Learning Online

SUNY Old Westbury is pleased to offer a growing number of courses online.

The convenience of anytime, anywhere learning with the quality of 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 schedule prescribed by the lead faculty. 
  • Hybrid: Combines online coursework with scheduled on-campus classes.

System Requirements for Online Classes

In order to take an online course at Old Westbury, students must have access to an Internet capable computer and browser compatible with the College's Blackboard Learning Management System, an Internet connection, and an email address.  All students automatically get an Old Westbury email address upon enrollment that can be used, and prospective online students can check for the compatibility of their system, download a compatible browser if needed, and get information about browser settings by going to http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/KYIF.

Blackboard logo with large and small letter B

Login to Online Classes 

The College uses Blackboard for online course management and instruction.  


State Residency Requirements for Online Classes

Old Westbury is a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, therefore students residing in all US states and territories, except California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, can 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.  The SUNY Old Westbury College Catalog describes the appropriate complaint procedures.  If the complaint is not thereby resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student should contact the appropriate authorities in their state of residence.  Contact information for every state is available from the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO).