A growing number of college courses and programs are
offered online. But online learning takes different abilities and skills than
classroom learning. Is it right for you? Find out.
Learning online requires different skills, abilities and equipment.
Here are some guidelines:
Most online courses require college-level reading and writing ability. As writing is the main method of communication, you need to consider whether your skills are adequate to do well in college-level classes.
Some courses will have specific prerequisites. Others may provide guidelines for appropriate levels of ability in English within the course itself. Each college also has standards related to entry and placement tests.
If you are unsure about your academic abilities, please contact your college’s assessment office, an advisor, your college’s Distance Learning staff, or the instructor for the course you are considering.
Take this quiz to find out if you are ready to take online classes.