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.


Login to Online Classes 

Current student login to Blackboard

Prospective student guest log-in to Blackboard

State Residency Requirements for Online Classes

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.

Online Course Complaint Resolution

Students should first attempt to resolve complaints through Old Westbury’s internal campus processes and procedures shown in the College Catalog. If the complaint is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student can contact the appropriate authorities in their state of residence.  Contact information for every state is available at State Higher Education Executive Officers.