Adult Studies Online Courses and State Authorization

Online classes are offered through the Office of Adult and Professional Studies, which is designed for students who wish to strengthen their academic background, enhance their professional knowledge and skills, and advance their careers.

The entire program is tailored to the learning styles and schedules of working adults. Online courses are part of the Office of Adult and Professional Studies ongoing effort to accommodate the needs of adult students and help them meet their educational and professional goals.

To find a list of online courses offered at Wesleyan, select button above. You may begin registering for these courses by completing a brief online application form.

After registering, log in to and click on “My Courses” (on the left). Then click the title of the course for which you have registered. That link will take you to the instructor’s course webpage, where you will find instructions on your first assignment and other important course information posted approximately one week prior to the start date of the class.

If you have any questions about the class (or if there are any problems reaching the current course webpage) please e-mail the instructor directly.

Once you have registered for an online course, it is vital to access the course webpage and/or contact the instructor as soon as possible, so that you may order your textbook and begin preparing the first assignment. Instructors teaching online courses are required by the college to hold students accountable for having purchased the textbook prior to the start date of the course. Textbooks for online courses are available from the NC Wesleyan College Store.

The primary means of communication between students and instructors in online classes is Your instructor will use your e-mail account to contact you, so please check it frequently. If you are unfamiliar with, please click here for instructions on how to get started. By remaining enrolled in any online class, students certify that they have read and understood the Jenzabar LMS Student Guide available through the “Students” tab at Students who experience issues with Jenzabar are responsible for promptly contacting Information Systems.

You should also make sure that your system meets Wesleyan’s minimum software and hardware configurations. Click here to view these minimum requirements.

You also have online access to Wesleyan’s Writing Center, which provides resources for students who are unable to visit the lab in person. These resources, which include a databank of instructional materials and online help with writing assignments, are available at The Writing Center. Online tutorials may be scheduled by e-mailing or by calling 252.985.5135.

Except for stipulations regarding enrollment of traditional students, online courses are governed by the same policies that apply to the ASPIRE Program 8-week courses. These policies appear in the ASPIRE (formally ADP) section of the NCWC College Catalog. Please pay particular attention to the refund policy for online classes. If you have questions regarding these policies, please contact the ASPIRE site at which you registered.

Before enrolling in any online course at Wesleyan, you will need to complete an orientation with your advisor. Please visit the campus location page for additional information.

The Basics

NC Wesleyan’s Library is committed to helping users learn to find information efficiently and use it effectively. The library’s home page is your gateway to information resources and services. From there you can search the online catalog, search online databases, find research help, or request books and articles.

Search the library catalog to find resources in the library’s print and media collections as well as over 24,000 NetLibrary eBooks.

Go to the Library homepage to search Online Databases, which contain full-text articles in all subjects from over 19,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals. The library’s databases are restricted to actively-enrolled NC Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. When you access the databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for a username and password. Your username is your first and last name input as one word; your password is your birthdate in six digits (mmddyy). More information on EZproxy is available at About EZProxy

Research assistance is available by telephone at 252.985.5350, by email at, or online through NCKnows.

Having trouble finding what you need? We can help! Pearsall Library has access to books, videos, and journal articles at institutions all over the country. Simply complete an online Interlibrary Loan request, and the staff will locate the books or articles–in Wesleyan’s collection or at another library–and send them to you. Please keep in mind that it may take a week or more to deliver requested materials to you via snail mail. Remember! Library Staff are here to help you.

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State Authorization of Distance Education

North Carolina Wesleyan College is approved by SARA-NC to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education. A “State authorization reciprocity agreement”, SARA, is an agreement between two or more States that authorizes an institution located and legally authorized in a State covered by the agreement to provide post-secondary education through distance education or correspondence courses to students in other States covered by the agreement.