Online Learning

Online Learning

Now you can meet your degree requirements in three ways
Classroom - face-to-face traditional classroom courses
Computer - 100% online
Combined - are hybrid courses that combine online and face-to-face instruction

Online courses give you the opportunity to gain knowledge using current technology with flexible scheduling and learning environment. To see if you are ready for online learning, go through this short Online Readiness Checklist. If you are considering enrolling in an online degree or certificate, we highly recommend you go through the Open SUNY readiness guide.

You are required to have access to a broadband connection and a desktop or laptop computer/MAC, using a tablet or other mobile device may not have the functionality required for the course. Visit the Open SUNY help desk to check your browser compatibility or contact us at

In online courses you can attend class from anywhere as long as you have access to a desktop or laptop computer/MAC with a broadband connection. In hybrid/combined (a combination of online and face-to-face instruction) courses you still get to have on campus class time, but the face-to-face time is reduced. The reduction of class time will be replaced with online activities.

You can access your course 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Although you can work at your own pace and choose when to "attend" class, each online course has a definite time-line and weekly deadlines. In addition, some online courses may require a proctored exam.

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