day or night.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR ADMISSION?
You may apply online or by submitting a paper application through the mail. Since every student has unique needs and questions, Warner University admissions counselors are available to answer any questions for you throughout the process as well as enroll you in your first classes.
WHAT IS THE SKILL CODE FOR FAFSA?
The code you’ll need for Warner is 008848.
DOES WARNER UNIVERSITY ACCEPT TRANSFER CREDIT?
Warner University gladly accepts applications from students transferring from 2-year and 4-year institutions or from the military. Warner has a very generous transfer policy and will strive to award you credit for all of your regionally accredited coursework. It is important that you make the best decision regarding where to pursue your degree, which is why we provide a free unofficial transfer consultation concerning your transcripts prior to admission.
If you have credits from a college or university that was not regionally accredited, we will attempt to credential those courses with your assistance. We will contact your previous college and request the needed information to determine if we can award credit.
HOW DO I GET MY BOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS?
You can buy new or used books, or you may rent books from the Warner bookstore. Textbooks can be shipped directly to you. Once you are registered, your class schedule will indicate the ISBN numbers for required textbooks, allowing you to shop at a location of your choice.
WHAT IS THE NEXT START DATE?
Classes start every eight weeks. See the Calendar for upcoming start dates.
IS WARNER UNIVERSITY ACCREDITED?
Warner University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Warner University. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the University’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
WHAT IS THE COST OF ATTENDANCE AT WARNER?
As a nonprofit institution, Warner University offers some of the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. Additionally, scholarships and flexible payment plans make Warner’s low tuition rates even more affordable.
Tuition assistance can also come in the form of student loans and work opportunities. Costs do not include financial aid, which often greatly reduces the total cost.
To see a full list of tuition costs, visit our Tuition & Fees page.
IS THERE A PART-TIME ENROLLMENT OPTION?
Yes, it is possible to be a part-time student. However, most of our adult students are full-time students, taking one or two courses at a time. Your advisor will work with you to create a plan that fits your needs.
CAN I EARN LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDITS?
Warner offers options to earn credit through experiential learning. Talk to your advisor about the process of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Students can also earn credits by examination through the DSST, CLEP, AP, IB and other approved systems.
HOW DOES WU SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES?
Warner University, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), is committed to providing for the needs of enrolled or admitted students who have documented disabilities. It is the policy of the University to make services available to any student, who, through a recent assessment, can document a disability.
Students requesting academic accommodations must register with and provide documentation to Disability Services, which is located in room 234 of the Academic Skills Center.
To register, please contact Mrs. Kelly Morgan, Director of Disability Services at (863) 638-7244, firstname.lastname@example.org.