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To change your concentration after you begin your studies, contact your department.
Send an email Graduate Studies ([email protected]) to notify them of the correct concentration. To change your concentration after you begin your studies, contact your department.
Your application and application fee are good for 12 months. If you do not start the program within one year of your intended start date, you must reapply and submit another application fee. Instructions for checking your application status can be found here.
Prior to the term’s start date, you can shift your start date to a future term by contacting the Graduate Studies office at [email protected] or 509.359.6297. In your email, be sure to include your full name, student ID#, term you selected, term you want, and indicate which program you are in to ensure proper processing of your requested change.
Students can audit their degree, i.e. check where they are in terms of credits, GPA and graduation status using the DegreeWorks program: https://inside.ewu.edu/records-and-registration/soar-update/
Per the grad policy (https://inside.ewu.edu/policies/knowledge-base/ap-303-22-graduatestudents/) “Program requirements shall not be satisfied with any course credit in which a grade below C is earned.  Only two courses in a student’s degree program may be below a grade of B-.” As long as the student’s overall GPA does not fall below a cumulative 3.0 GPA, they will not be on probation. Students with questions about their academic status should contact the EWU Records and Registration Office: https://inside.ewu.edu/recordsand-registration/
You should expect to devote 15-20 hours per week to complete the workload in each class you in which you are enrolled. Students are advised to take just one class per session, or at least in the beginning to acclimate themselves to the rigors of this accelerated program.
EWU’s online programs are 100% online and fully asynchronous, meaning all of your assignments and your entire student experience will be conducted online and according to your own schedule. There will be deadlines to meet, certainly, but you will never be required to attend a live class – either in person or online – nor will you be required to complete an exam at a single, defined time.
The Department of Education has provided a website for Online MEd students to learn more about their program, course offerings, textbooks, and individual program plans. For more information, please visit: https://inside.ewu.edu/educgrad/online/
EWU College of Business is offering an inexpensive alternative for BADM 502 and BADM 505. BADM 502 and BADM 505 may be taken in a fast track option through Ivy Software. Utilizing this option will save you time and money.
  • BADM 502—FINANCE (required before taking BADM 530 and finance electives)
  • BADM 505—ESSENTIALS OF ACCOUNTING (required before taking BADM 560 and accounting electives)
Each Ivy course requires approximately 20-25 hours and costs only $75 per course. They are self-paced and can be done at your convenience.
  • The Ivy equivalent to BADM 502 is Understanding Corporate Finance.
  • The Ivy equivalent to BADM 505 is the combination of Financial Accounting: A Management Perspective and Managerial Accounting.
  • There is no Ivy equivalent to BADM 503—QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN BUSINESS (required before taking BADM 520)
If you choose the Ivy Software option, you must complete the Ivy course(s) at least one week prior to the registration deadline or you will not be able to complete your registration for that session. Once you’ve completed the required chapters for each course, you will have three opportunities to complete the exam. You must achieve 80% or better to pass. Please email the MBA Program Specialist when you’ve completed our Ivy Software exam. She will record your success and clear your way for enrolling in the corresponding MBA core and elective courses. For more information on the Ivy Software alternative, please contact your Enrollment Specialist.
If you are a Service Member, veteran or military-connected student using any type of VA Education Benefit or DoD TA please contact the EWU Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at [email protected] or 509-359-7040. The EWU VRC is staffed with veterans who are here to ensure your VA or DoD funding is received and processed in a timely manner. More information can be found at the EWU VRC website:  https://inside.ewu.edu/veterans/
All graduates are invited to participate in the spring commencement ceremony, regardless of when they finish. This requires you to work with the Graduate Programs team to meet certain deadlines. There is no online ceremony, and there is typically not a virtual option. You may sign up directly for graduation here: https://inside.ewu.edu/commencement/
Nothing. EWU has determined students who are taking courses exclusively online DO NOT need to show verification of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) mmunity. Please disregard previous notifications. You may contact EWU Health, Wellness & Prevention Services if you have any questions - https://inside.ewu.edu/bewell/ 509-359-4279.
No. All students are responsible — regardless of their source of funding — for monitoring their account and paying their full charges by the tuition deadline, which is two calendar days before the session start date. Failure to pay in full by the tuition deadline will result in your removal from the current session. Re-enrollment will not be available until the next session.
Yes. Due to the accelerated nature of these courses, course add and drop dates and tuition payment schedules are different for online programs than they are for regular quarter and semester-based courses. Tuition for online programs is assessed at the time of your enrollment and is due in full prior to the start of the term. It's important to pay close attention to the academic calendar corresponding to each course you take – be sure you are checking the 6-week academic calendar to verify important dates.
Yes. EWU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office can assist you with determining your eligibility for financial aid and scholarships. From completing the FAFSA to having aid available can take up to eight weeks. We can answer your financial aid questions at 509-359-2314 or [email protected]

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