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An online experience designed to help you get to where you want to be, from wherever you are

Faculty from California, Clarion and Edinboro campuses - not teaching assistants - lead you every step of the way. They make sure your degree is just as high-quality and valuable as the ones from our brick-and-mortar schools.

That same support, mentorship and advising extends outside the "classroom" to help you reach your goals. And with our Graduate Programs and opportunities for advanced certifications, we can help you continue to grow throughout your career. Wherever you are, we're here for you.

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Supporting You
At PennWest, we've built an entire support system to make sure you get the best possible college experience - wherever you are located. Our online students have access to the same services that are part of our brick-and-mortar campus, and we are dedicated to providing our students with all the resources they need to feel right at home.
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Innovative Education. Wherever You Are.
What should you expect as a PennWest Global Online student? Expect to be engaged, enlightened and successful! Why? Because you will be supported by the Center for Innovation and Instructional Design – a team of expertly trained industrial designers who work behind the scenes to provide you with a unique online educational experience.
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Technology and Flexibility

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Flexibility of courses
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A Connected Academic Community

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Expert Faculty Collaboration
Our faculty members are the same experts you would receive on our brick-and-mortar campuses. You will be able to communicate directly with your professor, receive feedback and collaborate on projects.
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Innovative Course Content
Using advanced technology, our instructional designers are dedicated to working with faculty to provide engaging educational experiences in an online format.
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Peer Collaboration
Although you can complete your courses on your schedule, you also will have opportunities to collaborate with peers in discussion boards, virtual meetings and more.
You may call it the future of higher education.
We call it PennWest Global Online