Thinking of switching between Campus and Online?
Change of Classification Process

Switching from in-person (campus) classes to fully online, or vice versa is a big change! You will want to make sure you research and discuss your decision with the right people as there are several differences between being a campus student and an online student. If you are considering making the switch, please be aware of the following:

  • Not all campus majors are offered online. If you are wanting to move from a campus student to an online student, you will want to make sure that your major is offered by the online program. A list of online undergraduate majors can be found at
  • There are no institutional scholarships available for online students. However, you may still qualify for non-institutional scholarships, Iowa tuition grants, and Federal Financial Aid. Talk with your academic and financial aid advisors to discuss which program is the right choice for you.

If you are ready to make the switch, please contact the IW Online office at 319-385-6208 or to initiate the form required to change your classification.


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    We offer a variety of relevant degree programs designed to help you reach your educational goals. At Iowa Wesleyan, we understand that you bring a lot to the table! Did you know you can earn many of your credits AND save money at the same time? We apply relevant learning as well as work and life experiences toward college credit through our Credit for Life Learning (CLL) prior learning assessment process.

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