Policy Statement and Student Self-Evaluation

The policy of the Online College is to offer students educational opportunities which may otherwise not be possible in on-campus programs. Online courses are not an easy way to get college credit without working. Online courses are designed to be comparable to on-campus courses in terms of subject-matter covered, course objectives, and competency testing. Although regular, on-campus attendance is not required, the student can expect to spend as much, if not more, time on course work as he/she would in an on-campus course. Success in an online course requires a high degree of self-discipline and communication skills. Online College teachers carefully monitor all students’ progress. Students who are not keeping up with assignments may be withdrawn from the course.

Other than new or transient students, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the time of registration in order to register for Internet classes.  Approval of the academic division Associate Vice-president is required for exception to this procedure.

Two facts stand out among online students:

(1) The withdrawal rate is typically higher than that of on-campus courses.

(2) The grades of students who complete the course are typically very good.

Ask yourself the following question: "Am I a self-motivated, serious student who is willing to keep up with my assignments without letting up, and who is willing to communicate frequently with my teacher and ask for help whenever I need it?" If your answer is "Yes," Online College courses are for you, and the chances are very good that you will succeed.