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Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make adjustments to the formats of our courses in response to this evolving situation.
Although this is not how we would prefer to provide our technical college experience, we are prepared to continue offering the same high-quality education in all course formats. Your certificate, diploma, or associate degree will not be diminished or less than any other year. You will be prepared for your goals, whatever they may be.
Western values the health and safety of our students, and is committed to supporting you in this changing environment. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Find out how to protect yourself from COVID-19.
Updates for Fall Term
In the interest of student and employee safety, we will continue with courses in alternative formats wherever possible through December. There are, however, many courses that require face-to-face labs, clinicals, or other training. These courses will be offered in-person with reduced class sizes to allow for social distancing. The use of face coverings will also be required. Students impacted by these changes will be contacted with more specific information.
To check your class formats:
- Log in to your MyWestern Student Portal
- Under My Links, to the right, click on Self Service
- On the red tabs at the top, click on Classes
- Click Schedule
- Click Student Schedule
- Click on the name of each class
- Within the course description, you will see the Delivery Method
Fall classes began Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Our Fall courses now reflect classes with face-to-face options, as well as the online and alternative formats. You are encouraged to connect with your Admissions Coach or College Advisor, by email or phone, to create a schedule that works best for you. Not sure who your coach or advisor is? Just email email@example.com and we’ll get you connected.
Our admissions process has only minor changes while we are working in this virtual environment. We are waiving the $30 application fee and some testing requirements. Your Admissions Coach will work with you on the details once you have submitted your application.
Registration for fall is currently taking place online. Once you’ve completed the admissions process and are accepted to your program, your coach or advisor will walk you through the process one-on-one, or provide you with detailed instructions on how to build your schedule from the comfort of your own home. Check out our Registration Resources for more information on setting up your student accounts, getting your books, and applying for financial aid.
Our support services are available in alternative formats. From advising to financial aid assistance, tutoring, and counseling, we are using online, email, and video conferencing technology to connect with you for any needs you may have. Most services operate from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., unless appointments are made outside these hours.
Visit the Student Support Services page for more information about the services we offer.
Western is committed to staying informed about the spread of coronavirus and to keeping the college community updated.
Find the latest information about COVID-19 through these resources:
- Western Campus and Community Resources
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- La Crosse County Health Department
- Check the Spread
- John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- World Health Organization Information on COVID-19
- Mayo Health System
- Gundersen Health System
- Student Health Center