WOLI is accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA). MSA is one of the prestigious accrediting agencies that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and CHEA. This type of regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation that is possible for a school to receive.
Washington Online Learning Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as a post-secondary institution.
By virtue of WOLI's accreditation, many accredited institutions and universities will accept credits transferred based on your studies at WOLI. However, the decision to award credits based on completed courses at WOLI is solely in the discretion of the transferee school. WOLI cannot guarantee that any other institution will award credits for courses taken at WOLI.
For example, each WOLI course is equivalent to a certain number of semester credits at the University of Phoenix, Capella University, National American University, York College, Thomas University, and many other institutions. For more information about transferring credits, please contact the school office for assistance.
Licensed Career School Disclosure:
Washington Online Learning Institute is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
We get emails and phone calls from our students and graduates on a regular basis praising our school, the instructors, and the courses they have taken. Washington Online Learning Institute has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has never had any complaints with the BBB
Washington Online offers a unique combination of qualities that set us apart from other institutions.
Instruction: Our teaching staff is top-notch. Every full professor at the Washington Online Learning Institute is an experienced trained professional. Our teaching staff has been carefully selected to include only outstanding professionals possessing a wealth of skills and experience, and a love of teaching.
Online Classroom: Our online courses are asynchronous, which means you can access our courses any time of day or night, using any device. WOLI uses an outstanding web-based online classroom called Canvas LMS. Students log on at their convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Textbook reading, assignments, projects, videos, activities, and more make up the online courses at Washington Online.
Textbooks: We use only well-respected textbooks published by West, Delmar/Thomson, Pearson, Cengage, and other leading publishers of institution-level textbooks.
Curriculum: Our certificate programs and continuing education courses are comprehensive, and are comparable to courses taught at other accredited colleges and universities.
WOLI uses an Online Classroom that is available to our students 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year via the Internet. There are no mandatory scheduled class meetings that you are required to attend. This allows our students to do their online coursework whenever their schedule permits.
Students sign in to the classroom using their web browser (Google Chrome). Once in the online classroom, students can review course outlines, assignments, references, quizzes, and other relevant materials.
Courses are available in order, so students are able to move along in their courses at their own pace. Since there are no scheduled class times, students are able to complete assignments and exercises according to their own schedule. Even though courses at WOLI are self-paced, students are expected to complete their program by the deadline. In the event that a student can not finish an assignment on time, it is important to contact the school to request an extension *fee will apply.
Most courses take 4-8 weeks to complete. Certificate programs generally take anywhere from 4-8 months to complete and graduate. Remember, courses are self-paced.
Taking college courses at Washington Online Learning Institute is similar in many ways to completing college-level courses at a traditional college. We use the same materials as other accredited colleges, which are delivered online and taught by the same highly qualified instructors that have earned advanced degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Washington Online has an admissions office, deans of students, directors, school finance office, administration, and instructors. We also have a college president and provost. We have learners that are seeking to earn an undergraduate certificate or career diploma to advance their career.
There are many differences between online colleges and traditional colleges, but the major difference is the setting in which the learning process happens. With traditional college, students attend an in-person classroom whereby students learn the material from a live instructor at set times. Students attending an online college learn by accessing the course material through the college’s learning management system. Online college offers students the opportunity to study from the comfort and privacy of home or work. Attending college online is a big-time saver and offers a great deal of flexibility with learning.
In 2020, many students prefer online learning as opposed to learning in a traditional classroom. Online learning offers a great deal of flexibility and a one-on-one connection with instructors. Lastly, all learning has moved to the digital platform, so whether you attend college in a traditional college classroom or choose to study at home, students are having the very same learning experience.
The courses we offer vary in length from 4 weeks to 10 weeks or more. Our certificate programs range from 6 weeks to 16 months
Washington Online offers daily starts for our certificate programs and continuing education courses. This allows you great flexibility in deciding when to begin your education. Once you enroll, you will start your online courses the following day.
Please call us toll-free for an exact schedule, view our academic calendar, or check our Online Course Catalog for availability and online enrollment.
The Online Classroom includes excellent facilities for communication with instructors. Students are able to connect with the school by submitting a support ticket, email, or by calling the school during normal school hours at 952-465-3701.
The main admission requirement for our certificate programs is that students have at least a High School diploma or equivalent. Work experience and other schooling also help as students go through the courses, but are not a prerequisite for admission.
Don't worry: applications will not be rejected simply because you don't have extensive work or education experience.
Tuition varies with our courses and programs. Please refer to the tuition pages of the program or course you are interested in or our financial assistance page. We offer a number of payment plans and discounts to help you pay for your education. If you have any questions about how to pay your tuition, one of our dedicated Student Affairs Coordinators will be happy to assist you.
The students at Washington Online are a very diverse group. Our students work in companies of all sizes, from small law firms and medical offices to large corporations to government agencies.
WOLI is very pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has chosen Washington Online to provide its employees with paralegal courses
Below is a brief list of some of the better-known companies and organizations. Often times, law firms, medical offices, and corporations send their employees to us for paralegal training.
- Adidas America
- Alexander And Angelis Law Firm
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Ameriquest Mortgage Company
- Appet & Appet, Esqs.
- Arthur Andersen LLP
- Bank Of America
- Bank of New York
- B. Dalton Bookseller
- Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP
- Best Western
- Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine PC
- Cambridge Medical Center
- Capital One
- Chubb Group Of Ins. Comp
- Citibank USA
- Continental Airlines
- Coopers & Lybrand
- Cracker Barrel
- Deutsche Bank
- Dow Environmental, Inc.
- Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Federal Express
- Feldman Shaw & Devore
- Field, Olesnycky & Zielyk, Esqs.
- Ford Motor Company
- General Dynamics
- H & R Block
- Hyundai Motor America
- Hyundai Oil Refinery Co., Ltd
- IBM Corporation
- Intel Corporation
- Indiana University
- Internal Revenue Service
- J. C. Penney
- Jones, Cork & Miller LLP
- Keller Rohrback, LLP
- Law Offices of Cathy Anderson
- Merrill Lynch
- Morrison & Associates, P.C.
- New York Life insurance
- New York Stock Exchange
- New York Yacht Club
- Northwestern Mutual
- NTT America, Inc.
- NYC Dept. Of Consumer Affairs
- Oracle Corp
- Preston Gates & Ellis
- Price Law Group
- Qwest Com.
- SAP America, Inc.
- Seattle Times Newspaper
- Smith, Currie & Hancock
- Smithsonian Institution
- Sun Newspapers
- United Healthcare
- United States Air Force
- United States Army
- United States Dept Of Defense
- United States Dept. of Homeland Security
- United States General Accounting Office
- United States Marine Corps
- United States Navy
- University of Michigan
- University Of North Texas
- Washington, D.C. Commission On The Arts
- Wawa Food Mkts
- Winston and Strawn
- X10 Wireless Technology, Inc.
- Zarco & Pardo, PA
Online instruction is an ideal way to further your education in today's busy world. Most of our students have schedules that do not permit them to take classes in a traditional classroom. They are either employed full-time, have families, or have other commitments that make it impossible to attend regularly scheduled classes at a local institution or university. Some students do not live near a school that offers a paralegal program, and can not just pick up and move somewhere else.
Online instruction primarily offers convenience, but there are additional benefits. Students are able to attend online courses at their own schedule and pace, and from any location, so school is open when you are ready to attend your online courses.
We have also heard anecdotal evidence that employers are impressed when they see potential employees who have taken and completed online courses. Employers say that it demonstrates the important qualities of self-motivation and self-discipline.
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Washington Online Learning Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning