How Will I Be Supported in My Online Degree?
When you decide to earn your online degree from Walden University, you’ll have access to a variety of student support services to help you at every step of your academic journey. That’s because Walden takes a student-centered approach to learning, which means you benefit from supportive specialists and advisors, engaged faculty, and innovative technology that allows you to learn on the go.
“There's always somebody there to help you or some form of a guide there to answer the questions that you have,” says Jury Turner, a student in Walden’s PhD in Public Policy and Administration program. “All these things pretty much are set up to make you successful in the class.”
So, what should you know about how Walden supports its students? Below, we go over some of the support services offered to you.
Student Wellness and Disability Services
The Student Wellness and Disability Services Office works to ensure students with disabilities have barrier-free access to Walden’s programs and services. By working with faculty and technicians to make the online classroom as accessible as possible prior to enrollment, Walden provides equal opportunity for students with disabilities. This includes resources and information on computer software for assistive technology, requests for leniency for students who are experiencing a short-term health issue, and contracting with venues for in-person residencies that meet the Americans With Disabilities Act compliance requirements.
Academic Skills Center
The academic skills courses, seminars, and workshops available through Walden’s Academic Skills Center allow you to strengthen your competencies in an area that impacts your current program’s assignments. The courses focus on an array of topics, from graduate writing to APA style to critical thinking for social change. Credit is awarded for most academic skills courses; however, these credits do not apply toward your online degree program requirements.
The Writing Center
If you are in need of academic writing support, Walden’s Writing Center is the perfect resource. Through the Writing Center, you can find and develop your scholarly voice as you work with writing tutors and dissertation editors one-on-one online and in person at academic residencies. Other assistance the Writing Center provides includes:
- Guidance on the writing process, from concept to final draft.
- Free tutorial services on APA style, grammar, and more.
- One-on-one consultations on course papers.
- Recommendations for supplementary writing guides and resources.
Walden offers you access to more than 189,000 electronic books, more than 91,000 full-text journals, more than 170 databases, and more than 4.8 million dissertations. Dedicated Walden librarians are available to offer you the library research support you need. They will help you develop search strategies, identify and evaluate resources, and obtain books and journal articles. Walden’s online library can also support your information literacy development through webinars, tutorials, and online guides.
Earn Your College Degree and Advance Your Career at Walden—an Online University Designed to Support You
Choosing the right online university is a big decision. During this process, be sure to investigate the student support services offered, from enrollment specialists to academic writing support to career planning and development. Walden, an accredited university, offers all of these student support services—plus more. And thanks to online education, you can earn your degree in an accessible environment while you continue to work full time. That means you can better maintain a work-life balance while you expand your credentials and further your skills. With a flexible online learning platform, there’s no need to rearrange your schedule or commute to campus—you can take classes at whatever time of day works best for you as you earn your degree and advance your career.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering high-quality online degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, as well as online certificate programs. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.
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