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Find an Advisor

Contact an advisor about the degree plan you are interested in at Academic Advising.

Search for Online Courses

To find out which classes are offered online for a particular department each semester, search the TWU Class Schedule.

  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Click on Search for Classes under the blue bar that reads “Registration.”
  3. On the following page, you must fill in at least 3 fields. You can start by choosing the Term, Subject and then under Course Type select “Online/Distance.”
  4. Click on the Submit button.

How to Find Your Online Courses in Blackboard

Once you have registered for your online courses you will find them in Blackboard, TWU's online course management system. More about “How to Find Your Online Courses in Blackboard”...

Student Complaint Process

As a result of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) requires that institutions comply with any applicable state approval or licensure requirements in each state in which distance education instruction is delivered. More about “Student Complaint Process”...

DE Policies and Guidelines

All students enrolled in distance education courses are responsible for knowing and adhering to TWU guidelines and policies. More about “DE Policies and Guidelines”...

Your Bill

Distance Education courses cost exactly the same as on-campus classes. Your bill will vary semester-to-semester and from other student’s depending on your residency status and the level of the courses you register for (lower-level, upper-level or graduate).

At this time, no fees are waived for students who take only DE classes. For a list of all fees and their definitions, please visit the Office of the Bursar’s website.


To drop an online or televideo course, you must contact the academic department that is offering the course you wish to drop. A staff member in that department will fill out the proper paper work for you and send it to the Registrar's Office for the drop to be processed. You do not have to come to campus to drop any of your courses.

The Drop/Add fee is $10.00. Please see the TWU refund policy for refund amount. The last day to drop a course is listed in the Academic Calendar for each term.

A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from all credit classes must formally withdraw from the University through the Office of Student Life at 940.898.3601 or


The effective date of withdrawal is the day upon which the student submits the completed Request for Withdrawal Form, and it is approved by the Office of Student Life. Withdrawals are not permitted during the week preceding the first day of final examinations for either the long sessions or summer terms.

A student who withdraws on or up to the official day of census will have no record of coursework on the transcript. A student who withdraws after the day of census and before the last day to drop without penalty will receive a grade of "W." After the last date of withdraw without penalty, the grade of "WF" is assigned, unless the student withdraws for medical reasons or a "W" is recommended by the instructor.

Please see the TWU refund policy for amount of refund. The last day to withdraw from the University is listed in the Academic Calendar for each term.

TWU Student Email

TWU student email is accessed through Gmail. You will log-in with your TWU username and password. Here are some of the other features:

  • Unlimited storage space
  • Ability to save and access files from any computer through Google Drive
  • Additional apps: Google Hangouts, Google Forms, and Google Calendar
  • Improved navigation and responsive design superior to older e-mail systems (such as Outlook)
  • Easier to pair email with phone device

For more information including training material, how to access your Gmail account with your mobile device and FAQ’s please go to

TWU Student ID Card

Student ID cards are mailed to distance learners after the 12th class day. After that time, if you have not received a Student ID Card, please contact ID Card Services at 940.898.3565.

Please be aware that all students pay the $11 Student Identification Card Fee every semester. This does not mean you are issued a new ID each semester. You are issued a card your first semester. The fee pays for the student ID computer system.

Parking on the TWU Campus as a Distance Learner

All students who park on campus during the week must have a TWU parking decal. Parking decals are enforced Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. students may parking in gray, black, blue, or auburn curbs with a valid parking permit. Handicapped restrictions are enforced at all times. 

If you have further questions about this policy, please view the TWU DPS website or contact them at 940.898.2911.


SmarterMeasure is an online tool to provide you with information on your ability to succeed in distance education courses. Distance education courses are not any easier than traditional courses, are usually not self-paced and often contain more information than corresponding face-to-face courses. To be successful in distance courses, information about your personal strengths and weaknesses may be helpful. The purpose of SmarterMeasure is to help you learn more about skills and traits that have been shown to help students become successful in distance education. More about “SmarterMeasure”...

Guide for Online Courses

The online environment is more student centered than face-to-face classes are. Logging in to your class, reading the materials, and interacting with your classmates and instructor are all crucial forms of class participation. More about "Guide for Online Courses"...

The Online Student Life Experience

The TWU Student Handbook is available to all TWU Students. You can download a PDF of the handbook from that page, or request one by mail.

The Department of Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services has social media tools that you can join in order to know what's going on around campus and meet up with fellow distance learners.

You can also stay updated on important student deadlines, events and announcements by following the TWU Connection blog for distance learners and the TWU Library blog Check It Out.

Epsilon Omega Epsilon National Honor Society

Epsilon Omega Epsilon (EOE) is the national honor society for students in higher education pursuing a degree through online education. More about "Epsilon Omega Epsilon"...

Graduation and Commencement

Find out the steps you need to take in order to prepare for graduation and learn about commencement procedures. More about “Graduation and Commencement”...

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