Is Distance Learning Right for You?
Before you enroll
Online courses and degrees are great for motivated, self-disciplined students whose schedules do not permit them to attend regularly scheduled on-campus course meetings, or for those who like the convenience of a blend of on-campus and online learning.
The links below provide more information about the various types of courses and will help you prepare for learning online.
Click Here Now: Am I a good candidate for online learning?
Online courses are a great way for students to complete degree requirements while juggling work and/or family responsibilities. These highly interactive courses engage students with course content through structured online learning activities. Although many of the College's online courses require no campus meetings at all, some do require on-campus meetings for an orientation, proctored tests, presentations, or group work. Required on-campus meeting dates are listed in the course schedule.
Hybrid courses are a good choice for students who enjoy both online and on campus learning. Blended classes replace some of the time that would normally be spent in a classroom with online learning activities. Attendance at a reduced number of on-campus meetings is normally required.
Web Component Courses
Web component courses are traditional, on-campus courses that use an online component to augment or enhance the classroom learning experience. These courses require regular on-campus meetings.
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Before you proceed with counseling and enrollment into Online courses, please take a few minutes to assess yourself to evaluate if you have the skills and personality traits necessary to help you succeed in Distance Education. Please follow the link 'Student Success Tips' on the left navigation bar and take the series of self-assessment quizzes. While these instruments are not an exact measurement for success in distance education, they will assist you with identifying certain personal traits and life circumstances which will greatly enhance your chance for success.
After taking the self-assessment quizzes and reviewing the 'Strategies and Tips for Online Students, you may have determined this is an area where you KNOW you can be successful and want to proceed in getting started. If so, please continue with the five steps outlined below.
Not yet a Palm Beach State student? Here is some prospective students information to help you. You'll need to complete the following
Admissions: Apply, Pay Application Fee, Send Transcripts, Submit test scores, etc.
- Apply for Financial Aid if needed
- Make an appointment with a distance learning academic advisor (these advisors can work with students online or in person):
What is Distance Learning? You can find more information about Distance Learning and how it can fit into your lifestyle by visiting DistanceLearningPlan