Are Online Courses Right For Me?

To be successful in the online environment, students must possess foundational computer skills, have daily access to a computer with a reliable internet connection, practice good time management skills, and be self-disciplined.

Student Testimonials

What skills are necessary to succeed in an online course?

Real student responses: 

“Definitely discipline. You need the discipline to make sure you read your assignment and do your homework on time. Also, time management. Especially if you have other commitments such as family or another class..."

“Without this kind of self-motivation a student will have a difficult time succeeding in an online class.” 

"I think you also need some basic computer skills to do well in the class. If someone is not that immersed in computer usage they'll be less likely to be actively involved in the class and its assignments. I think it will become a sort of discouragement and cause frustration.” 

“Perhaps this seems like an obvious answer, but convenient internet access is definitely important in being successful in this class. I found that a fast connection is particularly helpful when procrastinators such myself frantically try to submit assignments before the given deadline...Also, you need the ability to write. With the majority of your grade based upon essays [in this class], it is necessary to be able to convey your thoughts and understanding through words.” 

Patience is needed to allow the brain to soak up all the info and then bring it back in our own words...”