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Education on Demand Registration

Start your courses today! Just follow these four simple steps:

1.  Choose a course

Online, immediate enrollment courses
Paper-based, immediate enrollment courses

Education on Demand's credit courses are flexible and ready when you are.  It's the perfect solution for students who find they are short a few hours from graduating after the deadline to add classes, are ready to start their education on their schedule, or want a self-paced class. Students have up to 9 months to complete a course, and if needed, can apply for a three month extension.

2.  Register

If you are new to WTAMU or a former Buff, enroll via our online registration form.
If you are a current WTAMU student register through Buff Advisor

3.  Send transcripts from your previous school if you are not a WT student.

Have transcripts sent to:
Education on Demand
West Texas A&M University
WTAMU Box 60185
Canyon, Texas  79016

or email them to EducationOnDemand@wtamu.edu

4.  Pay online once your registration is confirmed.

You will receive an email within two days of receipt of your transcripts from Education on Demand with a WT ID number and instructions to pay online.

Tuition is $595 for a three-credit hour course and $775 for a four-credit hour course.  Graduate courses are $757 for a three-credit hour course.

Questions?  Call 806-651-2037 for more information.


Enrollment Requirements:      

You may enroll in an immediate enrollment, self-paced course for college credit at West Texas A&M University if you have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Enrollment in an Education on Demand course does not constitute admission to the University.

Restrictions for WTAMU Students:

  1. Financial aid is not available for self-paced courses.
  2. A maximum of 9 semester hours of self-paced study may be applied toward a bachelor's degree.
  3. Students completing a degree from WTAMU must have approval from their dean to take a self-paced class.  EoD seeks approval on behalf of the student upon student's registration in a course.  Should a problem arise, EoD will contact the student immediately to make other arrangements.
  4. Self-paced study hours cannot be applied toward a master's degree. However, these hours can be used for leveling.
  5. If seeking certification, check with the appropriate dean to ensure that self-paced courses will meet specific certification requirements.
  6. Students who have been suspended from any university may not earn self-paced course credit from WTAMU during the stated period of time.
  7. All students taking courses must be compliant with Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.

Academic Credit
Upon successful completion of a self-paced course, students will earn credit from WTAMU which will appear on their official transcript. Dropped or unfinished courses receive a grade of X, no matter the point in time at which a student drops the course. For WTAMU students, self-paced course grades are calculated into their cumulative grade point average. 

Registration Fees
Tuition for the course(s) must be paid at the time of registration. Once registration is confirmed by the registrar, EoD will send the student instructions to pay online.  MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Refunds and Transfers
Fees are not transferable from one course to another. Refunds for withdrawals will only be approved if withdrawal is received within twenty business days following enrollment.  Refunds follow the University policy for semesters 10 weeks or longer.

Books and Materials
Required materials are listed in the syllabus or course guide, which will be furnished after registration is complete. Textbooks may be purchased from the University Bookstore.

Lesson Grades
Generally standard letter grades are issued on lessons; however, some instructors may use "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory." The course study guide will outline the grading system used for that individual course. Most, but not all, courses are a combination of lessons and exams to calculate a final grade.

Integrity of Work
It is imperative that each student does his/ her own work. Evidence of plagiarism by the student will be sufficient reason for the assignment of a failing grade.

Completion Time
All lessons and exams are to be completed within nine months of enrollment. A one-time, three-month extension may be granted by filing the extension form in the student study guide. The extension fee is $75.00. In calculating completion time, a student needs to be aware that instructors are generally unavailable during holidays, semester breaks and parts of the summer.

Graduation Deadline
EoD must receive completed course work and final exam(s) for WTAMU students at least two weeks before graduation, four weeks for students graduating from other schools. Otherwise, graduation cannot be guaranteed.

A copy of a student's permanent record (transcript) is available from the Office of the Registrar only by written authorization of the student. To receive a transcript, order a WTAMU transcript online.

Special Instructions for students taking paper-based courses:

Lesson Preparation
Each course will have its own set of instructions, suited to the instructor's specifications. The student will receive a complete set of instructions upon enrollment in the course. Each lesson is to be submitted with a cover sheet indicating name, address, ID number and lesson number. It is important to keep Education on Demand updated on current addresses and phone numbers. DO NOT SUBMIT LESSONS ALL AT ONCE.

Mailing Procedures
Lessons may be brought to the Education on Demand office on Victory Drive, west of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum; mailed; or emailed to the office at EducationOnDemand@wtamu.edu.  All lessons must be recorded by the staff before being sent to the instructor. Students are responsible for postage on lessons sent to Education on Demand. When a lesson is graded it will be returned to the student via mail or email by the instructor. Students are encouraged to keep a copy of each lesson. This will be beneficial in case of loss or damage.

Examinations and Grades
Most courses require one or more supervised examinations. The specific number of tests is indicated in the course guide. Requests for approval to take each exam are included in the study guide and should be mailed or emailed with the last lesson preceding each exam. Exams are proctored and must be taken at the Education on Demand office or an approved university or college testing center.

There is a two-hour limit for each examination. Students who are unable to take exams on the WTAMU campus may arrange to take them at any approved college, university, or testing center. Please check with the Education on Demand office for further information.

 NOTE: This is an official bulletin of West Texas A&M University and is intended to give general information. It contains rules, procedures and fees in effect at this time. The University reserves the right to change fees or other charges, add or delete courses, revise academic programs or alter regulations and requirements as deemed necessary. All course fees, book fees and course offerings are subject to change without notice. West Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity institution.