What is Distance Education?
There are several terms used to describe instruction that is offered away from a campus, such as off-campus instruction, extension, distance education, e-learning, etc. Distance Education, which is used by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is understood to include off-campus instruction for credit (whether face-to-face, electronically mediated, or a combination of methodologies). The UNC system has also referred to this form of instruction as both degree-credit extension and distance education. (Reference: UNC ADM MEMO 407, 12/15/00).
Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina
Admission of applicants residing outside the state of North Carolina to an online
degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by University of North Carolina Wilmington is dependent upon UNCW’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please review UNCW State Authorizations or contact UNCW's Distance and Online Programs at 910-962-3876 or 910-962-3855.
Notice to online and resident students seeking to complete an internship, clinical, or other field experience outside of North Carolina
A student's ability to participate in an internship, clinical or other field experience
is dependent upon the individual states authorization requirements and UNCW's authorization status with that state. Before engaging in any internship, clinical or other field experience outside of North Carolina, please check to see if UNCW is authorized for such experiences in that state.