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Online and Distance Education

At Commonwealth University, we understand that the demands of modern life require flexibility and accessibility in education. That's why we offer a comprehensive suite of online and distance learning programs and courses designed to fit your busy schedule without compromising on quality.

Our online courses provide the same rigorous curriculum and esteemed faculty as our on-campus offerings, ensuring that you receive a top-tier education from the comfort of your home.

100% Online Academic Programs

Commonwealth University online and distance education programs are tailored to meet the needs of diverse learners. Whether you're a working professional looking to advance your career, a parent balancing family responsibilities, or someone seeking to continue their education later in life, our flexible learning options are designed to support your goals. With a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs available, you can choose the path that best aligns with your aspirations and lifestyle. 

Online Undergraduate Programs

Online Graduate Programs


Our dedicated team of admissions counselors is here to guide you through every aspect of the application process, from selecting the right program to understanding financial aid options. Whether you have questions about specific courses, program requirements, or how to balance studies with your current commitments, our knowledgeable staff is ready to provide personalized support and advice.

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Online Courses

In addition to traditional, in-person courses, Commonwealth University provides a wide selection of online courses for students who prefer the flexibility that online instruction provides.

View available online courses in a given semester by using the Class Search link below. On the Class Search website, select the semester you wish to view, then hit continue. Select "Online Campus" under Campus to view all online courses for the chosen semester.

Class Search

Summer and Winter College

Commonwealth University's course offerings extend beyond the traditional academic year with a selection of classes available during the Summer and Winter breaks. Many of these classes are offered online and are available to students attending any university.

Summer and Winter College

More Information

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by post secondary institutions that already have degree authorization in their home state. Approved colleges or universities in a SARA state therefore only need their home state authorization to offer distance education to students in any other SARA-member state, subject to certain limitations. Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is an approved SARA institution, allowing CU to serve students participating in online education and field experiences in all 49 SARA participating states, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.

Please note that SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. Each state has different standards for occupations that require a professional license or certification, and educational prerequisites may vary based upon the state. While Commonwealth University is able to offer many programs that lead to licensure/certification in Pennsylvania, these same CU programs may not fully meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification of other states. Visit the State Authorization webpage for more information.

State Authorization

Commonwealth University strives to provide the highest quality educational programs available, but recognizes the importance of providing an opportunity for students to make an appeal if a conflict does arise. Please visit the Student Complaints and Concerns webpage to learn more.

Please view information required of Commonwealth University to be disclosed under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) on the HEA Student Consumer Information webpage.

CU Consumer Information