After you locate the course, degree, or program you would like to take, click on any of the upcoming course sections. From there, you will be directed to the registration information for that community college or state university.
The community colleges and state universities in the consortium have their own pricing structure for the courses they offer. The current cost information is usually listed along with the registration information on the college’s website. For specific information, visit the website of the college or university you are interested in attending.
The majority of online instructors are full-time faculty at member institutions. Instructors are required to complete extensive training to ensure your online learning experience is successful and meaningful.
The transferability of online courses is the same as on-campus courses. Programs at specific colleges may have different course requirements. To check how a course transfers to a specific program at one of the Massachusetts state universities or community colleges, visit the Course Equivalency Database.
If you are interested in the MassTransfer “A2B Degree” program which seeks to reward students who complete associate degrees at Massachusetts community colleges before they enroll in linked bachelor’s programs at Massachusetts state universities or University of Massachusetts campuses, visit the MassTransfer website.
Basic computer skills are required for online or hybrid classes. These skills include sending and receiving email, word processing, cutting and pasting within documents, toggling between applications, and using email attachments. In specialized courses, other skills or software may be required. Requirements will be listed under ‘Special Considerations’ in the course description or in the course information page if provided.
Once enrolled, instructors are available to students via email. In some courses, instructors hold live chat sessions or virtual office hours using web conferencing tools. Instructors may provide the phone number where they can be reached and a schedule for electronic office hours.
Students can use familiar outlets such as Amazon.com or bn.com to purchase textbooks online. MCO member campus bookstores can also process online book orders. Students are advised to consult their local campus bookstore first, as online providers can be out-of-stock or in a backordered situation which may cause delays. Please keep in mind that the cost of any required textbooks or other required resources is not included in the cost of the course. Open Education Resources may be used in some courses. Check the course information page, if provided
The community colleges and state universities in the consortium have their own pricing structure for the courses they offer. The current cost information is usually listed along with the registration information on the college’s website. For specific information, visit the website of the community college or state university you are interested in attending.