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One Option: Guided Independent Study

There are three ways to be a student at New World University. One is structured online study. Another is to join a learning centre in your city where you can take advantage of such services as classroom instruction and in-person tutoring. If such a centre is not yet available in your area, or if you are able to study on your own, then the final option, guided independent study, may be right for you.

Subjects at New World University are built to combine the advantages of independent study but with access to a faculty tutor still available to assist you in understanding the material. Here is a typical sequence of events for each subject:

  1. You will enrol in one subject at a time. When you join our community and select a programme, you will receive a list of compulsory and optional subjects so that you know how to proceed.
  2. On enrolment in each subject, you will receive a list of online study materials that will help you learn that subject. These materials will be freely available online, you will not need to pay extra for them.
  3. You will study the materials for as much or as little time as you need to become confident that you have learnt them. Self assessments are included to help you detemine whether or not you are ready.
  4. Should you require clarification, or if you are having difficulty with any of the material, you simply visit the discussion forum. On this forum, you can search for previous similar questions that might answer yours, or you can ask a new question and get answers from fellow students and from faculty tutors.
  5. When you feel confident about the material, you schedule an examination. This examination will be proctored. If New World University does not have a proctor available in your area, you can nominate one who is an educator or is from another trusted profession.
  6. Your results are reported back to you within a few days' time. Assuming you have passed the examination, you have earned credit for that subject and can move on to the next one.

One Subject at a Time

Students almost always enrol in just one subject at a time. This allows you to achieve all of the following:

Discussion Forum

While most of our students are independently motivated, that doesn't mean that there's no room for working with other people. We've set up a community discussion board online where students and faculty tutors can help one another with subjects they're studying, or talk about any other issues that are important to them.

The goal is to build a community of learning not just in name, but where people really take an interest in one another's success. Some examples:

These are only examples. There's a "miscellaneous" category so that nothing that's disrespectful is out of bounds.

To access the discussion board, one must first join New World University, but that's a simple process.