The Centre for Online Learning

Director, Teaching Support Services: Sandra Hughes, BA, MA, ext. 4104
Manager, Centre for Online Learning: Lisa Fanjoy, BA,, ext. 4106
Manager, Educational Technologies: Mary Scott, BA, BEd,, ext. 4722
Communications Co-ordinator: Rebecca Kieswetter, BA, BEd,, ext. 3507
Office Location: Room 293, Second floor, 202 Regina Street North
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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The Centre for Online Learning is responsible for developing and supporting the university's online learning course offerings. These learning opportunities are built on the strengths and interests of the university's faculty and are designed to meet the needs of local, national and international communities.

During the academic year, students can select from more than 90 online learning courses and register in any of the six instructional sessions: fall term (September to December), winter term (January to April), fall/winter session (September to April), spring term (May to August), intersession (May to mid-June) and summer session (July to mid-August). All online learning course offerings are offered entirely online and are complemented by a package of learning and support materials. Part-time students may also register for regular daytime or late afternoon courses at the campus to which they were admitted.

The range of part-time and online learning courses offered enable students to complete all the requirements for the Diploma in Business Administration and the Certificate in Arts (I and II) on a part-time basis. A BA without designation can be completed entirely through online learning. It is not essential, however, that a student work toward a degree. Courses may be taken for general interest, for self-enrichment, or with a view to improving job qualifications or career prospects.

NOTE:  General BA and BSc degrees are available to students as an alternative to an honours degree. No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with these degrees.

At the Laurier Waterloo campus, a broad range of business courses makes it possible for part-time students to earn a university diploma (Diploma in Accounting, Business Administration) and/or to satisfy the academic requirements of numerous professional designation programs. Degree-credit courses taken in partial fulfillment of designation requirements may be applied to diploma programs.

Students wishing to pursue an honours degree in an arts or science subject may find it necessary to register full-time for one academic year or more. The third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree must be taken on a full-time basis.

The Centre for Online Learning updates information regarding course offerings twice each year. A listing of fall/winter course offerings (detailing fall term, fall/winter session and winter term) is available in June, and the Spring/Summer Calendar (detailing spring term, intersession and summer session) is available in February. This office also programs non-credit offerings through Continuing Education. Details can be found on the website at

For details relating to Educational Development, refer to the Academic and University Resources section or visit the website at

General inquiries from prospective part-time students should be directed to:
The Centre for Online Learning
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
(519) 884-0710, ext. 4881

Inquiries concerning admission to the university should be directed to The Office of Enrolment Services: Admissions, ext. 3351. For program counselling, refer to the Academic Advising sections of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.