Westcott CoursesPublisher of Omega MathTM Courses
How It Works
Westcott Courses specializes in individual online college credit & non-credit courses for students who need a specific course(s) to transfer back to their home college. We work closely with UMass Global, which is regionally accredited, to create online curriculum that meets or exceeds college requirements for remedial and transferable courses. We provide the content, the teachers, and the platform. UMass Global reviews the course content to make sure it meets regional accreditation standards, and then provides the credits for the course.
Each course is designed by a teacher from a California Community college or State University who holds at least a master's degree in their field of study (or related). Most of our teachers are teachers who teach the exact same course on either a California State University or California Community college campus.
How the credit option works
Westcott Courses/Omega Math is the teacher of the course, and our exclusive partner university is UMass Global. UMass Global is regionally accredited by WASC, and awards the semester credits and transcript for the individual classes.
Students enroll through this site, and complete their online coursework with us. We send their registration into UMass Global and post a grade when the coursework is completed. Students are then given the information on how to order their transcript from Umass Globals's records office.
Since Westcott Courses is the teacher, we do not appear on the transcript. The official transcript from UMass Global will show our course the same way it would show a traditional class taken on their campus. See Transferring the Credit for more information.
Taking a course through this program does not require being enrolled in the university as a regular student; anyone can receive the credits for these classes. Any student has the opportunity to earn university credits through UMass Global, part of the Chapman University System!
To meet regional accrediting rules, courses that meet the math or general education requirement for a two or four year degree must have a proctored final. The registration at your college will require the proctored final for transfer.
How the non-credit option works
Westcott Courses/Omega Math is the teacher of the course, and a certificate of completion is issued. A course under the noncredit option cannot be used towards college graduation; however, it may be able to be used as a prerequisite at some colleges, such as College of the Desert, and/or graduate programs. View the Associated Colleges page to see if your school is listed. If your school is not on our list, they will most likely want the official transcript and semester credits from our credit option.
How do the Omega MathTM courses work?
We have eleven trademarked Omega MathTM mathematics courses, whose format is very popular among students.
These eleven courses have been written and digitally mastered by our Omega Math software engineering team.
These courses provide all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes and tests online for your convenience.
Thus, any class that is an Omega MathTM course does not require an outside textbook, and includes everything you'll need for the course. (Note: If your course requires a proctored final, and your college testing center charges a fee, this fee is the responsibility of the student.)
Each lesson of our Omega MathTM courses contains many examples and interactive problems, that start out with the easiest level, and then move slowly to more advanced problems.
Each test & quiz can be taken twice, and only the higher score is counted toward the grade.
Our Omega MathTM courses have rolling enrollment, which means you can enroll any day of the year, and get started that same day. Enrollment is easy; just fill out a one page form! Once you enroll, you have five months of access with a 30 day extension at the end if needed. However, you can finish as soon as you are able, with a minimum coursework time of at least four weeks. Most students finish the courses in four to twelve weeks, but you can use the entire six months if desired.
What about the non-Omega MathTM courses?
Two of our English classes have hard start and stop dates and run for eight weeks and twelve weeks. These two classes start on the first of each month, and have a two week late enrollment period. Thus, the longest you have to wait to get into these two classes is two weeks.
Some of our non-Omega MathTM courses, such as the english and science courses, require the purchase of a textbook or require a lab fee. See the course page of the course you're interested in for more details.
Why not go directly through the college for credit courses?
Westcott Courses is a content provider, and has developed these courses for non-campus students for our partner university. Therefore, these courses are only available through our site, and are not available directly through the university. We work very hard to keep costs down for each of our courses. We believe any student, regardless of financial status, should have the opportunity to receive an affordable, quality education.
How do I sign up?
Select your course and credit type:
Browse our list of courses, and click on the desired course and credit type.
Change the credit type:
If you would like to change the credit type on the course page, you can click View the Credit Option or View the Noncredit Option on the top right.
If you are using the course to transfer to your college to use towards graduation, you must choose the semester credit option. Courses used for a prerequisite for another course should be semester credits; however, some colleges let their students take our courses under the noncredit option. These are colleges who made the decision to use our noncredit option. If your college is not on this list, then you will want to enroll under the credit option, and receive an official transcript through UMass Global.
Once you have decided which credit type works best for you, click the "Enroll Now" button which will take you to the registration page for that course. At the top of the registration page, is the full cost of the course. It will also post the payment plan option, which breaks the payment into two payments. The first payment is charged on the day you register, and the second payment is charged 30 days later. Your account is activated right away regardless of your payment choice.