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Student Achievement Outreach

Getting Started

1. Determine if Central has an online program appropriate for your needs

You can find a list of majors, minors, certificates, and graduate programs available by visiting our program advising page. Additionally, you can find out more about online learning at Central by visiting our Preparing for Learning in an Online Environment page.

Please be aware that many online classes require admission to an online program of study in order to enroll. It is strongly recommended that students meet the pre-admission requirements, apply, and get accepted to their online program of study prior to the registration period.

2. Apply to the University

Visit our Admissions website to learn more about this process.

How to Apply      Admissions for Online Students

3. Fill out the FAFSA, apply for scholarships

To apply for aid, you must fill out and submit a FAFSA form. To learn more about the Financial Aid at Central, please visit our Financial Aid website, and our Scholarship page.

For more scholarship information for prospective students, visit here.

4. Once admitted, confirm your acceptance

Please visit our Admissions pages for your next steps. 

5. Apply for your  program

A list of offered majors can be found here with links for each application.

6. Complete the Online Orientation

If you have not already signed up for or completed the online student orientation, click here to do so.

7. Contact support and program advisors with any questions or concerns you may have

General academic questions can be directed towards a support advisor. Questions specific to your major or minor plan of study can be directed towards your program or faculty advisors.

Also, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!

8. Register for Classes

Registering for classes is included in the orientation, but here are some video tutorials if you need a refresher! If you need assistance with registration, you can contact Registrar Services at 509-963-3001. If you registration problem is caused by a pre-requisite issue, you can contact your support advisor for options.

Please be aware that many online classes require admission to an online program of study in order to enroll. It is strongly recommended that students meet the pre-admission requirements, apply, and get accepted to their online program of study prior to the registration period.


Related Resources

Tuition and Fees for Online Students
General Advising Resources
Frequently Asked Questions