Online Colleges and Universities For Misophonia

colleges and universities for misophonia

Going to school, especially university, is hard with a disability. Misophonia further complicates matters. That’s why I decided to switch from my brick and mortar school to an entirely online degree program. We will be updating this list regularly, and you can submit your own e-university/college in the comments, and we’ll add it to this list. I just want people to know that it is not a failure to go to an online school. In today’s day and age, the resources have become exponentially better, and you’ll often end up paying less, and having more time to get your studies completed.

Here are our online Colleges and Universities for misophonia:

In The United States

Colorado State University

From their website, “At CSU-Global, your online college tuition rate is what you pay. There are no additional student fees at any point in your academic journey. No out-of-state fees, no athletic fees, no per-credit fees, no additional fees period.”

Penn State World Campus

From their site, “Penn State World Campus is ranked in the Top 10 for its online undergraduate and graduate programs among the hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report.”

Maryville University

Maryville offers 15 bachelor’s degrees that fit seamlessly into your busy schedule. They all feature a flexible format, helpful transfer tips, and personalized support to help you succeed every step of the way.


In Canada

Athabasca University

Athabasca University (also where I go to school), is pretty much the only option for Canadian students that want to obtain an entire BA over the internet. I switched here from brick and mortar and it’s been a positive experience. A bonus is that the cost of your books & course materials is included in the price – no hidden fees. You can even take your exams online via Proctor U.


In The UK

The Open University UK

he Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality online degrees and distance learning or sometimes referred to as e learning; serving students across the globe with highly respected degree qualifications, and the triple accredited MBA.


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Ellen Carpenter May 28, 2018 - 9:11 am

My 21-year-old son lives with misophonia and has been taking online classes at Arizona State University for several semesters now (he is majoring in history). They are very well organized and he has enjoyed many of his classes. He did have to speak on the phone with someone when he first enrolled, but after that he has been able to do everything online and asynchronous. Most classes are seven weeks in length, but some are the traditional 15 weeks. Hearing people cough and clear their throats are his big triggers, so I preview any recorded video lectures and note points where we mute it when we view together later. Sometimes he doesn’t even need to watch the video lectures because he is good about doing his assigned reading. He will even be able to fulfill his foreign language requirement online through a community college in AZ that ASU has made an arrangement with for their online students.

Shaylynn H. May 29, 2018 - 11:32 am

That is super amazing of you for doing that for your son, Ellen! Would you be interested in writing an article on the ways you help/support your son? If so, please do email me! I’d love to speak with you. I think you could inspire other parents – truly amazing. Email is

Best wishes!

(also, luckily for me none of my classes have had video lectures).

Ellen Carpenter June 2, 2018 - 9:05 am

Would be happy to, Shalynn. I will send you an email shortly.

Chris Scolaro June 1, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Our family is exploring the online route for obtaining a high school diploma this summer for our 18 year old daughter. She had an impossible challenge being in the school building over the four years of high school and will not graduate with her peers. The school is preparing options for our daughter so she has the best chance of getting her diploma by end of summer.
As parents, we are excited by the opportunity that online college provides. Thank you Shaylynn for the valuable information and encouragement.
(PS: Ellen, thanks for the heads up on video lectures. I do the same thing with my daughters favorite show, tracking offensive content so when she watches she can fast forward where I have logged issues for her. The real difficulty for me is not spoiling the outcome since I’ve already watched the program!)

Ellen Carpenter June 2, 2018 - 9:13 am

That is good to hear that your daughter’s school is working with her and hopefully assisting with finding online options for completing her high school education. Our son completed his sophomore year and second half of his senior year with a combination of an at home teacher that the public school provided and some online AP classes. Fortunately she was an empathetic person and for the most part was able to avoid his trigger sounds. As far as entertainment he watches primarily anime and animated films, as these seems to be less stressful and thus more enjoyable. He also writes fan fiction about some of his favorite shows. I know that when I hear he is watching Monty Python by himself that he is in a good space!

Ellen Carpenter June 2, 2018 - 9:05 am

Would be happy to, Shalynn. I will send you an email shortly.

Shaylynn H. June 9, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Looking forward to it!

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