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When we say our programs are flexible, we mean it.

Whitworth is known and valued for providing high-quality, relational educational experiences to its students. We are committed to maintaining programs that allow adult students and instructors to engage and have meaningful dialogue – in the evenings and on weekends – whether face-to-face or online.

Our flexible learning options allow you to have the option to choose between online* and in-person options depending on how you prefer to learn and what fits your schedule. Want to try both? No problem. We can work to customize a plan that fits your needs. 

  • Online: Students who choose to attend classes online will attend remotely via Zoom or another videoconferencing program, interacting with their instructor and classmates in real time. 
  • In person: Students attending in person will have class on campus in north Spokane or at the U-District location.

*Cohort courses in the Teacher Certification Program are completed in person at the north Spokane campus.

Classroom & Instruction

Continuing Studies instructors are encouraged and trained to engage all students equally, both in-class participants and remote participants. We strive to create an environment that honors each student regardless of learning modality.

Students who choose to participate remotely are required to:

  • create a distraction-free environment;
  • maintain sufficient internet connectivity; and
  • have access to and utilize a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Accelerated Courses

Our adult evening programs are built in an accelerated format – six-week, nine-week and 12-week courses. You concentrate on just one course at a time, allowing you to focus your study and retain more of what you learn. Most courses meet one to two nights per week, with class starting at 6 p.m. Some courses may meet one or two Saturdays during each six-week session.

"We’re both USAF Veterans, parents of two toddlers and now Whitworth students. Because of Whitworth’s night program, my husband can work full time and go to school, and I’m blessed to be a full-time mom and full-time student without needing childcare."

Carrington Pulaski

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Sample Evening Course Schedule (in person or online)

 MonTueWedThurFriSat
Week 1     class at 6 p.m.      class at 8:30 a.m.  
Week 2     class at 6 p.m.       
Week 3     class at 6 p.m.      
Week 4     class at 6 p.m.     class at 8:30 a.m.
Week 5     class at 6 p.m.      
Week 6     class at 6 p.m.