Learning Online

The convenience of anytime, anywhere learning with the quality of SUNY Old Westbury academics provides a convenient, accessible means to higher education for students who seek or require it. 

Courses are offered in two formats: 

  • Online: All coursework completed by the student at home and on a prescribed schedule  
  • Hybrid: Combines online coursework with scheduled on-campus classes

System Requirements for Online Classes

  • Internet capable computer and browser compatible with the College's Blackboard Learning Management System
  • An Internet connection
  • An email address

All students automatically get an Old Westbury email address upon enrollment that can be used. Prospective online students can check for the compatibility of their system, download a compatible browser if needed, and get information about browser settings by visiting the Open SUNY Online Course Browser Compatibility resource.


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Login to Online Classes 

Current student login to Blackboard

Prospective student guest log-in to Blackboard

State Residency Requirements for Online Classes

SUNY Old Westbury is a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement enabling students from all U.S. states and territories, except California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, to enroll in its online classes.

Consumer Complaint Information for Out-of-State Online Students

SUNY Old Westbury is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and follows the complaint resolution policies and procedures outlined within the SARA Policy Manual and SARA Student Complaints. Consumer protection complaints resulting from distance education courses, activities, and operations may be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs for investigation and resolution. If a student is dissatisfied with the campus-based resolution, submit your concern to SUNY System Administration. And, if still not satisfied, file a complaint with New York State Education Department, within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made. Please note, this does not include complaints related to grades or student conduct violations, both of which are to be fully addressed via campus processes, not through the NC-SARA complaint resolution procedures.

Note that while California is currently not a SARA member, as an out-of-state public institution without a physical presence in the state, SUNY Old Westbury can still enroll CA students in online courses and programs.  In the event grievance procedures have been followed and all avenues of appeals exhausted and documented, and the issue remains unresolved, online students in California may file a complaint with the California Department of Consumer Affairs.